Golden Frog’s VyprVPN, working well in China

| April 8th, 2015

In spite of the recent attempts to clamp down on VPN use in China, VPN provider VyprVPN continues delivering its service to users in China thanks to its proprietary VPN technology, Chameleon. Chameleon scrambles OpenVPN packet metadata to ensure it’s not recognizable via deep packet inspection (DPI), while remaining fast and lightweight. Chameleon is available in the VyprVPN apps for Windows, Mac, and Android.

How is VyprVPN Different from Other Personal VPNs?

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Too shy to share your umbrella? Show it

| September 16th, 2014

Rainy day, you are walking with your umbrella, feeling lucky. In front of you there is a girl walking in hurry and she’s getting wet from the pouring rain. You want to walk up there and say “hey come over here I have an umbrella”. But the sentence stuck in your throat because you are afraid the minute you say it you are considered weirdo or having hidden agenda. Fear no more, with this little gadget by 4 Hong Kong […]Read more…

Two Chinese men accused of smuggling U.S. military sensors

| June 16th, 2014

image courtesy of South China Morning Post

Two Chinese men allegedly bought and tried to smuggle U.S. Military sensors out of the United States South China Morning Post reported on June 16.

Bo Cai, 28, and Wentong Cai, a 29-year-old graduate student in Iowa, were both arrested after being caught in an undercover sting operation. They are facing charges of smuggling goods and violating the Arms Export Control Act, which requires that certain items being shipped to China, Syria and Sudan have […]Read more…

Guizhou bridge deconstructed

| June 9th, 2014

Chinanews.com published these thrilling pictures of a bridge in Guizhou being deconstructed on June 6. Although information on why the structure was exploded was unavailable, the deconstruction of Maotain Rehuai Bell Tower Bridge was apparently a success. Please enjoy these festive pictures!

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“iPhone 5 you are so long!” netizens make fun

| September 13th, 2012

iPhone 5 is finally here,  but did it live up to all the hopes and dreams of the Apple fans? The Chinese netizens seem to be not that impressed with the new version, they thought there is not much change other than the screen became 4 inches long from the original 3.5 inches. The new iPhone design was mocked and made fun of by the Chinese netizens for lack of innovation.  Many photoshopped Kuso made fun of Apple only “stretched” […]Read more…

Taobao to offer beautiful Tao Girls personally delivering Internet goods, Ingenious!

| April 20th, 2012

From QQ:

Recently, Taobao is setting up a delivery/logistics company with their “Tao Girls” (淘女郎) to delivery goods purchased off the Internet.  Currently hiring “Tao girls” all over the country whoever is interested in participating.  Choosing a Tao girl to delivery your purchase will cost ten yuan extra.  According to sources, Taobao had the idea of Tao Girls delivering goods for long time, consumers purchasing goods on Taobao have the option of choosing a Tao Girl in the same city personally […]Read more…

Interview with a factory worker for the new iPad: much easier than making iPhone 4S

| March 10th, 2012

From Sina:

“I thought it’s called iPad 3, we always call it that before.”  Li Qi (not his real name) looked at the news about release of the new iPad on the Internet, felt proud and somewhat worried.  As a Shenzhen Longhua Foxconn factory worker, he was involved in the production of the iPad 2 and the new iPad.

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How to distinguish what kind of cell phone people are using on a high speed train?

| February 18th, 2012

From Weibo:

How to distinguish what kind of cell phone people are using on a high speed train?

Every passenger on the train are all concentrating on their cell phones.

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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…

Apple stops selling iPhone 4S in China, scalpers refuse full commission of migrant workers waited in line overnight

| January 15th, 2012

From Sina:

On January 13, Apple releases iPhone 4S for sale in China. As soon as the news broke out, scalpers restlessly began their preparation of this big event.  According to media reports, one week before the iPhone 4S official release date, there were already people recruiting with iPhone 4S marketing flyers at several job markets in Daxing, Changping and Fengtai etc. cities, the goal was to hire people to wait in line in front the Apple stores for the big […]Read more…

Using iPad as menu to order food, restaurant becomes hot topic

| April 28th, 2011

Using iPad to order food attracts young people

Last Sunday afternoon, when Mr. Meng and his girlfriend dined out at a new restaurant in Heng Bao Plaza (in Guangzhou), they were astonished by their “MENU”- an IPAD! After ordering the dishes, they continued to play games and see websites online till they finish their meal. Mr. Meng is not the only one who likes the creativity. Actually, many people come to the restaurant to have a meal only to experience […]Read more…

Chinese scalpers rush to purchase iPad2

| March 18th, 2011

From Netease:

Zhong Guang Net Beijing reports on March 18, according to Voice of China “Aspect News”, since iPad 2 went on sale last week many scalpers have been buying them madly. A group of Asian scalpers targeted the Apple flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York. They tried every way to go into the store to buy the goods, and then resell them at higher prices locally or sent to China for sale.

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Newest Chinese invention: noodle maker robot

| February 18th, 2011

Cui has been in the news recently.

No, that’s not him, keep reading.

Cui Runquan of Hebei can’t make noodles. Specifically, he has trouble making shaved noodles. This is a kind of noodle made by whittling or scraping chips of pastry off a lump of it. If you can’t picture it, don’t worry, there’s a video.

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Renren in the “my dad is Li Gang” incident fuss

| November 20th, 2010

(In Chongqing, an art work named “Car accident is more fierce than the South China Tiger, my dad is Li Gang” appeared on the Foreigner Street in Nanan District. )

On an October night in Hebei University in northern city of Baoding two college girls were struck by a black Volkswagen sedan. The driver, who is a recent college graduate and a Baoding local, tried to escape but was stopped by security guard. Confronting by the guard, he said the line […]Read more…