(From Jinghua.com) On Feb 24th, an weibo entry accusing son of an official set a girl on fire with lighter fluid after being turned down went viral in the Internet. According to “安徽呱蛋合肥” who made the post, the accident happened on Sept 17th, 2011. 17-year-old boy Tao Rukun (陶汝坤), whose father is a government official in the Audit Office of Hefei City, forced into 16-year-old girl Zhou Yan’s(周岩) house, and poured lighter fluid over Zhou Yan’s head then lit it […]Read more…
December 26, the famous British department store Selfridges on Oxford Street in London had a after Christmas sale. Even though, there was the subway workers strike, it still could not stop waves of shoppers rushing in. Worrying about the deep debt crisis, Europeans are tightening their belts, not spending as much as the previous years. But to some Chinese people, this is not a problem.
On December 4th, a forum post on Tianyan.cn (already removed) titled “Hubei (province) Zhao Meimei, daughter of secretary drives a Benz and shows cleavage in USA” gained much public attention and was massively reposted onto various Chinese forums around the country. Only a little more than two hundred words and a few pictures, this post claimed this Zhao Meimei (nick named after Guo Meimei, the 20 year-old girl claimed to work for the red cross and flaunted about her luxury […]Read more…
A couple was hit violently by the son of a Chinese Army general and famous tenor Li Shuangjiang (李双江) in a dispute near a residential area of Haidian District, Beijing on 6th September. This incident gained huge attention from the public in China. General Li Shuangjiang’s son, the name of which was kept because of his young age will be put in detention for one year according to the Beijing police.
From Dushi Women News:
“How much does it cost to snag a rich husband?”
“20,000 to 30,000 yuan.”
“How long does it take?”
“10 to 30 lessons.”
The Moral Education School for Girls (德育女学馆) is hot in Beijing. It teaches girls how to behave properly, how to put on makeup, how to communicate with rich man. Many girls who want to snag a rich man come to take the lessons and find them useful.
From Southern Weekend:
Recently a registered microblogger under the name of Guo Meimei has brought the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) under the public’s scrutiny. The 20 year-old girl flaunted about her luxury cars and bags on her micro blog page, but what brought her and the RCSC under the attention is that Guo’s microblog occupation is "General Manager of RCSC Commercial Club".
From Yangzi Evening News | translated by Ivan | edited by Key
Recently, “China’s number one philanthropist” Chen Guangbiao distributed disaster-relief funds to two villages in the earthquake-stricken area in Yingjiang, Yunnan Province, each villages received 200 yuan in cash. However, the photo of him with the villagers flaunting the donated money afterwards raised a storm of disputes on the Internet. As for his charitable act being defined as “Violent Charity”, Chen Guangbiao responded on Mar 20, “I think the term […]Read more…
From Netease | translated by Roy | edited by Key
A Lamborghini owner hired people to break his Lamborghini Gallardo sports car worth 3 million yuan in front of a lamp store yesterday afternoon in Qingdao. He felt that failed to exercise his consumer rights several times after the car had problems, so he decided to express his dissatisfaction in a extreme way on the International Consumers Rights Day (3/15). The process was put on a BBS and broadcasted live on […]Read more…
From Netease | Translated by Roy | Edited by Key
A rich merchant in Wenling, Zhejiang held a luxurious funeral for his mother in a local middle school. Classes were suspended and the playground was used. The funeral cost 6 million yuan. The vice-principal of the school has been suspended.
The big bucks Chinese spend overseas every year reaches staggering numbers. Last year reportedly 56% of Chinese purchases of luxury goods occur abroad, totaling 13,000 million USD. British Media coined a new word—“Peking Pound” for Chinese huge purchasing power. The casinos overseas, also add Chinese in their VIP lists.
British “Peking Pound” splurged £1bn in sales of luxury goods
According to the British Daily Mail reported on 28th December, 2010, wealthy Chinese tourists are expected to spend a billion pounds on luxury […]Read more…
CNcard.com reports on December 18, early December, Xiao Li who just graduated from a university in Changchun found a tempting advertisement on the Internet. “The ad said that there will be a ‘dating events for the rich and the powerful’ (富豪相亲会) in Changchun, I called the number and was told that all the men have money and high status, wanted to recruit quality girls to meet them.” Xiao Li said he was skeptical when first communicated with the […]Read more…
(Netease) Sichuan Online reported on December 16, on the night of December 14, 4 drivers, Yin, Zhou, Zhang and Zhu each drove their newly bought Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and two Porsche 911s and past a traffic police on duty. The Lamborghini also did not hang the license plate. Highway traffic police sent two police cars and eventually caught all four speeders. The police conducted a 3-hour security warning education and ordered them to each write a self-criticism.
The “Rich Second Generation” (富二代) refers to people who mostly were born after 1980s, Children of early China’s first generation of private entrepreneurs “Rich first Generation” after China’s “opening door policy”. Now they are wealthy because of the inheritance.
(Netease) Xiao Xiang Morning Post August 28 reports, holding roses and a diamond ring, standing in front of the a giant heart made of 9999 roses, 24-year-old Liu Hang shouted out the name of his love. Yesterday morning, a massive “offering of […]Read more…
Two men in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province decided to grab some quick money when night fell on July 15th. So they rode out their motorcycle and dashed to a pedestrian to grab his bag. What was in there head at the grab of the bag? Anything but the picture of being chased down by a superrich in Porsche and later cornered in a pond by his helicopter and launch.