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Family Portraits of all 56 ethnic groups in China

| December 6th, 2009

[ChinaGate] This is a “Family Portrait” of China’s 56 ethnic groups. Chen Haiwen, a photographer, recently lead a team of 14 photographers to create a book entitled, “Harmonious China: A Sketch of China’s 56 Ethnicities.” The team spent one year travelling all over China to complete the project. They ended up taking over 5.7 million photographs.

Thanks Mike, Helena, and Diana!

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Diaoyu islands demonstrator severally injured Japanese car owner, caught by police

| October 5th, 2012

From Netease:

Cai, The suspect who severely injured a Japanese car owner at a anti-Japanese / Protecting Diaoyu island demonstration was caught in Henan Province on Oct 2. The case is currently under investigation. On September 15th, Xi’an residence Li Jianli drove his Japanese brand car and encountered the crowd of anti-Japan demonstration. His car was attacked and damaged by dozens of people and his head was struck 4 times by suspect with a U shaped steel lock, which cracked his […]Read more…

Villagers publicly humiliated in general assembly for obstructing government construction

| November 11th, 2010

Recently Hanbin District local government in Shaanxi Province held the public general assembly to demonstrate the criminal acts of 17 villagers for obstructing the government constructions.  Each criminal had a white cardboard hanging from their necks, with his/her name and crime written on it…  This news triggered some talks on the net.

Frist the news posted on most major media sites:

November 2, 2010, Hanbin District Government, Ankang City, Shaanxi Province held a public general assembly. 17 villagers who obstructed the important […]Read more…

70 percent of Shanghai street blood donors are migrant workers

| October 3rd, 2011

From Netease:

According to the “Labor Daily” report, yesterday marks the 13th year of China’s “Blood Donation Law”. From totally depending on organization blood donation quota to voluntary blood donation on the street, residents of Shanghai have come a long way in these 13 years.

However, the recent report on street blood donors released by the health department caused endless disputes: 70% of the street blood donors are migrant workers, local white-collars and intellectuals rarely participated in these events. “Shanghainese people use […]Read more…

Female superhero Chinese Redbud Woman appears in Beijing

| December 31st, 2011

From Netease:

This May, a female “superhero” appeared in Hong Kong, wearing low-cut black tights and blue mask, called herself “Zijing Woman” (紫荆侠) or “Chinese Redbud Woman”. She handed out food and cash to some Hong Kong residents. The mysterious masked female vigilante received great attention in Hong Kong.

However, on December 24, a “female superhero” also appeared in Beijing, wearing exactly the same outfit as the “Chinese Redbud Woman” of Hong Kong.

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13-year-old boy suffers prank, high pressure inflation gun thrusting into his anus

| July 13th, 2012

From Sina Weibo:

Du Chuanwang, a 13-year-old teenager in Xiajin County, Dezhou, Shandong Province, dropped out of school and worked as an apprentice in a car maintenance shop. Recently, two repair men played a prank on him by thrusting the high pressure inflation gun into his anus. The strong air pressure stove Du Chuanwang’s tender body in seconds. Medical diagnosis shows there are over 20 places of damage or holes in Du Chuangwang’s intestines, several internal organs are hurt badly, with […]Read more…

Google China Kai-fu Era

| September 6th, 2009

On September 4th 2009 Google China sent an internal email to all of its employees, announcing the founding president of Google China Kai-fu Lee (李开复)  has resigned. He will officially leave Google in mid-September to start his independent venture. Many Chinese writers and bloggers have responded to this news, reviewing the solid job Kaifu Lee has done with Google China in the past years and speculating the reason of Lee’s resignation. I am going to translate a blog post by […]Read more…

Mayday band receives Chinese hate after they support Taiwanese protests

| March 21st, 2014

Taiwanese musicians and celebrities are under fire on Weibo for lending their support to the protesters who have occupied Taiwan’s legislature in opposition to a trade deal with China.

