Kebab worker dream came true with Hotel California adaptation

| September 20th, 2011

From Yangtze Evening News and sohu:

Recently a video clip named “Hotel California adapted by a cook” has brought a kebab worker into the spotlight. The clip generated over 2.7 million clicks and 60,000 retweets on weibo within the first 6 days. Netizens forwarded the clip saying “everyone is remarkable as long as you have dream” or “if you are touched by his voice, forward on”.

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15 year old son of Chinese general drives BMW and assaults a couple violently

| September 16th, 2011

From Netease:

A couple was hit violently by the son of a Chinese Army general and famous tenor Li Shuangjiang (李双江) in a dispute near a residential area of Haidian District, Beijing on 6th September. This incident gained huge attention from the public in China. General Li Shuangjiang’s son, the name of which was kept because of his young age will be put in detention for one year according to the Beijing police.

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Peking University plays favorites with foreign students

| August 23rd, 2011

From 21cn:

A post on the Renren.com (a popular student social network in China) by an American student under the Chinese name Guo Jiaxin exposed the difference between Chinese students’ dormitory condition and the foreign students’ in Peking university, China’s top-notch university and bringing the issues under the spotlight.

A Japanese student in her dormitory – Zhong-guan-xin-yuan in Peking University

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Lunch headaches in Beijing CBD

| August 11th, 2011

From Netease:

In today’s China, price of everything is rising. The most basic need for a human being-"food" is certainly the first concern . Take a look at the people’s lunch in the Beijing CBD (Central Business District), where people of all social levels gather: from cleaners, waiters to senior consultants and white-collars… see what makes lunch one of people’s headaches now.

Kiki,27岁,会计师事务所高级商业顾问。午餐是韩国餐厅的套餐,花费35元。Kiki公司楼下有一条美食街,她说:“吃遍了几十家餐厅后,根本找不到想吃的餐厅。”

Kiki, 27 year-old is a senior business consultant in a CPA firm. Her lunch is a set meal at a […]Read more…

Former champion gymnast begs on street

| August 8th, 2011

From QQ:

In China, though champion athletes are very much revered, it’s already well known that retired athlete-including former champion athlete find it hard to make ends meet once they retire. Many blame it on the nation’s sports system in which these athletes are enrolled in at their young age and experienced tough and long training at the expense of their education. They are trained only to win medals and are not prepared to live when they leave the sports system. […]Read more…

Girl from Tsinghua University showing off on a train, claiming BMW sent by an official is waiting for her

| August 3rd, 2011

From iFeng | Translated by Jenny Jiang

“I’m heading for Wuhan, where a BMW sent by an official is waiting for me.” A girl from Tsinghua University was honored as “Sister school show off” (炫校姐) because she was ostentatious telling her Tsinghua story to other passengers on the train. The message that the commentary editor of Shanghai Securities News Shi Hanbing wrote on his micro blog yesterday sparked heated discussions.

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Mother passes away before Red Singing performance in Beijing

| June 15th, 2011

“Ringing Red”, singing nationalistic songs, songs that show love to the party love to the country.

From Hualong via Netease

“Here they come!” today 4:48 pm, at Caiyuanba train station, a T9 line train from Beijing to Chongqing slowly appeared in front of people’s eyes. As the doors started to open, the crowd waited at the station burst into cheers. Carrying flowers, our city’s “Singing Group” performed in Beijing has returned home.

4 days, like a spiritual baptism

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Forbidden City Palace Museum first loses art pieces then loses face

| May 16th, 2011

From Netease:

The Palace Museum, located inside the world-famous Forbidden City encountered a shocking theft on May 8, 2011. 7 pieces of art from Hong Kong Liang Yi Collection were stolen, most of these pieces are Western-style make-up cases encrusted with jewels and valued at tens of millions yuan.

The theft shocked the whole nation since the Palace Museum is under such strict surveillance. The museum held press conference and offered apology. Feng Nai’en, Spokesman and Curatorial Assistant with the Palace Museum […]Read more…

Mother suffering from cancer refuses chemotherapy to give birth to her son

| May 8th, 2011

From IFeng | translated by Jenny Jiang | edited by Key

“You are my hope.” In a hospital at Pinggu in Beijing, the 28-year-old cancer patient Han Rui was watching her newly born little son, Tiedan, on the screen. In order to give birth to her son, the woman gave up chemotherapy. After giving birth to her son, her tumor increased three to four times in size. (Photos by Yang Jie)

In order to save her son’s life, the mother who was […]Read more…

Beijing University does not tolerate “extremists”

| April 1st, 2011

From ifeng, Witten by Shen Bin, (a legal worker) | translated by Ivan | edited by Key

Once a 23-year-old student in Qinghua University wrote down a “strong flavored” story about incest between son and stepmother, between older brother and younger sister with the same mother but different father… Do you think this student an “extremist”?

The student is Caoyu, a renowned Chinese playwright, and the story is called “Thunderstorm”.  He was lucky that he didn’t live in today’s Beijing University. Otherwise, […]Read more…

Woman with Master’s degree From Beijing University becomes house painter

| March 4th, 2011

From Sina | Translated by Ivan | Edited by Key

SU Lijie, 39-year-old woman with her master’s degree from Beijing University, ended up working as a house painter back in her hometown. She said that her life is steady, and her soul relaxed.

Born in Nanyang, Henan Province, during her stay in Beijing after graduating from Beijing University in 2005, SU Lijie once taught in universities and also worked in companies. At that time, she tried to integrate into the metropolitan life […]Read more…

Law student almost got arrested for attempt to capture cadre’s privilege moment

| January 30th, 2011

With weibo (China twitter) roaring high in China, Chinese netizens are now more inclined to share their everyday incidents online with photos. Thus they are ready to take snapshots whenever they see something worth sharing or discussion. However, a law student from Beijing University almost got arrested when trying to take a photo of assumingly cadre’s privilege moment at the train station. The post was first saw on Beijing University BBS, and became topic of the day followed by massive […]Read more…

Dreams in the box

| January 27th, 2011

December 5, 2010, 11:53 pm Sunday night, Leilei was looking for some clothes at home and suddenly stopped her search. Leilei was born in the summer of 1983. From a small town in southern China, 9 years ago she was admitted into a very famous engineering university in Beijing, 5 years ago she started her master’s program and 3 years ago she started working. Currently, according to statistics Leilei’s income is in the top 12 percent of Beijing.

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This is not Chinese food!

| December 30th, 2010

Chinese food is famous for two reason: its extreme deliciousness and its weirdness. The later characteristic has a perfect example, the Wangfujing snack street in downtown Beijing. Just google it or YouTube it and you can find a lot of of videos and photos of foreigners amazed by what Chinese people are eating. You can find skin-piled sparrow, cicada, silk worm, inside-out snake, giant grasshopper, penis of various kind of animals and star fish. You name it. Just think of […]Read more…