American high school boy becomes popular for singing Chinese song

| July 25th, 2012

Today, one of the trending topic on Sina Weibo is #美国男生翻唱中文歌走红#  #American boy sings Chinese songs and becomes popular#.

Recently, a video of an American high school boy, Clay Garner, Chinese name Gaoshan (高山) singing the Chinese song “Jar of Love” (我的歌声里) originally written and sang by Artist Qu Wanting, gain popularity on the Chinese Internet.  Lyrics: “Appeared just like that, in my world, brings me surprise…” Netizens thought Gaoshan’s Chinese is unbelievable, and his handsome playing and singing are […]Read more…

Female with mini-skirt gets half off park admission discount in Guilin

| July 24th, 2012

From Netease and other source:

The promotion launched by a park in Guilin triggered lots of controversy. A theme park in Guilin launched the campaign, “Happy Summer Loves Mini-Skirts”, stipulating that from July to August, females who are over 18 years old, with skirts shorter than 38cm, could enjoy half price adminssion, which is 55 RMB. And on July 21st and 22nd, qualified females could enjoy 10RMB ticket before 12pm.

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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…

School beauty seeks bodyguard with annual salary 100,000 yuan

| June 28th, 2012

From Chinanews:

“Since I have been stalked, my door has been knocked on by strangers, and I feel obsessed by the news that a girl was attacked by a knife on the street, I decided to hire a male bodyguard in Nanjing! Here are the requirements: be able to fight against three people, and have good personality. To ensure my safety… the total salary for three years could be RMB 300,000 for the qualified candidate.” […]Read more…

Woman undresses and changes clothes in public on subway

| September 9th, 2011

From IFeng:

"A young girl undressed and changed clothes on Subway Line 2 in Shanghai! When did the Shanghainese girl become so bold? " – On August 22nd, A post with photo of a young girl publicly changing clothes inside the subway spread online and sparked discussion: some guessed she was "late for work", some believed it’s just another "Internet publicity stunt" and she was "desperate for becoming famous."

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Let us hope “Little Yueyue” is but passing clouds

| October 13th, 2010

Recently another infamous “Chinese Internet celebrity” has emerged, if you haven’t heard about Xiao Yue Yue (小月月) or Little Moon Moon (direct translation) read about her on chinaSMACK , and her infamous Shanghai vacation during nation Holiday week  (from ESWN).

We selected a web commentary from people.cn, to show some of the opinions of the Chinese internet users on this obsession and the likes.

Web Commentary: Let us hope “Xiao Yueyue” is but passing clouds

by 小鹿快跑 | Run my deer

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How Sister Feng became famous

| April 24th, 2010

We have talked about this Internet phenomenon in China before – any ordinary person can become famous or infamous over night on the Internet. In Chinese, these people are known as being “red”. We have introduced some of them, like Xili Bro, Candied Haw beauty…  but I decided to review and cover some of them we have missed. Especially Sister Feng (凤姐),  she has become so red hot on the Internet in China recently that truly deserves a post of […]Read more…

Japanese AV star Sora Aoi on Twitter creating buzz among Chinese netizens

| April 14th, 2010

From HSW:

 

On April 11, famous Japanese AV star Sora Aoi (苍井空) created huge buzz in the Chinese Twitter community, both girls and boys are twitting about her. Since the news about Sora Aoi registered her twitter account @aoi_sola broke out,  many Chinese netizens on Sina Micro blog “climbed over the wall” in order to follow her. (Twitter is blocked in China) The number of her followers on twitter was growing at the rate of 37 per minute. As for […]Read more…

Female translator Zhang Lu becomes popular overnight

| March 20th, 2010

If you paid close attention to the Two Conferences (NPC and CPPCC), you must know who Zhang Lu (张璐) is. She was the female translator for Prime Minister Wen Jiabao at the meetings. Started just couple of days ago, her name was one of the most searched keywords on Google and Baidu. Was this accidental or inevitable? Does this girl becoming popular mean Chinese netizens are more and more concerned about the country, politics and current affairs? Did Zhang Lu’s […]Read more…

Sun Yue’s Car Shaking Gate

| September 7th, 2009

Sun Yue’s (孙悦) “Car Shaking Gate” (车震门) is the hottest piece of gossip on the Chinese internet right now.

Sun Yue, Chinese professional basketball player with the nick name of “Monkey King” because of his last name Sun (孙 -  the main character Sun Wukong from Journey to the West shares the same last name) and his exceptional vertical leaping ability, played in NBA last year for the Los Angeles Lakers. He became the first ethnic Chinese player to win a […]Read more…

Secrets behind “Jia Junpeng” Incident

| August 2nd, 2009

2 weeks ago I posted “China Internet Phenomenon, ‘Jia Junpeng (贾君鹏), your mom tells you to go home to eat’” Is here such person named “Jia Junpeng” or is there someone behind this created this internet Phenomenon? The answers are revealed today. Huang Lianghua (黄亮华) CEO of a Beijing media company, internet marketing expert, serviced many major brands in his blog revealed himself as “Jia Junpeng’s father”.

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