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:
The ushering in of China’s new President Xi Jinping later this year has caused a lot of discussion about what the future holds for China’s economic and political system. A string of recent issues have highlighted problems caused by corruption, rising inequity between cities and countryside, distrust of the government, and questions about how long 8-10% growth rates can continue. In 2011, in Wukan, Guangdong province, citizens revolted, kicking the local government out of town, over a disputed land deal. [...]Read more…
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…
Jan 4th, the couples waiting in the Beijing Haidian District marriage registration office
The first working day of 2013, the first summit of registration for marriage has come to Beijing. Journalist learned from Civil Affair Department in Beijing yesterday, that more than 7,000 couples have made appointments to register for marriage on Jan 4th, 2013. And the actual registration number will very likely to be over 10,000.
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…
Qu Shitao became known as the “Inspiring Basketball King” (“励志篮球帝”) after a video surfaced of him playing basketball despite having just one leg. The video first became hot on Sina Weibo and then was reported on by a number of television stations across the country, including CCTV.
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…
Does coverage of the murder of Korean-American immigrant Ki Suk Han, who was pushed onto the tracks of the New York subway on Monday, December 3 raise important racial issues?
One CNN guest and a number of commenters on Sina Weibo seem to think so.
On December 3, Naeem Davis, a black man, pushed Han onto the tracks after the two had become engaged in an argument. He was struck and killed less than a minute later. The incident became international news [...]Read more…
Chris Barrett is a young British photographer, Master of photojournalism at the University of Westminster, Bachelor of Fine Arts at Nottingham Trent University. In the past he has undertaken photo projects in North Korea, Georgia, Iran and many other Asian countries. He has been working off and on in China for six years spending 2 years researching and shooting his ongoing photographic around the issue of “China’s one-child policy”. [new] Futures is an exhibition of something of this work which [...]Read more…