Han Han: My 2011

| January 10th, 2012

From Han Han’s Sina Blog:

2011 went by a few days ago. Back when I was in school, I used to hate writing those year end reflections and self-appraisal essays. Year after year, apart from having nothing to wrap-up, I always felt it pointless to pour my guts out to some authority figure. Plus, I’d remember what I wanted to remember. Later, I discovered how unreliable memories can be and so nowadays I’m happy to record things through writing. As a […]Read more…

For Light, For Time

| October 31st, 2011

Cathy is a recent college graduate who tweets here. If you want something translated on ChinaHush, or give her a job, email her at xiaosongbird [at] gmail [dot] com.

On October 16th,  a group of five friends attempted to visit Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese activist who is currently under house arrest in Dong Shigu Village. This is the event that followed.    By Murong Xuecun  Translated by Cathy

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On the evening of October 14th, I was […]Read more…

Foshan needs to build a statue for the nineteenth person

| October 20th, 2011

From Sina Blog By Shi Shusi Translated by Cathy Song

Chen Xianmei, the scrap peddler (Not a trash collector according to Shangaiist) who came to the rescue of Yueyue, the Foshan toddler who ignored after being run over by car twice.

At this moment, nearly everyone is condemning those eighteen pedestrians who chose to do nothing after walking past a severely injured child.

On the afternoon of October 13th, a two year old girl named Yueyue was run over twice by two separate […]Read more…

Society portray

| October 1st, 2011

This post has been circulating the Internet appearing in blogs, forums and also via email

Now days —

Greenhouse messed up the seasons,

Xiaojie (sex worker) messed up seniority in the family,

Guanxi (connection) messed up procedures,

Public security messed up orders,

Money messed up officialdom.

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Six reasons not to buy a car in Beijing

| May 10th, 2010

by Chai Jing (柴静) on her Sina blog:

Chai Jing is a CCTV journalist and TV show host. She is the currently the host of CCTV program “face to face” and “24 hrs”.

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As soon as I got into a taxi, the taxi driver looked at where I got in and started to chat with me, “going dancing?”

“No” I didn’t care to talk to him.

He was making conversations “You know the first disco club in Beijing was JJ, at that time […]Read more…

Han Han: I am just exploring

| January 16th, 2010

From Han Han’s blog

Recently I read some Shanghai related news, it is very interesting to connect them together. First, Shanghai’s concrete mixer vehicles drive the city construction in the rate of crushing one person dead each day on average. If this continues, China’s pavilions will be dyed in red with insignificant people’s blood.

Secondly, Politics and Law Committee secretary in Shanghai announced that he is determined to not allow the gangsters to be established in Shanghai. To this I feel […]Read more…

How should we live before democracy?

| November 29th, 2009

(Image: Guns N’ Roses’ “Chinese Democracy” album cover, released in November 2008)

When Chinese people write blog articles, their meaning is often subdued and slightly nuanced, they are less willing be to direct and straightforward. Or, even if it seems that they are being direct, they will have hidden meanings embedded in what they say. While some topics are just sensitive no matter what in China, democracy is one of those that might be sensitive or might not, depending on […]Read more…