Foreign naked women walking in streets of Kunming

| August 6th, 2012
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From IFeng:

There is a naked woman walking in the street of Kunming? Yesterday 5pm, Netizen @Air_Lele posted a photo on Weibo. In this photo, a foreign woman waswalking naked, only wearing a pair of sneakers, the background was Kunming Culture Lane.  It immediately attracted attentions on the Internet, netizens started guessing the motive of “streaking”.

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Giveaway: 10 Free Premium VPN accounts of 3 months subscription from Kepard

| August 5th, 2012
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Today, we bring an amazing free offer for our readers, ChinaHush and Kepard wanted to share 10 Premium Kepard VPN accounts of 3 months subscription  with you. How about some free stuff to start the week on a high note?

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Bathhouse busted for providing sexual service to 13-year-old boy

| August 4th, 2012
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From Netease:

On July 31, Peng Peng had his father Mr. Meng together with Ms. Hu had just finished a police report, walking outside from Xianyang Municipal Public Security Bureau. Peng Peng kept his head down, speaking of what had happened in the morning, both Mr. Meng and Ms Hu were till in disbelief.

Mr. Meng said he had received free bath vouchers to a local bathhouse (Yalong Bay Bathhouse) from a friend as gift. On July 30th, it was a hot [...]Read more…

Olympic badminton players disqualified for deliberate poor play

| August 2nd, 2012
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The following is a guest post by Lisa Xu via The Hopewell Journal

Eight badminton players have been disqualified from the women’s doubles competition at the London Olympic Games for deliberately playing poorly in Tuesday’s matches.

Two pairs from South Korea, and one each from Indonesia and China, including World Champions and top seeds Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli from China, were accused of “not using best efforts” in an attempt to manipulate the draw for the knockout stage.

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Mysterious Chinese Olympic athlete selections baffle athletes and outsiders alike

| August 1st, 2012
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The following is a gust post by Lisa Xu via The Hopewell Journal.

[Wang Mingjuan]

Chinese weightlifting champion Wang Mingjuan of China won her first Olympic gold in the 48kg class on Saturday.

The 26-year-old from Hunan, China dominated her sport for a decade, but she was mysteriously omitted from China’s 2004 and 2008 Olympic teams.

This year, she was picked ahead of the reigning world champion Tian Yuan, a 19 year old from China’s Hubei Province. Ma Guangwen, director of the Weightlifting, Wrestling, [...]Read more…

Zulfiya Chinshanlo, Kazakhstan weight lifting champion is really Chinese athlete from Hunan

| July 31st, 2012
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From Netease:

July 29th, Zulfiya, the Kazakhstan woman weight-lifting athlete, broke the world record and became the champion, earning the second gold medal for Kazakhstan. However, no one knew that this Kazakhstan weightlifter was a former Chinese athlete — former Hunan player, Zhao Changning (赵常宁). Zulfiya, originally named Zhao Changning, was born in 1993 in the deep mountains two-hour away from Yongzhou, Hunan Province. At age of 11, because of poverty, Zhao Changning was sent by her parents to Lengshuitan in [...]Read more…

Tie for silver, but China’s national flag placed at bottom led to controversy

| July 30th, 2012
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From Netease:

In the London Olympics men’s 200 meters freestyle final, China’s Sun Yang tied South Korea’s Park Tae-hwan for silver at 1:44:93.  France’s Yannick Agnel took gold with 1:43:14 and United States’ Ryan Lochte was fourth.  Lodon Olympics Games are very exciting, but the amusing incidents of the Organizing Committee are endless.  In the award ceremony of the men’s 200 meters freestyle, Organizing Committee again made a serious mistake.  China’s Sun Yang and South Korea’s Park Tae-hwan [...]Read more…

BBC host questions Ye Shiwen’s incredible swim, Netizens angry

| July 30th, 2012
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From Sina:

16 years old, incredibly swam the last 50 meters of the 400 IM final, faster than men’s champion Ryan Lochte, beat her personal best by 5 seconds, broke the women’s world record for the first time since the high-tech swimsuits ban, swept Asian Games, World Championships and Olympic Games and became the youngest grand slam swimming winner in China… During the interview after the game, Ye Shiwen expressed her excitement and joy, and credited all to her hard work [...]Read more…

Sun Yang: never taken Park Tae-hwan’s provocation seriously

| July 29th, 2012
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From Sina Weibo:

Sun Yang (Weibo) He Won! 20 years old, 1.97meters tall, 3 minutes 40 seconds 14! When Sun Yang roared in the swimming pool like a lion, who knew all the hardship, persistence, pressure or tears behind this glory… At the mixed interview zone after the race, Sun Yang covered his face to sob several times, crying like a kid with a pair of red eyes, “The Park Tae-hwan incidence in the morning inspired me. I have no reason [...]Read more…

Egypt’s Olympians given fake Nike gear because real thing was too expensive

| July 27th, 2012
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From Sina:

Almost all teams participating in the 2012 London Olympics all received sponsorship of sporting goods, or signed a formal sponsorship agreement with the company. However the Egyptian team did not. Egyptian Olympic Committee Chairman General Mahmoud Ahmed Ali admitted that the Egyptian athletes’ Nike clothing and backpacks are all fake. These Shanzhai products have Nike logos but with Adidas zippers.

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IKEA in China, “our home is your home”

| July 27th, 2012
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From Sina Weibo via @薇薇诺诺2661317325

Go to IKEA, I was socked by all kinds of sleeping postures on each bed and each sofa, deeply deeply shocked!  0 to 80 years old, are all so indulged in sleeping! Beds without someone sleeping on them were all a mess.  Daycare center does not require store receipt to pick up their child.  People are so clever! My husband said, we have to wait till after our generation all die first, then we can talk [...]Read more…

“Midnight Struck”, viral video rumors police mob connection in Wuhan

| July 26th, 2012
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Recently, a viral video named “Midnight Struck” (午夜来袭) is circulating on the Internet. (original video on Youku has been deleted) The video was captured by surveillance camera both inside and outside of a shop.  In the video, a group of shirtless men with tattoos gathered in front of a grocery store and constantly kicking the locked gate.  During that time, a police officer appeared in front of the store and communicated with the shirtless men and also with the person [...]Read more…

American high school boy becomes popular for singing Chinese song

| July 25th, 2012
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Today, one of the trending topic on Sina Weibo is #美国男生翻唱中文歌走红#  #American boy sings Chinese songs and becomes popular#.

Recently, a video of an American high school boy, Clay Garner, Chinese name Gaoshan (高山) singing the Chinese song “Jar of Love” (我的歌声里) originally written and sang by Artist Qu Wanting, gain popularity on the Chinese Internet.  Lyrics: “Appeared just like that, in my world, brings me surprise…” Netizens thought Gaoshan’s Chinese is unbelievable, and his handsome playing and singing are [...]Read more…

Female with mini-skirt gets half off park admission discount in Guilin

| July 24th, 2012
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From Netease and other source:

The promotion launched by a park in Guilin triggered lots of controversy. A theme park in Guilin launched the campaign, “Happy Summer Loves Mini-Skirts”, stipulating that from July to August, females who are over 18 years old, with skirts shorter than 38cm, could enjoy half price adminssion, which is 55 RMB. And on July 21st and 22nd, qualified females could enjoy 10RMB ticket before 12pm.

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