Woman pretends to be artillery solider flaunting wealth on micro-blog faces legal action

| May 2nd, 2012

From Netease:

April 26, Sina Weibo verified account named “Second Artillery Liu Yuanyuan” exposed herself of drunk driving on micro-blog which attracted many Chinese netizens’ attention.  Claimed a member of Second Artillery Corps Art and Cultural Troupe she also “flaunted wealth” by sharing her personal photos.   People’s Liberation Army Second Artillery Corps Political Department and Propaganda Department News Director Chen Shoufu made a public statement that the Second Artillery Corps did not have such person named Liu Yuanyuan.  so-called “Second Artillery […]Read more…

Artist living on a scale to lose weight in public

| March 21st, 2012

From IFeng:

When hear the words “lose weight”, you probably never have thought of using cameras to monitor and record the entire weight loss process. From March 18 to April 18, sponsored by Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc., hosted by Yitel and Yi Hotel management Co., artist Wang Jun’s project “Keep Fit Deal – 15” is on display at the Yitel 798 Art Project in Beijing.

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Man cuts his penis off on Valentine’s Day in China’s top university

| February 14th, 2012

From Jinghua News:

A 26-year-old man cut his penis at a fruit stand in Tsinghua University on Valentine’s Day. He then committed suicide by jumping off a hotel.

The incident started at a dental clinic of the Tsinghua University. According to Dr. Li, a stranger came in before noon with his hands holding his private part. He was asking for anesthetics, but the only anesthetic they had was for teeth. Then the man left, with his jeans soaked in blood. Dr. Li […]Read more…

Survey says Beijing husbands are whipped, wife mother-in-law relationship worst in Shanghai

| February 10th, 2012

From Sohu:

Chinese New Year has passed. But many people are still immersed in the festive atmosphere. However no matter how lively the festival was, the common discussion topics are always revolving “relationship between the wife and mother in law” or “who has the final say” (in the family). Sohu conducted an online survey “How did you spend your Chinese New Year?” which more than 30,000 netizens’ participated in. Let the numbers show you how people enjoyed the 2012 Chinese New […]Read more…

Beijing’s air pollution level heightened by Spring Festival fireworks

| January 28th, 2012

From Netease: [picture form QQ]

The Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau released post-Chinese New Year PM10 and PM2.5 air concentrations, measures of particles in the atmosphere. The data suggests a correlation between the recent decline in the air quality and the number of fireworks that were set off in celebration of the Spring Festival.

The two days surrounding the celebration witnessed a spike in the level of air pollution.

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Chinese scalpers hire migrant workers to wait in line for iPhone 4S

| January 15th, 2012

From Netease:

Overview: On January 13th, Apple’s new iPhone 4S was finally made available for purchase in China。By 7PM, over one thousands eager customers were lined up outside Beijing’s two official Apple Inc. retail stores, in Sanlitun and Xidan. The crowd was made up of a large number of migrant workers from Hebei province and Beijing’s Daxing.

Because the Apple stores limited the sale of the iPhone 4S to two per person, scalpers hired individuals to wait in line and purchase the […]Read more…

Apple stops selling iPhone 4S in China, scalpers refuse full commission of migrant workers waited in line overnight

| January 15th, 2012

From Sina:

On January 13, Apple releases iPhone 4S for sale in China. As soon as the news broke out, scalpers restlessly began their preparation of this big event.  According to media reports, one week before the iPhone 4S official release date, there were already people recruiting with iPhone 4S marketing flyers at several job markets in Daxing, Changping and Fengtai etc. cities, the goal was to hire people to wait in line in front the Apple stores for the big […]Read more…

Female superhero Chinese Redbud Woman appears in Beijing

| December 31st, 2011

From Netease:

This May, a female “superhero” appeared in Hong Kong, wearing low-cut black tights and blue mask, called herself “Zijing Woman” (紫荆侠) or “Chinese Redbud Woman”. She handed out food and cash to some Hong Kong residents. The mysterious masked female vigilante received great attention in Hong Kong.

However, on December 24, a “female superhero” also appeared in Beijing, wearing exactly the same outfit as the “Chinese Redbud Woman” of Hong Kong.

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Man without money is garbage, marriage is a large transaction

| December 1st, 2011

Recently a viral video broke out on the Internet: In a crowded subway, a woman was angrily cursing at a man, apparently her boyfriend, sitting next to her. The woman speaking in a typical Beijing accent continuously scolded her boyfriend, said “man without money is garbage” and do not dream to marry her without money. Though being verbally abused in public, wearing a hat, boyfriend kept his head down quietly. Girlfriend did not stop cursing, and called the man “useless” […]Read more…

China Internet celebrity Luo Yonghao smashes refrigerators at Siemens Beijing headquarters

| November 20th, 2011

From Netease:

Recently, Internet popular figure Luo Yonghao (罗永浩: English teacher, China Internet celebrity, Luo animation studio, Yan tribe, and Lao Luo English language training and Bullog.cn founder, formerly the Beijing New Oriental School English teacher, lectures with humorous style, his speeches spread on the Internet by his students, known as “Lao Luo’s quotations.” Therefore his influence rapidly expanses among students) wrote in his micro-blog, the Siemens refrigerator and washing machine he bought three years ago were all broken. Especially, the […]Read more…

16-year-old prodigy refuses to finish PhD until he gets a house

| October 26th, 2011

From IFeng:

At the age of 16, most Chinese students are still in High School. But 16-year-old Zhang Xinyang (张炘炀) stunned the country in 2006 when he entered college at the age of 10. Currently 16 years old, he is working towards his Ph.D in Pure Mathematics at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (北京航空航天大学). Since early this year, he has been pressuring his parents to buy him an apartment in Beijing. He even threatened to abandon his PhD and […]Read more…

Mother forgives hit-and-run driver who paralyzed her son

| October 24th, 2011

 

(The couple take little Mengshi out for a walk everyday)

(From Jinghua Times) In the afternoon of Oct 2nd 2008, 4-year-old boy Mengshi got hit by an agricultural truck while playing at roadside. Driver sent the boy to the hospital and disappeared after leaving 3000 yuan behind. Little Mengshi woke up from coma 3 months later only to find that he has to stay in bed ever after due to severe brain damage. He can’t walk nor talk and his […]Read more…

Man lies to parents about studying in UK for 6 years, spends 6 million

| October 21st, 2011

Beijing Morning post reported (via Netease): a man has been living in Beijing for long time, but his parents far away in Jiangsu Province thought he was studying at Oxford University. For 6 years, parents sent him over 6 million yuan. But now, he spent all 6 million yuan and also owed another 400,000 yuan to the loan sharks. Parents finally found out the truth, he had nothing to say but to threaten to commit suicide. Yesterday, he finally gave […]Read more…

Obama Fried Chicken opening in China

| October 5th, 2011

From Netease:

Yesterday, a hot topic about OFC (Obama Fried Chicken) spread on the Chinese Weibo (micro-blog).  This is the name of a restaurant which was not yet open for business. President Obama’s cartoon portray is its logo.  Regarding to this little-known restaurant, KFC China already issued a statement saying it has no association with “OFC” and the other party has already violated the trademark rights of KFC.

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