Shenzhen elevator beating incident

| November 26th, 2010

From Tianya:

These days a program called “the First Scene” on the Shenzhen local TV station aired a surveillance video clip showing a man senselessly beating another man in the elevator. The suspect was reported to be Australian Chinese named Liu Zinan (刘子楠).  In the end, the victim’s arm was broken and his face stitched up. The police eventually sentenced Liu 10 days in detention and a 500 yuan fine.  Netizens nation wide thought the punishment was laughably too light.

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Armless man writes calligraphy to brothers and sisters of Foxconn

| May 22nd, 2010

From MOP:

May 19, 2010 at noon, an amazing scene on the pedestrian bridge walkway in front of the south entrance to Foxconn Corporation, Shenzhen captured people’s eyes. From Shandong province, an optimistic man with no arms used his feet and wrote down some inspirational words in Chinese calligraphy for the Foxconn employees, to advice them not to do any more foolish things – jumping off buildings and committing suicide.

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Why do Foxconn employees keep jumping off buildings?

| May 12th, 2010

May 6, another Foxconn worker leaped to his death, and this is jump number 7 since January, another suicide, again jumping off a building, again at Foxconn.  People call it the “7 consecutive jumps”. I also recall writing about an incident last July, a Chinese worker at Foxconn committed suicide after iPhone prototype went missing. Everyone wants to know why so many Foxconn workers are jumping to their death, 7 of them just this year? What was behind the […]Read more…

Most constructions in China only have life span of 25-30 years?

| April 11th, 2010

From SouFun:

Mortgage slaves work hard for half of their lives and save up for the down payment, then work hard for the rest of their lives to pay off the loan. Finally when they can relax and live as home owners, they never have thought that when the mortgage salves are not yet old, the homes are already old, not only old, but also rotted, most of them become the subject for demolition. This is the reality of what currently […]Read more…

The cheapest housing in Shenzhen: cargo containers

| March 18th, 2010

 

Live report Shenzhen’s most awesome “snail living group” by 二肥卖

Shenzhen’s housing price is raising every day, depressed many people from buying homes.   But many families are “snail living” (蜗居: like a snail in its shell, living in a small home) in the cargo containers. At the Shenzhen 107 freeway entrance, many cargo containers appeared near the streets. The rent for each cargo container is 6 yuan ($0.90) per day. 

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Netizens select top 10 cities in China where men feel the most pressures

| December 29th, 2009

From  Morning H:

Perhaps no men are under more pressure than the men in the cities. Even there are some men in the cities are always relaxed, most of the men are under pressure, slowly attempt to get even closer to the center of the city. The excitement of the city living and expanding buries many men’s sweat and tears.

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The kidnappings and killings of children in Shenzhen, the truth and reactions

| December 14th, 2009

[NetEase] Recently, there were rumors in the Shenzhen community with news about elementary students being kidnapped and killed, causing students and parents to live in fear. Reporter learned from the Shenzhen police that since the second half of this year, three child kidnapping cases had happened in Futian district in Shenzhen, and one of the cases involved a death of one of the children hostages. There were also many kidnapping cases in Nanshan district. At least one child was […]Read more…

“Shanzhai Chiang Kai-shek” begging for peace in Shenzhen

| November 18th, 2009

[NetEase] The afternoon of Novmber 14, in Shenzhen Huaqiang North downtown area, a man wearing a gown looked exactly like Chiang Kai-shek appeared at Huaqiang Norton Commercial Street. He sat on the floor in front of him a cap and some words about begging for peace, begging for creativity, begging for number of clicks, begging for ideas…” attracted numerous curious onlookers to take pictures of him.

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Shenzhen University Beauty Committed Suicide, but Why?

| September 21st, 2009

Yesterday morning. Shenzhen university third year female student leaped from the top of her home building ended her 19-year-old life. It was not yet four month since she wrote on her blog “Cherish and love life”. Police have determined Yang Jing Qian (杨倩) committed suicide by jumping off the building. Her family and friends said she have made mistakes during the welcoming of 2009 new students at school and was criticized by the teacher severely. However Yang’s teacher advisor […]Read more…

Underground Factory Making Fake Brand Name Condoms

| September 16th, 2009

Unpackaged, bare condoms were directly placed in the fiber bags. Lubricants were stored in large oil drums. In this 20 square meters of workshop, condoms full of dust scattered all over the floor. Workers were working topless. On the “production line” the “sophisticated” fake “Durex” package bags were continuously being made. This is an amazing scene of a residential house in Xinhui community, Shaoyang (city) Shaodong district, Hunan province

 

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Surrogate Pregnancy in China, Be Aware of Escort Girls

| September 9th, 2009

This article from nddaily talks about surrogate pregnancy (which is currently not legal in China) has already become commercialized in the Chinese society.  Being illegal yet with lack of regulations, many intermediary agencies are able to profit greatly from it.  Surrogate pregnancy in China today even evolved into impregnating by having sex with the volunteer which is questioned of being a sex transaction.  Many escort girls (sex workers) have started to join the profession of being surrogate mother because of […]Read more…

Chinese Worker at Foxconn Committed Suicide after iPhone Prototype was Missing

| July 22nd, 2009

[NetEase] July 16 morning Foxconn (in Shenzhen Baoan district) 25-year-old worker, Sun Danyong leapt from his apartment, a 12 story building to his death. Before this, he was in charge of the 16 Apple iPhone prototypes and one of them was missing. Therefore Sun was under company’s investigation. On the 18th Sun’s university classmate said, during the investigation Sun was illegally searched, detained and also physically abused.

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Thousands of Police Hit Recreational Places for Prostitution, Gambling and Drugs, Women Laughing at being Arrested

| July 8th, 2009

[QQ] and everywhere else: July 7th Futian police station sent out over one thousand police to varies recreational places like clubs and bars. The crackdown is targeting recreation clubs which provide sexual services, private rooms of bars and clubs which allow people to use drugs and private rooms of bars and clubs allow people engaging in gambling. This operation named “Hurricane” to crackdown on “Pornographic, Prostitution, Gambling and Drugs” will continue for one month.

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