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Getting amino acids? Student receiving IV drips during study

| May 8th, 2012

From Wenxue City:

As the national college entrance examination is approaching, there are a bunch of students who seem to be the hardest working ones to prepare for it because they get intravenous (IV) drips while studying in class.

The pictures on internet are all from Hubei Xiaogan No. 1 Middle School. The school is saying that students received the amino acids for energy. One of the netizen “边云锦witHu” said the students are willing to do this. This happens every […]Read more…

Loneliness Photoshop gathering: the loneliest panda

| November 27th, 2009

The word “Loneliness” (寂寞: Jimo) became really popular on the Chinese Internet this year. Especially the phrase “What XXX is XXing is not XXX, it is loneliness” for example “What brother is smoking are not cigarettes, it is loneliness.” “What I am posting here is not a post, it is loneliness” “What I am breathing is not air, it is loneliness”… How did this phrase become popular? One saying has it, in July of this year someone posted a […]Read more…

China’s last hooliganism convict, should convict continue serving his sentence for a repealed law?

| February 22nd, 2011

From Sina News:

Liu Mang Zui (流氓罪, Hooliganism) was once a criminal offense in China. In 1983, a “Strike-hard” campaign, known in Chinese as “Yan da”, as a crackdown to curb rising crimes had even made serious hooliganism a capital crime.

During this campaign, Niu Yuqiang, an 18-year-old, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve because he robbed someone of a hat, broke windows and fought. Later his sentence was reduced to 18 years jail terms on his good behavior, […]Read more…

Shanghai Mobile: cell phone sends pornographic text messages will be terminated, after being verified of course

| January 22nd, 2010

Last week Han Han already mentioned about this news in his blog, The Chinese new year is here soon, people in China should be careful sending text messages, especially if you are in Shanghai, you don’t want your cell phone to stop working while sending text, and then going to the local police station to write a promise note on new years day! Here is the actual news and some netizens’ reactions.

“On what basis, you can look at […]Read more…

2009 End of the Year Review – 10 Most Popular Internet Phrases in China

| December 31st, 2009

Happy new year again! Here is another tally of 10 most popular Internet phrases in China to see off 2009.  Compare it with ESWN’s version!

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Guy mad at bank teller makes 30 deposits, ¥100 at a time

| July 16th, 2010

(From xxcb.cn) "You don’t mess with me!" Mr. Peng in Changsha City, Hunan Province deliberately withdrew 49,000 yuan out of his bank account and deposited them back 100 yuan at a time, as a way to express his anger towards the bank teller who, with equal unbending personality, handing over depository receipts again and again. The two didn’t stop exhausting each other until half an hour later the bank shifted the teller.

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Grandson of Mao Zedong and his handwriting

| September 21st, 2011

From Xinhua:

Mao Xinyu, grandson of China’s founding father Mao Zedong,. In 2010, His promotion to the rank of major general in the army his grandfather co-founded eight decades ago has put him under the spotlight of the Chinese public. Many people questioned his qualification of the promotion and decried it was a promotion of nepotism and "Promotions and government appointments should depend on a person’s ability, not their name, even if that name is Mao."

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Top 10 French cities Chinese tourists love

| August 9th, 2016

France remains a major destination for Chinese travelers

Even though Chinese outbound tourism favorite destinations are other Asian regions like Hong-Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South-Korea, Thailand and Singapore, Chinese tourism in Europe remains strong and especially in France.

As of Q2 2015, France stands on the 6th most visited destinations according to TravelChinaGuide figures. Italy comes 7th, followed by Switzerland 8th and Germany 10th. Let us focus on the favorite Chinese tourists French destinations.

What are the favorite cities in France that Chinese like ?

According […]Read more…

How long does it take you to buy this home?

| June 30th, 2010

In the traffic congested city streets, an advertiser was busy handing out flyers for the newly constructed condos. “Beautiful homes, starting at 29,800 yuan per square meters”, one flyer ended up in the hands of a cab driver who was waiting in traffic. He looked at the flyer and thought “It takes 125 years in order to buy this home”. That made his nose bleed.

A young man got into the cab and picked up the flyer on his way to […]Read more…

Female with mini-skirt gets half off park admission discount in Guilin

| July 24th, 2012

From Netease and other source:

The promotion launched by a park in Guilin triggered lots of controversy. A theme park in Guilin launched the campaign, “Happy Summer Loves Mini-Skirts”, stipulating that from July to August, females who are over 18 years old, with skirts shorter than 38cm, could enjoy half price adminssion, which is 55 RMB. And on July 21st and 22nd, qualified females could enjoy 10RMB ticket before 12pm.

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NetEase Interview with Shanghai Black Girl Lou Jing

| September 15th, 2009

“Shanghai Black Girl Lou Jing (娄婧)” became popular on the Chinese internet because of the brutal comments and attacks online over her ethnic background and her skin color. Readers also strongly commented on the blog post 2 weeks ago on the issues of racial discrimination in China as well as the moral debate over her mother’s “extramarital affair”. On September 14th 2009 Netease reports, recently Jing Lou accepted an exclusive interview with NetEase news, responded to the controversy of her […]Read more…

"Gongsi", or Avatar and the art of Soccer

| February 12th, 2010

The following is a guest post by Randy – AlleyCat

Gongsi ( 公司) or "clan halls", are benevolent organizations of popular origin found among overseas Chinese communities for individuals with the same surname. This type of social practice arose several centuries ago in China. The Chinese word Gongsi is used in modern Chinese to mean a commercial company. The dutch word Gongsi has a slightly different connotation; it refers to a rather unusual cooperation between unrelated, non-typical partners. […]Read more…

Advertisements in University freshmen Service Handbook

| October 6th, 2010

(MOP) “University freshmen Service Handbook” Check out the ads in this university student handbook for freshmen:

AD #1

Yangzhou’s first love themed apartments –

Chongwen Garden love themed apartments

Most romantic, Warmest, Most delighted

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Pretty Girls on the Street Protesting the Rich Second Generation

| August 18th, 2009

This forum post “Chengdu Pretty Girls Protesting Rich 2nd Generation” on Tianya got great hit rate today and was soon used in many Chinese major news sites like Netease and QQ. In Chengdu Times Square, a group of pretty girls were passing out flyers wearing t-shirts with the message “Our Generation is not the Rich Second Generation”. What is this about? Once you read the flyer then you will know they are promoting safe driving. So what does “Rich […]Read more…

The Boluo Fox

| August 28th, 2012

The following is a special report written by C.S. Hagen

Introduction to the Cult of the Fox

Ask anyone in China about the fox and their instant reaction is either fear or pride. The fox in Asia is one of five demigods. To the Taoists the fox is a messenger of Buddha and not subject to human rule but rather the focus of respect and worship. To agnostics the furry, hen-thieving dog’s cousin is a symbol of fertility, […]Read more…