Photo hunt game of Chinese Shanzhai products

| July 31st, 2011

From Baidu:

“山寨 Shanzhai”culture is still popular in China. "Shanzhai" literally means "mountain village" or “mountain stronghold” and implies lack of official control. Shanzhai culture began when name-brand knockoffs flooding the market. However as it gains popularity its meaning expands. Shanzhai is not limited to imitation and pirated products but also parody to many mainstream culture and famous people and things look alike, like the model of the Beijing national stadium made out of sticks, Shanzhai spring gala show and so […]Read more…

Exposure of Imitation foreign brands scandals

| July 25th, 2011

From iFeng:

"山寨Shanzhai’ (knockoff) was once a buzz word referring to imitation and pirated brands and goods in China. Shanzhai products always have the obvious "signature": its crappy-looking appearance and dirt-cheap price. Thus a consumer buys the knockoff products and is prepared for its bad quality. For that reason, one doesn’t feel much cheated after buying the Shanzhai products. Now there’s another kind of Shanzhai– imitation foreign brands products. This time, the "signature’ is gone, for those imitation foreign brands products […]Read more…

Who was behind the panic buying of salt?

| April 2nd, 2011

From Netease: translated by Roy

Last 2 weeks, some cities in China were running short on salt due to the earthquake in Japan. March 17, salt in some supermarket was snatched within an hour. People felt depressed facing the empty salt shelf.

The earthquake in Japan caused the nuclear crisis. With the rumors like “Iodized salt can protect people from radioactivity”, “Chinese salt will be polluted by radiation.” spreading on the Internet and cell phones, people in China all joined into the […]Read more…

Jissbon condoms sued for posing as foreign brand

| February 28th, 2011

From Netease: Translated by Echo

Content abstract: The condom manufacturer Jissbon was sued for posing as foreign brand to deceive customers. This case was tried in Guangzhou Tianhe People’s Court on Feb. 25th. Mr. Zhang, the plaintiff said that Jissbon claimed to be a UK brand while it was actually a domestic company that was registered by Wuhan Jissbon Health Products Co., Ltd in China. Mr. Zhang believes it is fraud and he demands a double refund of payment for Jissbon […]Read more…

Memo of health incidents in 2010

| December 15th, 2010

From Southern Metropolis Weekly:

The cruel reality reminds us that we are in the environment of “man-made illnesses”. What can we do? How do we break out?

 

 

January

January 7, over 30 dialysis patients were infected with hepatitis C virus in Anqing City, Anhui Province.  January 11, 16 people were infected in Shou County.

January 22, in Guangzhou, a junior high school boy got meningitis after injection of flu vaccine.

January 25, 18 pregnant women in Shantou city were infected with disease-causing bacteria, led to […]Read more…

Who invented Confucius Peace Prize?

| December 9th, 2010

“China is going to give its own Confucius peace prize just a day before this year’s Nobel prize ceremony”. I read this on one of my friend’s renren status an hour ago. That sounded like a really bad PR campaign. And not like what Chinese authority would usually react to this type of things. Usually it would try to block information and let the fuss die down quietly—many Chinese still don’t know who won the 1989 Nobel peace prize and […]Read more…

Paul the Panda?

| November 15th, 2010

This year’s World Cup would not have been as much fun without Paul the Octopus. Now in the Asian games 2010 hosted in Guangzhou , pandas have became the oracles of the game.

Paul was presented with two water tanks containing the same food and each marked with the national flag of the two competing teams. Paul’s choice of which one to eat shows its favor. But how pandas perform their “magic” is different. “Boss” the panda predicted the the first […]Read more…

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…

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

| August 13th, 2010

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…

Traffic police lined up waiting under the hot sun for leader to wipe their sweat

| August 11th, 2010

August 10, 2010, a well-known Chinese blogger Zhang Hongfeng wrote a blog post titled “Wiping Sweat Gate: traffic police lined up under the hot sun for half an hour waiting for political commissar to wipe their sweat”, the article spread on the internet like a wild fire right after it was posted, in less than one day there were over 1,600 posts about “wiping sweat gate” on Sina micro-blog alone, and with over 500 comments. Most people on the internet […]Read more…

Fake ATM in Beijing steals from bank customers

| June 23rd, 2010

From Sina:

Recently, a shanzhai (fake) ATM appeared on the street of Xuanwu district, Beijing. Customers who used this “ATM” soon found that all their money in the bank account disappeared without a trace. Sina Reporter was told by the Beijing Police that the suspect Huang who set up the fake ATM was already arrested on the charge of credit card fraud. This is the first fake ATM case ever cracked in Beijing.

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Doctor’s note for “World Cup sick leave” sold online, 280 yuan each

| June 19th, 2010

(From China News)

People in China have just enjoyed the Dragon Boat Festival holiday, to many football fans, this was a timely rain. However, the three day vacation is coming to an end. Many fans began to wonder how they can manage to not miss any upcoming exciting World Cup matches.

Football fan Xiao Yu was just worried about this, so he searched on the Internet for some help. Surprisingly he discovered that someone is selling “doctor’s note for World Cup […]Read more…

President Obama took questions from fake Chinese students at town hall meeting

| November 16th, 2009

President Obama spoke with several hundred students at the museum of science and technology in Shanghai today where he answered students’ questions in a Town Hall Meeting. However according to this post, some of the “students” who asked the questions were not exactly current students? These fake students were actually university officials?

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AIDS Female Prostitute Blog was a Hoax

| October 20th, 2009

A blog supposedly written by a HIV-infected prostitute named Yan Deli (闫德利) exposing 279 of her “sex contacts” swept the internet and was heavily covered by the Chinese internet media. Later there were also reports on “the reason she did this was to find her fiancé”. However it turned out, all of it was just a hoax. The police have already been involved. They suspected Yan Deli’s ex-boyfriend was behind the incident.

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