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Worm found in imported milk powder, no compensation until worm’s nationality checked

| October 30th, 2011

(From QQ news) Many Chinese parents have switched to imported milk powder after the 2008 Chinese milk scandal and other subsequent milk scandals. To guarantee babies’ health, parents don’t mind spending extra money on imported milk powder, many even travel to HK or ask friends in foreign countries to bring back milk powder.

However, not all imported milk powder are safe. Mr Wang recently bought a can of Frisolac milk powder imported from Netherland for his baby, […]Read more…

China’s National Day Special: News Keywords of Past 60 Years, Part 1, 50s – 60s

| September 30th, 2009

News keywords are snapshots of the history. These words not only reflect the 60 years of PRC history, but also represent 60 years of Chinese people’s emotions. These 61 news keywords taken from Netease, recorded China as a country from just stood up and limping to walking with confidence in the world, it also recorded the vicissitudes of fate with every Chinese person. (Contents are selected translation of Netease articles and from Wikipedia)

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Taobao Crack Down on “Rating Fraud”, Anti-Taobao Alliance Strikes Back

| August 1st, 2009

[NetEase] Since July 24th, Taobao (ebay like online retail marketplace) started operation: “honesty self-inspection” and closed down over 12,000 stores suspected of serious “hype fraud” (hype up the product by give fake ratings and reviews). Many Taobao sellers questioned the reliability of the operation. Some sellers said that this action might have wrongfully closed down many honest sellers. Taobao said they will not wrongly accuse any honest sellers. This triggered already formed “Anti-Taobo Alliance” organizing varies attacks against Taobao.

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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…

Mother forgives hit-and-run driver who paralyzed her son

| October 24th, 2011

 

(The couple take little Mengshi out for a walk everyday)

(From Jinghua Times) In the afternoon of Oct 2nd 2008, 4-year-old boy Mengshi got hit by an agricultural truck while playing at roadside. Driver sent the boy to the hospital and disappeared after leaving 3000 yuan behind. Little Mengshi woke up from coma 3 months later only to find that he has to stay in bed ever after due to severe brain damage. He can’t walk nor talk and his […]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…

Chinese Hackers Hacked Melbourne Film Festival Website, Again

| August 2nd, 2009

Ever since “Chinese Boycott Melbourne Film Festival to Protest Attendance of Rebiya Kadeer”, Chinese Hackers also took actions to protest the 58th Melbourne International Film Festival playing “East Turkistan” separatists’ documentary. July 25 around 11 am Official Melbourne Film Festival website was hacked. Famous hacker “oldjun” left a Chinese flag along with these words “We like film, but we hate Rebiya Kadeer! We like peace, and we hate East Turkistan terrorist! Please apologize to all the Chinese people!”

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Muscle degeneration after eating crayfish, “shrimp washing powder” may be culprit

| August 24th, 2010

It is the crayfish season again; the delicious crayfish because popular in China’s hot mid summer nights ever since the late 1990s. However this year over dozens of people in Nanjing were hospitalized with strange symptoms of unbearable muscle pains after eating crayfish since July. The doctor’s diagnosis was rhabdomyolysis (the destruction or degeneration of muscle tissue) serious cases even cause kidney damage. The speculation was that the “shrimp washing powder” (洗虾粉) which was popularly used by the sellers to […]Read more…

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…

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…

What Chinese youth say about sex

| September 14th, 2011

From you and me:

Marie Stopes International China (MSIC), a not-for-profit family planning and sexual and reproductive healthcare organization, has started a project of using images and words to record the voices of Chinese youth, their view on sex.

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Drunk Mainland Chinese girl makes a scene in Hong Kong

| May 18th, 2010

Recently this video titled with “Mainland Chinese post 80s beauty makes a scene in Hong Kong” has already been viewed over 800,000 times and generated over tens of thousands of comments.

In the video:

This 28 year old mainland Chinese girl even had the look of a star.

“I am a reporter of China, can you stand a side?”

“I will not lose my temper ok? Thank you, boss.”

“Don’t block me, ok?”

“I spent 600,000 HK, Chanel, LV, Armani, all mine. That’s nothing.”

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A college graduate drifter’s confession letter to his peasant worker father

| January 9th, 2010

These days, a post titled “A college graduate drifter’s confession letter to his peasant worker father” on MOP triggered heated discussions. Poster named “I am a little cat” (我是小猫猫一个) just graduated from college almost for a year. His monthly salary is one thousand yuan (=150 USD) which is less than his peasant worker father’s, so he had been lying to his family about his life… Many netizens related to him and said “You are not lonely”; “Whether you have money […]Read more…

China clarifies salt shortage rumors due to nuclear crisis in Japan

| March 22nd, 2011

From Netease | Translated by Jue | Edited by Key

China News Agency, Beijing March 17th

Recently, there has been shopping spree for salt in some parts of China due to the growing nuclear crisis in Japan and the rumors that iodized salt will be capable to protect oneself from nuclear radiation, also with the fears that nuclear leaks would affect coastal areas in China and the marine products and salt would also be contaminated.

Therefore on March 17th, Chinese National Salt […]Read more…

Health department official flips out during talk show

| April 14th, 2011

From QQ:

"医托" – Yituo are people who make a profit by decoying patients into go to illegal clinic or buying medicine. Usually the Yituo scam is an organized crime. One person pretends to be the victim of a certain disease and others as his family. They approach patients in the hospital, then after gaining the patient’s trust, proceed to recommend the patient to go to certain doctor or buy certain medicine. The Yituo gets the commission from the doctor or […]Read more…