Female translator Zhang Lu becomes popular overnight

| March 20th, 2010

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…

The hottest people on the internet in China in 2009

| November 24th, 2009

Ever since the Internet has spread like wildfire in China, people have become famous through the Internet, sometimes unintentionally. In Chinese netizen-speak, this is known as being “red” (more of a reference to fire or vibrance than the usual Communist connotation) which can be translated as being “hot,” or maybe “the rage.” Now that 2009 is coming to an end (also the year where the number of Internet users in China has surpassed the US population), there are various tallies […]Read more…

Korean singer Jang Nara: “I will go perform in China whenever I am short of money” angers Chinese netizens

| November 13th, 2009

Jang Nara is a very popular Korean singer and actress. She also sings in Chinese and is known there by her Chinese transliteration name (张娜拉 Zhang Nala).

[East Daily] Recently Jang Nara said in a television program “Every time when I am short of money I will always go to China to make more!” This remark was immediately bombarded by the netizens. They threatened to blacklist her. Today evening (12th), Jang Nara posted an announcement in her blog, apologizing for such […]Read more…

Bear Hugging Liu Xiang Incident

| October 30th, 2009

[Sohu] I am sure many people all want to do this: sneak behind Liu Xiang while he is not prepared, hug him with your open arms. On 25th of October during the warm-up before the game, a man did just that, bear hugged Liu Xiang from behind. Liu Xiang was not happy and pushed him away. When this video was posted on the Internet, it immediately attracted netizens’ attentions.


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Sichuan TV Station openly Apologized for “Insulting deceased BEYOND band member Wong Ka Kui”

| October 4th, 2009

[Netease] Sichuan Satellite TV’s “World Friends of Laughter” (天下笑友会) in a program called “who is the next Xiao Shenyang” (谁是下一个小沈阳), program host Da Bing (大兵) and a man named “Lollipop”( 棒棒糖) in a comedy act ridiculed famous band BEYOND ceased member Wong Ka Kui (黄家驹) with insulting words.  Netizens and fans of BEYOND fiercely protested and demanded the TV station to openly apologize. On 30th of September Sichuan Satellite TV station posted the statement on their official website, apologized to […]Read more…

Top Ten Cities in China with the Most Beautiful Women

| August 31st, 2009

Women’s beauty should not be intimidating, but beautiful women make men lose self-control. Beautiful women flaunting their intractable personality, is not passive beauty, but charm that can destroy men’s rationality. Often, when beautiful women formed into a group, they will intimidate men with great pressure. This article from Netease tells us the top ten cities in China where you can find the most beautiful women.


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Nanjing Fans Pay Tribute to Michael Jackson, Chinese Reactions

| June 28th, 2009

From NetEase: CFP reported on June 26, Nanjing many fans gathered in front of 1912 plaza to pay tribute to the sudden death of superstar Michael Jackson. Fans played Jackson’s music, lit candles and prayed for their idol in silent.

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I Brought Michael Jackson into China

| June 27th, 2009

From NetEase Blog by Zhang Yanbin (臧彦彬):

This morning heard the news of Michael Jackson’s death I felt sorrow and regret. This world lost a great musician.

Jackson is the representative of an era. He represented a prosperous era, this era is irreplaceable. I feel very lucky to be the one who first officially introduced Jackson’s music to people of China in 1994.

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Jet Li Became Singaporean Citizen

| June 17th, 2009

From BBC:

Singapore media said that the Chinese martial art star Jet Li (李连杰) has been naturalized in Singapore, and also purchased a mansion cost of nearly 20 million Singaporean dollars (14 million U.S. dollars).

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Ziyi ZHANG (章子怡)Kneels for Foreigner and Takes Piles of Sexy Photos in Her New Film, Accused of Disgracing China

| April 28th, 2009

From NetEast Chongqing Times Reports on April 25: Recently, the great international film "Horsemen” has been released in China Taiwan region. Chinese actress Ziyi ZHANG(章子怡)developing her career in Hollywood plays an important role in the film. Stacks of her "Sexy Photos" in the film "Horsemen" are bold undisguised.

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Jackie Chan’s comments Draw Fury

| April 21st, 2009

From Chinese News:

April 20 Hong Kong’s “Ming Bao Daily News” reports that the day before yesterday in the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan Jackie Chan says Hong Kong and Taiwan “are too chaotic because there is too much freedom”. He thinks “Chinese people needs to be controlled, otherwise they will do whatever they want.” These comments draw much criticized remarks. Netizens accused him being too offensive. Many even stop seeing his movies and buying products he indorses to protest.

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Bandi-Panda Fashion Show in France Stirs Online Debate

| April 11th, 2009

Chinese designer Zhao Bandi (赵半狄) held his fashion show “China, a Nation of Pandas” in Paris, March 20, 2009. In his Panda themed designs he presented 33 Chinese social classes and social issues. These subjects include “corrupted government official”, “city management”, “beggar”, “mistress”, “escort girl”…

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Taiwan Singer Ah Sang (阿桑) Died of Breast Cancer At 34

| April 10th, 2009

NetEast Entertainment, April 6 Reports: According to the latest news by Taiwan ETTV, it is reported that the singer A Sang (阿桑) who sang the "Lonely in singing" and "Leaves" died at 8:30 am on April 6 at Xindian Ciji Hospital, suffering from the end-stage of breast cancer since October last year. She was only 34 years old.

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Jintao HU(胡锦涛)and Barack Obama Met For the First Time Face-To-Face, Obama Will Visit China in Second Half of 2009

| April 5th, 2009

From QQ

China Daily Net Global Online News: Chinese President Jintao HU(胡锦涛)and U.S. President Barack Obama met for the first time face-to-face in London on April. 1st. The leaders exchanged views on the issues concerning Sino-US relations, international financial crisis and other international and regional matters of common concern between two countries. Barack Obama has already accepted the invitation made by Jintao HU, and he will visit China in second half of this year.

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