Chinese folk custom: how to make your dragon

| September 19th, 2014

Ever since Yuan Dynasty in 1360s, fire dragon dance has been a huge Mid-autumn Festival folk custom in Guangzhou’s Baiyuan District. On the night of the full moon, all lights will be on and villagers will lead 4 fire dragons dancing throughout the alleys and streets, as a way of praying for good weather and good harvests next year. The 4 fire dragons are hand-made by different family clans in their respective temples. Every year the making of fire dragon […]Read more…

Guangzhou City through the lens of an architect

| September 17th, 2014

When the famous Guangzhou East Tower was reaching 100m in 2013, Da Xin joined the construction team as a site engineer. From then on, he has been photographing the ever changing landscape of Guangzhou City from the top of the new born skyscraper.

Everyday Da Xin goes there to check the construction progress and supervise safety and quality. He recalls one day in April when he was inspecting the tower top at a 400m height, suddenly there was lightening and thunders […]Read more…

5 year-old girl kidnapped from home and molested, thrown in trash can

| August 29th, 2012

From Netease:

The evening of August 21st, a 5 year-old girl named Xiao Hua was taken by a man from her home and molested, afterwards dumped in a nearby trashcan. Panyu Police have already captured the man. Results of a hospital examination revealed the girl’s vagina was seriously injured by straining, and perhaps she would lose her ability to have children in the future.

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Building cement cones under highway bridge to drive out homeless

| July 5th, 2012

From Netease:

Affecting the city’s image with homeless people sleeping under the bridge, it was reported that some people in Guangzhou built cement cones to discourage people to sleep over there, which lead to a hot discussion in Weibo. Reporters from Nandu daily discovered that the underneath area of a number of bridges and viaducts in Guangzhou, Baiyun and Tianhe were covered with cement cones. However, no department or unit step forward and took credit.

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Hong Kong full page ad against mainland pregnant women

| February 2nd, 2012

Apple Daily as a renowned Hong Kong newspaper put up a full page print ad on Feb 1st protesting aggressively against the surge of mainland pregnant women in Hong Kong. On top of the background of a locust overlooking the Victoria Harbor, the ad rolled out with the headline “Hong Kong people have had enough” followed by angry content protesting against the invasion of mainland pregnant women into Hong Kong and urged the Hong Kong […]Read more…

Girlfriend cuts off man’s penis for breaking up with her

| July 19th, 2011

How about this news in China echoing the recent Catherine Kieu case in the United State?

From Guangzhou Daily:

“I can’t bear other woman falling in love with you. Kill me, let’s go to hell.” Yin (alias) smiled and gave her boyfriend Liang Quan (alias) a bloody knife while Liang’s penis was bleeding heavily. This tragedy happened at 4 am, on July 12 in Dongguan, an industrial city in Guangdong Province. Yin was so angry that Liang wanted to break […]Read more…

First successful sexual harassment lawsuit in Guangzhou

| June 22nd, 2011

From Netease:

[The 3 photos taken at the year-end party by Miss A’s colleagues which were later used as critical evidence in her lawsuit against the Japanese molester. ]

Miss A worked in a Japanese company. From September 2008, her Japanese supervisor started to sexually harass her by touching her body, like her neck and her waist. After she rejected him, he complained to A that he thinks she is too cool. "I feel extremely stressed at the time and was afraid […]Read more…

Youth Festival requires middle school students to kneel down for parents

| May 7th, 2011

May 4th is Youth Day in China. This special festival is supposed for youth to memorize and celebrate the May 4th movement which was conducted by youth and was a turning point in China’s democratic revolution.

But a special youth ceremony was held a couple of days earlier in Guangdong Experimental Middle School. All the second grade students were asked to kneel down for their parents. Many students said it was the first time they do such things.

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Using iPad as menu to order food, restaurant becomes hot topic

| April 28th, 2011

Using iPad to order food attracts young people

Last Sunday afternoon, when Mr. Meng and his girlfriend dined out at a new restaurant in Heng Bao Plaza (in Guangzhou), they were astonished by their “MENU”- an IPAD! After ordering the dishes, they continued to play games and see websites online till they finish their meal. Mr. Meng is not the only one who likes the creativity. Actually, many people come to the restaurant to have a meal only to experience […]Read more…

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…

Angry, drunk foreigner fights, terrifies and screams obscenities at passengers on Guangzhou metro

| December 22nd, 2010

This is sort of hilarious. In less than a day, this video has been viewed over half a million times. After metro security found a knife in this foreigner’s luggage and took it away from him, he angrily got onto the metro and began picking fights with fellow passengers. This video begins with him getting into a fight with a Chinese passenger. At the next stop, security blocks the cell phone camera and forces the Chinese passenger off the train […]Read more…

Guangzhou likes big butt and it cannot lie

| November 23rd, 2010

I was going to let Asian Games in Guangzhou slide this time. Is there anything interesting about China hosting an international event besides grand opening, traffic jam, badly treated volunteers, uncivilized behaviors, sky rocketing real estate price of wherever they took place, and of course those same old political debates?

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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…

Guangzhou cancels free rides, giving out transport subsidies instead

| November 8th, 2010

(Netease) Guangzhou City Government announced on November 6, 2010: Starting from November 8, Monday, the subway, bus and ferry which were made free in the beginning of the month for the Asian Games are going to resume to paid system. Instead, transportation subsidy will be given. The detailed measures are as follows:

1. Starting from the 8th, the Guangzhou City public transportation metro, bus (including ferry) and the subway Guangfo line resume to the paid system.

2. The ten districts in Guangzhou, […]Read more…