Armless Hubei man drives 99,500 miles, arrested for not having license

| July 5th, 2014

image courtesy of people’s daily

A Hubei man drove 99,500 miles before being caught for not having a license on July 2, according to People’s Daily.

The man was apparently traveling east on the Huyu Expressway—a major expressway connecting Chongqing and Shanghai— when he was pulled over for switching lanes to avoid a “high-speed/ drunk driving” police check point. What officers saw when they looked through the drivers-side window amazed them. The armless man was apparently steering with the big toe of […]Read more…

One-legged student inspires netizens with basketball skills

| December 17th, 2012

Qu Shitao became known as the “Inspiring Basketball King” (“励志篮球帝”) after a video surfaced of him playing basketball despite having just one leg. The video first became hot on Sina Weibo and then was reported on by a number of television stations across the country, including CCTV.

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Medical emergency in Shanghai and power of Weibo

| August 11th, 2012

Since we are on the topic of China’s medical emergency response system.  A Dutch living in Shanghai has just ran into a medical emergency involving with a British guy.  He tells his experience on his blog, the following is a guest post by Joop Dorresteijn via joop.in.

We found a Brit in a pool of blood this morning, on our way to the bakery. He was looking really ill, surrounded by Chinese people, but he was just lying there. At that […]Read more…

No help when elderly falls down in street of Shanghai, foreign woman curses and cries

| August 10th, 2012

8:00 am this morning at Huaihai Road, Xinhua Road, an old man fell to the ground and his head was covered in blood. Bystanders called 120 but the answer was: “no more ambulance, wait for it.” A foreign woman cursed, “Fuck you Chinese, you should call ambulance!” The first one to help the elderly up was also this foreigner, looking at the blood on the ground crying… Half an hour later, the ambulance finally came

Liberation Daily reporter @橙邾 […]Read more…

IKEA in China, “our home is your home”

| July 27th, 2012

From Sina Weibo via @薇薇诺诺2661317325

Go to IKEA, I was socked by all kinds of sleeping postures on each bed and each sofa, deeply deeply shocked!  0 to 80 years old, are all so indulged in sleeping! Beds without someone sleeping on them were all a mess.  Daycare center does not require store receipt to pick up their child.  People are so clever! My husband said, we have to wait till after our generation all die first, then we can talk […]Read more…

Shanghai Metro warns female passengers to dress in appropriate clothing to avoid perverts, Feminists protest

| June 26th, 2012

From Sina:

Shanghai Metro Operation line 2. wrote on its official microblog @上海地铁二运 “Going onto subway, dressed like this, will be impossible not to get sexually harassed. More perverts on the subway, impossible to defend, women vs. perverts (wolves: direct translation of 色狼 is sexual wolf) Girl, please respect yourself!” The attached image is a young woman dressed in black silk skirt, from the back, due to the very thin layer of fabric, her bra and underwear can be seen easily, […]Read more…

The Transformation of Yao Ming

| February 21st, 2012

This article originally appeared on Kun Kun’s blog. Written by Kun Kun Yu Translated by Cathy Song

 

Kun Kun Yu writes for Bloomberg Businessweek China and is the author of “Not Polite, Not Vulgar.” Her work has appeared in GQ China and Sanlian Life Week. She blogs at http://www.bullock.cn/blogs/catnapkun/

Last December I stood with Yao Ming on the balcony of the Roosevelt Hotel in Shanghai. Located on the seat of the Bund, we had a sweeping view of the city. Across from […]Read more…

Survey says Beijing husbands are whipped, wife mother-in-law relationship worst in Shanghai

| February 10th, 2012

From Sohu:

Chinese New Year has passed. But many people are still immersed in the festive atmosphere. However no matter how lively the festival was, the common discussion topics are always revolving “relationship between the wife and mother in law” or “who has the final say” (in the family). Sohu conducted an online survey “How did you spend your Chinese New Year?” which more than 30,000 netizens’ participated in. Let the numbers show you how people enjoyed the 2012 Chinese New […]Read more…

Hong Kong full page ad against mainland pregnant women

| February 2nd, 2012

Apple Daily as a renowned Hong Kong newspaper put up a full page print ad on Feb 1st protesting aggressively against the surge of mainland pregnant women in Hong Kong. On top of the background of a locust overlooking the Victoria Harbor, the ad rolled out with the headline “Hong Kong people have had enough” followed by angry content protesting against the invasion of mainland pregnant women into Hong Kong and urged the Hong Kong […]Read more…

Shanghai Airline to broadcast announcements in Shanghai dialect starting New Years Eve

| January 19th, 2012

Starting from Chinese New Year’s eve (falls on 1/22 this year), Shanghai Airline will try to broadcast inflight announcements in very “rich flavored” Shanghai dialect (Shanghainese) on the returning flights from Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan 6 cities.  Airline launched “Shanghai Dialect broadcast in the cabin” service, in order to make the passengers on the plane to feel the deep flavor of Shanghai, let the Shanghai-born travelers to feel the warmth of home.  Official said, if the […]Read more…

Chinese scalpers hire migrant workers to wait in line for iPhone 4S

| January 15th, 2012

From Netease:

Overview: On January 13th, Apple’s new iPhone 4S was finally made available for purchase in China。By 7PM, over one thousands eager customers were lined up outside Beijing’s two official Apple Inc. retail stores, in Sanlitun and Xidan. The crowd was made up of a large number of migrant workers from Hebei province and Beijing’s Daxing.

Because the Apple stores limited the sale of the iPhone 4S to two per person, scalpers hired individuals to wait in line and purchase the […]Read more…

Young compensated dating girls in Shanghai

| November 24th, 2011

From China News Weekly:

Enjo-kōsai (援助交际) shortened form enkō (援交) means "compensated dating" and is a practice which originated in Japan where older men give money and/or luxury gifts to attractive women for their companionship and, possibly, for sexual favors. The female participants range from primarily school-aged girls to housewives.

In 2006, Japanese freelance writer Nakayama Miri wrote in her autobiography My Notes on Compensated Dating at Age Sixteen, “in Tokyo downtown shopping district, I was driving a remarkable red sports car, […]Read more…

Yan Fengjiao’s indecent photos incident organizer to be deported from China

| November 13th, 2011

From Netease:

Maybe you have never heard of the name Cai Guangming (蔡光明), but certainly you have heard of Yan Fengjiao (闫凤娇), a female contestant on the TV dating show If You Are the One, gained much media attention because of her indecent photos incident. Today, Pilipino male Cai Guangming, suspect in the organizing obscene performance case was sentenced at the Shanghai First Intermediate People’s Court. Defendant Cai Guangming was found guilty of crime of organizing obscene performances and group licentiousness […]Read more…

West Lake heroine on saving life: nationality is not the question, human is

| November 1st, 2011

In mid October, the headline “foreign beauty rescues West Lake suicidal Chinese woman” appeared on almost every news paper in Hangzhou City and many online press. The rescuer left soon without leaving name or contact, Chinese folks and netizens then named her “West Lake heroine”. Her identity remains mysterious until a recent interview where she talked about her opinion about saving life.

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