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Frequently asked questions about studying mandarin Chinese in China

| April 20th, 2017

It’s a big decision to make, that’s for sure, but once you’ve decided to go and study Mandarin Chinese in China you’ll, naturally, want ot find out as much as you can beforehand. Well, here is some great advice to the most frequently asked questions.

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Renting a girlfriend to celebrate Spring Festival in China becoming popular

| January 27th, 2012

“Don’t talk about relationship, it’s just a deal.” That is not only a dialogue in the new released Hong Kong film Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, but also the description of a recent phenomenon that single men and women rent a girlfriend/boyfriend to go back home with them to celebrate Chinese Spring Festival.

For young bachelors, the seven days Spring Festival means not just the reunion with families, they need to face the pressure driven by relatives to take a girlfriend/boyfriend […]Read more…

Philanthropist dumps pile of cash on patient’s bed

| August 11th, 2011

From IFeng:

Li Chunping, a philanthropist  from Beijing donated 300,000 yuan (46,800 dollars) to a poor girl who suffers from acute severe aplastic anemia. He piled all the cash in the hospital bed for the girl who is going to take bone marrow transplant surgery. Many people criticized this controversial action.

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People’s Daily Building Design, Shanzhai Burj Al Arab?

| September 10th, 2009

[Netease] The new building design for People’s Daily (人民日报) has been confirmed, the selected winner was designed by Professor Zhou Qi (周琦) of Southeast University, School of Architecture. However, once the plan was made public, netizens immediately started heated discussions. Some people say it looks like an iron, some say it looks like an aircraft carrier or even a urinal pot (an old style vessel for urine, used in bedrooms). Also some people criticized the building design is a […]Read more…

Society portray

| October 1st, 2011

This post has been circulating the Internet appearing in blogs, forums and also via email

Now days —

Greenhouse messed up the seasons,

Xiaojie (sex worker) messed up seniority in the family,

Guanxi (connection) messed up procedures,

Public security messed up orders,

Money messed up officialdom.

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Too pretty to play football, formal female football player goes on dating show

| September 25th, 2011

From Netease:

A beautiful formal Chinese football player — Zhou Yuwei received many public attentions when she showed up in one of the most famous Chinese dating show “If You Are the One”. “She was once in Henan province football team, but outlasted by the team members because of being too beautiful. Finally she quit the team.” introduced Lejia, the star host and the relationship expert of the show.

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ChinaHush one year anniversary review, and submit your stories!

| February 2nd, 2010

Hello everyone, I don’t often write to you guys other than the occasional comments on my posts, but I am excited because as for last week ChinaHush has been up for a year now!  Although I did not blog consistently until July of last year I posted my first blog post on January 25, 2009.  I still remember, it was 2009 Chinese new year.  I want to give a brief highlight of the blog posts in the past year, in […]Read more…

Chinese God of Wealth vs. Western Valentine of Love

| February 17th, 2013

The following is a guest post by Philip via MarketingToChina.com, edited by Key.

Today is February 14, Valentine’s Day in the west and also “Chu Wu”, the fifth day after Chinese New Year, which happens to be the day for Chinese to welcome the god of wealth.

The coincidence that the two popular holidays happen to fall on the same day dilutes the festivity of both. However, Valentine’s Day seems to be the losers.

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Hacker gets laughed at for his poor English in an attack at a foreign language university

| September 4th, 2011

From QQ:

Grammar and spelling errors in the pop-up window of the hack attack pointed out by the hack attack victims

On the first day of the new semester in Guangdong University of Foreign Studies(GDUFS), the school’s campus network experienced a hack attack. "My computer was running when suddenly it shut down." One student said. The same thing happed to all his roommates. When they restarted the computer, a window popped up, assuring the students that the hacker is not destroying […]Read more…

Free 30 day FBVPN accounts giveaway!

| September 27th, 2010

  

Do you need a Faster and Better VPN service? There are more free VPN accounts for ChinaHush readers! If you are in China right now and need VPN software to access Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc… or for some reason you just want to surf the internet anonymously then don’t miss this giveaway! Our partner/advertiser FFBVPN is offering 30 accounts of 1 month free subscriptions!

In order to get a free 30 day account, all you have to do is […]Read more…

Dead body of child infected with H1N1 abandoned in a ditch

| January 17th, 2010

From Xinhuanet:

December 9, 2009, in Guangzhou, a 3-year-old boy’s dead body was found abandoned in a dry ditch on the side of Guangchong highway. The boy named Zhou Hongdu was severely infected with H1N1 virus. The news caused quite a stir when once broke out. Many media continuously tracked this matter for days; Guangzhou residents showed great concerns and raised heated discussions about the incident. It has been listed as one of the top ten health news incidents in […]Read more…

Chinese subtle communication style and creativity  

| March 25th, 2015

China has a long History and a culture rich of metaphors and symbols. 

The Chinese language is known for its characters that can be interpreted in a poetic or amusing way to memorize them. Let’s give some examples that demonstrate that learning chinese can be a delight: a “heart” (心xīn) caught in a “door” (门mén) means to be “bored” (闷mèn). A popular funny story says that a woman (女nǚ), because she is “muddled” (昏hūn), “get married” (婚 hūn).

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A construction migrant worker’s notes

| November 29th, 2009

[From MOP] A young migrant worker updates a post of his raw, yet I found to be truthful and insightful notes while working at a construction site of soon to be multi-million luxury homes in Sanya, Hainan.

I never speak out. I am a “diving” migrant worker.

(潜水: Diving means lurking here, it is a Chinese internet slang, means someone who reads forum posts but never replies, never expresses their views. It is like underwater diving, never pop their heads […]Read more…

How to distinguish what kind of cell phone people are using on a high speed train?

| February 18th, 2012

From Weibo:

How to distinguish what kind of cell phone people are using on a high speed train?

Every passenger on the train are all concentrating on their cell phones.

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IKEA in China, “our home is your home”

| July 27th, 2012

From Sina Weibo via @薇薇诺诺2661317325

Go to IKEA, I was socked by all kinds of sleeping postures on each bed and each sofa, deeply deeply shocked!  0 to 80 years old, are all so indulged in sleeping! Beds without someone sleeping on them were all a mess.  Daycare center does not require store receipt to pick up their child.  People are so clever! My husband said, we have to wait till after our generation all die first, then we can talk […]Read more…