Photos of Plum Blossom Festival in Nanjing

| March 7th, 2014

Each year, Plum Blossom Festival signals that spring is coming soon in Nanjing. The plum blossom trees at Nanjing’s Zijin Mountain (紫金山) are among the most beautiful in China. In March, these plum blossoms come out in full bloom. This has been promoted as Plum Blossom Festival (梅花节) since 1996.

The best viewing areas of Plum Blossom Mountain and Plum Blossom Valley of Zijin Mountain. Plum Blossom Mountain is a hill covering 400 acres with 18 kinds of flowers and 15,000 […]Read more…

Automatic sperm extractor

| September 19th, 2012

Recently an entry on Weibo about an automatic perm extractor went viral, it says, “A hospital in Nanjing introduced an automatic sperm extractor. The screen on the machine plays artistic movies and with surround sound in the room. There is a massager at the bottom of the machine with adjustable speed and frequency. Now you can make that money standing up!”

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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…

“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…

Chinese wolf dad beats 3 kids into Beijing University

| November 15th, 2011

At the beginning of this year, the book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua has caused fierce discussion on  traditional Chinese education methods. Recently another book “Therefore, Beijing University siblings (所以,北大兄妹) has brought a so-called wolf dad into the spotlight because he too, adopts extremely strict parenting methods and raises 4 well-behaving kids, 3 of whom get into Beijing University, one of the best universities in China. His parenting motto is “beating every 3 days gets your […]Read more…

Foreign couple tricycle kids to school sparks discussion on lifestyle difference

| October 28th, 2011

(From yzwb) Starting from September, there were netizens posting on xici.net discussing about a strange scene they encounter every morning on Zhujing Road, Nanjing City: a foreign father riding a tricycle with two adorable kids bubbling in the back and their mother escorting from behind on an old bike. Many netizens adored how sweet the scene was and soon led to the discussion of lifestyle difference between foreign family and Chinese ones where car is always first choice against bike.

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TV dating programs in China

| June 1st, 2011

If You Are the One (Fei Cheng Wu Rao: literally “If not sincere then don’t bother”) is the most successful TV dating show among many other asian dating programs aired in China now. So far as I know, currently there are more than ten TV shows of the kind aired at the same time. Slightly different, most of the shows follow the basic procedures : 24 or so single women line up on stage and are presented to a male […]Read more…

Young girl failed to get a job plans to sell her kidney to pay for cosmetic surgery

| November 12th, 2010

From MOP:

Yesterday I saw a very cheerful girl on the Jiangsu Province local TV. She is not ugly, but her thoughts really scared me. This little girl said she wanted to sell one of her kidneys to raise money for her cosmetic surgery. The young girl went to a cosmetic surgery hospital in Nanjing, and the doctors refused the request after they found out about her plan. Doctors recommended her to go see a psychiatrist.

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Crab vending machines in subway station

| October 26th, 2010

(MOP) The UAE has vending machines for gold bars, Paris sells CK cologne with them, but what is on offer in the vending machines in Nanjing? The answer is… Hairy Crab! At Xinjiekou station on Metro Line 1, near where you come out at Dayuanpan, you can see a machine.

From IFeng:

According to a report from Xinhua made on  December 25, this is another year of yellow  chrysanthemums and and fat crabs, and at Xinjiekou station on Nanjing’s metro, a machine […]Read more…

4 men sentenced to jail time for homosexual criminal licentiousness

| October 15th, 2010

(From IFeng) Knocking open the hotel room door, several young men looked nervous and not fully dressed – a random police search unexpectedly gained the clues for a criminal licentiousness case which led to the arrests of 4 men. Recently, the court has sentenced the first homosexual group licentiousness case in Nanjing, three men were sentenced to imprisonment with a suspended sentence; one man was sentenced to detention with a suspended sentence. Among the four accused, two have college […]Read more…

Muscle degeneration after eating crayfish, “shrimp washing powder” may be culprit

| August 24th, 2010

It is the crayfish season again; the delicious crayfish because popular in China’s hot mid summer nights ever since the late 1990s. However this year over dozens of people in Nanjing were hospitalized with strange symptoms of unbearable muscle pains after eating crayfish since July. The doctor’s diagnosis was rhabdomyolysis (the destruction or degeneration of muscle tissue) serious cases even cause kidney damage. The speculation was that the “shrimp washing powder” (洗虾粉) which was popularly used by the sellers to […]Read more…

Elderly falls in the middle of the road, no one helps because fear of being framed

| July 12th, 2010

(Netease) Yangze Evening news reported, on July 11 at noon, an old man felt on the ground while riding a tricycle on the Xinghua Yangshan Bridge. He lay on the ground and could not get up. For as long as 15 minutes, many people passed through there, some even stopped by and watched, but not one person gave the old man a hand to help him up. Why is that? According to explanation, the main reason why many people […]Read more…

Chinese swingers sentenced to jail time

| May 23rd, 2010

ChinaHush reported on April 3, 2010 that prosecutors charged 22 alleged swingers in east China for “group licentiousness,” a crime subject to a sentencing of a maximum five-year prison sentence.

Last Thursday, associate professor Ma Yaohai, 53, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison, according to a Global Times article. The other 21 people were also sentenced for jail time.

Ma, who works at an unnamed university, organized a swingers club in Jiangsu Province, which hosted 35 parties […]Read more…

World smiling Day, 25 Volunteers the “Smiling Movement”

| May 14th, 2010

From Oriental Guardian (May 10):

A smile keeps the troops neat and orderly

Could it be possible that the efforts put forth in making the Smiling Nanjing Program a success have exceeded all of our hopes?

The 2010 Shanghai World Expo has just opened (May 1) and it is expected that an estimated 2 million visitors to the Expo will go on to travel to other parts of China, not excluding the historically significant city of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province. In preparation for […]Read more…