A Bad Week for ... , April 21, 2013

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 21 April, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 21 April, 2013, 4:56am

Professor Zhou Qi

The architect says his design for the People's Daily building in Beijing is intended to appear from above as the Chinese character for "people". From ground level, however, the 150-metre skyscraper looks like something else entirely. Internet users poked fun at the phallic design until censors spoiled the fun by blocking searches for the building on Weibo - but not before pictures were widely shared.


Ta Kung Pao

The Beijing-loyalist newspaper thought it had its scoop of the year with the news that President Xi Jinping had taken a taxi through downtown Beijing with a single security aide. However, faces at the paper were as red as its politics when Xinhua said that no such journey took place.


Justin Bieber

The Canadian teen-pop irritant continued his descent into self-parody with a misjudged tribute to Anne Frank. Bieber was pilloried for writing in the guest book at the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam that he hoped Anne "would have been a Belieber" - a member of his army of youthful fans.