Mayday’s band member Masa standing next to a large scale sign he posted urging people to support the protest.

The musician Zhang Xuan (张悬) and the director He Yizheng (柯一正) were both present at demonstrations against the deal, as reported by People Online.

Tsai Shen-yen (蔡昇晏), who plays bass for Mayday […]Read more…

One of the Founders of “the Tiananmen Mothers” Ding Zilin – Waiting 20 Years for an Answer

| June 5th, 2009

From BBC:

“64” incident victim’s family, one of the founders of “the Tiananmen Mothers” Ding Zilin (丁子霖) once again appealed to the Chinese government to admit its mistakes, as “64” vindication of the Patriotic Democratic Movements of students.

Ding Zilin’s son Jiang Lian (蒋捷) in June 3 1989 at Tiananmen Square in solidarity with the protesting students was shot dead by the People’s Liberation Army. He was only 17 years old.

BBC News reporter Shang Qing (尚清) interviewed Ding Ziling during 20th anniversary […]Read more…

Wuhan housing manager rolls out barbed wire against square dancers

| May 26th, 2014

image courtesy of wuhan times

Despite barbed wire, hazard cones and a make-shift 100-meter long fence, a group of square dancers continued to perform at the entrance of a housing complex Wuhan Times reported on Sunday.

Building residents had apparently been complaining for weeks, property owners said, saying the music distracted students who were trying to study and was a nuisance to families after a long day of work. The building manager asked the dancers to either perform without music […]Read more…

Life in a youth diving camp

| August 31st, 2014

In Anshan city of Anhui Province, a group of children aged from 6-10 years old are committed to diving practice for a whole 2 years. At the end of the training, they either get selected into the official diving regiment, or go home.

 

56-year-old Hu Qijun is a retired athletes and coach to the children. He has been coaching for the larger part of 30 years and his coaching spectrum varies from gymnastics to diving. To the young athletes, he is […]Read more…

Who was behind the panic buying of salt?

| April 2nd, 2011

From Netease: translated by Roy

Last 2 weeks, some cities in China were running short on salt due to the earthquake in Japan. March 17, salt in some supermarket was snatched within an hour. People felt depressed facing the empty salt shelf.

The earthquake in Japan caused the nuclear crisis. With the rumors like “Iodized salt can protect people from radioactivity”, “Chinese salt will be polluted by radiation.” spreading on the Internet and cell phones, people in China all joined into the […]Read more…

Peasant Worker Affected City’s Appearance Took a Beating

| April 11th, 2009

From QQ BBS

In Chongqing (重庆) a peasant worker takes a nap in front of a shop’s display window on the Guanyin bridge pedestrian street. Because of his public display is considered affecting the city’s appearance, a security guard from some company comes to intervene, resulting in security guard beating up the peasant worker in the middle of the street.

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Female star dies in plastic surgery accident

| November 26th, 2010

The unofficial news first broke out on micro blogs and forums: Ranked 9th in the 2005 Super Girl sing competition (like the American Idol in the U.S.), Wang Bei died in an accident during her plastic surgery. According to the netizen who spread the news, Wang Bei’s death was caused by doctor negligence at a plastic surgery hospital in Wuhan. Wang’s mother was also undergoing the same surgery at the same hospital at the time. It was reported that the […]Read more…

The Transformation of Yao Ming

| February 21st, 2012

This article originally appeared on Kun Kun’s blog. Written by Kun Kun Yu Translated by Cathy Song

 

Kun Kun Yu writes for Bloomberg Businessweek China and is the author of “Not Polite, Not Vulgar.” Her work has appeared in GQ China and Sanlian Life Week. She blogs at http://www.bullock.cn/blogs/catnapkun/

Last December I stood with Yao Ming on the balcony of the Roosevelt Hotel in Shanghai. Located on the seat of the Bund, we had a sweeping view of the city. Across from […]Read more…