Teachers from UK shocked by Chinese multiplication table

| January 23rd, 2013

From Sina:

The teachers from UK asking questions

January 17th, An English delegation of more than 50 teachers and deans from top 25 middle schools and primary school in UK came to Ningbo city in Zhejiang Province to attend math classes for learning and sharing.

They went to two schools: Ningbo Wanli International School and Ningbo Gaoxin Foreign Language School.

One UK headmasters said that Chinese kids’ are well known for their math abilities in the world. Teachers in UK always puzzled about why […]Read more…

My American journey

| December 13th, 2012

When I was seven years old, my first impression of America was that it was a “Country of Chocolate.” The reason for that was that I was given an American Chocolate by one of my aunt’s friends who had just returned to China from the U.S. While the adults were talking about the country with such a strong interest, for me, the chocolate represented everything in the world. When I started the fourth grade, I began to learn […]Read more…

Everyone is a student cadre in a Changsha elementary school class

| September 24th, 2012

From Netease:

In a grade made up of 59 students, there are a total of 59 “class cadres”, better known as class administrators.  Every student enrolled at the Qing Yuan elementary school, located in the city of Changsha, holds a classroom post.

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Getting amino acids? Student receiving IV drips during study

| May 8th, 2012

From Wenxue City:

As the national college entrance examination is approaching, there are a bunch of students who seem to be the hardest working ones to prepare for it because they get intravenous (IV) drips while studying in class.

The pictures on internet are all from Hubei Xiaogan No. 1 Middle School. The school is saying that students received the amino acids for energy. One of the netizen “边云锦witHu” said the students are willing to do this. This happens every […]Read more…

Grandson of Mao Zedong and his handwriting

| September 21st, 2011

From Xinhua:

Mao Xinyu, grandson of China’s founding father Mao Zedong,. In 2010, His promotion to the rank of major general in the army his grandfather co-founded eight decades ago has put him under the spotlight of the Chinese public. Many people questioned his qualification of the promotion and decried it was a promotion of nepotism and "Promotions and government appointments should depend on a person’s ability, not their name, even if that name is Mao."

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Hacker gets laughed at for his poor English in an attack at a foreign language university

| September 4th, 2011

From QQ:

Grammar and spelling errors in the pop-up window of the hack attack pointed out by the hack attack victims

On the first day of the new semester in Guangdong University of Foreign Studies(GDUFS), the school’s campus network experienced a hack attack. "My computer was running when suddenly it shut down." One student said. The same thing happed to all his roommates. When they restarted the computer, a window popped up, assuring the students that the hacker is not destroying […]Read more…

Law professor claims all Chinese girls studying in France are debauched

| August 27th, 2011

From IFeng:

Controversial video clip attracts attention

On 23rd August, microblogger "巴黎观察" (Paris Observe) posted an video in which, associated professor Zhang Haixia in Ministry of Justice claimed that "All the mainland girls who study in France come back as losers and become like "Super Pan Jinlian".

Pan Jinlian is a famous literary figure in Shi Nai’an’s Water Margins (Outlaws of Marsh) one of the 4 best known novels in ancient China.

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Girl from Tsinghua University showing off on a train, claiming BMW sent by an official is waiting for her

| August 3rd, 2011

From iFeng | Translated by Jenny Jiang

“I’m heading for Wuhan, where a BMW sent by an official is waiting for me.” A girl from Tsinghua University was honored as “Sister school show off” (炫校姐) because she was ostentatious telling her Tsinghua story to other passengers on the train. The message that the commentary editor of Shanghai Securities News Shi Hanbing wrote on his micro blog yesterday sparked heated discussions.

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High school girl looking for a stranger on forum to go to parents meeting

| July 1st, 2011

From IFeng:

Uncle, could you help me to go to the parents meeting?

A high school senior girl was looking for someone to pretend to be her parent and go to the parents meeting because she got a zero on a recent exam.

When netizen, by the name of (小奇葩) "little exotic flower" heard about the parents meeting this Friday, she was totally anxious about it. Running out of ideas, she decided to post this request on the Internet. To her surprises, many […]Read more…

Afraid of being beaten by teacher, 10-year old boy commits suicide

| June 24th, 2011

From Sohu:

The family is mourning after the tragedy, Xiao Nan’s unfinished homework is on the table

Xiao Nan, the ten years old primary student committed suicide by drinking a whole bottle of dichlorvos (DDVP, organic phosphate used as insecticide) at home, leaving his family in great despair.

It happened early in the morning

Xiao Nan lived in Lan Tian County, Shan Xi Province with his brother Xiao Jun and his grandparents. His mother, Mrs. Fan had a job in far away Xinjiang Provence […]Read more…

Youth Festival requires middle school students to kneel down for parents

| May 7th, 2011

May 4th is Youth Day in China. This special festival is supposed for youth to memorize and celebrate the May 4th movement which was conducted by youth and was a turning point in China’s democratic revolution.

But a special youth ceremony was held a couple of days earlier in Guangdong Experimental Middle School. All the second grade students were asked to kneel down for their parents. Many students said it was the first time they do such things.

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

| May 4th, 2011

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…

Car accident turns into murder, college student faces death penalty

| April 23rd, 2011

A junior of Xi’an Conservatory of Music, Yao Jiaxin, who murdered a woman and fled away, was sentenced to death on 22th April, 2011. The crime happened around midnight on 20th October last year when Yao drove his Chevrolet and hit Zhang Miao, a young mother lived in the local village. Instead of taking her to the hospital, Yao stabbed her 8 times in the chest for the fear that Zhang had seen his car’s license plate and would recognize […]Read more…

Beijing University does not tolerate “extremists”

| April 1st, 2011

From ifeng, Witten by Shen Bin, (a legal worker) | translated by Ivan | edited by Key

Once a 23-year-old student in Qinghua University wrote down a “strong flavored” story about incest between son and stepmother, between older brother and younger sister with the same mother but different father… Do you think this student an “extremist”?

The student is Caoyu, a renowned Chinese playwright, and the story is called “Thunderstorm”.  He was lucky that he didn’t live in today’s Beijing University. Otherwise, […]Read more…