China’s Guinness world record complex

| September 13th, 2014

As if having the world’s biggest population is not good enough, China continues with the obsession of producing “miracles” and applying for Guinness World Records. Until 2011, China has already held 454 Guinness world records, which made it the 7th most Guinness record holding country in the world. While there are some truly amazing records in the book, many others are simply vain attempts for attention. Still it is entertaining to know that somewhere sometime there are a certain group […]Read more…

The ones left behind by fast growing China

| September 9th, 2014

Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals in China, a day when the moon reaches its perfect roundness of the year and families come together to enjoy moon cakes and grapefruits under the silver moon shine. However, in some rural areas of China, this precious family ritual has become luxury that many families can’t afford.

Thanks to the unprecedented speed of urbanization, China becomes the world’s second largest economy. While the society is moving forward everyday, many children are […]Read more…

Jiangsu police break up child pornography site with 90,000 members

| June 12th, 2014

image courtesy of Modern Express

Jiangsu police arrested three men involved in a discontinued child pornography website Modern Express newspaper reported on June 7.

At the site’s peak, “YouYou Resource Network” apparently featured 45,000 pictures and videos of young girls performing sexual acts, and had 90,000 registered members. Three men involved in managing the site were arrested on charges of creating a pornographic site and collecting illegal dues.

Police were tipped off about the site in February 2014, when the Xuzhou “internet police” […]Read more…

16-year-old boy convicted of rape for living with 13-year-old girlfriend

| July 19th, 2012

From Baidu news:

Recently, a typical rape case with warning significance was tried in Shenzhen Luohu District Court. A 16-year-old boy (at the time of the crime) was in love with a 13-year-old girl and had lived together. Although both parents did not take further legal action, the boy was prosecuted by the authorities. First instance trail convicted him of rape, the court sentenced him 1 year and 3 months imprisonment.

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Lightning strikes and instantly kills 53 pigs

| July 9th, 2012

From Sina:

Around 11am on July 5th, lightning flashed over the sky. After hearing a booming thunder, a stream of blue smoke rose from Ms. Chen’s pigsty, which was located in a lychee garden in  Guangming Xinqulou Village , Shenzhen.

The pigs screamed like they were being slaughtered, and Ms. Chen, who was just three meters away from the pigsty, had never dreamed that the 53 ready-for-sale pigs would die in a second. “The pigs that were lying on the ground could […]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…

Victim in coward husband rape case attempts suicide after adultery rumor

| November 10th, 2011

29-year-old Wang Juan curls up in bed, trembling.  She couldn’t eat or drink regularly and attempted suicide several times. She has gone delirious after what happened on Oct 23rd night.

Following up the most talked news in China lately – man cowardly hides next room while wife being raped. According to Netease, the female victim in the rape case attempted suicide because of rumors of calling the incident “adultery” rather than rape.

A pile of microphones and recorders, let’s not talk about […]Read more…

Man hides in next room while wife being abused and raped for 1 hour

| November 8th, 2011

(From ifeng) In a small rental apartment in Bao’an District, Shenzhen, 29-year-old Wang Juan lies on the bed staring at the ceiling, she looks pale and trembling. Suddenly she sits up, puts her hands in the air and waves frantically and starts crying.  For the past half month, she couldn’t eat or drink regularly and attempted suicide several times. She has gone delirious after what happened on Oct 23rd night. She couldn’t decide which man did more harm to her […]Read more…

Not good enough for jail, AIDS gives drug dealers immunity

| November 7th, 2011

(From gzdaily) Oct 29th in a village of Dongguan City, 36-year-old Mr Zhou was caught dealing drugs by street patrol. However, when the police came to the spot and found 4 gram of heroin on him, instead of arresting Zhou, the police let him walk because Zhou was an AIDS and  tuberculosis patient. “No prison will take him in anyways” the police says.

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“You buses piss me off”, Mercedes man smashes bus for not yielding

| November 4th, 2011

According to Xinmin Evening news, China has become the No. 1 country of new car consumption since 2009 with a compound annual growth rate of 25.6%. Last year alone, 18 million more new cars make it to the street, making noises, polluting the air and most apparently prevailing traffic jams. As a result, road rage seems nothing uncommon in China’s big cities.

(From nddaily) At the end of October, an angry Mercedes-Benz driver smashed the door of a public bus with […]Read more…

Going Global, start here in northeast China

| August 26th, 2011

The following is Jacky Huang’s report after a month of bicycle riding in China, participating in the Summer Universiade event.

Ten routes of bicycle riding through China

The 26th summer Universiade in Shenzhen has already ended. This game showed the whole world a different excitement of a thrilling international Olympic game. Low carbon dioxide, green, environment protection and creativity are the main themes. Even in the opening ceremony, almost all the performances were done by university students. And one of the great […]Read more…

The first gay wedding in Shenzhen

| August 21st, 2011

From Southern Metropolis Daily

"I take him for my wedded mate. I will love, honor, comfort, and cherish him from this day forward, forsaking all others, keeping only unto him for as long as we both shall live." There was a special wedding in a hotel of Luohu district, Shenzhen on August 19. There was no bride, but two bridegrooms: the 25-year-old Mark and 23-year-old An An. This is the first gay wedding made public in Shenzhen. They shared the cake, […]Read more…

Male citizens in Shenzhen will enjoy 30 days paternity leave

| May 30th, 2011

From Daily Sunshine

forward many creative ideas. For example, the draft suggests female workers whose professional titles are above associate professors have flexible retirement. That is, if they are willing to work and they are healthy, they can ask for extending their retirement age to as old as men.

The draft also issued “habeas corpus” to prevent domestic violence. According to the regulations, court should protect the victim under the Civil Procedure as long as it receives the request of personal security […]Read more…

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

| January 2nd, 2011

(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…