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How should we live before democracy?

| November 29th, 2009

(Image: Guns N’ Roses’ “Chinese Democracy” album cover, released in November 2008)

When Chinese people write blog articles, their meaning is often subdued and slightly nuanced, they are less willing be to direct and straightforward. Or, even if it seems that they are being direct, they will have hidden meanings embedded in what they say. While some topics are just sensitive no matter what in China, democracy is one of those that might be sensitive or might not, depending on […]Read more…

Transformers sequel in China: huge box office, bad reviews

| August 9th, 2011

From Douban:

Transformer: Dark of the Moon is certainly a blockbuster. It has a huge box office in Mainland China, already as much as 0.7 billion. The box office opening in Mainland China on August 4th also outnumbered Harry Porter. While its spectacular visual special effect is well received as usual, compared to its box office, the Dark of the Moon has been rated relatively low in many websites like Douban, a popular and growing social networking website in China. The […]Read more…

Woman pretends to be artillery solider flaunting wealth on micro-blog faces legal action

| May 2nd, 2012

From Netease:

April 26, Sina Weibo verified account named “Second Artillery Liu Yuanyuan” exposed herself of drunk driving on micro-blog which attracted many Chinese netizens’ attention.  Claimed a member of Second Artillery Corps Art and Cultural Troupe she also “flaunted wealth” by sharing her personal photos.   People’s Liberation Army Second Artillery Corps Political Department and Propaganda Department News Director Chen Shoufu made a public statement that the Second Artillery Corps did not have such person named Liu Yuanyuan.  so-called “Second Artillery […]Read more…

Two Female Students Born after 90s were Impregnated by the Same Boy, Putting up Their Babies for Adoption Online

| April 4th, 2009

From NetEast

Recently, On NetEast forum netizen posted a story about a love triangle between a boy (born after 1990) and two girls (also born after 1990). Two girls both were pregnant with this boy’s kid. Because they’d been pregnant for month, they are going to give birth to their babies. They are now finding someone to adopt their babies online.

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“Made in China” ad campaign, and its “secrets”

| December 2nd, 2009

“Made in China, it is everywhere”, recently the Commerce Department produced an advertisement of a international image promoting “Made in China” brand and started to air on CNN Asia. This ad is deliberately made to rebuild and strengthen the “Made in China” reputation in the global market.

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Hong Kong activists’ vote slammed as unrepresentative by fellow pan-democrats

| May 12th, 2014

Critics say the Hong Kong pan-democratic activist group Occupy Central is excluding moderates from their movement and that the vote they are holding on June 22 will be unrepresentative of Hong Kong.

Occupy Central’s “Universal Voting Day” is supposed to produce a winning set of electoral procedures for the group to endorse for the 2017 elections. They will then call on the government to adopt that set of procedures–or a similar one–in order to ensure a free and fair vote for […]Read more…

Hunan farmer makes homemade helicopter, flies 40 centimeters

| March 19th, 2014

On March 16, Xinhua reported the story of a Hunan farmer who turned his motorcycle into a helicopter:

Hunan province, Miluo city, Baitang town, Zhou village, villager Li Housheng achieved his dream of flying. Using ordinary steel, a three-wheeled motorcycle engine and parts, he created a tandem rotor “helicopter” and took it for a test flight. Although the 52-year-old Li Housheng’s education level is not high, he has always had a love of aircrafts. He self-studied the relevant material, prying through […]Read more…

Buying a home by donating sperms?

| September 9th, 2012

“Donating 138 times of your sperm and you are able to afford a down payment of a 100 square meter house.” That was the calculation by Guangzhou netizens as the sperm banks in China are in short of sperms recently.

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Beijing guys hitch-hike all the way to visit one’s girlfriend in Berlin

| February 21st, 2010

From xinhuanet:

Two Beijing guys spent 3 and a half months hitch-hiking over 16,000 km across 13 countries to see one of the guy’s girl friend in Berlin, Germany. Altogether they took 88 hitch rides, including tricycle, tractor and carriage. Their journey was dubbed “the most romantic hitch-hike in history” by netizens.

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Beijing man sues Yao Ming over fish oil pill

| May 15th, 2014

image courtesy of china.org.cn

A Beijing man is suing Yao Ming for endorsing an apparently misleading health food product, according to china.org.cn.

Feng Changshun is seeking 500RMB from a Beijing retail chain for allegedly exaggerated the benefits of By-Health fish oil capsules, and requested $0.01RMB from spokesperson Yao Ming for his involvement. Beijing’s Xicheng district court will hear the case.

“(The lawsuit) is symbolic. I want (Yao Ming) to admit to infringements of my rights,” he said.

Feng is […]Read more…

“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…

Chief Director’s sex diary exposed

| March 4th, 2010

From Qingdao News:

Guangxi province Tobacco Sales Bureau Director Han Feng (韩峰) likes to write diary. He writes freely, almost hides nothing in his diary. How the meeting went at work, how he got hotel rooms after work, how much money he collected, how many colleagues or subordinates he slept with, who he drank with and gave gifts to… all of these are concisely recorded with real names in his diary.

Then, this diary somehow was published online and became the […]Read more…

Toshiba Advertisement Billboard shown in CCTV Live Broadcast of the National Day Military Parade

| October 2nd, 2009

This forum post on Tianya pointed out a Toshiba advertisement billboard was shown on the CCTV live broadcast of the National Day military parade, along with what a horrible broadcasting job CCTV has done. Netizens speculated if the Toshiba advertisement was done on purpose.

 

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Facebook to enter China within three months?

| April 6th, 2010

Two years ago, there were reports about Facebook entering China, but now there is new inside information? I was pretty surprised when reading this news, especially because I just did a post comparing Renren (Chinese Facebook) and Facebook.

From iFeng:

On April 7, according to a reliable source, the world’s largest social networking site, Facebook, is preparing to enter China. If all goes well, this plan will be implemented within 3 months. Facebook has two ways to enter China: first, through […]Read more…

Brother Future predicts World Cup final results, causes sensation in China

| July 9th, 2010

 

(picture form Tianya)

The World Cup this year created many psychics around the world making unbelievable correct predictions. If you think Germany’s ‘Octopus oracle’ is magical, China also had a faceless ‘superior being” that caused a sensation on the Internet with his predictions. Netizens calls him “Brother Future” or “King Future”.

On June 13, 12:04 pm, two days before the 2010 South Africa World Cup, a Baidu user named “X from the future” (X来自未来) posted this post titled “From the near future, […]Read more…