Janet Sun

Janet Sun

Janet is a contributor to Inkstone. She is a production assistant at the South China Morning Post.

‘Tank Man’ in Taiwan
An artist in Taiwan has created a giant inflatable depicting the iconic image of the “Tank Man,” an unidentified demonstrator who stood in front of tanks leaving Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989 amid a bloody military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing. The artwork was set up in front of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei ahead of the 30th anniversary of the crackdown. Watch the video above.
Chinese barber turns heads with shaving art
Wang Jianfeng is no ordinary barber – he sculpts faces of celebrities onto the backs of his customers’ heads. He serves around eight to 10 clients a month with haircuts that depict the likes of Chairman Mao and former England soccer star David Beckham. Inspired by the famous American hair artist Rob Ferrel, the barber in eastern China’s Zhejiang province started doing hair art in 2015. Watch the video, above, for more.
Mum fools foodie son
A Chinese mother has charmed social media users with a video showing her pretending to watch TV whenever her nine-month-old son tried to catch her snacking on an apple. Watch the award-worthy performance above.
China’s cliffside road tunnel
Villagers in a remote area of southern China’s Guizhou province have been connected with the outside world through a cliffside tunnel carved in 2003. The journey provides dizzying views and requires drivers to pay close attention to avoid rolling into the nearby abyss, despite a 2014 upgrade that widened and paved the roadway with cement.
Power napping 160 feet above ground
Electrical workers who manage to catch naps 160 feet above the ground on a transmission tower in central China have become an online sensation. Watch the video, above, for more.
Little Shaolin monks just hanging out
Shaolin monks as young as six or seven are practicing kung fu at the fabled Shaolin Temple in China’s central Hunan province. But this isn’t an easy getaway. If they want to realize their dreams of becoming kung fu masters, the training demands concentration – and flexibility. Check out our video, above, for more.
One hand in the east, one in the west
Ten-year-old He Yue, from northeast China’s Jilin province, is no normal multi-instrumentalist. She is able to play the piano and the guzheng, also known as the Chinese zither, at the same time. She dreamed up the musical multitasking idea herself, and spent a few months developing her unusual talent. Videos of her playing the two instruments simultaneously with have gone viral on Chinese social media platforms. Check out our video, above, for more.
China’s biggest wrap star
Dumplings are easy to make badly, and hard to make well. Wrapping a proper dumpling requires skill and dexterity to get the right amount of filling, folded with the right number of pleats into a delicate, perfect package. But a 20-year-old chef named Yang from the southern Chinese province of Guangdong is taking this skill and transforming it into a creative art. Videos of his unique dumpling creations have gone viral on the Chinese internet.
This is how to sneak through a security check
A girl bored of waiting in line snuck through baggage security at a train station in eastern China’s Shandong province. Her parents and the security officers didn’t notice when she crawled through the X-ray machine. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, the radiation emitted by X-ray machines is 1 millirad or less, while the average level we are exposed to in the natural environment is 360 millirads every year. So she should be OK. Watch the video, above, for more.
Sub-zero swimming challenge
Despite sub-zero cold, some 320 swimmers participated in the China-Russia winter swimming competition in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province.