Offshore bank accounts in China

| July 17th, 2014
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Offshore bank accounts in China provide you with a number of different benefits. Nowadays, more and more people are beginning to realize that opening offshore bank accounts in China is becoming a more and more viable option. People are becoming more aware of how the government siphons their money off from their bank accounts. Don’t pay your money, and the government will take it from you! And now, the new generation has become more receptive to this problem. That is […]Read more…

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

| June 16th, 2014
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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…

High Tech, Low Life – the movie

| June 17th, 2013

Just a reminder, this is available on iTunes on June 18, 2013

“Zola” in High Tech, Low Life. Photo Credit: Stephen Maing.

New York, May 20, 2013 – HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE, award-winning filmmaker Stephen Maing’s chronicle of two of China’s first citizen reporters as they travel the country  documenting underreported news and social issues stories while facing censorship for leaping China’s ‘Great Firewall’ – will  be released June 18 on iTunes in North America, with a roll-out on other digital platforms […]Read more…

China’s First Citizen Reporters Leaping the Great Firewall Chronicled in High Tech, Low Life

| May 21st, 2013
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“Zola” in High Tech, Low Life. Photo Credit: Stephen Maing.

New York, May 20, 2013 – HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE, award-winning filmmaker Stephen Maing’s chronicle of two of China’s first citizen reporters as they travel the country  documenting underreported news and social issues stories while facing censorship for leaping China’s ‘Great Firewall’ – will  be released June 18 on iTunes in North America, with a roll-out on other digital platforms to follow, through the Sundance Institute Artist Services program and its […]Read more…

Punks in China

| May 7th, 2013
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When the Sex Pistols appeared on the BBC singing "God Save the Queen," China was still in the grips of the Cultural Revolution – most music was banned, and Mao ruled supreme. It would take another two decades before punk arrived in Beijing.

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Absurd racism claim and attacks on Chinese culture

| February 21st, 2013
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This year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit was photographed internationally in eight locals and included local flavor of each local. As such, it has been accused of racism by some notable bloggers, and the story has spread into mainstream media outlets.

The claims of racism go to such absurd lengths as to actually denigrate minority culture in China. Jessica Gomes was photographed standing with some members of a minority ethnic group in Guilin wearing traditional attire. Anne V was photographed on a raft […]Read more…

My American journey

| December 13th, 2012
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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…

Killing of Asian-American on subway prompts questions of racism on CNN, Weibo

| December 6th, 2012
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Does coverage of the murder of Korean-American immigrant Ki Suk Han, who was pushed onto the tracks of the New York subway on Monday, December 3 raise important racial issues?

One CNN guest and a number of commenters on Sina Weibo seem to think so.

On December 3, Naeem Davis, a black man, pushed Han onto the tracks after the two had become engaged in an argument. He was struck and killed less than a minute later. The incident became international news […]Read more…

Dispute over the Senkaku Island with Japan

| August 23rd, 2012
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The Global Times, one of the top Chinese party newspapers issued an editorial yesterday saying China is prepared for military attack because the dispute over the Senkaku Island with Japan has become an irreconcilable conflict.

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Chinese girl witnesses Batman premiere shooting

| July 21st, 2012
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A 19-year-old Chinese American girl witnessed the Batman premiere shooting.  She wrote down her thoughts on guokr.com.  There is the translation:

Today, I went with my older sister, my cousin and my good friend to see the opening show of the new “Batman” movie.  Very happy we can to go together. My cousin, my older sister and my friend are all first time seeing a movie premiere.  We all went with a feeling that we couldn’t explain.  We could have escaped […]Read more…

“Eagle Dad” trains 4-year-old son running naked in snow

| February 8th, 2012
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Speaking of education, there was the “Wolf Dad” and the “Tiger Mom” in the past; today an “Eagle Dad” was born.  Recently, video of a 4-year-old boy running naked in the snow was posted online, quickly attracted netizens’ attentions.  The video was shot in New York, snowing, with temperature of -13 degree Celsius, a 4-year-old boy from Nanjing was running in the snow naked, instructed by his father.  In the video the boy was tearful and did not want to […]Read more…

Sister Feng hands out flyers to seek a husband in New York

| February 5th, 2012
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From MOP and others:

Recently, Chinese Internet popular figure Sister Feng was spotted in front of Columbia University in New York, handing out flyers to seek a husband. She stood in front of the school, said “Hi” and then handed out the flyers to any man who doesn’t look Asian. The flyer was written in such poor English that netizens called it a “grammar mistake hunt”.  This news quickly spread through micro-blog and varies websites, once again Sister Feng entertained the […]Read more…

Zhao Meimei flaunting wealth incident, exposure of corruption or jealousy attack?

| December 6th, 2011
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On December 4th, a forum post on Tianyan.cn (already removed) titled “Hubei (province) Zhao Meimei, daughter of secretary drives a Benz and shows cleavage in USA” gained much public attention and was massively reposted onto various Chinese forums around the country.  Only a little more than two hundred words and a few pictures, this post claimed this Zhao Meimei (nick named after Guo Meimei, the 20 year-old girl claimed to work for the red cross and flaunted about her luxury […]Read more…

Citizens of China rally to support the Occupy Wall Street Movement

| October 9th, 2011
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The following news were once on majority of the Chinese mainstream news sites, most of them now have removed it. But it can still be found on various forums where Internet users have reposted it there.

Absolutely support the American people’s great ‘Occupy Wall Street revolution’’

Last week, the movement of Occupy Wall Street started in New York. Over 700 people were arrested. More and more people came to parade on Wall Street. It also aroused some heavy media coverage in China. […]Read more…