Jing Gao

November 17, 2010No Comments

China’s census gives rise to paternity test, distrust; netizens’ comments and our thoughts

Original article here China’s census at the beginning of the month fueled a boom in paternity test. According to the Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, since October, they have given 260 paternity tests because of on account of requirement by family register, a surge comapred with three to five tests every month on average. Tai Yunchun, [...]

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November 16, 20103 Comments

China’s “father of homeless children” dies at 63; supported his kids by trash-picking and selling blood

From QQ.com Zheng Chengzhen, “Father of childless children,”  died of asthma Sunday at the age of 63. The memorial service will be held tomorrow noon. The man was known for being altruistic while leading a very hard life. Zheng Chengzhen was from Jinan, Shandong Province in eastern China. Ever since 1987, Zheng Chengzhen rode a [...]

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November 15, 2010No Comments

U.S. baby gender prediction test sells like hot cakes in gender-conscious China

Original story here A medicine claiming to detect the gender of the fetus is sneakily being sold on the Web. This is a clear violation of China’s family planning policy and regulations (Jing Gao notes: as it facilitates selective abortion, a popular but illegal surgery in male-dominant China where boys are favored over girls.). How [...]

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November 10, 20104 Comments

With price hikes, Chinese begin number crunching: What can you buy with 100 yuan?

Original posts in Chinese: 1 2 3 4 China’s National Development and Reform Committee released the result of October’s consumer price monitoring in 36 cities nationwide. 80% of commodities are more expensive than in September. Talks about making ends meet come at a time when Chinese suddenly find their meals cost more, while their salaries remain [...]

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October 30, 2010One Comment

Funny Chinese counterfeits need not be taken seriously

Admittedly, China is glutted with knockoffs. Buyers seek after them for a good reason: it looks like a real deal. But what if some knockoffs are designed to be so crudely fake that nobody fails to tell?

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October 25, 2010One Comment

Celebs are not omnipotent – on China’s new law that holds spokespeople accountable for products’ safety

A few recent incidents on food safety has brought celebs under fire for their endorsement. China is now drafting a law that holds celebrities liable for the safety of products they endorse. (caption: Deng Jie on Sanlu milk powder: “I trust.”) (caption: Jackie Chan on Bawang Shampoo: “Every man should own one bottle.”)

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October 22, 20106 Comments

Era of homogeneity – China’s new beauty trend makes women look alike

China Hush translated an article from New Weekly via Netease that sums up the changing trend of beauty standard from 1900 to 2010. China has transitioned through Era of Relief, Luxury, Confine and Pomp. Everyone is typical, so-called nobility will be looked down upon. It is meaningless to talk about standard beauty, because personality and [...]

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October 18, 20103 Comments

Spat between Beijing and Shanghai, China’s two great cities, and beyond

The Los Angeles Times takes a look at the ongoing rivalry between Beijing and Shanghai: “They stand like this,” says the 56-year-old restaurateur, hands on hips, adding a scowl to her performance. “They’re sooo annoying. Just because they come from the capital, they act like they’re running the country.” The antipathy is mutual. “Shanghai people [...]

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