Female executive expelled for nude photo

| May 11th, 2011

From Shanghai Youth Daily:

The Nude picture Gate of Edison Chen, a popular young Hong Kong singer and actor, was the most shocking and frequently talked topic of China’s showbiz three years ago. In 2008, a repairman stole Edison’s nude pictures taken with other female actors and singers such as Cecilia Cheung, Gillian Chung and Maggie Q and uploaded them on the internet. But recently, a female executive lost her job because of downloading Edison’s nude picture onto the company’s computer.

Approaching […]Read more…

Old man mercy killing his friend now faces charge

| April 26th, 2011

This is a scene from the movie " If you are the one(非诚勿扰)" : "Li Xiangshan is diagnosed with incurable disease, his good friend Qin Fen helps him to die with dignity. Qin pushes Li in the wheelchair to the bow of a boat. When Li pats Qin’s hand, Qin gets the message, goes back into the cabin and leaves Li there. Later, Li drops himself in the sea to end his life.

In the movie, Qin helps his good friend […]Read more…

Car accident turns into murder, college student faces death penalty

| April 23rd, 2011

A junior of Xi’an Conservatory of Music, Yao Jiaxin, who murdered a woman and fled away, was sentenced to death on 22th April, 2011. The crime happened around midnight on 20th October last year when Yao drove his Chevrolet and hit Zhang Miao, a young mother lived in the local village. Instead of taking her to the hospital, Yao stabbed her 8 times in the chest for the fear that Zhang had seen his car’s license plate and would recognize […]Read more…

Zhejiang Province bans 37 songs in KTV

| April 21st, 2011

From Netease:

Recently netizens of Wenzhou noticed a yellow sign appeared in the local KTV (karaoke clubs). The sign listed 37 songs that are now banned from playing at these places by the provincial authority. The 37 prohibited songs included popular titles like Su Rui’s “qian shou” 牵手 (Hold hands), Richie Ren’s Xiaoxue (snow) and Bobby Chen’s One night in Beijing.

The sign says “Prohibited songs announcement, according to regulation of the Provincial Department of Culture, the following 37 songs […]Read more…

Suspecting wife having affairs, husband tattoos the word “degrading” on her face

| April 12th, 2011

From Netease:

In Dahua Ethnic Yao Autonomous County, due to suspicion of his wife having an affair, a man cruelly tattooed the word “degrading” (下贱: xiajian: degrading, cheap, lowly…) on her face. On April 3, Zhennan local police station cracked this disfigurement case, arrested the suspect and seized piercer, bandage, towel and other tools used in the crime.

1. Basic details of the case

Disfiguring his wife just for preventing her from having extramarital affairs

36-year-old Wei Shengxiong married the victim Xiaowei in 2006 […]Read more…

Electric bicycles stolen by pregnant women, nothing can stop this?

| April 5th, 2011

From Jinling Evening News | translated by Jue

Citizens: bikes are frequently stolen in the supermarket parking lot

Mr. Zhang, 43, lives in Jiangning District of Nanjing. One day of late January this year, he went to Oushang Supermarket with his wife as usual, and parked his electric bike in the parking lot. He especially put two locks on the bike in case theft as he’d heard that bike thieves are often spotted here.

When Mr. Zhang and his wife carried the goods […]Read more…

"No more time-travel drama", authority says it disrespects history

| April 3rd, 2011

From QQ:

Now there’s an interesting trend in China’s film and television industry: more and more time-travel themed dramas are made and aired. In these time-travel based TV plays, usually the protagonist is from the modern time and for some reasons and via some means, travels through time and all the way back to the ancient China where he/she will constantly experience the "culture shock" but gradually get used to it and eventually develop a romance in that era. Though […]Read more…

Custody battle auction, bid to lose custody

| March 28th, 2011

From Netease:

In Beijing, a couple who is getting divorced is in a custody battle, instead of fighting to win the custody of their 4 year-old son, they fight to lose it. The mother claimed that she has no ability to raise the child and asked the court to award the custody to the husband. The husband however, said it’s bad for his job to have a kid around and it would be better for the young child to stay with […]Read more…

China’s last hooliganism convict, should convict continue serving his sentence for a repealed law?

| February 22nd, 2011

From Sina News:

Liu Mang Zui (流氓罪, Hooliganism) was once a criminal offense in China. In 1983, a “Strike-hard” campaign, known in Chinese as “Yan da”, as a crackdown to curb rising crimes had even made serious hooliganism a capital crime.

During this campaign, Niu Yuqiang, an 18-year-old, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve because he robbed someone of a hat, broke windows and fought. Later his sentence was reduced to 18 years jail terms on his good behavior, […]Read more…

Rejected disabled passengers smash airport counter and claim for 10 m compensation

| January 2nd, 2011

(From cnwnews.com) Dec 28, a wheel chair crashed the window of Shenzhen Airline’s check-in counter in Capital Airport. It was during noon time when two people on wheel chairs, Zheng Wei Ning and Liu Hai Jun, and a volunteer came to check in only to be told to switch to another airline. Airline manager explained that disabled would be difficult to leave in the case of plane accident. Feeling discriminated, one told the volunteer to thrown their luggage and wheel […]Read more…

Private club provides dating service for rich and powerful to keep mistresses

| December 18th, 2010

From Netease:

CNcard.com reports on December 18, early December, Xiao Li who just graduated from a university in Changchun found a tempting advertisement on the Internet. “The ad said that there will be a ‘dating events for the rich and the powerful’ (富豪相亲会) in Changchun, I called the number and was told that all the men have money and high status, wanted to recruit quality girls to meet them.” Xiao Li said he was skeptical when first communicated with the […]Read more…

Students meet on QQ to commit suicide, court rules Tencent 10% responsible

| December 5th, 2010

(Netease) Lishui City, Zhejiang province People’s court reached the first instance verdict on a civil case regarding university students meeting on QQ to commit suicide. Tencent, the maker of QQ was sentenced to bear 10% of the responsibility.

The plaintiffs are the parents of the suicide student named Fan. They stated, in June of this year, accused student Zhang used QQ sending “suicide invitations” to the public with his cell phone number. Plaintiff’s son Fan accepted the suicide invitation upon receiving […]Read more…

Jailed for a “tweet” on Twitter

| November 30th, 2010

 

(Century Weekly) Cheng Jianping (程建萍) was detained for 5 days, and followed by a year of manual labor reeducation because of a tweet she posted on Twitter.

Cheng Jianping (Internet name: Wang Yi王译), 46 year old, freelancer, who came from Xinxiang City, Henan Province. Since June of this year, Cheng and her fiancé Hua Chunhui (华春辉) lived in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province.

October 17, 2010, anti-Japanese demonstration broke out in Mianyang City, Sichuan Province. Cheng and her fiancé saw this news on the […]Read more…

Villagers publicly humiliated in general assembly for obstructing government construction

| November 11th, 2010

Recently Hanbin District local government in Shaanxi Province held the public general assembly to demonstrate the criminal acts of 17 villagers for obstructing the government constructions.  Each criminal had a white cardboard hanging from their necks, with his/her name and crime written on it…  This news triggered some talks on the net.

Frist the news posted on most major media sites:

November 2, 2010, Hanbin District Government, Ankang City, Shaanxi Province held a public general assembly. 17 villagers who obstructed the important […]Read more…