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China Internet Phenomenon, “Jia Junpeng (贾君鹏), your mom tells you to go home to eat”

| July 17th, 2009

Jia Junpeng became instantly famous because of a phrase on the internet. July 16 2009 someone wrote a post on Baidu WoW (World of War craft) forum with the title “Jia Junpeng, your mom tells you to go home to eat” Up to 9 pm the next day it already had 243,000 replies and 6 million clicks.

The poster has the IP address of “222.94.255.*”. The content of the post only has 2 letters “rt” is the abbreviation for “see title” […]Read more…

China cares about Haiti, because we once endured “earthquake pain”

| January 15th, 2010

From Beijing News: by Shi Jia (石嘉)

The reason China’s reaction was so fast when after Haiti earthquake struck, is perhaps due to our painful memories of the (Wenchuan) earthquake. Disasters do not happen frequently, but difficulties happen very often. Maybe if we only land a helping hand, they would not be buried; if only we help out a little, they would not be submerged.

Haiti earthquake shook far more than just the people of Haiti. On January 14 […]Read more…

A step toward democracy: The case of Guangzhou

| January 4th, 2010

 “It’s not even a tad democratic”

This article (from Netease) got me really excited because I have always been interested in China’s democratization efforts. I previously translated a post on “How should we live before democracy?” As somewhat of a follow-up, this article will explain the changes happening in Guangzhou while also discussing how the Chinese government actually interprets democracy, which is something I’ve not seen discussed in most blogs about China (some of this is from my own blog). […]Read more…

APEC red carpet snapshots: when in Beijing

| November 10th, 2014

Nov 10, China President Xi Jinping and his national idol wife Peng liyuan were in the spotlight again as they received leaders from APEC countries in a gala held in the Water Cube. It is normal for the remarkable two to wear Chinese characteristic clothes when receiving guests, but interestingly, the guests also arrive in the Water Cube in unified style, the co-called New Chinese Uniform specially designed for APEC 2014 reception.

Without further delay, let’s see how country leaders […]Read more…

Online booking makes going home even harder, a migrant worker’s complaint

| January 5th, 2012

Speaking of Spring Festival, family reunion, friends gathering, firework, fire-crackers, lucky money, big feast, brand new clothes, new year scrolls etc will pop up into people’s mind. For Chinese people, Spring Festival is the time after a whole year’s hard work, you get to take a considerably long break to go home and rest; it is the time when you can share your harvest of the year to your family and/or show off to your hometown fellows; it is the […]Read more…

Shanzhai Cell Phone: 2009 Spring Honeysuckle limited edition made of enamel materials used in palaces

| April 22nd, 2009

From NetEast:

This mobile phone is 2009 Spring Honeysuckle limited edition marked the price of RMB899, perhaps you can also negotiate the price. I should say, for equipping with such cool enamel body, it does not cost too much.

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Tainted milk powder from 2008 not completely destroyed and enters Chinese market again

| February 3rd, 2010

Guangzhou Daily on February 1, 2010 reports, January 30 afternoon, (Guangdong) vice governor Lei Yulan (雷于蓝) participated in a health group discussion of CPPCC members and mentioned some of the contaminated milk powder from 2008 was not completely destroyed, and recently have entered into the market. The authorities held an emergency meeting the day before yesterday, from today on, any dairy products in circulation and dairy production chains throughout the country are set to be under comprehensive inspections.

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Memo of health incidents in 2010

| December 15th, 2010

From Southern Metropolis Weekly:

The cruel reality reminds us that we are in the environment of “man-made illnesses”. What can we do? How do we break out?

 

 

January

January 7, over 30 dialysis patients were infected with hepatitis C virus in Anqing City, Anhui Province.  January 11, 16 people were infected in Shou County.

January 22, in Guangzhou, a junior high school boy got meningitis after injection of flu vaccine.

January 25, 18 pregnant women in Shantou city were infected with disease-causing bacteria, led to […]Read more…

The two extremes of Chinese characteristic physical education

| October 26th, 2011

(From ifeng) Kids in China are forced to relate to sports in one way or another. Some of them maximize physical training so that they can count on sports to earn a living in the future, the rest has to minimize exercise intensity to focus on passing exams and getting into better schools. These two extreme attitudes towards sports constitute unique Chinese characteristic physical education.

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Typhoon Hits Southern Taiwan, Hundreds Buried Alive

| August 14th, 2009

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[nddaily] The most serious typhoon disaster hits southern Taiwan since the last half centry. The first group of the fire department rescuers that went to Kaohsiung  Kobayashi village said, according to the estimate of the survivor villagers, there are 5 to 6 hundred people in this village were buried alive. Kaohsiung County mayor Yang said yesterday afternoon, over 300 people may have been killed in this village, which is the most unfortunate news in these few […]Read more…

Canadian yelling at Chinese train ticket agency

| June 27th, 2011

A ChinaHush reader posted this on our Facebook page. From the video, you can tell this happened at a train ticket agency in Wuhan, Hubei Province.

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The horse that turns back is smart: Google’s staying in China

| March 2nd, 2010

From ifeng:

At 15:00 March 2nd, the first press conference of the 2010 NPC & CPPCC Annual Sessions (aka. two sessions) was held on the third floor of Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The conference was opened by spokesman Zhao Qizheng, who answered a few questions from reporters and journalists. Here is an excerpt of the press conference.

NPC= National People’s Congress;

CPPCC=Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

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Thousands of Police Hit Recreational Places for Prostitution, Gambling and Drugs, Women Laughing at being Arrested

| July 8th, 2009

[QQ] and everywhere else: July 7th Futian police station sent out over one thousand police to varies recreational places like clubs and bars. The crackdown is targeting recreation clubs which provide sexual services, private rooms of bars and clubs which allow people to use drugs and private rooms of bars and clubs allow people engaging in gambling. This operation named “Hurricane” to crackdown on “Pornographic, Prostitution, Gambling and Drugs” will continue for one month.

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Occupy Central plans protests for Hong Kong democracy, questions remain

| October 31st, 2013

If Hong Kong doesn’t get universal suffrage guaranteed by next year, Hong Kong University law professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting plans on rallying 10,000 people to block the streets of downtown Hong Kong.

"We expect the police to shut us down because what we would be doing is illegal," Tai said in an interview at a deliberation day on October 26, 2013. If people are arrested, he said, that will arouse the public’s support for universal suffrage.

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Public Security Bureau deputy political commissar drives police car drunk with hookers, crashes and dies

| September 1st, 2010

[Picture: The Public Security Bureau deputy political commissar of Wen County, Henan Province, Comrade Fan Yongxiang who loves the opposite sex meimei very much.]

(Taobao Finance) Recently, an “explosive” news which the Public Security Bureau could not lock away spread through the streets of Wen County in Henan Province. About 10 days ago, on August 17, the Public Security Bureau deputy political commissar of Wen County, Henan Province Fan Yongxiang (范永祥) drove his police car and took 4 escort girls […]Read more…