Chinese girl witnesses Batman premiere shooting

| July 21st, 2012

A 19-year-old Chinese American girl witnessed the Batman premiere shooting.  She wrote down her thoughts on guokr.com.  There is the translation:

Today, I went with my older sister, my cousin and my good friend to see the opening show of the new “Batman” movie.  Very happy we can to go together. My cousin, my older sister and my friend are all first time seeing a movie premiere.  We all went with a feeling that we couldn’t explain.  We could have escaped […]Read more…

Han Han: My 2011

| January 10th, 2012

From Han Han’s Sina Blog:

2011 went by a few days ago. Back when I was in school, I used to hate writing those year end reflections and self-appraisal essays. Year after year, apart from having nothing to wrap-up, I always felt it pointless to pour my guts out to some authority figure. Plus, I’d remember what I wanted to remember. Later, I discovered how unreliable memories can be and so nowadays I’m happy to record things through writing. As a […]Read more…

For Light, For Time

| October 31st, 2011

Cathy is a recent college graduate who tweets here. If you want something translated on ChinaHush, or give her a job, email her at xiaosongbird [at] gmail [dot] com.

On October 16th,  a group of five friends attempted to visit Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese activist who is currently under house arrest in Dong Shigu Village. This is the event that followed.    By Murong Xuecun  Translated by Cathy

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On the evening of October 14th, I was […]Read more…

Foshan needs to build a statue for the nineteenth person

| October 20th, 2011

From Sina Blog By Shi Shusi Translated by Cathy Song

Chen Xianmei, the scrap peddler (Not a trash collector according to Shangaiist) who came to the rescue of Yueyue, the Foshan toddler who ignored after being run over by car twice.

At this moment, nearly everyone is condemning those eighteen pedestrians who chose to do nothing after walking past a severely injured child.

On the afternoon of October 13th, a two year old girl named Yueyue was run over twice by two separate […]Read more…

What Chinese youth say about sex

| September 14th, 2011

From you and me:

Marie Stopes International China (MSIC), a not-for-profit family planning and sexual and reproductive healthcare organization, has started a project of using images and words to record the voices of Chinese youth, their view on sex.

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Going Global, start here in northeast China

| August 26th, 2011

The following is Jacky Huang’s report after a month of bicycle riding in China, participating in the Summer Universiade event.

Ten routes of bicycle riding through China

The 26th summer Universiade in Shenzhen has already ended. This game showed the whole world a different excitement of a thrilling international Olympic game. Low carbon dioxide, green, environment protection and creativity are the main themes. Even in the opening ceremony, almost all the performances were done by university students. And one of the great […]Read more…

The Mainland Rhetoric

| June 8th, 2011

"It seems to me that every mainland and Hong Kong exchange event would turn into a mainland losing face event eventually." I stated, holding my microphone in a auditorium filled with around 500 other mainland students participating in a such event.

These hundreds of students were from several mainland universities enjoying their cultural/social/intellectual exchange tour in Hong Kong. The last event on their schedule that day was to watch this award winning documentary, and to have a question and answer session […]Read more…

We Chinese

| May 20th, 2011

by M. Scott Brauer

"We Chinese" grew out of a curiosity to find out what Chinese people think about their country and their future.  Media coverage of the country and its development often raises questions about the direction of the government in Beijing on the world stage.  Few reports take into account the feelings of the Chinese people, instead making reference to the country as a monolithic actor without constituent parts.  A country’s trajectory through history cannot be mapped without careful […]Read more…

Senseless murder, criminologist blames forced piano practice in childhood

| April 10th, 2011

On Oct 23rd, 2010, Yao Jiaxin, a college junior in Xi’an Conservatory of Music hit a 26 year-old woman with his car. When he noticed the victim was taking down his license plate number, he got out of the car, took out a knife and stabbed her 8 times to death. Li Meijin is professor of criminology in Chinese People’s Public Security University and she’s a regular guest in some of the country’s news programs. This time, she also gave […]Read more…

Chinese and their liquor

| March 9th, 2011

From Southern Weekend | Translated by 王珏 | Edited by Key

The Spring Festival has just passed. Everyone had his or her own way of celebrating it. However, there is something common most Chinese shared during this time, and that is, drinking.

For most Chinese, drinking is a special thing. It is not only a consumption behavior but also a way to socialize with others. To some degree, it even represents the most typical Chinese philosophy of life.

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A day in the high school of hell

| February 21st, 2011

When I took off my shirt in front of the mirror, I was scared by my reflection. Pits carved deep into my skin between my neck and clavicles; my belly was as flat as an exhausted balloon leaving my chest hanging on my body like a pair of high-relief sculpture; and each one of my rib was covered tightly under my skin protruded so hard on my chest that I could count them one by one. I wasn’t in concentration […]Read more…

This is not Chinese food!

| December 30th, 2010

Chinese food is famous for two reason: its extreme deliciousness and its weirdness. The later characteristic has a perfect example, the Wangfujing snack street in downtown Beijing. Just google it or YouTube it and you can find a lot of of videos and photos of foreigners amazed by what Chinese people are eating. You can find skin-piled sparrow, cicada, silk worm, inside-out snake, giant grasshopper, penis of various kind of animals and star fish. You name it. Just think of […]Read more…

Is China’s Growth Sustainable?

| November 17th, 2010

A while back we promoted the Diplomat Essay Competition.  The following is the winning essay written by Calvin Wong who won a trip to Japan covering the APEC summit.

Reposted from the Diplomat:

Is China’s Growth Sustainable?

By Calvin Wong

Fifteen years ago, APEC leaders meeting in Japan called for joint action ‘to ensure the region’s economic prosperity is sustainable.’ But is it realistic to believe that APEC’s largest member, China, can grow rapidly and sustainably?

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What Facebook can learn from its Chinese counterpart?

| November 9th, 2010

 

I used to introduce Renren.com to my foreign friends simply as “Chinese Facebook” usually with a self mocking smile admitting in my heart that it is just another product of the Chinese ripping off American innovations. Back then I was only using Renren and occasionally visiting Facebook to see my handful of foreign friends’ updates.

My blind admiration for Facebook and contradictorily judgmental view of Renren started to change after I got a chance to study in the US and used […]Read more…