Everyone is a student cadre in a Changsha elementary school class

| September 24th, 2012
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From Netease:

In a grade made up of 59 students, there are a total of 59 “class cadres”, better known as class administrators.  Every student enrolled at the Qing Yuan elementary school, located in the city of Changsha, holds a classroom post.

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Beijing’s air pollution level heightened by Spring Festival fireworks

| January 28th, 2012
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From Netease: [picture form QQ]

The Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau released post-Chinese New Year PM10 and PM2.5 air concentrations, measures of particles in the atmosphere. The data suggests a correlation between the recent decline in the air quality and the number of fireworks that were set off in celebration of the Spring Festival.

The two days surrounding the celebration witnessed a spike in the level of air pollution.

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Chinese scalpers hire migrant workers to wait in line for iPhone 4S

| January 15th, 2012
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From Netease:

Overview: On January 13th, Apple’s new iPhone 4S was finally made available for purchase in China。By 7PM, over one thousands eager customers were lined up outside Beijing’s two official Apple Inc. retail stores, in Sanlitun and Xidan. The crowd was made up of a large number of migrant workers from Hebei province and Beijing’s Daxing.

Because the Apple stores limited the sale of the iPhone 4S to two per person, scalpers hired individuals to wait in line and purchase the [...]Read more…