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Most constructions in China only have life span of 25-30 years?

| April 11th, 2010
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From SouFun:

Mortgage slaves work hard for half of their lives and save up for the down payment, then work hard for the rest of their lives to pay off the loan. Finally when they can relax and live as home owners, they never have thought that when the mortgage salves are not yet old, the homes are already old, not only old, but also rotted, most of them become the subject for demolition. This is the reality of what currently […]Read more…

New generation’s unconventional graduation photos

| June 12th, 2011
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From Sina:

Mid June to July is the graduation season in China. It’s a tradition that classmates gather together and take a group photo as the graduation photo. It’s kind of important to most graduates, without a group graduation photo their university lives seem incomplete. In the group graduation photo, graduates put on cap and gown or suite up, line up orderly and the photo shooting is done fast and nicely. However, that’s the conventional way to take graduation photos, this […]Read more…

The crazy garlic

| December 7th, 2009
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International Herald Leader reporter Liu Ke and Pan Linqing reporting from Beijing and Jinan: A highway across Jining Jinxiang county, Jinxiang town in Shandong Province, dense piles of garlic can be seen everywhere on both sides of the road. A few kilometers away, South Dianzi Street is the largest Garlic market in China. People and cars are going in and out of the market; trucks loaded with garlic speeds by. People on the trucks seem to be in a […]Read more…

Viral Videos: 2010 week 51

| December 19th, 2010
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Viral time travel commercial

This is a commercial for 7-up. It adopted the style of Japanese cartoon Gag Manga Biyori which involves preposterous plot, non-stop repetitions, and dynamic music. The cartoon, became popular in recent years and was added subtitles and many enthusiastic dub it in many dialects.

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The war’s on! Peasant builds blockhouse to fight against force demolition

| June 14th, 2010
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(From ctdsw) To protect his contracted property from being demolished by force, 56 years old peasant Yang Youde builds a blockhouse on his farming land and successfully scares the demolition team away twice using fire-tubes. Yang says he is not nail-household who struggles for higher compensation, he is just fighting to justify what he entitled to by laws.

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Shanghai Airline to broadcast announcements in Shanghai dialect starting New Years Eve

| January 19th, 2012
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Starting from Chinese New Year’s eve (falls on 1/22 this year), Shanghai Airline will try to broadcast inflight announcements in very “rich flavored” Shanghai dialect (Shanghainese) on the returning flights from Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan 6 cities.  Airline launched “Shanghai Dialect broadcast in the cabin” service, in order to make the passengers on the plane to feel the deep flavor of Shanghai, let the Shanghai-born travelers to feel the warmth of home.  Official said, if the […]Read more…

Man downloading and watching porn at home fined 3,000 yuan

| March 23rd, 2010
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From Netease:

A young man named Yang Huajun (not his real name) likes to go online, one time by chance he joined a QQ group, and the members of the group often posted some pornographic videos and pictures. Out of curiosity, Yang Huajun often watched these pornographic materials, not for long, he started to download them in order to view them at any time. Until he was arrested by the local police, he was not aware of that his action […]Read more…

Unfinished villa cluster becomes ghost town

| December 25th, 2011
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“On the north end of Bahe East Road, there is a cluster of villas standing in the middle of weeds and trees, looking just like those little castles from fairy tales. Surprisingly they are all empty.” Netizen “摸摸无鱼" wrote on Huashang Forum and posted some photos, “I heard that they have been abandoned for years. What a pity, not only that they are occupying this large area of land for no purpose, also that they are fine houses left […]Read more…

Mayday band receives Chinese hate after they support Taiwanese protests

| March 21st, 2014
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Taiwanese musicians and celebrities are under fire on Weibo for lending their support to the protesters who have occupied Taiwan’s legislature in opposition to a trade deal with China.

Mayday’s band member Masa standing next to a large scale sign he posted urging people to support the protest.

The musician Zhang Xuan (张悬) and the director He Yizheng (柯一正) were both present at demonstrations against the deal, as reported by People Online.

Tsai Shen-yen (蔡昇晏), who plays bass for Mayday and […]Read more…

Memo of health incidents in 2010

| December 15th, 2010
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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…

Hunan man spends seven days turning torso into epic Song Dynasty tattoo

| April 25th, 2014
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image courtesy of People’s Daily

A Hunan man lay motionless for 55-hours while a Song Dynasty scroll was tattooed into his flesh.

“Riverside Scene at QingMing Festival,” measuring 50 cm high and 38 cm wide, spans the entire length of Yang Zhenwei’s torso, and took seven days to complete, according to People’s Daily.

Designing the tattoo was the hardest part, said tattooist Ah Wei (pseudonym). That, and the 11-hour days.

Dated to the northern Song Dynasty, the original painting is an incredibly colorful, […]Read more…

15 year old son of Chinese general drives BMW and assaults a couple violently

| September 16th, 2011
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From Netease:

A couple was hit violently by the son of a Chinese Army general and famous tenor Li Shuangjiang (李双江) in a dispute near a residential area of Haidian District, Beijing on 6th September. This incident gained huge attention from the public in China. General Li Shuangjiang’s son, the name of which was kept because of his young age will be put in detention for one year according to the Beijing police.

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2010 Shanghai World Expo Ticket Designs Announced

| March 30th, 2009
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From QQ

Shanghai World Expo tickets consist of two categories, for individual and group, total of nine different kinds of passes. The cheapest ticket you can get costs 90 RMB. Pre-sale tickets will be available starting now.

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Han Han: I am just exploring

| January 16th, 2010
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From Han Han’s blog

Recently I read some Shanghai related news, it is very interesting to connect them together. First, Shanghai’s concrete mixer vehicles drive the city construction in the rate of crushing one person dead each day on average. If this continues, China’s pavilions will be dyed in red with insignificant people’s blood.

Secondly, Politics and Law Committee secretary in Shanghai announced that he is determined to not allow the gangsters to be established in Shanghai. To this I feel […]Read more…

Female KFC Colonel not an Infringement of Copyright

| August 7th, 2009
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[NetEase] KFC has been red hot every since it entered China in 1987. You can find numerous Shanzhai knockoff KFC stores all over China. Recently there is a female version of KFC Colonel. Oriental Morning Post reported on August 7,  a Shaoxin (绍兴) based franchise which sells malatang (麻辣烫) (skewered vegetables and meat cooked in a hot and spicy soup, a street food from Chongqing), its sign is an old lady looks very similar to colonel Sanders. People call […]Read more…