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Top 5 Digital Advertising Trends in China

| September 26th, 2017

China’s advertising industry is increased very fast, thanks to rising of the demands of the consumers. Unlike many Western and other countries of the world, television is not the biggest source of advertisement in China.

Digital ads spending in China increased by 27% this year, reaching $50 billion and representing nearly 60% of paid media spending.
The new Advertising trend in China

In China, a country of 700 million mobile internet users, everybody is connected so, some new forms of mobile authentic content […]Read more…

4 primary school students die when rescuing classmate, is not to be applauded

| April 30th, 2011

Here is the translated news excerpt from Xinhua Net:

On Jun 26th, 4 primary school students swept away by a torrent when they linked arms by holding hands, rescuing one of their classmates. Xiao Shuai (alias) was one of the witnesses at the scene. That day, he and other 8 classmates rode bicycles to play at the beach of Lao Bi River. They were all six grade students at the local Chen Tai Primary School.

Some of them went into the […]Read more…

Chinese folk custom: how to make your dragon

| September 19th, 2014

Ever since Yuan Dynasty in 1360s, fire dragon dance has been a huge Mid-autumn Festival folk custom in Guangzhou’s Baiyuan District. On the night of the full moon, all lights will be on and villagers will lead 4 fire dragons dancing throughout the alleys and streets, as a way of praying for good weather and good harvests next year. The 4 fire dragons are hand-made by different family clans in their respective temples. Every year the making of fire dragon […]Read more…

The same “Money Counting Show”

| February 10th, 2010

From IFeng:

First let’s take a look these three front page headlines of the “Qingdao Morning Newspaper” around the same time this year, last year and the year before last year. Three photos, their content, characters and even the background are extremely similar. That’s right, other than the different looks of the four migrant workers, the rest of the pictures are the same! These are not photo-shopped pictures, they are better than the photo-shopped pictures – newspaper like this one is […]Read more…

16 people threaten to jump off the bridge together for wages

| November 4th, 2009

 

[Daqi] Because of labor disputes with the factory, more than 30 Hunan province contractors from a (beer) brewery in Guangzhou went to the Haizhu bridge (海珠桥) together performed a “jumping off the bridge show”. Police yesterday said, after the investigation 16 people involved in climbing the bridge were punished accordingly. Two organizers were held in criminal custody, 14 others were held for civil detention.

The afternoon of November 2, Guangzhou Haizhu bridge was paralyzed. 16 workers climbed on top of the […]Read more…

School beauty seeks bodyguard with annual salary 100,000 yuan

| June 28th, 2012

From Chinanews:

“Since I have been stalked, my door has been knocked on by strangers, and I feel obsessed by the news that a girl was attacked by a knife on the street, I decided to hire a male bodyguard in Nanjing! Here are the requirements: be able to fight against three people, and have good personality. To ensure my safety… the total salary for three years could be RMB 300,000 for the qualified candidate.” […]Read more…

Wal-Mart: Violence and Lies

| October 16th, 2009

The night of September 2nd, Yu Xiaochun (余小春) who was viciously beaten by Wal-Mart workers, passed away after three days of rescuing efforts by the doctors. Since the exposure of the incident, Wal-Mart murder case was the hot topic of the internet forums.

On August 30th 7 pm, 37-year-old Yu Xiaochun went to Wal-Mart supercenter in Jingdezhen plaza. When she walked out of the store, five Wal-Mart employees (four men and one woman) chased up to her. They accused Yu […]Read more…

20 wedding bikes to pick up the bride, happiness is most important

| August 15th, 2011

From Chengdu Commercial Daily:

From Changqing Road to Yinsha North Street in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, it is only a 30-minute bike ride without traffic jam.. But for the 29-year-old Huang and 26-year-old Zhao, it’s the most special rout of their lives. Huang rode the bikes with 18 of his friends to pick up his bride Miss Zhao on August 11.

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Former CEO of Beijing Capital Int’l Airport Group Receives Death Penalty for Acceptance of Bribes

| February 11th, 2009

From Sohu

Xinhua news agency telegrams on Feb. 10th, Shan Dong (山东) province Jinan (济南) intermediate people’s court has reached verdict on former CEO of Beijing Capital Int’l Airport Group Li, Peiying (李培英)’s case.  The court declared the defendant guilty of accepting bribes, sentenced him death penalty, and be deprived of political rights for life, confiscate all personal possessions; also guilty of embezzlement, sentenced death penalty with sentence suspended for two years, deprived of political rights for life, confiscate all personal […]Read more…

Rape? Woman mistakes man as boyfriend and has sex

| July 5th, 2011

From GZSB via Sina

Xiao Juan is a 26-year-old woman living in Weining (Guizhuo Province). On the night of Jun 27, she and her boyfriend went to their friend’s birthday party. It was very late and they decided to settle down in a hotel nearby. At midnight, Xiao Juan went to the public toilet outside their room. After that, she went into the neighboring room by mistake.

Still not very awake, Xiao Juan thought the man in the room was her boyfriend […]Read more…

Chinese scalpers rush to purchase iPad2

| March 18th, 2011

From Netease:

Zhong Guang Net Beijing reports on March 18, according to Voice of China “Aspect News”, since iPad 2 went on sale last week many scalpers have been buying them madly. A group of Asian scalpers targeted the Apple flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York. They tried every way to go into the store to buy the goods, and then resell them at higher prices locally or sent to China for sale.

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Shanghai Mobile: cell phone sends pornographic text messages will be terminated, after being verified of course

| January 22nd, 2010

Last week Han Han already mentioned about this news in his blog, The Chinese new year is here soon, people in China should be careful sending text messages, especially if you are in Shanghai, you don’t want your cell phone to stop working while sending text, and then going to the local police station to write a promise note on new years day! Here is the actual news and some netizens’ reactions.

“On what basis, you can look at […]Read more…

Shishou (石首) Incident: Tens of Thousands People Guarding one Dead Body, Armed Police Suppressed Crowd

| June 23rd, 2009

From Popyard:

June 17 to June 20, Hubei province Shishou (石首) (city) a hotel chef’s strange death caused tens of thousands of people gathering and road blocking. Party secretary of Hubei Province Luo Qingquan (罗清泉) and Hubei governor Li Hongzhong (李鸿忠) visited the city to dispose the case. Till 20th to 21st morning, the situation has gradually subsided. The corpse were in the hotel were sent to a funeral parlor and crowd dispersed.

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Street children, there is no place worse than home

| January 2nd, 2012

(From Sohu.com) For most people, there is no place like home. However, in street children rescue and protection centers, there are a considerably large number of children who choose to leave home and try everything they can to stay out. Preventing children from running away becomes an unwritten duty for staffs in the children’s aid centers. Why don’t they want to go home? Poverty, disease, incomplete family, migrant working parents, illegitimate birth or outside-of-state-plan birth, domestic violence etc. push these […]Read more…

More Chinese opinions on Google leaving China (Keso vs. People’s Daily)

| January 14th, 2010

I picked these two articles because they showed two completely different views on the Google China situation in China. First one is a blog post written by KESO (洪波) a well-known IT blogger in China.  (I have translated one of is blog posts back when Kai-fu Lee resigned from Google China.) The latter one is an article from one of the Chinese media site: People’s daily, written by a netizen named Jiang Bojing (姜伯静).  Compare them for yourself…

Google […]Read more…