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National hero turns criminal, scams 460,000 yuan

| November 4th, 2014

Fame is a double-edged sword and not many can handle it well. 21-year-old Lei Chunian learned his lesson the hard way. 6 years ago, he saved 7 classmates during the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake and thus honored as one of the "figures that move China" by CCTV and even became a torch carrier for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. However, 6 years later the national hero was put on a trial stand for fraud and faced up to 10 years jail time. […]Read more…

Underage Girls on Chinese Marriage Seeking Website

| July 1st, 2009

QQ blogger blogged about underage girls on Chinese marriage seeking website they are as young as 12, 13 years old. www.hunlian.cn is the website address, hunlian (婚恋) means fall in love and get married in Chinese.

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Extraordinary love story, village of 119 wet nurses in rural China

| March 27th, 2011

From: QQ

It’s an quiet ordinary rural Chinese village where people still live in "cave houses", small dwellings built into the side of hills and mountains. But the women in this small village has been doing something extraordinary for more than half a century and it’s not until few days ago that it finally come to the attention of the whole country.

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“You buses piss me off”, Mercedes man smashes bus for not yielding

| November 4th, 2011

According to Xinmin Evening news, China has become the No. 1 country of new car consumption since 2009 with a compound annual growth rate of 25.6%. Last year alone, 18 million more new cars make it to the street, making noises, polluting the air and most apparently prevailing traffic jams. As a result, road rage seems nothing uncommon in China’s big cities.

(From nddaily) At the end of October, an angry Mercedes-Benz driver smashed the door of a public bus with […]Read more…

Inflation behind 100 yuan

| November 18th, 2010

From Netease:

November 11, 2010, data from Bureau of Statistics showed in October consumer price index rose 4.4%, reached a new high in the last 25 months.

Rewind time back to November, 2009, in one year, how much did the price of commodities rise?

The same 100 yuan, how many less things does it buy you after one year?

According to data from Beijing Market Association on November 13, 2009 and on November 13, 2010, let’s take a look how much the same 100 […]Read more…

The “Audi and college girls” experiment

| April 1st, 2010

From HSW:

Apparently girls in China love guys who own an Audi.  I have heard this theory or rumor or reputation. Whatever you want to call it, Audi, among other luxury brands for some reason became such a popular status symbol of luxury in China.  Most impotently in the eyes of the Chinese girls. The following story is really about the talks of university girls would strike up a conversation with men that drive a luxury car, in order to […]Read more…

Electric bicycles stolen by pregnant women, nothing can stop this?

| April 5th, 2011

From Jinling Evening News | translated by Jue

Citizens: bikes are frequently stolen in the supermarket parking lot

Mr. Zhang, 43, lives in Jiangning District of Nanjing. One day of late January this year, he went to Oushang Supermarket with his wife as usual, and parked his electric bike in the parking lot. He especially put two locks on the bike in case theft as he’d heard that bike thieves are often spotted here.

When Mr. Zhang and his wife carried the goods […]Read more…

11 Siberian tigers die of malnutrition at Shenyang Wild Animal Park

| March 12th, 2010

So much for the year of the tiger, when this news broke out netizens were full of grief…

From Netease:

Shenyang, China news agency reports on March 11, 11 Siberian tigers died within three month period in Shenyang Forest Wild Animal Park, allegedly the cause of death was lack of food, starvation. At the same period of time 30 other animals also died there.

According to the local “Liaoning Daily”, some insider revealed that the zoo only gave each tiger two chickens a […]Read more…

An elderly woman who collects scraps returns lost 7000 RMB to police

| December 22nd, 2009

I was feeling pretty disappointed with humanity after the results at Copenhagen, but then I read this story and felt a bit uplifted. If everyone was this selfless and took only what they needed, I imagine a different result at Copenhagen would have been possible. In less than one day, this story has generated 1200 comments on Mop.

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The 3 worst attacks on foreign journalists in China in 2013

| February 23rd, 2014

Being a foreign correspondent in China is tough.

In 2013, the Foreign Correspondents Club of China reported five major attacks against foreign journalists in the Middle Kingdom. Tibet, Xinjiang and social issues such as the HIV blood harvesting scandal, government dissidents or the Falun Gong movement are the most sensitive topics, according to the FCCC, although recently reportage on land disputes has been sensitive as well.

After analyzing the organization’s 2013 incident reports, below are the three worst things that […]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…

Anhui woman finds condom in fish stew, manager swallows condom

| May 13th, 2014

image courtesy of hefei news

A Anhui restaurant manager swallowed a condom after arguing with a customer over whether or not she deliberately put the contraceptive in her food, according to Hefei News.

Leung (no first name available) and two female companions went to a fish restaurant in Hefei’s government district on the evening of May 9. The three women apparently got in a dispute with the store staff, but decided to eat at the restaurant anyway- they ordered a […]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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China regulates Online Map Services to address national security breach, will Google Earth comply?

| June 14th, 2010

News flashback:

On May 17, 2010 CCTV news reported that Chinese government shuts down a famous Internet forum – “Moonlight Forum”, because this website carried sensitive military information in China such as locations of airfield, navy bases and barracks of Hong Kong PLA battalion that posed as a threat to China’s state national security.

In the news translated by ESWN:

The Moonlight Forum is a community website frequented by military aficionados.  They have sections such as "China’s nuclear test sites," "Chinese […]Read more…

The war’s on! Peasant builds blockhouse to fight against force demolition

| June 14th, 2010

(From ctdsw) To protect his contracted property from being demolished by force, 56 years old peasant Yang Youde builds a blockhouse on his farming land and successfully scares the demolition team away twice using fire-tubes. Yang says he is not nail-household who struggles for higher compensation, he is just fighting to justify what he entitled to by laws.

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