Nanchang train station puts fence around “benches”, highlights national seat shortage

| August 31st, 2012

Earlier in August, the Nanchang Train Station had trees planted surrounded by stone planters in the public square. Travelers took a seat on the stone surrounding the trees, but the train station administration responded by putting fences around the trees, preventing anyone from sitting.

Train stations are always crowded in China and rarely have enough seats to accommodate travelers, so many people were annoyed by the fences. Southern Weekly on August 2 published an op-ed  by Zuo Zhendong about the topic, […]Read more…

Mainland visitors eating on Hong Kong train causes huge fight

| January 21st, 2012

Recently, a dispute between Mainland visitors and Hong Kong residents caused by Mainland visitors eating on a Hong Kong MTR train was captured on video.  Video was then viewed extensively on the Internet and caused heated discussions amongst Hong Kong and Mainland netizens.

This video captured the incident happened on January 15, 2012, on a Hong Kong MTR (Mass Transit Railway) East Rail line train departing from Hung Hom, Hong Kong to Luohu, Shenzhen, Guangdong.  Carrying their luggage, eight Mainland visitors […]Read more…

Lost college backpackers rescued, netizens angry

| April 7th, 2011

"Lǘ yoǔ 驴友", literally means donkey friend, is a new Chinese word that refers to backpackers as it sounds like "旅游" (lǚyoú) – travel. More and more people like to be called "Lǘ yoǔ" because it’s a fashionable way to travel and can indicate they belong to a new generation of travelers. But Recently a news post titled "Director of the Public Security Bureau sheds tears when 39 trapped climbers rescued" has caused a heated discussion online and made […]Read more…