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Girl dislocates her arm in the jostling of job fair by state-owned enterprices

| March 21st, 2010

From Wuhan Morning Paper

One girl dislocated her arm and 3 boys climbed windows in the process of getting into the job fair hosted on March 19th by 25 large and medium sized state-owned enterprises who altogether offer 5,000 jobs. The fair has to be canceled due to overcrowding.

Reporter on the spot observed at 8:30 am that over 1,000 job seekers had already been waiting at the square. When the gate opened an hour later, the crowds rushed forward and […]Read more…

Multiple corpses of children dug out under a bridge in Jiangsu Province

| February 2nd, 2012

From Netease:

Recently the Chinese netizens are talking about corpses of children dug out under a bridge in Xiangshui County, Yancheng of Jiangsu Province. According to the police, the person who reported the crime Mr. Sun Rongrong was separated with his child’s mother (Wu Weiwei) who took their 4-year-old daughter (Sun Jier) to live with a man in Xiangshui County. The child was dead for unknown reasons on the night of January 21 even before sending to the hospital for rescue. […]Read more…

“Swimming Style” Survival

| June 9th, 2009

From Oriental Outlook: reporter: Dai Wenming (戴闻名)

Oxford University graduate Jerome Vaughan (方哲伦) came to Shanghai in 2002, in his mind was only “the Bund (外滩) skyline” which was just started to appear in the western newspapers at the time.

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Armless Hubei man drives 99,500 miles, arrested for not having license

| July 5th, 2014

image courtesy of people’s daily

A Hubei man drove 99,500 miles before being caught for not having a license on July 2, according to People’s Daily.

The man was apparently traveling east on the Huyu Expressway—a major expressway connecting Chongqing and Shanghai— when he was pulled over for switching lanes to avoid a “high-speed/ drunk driving” police check point. What officers saw when they looked through the drivers-side window amazed them. The armless man was apparently steering with the big toe of […]Read more…

President Obama took questions from fake Chinese students at town hall meeting

| November 16th, 2009

President Obama spoke with several hundred students at the museum of science and technology in Shanghai today where he answered students’ questions in a Town Hall Meeting. However according to this post, some of the “students” who asked the questions were not exactly current students? These fake students were actually university officials?

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Young people should not be able to afford houses

| December 5th, 2009

 

[Netease] Chinese TV series “Dwelling Narrowness” has caused national discussion on the continuously raising housing prices currently plaguing the market. Should young people (in China) who were born after 1980’s and just graduated from college be able to buy a home? On this issue, Ren Zhiqiang (任志强) boldly “speaks out directly without reservation”: Young people should not be able to afford houses. (You will find out who this guy is later.)

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Male factory workers who make bras

| March 10th, 2011

A set of photos of male factory workers in Dongguan making bras was made popular on MOP.

Bra and man, putting these two words together, I believe many people would laugh, as if no more words needed to explain. However in the underwear factories that are widespread across Dongguan, these two words are absolutely combined into one. He creates it, and it feed him.

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Taiwan would like to know, do you know?

| November 30th, 2009

[QQ] Direct flight across the Taiwan Strait was completely achieved in 2009. The exchange between Mainland China and Taiwan has entered a new stage. However, not everyone has the opportunity to go to Taiwan, unwilling to be left-out netizens come up with a new way to play. Recently an activity using photographs for cross-strait exchange spreads on the internet. Youth from both side of the strait are learning about each other through these images.

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Female College Graduate Beaten and Killed in Busy Street over Dispute

| August 16th, 2009

A 27 year old female college graduate serving as a village official was beaten and killed in a China’s crowded street by a man who was riding an electric tricycle at the time. The suspect does not previously know the victim. He committed this violent act all because of a simple argument. After committing the crime the murder suspect flee the scene. This incident led to huge responses on the Chinese internet. With tens and thousands of netizen’s help […]Read more…

Lack of Safety in Chinese Hospitals

| June 18th, 2014

Chinese patients’ requests for more honest, better-qualified doctors have gone ignored. The city’s 27 public hospitals really need police officers, officials decided last month.

Officials are requesting police officers as deputy administrators, not just at the entrance. The goal? To keep displeased patients and their family from attacking the doctors.

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A tooth for a tooth, farmers occupy main road as sunning ground

| September 27th, 2014

In a newly constructed Kexue Main Road in Zhengzhou City, the usual grey asphalt pavement turns into a golden boulevard of corns which covered 2/3 of the six-lane road and stretched as long as 5km. According to local villagers, the newly harvested corns can be properly dried in a couple of days and packed for sale on the spot thanks to the sunny weather and good ventilation on the road.

When asked why they occupied the public road for private […]Read more…

North Korean football players sent to coal mine after World Cup loss?

| June 22nd, 2010

Recently the Chinese websites and forums are filled with the talks of North Korea National football team are going to be sent to coal mine as punishment if they lose at the World Cup.  Is this true?  Netease talked about this “as a not verified news” on June 17 after North Korea’s 1-2 loss to Brazil.  Some sites claimed this news came from U. S. blogs and small websites. This article from IFeng talked about a “rumor” found on a […]Read more…

The amazing "Seed Cathedral" – too much symbolism, not enough practicality?

| March 25th, 2010

 
The "Seed Cathedral" is the main attraction at the UK Pavillion at this year’s Shanghai Expo. The building’s out layer is made of over 60,000 slender, transparent quills, each quill with different types of seeds in it from the Kew Millenium Seed Bank Project.
 

This "Seed Cathedral" seems to be garnering rave reviews from both the US and China. With Chinese netizens exclaiming "I must go see it!" and "Beautiful!" BLDGBLOG saying, "it is one of the coolest architectural constructions I’ve […]Read more…

Surrogate Pregnancy in China, Be Aware of Escort Girls

| September 9th, 2009

This article from nddaily talks about surrogate pregnancy (which is currently not legal in China) has already become commercialized in the Chinese society.  Being illegal yet with lack of regulations, many intermediary agencies are able to profit greatly from it.  Surrogate pregnancy in China today even evolved into impregnating by having sex with the volunteer which is questioned of being a sex transaction.  Many escort girls (sex workers) have started to join the profession of being surrogate mother because of […]Read more…

High school student dies during a talk with teacher

| March 31st, 2011

From Sina | translated by Roy | edited by Key

A forum post on the Internet about a “death talk” caused heated discussion, a 17-year-old high school student in Binzhou City (Shandong Province) died suddenly during a talk with his teacher.  It was called “death by talking” (谈话死) on the Internet. The talk lasted only 20 minutes.

Our reporter went to the school at 1:30 p.m. The 2 guards said the leaders were not there, they don’t usually go to work […]Read more…