I admit it. I think I like China Smack. I know I drop by there every once in a while and though I often feel like taking a shower afterwards, I keep going back. Truth From Facts does a good job describing what China Smack is all about and, in doing so, explains its appeal:
ChinaSMACK is one of my favorite new China blogs. It translates some of the hot topics in China’s online forums and bulletin boards, complete with pictures, video, and numerous reader comments translated from the original Chinese posts. The author seems to favor the more lurid stories, such as a confrontation in Wuhan between a Wuhan bus driver and several passengers.
Half of me feels like I am learning more about real life in China by reading China Smack, but the other half just flat out finds it fascinating. Its most recent post is on a handicapped street artist and like so many of its posts, the comments are equally riveting. The commenters bemoan the lack of opportunity for the handicapped in China.
Check it out and let me know what you think.