Young girls in bikini on runway spark controversy

| August 17th, 2011
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From MOP:

After the news of a 10-year-old French model’s (Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau) provocative pictures triggering a storm of controversy in China, there are initiatives to impose restrictions on the sexualisation of children in the media and sexual content in advertising. Recently another news about young models in China again gets people furious. On August 10th, in Jiangxi province, a young girl model contest was held in a hotel. In this contest, young girls wearing bikini and masks, walked on the […]Read more…

Wendi Deng Murdoch wins her “tigress” title

| July 27th, 2011
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Tiger, in China has always been used to signify people and thing with energy and authority, carrying a commendatory tone. Wendi Deng Murdoch married to the chairman and chief executive officer of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch now is characterized as tigress by netizens because of her quick and powerful reflexes to smack down an attacker during the “phone hacking scandal” press conference.

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Exposure of Imitation foreign brands scandals

| July 25th, 2011
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From iFeng:

"山寨Shanzhai’ (knockoff) was once a buzz word referring to imitation and pirated brands and goods in China. Shanzhai products always have the obvious "signature": its crappy-looking appearance and dirt-cheap price. Thus a consumer buys the knockoff products and is prepared for its bad quality. For that reason, one doesn’t feel much cheated after buying the Shanzhai products. Now there’s another kind of Shanzhai- imitation foreign brands products. This time, the "signature’ is gone, for those imitation foreign brands products […]Read more…

You are not qualified to be my student if you can’t afford an iPad

| July 21st, 2011
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From Eastday:

A teacher from Shanghai Maritime University became famous because of a piece of Weibo (micro-blog) he wrote “go buy an iPad during the summer break. If you don’t have money, just earn it by yourself. If you can’t get 4000 yuan in two months, it means you are not suitable to be majoring in finance, neither to be my student.” These controversial words spread widely through the internet. (He later deleted this post on his Weibo and even changed […]Read more…

Rich girl flaunting wealth on microblog triggers crisis of confidence in China Red Cross

| June 28th, 2011
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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".

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Kindergartener stripped naked for playing with his penis

| June 10th, 2011
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From GZ daily and Daily Sunshine

Yesterday morning, Tao Tao was not willing to go to kindergarten no matter how his parents persuaded him. Because one of the teachers took his pants off in front of the class to punish him for playing his penis. The president of the kindergarten has come to apologize for it and agreed to pay back all the tuition fees.

Tao Tao’s kindergarten has over 20 teachers with all the licenses and good qualifications. “Since this […]Read more…

National treasure giant panda, animal? gift? goods?

| June 7th, 2011
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From Netease:

Illustration of the number of pandas offered as gift from the China government from 1941 to 1982.

Introduction:

Beijing artist Zhao Bandi initiates a boycott against the recent huge box office hit The Kung Fu Panda 2, accusing the movie is a "cultural aggression" from America and it damages the image of the nation’s treasure giant panda. But what Zhao and his followers are unaware of is, the damage to the lovable pandas is actually from China.

Panda diplomacy began in […]Read more…

Zongzi Nyataimori in Chinese restaurant

| June 2nd, 2011
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From Sina:

Model of the Zongzi Nyataimori show

Nyataimori, body sushi is a service of eating sushi off a still and naked woman’s body found in Japanese restaurant. The rough translation of the word nyataimori is "Adorned body of a woman."

The coming June 3rd is Dragon Boat Festival in China when people celebrated it with watching dragon boat race and eating Zongzi (made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves). Recently a restaurant in […]Read more…

TV dating programs in China

| June 1st, 2011
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If You Are the One (Fei Cheng Wu Rao: literally "If not sincere then don’t bother”) is the most successful TV dating show among many other dating programs aired in China now. So far as I know, currently there are more than ten TV shows of the kind aired at the same time. Slightly different, most of the shows follow the basic procedures : 24 or so single women line up on stage and are presented to a male candidate. […]Read more…

New export from China: Babies

| May 21st, 2011
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Based on the cover story of Caixin Century magazine’s May 9th issue.

Yang Libing always bring the photo of his first born daughter Yang Ling with him through his years of searching for her. She would be 7 years old by now.

10 months after born, Yang Ling was taken away by officials from local one child policy office. The reason was that the family didn’t pay "social raising fee". Yang had never saw his daughter again.

One day in 2009, Yang […]Read more…

Forbidden City Palace Museum first loses art pieces then loses face

| May 16th, 2011
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From Netease:

The Palace Museum, located inside the world-famous Forbidden City encountered a shocking theft on May 8, 2011. 7 pieces of art from Hong Kong Liang Yi Collection were stolen, most of these pieces are Western-style make-up cases encrusted with jewels and valued at tens of millions yuan.

The theft shocked the whole nation since the Palace Museum is under such strict surveillance. The museum held press conference and offered apology. Feng Nai’en, Spokesman and Curatorial Assistant with the Palace Museum […]Read more…

Two female urban management officers fight on street, netizens make fun

| May 13th, 2011
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From Netease:

"城管Chengguan" (Urban management officer) is officer who is in charge of enforcement of urban management of the city. This can cover a wide range of affairs, such as environment, city appearance bylaws, pollution control and so on. Yet for some reasons, chengguans perceived as gang members with badges are mostly associated with city appearance bylaws alone and the public seems to have a rather negative opinion towards them: confiscating poor street vendors’ goods, violent treatment to the street vendors, […]Read more…

13 year old boy gains popularity for his precocious zeal in politics

| May 4th, 2011
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Huang Yibo’s controversial photo

This is a photo of a 13 year old teenage boy reading something. Do you find it any unusual? Chinese netizens do. As a matter of fact, this photo first posted in the 13 year-old’s blog, has gained him wide attention however, most of these attentions are unfavorable: Chinese netizens think the young boy poses like a government official reading official document in the photo. The photo becomes even more controversial after netizens learn about the boy’s […]Read more…

China’s food safety woes hit again with colored Mantou in Shanghai

| April 18th, 2011
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From Sohu:

Food safety has increasingly become a concern in China with a series of incidents exposed by media concerning contamination and the illegal use of prohibited ingredients and additives in foodstuffs. The list of unsafe foodstuffs in the country seems growing non-stop… Lately, Mantou (steamed-wheat bread), staple diet in many regions of the country, is on the list after a Shanghai media exposed a brand of Mantou long sold in some supermarket is found to be actually made in a […]Read more…