The following is a guest post by Philip via MarketingToChina.com, edited by Key.
Today is February 14, Valentine’s Day in the west and also “Chu Wu”, the fifth day after Chinese New Year, which happens to be the day for Chinese to welcome the god of wealth.
The coincidence that the two popular holidays happen to fall on the same day dilutes the festivity of both. However, Valentine’s Day seems to be the losers.
A 27-year-old Shandong man is being called "Brother Public Transportation" after he returned home from Hangzhou to Shandong on public transportation, riding 35 bus routes over 660 kilometers. The story picked up interest as he chronicled his travels on Weibo. Beijing Morning Post wrote an article about him on August 5 that was picked up by China Daily Here it is:
In December, Modern Express (现代快报) published a list of the top internet words and phrases of the year 2012. Some of the most interesting are summarized below:
搬砖 (ban1 zhuan1) – “to move bricks”, describes the kind of jobs that working class and lower class people tend to do
This year, the phrase 吊丝 (diao4 si1) has come to be used as a self-deprecating term for the average poor young person in contrast to the “tall, rich, and handsome”高富帅 (gao1 fu4 shuai4). [...]Read more…
From: Southern metropolis daily
In the largest 500 cities in China, only less than 1% has met the recommended standard set up by World Health Organization (WHO). The most prominent air pollutant in China is PM10.
The economic cost of pollution in China every year is equal to 1.2% of GDP if calculated based on the related disease and is 3.8% of GDP if calculated based on willingness to pay.
The teachers from UK asking questions
January 17th, An English delegation of more than 50 teachers and deans from top 25 middle schools and primary school in UK came to Ningbo city in Zhejiang Province to attend math classes for learning and sharing.
They went to two schools: Ningbo Wanli International School and Ningbo Gaoxin Foreign Language School.
One UK headmasters said that Chinese kids’ are well known for their math abilities in the world. Teachers in UK always puzzled about why [...]Read more…
The Chang Sha Salvation Station on 23:50 Jan 7th
In December 2012, a vagrant froze to death under a bridge in Chang Sha Yuhua District. Another happened on Jan 3rd, 2013 in Chang Sha Kaifu District. Two vagrants passed away in a few days in the same city. But why didn’t they go to salvation station to seek warm and shelter?
The journalist secretly investigated the salvation station in Chang Sha, presenting the true life of vagrant.
“Any form of detention of [...]Read more…
Happy new year everyone! the following is a guest post by Philip via MarketingToChina.com, edited by Key.
These are the current top 10 internet phrases in China: 屌丝 Diaosi, 元芳你怎么看 Yuan Fang, what do you think, 杜甫很忙 Du Fu Hen Mang, 高富帅,白富美 Gao Fu Shuai, Bai Fu Mei, 矮矬穷 Ai Cuo Qiong, 你幸福吗 Ni Xing Fu Ma, 躺着也中枪 Tang Zhe Ye Zhong Qiang, 给跪了 Gei Guil Le, 碉堡了 Diao Bao Le, 查水表 Cha Shui Biao.
1. 屌丝 Diaosi
A typical Diao Si
“Diao Si” [...]Read more…
In recent years casino tourism in Macau has exceeded that of every other area of the world, including famous Las Vegas, NV. In 2011, Macau pulled in five times the revenue of Vegas after collecting $33.5 Billion in revenue. Macau is now considered to be the new gambling Mecca of the globe, a title that Las Vegas held for decades. Unfortunately, Macau’s new status does come at a price as the seeds of corruption have begun to creep up in [...]Read more…
When I was seven years old, my first impression of America was that it was a “Country of Chocolate.” The reason for that was that I was given an American Chocolate by one of my aunt’s friends who had just returned to China from the U.S. While the adults were talking about the country with such a strong interest, for me, the chocolate represented everything in the world. When I started the fourth grade, I began to learn [...]Read more…
Recently, a conversation on Sina Weibo and an op-ed in Blog Weekly addressed the question, “Is ‘Chinese street crossing style’ [meaning jay walking] a character issue?” Author Yuan Xiaobin, whose op-ed was published in Blog Weekly, came to the conclusion that, No, pedestrians jay-walking isn’t a character issue, but by limiting the question to pedestrians, commentators are missing the full scope of the problem.
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.
Recently an entry on Weibo about an automatic perm extractor went viral, it says, “A hospital in Nanjing introduced an automatic sperm extractor. The screen on the machine plays artistic movies and with surround sound in the room. There is a massager at the bottom of the machine with adjustable speed and frequency. Now you can make that money standing up!”
iPhone 5 is finally here, but did it live up to all the hopes and dreams of the Apple fans? The Chinese netizens seem to be not that impressed with the new version, they thought there is not much change other than the screen became 4 inches long from the original 3.5 inches. The new iPhone design was mocked and made fun of by the Chinese netizens for lack of innovation. Many photoshopped Kuso made fun of Apple only “stretched” [...]Read more…