Who was behind the panic buying of salt?

| April 2nd, 2011
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From Netease: translated by Roy

Last 2 weeks, some cities in China were running short on salt due to the earthquake in Japan. March 17, salt in some supermarket was snatched within an hour. People felt depressed facing the empty salt shelf.

The earthquake in Japan caused the nuclear crisis. With the rumors like “Iodized salt can protect people from radioactivity”, “Chinese salt will be polluted by radiation.” spreading on the Internet and cell phones, people in China all joined into the [...]Read more…

Sex scandal between 3 Korean diplomats with a Shanghai woman

| March 13th, 2011
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From ifeng:

A shocking sex scandal is exposed in Korea consulate in Shanghai. 3 Korean diplomatic officers were reported to be sexually involved with a 33-year-old Shanghai woman who has a 10-year marriage with another Korean man.

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Jissbon condoms sued for posing as foreign brand

| February 28th, 2011
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From Netease: Translated by Echo

Content abstract: The condom manufacturer Jissbon was sued for posing as foreign brand to deceive customers. This case was tried in Guangzhou Tianhe People’s Court on Feb. 25th. Mr. Zhang, the plaintiff said that Jissbon claimed to be a UK brand while it was actually a domestic company that was registered by Wuhan Jissbon Health Products Co., Ltd in China. Mr. Zhang believes it is fraud and he demands a double refund of payment for Jissbon [...]Read more…

Rejected disabled passengers smash airport counter and claim for 10 m compensation

| January 2nd, 2011
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(From cnwnews.com) Dec 28, a wheel chair crashed the window of Shenzhen Airline’s check-in counter in Capital Airport. It was during noon time when two people on wheel chairs, Zheng Wei Ning and Liu Hai Jun, and a volunteer came to check in only to be told to switch to another airline. Airline manager explained that disabled would be difficult to leave in the case of plane accident. Feeling discriminated, one told the volunteer to thrown their luggage and wheel [...]Read more…

Mistress of corrupt official stood trial for gift of Land Rover

| October 20th, 2010
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News background:

Chen Shaoji (陈绍基): Former Chairman of the CPPCC Guangdong Province was as one of the top eight high-ranking officials who “fell off the horse” in 2009  And his mistress a female TV anchor Li Yong (李泳) was involved in Chen’s case. Li Yong is a Guangdong TV news broadcaster at the national level. She had a long-term career and many achievements in the “Guangdong TV News”. However because of her spending did not match with her normal [...]Read more…

Guo Jingjing and other divers secretly videotaped using infrared camera

| October 12th, 2010
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(Netease) According to Hong Kong media, China’s diving diva Guo Jingjing was secretly videotaped with an infrared video camera. Her nude images were finally exposed; a 10 minute long video has been circulating on the Hong Kong Internet. More shockingly, Guo Jingjing was not the only victim, 2 days ago, another 2 hour and 7 minute long video clip shot with the same infrared video camera was also circulating the Internet. In this video, other than Guo Jingjing and Wu [...]Read more…

Mistress shows up at the door to beat up the wife

| September 21st, 2010

In this video captured in front of a resident home in Chongqing, a mistress showed up at the door to beat up the wife of the man she is having an affair with.  She cursed that the wife had no (pretty) face and no breasts, did not deserve her husband…

“look how ugly you are, no face, no breasts.  Are you even a woman? Your husband said when he saw your face he has no more interests.”

“I beat you, I beat [...]Read more…

Village officials’ indecent photos with Thailand transvestites during a public funded trip

| September 8th, 2010
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(Southern Metropolis Daily) On September 2, a netizen posted a blog post titled “Shenglong Village officials of Gangkou town, Zhongshan city traveled and participated in sexual activities using public fund” which exposed photos of village security officer and a production team leader taken with the topless transvestites during the trip to Thailand. Southern Metropolis Daily reporter confirmed these photos were taken during a public funded trip to Thailand organized by the village in July. Village security officer Liangxi Quan [...]Read more…

Jackie Chan questioned for empty promise of donation to rebuild school

| September 4th, 2010
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Jackie Chan always seems to be in the center of the controversies. He had just caused uproar with his Twitter statement of “Support for Filipino Police” post the Manila Incident and became the “Disgrace of Hong Kong” (香港之耻). Now he is questioned for his empty promise of a donation to rebuild Beichuan Middle School after the 2008 Wenchun earthquake.

[Hong Kong “WenWei Po” May 12, 2009]

(Netease) On September 1, 2010, the new Beichuan Middle School is officially open for the [...]Read more…

Muscle degeneration after eating crayfish, “shrimp washing powder” may be culprit

| August 24th, 2010
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It is the crayfish season again; the delicious crayfish because popular in China’s hot mid summer nights ever since the late 1990s. However this year over dozens of people in Nanjing were hospitalized with strange symptoms of unbearable muscle pains after eating crayfish since July. The doctor’s diagnosis was rhabdomyolysis (the destruction or degeneration of muscle tissue) serious cases even cause kidney damage. The speculation was that the “shrimp washing powder” (洗虾粉) which was popularly used by the sellers to [...]Read more…

Traffic police lined up waiting under the hot sun for leader to wipe their sweat

| August 11th, 2010
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August 10, 2010, a well-known Chinese blogger Zhang Hongfeng wrote a blog post titled “Wiping Sweat Gate: traffic police lined up under the hot sun for half an hour waiting for political commissar to wipe their sweat”, the article spread on the internet like a wild fire right after it was posted, in less than one day there were over 1,600 posts about “wiping sweat gate” on Sina micro-blog alone, and with over 500 comments. Most people on the internet [...]Read more…

Milk powder questioned for causing precocious puberty

| August 7th, 2010
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(Netease) Xiao Dan, 4 month, lives in Hankou. Xiao Xia, 9 month, lives in Hanyang. Xiao Fei, 15 month, lives in Wuchang. Living in three different towns in Wuhan, three baby girls have been drinking the same brand of milk powder; their bodies all appeared to be early maturing and began to develop breasts. Angry parents invariably pointed to the milk powder factory as the culprit. Reporters spent last week investigating, trying to uncover the truth.

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Beijing Passion Club apologizes, admitting using photo of model as “top service girl”

| July 23rd, 2010
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(Netease) “Passion Club (天上人间: direct translation is ‘heaven on earth’) apologized to me”, yesterday professional model Lin Ketong told the newspaper that Passion Club Beijing KTV apologized to her on the phone, and posted the apology letter on their website for 10 days.

Prior to that, Beijing’s hottest club/KTV, Passion Club was ordered to suspend its business for rectification for 6 month as part of the Chinese Government’s “Sweeping the yellow” efforts. (扫黄: (sao3huang2) sweeping the yellow: cracking down on [...]Read more…

NPR reporter accuses Shanghai World Expo mascot of being plagiarized

| April 25th, 2010
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Shanghai World Expo Bureau held the press conference on April 23 to help testing Expo news center’s operations.  Unexpectedly an American female reporter from National Public Radio in Shanghai, Louisa Lim (Lin Mulian 林慕莲) shouted accusations that World Expo mascot Haibao was plagiarized from an American cartoon icon Gumby.  She also produced photos as evidence, the scene suddenly turned chaotic.

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