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PR in China: pain for Apple and VW

| March 21st, 2013

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

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Apple and VW appeared on CCTV on Mar.15, not in advertising, but on consumers’ rights protection party. And obviously, they are big PR trouble.

Apple Ostrich PR

Apple was reported to treat Chinese consumers at a different standard in terms of after service. Chinese consumers can’t get a brand-new back cover as claimed in the Apple ads and even the warranty is much shorter than that in the US.

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How many Chinese are going abroad and why

| August 28th, 2014

(Translated from Sohu.com)

Among the Chinese who go to foreign countries, some are for the shopping spree, some for traveling, some for study, and some are for immigration. Getting out of the country gate is nothing new for today’s Chinese anymore. There are 3 main purposes for them to leave the country, for good.
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China clarifies salt shortage rumors due to nuclear crisis in Japan

| March 22nd, 2011

From Netease | Translated by Jue | Edited by Key

China News Agency, Beijing March 17th

Recently, there has been shopping spree for salt in some parts of China due to the growing nuclear crisis in Japan and the rumors that iodized salt will be capable to protect oneself from nuclear radiation, also with the fears that nuclear leaks would affect coastal areas in China and the marine products and salt would also be contaminated.

Therefore on March 17th, Chinese National Salt […]Read more…

14 year old girl died of malnutrition, laid-off father regrets

| October 7th, 2010

(Tianya) Summary: September 26, a 14 year old girl named Xiao Ling (a pseudonym) passed away; the cause of death was shocking: long term malnutrition causing anemia and multiple organ failure. What made Xiao Ling to have such a terrible fate? In 2006 her father got laid off from work and started collecting trash for living. Then her mother passed away in 2007 due to illness, the entire family only had less than 300 yuan income each month. Every meal […]Read more…

Impostors With Same Faces But Different Names In TV Commercial Fraud

| February 3rd, 2009

From NetEast and Sohu

Look at these impostors, all from Jinan (济南) TV station. While watching TV, noticed on Jinan TV station, in one of the diabetic medicine commercial there is a doctor named Sun(孙仕友)is the same person as one in selling memento coins specialist named Sun, Yun(孙云).

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72 tons of delivering dynamite explode in Guizhou, 8 killed 300 injured

| November 2nd, 2011

(From ifeng) About 11:30 on Nov 1st, two trucks carrying 72 tons of dynamite suddenly exploded when being checked out at a servicing depot near the Macangping toll gate in Fuquan City, Guizhou Province. The blast wave has resulted in 8 dead and 300 wounded as of press time. It’s said that the explosive area covers about that of a standard football field with 400 m racetrack.

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Hong Kong full page ad against mainland pregnant women

| February 2nd, 2012

Apple Daily as a renowned Hong Kong newspaper put up a full page print ad on Feb 1st protesting aggressively against the surge of mainland pregnant women in Hong Kong. On top of the background of a locust overlooking the Victoria Harbor, the ad rolled out with the headline “Hong Kong people have had enough” followed by angry content protesting against the invasion of mainland pregnant women into Hong Kong and urged the Hong Kong […]Read more…

Exactly how difficult it is to go home for the Spring Festival?

| January 9th, 2012

 

Something big happened on Jan 8th. It is the start of the largest scaled as well as periodical migration in human history – the Chinese spring transport (春运), which was, is and always will be the dominating theme of Chinese media for the next 40 days.

It is predicted that during the 40-day long transport season, there will be over 3.15 billion passenger flow, breaking another historical record set by 2011 with 2.85 billion(sina). To help you get a better picture […]Read more…

Vegetables are sick – Hunan Liuyang cadmium pollution

| November 21st, 2009

(picture: A polluted eggplant)

[Southern Metropolis Daily] In July and August of this year, the Hunan Liuyang cadmium pollution incident caused nationwide concerns. It has been three to months since the incident, chemical plant was permanently closed, the relevant officials were suspended from their positions and affected farmers also received a certain amount of compensation. Recently the photographer went back to Liuyang, to some of the affected areas and shot a set of portraits for the crops. These terminally […]Read more…

Shenyang turned into ghost town, shops closed on fear of counterfeit crackdown

| August 7th, 2012

From IFeng:

August 6, a large number of shops were closed in Shenyang, supposedly to avoid public security’s anti-counterfeiting crackdown.  Netizens on microblog said Shenyang is now almost a “ghost town”.

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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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Simida Zongzi Gate: dispute over Dragon Boat Festival between China and South Korea

| June 16th, 2010

Dragon Boat Festival  (or Duanwu Festival) occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar. In 2010 this day falls on June 16. According to the custom the celebrations includes eating zongzi, drinking realgar wine, and racing dragon boats.

Recently, a forum post titled “Korean beauty student teaches you how to eat zongzi” stirred up a storm on the Internet.  One girl claimed to be a Korean student studying in a Language University in Beijing, accused Chinese […]Read more…

Government official aims to sleep with 1000 women and keeps track in a journal

| September 7th, 2011

From Chinanews:

The former deputy secretary-general of Jiangxi provincial government Wu Zhiming was arrested on his bed with two of his mistresses. Along with his arrest, a few condoms, Viagra and two journal books titled "Pleasure diary". The first diary records the personal information of the 136 mistresses he had and the frequency, location, feeling, degree of satisfaction of the sex they had. On the second diary, each page was attached with one pubic hair from the women he slept with. […]Read more…

“China is Unhappy” Nationalism Promotion?

| April 12th, 2009

 BBC Chinese Department Reporter Qing Shang (尚清)

The recent appearance of a new book named “China is Unhappy” on the market in mainland China has caused hit discussions in the bookshops, and it is being enthusiastically boosted by the media.

This book’s author, Xiaojun Song (宋晓军), said that last October he and a group of friends chatted together. Afterwards, he organized the content of their conversation to form this book.

Therefore, perhaps this book should be called a conversation record.

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“HD90” Counterfeit RMB 100 Yuan Bills in Circulation Causes Panic

| January 25th, 2009

From NetEast

Recently, large quantity of “High quality” 100 Yuan counterfeit RMB (Chinese currency) appeared in Guangdong, Shanghai, Beijing, Hunan, Hubei, Zhejiang and many other provinces. The serial number for this counterfeits starts with HD90.

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