“Violent Charity”, philanthropy with poor taste?

| March 25th, 2011

From Yangzi Evening News | translated by Ivan | edited by Key

Recently, “China’s number one philanthropist” Chen Guangbiao distributed disaster-relief funds to two villages in the earthquake-stricken area in Yingjiang, Yunnan Province, each villages received 200 yuan in cash.   However, the photo of him with the villagers flaunting the donated money afterwards raised a storm of disputes on the Internet.  As for his charitable act being defined as “Violent Charity”, Chen Guangbiao responded on Mar 20, “I think the term […]Read more…

Chinese people’s complex feeling toward Japan’s catastrophe

| March 20th, 2011

Source: MOP

The current catastrophe in Japan is all over the news in China now. It is so predominant that the earthquake in the country’s southern city Yunnan province was eclipsed to some extent. However, behind the attention is Chinese people’s different and mixed attitude toward this tragedy in Japan.

While most people expressing their concern and empathy to the people in Japan in various forms, voice of different opinion are not any weaker.

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Shanghai high-rise fire

| November 15th, 2010

(Edited by Key)

Fire broke out at a 28 story apartment building in Shanghai at 2:00 in the afternoon, Nov15 (local time) causing at least 49 deaths. The building was located at Jing An district and was under renovation. According to Xinhua’s report, over 100 were rescued out of the building of 156 households so far.

Well-known Chinese youth opinion leader Han Han happened to be at the scene and he had recorded what happened the whole time.

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Jackie Chan questioned for empty promise of donation to rebuild school

| September 4th, 2010

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…

Earthquake IV Bottle Boy gets free admission to Shanghai Jiao Tong University

| July 14th, 2010

(Netease) China Youth Daily reports on July 13, “My engagement with Shanghai Jiao Tong University finally became true.” On June 5, after hearing the news of being admitted to Shanghai Jiao Tong University without examination from his class adviser, “IV Bottle Boy” Li Yang was so excited his heart almost jumped out.

Li Yang was a student at Beichuan middle school. During the Wenchuan earthquake, Li Yang was lucky enough to escape the disaster. One student named Liao Bo was […]Read more…

Droughts soak up southwestern China

| March 24th, 2010

Data from Netease

Drought areas: Yunnan Province云南, Guangxi Province广西, Guizhou Provice贵州, Xichuan Province四川, Chongqing City重庆

Number of people suffering from water shortage: 22,120,000

Affected farming land: 74,000 km2

Duration: almost 5 months for some areas

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China cares about Haiti, because we once endured “earthquake pain”

| January 15th, 2010

From Beijing News: by Shi Jia (石嘉)

The reason China’s reaction was so fast when after Haiti earthquake struck, is perhaps due to our painful memories of the (Wenchuan) earthquake. Disasters do not happen frequently, but difficulties happen very often. Maybe if we only land a helping hand, they would not be buried; if only we help out a little, they would not be submerged.

Haiti earthquake shook far more than just the people of Haiti. On January 14 […]Read more…

Taiwan Office of the President Website Hacked, Video of Officials Dancing as Chippendales

| August 28th, 2009

 

[Netease] Words on the street say Taiwan Office of the President Website was hacked on the night of August 27. Hacker posted a video where President Ma Ying-jeou and his officials’ portraits  photo-shopped onto the bodies of male strip group Chippendales, dancing to the Korean pop song “sorry sorry”. Currently the website is already restored to normal operation.

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Typhoon Hits Southern Taiwan, Hundreds Buried Alive

| August 14th, 2009

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[nddaily] The most serious typhoon disaster hits southern Taiwan since the last half centry. The first group of the fire department rescuers that went to Kaohsiung  Kobayashi village said, according to the estimate of the survivor villagers, there are 5 to 6 hundred people in this village were buried alive. Kaohsiung County mayor Yang said yesterday afternoon, over 300 people may have been killed in this village, which is the most unfortunate news in these few […]Read more…

Flood Strikes Southern China

| July 4th, 2009

NDDaily reports Flood hits Guangxi province Geshui county over 20 towns and cities. The most severely affected is the county capital. Most of the south and central area of the town were heavily flooded. Major streets’ traffic are disrupted, most of the stores are under water.

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Wenchuan Earthquake Museum is about to Open

| May 8th, 2009

May 12, 2009 marks the one year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated the Sichuan province of China. Wenchuan earthquake museum is built within one year to commemorate this disaster.

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