One-legged student inspires netizens with basketball skills

| December 17th, 2012
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Qu Shitao became known as the “Inspiring Basketball King” (“励志篮球帝”) after a video surfaced of him playing basketball despite having just one leg. The video first became hot on Sina Weibo and then was reported on by a number of television stations across the country, including CCTV.

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Pictures of Jeremy Lin shirtless in bed leaked

| February 21st, 2012
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Pictures of Jeremy Lin shirtless in bed have been leaked online, and the story made the front page of the influential discussion board Mop. Since they were posted to Mop.com on February 18, the thread has been viewed over 610,000 times, and the pictures have spread to many other Chinese news websites. The original post includes no text and two pictures of Lin in bed and pictures of women holding “val-Lin-tines”-related signs.

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The Transformation of Yao Ming

| February 21st, 2012

This article originally appeared on Kun Kun’s blog. Written by Kun Kun Yu Translated by Cathy Song

 

Kun Kun Yu writes for Bloomberg Businessweek China and is the author of “Not Polite, Not Vulgar.” Her work has appeared in GQ China and Sanlian Life Week. She blogs at http://www.bullock.cn/blogs/catnapkun/

Last December I stood with Yao Ming on the balcony of the Roosevelt Hotel in Shanghai. Located on the seat of the Bund, we had a sweeping view of the city. Across from […]Read more…

Harmonizing basketball brawl between Georgetown and Bayi Rockets in China

| August 30th, 2011
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When a Chinese basketball team got involved in an all-out brawl with the Georgetown University team in an exhibition on August 18, it revealed that no topic is off limits to the river crab. “River crab,” in Chinese pronounced “he xie,” is a pun on “harmonious society,” used by netizens to mock the word.

There was nothing “harmonious” about what happened between Georgetown and the Bayi Rockets on August 18 when they met for a game during Georgetown’s ostentatious good-will tour. […]Read more…