Hunan men try to free friend from prison by pretending to be U.N. peacekeeping officials

| May 28th, 2014

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Two Hunan men were arrested after pretending to be United Nations officials pleading the release of a friend from prison on May 17, according to Offbeat China.

The men stepped through the door of Yuyang Prison in YueYang city about late afternoon that Saturday, armed with four well-prepared “red head” documents, a nickname for government-issued papers in China.

“We are here to request Mr. Lin’s release for medical treatment,” one man said to prison security. “The release […]Read more…

Anhui winery models toilet after U.S. congress building

| May 19th, 2014

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A Anhui winery built toilets in the style of the U.S. Capitol Building Anuhui News reported on May 12.

Sporting traditional columns, a circular dome and high windows distinct to the U.S. Capitol, the luxurious restroom takes up more than 4,000 square feet, and is only open to Golden Seed winery staff and visitors. But, any resemblance to The Hill is merely a coincidence, said brewery staff.

“We were just trying to be novel,” an employee […]Read more…

Shanxi police chief has 8 false identities, 7 fake names

| May 1st, 2014

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A Shanxi police chief was dismissed for allegedly using multiple identities to amass a fortune in illegal money transfers, according to Beijing Times.

During his Fan Hongwei’s time as police chief of Changzhi, he apparently forced staff to fabricate eight false identity cards for him, and amassed huge wealth by illegally transferring money to his seven fake names.

The 53-year-old’s ID cards and information were deleted after each use, but his seven different names—including: Fan […]Read more…

Chengdu man peeing on side of road uncovers ancient treasure

| April 30th, 2014

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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…

Shenyang turned into ghost town, shops closed on fear of counterfeit crackdown

| August 7th, 2012

From IFeng:

August 6, a large number of shops were closed in Shenyang, supposedly to avoid public security’s anti-counterfeiting crackdown.  Netizens on microblog said Shenyang is now almost a “ghost town”.

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Egypt’s Olympians given fake Nike gear because real thing was too expensive

| July 27th, 2012

From Sina:

Almost all teams participating in the 2012 London Olympics all received sponsorship of sporting goods, or signed a formal sponsorship agreement with the company. However the Egyptian team did not. Egyptian Olympic Committee Chairman General Mahmoud Ahmed Ali admitted that the Egyptian athletes’ Nike clothing and backpacks are all fake. These Shanzhai products have Nike logos but with Adidas zippers.

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Principal of Peking University kneeling down to his mom on her 90th birthday arouses controversy

| July 17th, 2012

Netizen “Laoluo”(老锣) posted an forum post with the title of “deep bonds between mom and son”, which is about Zhou Qifeng, Principal of Peking University, knelt down in front of his mother at her 90th birthday celebration in Liuyang, Hunan. This incident trigged heated discussion among netizens. There were total 8 photos with the caption: July 14th, Zhou Qifeng, President of Peking University and academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, knelt down to thank his mother, Wu Meihua, for raising […]Read more…

Not pretty enough, winners of Miss International pageant Chongqing division questioned by netizens

| July 12th, 2012

From Netease:

Miss International beauty pageant China competition in Chongqing division was held last week. The photo of the top three winners was re-posted on the Internet over 6,000 times just within one day. Netizens’s discussion topic was that the three winners of Chongqing Miss International  were not pretty enough. They could not represent Chongqing beauties to compete in the Miss International competition.

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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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Photoshopped photo appears on Hangzhou Yuhang district government website

| May 19th, 2012

From Sina:

Recently, Netizens found another “floating photo” (photoshopped photo) on Zhenjiang province, Hangzhou City, Yuhang district government official website.  In this photo which describes, “Nanhu beach park’s landscape optimization project has been completed”, five men were obviously Photoshopped into the background.  Netizens made fun: “leaders are surely not ordinary people”, they “operate like gods.”

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Woman pretends to be artillery solider flaunting wealth on micro-blog faces legal action

| May 2nd, 2012

From Netease:

April 26, Sina Weibo verified account named “Second Artillery Liu Yuanyuan” exposed herself of drunk driving on micro-blog which attracted many Chinese netizens’ attention.  Claimed a member of Second Artillery Corps Art and Cultural Troupe she also “flaunted wealth” by sharing her personal photos.   People’s Liberation Army Second Artillery Corps Political Department and Propaganda Department News Director Chen Shoufu made a public statement that the Second Artillery Corps did not have such person named Liu Yuanyuan.  so-called “Second Artillery […]Read more…

Man buys a fake IPhone, stabs seller’s associate to death in rage

| March 3rd, 2012

From QQ:

February 28, at noon, a murder happened near the 27 Plaza in Zhengzhou city.  Two hours later, the police arrested the suspect Mr. Feng.  Reporter learned from the police station, 29-year-old Feng had bought a fake Apple IPhone from a dealer in the street.  When he found out that the IPhone was fake he carried a kitchen knife with him to the plaza, and was looking for the crook seller in the 27 Plaza for several days. In the […]Read more…

Renting a girlfriend to celebrate Spring Festival in China becoming popular

| January 27th, 2012

“Don’t talk about relationship, it’s just a deal.” That is not only a dialogue in the new released Hong Kong film Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, but also the description of a recent phenomenon that single men and women rent a girlfriend/boyfriend to go back home with them to celebrate Chinese Spring Festival.

For young bachelors, the seven days Spring Festival means not just the reunion with families, they need to face the pressure driven by relatives to take a girlfriend/boyfriend […]Read more…

Obama Fried Chicken opening in China

| October 5th, 2011

From Netease:

Yesterday, a hot topic about OFC (Obama Fried Chicken) spread on the Chinese Weibo (micro-blog).  This is the name of a restaurant which was not yet open for business. President Obama’s cartoon portray is its logo.  Regarding to this little-known restaurant, KFC China already issued a statement saying it has no association with “OFC” and the other party has already violated the trademark rights of KFC.

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