2010 Forbes China celebrity list

| April 29th, 2010

On April 28, Forbes China Magazine released 2010 China  celebrity list, Jackie Chan took the number one overall spot, And Yao Ming who was ranked number one for the pass 6 years since 2004 fell to 4th place.  However Yao is still number one in income with 255,300,000 yuan.

1. Jackie Chan (成龙)

Occupation: Actor Income: 206,000,000 yuan Income Rank: 2 Internet Search Rank: 5 Newspaper Rank: 2 […]Read more…

Female translator Zhang Lu becomes popular overnight

| March 20th, 2010

If you paid close attention to the Two Conferences (NPC and CPPCC), you must know who Zhang Lu (张璐) is. She was the female translator for Prime Minister Wen Jiabao at the meetings. Started just couple of days ago, her name was one of the most searched keywords on Google and Baidu. Was this accidental or inevitable? Does this girl becoming popular mean Chinese netizens are more and more concerned about the country, politics and current affairs? Did Zhang Lu’s […]Read more…

The hottest people on the internet in China in 2009

| November 24th, 2009

Ever since the Internet has spread like wildfire in China, people have become famous through the Internet, sometimes unintentionally. In Chinese netizen-speak, this is known as being “red” (more of a reference to fire or vibrance than the usual Communist connotation) which can be translated as being “hot,” or maybe “the rage.” Now that 2009 is coming to an end (also the year where the number of Internet users in China has surpassed the US population), there are various tallies […]Read more…

“Candied hawthorn beauty” made popular on the Chinese Internet

| October 23rd, 2009

Tanghulu (冰糖葫芦): A snack food popular in Northern China that is made from sugar coated hawthorns, yam or other fruit skewered on a bamboo stick; similar to candied apples, also 糖葫芦.

Xi Shi (西施) was one of the renowned Four Beauties of ancient China. She was said to have lived near the end of the Spring and Autumn Period in Zuni, the capital of the ancient state of Yue.

Xi Shi’s beauty was said to be so extreme that while leaning […]Read more…