June 25, 2013Jing GaoNo Comments

Pic of the Day: Abandoned baby girl

A few-days-old baby girl was abandoned by birth parents in front of a clinic in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou last Friday. When discovered, she had ants crawling all over her face.

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June 25, 2013Jing GaoNo Comments

The “Diaosi” social class: presage of impending social changes in China

Outside China, people are buzzing about Peking pound, the hot money from China that drives up prices or drains supplies of a wide range of things from property to baby formula, from gold to oil, as if a sneeze from the rising Chinese middle class could truly freeze the entire world. But at home, what [...]

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June 11, 2013Jing Gao2 Comments

Soul-searching former Red Guard won praises on Weibo

From Takungpao A former Red Guard made a written apology for his evils during the Cultural Revolution last week, the first of its kind in China. Liu Boqin, a man in his 60s, was a second-year student at Jinan No.1 Middle School (equivalent of eighth grade in the U.S.) at the start of the Cultural [...]

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June 7, 2013Jing Gao4 Comments

No red-carpet faceoff? Michelle Obama won’t meet China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan

This is a moment that Chinese have long been waiting for – China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan shake hands with her U.S. counterpart Michelle Obama, with the rest of the world sizing them up, chattering about which one is more graceful and has a better red-carpet look. “Now that we finally have a presentable First [...]

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June 7, 2013Jing GaoNo Comments

Pic of the day: Best iPhone product placement

Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at Chichen Itza in Mexico. Best Apple product placement. Guess CCTV won’t have the gut to smear iPhone any more.

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June 6, 2013Jing Gao2 Comments

June 6, 2013Jing Gao3 Comments

Video of chengguan bully beating and stomping on victim angers Chinese

A video of five chengguan (city management) officers manhandling bicycle vendors has shocked and outraged Chinese netizens, bringing the age-old topic of highly abusive chengguan force back into spotlight. In the video, a man was knocked down onto the ground by the five chengguan officers in uniform in a violent brawl. One officer then jumped [...]

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June 5, 2013Jing GaoNo Comments

Chinese college humor: Do you pleasure yourself? Survey on masturbation goes viral

A recent video interview of more than 50 college students on their masturbation and porn-viewing habits has become an online hit on Chinese social media sites. The project is launched by a study group called ‘Research on Masturbation’ from Guangzhou-based Zhongshan University. The study group, headed by sexology professor Pei Yuxin at the university, aims [...]

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June 5, 2013Jing GaoOne Comment

A deadly fire in Jilin kills 120; Weibo bans mourning emoticons

A deadly fire broke out Monday morning at a poultry plant in northeast China’s Jilin province, claming at least 120 lives. As rescue efforts and police investigation go on, on Sina Weibo, the Chinese answer to Twitter, popular mourning emoticons such as flickering candles and black ribbons have been disabled to prevent the public uproar from [...]

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June 4, 2013Jing GaoNo Comments

Pic of the day: A historic advertisement on June 4

  June 4, 2013, the 24th anniversary of Tiananmen Square crackdown. Front pages of four major newspapers in Henan province were blanketed by the same property advertisement with no space left for one more character. This could be a laudable chapter in the Chinese media history.

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June 4, 2013Jing GaoNo Comments

Wuhan may fine out-of-wedlock childbirth

Unmarried mothers and mistresses who give birth may have to pay a 80,000 yuan (USD13,000) fine, the Chinese city of Wuhan says Friday. According to Article 26 of a draft city ordinance published by the capital city of Hubei province, “Those who give birth and fail to provide valid identification from her partner,” or who [...]

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May 31, 2013Jing GaoNo Comments

“Get A Room With Me!” Child sexual abuses prompt online outcry

On May 27, Ye Haiyan, a prominent women’s rights activist, staged a protest outside the gate of the No.2 Elementary School in Wanning, Hainan province. The hand-made sign reads aloud, “Principals, Get A Room With Me! Leave Elementary School Students Alone!” The sign reads, “Principals, Get A Room with Me! Leave Elementary School Students Alone! [...]

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May 31, 2013Jing GaoNo Comments

Pic of the Day: 24th Anniversary

“Then all of a sudden it seemed to stop.” – From “German” by Charles Bukowski.  

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May 30, 2013Jing GaoOne Comment

Newborn baby fell into sewage pipe and got trapped for two more hours; mother remained silent

From Qianjiang Evening Post A newborn in Eastern China magically survived after being flushed down the toilet sewage pipe and trapped there for two hours. The baby boy was first discovered in a sordid public restroom inside an apartment building in Jinhua, Zhejiang province on the morning of May 25. A female renter heard the baby [...]

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May 8, 2013Jing GaoOne Comment

A 1995 mysterious poisoning case grips China and moves to White House

An unsolved 18-year-old attempted murder case in China has been brought to the White House’s We the People site. So far, the petition to the U.S. government demanding the deportation of the suspect back to China has garnered more than 130,000 signatures within in four days as the public fury over the possible foul play [...]

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April 13, 2013Jing GaoNo Comments

What was cropped out of this photo of Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher?

A spittoon! Into which Deng, then the paramount leader of China, expectorated loudly while expressing his firm stance on Hong Kong’s return to China in early 1980s. Her tripping down the steps in front of the Great Hall of the People is also a memento to Chinese.

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April 9, 2013Jing Gao2 Comments

Torture methods at a Chinese gulag, or reeducation-through-labor camp, are exposed by Chinese media

Campaigns to abolish the oft-maligned reeducation-through-labor camp have been gathering steam on the Chinese social media in the past few years and even made their way into the agenda at China’s annual political meetings, for the reeduation system is often seen to be an extrajudicial punishment that have emboldened local authorities to jail and torture [...]

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March 16, 2013Jing Gao13 Comments

China’s state broadcaster hires opinion leaders on Weibo in smear campaign against Apple

Source: Sina Weibo Tech giant Apple and German automaker Volkswagen were accused of jerking Chinese consumers around in a 3-hour expose aired by China Central Television Friday evening, but a celebrity’s foolish mistake on Weibo revealed that the so-called investigative journalism from CCTV was nothing but the big shark’s PR offensive against the wrong targets. [...]

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March 11, 2013Jing Gao3 Comments

1,200 dead pigs floating in Shanghai River points to heavy water pollution

Sources: Xinmin Evening News, CRI We don’t know yet if the polluted water has killed too many pigs, or too many dead pigs have polluted the water, but the sight of over 1,200 bodies of domesticated pigs floating with tons of garbage and flotsam in Songjiang River, which has the city of Shanghai downsteam and [...]

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March 10, 2013Jing Gao9 Comments

Rich Chinese kid pays $2M bail after killing one in car crash in US pleads not guilty; father identity revealed

Source: Seattle Times, Sing Tao Daily A 19-year-old Chinese community college student is facing homicide charge after killing a 25-year-old woman in a fatal car crash in November. His mother flew to the U.S. from China and paid two million dollars in bail last week. Chinese social media are now abuzz with condemnation of such [...]

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