Photo hunt game of Chinese Shanzhai products

| July 31st, 2011

From Baidu:

“山寨 Shanzhai”culture is still popular in China. "Shanzhai" literally means "mountain village" or “mountain stronghold” and implies lack of official control. Shanzhai culture began when name-brand knockoffs flooding the market. However as it gains popularity its meaning expands. Shanzhai is not limited to imitation and pirated products but also parody to many mainstream culture and famous people and things look alike, like the model of the Beijing national stadium made out of sticks, Shanzhai spring gala show and so […]Read more…

Wendi Deng Murdoch wins her “tigress” title

| July 27th, 2011

Tiger, in China has always been used to signify people and thing with energy and authority, carrying a commendatory tone. Wendi Deng Murdoch married to the chairman and chief executive officer of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch now is characterized as tigress by netizens because of her quick and powerful reflexes to smack down an attacker during the “phone hacking scandal” press conference.

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Exposure of Imitation foreign brands scandals

| July 25th, 2011

From iFeng:

"山寨Shanzhai’ (knockoff) was once a buzz word referring to imitation and pirated brands and goods in China. Shanzhai products always have the obvious "signature": its crappy-looking appearance and dirt-cheap price. Thus a consumer buys the knockoff products and is prepared for its bad quality. For that reason, one doesn’t feel much cheated after buying the Shanzhai products. Now there’s another kind of Shanzhai– imitation foreign brands products. This time, the "signature’ is gone, for those imitation foreign brands products […]Read more…

Pregnant woman ends her pregnancy for an adopted child

| July 20th, 2011

From QQ:

Gao Xue is a 31-year-old woman living in a small village in Chong Qing. Now she becomes the center of a heated discussion online. when she decided to give up her own baby and husband for an unrelated baby she found on the street. She had an abortion when she is 5 months pregnant in order to concentrate on bringing up the adopted baby.

On a cold windy night on 2007 November, Gao Xue and her husband was on […]Read more…

Meeting between Obama and Dalai Lama angers Chinese netizens

| July 17th, 2011

From Sina:

On July 16th in spite of objection from Chinese government, Barack Obama met with Dalai Lama at the White House for 45 minutes, praising him for embracing non-violence while reiterating that the United States did not support Tibet independence. Chinese government accused Obama of "interfering with China’s internal affairs. In a statement released on Sunday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said, "This action is a gross interference in China’s internal affairs, which hurts the feelings of the Chinese people […]Read more…

Rich girl flaunting wealth on microblog triggers crisis of confidence in China Red Cross

| June 28th, 2011

From Southern Weekend:

Recently a registered microblogger under the name of Guo Meimei has brought the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) under the public’s scrutiny. The 20 year-old girl flaunted about her luxury cars and bags on her micro blog page, but what brought her and the RCSC under the attention is that Guo’s microblog occupation is "General Manager of RCSC Commercial Club".

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First successful sexual harassment lawsuit in Guangzhou

| June 22nd, 2011

From Netease:

[The 3 photos taken at the year-end party by Miss A’s colleagues which were later used as critical evidence in her lawsuit against the Japanese molester. ]

Miss A worked in a Japanese company. From September 2008, her Japanese supervisor started to sexually harass her by touching her body, like her neck and her waist. After she rejected him, he complained to A that he thinks she is too cool. "I feel extremely stressed at the time and was afraid […]Read more…

New generation’s unconventional graduation photos

| June 12th, 2011

From Sina:

Mid June to July is the graduation season in China. It’s a tradition that classmates gather together and take a group photo as the graduation photo. It’s kind of important to most graduates, without a group graduation photo their university lives seem incomplete. In the group graduation photo, graduates put on cap and gown or suite up, line up orderly and the photo shooting is done fast and nicely. However, that’s the conventional way to take graduation photos, this […]Read more…

National treasure giant panda, animal? gift? goods?

| June 7th, 2011

From Netease:

Illustration of the number of pandas offered as gift from the China government from 1941 to 1982.

Introduction:

Beijing artist Zhao Bandi initiates a boycott against the recent huge box office hit The Kung Fu Panda 2, accusing the movie is a "cultural aggression" from America and it damages the image of the nation’s treasure giant panda. But what Zhao and his followers are unaware of is, the damage to the lovable pandas is actually from China.

Panda diplomacy began in […]Read more…

Zongzi Nyataimori in Chinese restaurant

| June 2nd, 2011

From Sina:

Model of the Zongzi Nyataimori show

Nyataimori, body sushi is a service of eating sushi off a still and naked woman’s body found in Japanese restaurant. The rough translation of the word nyataimori is "Adorned body of a woman."

The coming June 3rd is Dragon Boat Festival in China when people celebrated it with watching dragon boat race and eating Zongzi (made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves). Recently a restaurant in […]Read more…

TV dating programs in China

| June 1st, 2011

If You Are the One (Fei Cheng Wu Rao: literally “If not sincere then don’t bother”) is the most successful TV dating show among many other asian dating programs aired in China now. So far as I know, currently there are more than ten TV shows of the kind aired at the same time. Slightly different, most of the shows follow the basic procedures : 24 or so single women line up on stage and are presented to a male […]Read more…

Forbidden City Palace Museum first loses art pieces then loses face

| May 16th, 2011

From Netease:

The Palace Museum, located inside the world-famous Forbidden City encountered a shocking theft on May 8, 2011. 7 pieces of art from Hong Kong Liang Yi Collection were stolen, most of these pieces are Western-style make-up cases encrusted with jewels and valued at tens of millions yuan.

The theft shocked the whole nation since the Palace Museum is under such strict surveillance. The museum held press conference and offered apology. Feng Nai’en, Spokesman and Curatorial Assistant with the Palace Museum […]Read more…

Two female urban management officers fight on street, netizens make fun

| May 13th, 2011

From Netease:

"城管Chengguan" (Urban management officer) is officer who is in charge of enforcement of urban management of the city. This can cover a wide range of affairs, such as environment, city appearance bylaws, pollution control and so on. Yet for some reasons, chengguans perceived as gang members with badges are mostly associated with city appearance bylaws alone and the public seems to have a rather negative opinion towards them: confiscating poor street vendors’ goods, violent treatment to the street vendors, […]Read more…

Leftover women in Hong Kong to look for Mr. Right in mainland China

| May 10th, 2011

From Guangzhou Daily via timedg.com:

“剩女” Shengnv (Leftover Women is now a buzzword in China to refer single or unmarried women over the age of 25. There are many different hierarchies of the left-over women. Single women between 25-30 are called “剩斗士” sheng dou shi (Left-over fighters), as women in this age range still have the energy and hope to find true love. Between 30-35, they are called “必剩客” bi sheng ke(pronounced the same as Pizzahut in Chinese, means literally “must […]Read more…