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2010 Shanghai World Expo Ticket Designs Announced

| March 30th, 2009

From QQ

Shanghai World Expo tickets consist of two categories, for individual and group, total of nine different kinds of passes. The cheapest ticket you can get costs 90 RMB. Pre-sale tickets will be available starting now.

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Fake ATM in Beijing steals from bank customers

| June 23rd, 2010

From Sina:

Recently, a shanzhai (fake) ATM appeared on the street of Xuanwu district, Beijing. Customers who used this “ATM” soon found that all their money in the bank account disappeared without a trace. Sina Reporter was told by the Beijing Police that the suspect Huang who set up the fake ATM was already arrested on the charge of credit card fraud. This is the first fake ATM case ever cracked in Beijing.

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The Diplomat essay competition – Is China’s growth sustainable?

| July 7th, 2010

Hoping to aspiring journalists and China watchers alike, ChinaHush introduces an essay competition hosted by our partner The Diplomat, a leading online magazine focusing on the Asia-Pacific.  The top prize is a trip to Japan in November to help The Diplomat cover the APEC leaders summit, and the winning essay will be selected by a world-class judging panel that includes former Economist editor Bill Emmott and Asia Society Vice President Anthony Jackson. The winning essay will also be published […]Read more…

550,000 people squeezed into temple to burn incense on Cai Shen Ye’s birthday

| February 19th, 2010

From Netease:

Today is lunar Jan. 5th (Feb. 18), the birthday of Cai Shen Ye (财神爷), Chinese god of wealth. 550,000 people rushed to Guiyuan Temple before dawn to burn incense as a way to welcome Cai Shen Ye, as well as to pray for blessings for the year of Tiger.

In fact, many people from in and out of Wuhan City started to queue up in front of Guiyuan Temple from 7 p.m. last night, waiting to serve Cai Shen Ye. […]Read more…

You are not qualified to be my student if you can’t afford an iPad

| July 21st, 2011

From Eastday:

A teacher from Shanghai Maritime University became famous because of a piece of Weibo (micro-blog) he wrote “go buy an iPad during the summer break. If you don’t have money, just earn it by yourself. If you can’t get 4000 yuan in two months, it means you are not suitable to be majoring in finance, neither to be my student.” These controversial words spread widely through the internet. (He later deleted this post on his Weibo and even changed […]Read more…

Stray dogs, staying dogs

| May 29th, 2010

Where there are demolitions, there are stray dogs. Starting from Qing Hai Ying 3 years ago, stray dogs left in the reconstruction areas become common scenes in Beijing. While their owners move on to new lives in new homes, sadly these once beloved dogs are left behind, facing the rubbles of the old home as well as their unforeseeable future.

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Freedur VPN subscription giveaway!

| August 15th, 2010

It’s that time of the year again, our partner/advertiser Freedur is offering a big promotion and we are giving away free subscriptions again! Hope those of you who won last time have enjoyed the giveaway.

If you are in China right now and need VPN software to access Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc… or for some reason you just want to surf the internet anonymously or want to bypass SOME KIND OF FIREWALL, we are giving away 10 one year subscriptions of […]Read more…

Lovers jump to death in Shanghai subway, more subway suicides pose hazard

| May 6th, 2011

April 29th, at around 7:30, rush hour in Shanghai subway, a man and a woman, who later confirmed as lovers, jumped in front of a coming subway train. It was rush hour when the incident happened, lots of people witnessed the horror and the 22 year-old driver was not yet recovered from the frightening experience.

A witness said he saw the couple almost every morning on his morning commute. That day, before they dived onto the tracks, the couple was […]Read more…

PaperDoll is playing in Shanghai!

| July 21st, 2010

Who is PaperDoll?  From New York City, PaperDoll’s high energy live shows – featuring Lee’s uninhibited front woman style – have secured them a cult following in the dance rock scene. They’ve been featured on MTV, The Today Show, Maxim Radio, and Blender Magazine. 2010 sees the debut of their album Ballad Nerd Pop and brings the band to China on their Global Citizens Tour.

China August 2010: New York indie band, PaperDoll, travels to Shanghai to play at the World […]Read more…

Just another food scandal: landfill becomes cattle feedlot

| November 8th, 2011

After melamine-tainted milk, drainage oil, fake egg, colored Mantou, lean meat powder pork, shrimp washing powder etc etc, China recently introduces another food “innovation” in Changsha, Hunan Province – garbage beef. Cattle live on garbage in a landfill till they are old enough to be butchered and served on dinner table.  Netizens teased that these cattle are as strong as Chinese: immune to all kinds of food poisoning.

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War between QQ and 360 continues, Netizens poke fun

| November 4th, 2010

(Sohu) The war between QQ and 360 continues. The latest conflict broke out on November 3, 2010, so far the most serious retaliation. Tencent published an open letter in the evening on November 3 saying QQ will stop working on all systems that run 360. The news caused uproar in the world. 360 indicated that the users need not worry and promised that users will be able to run both QQ and 360. Then 360 launched WEBQQ client, and issued […]Read more…

Mistress forces corrupted official to accept bribes with tears in his eyes

| February 1st, 2010

From Guangzhou Daily:

Another corrupted official fell off the horse because of his mistress. Zhen City former deputy secretary, deputy director of the People’s Congress party, Qiu Huosheng was charged with bribery of 1.05 million yuan and stood trial yesterday at Guangzhou Intermediate People’s Court. During the trial, Qiu said the reason of him taking bribery was because his mistress Ms. Han was blackmailing him, 0.98 million yuan of the dirty money all went into the mistress’ pocket.

60-year-old Qiu Huosheng was […]Read more…

Police officer ganged up by Chengguan in Henan

| November 20th, 2011

From Netease:

Among China’s numerous law enforcement ranks, Chengguan (城管: The City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau) is perhaps the most feared and despised for their brutality and total disregard of the laws. Google "Chengguan" and thousands of news concerning this law enforcement branch pop up. Thought no longer surprised by news on Chengguan violence, Chinese public are still furious about them. Lately a viral video of a Chengguan squad in Henan province attacking a police officer has caused a […]Read more…

Young girl failed to get a job plans to sell her kidney to pay for cosmetic surgery

| November 12th, 2010

From MOP:

Yesterday I saw a very cheerful girl on the Jiangsu Province local TV. She is not ugly, but her thoughts really scared me. This little girl said she wanted to sell one of her kidneys to raise money for her cosmetic surgery. The young girl went to a cosmetic surgery hospital in Nanjing, and the doctors refused the request after they found out about her plan. Doctors recommended her to go see a psychiatrist.

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Call Me Ms. Single! I’m Not Ms. Left-Over

| November 13th, 2009

Singles Day or One’s Day or Guang Gun Jie (Chinese: 光棍节 Pin Yin: guāng gùn jié; Wades: kuang kun chieh; literally: bare sticks holiday) is a Chinese pop culture holiday on November 11 for people who are still living the single life.

From Sina By: Zhu-Ran (姝然)  11/11/2009

 

Starting from this morning, I have been receiving the same text message from my friends: “The Single’s Day is here, little birds are in love, ants moved in together, flies are pregnant, mosquito […]Read more…