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…

Mother hunts son down to go work for state-owned enterprise

| March 16th, 2012

 

There is a huge gap between the post-80s generation and their parents’ generation in terms of what makes good occupation. Usually, the parents like it safe and prefer their precious only child to work for the government at best or state-owned enterprises at least they are considered as unbreakable iron bowl with good pay and well-above-average welfare program. Whereas the post-80s tend to want to get out there and pursuit their own life. Days ago Chongqing Morning Paper featured a […]Read more…

How much does a Chinese wedding cost?

| February 23rd, 2012

Source: MSN

Bride and groom born in 1980s are facing astoundingly high bill for their wedding.

Recently, an investigation report on Chinese marriage in 2011 caused a lively debate in society. In the report, nearly 80 percent of single women considered that a man was not suitable for having a relationship or getting married unless he could earn at least ¥4000 per month.

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Chinese-style forcing marriage is fiercer than a tiger

| February 19th, 2012

From people.cn via sina:

People often tease, in Chinese people’s mind, not getting married is equivalent of “being abnormal”, not having children after marriage is looked as “counter-revolutionary”. (反革命: The term counter-revolutionary in China describes criminal activities including charges such collaborating with foreign forces and inciting revolts against the government.)  Therefore, the Spring Festival, Singles day and Valentine’s Day have become the days these “abnormal” and “counter-revolutionary” go on trial.  Especially those so-called leftover men and leftover women became targets of […]Read more…

Man cuts his penis off on Valentine’s Day in China’s top university

| February 14th, 2012

From Jinghua News:

A 26-year-old man cut his penis at a fruit stand in Tsinghua University on Valentine’s Day. He then committed suicide by jumping off a hotel.

The incident started at a dental clinic of the Tsinghua University. According to Dr. Li, a stranger came in before noon with his hands holding his private part. He was asking for anesthetics, but the only anesthetic they had was for teeth. Then the man left, with his jeans soaked in blood. Dr. Li […]Read more…

Colleges and professions most loved by opposite sex in China

| February 12th, 2012

From life.ce.cn:

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Which university do you wish your other half graduated from? What profession do you want him or her to have? Recently, media in China released rankings of colleges graduated from and professions singles took which are most loved by the opposite sex. This ranking is provided by China’s popular dating site zhenai.com, based on the number of times asked on a date by the opposite sex out of their 35 million members. The most popular men graduated from […]Read more…

Young compensated dating girls in Shanghai

| November 24th, 2011

From China News Weekly:

Enjo-kōsai (援助交际) shortened form enkō (援交) means "compensated dating" and is a practice which originated in Japan where older men give money and/or luxury gifts to attractive women for their companionship and, possibly, for sexual favors. The female participants range from primarily school-aged girls to housewives.

In 2006, Japanese freelance writer Nakayama Miri wrote in her autobiography My Notes on Compensated Dating at Age Sixteen, “in Tokyo downtown shopping district, I was driving a remarkable red sports car, […]Read more…

Treacherous road to school

| November 14th, 2011

In Taxkorgan County of Xinjiang Autonomous Region, a rural village called Pili Village(皮里村) recently became famous when the above photo showing how children travel to school was posted on weibo by a CCTV journalist and retweeted over 16,000 times.

According to the journalist, there are 416 villagers scattering among the mountains, over 80 of them are children eligible for school. However, the school is more than 200 km away, 80 km of which consists of narrow mountain trails, dangerous […]Read more…

16-year-old prodigy refuses to finish PhD until he gets a house

| October 26th, 2011

From IFeng:

At the age of 16, most Chinese students are still in High School. But 16-year-old Zhang Xinyang (张炘炀) stunned the country in 2006 when he entered college at the age of 10. Currently 16 years old, he is working towards his Ph.D in Pure Mathematics at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (北京航空航天大学). Since early this year, he has been pressuring his parents to buy him an apartment in Beijing. He even threatened to abandon his PhD and […]Read more…

College girl offers 5 nights of sex for iPhone 4s, chat log exposed

| October 23rd, 2011

From Sina:

Lately a chat log between a college freshman girl and a man was exposed on the Internet, revealed the shocking news that the freshman girl offered to sleep with this man she met online for 5 nights in exchange for the money to buy an iPhone. The chat log was posted online by her boyfriend who sadly stumbled upon this shocking truth.

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Man lies to parents about studying in UK for 6 years, spends 6 million

| October 21st, 2011

Beijing Morning post reported (via Netease): a man has been living in Beijing for long time, but his parents far away in Jiangsu Province thought he was studying at Oxford University. For 6 years, parents sent him over 6 million yuan. But now, he spent all 6 million yuan and also owed another 400,000 yuan to the loan sharks. Parents finally found out the truth, he had nothing to say but to threaten to commit suicide. Yesterday, he finally gave […]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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Primary school students study with a coffin in classroom for years

| September 18th, 2011

From Netease:

A set of photos showed a class of primary school students studying in a classroom with a coffin in the front has shocked Chinese netizens and sparked heated discussion. Two years ago, a primary school in a small village in Shaanxi province was certified as a "dilapidated house". With no funding to build up a new school, the school rented a room from residence as the classroom. Since then, the students have been studying with the coffin.

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What Chinese youth say about sex

| September 14th, 2011

From you and me:

Marie Stopes International China (MSIC), a not-for-profit family planning and sexual and reproductive healthcare organization, has started a project of using images and words to record the voices of Chinese youth, their view on sex.

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