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China’s “new Futures” – Chris Barrett’s photographic exhibition on China’s one-child policy

| November 30th, 2012

Chris Barrett is a young British photographer, Master of photojournalism at the University of Westminster, Bachelor of Fine Arts at Nottingham Trent University. In the past he has undertaken photo projects in North Korea, Georgia, Iran and many other Asian countries. He has been working off and on in China for six years spending 2 years researching and shooting his ongoing photographic around the issue of “China’s one-child policy”. [new] Futures is an exhibition of something of this work which […]Read more…

44-year-old man takes his 15th college entrance examination

| June 13th, 2011

From Sina | translated by Roy | edited by Key

June 7th, Chengdu, the full-time examinee and part-time businessman 44-year-old Liang Shi went to the examination room again. That was his 15th college entrance examination. He was regarded as “the most awesome nail household of the college entrance examination”and even “modern Fanjin”. Takeing the examination with his son, why was he so determined? “I am adding more fire-wood over and over again, to boil water in a pot, which is not […]Read more…

Robber returns stolen property back to poor college student

| March 14th, 2012

From Netease:

In the morning on March 9, Xiao Liu, accompanied by a friend got ready to participate in a job fair interview in Zhanjiang city.  When they got off the bus, suddenly a man riding a motorcycle snatched her handbag.  She tried to catch up to him, but only to see the robber riding an unlicensed motorcycle and disappearing in the rain.

Frightened, Liu had tears in her eyes.  After graduated from college, she traveled alone to Zhanjiang looking a job.  […]Read more…

SOS paper note found, two girls rescued after being locked up in a basement for a year

| May 23rd, 2010

From Hangzhou Daily:

May 14, 2010 Wuhan, an electronics repairman found a paper note inside of a TV. It read “Help! I am locked up underground for over a year”, and with the address of the location. After reporting to the police, they found 2 girls being locked up in the basement of a home. Two girls’ feet were locked with metal chains, wearing no clothes, and one of them had been missing for nearly a year. When the girls […]Read more…

Guizhou bridge deconstructed

| June 9th, 2014

Chinanews.com published these thrilling pictures of a bridge in Guizhou being deconstructed on June 6. Although information on why the structure was exploded was unavailable, the deconstruction of Maotain Rehuai Bell Tower Bridge was apparently a success. Please enjoy these festive pictures!

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First successful sexual harassment lawsuit in Guangzhou

| June 22nd, 2011

From Netease:

[The 3 photos taken at the year-end party by Miss A’s colleagues which were later used as critical evidence in her lawsuit against the Japanese molester. ]

Miss A worked in a Japanese company. From September 2008, her Japanese supervisor started to sexually harass her by touching her body, like her neck and her waist. After she rejected him, he complained to A that he thinks she is too cool. "I feel extremely stressed at the time and was afraid […]Read more…

My American journey

| December 13th, 2012

When I was seven years old, my first impression of America was that it was a “Country of Chocolate.” The reason for that was that I was given an American Chocolate by one of my aunt’s friends who had just returned to China from the U.S. While the adults were talking about the country with such a strong interest, for me, the chocolate represented everything in the world. When I started the fourth grade, I began to learn […]Read more…

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival Sand Painting

| October 5th, 2009

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, Zhongqiu Festival (中秋节) is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people. It falls on the 15th of August in Chinese calendar, which is usually around late September or early October. This year, 2009 the Moon Festival is on October 3rd.

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

| January 19th, 2012

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…

High school student dies during a talk with teacher

| March 31st, 2011

From Sina | translated by Roy | edited by Key

A forum post on the Internet about a “death talk” caused heated discussion, a 17-year-old high school student in Binzhou City (Shandong Province) died suddenly during a talk with his teacher.  It was called “death by talking” (谈话死) on the Internet. The talk lasted only 20 minutes.

Our reporter went to the school at 1:30 p.m. The 2 guards said the leaders were not there, they don’t usually go to work […]Read more…

Are the Diaoyu protesters behaving rationally?

| September 12th, 2012

Of mice and menace [By Jia Qiang/China.org.cn]

Have anti-Japanese sentiments gone too far in China in the wake of the intensification of the Diaoyu Islands controversy? Some Chinese writers think so. After Japanese activists landed on the islands to reassert Japanese ownership following Hong Kong activists’ landing, protests were sparked throughout China, and some protesters smashed Japanese cars.

Liu Wending, in a column that was published at China.org.cn, a website published by the State Council Information Office, wrote that “some [protesters] threatened […]Read more…

High school girl looking for a stranger on forum to go to parents meeting

| July 1st, 2011

From IFeng:

Uncle, could you help me to go to the parents meeting?

A high school senior girl was looking for someone to pretend to be her parent and go to the parents meeting because she got a zero on a recent exam.

When netizen, by the name of (小奇葩) "little exotic flower" heard about the parents meeting this Friday, she was totally anxious about it. Running out of ideas, she decided to post this request on the Internet. To her surprises, many […]Read more…

Presenting Atm-Art: Chinese artists and photorealism of China

| February 5th, 2010

Tiananmen

Michael Van Den Heuvel is Dutch and Thor Selander is Danish, and they are combining elements of painting and sculpture to depict China – especially China’s present in contrast to its future, and Chinese artists from angles that are not traditionally examined. They wrote to ChinaHush looking for a platform to expose their art to a greater audience. We found their artwork to be engaging and confrontational, truthful and personal. Also, we thought that the sporadic nature of their […]Read more…

Why Renren is better than Facebook

| April 5th, 2010

In this age of mechanical reproduction, China is often very much guilty of making less-than-impressive versions of things that the West did first. However, I have found some exceptions and one of them is Renren (人人网, translation: Everyone’s Network), China’s version of Facebook (and no it’s not blocked).

Last year I started using Renren.com because I was about to study for a year at Peking University and wanted to understand college students in China before I actually got there. And while […]Read more…

Chengdu man peeing on side of road uncovers ancient treasure

| April 30th, 2014

image courtesy of Chengdu Daily News

A Chengdu man peeing on the side of the highway discovered three ancient statues on April 24, according to Chengdu Daily News.

Xiao Xu was traveling southeast from work on a highway near the Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital—located in Chengdu in southwest China—about 6 p.m., when the 20-year-old couldn’t hold it any longer.

He pulled onto the side of the highway, got out of his car and started peeing. Once he was done, Xiao noticed a […]Read more…