Yangtze River water turns bright red

| September 7th, 2012

From Netease:

“Wow, the Yangtze River is like the Yellow River now!” Yesterday, at the Chaotianmen Pier of the Yangtze River in Chongqing, many tourists found the color of Yangtze River became unusually red. The environmental protection department speculated that this may be due to river sand brought from upstream during flood season.

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The Boluo Fox

| August 28th, 2012

The following is a special report written by C.S. Hagen

Introduction to the Cult of the Fox

Ask anyone in China about the fox and their instant reaction is either fear or pride. The fox in Asia is one of five demigods. To the Taoists the fox is a messenger of Buddha and not subject to human rule but rather the focus of respect and worship. To agnostics the furry, hen-thieving dog’s cousin is a symbol of fertility, […]Read more…

Mysterious Chinese Olympic athlete selections baffle athletes and outsiders alike

| August 1st, 2012

The following is a gust post by Lisa Xu via The Hopewell Journal.

[Wang Mingjuan]

Chinese weightlifting champion Wang Mingjuan of China won her first Olympic gold in the 48kg class on Saturday.

The 26-year-old from Hunan, China dominated her sport for a decade, but she was mysteriously omitted from China’s 2004 and 2008 Olympic teams.

This year, she was picked ahead of the reigning world champion Tian Yuan, a 19 year old from China’s Hubei Province. Ma Guangwen, director of the Weightlifting, Wrestling, […]Read more…

Goojje.com, sister of Google?

| January 28th, 2010

A Shanzhai version of Google.com has just been created and launched in China, introducing www.goojje.com. It is not a joke, this website is to compete with the world’s number one search engine, it is also said to be a gesture to press Google to stay in China. The appearance of the website is almost identical to Google.com. “Google” is turned into Goojje, and in Chinese, 谷歌 became 谷姐. (姐:jie means “Sister” in Chinese.) The slogan under the logo reads […]Read more…