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Man jumps into tiger cage at Chengdu Zoo to feed tigers rice

| February 17th, 2014

A man in Chengdu learned the hard way why you aren’t supposed to feed the tigers at the zoo.

The 26-year-old man named Yang Jinhai jumped into the tiger cage at the Chengdu Zoo with a backpack full of rice. The tigers weren’t interested in the rice, but a tiger did bite the man. He was rescued by over 50 zoo employees before he suffered any serious injuries.

Chengdu Business Daily has the story:

Yesterday, at the Chengdu Zoo, a man entered […]Read more…

Live Report Beijing’s “Reddest” Restaurant

| January 31st, 2009

From NetEast

Beijing’s has countless uniquely themed restaurants even to the oldest Beijing residence. Today, the one I am talking about is at east Wuhuan (五环). The name I need not say, the owner very genuine, and has a typical Beijing men’s temperament.

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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…

The Difference Between a Girl and a Guy Getting up in the Morning

| April 8th, 2009

Found this funny comic on KDS, hope you will enjoy it.

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Obsessed with donation, 84-year-old man turned down when donating life savings

| May 12th, 2011

From Yangzi Evening News via Sina | Translated by Jenny Jiang | edited by Key

(Illustration by Brian Chang)

A familiar figure appeared in the office of Chief Charity Association in Yancheng City yesterday afternoon. He was the 84-year-old man who was “obsessed” with donating his money to the public. This time, with his tottering hands, he handed in five certificates of deposit and a receipt which amount to 97,500RMB to the staff at the office. He decided to donate again. After […]Read more…

Alibaba makes $9.3m transaction revenue on 11.11 shopping festival

| November 11th, 2014

November 11 has become the most celebrated unofficial festival in China since 2009 when Alibaba, the owner of China’s biggest online shopping platform Taobao, coined the festival and offered half price on its B2C portal Tmall. Because there are 4 number "1" in the date, it is also called Single’s Day. The marketing tactic has been so successful that it feels like women and men of the whole country have entered a frantic combat mode in order to flash […]Read more…

Armless man writes calligraphy to brothers and sisters of Foxconn

| May 22nd, 2010

From MOP:

May 19, 2010 at noon, an amazing scene on the pedestrian bridge walkway in front of the south entrance to Foxconn Corporation, Shenzhen captured people’s eyes. From Shandong province, an optimistic man with no arms used his feet and wrote down some inspirational words in Chinese calligraphy for the Foxconn employees, to advice them not to do any more foolish things – jumping off buildings and committing suicide.

On May 12, I wrote about Foxconn employees’ “8 consecutive suicides” since […]Read more…

Street children, there is no place worse than home

| January 2nd, 2012

(From Sohu.com) For most people, there is no place like home. However, in street children rescue and protection centers, there are a considerably large number of children who choose to leave home and try everything they can to stay out. Preventing children from running away becomes an unwritten duty for staffs in the children’s aid centers. Why don’t they want to go home? Poverty, disease, incomplete family, migrant working parents, illegitimate birth or outside-of-state-plan birth, domestic violence etc. push these […]Read more…

Male factory workers who make bras

| March 10th, 2011

A set of photos of male factory workers in Dongguan making bras was made popular on MOP.

Bra and man, putting these two words together, I believe many people would laugh, as if no more words needed to explain. However in the underwear factories that are widespread across Dongguan, these two words are absolutely combined into one. He creates it, and it feed him.

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Teenage boys rob hotel to buy girlfriends iPhone

| February 11th, 2012

What a sensation has Apple created to China? There is a “3rd apple” theory on the Internet explaining the craziness  in a funny way – “The 1st apple had tempted Eve into Serpent’s conspiracy and opened up human’s eyes to good and bad; the 2nd apple had inspired Isaac Newton to discover the law of universal gravitation; and the 3rd apple, brought Chinese worship of face, pretentiousness, and machiavellianism to full play.”

Exaggerating maybe, but we do hear news every now […]Read more…

Guangxi Prov plants 70 power poles in a 300 meter sidewalk

| November 1st, 2014

Just another reminder of how capable the city planners are in China, Beihai City of Guangxi Province shows to the world that it can plant 70 power poles in a 300-meter long sidewalk. Residents in the area complained that the overloaded power poles not only occupy the their walking space, also the criss-crossing wires overhead are invitations for safety hazards.

Oct 31, reporter visited the community management office to find out why that area is in so much need for power. An […]Read more…

Get engaged in a bed of cash in China

| January 23rd, 2010

I saw these pictures on the Ifeng BBS. In Shaoxin Qiaohe, a couple got engaged and the future groom took out 988,888 RMB (150,000 USD) engagement money for the bride’s family, a 200,000 RMB (30,000 USD) engagement ring and a 100,000 RMB (15,000 USD) golden necklace.

This is really nothing rare or new in China, and there are certainly way more extravagant engagements or weddings in China, but it is still pretty impressive among the common folks in China […]Read more…

Liu Xiang falls out of race, reactions on Weibo

| August 9th, 2012

Liu Xiang, eight years ago won the 110 meter hurdles at the 2004 Athens Olympics with the world record time of 12”87’, giving China its first Olympic gold medal in men’s track and field ever. He instantly became the hero of the entire Nation.  However, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics  Liu withdrew from his preliminary heat due to Achilles tendon injuries which hugely disappointed billion Chinese fans and Liu got hammered by the public back then.  Now, the 2012 London […]Read more…

Thousands married on 2013.1.4, a date homophonic as “love you for a lifetime” in Chinese

| January 11th, 2013

From QQ:

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.

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International relations “expert” forgets his lines on CCTV

| April 28th, 2010

CCTV channel 2:

Host: “The Conflict between the Thailand red shirt protestors and the government army continues. Can this crisis end with peace? Will there be more painful bloody confrontations? Now we are linked to China International Relations Research Center, South East Asia department Dr. Chu Hao. Hi Chu Hao, From the program yesterday we can see that Thai prime minister Abhist Vejjajiva rejected Red Shirt’s peace overtures.  We also heard the news that Thailand Army may take actions within the […]Read more…