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Liu Qian stuns Japanese audience with street magic

| March 9th, 2010

Liu Qian is a magician from Taiwan who is now famous all over China, and increasingly, the rest of East Asia. He performed at the annual Spring Festival Gala this year and last year and has become a national phenomenon. Below are two videos of him performing street magic in Japan – I really hope East Asia becomes more regionalized and it seems that Liu Qian is furthering Sino-Japanese relations in his own way – there has been ping pong […]Read more…

Terrorists kill 29, injure 143 in Kunming attack, Arrested suspect considered “key evidence,” and more updates from Weibo

| March 1st, 2014

Late last night (China time), a team of eight* (updated) knife-wielding terrorists attacked the Kunming Train Station, in the capital of Yunnan, killing 29 and injuring 130 (143, as of March 3). Four of the attackers were shot and killed at the scene and another was injured and arrested. Five were reportedly on the loose at the time of the original posting, although as of March 4, it has been reported that there were eight attackers and all have been […]Read more…

Man, alpaca enjoy joyride in Jilin

| April 20th, 2014

A Changchun City man and his alpaca went for a joyride on the evening of April 16.

The man drove a black sport utility vehicle east on Xi’an Road in Changchun City- the capital of Jilin province in northeastern China- while the alpaca sat in the passenger seat, enjoying curious looks from rush-hour travelers. The alpaca’s looks were used to drum up business for a local store, according to China Daily, and the “special guest” drew quite a crowd.

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More Chinese opinions on Google leaving China (Keso vs. People’s Daily)

| January 14th, 2010

I picked these two articles because they showed two completely different views on the Google China situation in China. First one is a blog post written by KESO (洪波) a well-known IT blogger in China.  (I have translated one of is blog posts back when Kai-fu Lee resigned from Google China.) The latter one is an article from one of the Chinese media site: People’s daily, written by a netizen named Jiang Bojing (姜伯静).  Compare them for yourself…

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Chinese Worker at Foxconn Committed Suicide after iPhone Prototype was Missing

| July 22nd, 2009

[NetEase] July 16 morning Foxconn (in Shenzhen Baoan district) 25-year-old worker, Sun Danyong leapt from his apartment, a 12 story building to his death. Before this, he was in charge of the 16 Apple iPhone prototypes and one of them was missing. Therefore Sun was under company’s investigation. On the 18th Sun’s university classmate said, during the investigation Sun was illegally searched, detained and also physically abused.

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“Overseas Chinese driver” in Formula One

| February 7th, 2010

The following is a guest post by Randy – AlleyCat
 

“Overseas Chinese driver” in Formula One

The Chinese usually identify a person by ethnic origin instead of nationality.’Overseas Chinese’ are people of Chinese birth or descent who live outside the Chinese territories. As long as the person is of Chinese descent, that person is considered Chinese, and if that person lives outside of China, that person is “overseas Chinese”.
 
Ho-Pin Tung (董荷斌) was born and raised in the Netherlands, but he races with […]Read more…

Legless teacher, I am proud of you

| December 24th, 2009

 

From MOP:

Life is a process, a process from birth to death. Everyone has their own attitude towards life. While some people are enjoying their healthy bodies and taking them for granted, some other people are living a difficult life because of their physical disabilities. In Xiaoyangba community Yichang town, Hubei Province, there is a “teacher” with severe physical disabilities. A childhood medical malpractice injured his sciatic nerve, so he forever could not stand up.

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Post-90 Girl Shows Affection, but Boy asks for Sex – A Recorded Phone Conversation Heats up Chinese Internet

| April 17th, 2009

From MSN and many other sites:

April 17 Guangzhou daily reports, the day before yesterday noon, this voice recording of a phone conversation between a boy and a girl both were post-90 appeared on the http://www.ttx.cn/ BBS.  This post generated 70000 hits in only one day.  It has drawn many netizens to heated discussions.

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Video of “Cloth Shoes Girl” being Ganged up

| August 12th, 2009

[QQ] Recently this video of a female high school student wearing cloth shoes being beaten up by several other students spread on the Chinese internet.  In the video this girl was blocked by other students at a staircase.  They forced her to kneel in front of them.  They pushed, kicked and slapped her in the face when she refused.  Yesterday, netizens human flesh searched and found this happened in Xinzhen Longhu First High School (新郑龙湖一中) in Henan province.

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Patriotic waitress attacked by Taiwanese mother and son

| January 7th, 2012

In a mainland China restaurant, a waitress is taking order from the customers, a Taiwanese mother and her son. The son said, “Restaurant of China has really poor environment, really makes me lose my appetite!” The waitress then muttered, “Isn’t Taiwan part of China?” Thus, the following scene in the video…

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Expats: It’s your own fault if you don’t integrate

| March 6th, 2014

“Why do so many foreigners still insist upon living in a land where, at this point in history, integration is impossible?” Kevin McGeary writes in a post at The Nanfang.

A common sight in Chinese bars.

I am reading his post while I sit in a coffee shop after getting back from seeing the plum blossoms at Zijin Mountain with two Chinese college students I met yesterday at Xuanwu Lake (see post: Plum Blossom Festival photos). I met the two […]Read more…

Zhang Lin Breaks World Record and Swimsuit Matters

| July 30th, 2009

[NetEase] In Rome 2009 World Aquatics Championships men’s 800 meter freestyle final, Zhang Lin (张琳) of China swam well, with 7 minutes and 32 seconds he broke Australian Swimmer Hackett’s 7 minutes and 38 seconds world record by 7 seconds. He becomes the first Chinese Men’s swimmer to win World Championship gold medal. Ous Mellouli from Tunisia came in second with 7 minutes and 35 seconds and Canadian Ryan Cochrane won bronze medal with 7 minutes and 41 seconds.

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Qingyuan: Where your electronics goes when you throw it away

| February 24th, 2014

The computer you’re using now was likely put together in a factory in Guangdong, and it will likely end up there when you throw it out. Not just computers, almost everything with valuable metals inside it gets exported to China: video game consoles, lighting components, transformers, hardware, and more.

Up to 80 percent of American electronics waste, and, as of 2005, 47 percent of European waste, is exported to developing countries. China is the leading importer of this trash. In 2008, […]Read more…

Me, in the eyes of …

| February 17th, 2012

From Weibo:

In others’ eyes, do you look like yourself in the mirror? or like a photo of you?  With someone else’s perspective to look at yourself, is the same as looking into a mirror? On February 15,  @果壳网 started the picture series of “in the eyes of…” on Weibo micro-blog.  Format: Use a series of pictures to express yourself in the eyes of parents, friends, passers-bys etc.  The result showed us many netizens’ current suffering situation…

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Vice Principal of university kills 2 and wounds 3 in fatal car accident

| March 13th, 2011

From MOP | Translated by Daisy | Edited by Key

This post serves no sensational and defiant purpose. Only when we attended the funeral of our fellow student with grief, did we recognize the untruthful report on the internet. We decided to air our grievance…

At about 3 p.m. March 5, Yang Fei, a second year postgraduate student of Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics (JXUFE) was struck by a Honda SUV with license plate M23539, just after getting off a bus […]Read more…