Armless Hubei man drives 99,500 miles, arrested for not having license

| July 5th, 2014

image courtesy of people’s daily

A Hubei man drove 99,500 miles before being caught for not having a license on July 2, according to People’s Daily.

The man was apparently traveling east on the Huyu Expressway—a major expressway connecting Chongqing and Shanghai— when he was pulled over for switching lanes to avoid a “high-speed/ drunk driving” police check point. What officers saw when they looked through the drivers-side window amazed them. The armless man was apparently steering with the big toe of […]Read more…

Hubei man in traffic dispute hangs onto car roof for 15 miles

| May 19th, 2014

image courtesy of hubei news

A Hubei man clung to a car roof while the vehicle traveled more than 15 miles between cities Hubei News reported on May 12.

The Yunmeng man apparently leaped onto the taxi’s roof at Xiaogan City and clutched the passenger side and drivers side windows for support while the car drove more than 15 miles along State Road 316. The man apparently jumped onto the roof of the car after getting in a dispute with the […]Read more…

China auto sales steadily rising

| April 28th, 2014

Vehicle sales in China may increase by 10 percent this year. General Motors, the second-largest automaker in China, is planning to launch 19 new vehicles, as the company looks to use profit from North America to offset costs overseas.

China had a strong 2013 with growth in automobile sales. Despite an economic decline, people continued to buy more cars. The consumption of steel also went up. Since steel is one of the most critical contributions for automobile manufacturing, demand for […]Read more…

Shanzhai Lamborghini, 99% identical exterior, sells for 420k yuan

| June 24th, 2012

I believe, you only need to spend less than 300 yuan to own a smartphone that looks like an IPhone on the outside, but have you heard of spending 420,000 yuan for a “Lamborghini”? Recently, a report on the Internet with pictures and videos once again stirs up waves with the word “Shanzhai” in the Chinese auto market.

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Speed camera capturing man grabbing a girl’s breast while driving sparks debate on privacy

| August 25th, 2011

From Netease:

Lately, a photo of a man grabbing a woman’s breast in the car while driving is captured by the speed camera and has become viral online. As shown in the photo, a silver Nissan was driving at the speed of 92 km/h on a fast lane with the speed limit of 80km per hour. In the photo, one can clearly see the driver’s appearance, and how the driver put his hand on the passenger woman’s breast.

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Owner smashes his Lamborghini to protest bad service

| March 20th, 2011

 

From Netease | translated by Roy | edited by Key

A Lamborghini owner hired people to break his Lamborghini Gallardo sports car worth 3 million yuan in front of a lamp store yesterday afternoon in Qingdao. He felt that failed to exercise his consumer rights several times after the car had problems, so he decided to express his dissatisfaction in a extreme way on the International Consumers Rights Day (3/15). The process was put on a BBS and broadcasted live on […]Read more…

How a highway chase ends in China, writing self-criticisms

| December 17th, 2010

(Netease) Sichuan Online reported on December 16, on the night of December 14, 4 drivers, Yin, Zhou, Zhang and Zhu each drove their newly bought Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and two Porsche 911s and past a traffic police on duty. The Lamborghini also did not hang the license plate. Highway traffic police sent two police cars and eventually caught all four speeders. The police conducted a 3-hour security warning education and ordered them to each write a self-criticism.

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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…

Shanzhai Lamborghini by a post-80s Chinese

| April 27th, 2010

Lamborghini, how many men will kill for its high power output and sleek and exotic designs? However, it also carries a killing price tag. When most people day dreaming about riding one, some diehards dive into their basement or garage to Shanzhai one. (shanzhai: 山寨,copying, knockoff)

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Migrant workers surround boss’s BMW for unpaid wages

| January 30th, 2010

From Sina: Zhengzhou Evening News:

8 migrant workers “kidnap” the boss’s car

Not paying salaries? Then don’t think about leaving. On January 25, construction migrant workers in Zhengzhou surrounded the project leader’s BMW, not letting him to leave. However the project leader called for another car and forcibly left the scene. For this matter, the director of debt settlement office of the City Construction Commission Zhang Shunhai said, the City Construction Commission starting from today suspended this construction company […]Read more…

London’s Iconic Cabs Hit China

| June 24th, 2009

From Reuters: New York city has yellow cabs, London has black cabs and soon China will also have black cabs. In a joint venture with a Chinese company, London’s black cabs will soon be out on Chinese streets.

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U.S. January automobile sales declined to lowest point in 27 years, lower than China for the first time

| February 5th, 2009

From NetEast, similar article from USA Today U.S. 2009 January automobile sales were lowered by 37.1%, it is the lowest ever in 27 years, sales for the first time is lower than China.

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