Discussion over French Brands after the Return of Two Zodiac Heads

| May 10th, 2013

The following is a guest post by Philip via MarketingToChina.com, edited by Key

 

Last week, François-Henri Pinault, the head of the French luxury group Kering, returned two Zodiac sculptures of animal heads toward the Chinese people as a gift. In fact, Pinault, as well as the head of the French businessmen delegation and French President François Hollande who came to China during the same time.

And the return of the Zodiac heads seems to arouse Chinese people’s sensitive patriotic nerve and thus […]Read more…

Argument over Diaoyu Islands causes fatal bar fight in Hainan

| October 17th, 2012

A village committee member in Hainan is accused of committing homicide after an argument about the Diaoyu Islands ended in murder on September 27. When a discussion in a Wanning city bar got out of hand, a fight ensued and Wang Moucheng is accused of having used a beer bottle to kill Fu Mouming.

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Han Deqiang and Patriotism

| October 15th, 2012

Radical Maoist professor Han Deqiang has become the face of Diaoyu Islands extremists after he slapped an 80-year-old man at a protest in September. At a protest against Japan’s plan to nationalize the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands, an elderly man took offense with some of the protesters’ pro-Mao slogans, and Han, a professor at Beijing Aeronautical Institute, slapped him on the face twice and accused him of being an anti-Chinese traitor.

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“Worshiping cats” found in 100 RMB bills

| February 5th, 2012

From Beijing News:

The interesting discovery was made by Chinese netizens, who posted on forum recently showing that there are three cats’ images on the 100 RMB bill, right besides the image of Mao Zedong. What’s really interesting is that two small cats are worshiping the big one. Zooming in the 100 RMB bill, they found that the big cat is standing with mouth open. Its eyes are like Chinese old time coins, staring at front. The two small […]Read more…

Patriotic waitress attacked by Taiwanese mother and son

| January 7th, 2012

In a mainland China restaurant, a waitress is taking order from the customers, a Taiwanese mother and her son. The son said, “Restaurant of China has really poor environment, really makes me lose my appetite!” The waitress then muttered, “Isn’t Taiwan part of China?” Thus, the following scene in the video…

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Anti-Japan demonstrations broke out in many cities, China urges Rational Patriotism

| October 26th, 2010

(AP Photo)

Last weekend, at least five major cities in China had the anti-Japanese demonstrations. The official People’s Daily published a signed article, to urge people to be rational and abide by the laws when expressing patriotism.

According to several media reports, the demonstrations in various cities are formed mainly by young people, and a few elderly also participated. Demonstrators held banners that said “Boycotting Japanese Goods”, “Defend the Diaoyu Islands” and so on. They asked the government to get tough on […]Read more…

Honker Union of China to launch network attacks against Japan is a rumor

| September 15th, 2010

 

More drama on Sino-Japan relations, recently there has been non-stop rumors about Honker Union of China is going to launch a network attack against Japanese government websites on September 18, to commemorate Mukden Incident (9.18 incident) and of course to protest the recent fishing boat incident and giant panda incident.

Honker (红客hóngkè) is a group known for hacktivism, mainly present in Mainland China. Literally the name means "Red Guest", as compared to the usual Chinese transliteration of hacker (黑客, hēikè, […]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:

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Han Han’s speech in Xiamen University: Why China cannot be a cultural power

| May 20th, 2010

Hello, everybody. It’s the second time I am in Xiamen, the air’s clean, no wonder everybody likes to walk.

Just now, when Mr. Deng mentioned something about patriotism, two lines came in my mind, not from me though, from others. The first one  is “patriotism is the last sanctuary for scumbags”, and the second one is “the real patriotism is to protect the country from any kinds of persecutions by the government”.

Today I’ve prepared for the speech, I brought a script, […]Read more…