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

| July 5th, 2014
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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…

Beijing man sues Yao Ming over fish oil pill

| May 15th, 2014
image courtesy of china.org.cn

image courtesy of china.org.cn

A Beijing man is suing Yao Ming for endorsing an apparently misleading health food product, according to china.org.cn.

Feng Changshun is seeking 500RMB from a Beijing retail chain for allegedly exaggerated the benefits of By-Health fish oil capsules, and requested $0.01RMB from spokesperson Yao Ming for his involvement. Beijing’s Xicheng district court will hear the case.

“(The lawsuit) is symbolic. I want (Yao Ming) to admit to infringements of my rights,” he said.

Feng is suing […]Read more…

Jiangsu man pulled over for driving while attached to medical drip

| May 11th, 2014
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Police pulled over a Jiangsu man for driving while attached to an intravenous drip on April 30, according to CCTV news.

Gang Fang was apparently traveling on a highway in Jiangsu province—located in east China—with a bag of fluid sticking from his sunroof, and a tube leading to his arm that Wednesday afternoon.

Gang told police that earlier that day he visited a hospital due to stress. Doctors told him to lie down, and take time […]Read more…

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…

China real estate tycoon criticized for joking about loss of Steve Jobs

| October 7th, 2011
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From Yahoo:

The passing of Steve Jobs has been shocking to the Chinese public and posts of mourning for the late great American visionary overwhelm the internet, especially on Weibo.com. Pan Shiyi (潘石屹), Chairman of SOHO China, the largest real estate developer in Beijing also posted an entry on his own Weibo page about the death of Steve Jobs, but jokingly:

‘苹果’董事会应该马上做一决定:大量生产1000元人民币以下一部的iPhone手机和iPad,让更多(人)用上‘苹果’,这是对乔布斯最好的纪念。

The Apple board should make a decision: mass-producing iPhones and iPads that sell under 1,000 RMB (around 156 USD) , […]Read more…

Let us hope “Little Yueyue” is but passing clouds

| October 13th, 2010
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Recently another infamous “Chinese Internet celebrity” has emerged, if you haven’t heard about Xiao Yue Yue (小月月) or Little Moon Moon (direct translation) read about her on chinaSMACK , and her infamous Shanghai vacation during nation Holiday week  (from ESWN).

We selected a web commentary from people.cn, to show some of the opinions of the Chinese internet users on this obsession and the likes.

Web Commentary: Let us hope “Xiao Yueyue” is but passing clouds

by 小鹿快跑 | Run my deer

I think […]Read more…

Jackie Chan questioned for empty promise of donation to rebuild school

| September 4th, 2010
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Jackie Chan always seems to be in the center of the controversies. He had just caused uproar with his Twitter statement of “Support for Filipino Police” post the Manila Incident and became the “Disgrace of Hong Kong” (香港之耻). Now he is questioned for his empty promise of a donation to rebuild Beichuan Middle School after the 2008 Wenchun earthquake.

[Hong Kong “WenWei Po” May 12, 2009]

(Netease) On September 1, 2010, the new Beichuan Middle School is officially open for the […]Read more…

Singer from “the first lip synching case in China” attempts suicide

| August 13th, 2010
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Remember her? I posted a funny video of the singer having her microphone backwards, lip syncing a song a couple of months back. It turned out, this singer named Fang Ziyuan was later charged for lip synching by the authority which makes it “the first lip synching case in China”.  

(Netease) Last night, Beijing star agent A-Long told the reporter that the singer from “the first nation lip synching case” attempted suicide by cutting her wrist in her rental […]Read more…

Han Han’s speech in Xiamen University: Why China cannot be a cultural power

| May 20th, 2010
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Hello, everybody. It’s the second time I am in Xiamen, the air’s clean, no wonder everybody likes to walk.

Just now, when Mr. Deng mentioned something about patriotism, two lines came in my mind, not from me though, from others. The first one  is “patriotism is the last sanctuary for scumbags”, and the second one is “the real patriotism is to protect the country from any kinds of persecutions by the government”.

Today I’ve prepared for the speech, I brought a script, […]Read more…

Actress Fan Bingbing’s autograph accused of being indecent

| May 4th, 2010
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Just made into the top 10 2010 Forbes China celebrity list, red hot actress Fan Bingbing has always been the talk of the nation. But recently her autograph was a hot topic of discussion, because supposedly her hand writing is too easily to be associated with something indecent for the imaginative mind. Let’s take a look, her surname Fan ”范”said to be overly simplified and looks like “尸” (a common header for a Chinese character), and the name Bingbing […]Read more…

2010 Forbes China celebrity list

| April 29th, 2010
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On April 28, Forbes China Magazine released 2010 China  celebrity list, Jackie Chan took the number one overall spot, And Yao Ming who was ranked number one for the pass 6 years since 2004 fell to 4th place.  However Yao is still number one in income with 255,300,000 yuan.

1. Jackie Chan (成龙)

Occupation: Actor Income: 206,000,000 yuan Income Rank: 2 Internet Search Rank: 5 Newspaper Rank: 2 […]Read more…

How Sister Feng became famous

| April 24th, 2010
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We have talked about this Internet phenomenon in China before – any ordinary person can become famous or infamous over night on the Internet. In Chinese, these people are known as being “red”. We have introduced some of them, like Xili Bro, Candied Haw beauty…  but I decided to review and cover some of them we have missed. Especially Sister Feng (凤姐),  she has become so red hot on the Internet in China recently that truly deserves a post of […]Read more…

Female translator Zhang Lu becomes popular overnight

| March 20th, 2010
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If you paid close attention to the Two Conferences (NPC and CPPCC), you must know who Zhang Lu (张璐) is. She was the female translator for Prime Minister Wen Jiabao at the meetings. Started just couple of days ago, her name was one of the most searched keywords on Google and Baidu. Was this accidental or inevitable? Does this girl becoming popular mean Chinese netizens are more and more concerned about the country, politics and current affairs? Did Zhang Lu’s […]Read more…