This week on Sinica, Jeremy Goldkorn and David Moser turn their attention to vice, in conversation with Robert Foyle Hunwick, a media consultant and editor for We talk about everything naughty that happens here, with special attention to the nightlife scene. Jumping around Southeast Asia, Robert gives a bit of dirt on the many vices of the night elsewhere in Asia.

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July 6, 2014

1. The Great K-Hole of China by Robert Foyle Hunwick

2. The Worst Party in Asia by Robert Foyle Hunwick

3. Guys and Sex Dolls – Scenes from the Guangzhou Sexpo by Robert Foyle Hunwick

4. Getting it up in China: from Horny Goat Weed to Viagra by David Moser for Danwei

5. Serial Killers in China by Robert Foyle Hunwick for Danwei

5. Utopia website shutdown: interview with Fan Jinggang by Robert Foyle Hunwick for Danwei

6. Wastelands of Beijing by Robert Foyle Hunwick for Danwei

7. Beijing Shopping Center Project Sits in Limbo by Liu Wen & translated by Zhang Xiaosi for The Economic Observer

8. Weekend Gallery: Humungous Marilyn Monroe Statue Taken to the Dump by Charles Liu for The Nanfang

9. Chris Beam - author page at New Republic

10. James Palmer - author page at Aeon

11. Ian Johnson - site



1. FT Summer reading list for 2014

…which includes the books:

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, by Evan Osnos

Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade, by Adam Minter

2. Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way, by Dambisa Moyo


1. Deep Trouble: On The Set Of China’s Most Expensive, Possibly Worst Film

(Part 1)

(Part 2)

2. The Incarnations, by Susan Barker


1. Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World, by Dambisa Moyo

2. Dambisa Moyo’s TED talk Is China the new idol for emerging economies?

3. TED talks with Mandarin subtitles

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July 7, 2014
MDMA is actually related to amphetamine, not LSD. This makes more sense if you expand its name, Methyldioxymethamphetamine. The other amphetamines just bind more to Dopamine, which produces a stimulant effect, while MDMA binds more to serotonin and produces a serotonin overload, producing the classic effects associated with the drug.
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