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Chinese Hackers Hacked Melbourne Film Festival Website, Again

| August 2nd, 2009

Ever since “Chinese Boycott Melbourne Film Festival to Protest Attendance of Rebiya Kadeer”, Chinese Hackers also took actions to protest the 58th Melbourne International Film Festival playing “East Turkistan” separatists’ documentary. July 25 around 11 am Official Melbourne Film Festival website was hacked. Famous hacker “oldjun” left a Chinese flag along with these words “We like film, but we hate Rebiya Kadeer! We like peace, and we hate East Turkistan terrorist! Please apologize to all the Chinese people!”

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Young man builds egg shaped dwelling in Beijing as his home

| December 1st, 2010

Dai Haifei (戴海飞), 24 years old form Hunan province, built and placed an egg shaped small house in a courtyard in Beijing, as his home. Inspired by his company’s design, Dai Haifei built the “egg” house with bamboo and it only cost him 6,427 yuan. Now he has been living in it for almost 2 month, rent free. The following is his diary on Douban describing how he builds the egg house.

My father works at a construction site; mother is […]Read more…

Occupy Central Hong Kong expresses support for occupy Taiwan legislature protests

| March 21st, 2014

After one of the leaders of Occupy Central, a pan-democrat protest movement in Hong Kong, visited an outspoken Taiwanese politician last October, critics of Occupy Central claimed the movement was backing “Taiwanese independence.”

A Global Times editorial on October 24 stated that Chu Yiu-ming, then one of the organizers and now the leader of Occupy Central, met Shih Ming-teh in Taiwan. Shih Ming-teh was imprisoned for 15 years by the Kuomintang for allegedly creating the “Taiwan Independence League.” After his release, […]Read more…

Elderly falls in the middle of the road, no one helps because fear of being framed

| July 12th, 2010

(Netease) Yangze Evening news reported, on July 11 at noon, an old man felt on the ground while riding a tricycle on the Xinghua Yangshan Bridge. He lay on the ground and could not get up. For as long as 15 minutes, many people passed through there, some even stopped by and watched, but not one person gave the old man a hand to help him up. Why is that? According to explanation, the main reason why many people […]Read more…

Alibaba makes $9.3m transaction revenue on 11.11 shopping festival

| November 11th, 2014

November 11 has become the most celebrated unofficial festival in China since 2009 when Alibaba, the owner of China’s biggest online shopping platform Taobao, coined the festival and offered half price on its B2C portal Tmall. Because there are 4 number "1" in the date, it is also called Single’s Day. The marketing tactic has been so successful that it feels like women and men of the whole country have entered a frantic combat mode in order to flash […]Read more…

Only in China, an event can’t do without perfect usherettes

| September 19th, 2011

“Since when, usherette become an indispensable part of meetings in China?” New Weekly posted the question in its official weibo on the “hell training” of usherettes for the up-coming Central China Expo to be held at Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province.

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Pretty Girls on the Street Protesting the Rich Second Generation

| August 18th, 2009

This forum post “Chengdu Pretty Girls Protesting Rich 2nd Generation” on Tianya got great hit rate today and was soon used in many Chinese major news sites like Netease and QQ. In Chengdu Times Square, a group of pretty girls were passing out flyers wearing t-shirts with the message “Our Generation is not the Rich Second Generation”. What is this about? Once you read the flyer then you will know they are promoting safe driving. So what does “Rich […]Read more…

Colleges and professions most loved by opposite sex in China

| February 12th, 2012

From life.ce.cn:

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Which university do you wish your other half graduated from? What profession do you want him or her to have? Recently, media in China released rankings of colleges graduated from and professions singles took which are most loved by the opposite sex. This ranking is provided by China’s popular dating site zhenai.com, based on the number of times asked on a date by the opposite sex out of their 35 million members. The most popular men graduated from […]Read more…

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

| March 23rd, 2010

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…

Free 3 month ibVPN accounts giveaway

| July 3rd, 2011

Hope our readers enjoyed our last VPN giveaway, the winners were announced a few days again. Didn’t win or missed our last VPN giveaway? Here is another chance! Our partner Invisible browsing VPN is giving away 15 premium accounts valid for 3 months.  ibVPN is a VPN service that allows Internet users to surf the Web invisibly and securely, to bypass filters and access blocked websites. All the programs will automatically work via VPN so that the highest level of […]Read more…

5 top tips to help you learn Mandarin Chinese: great advice from a variety of experts

| May 31st, 2016

Over the last year, we at Learn Mandarin Now have been interviewing a wide variety of experts who are learning or have learnt to speak or write Mandarin. The questions we put to them were a selection of the top questions which we get asked by students of Chinese—and, today, we’re happy to share these questions and a summary of the top 5 answers with you:

How can I learn Mandarin Chinese quickly and without too much stress?

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China’s Cosmo is Missing Some Important Pages

| June 28th, 2010

Everywhere in Beijing, bus stops and magazine stands have advertised the June issue of Cosmo, with a purple-clad Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker on the front cover. As I’m unfamiliar with the international magazine industry as it relates to China, I was eager to obtain a copy and see for myself what this hefty, 362 page issue contained. I flipped past the beauty, the fashion and the countless ads all the way to the end, and […]Read more…

Head of Chongqing Municipal Bureau of Justice executed – the last moments of his life

| July 8th, 2010

From Netease:

The former Chief of Chongqing Municipal Bureau of Justice Wen Qiang (文强) was executed on July 7. The Supreme Court firmly believes that he accepted huge amount of bribes, the circumstances are serious and causes great social harm. He was prosecuted for the crimes of harboring and abetting crime syndicates, obtaining large amounts of property from unidentified sources and rape.

Wen Qiang thus became the first Chief of the Public Security Bureau being sentenced to death and executed.

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Guangzhou likes big butt and it cannot lie

| November 23rd, 2010

I was going to let Asian Games in Guangzhou slide this time. Is there anything interesting about China hosting an international event besides grand opening, traffic jam, badly treated volunteers, uncivilized behaviors, sky rocketing real estate price of wherever they took place, and of course those same old political debates?

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Giveaway: 10 Free Premium VPN accounts of 3 months subscription from Kepard

| August 5th, 2012

Today, we bring an amazing free offer for our readers, ChinaHush and Kepard wanted to share 10 Premium Kepard VPN accounts of 3 months subscription  with you. How about some free stuff to start the week on a high note?

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