Liu Xiang falls out of race, reactions on Weibo

| August 9th, 2012

Liu Xiang, eight years ago won the 110 meter hurdles at the 2004 Athens Olympics with the world record time of 12”87’, giving China its first Olympic gold medal in men’s track and field ever. He instantly became the hero of the entire Nation.  However, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics  Liu withdrew from his preliminary heat due to Achilles tendon injuries which hugely disappointed billion Chinese fans and Liu got hammered by the public back then.  Now, the 2012 London […]Read more…

American high school boy becomes popular for singing Chinese song

| July 25th, 2012

Today, one of the trending topic on Sina Weibo is #美国男生翻唱中文歌走红#  #American boy sings Chinese songs and becomes popular#.

Recently, a video of an American high school boy, Clay Garner, Chinese name Gaoshan (高山) singing the Chinese song “Jar of Love” (我的歌声里) originally written and sang by Artist Qu Wanting, gain popularity on the Chinese Internet.  Lyrics: “Appeared just like that, in my world, brings me surprise…” Netizens thought Gaoshan’s Chinese is unbelievable, and his handsome playing and singing are […]Read more…

Photo of street peddler clutching onto Chengguan’s thigh goes viral

| July 20th, 2012

From QQ:

Yesterday, a photo of a street peddler clutching onto the thigh of a municipal inspector known as the Chengguan was widely distributed on the internet. In the photo, the Chengguan wore a pair of sunglass and was smoking. According to Lu Xueyuan, the street peddler in the photo, he was hugging the Chengguan because his scale was confiscated and he was beaten by municipal inspectors in his previous trading on the street. The Bureau of City Administration and Law […]Read more…

13-year-old boy suffers prank, high pressure inflation gun thrusting into his anus

| July 13th, 2012

From Sina Weibo:

Du Chuanwang, a 13-year-old teenager in Xiajin County, Dezhou, Shandong Province, dropped out of school and worked as an apprentice in a car maintenance shop. Recently, two repair men played a prank on him by thrusting the high pressure inflation gun into his anus. The strong air pressure stove Du Chuanwang’s tender body in seconds. Medical diagnosis shows there are over 20 places of damage or holes in Du Chuangwang’s intestines, several internal organs are hurt badly, with […]Read more…

Foreign man threw 5-year-old girl into a pool, causes uproar

| July 4th, 2012

From Sina:

At around 4 pm on July 1, a man from New Zealand threw a five-year-old girl into the pool at the Cromwn Plaza hotel in Jinan. The girl was scared and cried, which made the girl’s parents angry. Fortunately the girl was not injured.

“The foreigner lift my 5-year-old granddaughter from the water without any reason, then thrown her back into the water.” In Crowne Plaza Hotel, the grandmother of five-year-old girl Dongdong (not her real name) indignantly told the […]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…

Calculate how much your wife is worth

| May 28th, 2012

How much is your wife (girlfriend) worth? Recently many Chinese websites and forums had the following viral post, calculating the worth of a woman as a marriage partner base on a series of questions. Some netizens posted scores as high as 9500, but some as low as negative scores, thus crated fights between husbands and wives. Most men found it entertaining and just for fun, but women think marriage is not a product, cannot put a price on it. The […]Read more…

Man diagnosed with “abnormal menstruation”

| May 10th, 2012

From Yahoo:

It was May 5, when Weibo user @HBG林舟 posted his medical examination report which said he had abnormal menstruation after a full physical exam in hospital of traditional Chinese medicine in Hainan Province.

Next morning, the hospital’s Safety Service Department Dean Tang explained that one of the doctors on duty made a mistake because he was too busy. Many patients went to hospital to have CT that day. Especially, the patient before Lin was also a female named Lin, who […]Read more…

Foreigner sexually assaulting woman in street of Beijing, beaten up by angry pedestrians

| May 9th, 2012

On May 8, 2012, around 11:20 pm a drunken bald foreigner was sexually assaulting a woman in public near Xuanwumen subway station across street from Sogo Department Store in Beijing. A video captured him being questioned and stopped by a couple of pedestrians passing by. In rage, Beijing pedestrians hit him and he passed out in the street until the police arrived to the sense. This video quickly spread on the Internet especially on Weibo and received much attention from […]Read more…

Woman pretends to be artillery solider flaunting wealth on micro-blog faces legal action

| May 2nd, 2012

From Netease:

April 26, Sina Weibo verified account named “Second Artillery Liu Yuanyuan” exposed herself of drunk driving on micro-blog which attracted many Chinese netizens’ attention.  Claimed a member of Second Artillery Corps Art and Cultural Troupe she also “flaunted wealth” by sharing her personal photos.   People’s Liberation Army Second Artillery Corps Political Department and Propaganda Department News Director Chen Shoufu made a public statement that the Second Artillery Corps did not have such person named Liu Yuanyuan.  so-called “Second Artillery […]Read more…

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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Me, in the eyes of …

| February 17th, 2012

From Weibo:

In others’ eyes, do you look like yourself in the mirror? or like a photo of you?  With someone else’s perspective to look at yourself, is the same as looking into a mirror? On February 15,  @果壳网 started the picture series of “in the eyes of…” on Weibo micro-blog.  Format: Use a series of pictures to express yourself in the eyes of parents, friends, passers-bys etc.  The result showed us many netizens’ current suffering situation…

Are you the same person […]Read more…

Getting a shoe shine in police car, driver fired

| November 15th, 2011

“Shine my shoes!”  A police car with Fujian province license plate (闽HA042警) parked on the street of Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province. A foot sticking out from the police car, a shoeshine lady sitting by the car door, head down, shines the shoe.

This scene was captured and posted onto weibo, soon was massively retweeted.  Many netizens criticized this policeman of being too much like a “tyrant”.  Soon reporter found out this police car does not come from a police station but […]Read more…

Child Trafficking and Sina Weibo

| October 12th, 2011

People who’ve been on Sina Weibo for a while may remember a small movement that came upon that service like a tidal wave earlier this year but was swallowed back into the sea before it ever impacted shore. Hoping to call attention to the plight of street children in China, CASS Professor Yu Jianrong started a Weibo account dedicated to posting photos of street children so that if they were kidnapped, their real parents might recognize them and save them.

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