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Want to escape the end of the world? Ticket for Noah’s Ark 2012 sold on Taobao

| December 24th, 2011

From Information Times:

In the movie 2012, Dec 21st is the end of the world. On this special day, mountains fall down, earth crack, landslides and tsunamis are everywhere. In the movie, Chinese people made a Noah’s Ark in Tibet and only government officials and rich people in the world can afford the tickets. But in Taobao(www.taobao.com), a Chinese online shopping web, you can buy a Noah’s Ark ticket of 1 billion Euros with only 3 RMB (less than $0.5). It […]Read more…

Peking University plays favorites with foreign students

| August 23rd, 2011

From 21cn:

A post on the Renren.com (a popular student social network in China) by an American student under the Chinese name Guo Jiaxin exposed the difference between Chinese students’ dormitory condition and the foreign students’ in Peking university, China’s top-notch university and bringing the issues under the spotlight.

A Japanese student in her dormitory – Zhong-guan-xin-yuan in Peking University

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Designed in China, self-powered turnstile: Green Pass

| September 7th, 2010

(ixiqi) Have you ever noticed the widely used turnstiles at the subway stations, the Olympic Games, the World Expo etc. venues wherever that has a huge crowd? When everyone passes through them, you need to rotate the stile in one direction once – in most cases, this rotation is overlooked and neglected by most people, but the “most people” do not include the students of the VIVA design team at the Guangdong University of Technology, in their eyes, this […]Read more…

Garbage cleaned up in Wuhan Village

| September 16th, 2009

“Wang Haofeng Focus Times” (王浩峰聚焦) posted a follow up of the blog post “Garbage out of Control in Wuhan Village” couple days ago. NetEase BBS, IFeng BBS and other Chinese websites published the story of garbage out of control in a village of Wuhan city Hongshan district causing village residents, students, women and children having a hard time passing through the street and severe contamination of the river nearby.

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Droughts soak up southwestern China

| March 24th, 2010

Data from Netease

Drought areas: Yunnan Province云南, Guangxi Province广西, Guizhou Provice贵州, Xichuan Province四川, Chongqing City重庆

Number of people suffering from water shortage: 22,120,000

Affected farming land: 74,000 km2

Duration: almost 5 months for some areas

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Avatar tickets in China most expensive in the world

| January 8th, 2010

Avatar ticket prices will go up next week in China because the demand is so great, which means the ticket prices for the movie in IMAX-3D will be the highest in the world! Chinese netizens are complaining that, people in China, where the average income is 20 times lower than the U.S., have to pay three times as much as the people in the U. S for the same ticket. There are even talks of viewing strikes on the BBS […]Read more…

Electric bicycles stolen by pregnant women, nothing can stop this?

| April 5th, 2011

From Jinling Evening News | translated by Jue

Citizens: bikes are frequently stolen in the supermarket parking lot

Mr. Zhang, 43, lives in Jiangning District of Nanjing. One day of late January this year, he went to Oushang Supermarket with his wife as usual, and parked his electric bike in the parking lot. He especially put two locks on the bike in case theft as he’d heard that bike thieves are often spotted here.

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Man diagnosed with “abnormal menstruation”

| May 10th, 2012

From Yahoo:

It was May 5, when Weibo user @HBG林舟 posted his medical examination report which said he had abnormal menstruation after a full physical exam in hospital of traditional Chinese medicine in Hainan Province.

Next morning, the hospital’s Safety Service Department Dean Tang explained that one of the doctors on duty made a mistake because he was too busy. Many patients went to hospital to have CT that day. Especially, the patient before Lin was also a female named Lin, who […]Read more…

National hero turns criminal, scams 460,000 yuan

| November 4th, 2014

Fame is a double-edged sword and not many can handle it well. 21-year-old Lei Chunian learned his lesson the hard way. 6 years ago, he saved 7 classmates during the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake and thus honored as one of the "figures that move China" by CCTV and even became a torch carrier for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. However, 6 years later the national hero was put on a trial stand for fraud and faced up to 10 years jail time. […]Read more…

First Homebuilt Aircraft miniMax in China

| August 5th, 2009

[nddaily] He spent two years and 100,000 yuan, a Chinese Photographer Yang Weiming (杨伟民) turned his air plane drawing on paper into the real thing. Couple days ago, his Homebuilt aircraft “little horse” had its first flight in Shenzhen. It was safely landed after a 25 minutes of flight at 400 meters in altitude. An American homebuilt aircraft manufacture CEO also participated in the first flight, said his work is perfect.

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China Reduced 4.4 Billion Dollars of U.S. Treasury Bonds in April

| June 15th, 2009

From NetEase:

China Securities News reported on June 16: China continuously holding of U.S. treasuries has finally stopped. Reporter was informed from United States Ministry of Finance website as of the end of April this year China’s holding of U.S. Treasury bonds was 763.5 billion U.S. dollars which is lower than end of March of 767.9 billion dollars. This means that China reduced about 4.4 billion dollars of U.S. Treasury bonds in April.

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Turning iPod touch into iPhone, Chinese shanzhai technology at its best

| August 9th, 2010

(PConline) Apple not only stands out from the crowd in innovation but also is a trend setter, its products attracted many companies in the world to make accessories for them, and even the well-known Sony could not escape. Recently a heavy-weight apple product accessory was born, when it was announced, which suddenly stirred up some huge waves in the Apple world, hitting everyone who pays close attention to the latest trend, making them to get ready to take out their […]Read more…

Matchmaker shares the best places to pick up girls in Beijing

| March 25th, 2014

A matchmaker in Beijing shared information on where to look for single girls and what to look for in a recent issue of China Weekly (中国周刊).

The woman, Rong Chaoran, who works for a private dating website, singled out individual malls and brands, going so far as to diss the uneducated girls who shop at Xidan who are too poor to shop at Shin Kong Place.

Rong Chaoran’s assessment is based on her experience standing around the mall all day looking for […]Read more…

Freedur VPN subscription giveaway!

| August 15th, 2010

It’s that time of the year again, our partner/advertiser Freedur is offering a big promotion and we are giving away free subscriptions again! Hope those of you who won last time have enjoyed the giveaway.

If you are in China right now and need VPN software to access Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc… or for some reason you just want to surf the internet anonymously or want to bypass SOME KIND OF FIREWALL, we are giving away 10 one year subscriptions of […]Read more…

Who invented Confucius Peace Prize?

| December 9th, 2010

“China is going to give its own Confucius peace prize just a day before this year’s Nobel prize ceremony”. I read this on one of my friend’s renren status an hour ago. That sounded like a really bad PR campaign. And not like what Chinese authority would usually react to this type of things. Usually it would try to block information and let the fuss die down quietly—many Chinese still don’t know who won the 1989 Nobel peace prize and […]Read more…