National hero turns criminal, scams 460,000 yuan

| November 4th, 2014

Fame is a double-edged sword and not many can handle it well. 21-year-old Lei Chunian learned his lesson the hard way. 6 years ago, he saved 7 classmates during the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake and thus honored as one of the "figures that move China" by CCTV and even became a torch carrier for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. However, 6 years later the national hero was put on a trial stand for fraud and faced up to 10 years jail time. […]Read more…

Chengdu man peeing on side of road uncovers ancient treasure

| April 30th, 2014

image courtesy of Chengdu Daily News

A Chengdu man peeing on the side of the highway discovered three ancient statues on April 24, according to Chengdu Daily News.

Xiao Xu was traveling southeast from work on a highway near the Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital—located in Chengdu in southwest China—about 6 p.m., when the 20-year-old couldn’t hold it any longer.

He pulled onto the side of the highway, got out of his car and started peeing. Once he was done, Xiao noticed a […]Read more…

Man jumps into tiger cage at Chengdu Zoo to feed tigers rice

| February 17th, 2014

A man in Chengdu learned the hard way why you aren’t supposed to feed the tigers at the zoo.

The 26-year-old man named Yang Jinhai jumped into the tiger cage at the Chengdu Zoo with a backpack full of rice. The tigers weren’t interested in the rice, but a tiger did bite the man. He was rescued by over 50 zoo employees before he suffered any serious injuries.

Chengdu Business Daily has the story:

Yesterday, at the Chengdu Zoo, a man entered […]Read more…

20 wedding bikes to pick up the bride, happiness is most important

| August 15th, 2011

From Chengdu Commercial Daily:

From Changqing Road to Yinsha North Street in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, it is only a 30-minute bike ride without traffic jam.. But for the 29-year-old Huang and 26-year-old Zhao, it’s the most special rout of their lives. Huang rode the bikes with 18 of his friends to pick up his bride Miss Zhao on August 11.

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Year 2011, new beginning outside of the wall

| January 26th, 2011

Apologies to all for the lack of updates in the past month. To clear all the speculations, ChinaHush is not under any pressure by anyone, and no government conspiracy. I have just been traveling in China for the past month with no free time to post new entries. And my plan of having volunteers to update the blog during my absence also did not work so well due to scheduling issues.

To be honest, it was also discouraging to find […]Read more…

Shanghai to Chengdu bullet train luxury sleeper

| December 30th, 2010

(Netease) Starting on January 11, 2011, bullet trains with sleepers will be put into operation between Shanghai and Chongqing as well as between Shanghai and Chengdu. It is the most advanced soft sleeper cars presently used in China. Every soft sleeper is equipped with independent video system and the luxury soft sleepers even have small meeting rooms. Tickets have been for sale at the Chengdu Railway Station since December 23, 2010. From Chengdu to Shanghai the highest ticket for one […]Read more…

Beautiful girls walk runway for “CEO high-end jobs”

| November 29th, 2010

On the wall: “The 2nd Chengdu CEO high-end talent head hunt”

From Netease:

In the evening of November 27, 40 beautiful young girls walked the runway at a hotel in Chengdu. They were not models nor in a beauty pageant, but applying for jobs. The people hiring were the big bosses of 80 companies. Was this job recruitment or dating service? The public questioned.

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The anti-homeless bus stop benches

| March 29th, 2010

From Sichuan Online:

Yesterday Netizen “Jujuber” complained on the forum post, the newly constructed bus stop benches at Renmin Road in Chengdu are too narrow and too slippery, “can’t even fit my butt”. Reporter visited five bus stations and found that the new benches were indeed not popular among people. The relevant department responsible for the design said such unique shape has its reason – to prevent homeless from sleeping on them.

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Viral Video: a Good Dog Couple

| September 19th, 2009

This viral video “a good dog couple” (好一对狗男女) recently appeared on every Chinese video sharing site, forums and blogs and touched millions of people.

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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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Pretty Girls on the Street Protesting the Rich Second Generation

| August 18th, 2009

This forum post “Chengdu Pretty Girls Protesting Rich 2nd Generation” on Tianya got great hit rate today and was soon used in many Chinese major news sites like Netease and QQ. In Chengdu Times Square, a group of pretty girls were passing out flyers wearing t-shirts with the message “Our Generation is not the Rich Second Generation”. What is this about? Once you read the flyer then you will know they are promoting safe driving. So what does “Rich […]Read more…