Tie for silver, but China’s national flag placed at bottom led to controversy

| July 30th, 2012

From Netease:

In the London Olympics men’s 200 meters freestyle final, China’s Sun Yang tied South Korea’s Park Tae-hwan for silver at 1:44:93.  France’s Yannick Agnel took gold with 1:43:14 and United States’ Ryan Lochte was fourth.  Lodon Olympics Games are very exciting, but the amusing incidents of the Organizing Committee are endless.  In the award ceremony of the men’s 200 meters freestyle, Organizing Committee again made a serious mistake.  China’s Sun Yang and South Korea’s Park Tae-hwan […]Read more…

Sun Yang: never taken Park Tae-hwan’s provocation seriously

| July 29th, 2012

From Sina Weibo:

Sun Yang (Weibo) He Won! 20 years old, 1.97meters tall, 3 minutes 40 seconds 14! When Sun Yang roared in the swimming pool like a lion, who knew all the hardship, persistence, pressure or tears behind this glory… At the mixed interview zone after the race, Sun Yang covered his face to sob several times, crying like a kid with a pair of red eyes, “The Park Tae-hwan incidence in the morning inspired me. I have no reason […]Read more…

Coast guard killed by Chinese fisherman, South Koreans protest

| December 13th, 2011

(From Netease) According to South Korean news agency Yonhap on Dec 12, a South Korean coast guard was killed and another injured when trying to detain a Chinese fishing boat 85 km to the southwest of Small TsingTao Island. 9 crews including the captain were transferred to Incheon for investigation. The press also said that the captain refused to admit guilty.

On Dec 13rd, some Korean groups totaling over 300 people gathered in front of the […]Read more…

Sex scandal between 3 Korean diplomats with a Shanghai woman

| March 13th, 2011

From ifeng:

A shocking sex scandal is exposed in Korea consulate in Shanghai. 3 Korean diplomatic officers were reported to be sexually involved with a 33-year-old Shanghai woman who has a 10-year marriage with another Korean man.

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Chinese reporter cuts in front of Korean press to ask Obama a question, saying he represents Asia

| November 14th, 2010

(Netease) November 12, 2010, The G-20 Summit in Korea has ended, during President’s Obama’s press conference CCTV anchor Rui Chenggang seized the chance to ask the last question given to the Korean press. He also claimed to be representing the entire Asia. His action stirred up some debates on the net.

During the press conference President Obama wanted to leave the last question to the South Korean press, but Rui stood up…

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National sentiment controlled by rumors

| June 25th, 2010

Recently, Chinese netizens organized the anti-“Super Junior” and their fans movement (the 69 Jihad), and then Chinese Internet users’ feeling of resentment towards (Hahanzu) “Korean Wave” have fermented, the situation gradually developed into anti-Korean sentiment. After we talked about the “69 Jihad” and the recent “Simida Zongzi gate”, many readers strongly reacted to these incidents. This article on Netease is in line with some of the readers’ views: In fact, since the new century almost all anti-Korean sentiments are […]Read more…

Simida Zongzi Gate: dispute over Dragon Boat Festival between China and South Korea

| June 16th, 2010

Dragon Boat Festival  (or Duanwu Festival) occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar. In 2010 this day falls on June 16. According to the custom the celebrations includes eating zongzi, drinking realgar wine, and racing dragon boats.

Recently, a forum post titled “Korean beauty student teaches you how to eat zongzi” stirred up a storm on the Internet.  One girl claimed to be a Korean student studying in a Language University in Beijing, accused Chinese […]Read more…

“69 Jihad” incident, Chinese Internet users’ holy war against Korean pop fans

| June 11th, 2010

Recently, "69 Jihad" incident broke out in China. That is, hundreds of thousands of Chinese Internet users collectively scheduled attacks (spamming and condemning) on well-known forums and websites of Korean celebrity stars and their fans at 7 pm on June 9, 2010. The slogan of 69 Jihad was “NC don’t die, Jihad never ends”. (NC: 脑残 mentally ill, brain damaged) Now historically so-called “69 Jihad” is an significant incident of the Chinese Internet Culture conflict in 2010.

Trigger of the War:

From […]Read more…

Three goals! Men’s soccer! Yes, men’s soccer! What? Yes! They beat Korea!

| February 10th, 2010

The title is a phone conversation overheard in the streets after the China-Korea men’s soccer match. Not for 32 years has China beat Korea in a men’s soccer match. So when China beat Korea 3-0, Chinese soccer fans essentially went crazy with media saying it is a win of “historical importance.” The win has also wiped out the continued talk of “Koreanphobia” within the men’s soccer team, due to 27 consecutive non-wins in the past 32 years.

Having battled with problems […]Read more…