3 top Chinese social media news this week

| December 12th, 2016

Here are this week’s three hottest news of Chinese social media

Aliporn : Alipay New App is Turning into Hook-up Tool

Source Sixth Tone

Alipay handles the payment system of Alibaba but it also launches entertaining applications and service every once in a while. Recently Alipay launched an application which allows it users to post content including images and videos to 21 different circles. This app is called as “circles”. 18 of these 21 circles are public and everyone can post content in […]Read more…

Brother Public Transit’s trip home

| February 8th, 2013

A 27-year-old Shandong man is being called "Brother Public Transportation" after he returned home from Hangzhou to Shandong on public transportation, riding 35 bus routes over 660 kilometers. The story picked up interest as he chronicled his travels on Weibo. Beijing Morning Post wrote an article about him on August 5 that was picked up by China Daily Here it is:

 

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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…

Photo of street peddler clutching onto Chengguan’s thigh goes viral

| July 20th, 2012

From QQ:

Yesterday, a photo of a street peddler clutching onto the thigh of a municipal inspector known as the Chengguan was widely distributed on the internet. In the photo, the Chengguan wore a pair of sunglass and was smoking. According to Lu Xueyuan, the street peddler in the photo, he was hugging the Chengguan because his scale was confiscated and he was beaten by municipal inspectors in his previous trading on the street. The Bureau of City Administration and Law […]Read more…

Abbot of ancient temple returns to secular life to get married

| June 21st, 2012

sources: huagu |  sina video

Life is precious but love is even more priceless. These words are very romantic when used on ordinary person, however if applied onto the monk abbot then it must be an incredible story.

The abbot, head of thousands-year-old Qiongzhu Temple in Kunming, named Qing Yin could not withstand the temptation of love, gave up years of practice and retried on June 9 in order to return to secular life from the Temple. He was going to get […]Read more…

Calculate how much your wife is worth

| May 28th, 2012

How much is your wife (girlfriend) worth? Recently many Chinese websites and forums had the following viral post, calculating the worth of a woman as a marriage partner base on a series of questions. Some netizens posted scores as high as 9500, but some as low as negative scores, thus crated fights between husbands and wives. Most men found it entertaining and just for fun, but women think marriage is not a product, cannot put a price on it. The […]Read more…

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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Foreigner sexually assaulting woman in street of Beijing, beaten up by angry pedestrians

| May 9th, 2012

On May 8, 2012, around 11:20 pm a drunken bald foreigner was sexually assaulting a woman in public near Xuanwumen subway station across street from Sogo Department Store in Beijing. A video captured him being questioned and stopped by a couple of pedestrians passing by. In rage, Beijing pedestrians hit him and he passed out in the street until the police arrived to the sense. This video quickly spread on the Internet especially on Weibo and received much attention from […]Read more…

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…

After a Japanese guy lost his bicycle in China…

| February 22nd, 2012

On Feb. 17th, a Japanese young man lost his bicycle in Wuhan, China. He has a dream to travel around the world on his bicycle and has been to more than dozen countries. Two days ago, he came to Wuhan, China. But, unexpected thing happened. His bicycle got stolen.  He felt very depressed and then asked for help on Weibo.com. He posted:“This bicycle is like my girlfriend. I’m so sad for losing her. Hope Chinese friends here could help me […]Read more…

“Eagle Dad” trains 4-year-old son running naked in snow

| February 8th, 2012

Speaking of education, there was the “Wolf Dad” and the “Tiger Mom” in the past; today an “Eagle Dad” was born.  Recently, video of a 4-year-old boy running naked in the snow was posted online, quickly attracted netizens’ attentions.  The video was shot in New York, snowing, with temperature of -13 degree Celsius, a 4-year-old boy from Nanjing was running in the snow naked, instructed by his father.  In the video the boy was tearful and did not want to […]Read more…

Getting a shoe shine in police car, driver fired

| November 15th, 2011

“Shine my shoes!”  A police car with Fujian province license plate (闽HA042警) parked on the street of Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province. A foot sticking out from the police car, a shoeshine lady sitting by the car door, head down, shines the shoe.

This scene was captured and posted onto weibo, soon was massively retweeted.  Many netizens criticized this policeman of being too much like a “tyrant”.  Soon reporter found out this police car does not come from a police station but […]Read more…

Wedding photos in Nazi uniform criticized by netizens

| September 13th, 2011

From MOP:

A newlywed couple posted their wedding photos on the Internet. The post titled "My Wedding Party Photos in Nazi’s Military Uniform! Everyone, Don’t Be too Harsh!" included photos of the couple playing costume play (Cosplay). The bride was dressed as robot girl, a figure from a famous Manga and the groom who is more controversy dressed as a Nazi in a SS military uniform. Instead of blessings their wedding photos are criticized by the netizens.

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Hermès sweater design ridiculed by Chinese netizens

| September 12th, 2011

Most Chinese young people are familiar with the sweater like this one in the above picture. Back in the days when most people couldn’t afford expensive clothes from the shopping malls or boutiques, mother is the most trustworthy tailor in every family. For that reason, fashion not the major concern of most mothers and a sweater knit by mother looks just like the one in the picture.. However, the sweater in above picture is not just another sweater knit by […]Read more…