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Miss Tourism Queen International 2009 Visits Shaolin Temple

| August 24th, 2009

Miss Tourism Queen International 2009 is held in Zhengzhou, Henan province in China from August 7th to August 30th. 110 beauties around the world traveled to China, where they compete as tourism ambassadresses for their respective countries. On August 23rd, 2009 Miss Tourism Queen International came to Shaolin Temple in Henan, beauties around the world praised the wonderful Shaolin martial art performance and the profound cultural heritage.

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Former champion gymnast begs on street

| August 8th, 2011

From QQ:

In China, though champion athletes are very much revered, it’s already well known that retired athlete-including former champion athlete find it hard to make ends meet once they retire. Many blame it on the nation’s sports system in which these athletes are enrolled in at their young age and experienced tough and long training at the expense of their education. They are trained only to win medals and are not prepared to live when they leave the sports system. […]Read more…

Licensed taxi drivers are invited to destroy 140 unlicensed vehicles

| June 3rd, 2010

(From wccdaily) It happens in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province: 140 unlicensed passenger vehicles are put together by the Municipal Committee of Communication to destroy publicly. To make it personal, the committee invited over 50 cab drivers to finish their enemies with iron bars.

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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…

Perpetrator’s Father Li Gang apologizes publicly

| October 22nd, 2010

Yesterday we posted about the public concerned drinking and driving car accident happened in Hebei University.  Killing one and injuring one, the perpetrator was already detained by the police.  Today, “the Li Gang” of the lately catchy Internet catchphrase “My dad is Li Gang”, suspect’s father contacted  CCTV through the police in order to express his deepest regret to the victims, victims’ families and also the public.

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‘Operation Fox Hunting 2014’ – China’s new tactic against fleeing government officials

| September 10th, 2014

Last month, we wrote about the general demography of Chinese going abroad. Today let’s zoom in to take a look at a special group – the corrupted government officials. For decades, corrupted government officials in China have always had a Plan B for themselves and their families given the high occupational hazard – jail time. However that plan is becoming more and more difficult nowadays, since the new Politburo of the CCP comes into power with anti-corruption as one […]Read more…

Hong Kong Cigarette Warning Label: Smoking May Cause Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)

| July 13th, 2009

Recently, friends visited Hong Kong noticed on the cigarette box in Hong Kong, the government warning changed form “Smoking may cause lung cancer” to “Smoking may cause erectile dysfunction (impotence)”

QQ Blogger thinks the government’s warning is not without scientific basis. He listed out studies on correlations between smoking and impotence.

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Olympic badminton players disqualified for deliberate poor play

| August 2nd, 2012

The following is a guest post by Lisa Xu via The Hopewell Journal

Eight badminton players have been disqualified from the women’s doubles competition at the London Olympic Games for deliberately playing poorly in Tuesday’s matches.

Two pairs from South Korea, and one each from Indonesia and China, including World Champions and top seeds Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli from China, were accused of “not using best efforts” in an attempt to manipulate the draw for the knockout stage.

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Baby Girl put up for Auction on Taobao

| October 18th, 2009

 

[Netease] On the afternoon of October 14th MOP BBS appeared a new post, quickly attracted netizens’ attention. Titled with “Putting up their own child for auction, what kind of parents are they?” the post attached with 2 Taobao website screenshots. (Taobao: is a online shopping marketplace for consumers in China. The EBay like auction website.)

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The daunting journey in China’s salvation station

| January 19th, 2013

From ndnews:

The Chang Sha Salvation Station on 23:50 Jan 7th

In December 2012, a vagrant froze to death under a bridge in Chang Sha Yuhua District. Another happened on Jan 3rd, 2013 in Chang Sha Kaifu District. Two vagrants passed away in a few days in the same city. But why didn’t they go to salvation station to seek warm and shelter?

The journalist secretly investigated the salvation station in Chang Sha, presenting the true life of vagrant.

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Shanghai Black Girl Lou Jing

| September 1st, 2009

Participating in the competition reality show “Let’s Go! Oriental Angels” (加油!东方天使) on Dragon TV, Lou Jing (娄婧) recently became popular on the Chinese internet because of the brutal comments and attacks online over her ethnic background and her skin color.

Lou Jing and her mother showed up on the “Let’s Go! Oriental Angels” program and told the viewers their story. After Lou Jing’s mother was married, she had sex with a black man. The black man returned back to the United […]Read more…

Newest Chinese invention: noodle maker robot

| February 18th, 2011

Cui has been in the news recently.

No, that’s not him, keep reading.

Cui Runquan of Hebei can’t make noodles. Specifically, he has trouble making shaved noodles. This is a kind of noodle made by whittling or scraping chips of pastry off a lump of it. If you can’t picture it, don’t worry, there’s a video.

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Xi Jinping: China to invest $40 billion to connect Asia

| November 8th, 2014

During a meeting on Nov 8th that aimed to strengthen connectivity partnership, President Xi Jinping announced that China will invest 40 billion USD to set up Silk Road Fund.

He emphasized that the missions of building a silk road economic belt and a 21st century marine silk road are inter-linked and complementing each other. If the "belt" and the "road" are the two wings that help Asia’s economy take off, then connectivity is the veins and nerves of the […]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…

Female “Beijing vagabond” Seeking for Marriage with her 5 Houses

| October 12th, 2009

This post “Beijing vagabond ‘leftover girl’ to get married, 5 houses as dowry, who wants marry me?!” (剩女: (Literally) leftover females, it refers to unmarried mature females with high education levels and high salaries; single career women) appeared on Netease forum. This post could well be fake or a joke, but it made a ripple on the Chinese internet, and I thought it was funny and also had some truth to it.  Here is the translation of the post:

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