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Can’t afford a new home? Check out Anhui-style cargo container apartments

| October 7th, 2010

(From yahoo )As a hot travel destination, Hainan island unsurprisingly enjoys  high home prices. To save costs at the same time give its employees relatively cozy living environment, a factory in Hainan Province builds two-story apartments out of used cargo containers, and housed 40 of its workers in the little Anhui-style community.

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The Sorrow of "Artificial Limbs Village"

| March 2nd, 2011

From QQ | Translated by Roy | Edited by CC

Of 87 villagers who stepped on landmines, there were only 78 legs in total – each one has less than 1 leg on average. Sharenzhai, was famous for the story of “87 people, 78 legs.” Now there are only 4 people left, for the other 83 died of disease one after another.

Wang Yimi from Tianpenglaizhen Funingxian Wenshanzhou,Yunnan Province, became disabled from working in the mines at the border of China and […]Read more…

16-year-old girl forced into prostitution by parents, diary reveals her love with a client

| September 18th, 2010

“1:58 am, I am sitting on my bed and thinking about my dear baby. Baby came to see me today, because he got paid today. Baby, we have met for ten months now and you have spent quite a bit of money on me. For that I am sorry, even thought you said you that you were most willing to. But I still feel guilty. My dear, today you said you don’t want me anymore, do you know how […]Read more…

Children’s hospital doctor on duty playing games, 5-month-old baby dies

| November 12th, 2009

[NetEase] November 5, 2009 afternoon, a tragedy happened in a Children’s hospital, but we the common people will not see it in today’s newspapers or from major media. It’s not that we didn’t ask for help, but there was no one helping us. Posting this in hope of friends in the society can support us, to make people responsible at the hospital step up, to make the major media step up including our beloved 110 (police) also step up.

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Amazing Pictures, Pollution in China

| October 21st, 2009

[QQ] October 14, 2009, the 30th annual awards ceremony of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund took place at the Asia Society in New York City. Lu Guang (卢广) from People’s Republic of China won the $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his documentary project “Pollution in China.”

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Chinese youth roller skating across China

| March 6th, 2011

Cao Hongwei skating

Chinese young generation is getting restless.  Instead of leading their life like most of their parent do, they choose to hit the road. They volunteer in youth hostel in exchange for free accommodation while traveling; Many college graduates volunteer abroad in their gap-year; Outdoor activity club is the most popular in university and activity to adventure in uninhabited regions is cool. In the summer of 2009, two Beijing young men,Gu Yue and Liu Chang, got in the spotlight […]Read more…

Law professor claims all Chinese girls studying in France are debauched

| August 27th, 2011

From IFeng:

Controversial video clip attracts attention

On 23rd August, microblogger "巴黎观察" (Paris Observe) posted an video in which, associated professor Zhang Haixia in Ministry of Justice claimed that "All the mainland girls who study in France come back as losers and become like "Super Pan Jinlian".

Pan Jinlian is a famous literary figure in Shi Nai’an’s Water Margins (Outlaws of Marsh) one of the 4 best known novels in ancient China.

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Boy Electrocuted by a Roadside Advertisement Case in Shanghai, China

| August 27th, 2009

[QQ] Yesterday afternoon, in Shanghai Qingpu district Xujing town a roadside Advertisement Case (A translucent case with advertising printed on it and light inside) was leaking electricity, unfortunately electrocuted an 8 year old boy.

The boy

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6 months after MH370 disappearance, families still await the return of their loved ones

| September 6th, 2014

Sept 8,2014 will mark the half year milestone since the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airline MH370 which was scheduled to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. The plane lost contact with air traffic control less than an hour after takeoff, disappearing together with 239 people on board including 154 Chinese. Sept 8 will also be the traditional Mid-autumn Festival in China, a day with perfect full moon that celebrates family reunion. However, for the families that lose […]Read more…

Absurd racism claim and attacks on Chinese culture

| February 21st, 2013

This year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit was photographed internationally in eight locals and included local flavor of each local. As such, it has been accused of racism by some notable bloggers, and the story has spread into mainstream media outlets.

The claims of racism go to such absurd lengths as to actually denigrate minority culture in China. Jessica Gomes was photographed standing with some members of a minority ethnic group in Guilin wearing traditional attire. Anne V was photographed on a raft […]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…

Beijing Passion Club apologizes, admitting using photo of model as “top service girl”

| July 23rd, 2010

(Netease) “Passion Club (天上人间: direct translation is ‘heaven on earth’) apologized to me”, yesterday professional model Lin Ketong told the newspaper that Passion Club Beijing KTV apologized to her on the phone, and posted the apology letter on their website for 10 days.

Prior to that, Beijing’s hottest club/KTV, Passion Club was ordered to suspend its business for rectification for 6 month as part of the Chinese Government’s “Sweeping the yellow” efforts. (扫黄: (sao3huang2) sweeping the yellow: cracking down on […]Read more…

China’s Table Tennis Makes the Word “Sweep” a Derogatory Term

| May 16th, 2009

From QQ:

World Table Tennis Championships in Yokohama in 2009 for men and women’s singles finals played on the 5th of this month.  Chinese top seed Wang Hao (王皓) and Olympic singles champion Zhang Yining (张怡宁) won the respective men’s and women’s singles title. All the five gold medals at World Table Tennis Championships in Yokohama were bagged by China. China achieved another “sweep” in world table tennis championships history.

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Traffic Police Drunk Driving Kills Young Man

| June 29th, 2009


[nddaily] When I saw Zeng Junjie (曾俊杰), this 22 year old young man from Guangdong province is on the verge of death. On June 28th 2:30 am, he was riding an electric bicycle, during the accident he was sent flying by a car driven by a Guangzhou traffic policeman, resulting in serious brain injury. Doctor says he has maximum of 2 days to live.

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Man stabs 13 elementary students in front the school, 9 dead

| March 24th, 2010

From Netease:

March 23 Morning, in Nanping, Fujian Province a man appeared to be mentally ill brandished a knife at the entrance of Luantong Nanping experimental elementary school during the time when students were just arriving to school. He continuously stabled and cut 13 elementary students. Currently, 9 children were killed and the other 4 are in critical condition and being rescued in the hospitals. The suspect was arrested by the police. 42 year old Zheng Mingsheng (郑民生) born in […]Read more…