January 7, 2011No Comments

Chinese netizens speak highly of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s governance

From NetEase Note: All photo descriptions and captions are translated from NetEase, the editor and the news portal’s viewpoints do not represent that of Ministry of Tofu. Ministry of Tofu did not do fact-check on the text either, as inaccuracies, slant or mistakes, if any, would at the same time reflect Chinese media’s reporting and [...]

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January 6, 20117 Comments

Most-viewed China-related photos of 2010 in China’s cyberspace

From Southern Weekend and NetEase On August 23, 2010, a tourist from Hong Kong held hostage by a gunman in Manila, Philippines was being transferred from the hijacked tourist bus by paramedics. The 12-hour standoff ended with a crossfire between the captor and the police, claiming lives of eight Hong Kong tourists and the captor. [...]

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January 5, 201119 Comments

First Chinese sex-negative website launched, bashing gays and masturbation among others

Recently, a non-governmental website haongo.com that boldly campaigns against eroticism as well as homosexuality and masturbation has been launched in Shijiazhuang, and quickly received a massive number of hits. Over half of those who volunteered to build the site are women. They say their purpose is to educate people using their own experiences on harms [...]

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January 4, 20113 Comments

Chinese whistleblower wronged and detained in mental home for 14 years

On the popular Chinese online forum Tianya, a woman by the name of Guo Hanyun said that her father, Guo Yuanrong, a cadre at the Bureau of Construction in Zhuxi County of Shiyan, Hubei, has been locked up in Shiyan Mental Hospital for 14 years for blowing the whistle on two officials of higher rankings. [...]

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January 3, 20112 Comments

Music Video: Application to Join the Chinese Communist Party; netizens’ comments

Lyrics by He Peixuan Composer: Fang Shi Sung by Jiang Tao I wrote an application to join the Party at the age of 18, But was too shy to submit it to the Party Branch. I read the Party Constitution through and through, And felt I was quite a distance away from meeting its requirement. [...]

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January 2, 201113 Comments

RMB77 monthly rent in Beijing? Lie on TV involving Chinese President exposed by netizens

From Dapenti China Central Television’s news said that on January 1, 2011, Chinese President Hu Jintao brought his new year wishes to a neighborhood in Beijing. There he visited a low-income family who lives in a low-rent department – 77 yuan (US$12) a month – because of the Party’s policy to ensure the people’s welfare. [...]

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January 2, 20113 Comments

Chinese village full of New Yorkers: a story of illegal emigration

From Nanfang Daily The decline of Caozhu Village is at the same pace with that of many rural villages in China. What’s different is, here, desolateness is caused by affluence instead of poverty. People have left waves after waves for their American dream. Their pursuit of happiness leads to a faraway city that has a 13-hour [...]

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December 31, 20102 Comments

*Graphic Warning* Chinese bristle with indignation at horrific death of a village petitioner

Qian Yunhui, chief of Zhaiqiao Village, Yueqing City of Zhejiang Province in East China, was a prominent petitioner who had been jailed three times for speaking on behalf of the villagers, whose farmland was seized by local officials without any compensation. On the morning of December 25, upon receiving a mysterious phone call, Qian went [...]

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December 30, 20106 Comments

Photos: Shortage of doctors and medical resources leaves millions of sick Chinese children untreated

From NetEase: Beijing has about 1.78 million “medical expert appointments”  available each year, but last year, 138 million requests for medical needs were made. People say that seeing a doctor is like fighting a battle, and making an appointment is like going through Spring Festival travel season. (Jing’s note: Because the significance of Spring Festival, or [...]

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December 25, 20107 Comments

African soccer fans mistake Japanese referee as Chinese, smash Chinese-owned stores; Chinese netizens reactions

After a DP Congolese soccer club lost in the Club World Cup in Lubumbashi, a city in DP Congo where the club is based, local soccer fans angered by the referee’s decisions took to the streets and smashed and looted businesses run by Chinese, because they mistook the Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura as Chinese. If [...]

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December 24, 20105 Comments

Photos: Catholicism in the countryside of Communist China

Contrary to popular belief, China is as much religious as it is atheist. While Buddhism has the biggest influence on Chinese society and culture, and about 1 to 2 percent of its population is Islamic, statistics of various sources put the number of Catholics in China anywhere from 6 million (a report approved at the [...]

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December 23, 201016 Comments

In China, U.S. education becomes a selling point, and an incentive to lie

Ye Fei, a 23-year-old Chinese-American, is an inspirational role model for many young people. It is said that she was born in a well-off family in Beijing, studied abroad in Europe at an early age, won the “U.S. Presidential Award” as a graduating high school senior, went on to attend “Syracuse University, dubbed ‘Little Harvard,’ [...]

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December 22, 20103 Comments

3-year-old Chinese girl does chores and takes care of disabled father; netizens divided reactions

From QQ and Wenxuecity: A series of photos of a three year old girl acting as a housekeeper have been widely circulated over the Internet. Touched by her, netizens gave her a cute nickname “little strong girl.” (坚强妞 jianqiangniu) Dong Xinyi was born in 2007 in a rural town in Leling, Shangdong, a province in East China. Though [...]

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December 21, 20107 Comments

Photo diary records air pollution and belies China’s official count of “Blue Sky Days”

From s1979.com and QQ.com 365 Days of “Blue Sky Diary” by Two Beijingers Two people, a foolproof film camera, a heart that embraces a blue sky, and above  all, perseverance that carries them on for 365 days. What can these do? Let’s count how many purely “blue sky days” Beijing has in a year. Photographers Lu Weiwei [...]

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December 20, 20106 Comments

Chinese netizens infuriated by U.S. media lumping China into the Axis of Evil

On December 7, 2010, Bret Stephens published an article titled “China Joins the Axis of Evil” in the Wall Street Journal. Though the tone of the article itself is moderate, the provocative title soon grabbed eyes of Chinese netizens, and made the online community bristle with indignation. Global Times, a government-backed newspaper wrote in its [...]

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December 20, 20109 Comments

Chinese kung fu master KO’d by American fighter; Chinese netizens feel mortified (video)

The Shaolin Kung Fu and Shaolin monks have mystified the world with their incredible strength, vitality and flexibility. Therefore, when a Shaolin monk lost the battle to an American in Las Vegas, he really brought shame on Shaolin Kung Fu. Netizens criticized him as “merely being swanky with no substance” and an “impostor.”  It is said that after [...]

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December 18, 20107 Comments

Discussion on relocating China’s capital resumes after Beijing is deemed unlivable

From chinanews.com Shen Hanyao, a Shanghai-based scholar, was quoted on December 13 as saying in order to address the outbreak of Beijing’s urban maladies, relocating the capital is the best option. Good candidates are Xinyang in Henan Province and Yueyang in Hunan Province. Critics of Shen said that his proposal is all about “relocating the capital [...]

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December 18, 2010No Comments

News photo of snowy weather exposes extramarital affair

From Mop.com and douban.com Saturday, a news photo of pedestrians shivering in the chilly wind comes with the story The First Snow of This Winter on the front page of Wuxi Daily. The next day, a man made a phone call to the newspaper, lodging a complaint that the photo has captured him and his mistress [...]

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December 16, 20106 Comments

Chinese beauty artist known for erotica sparks debate on marriage with feminist remarks

From Wenxuecity and QQ : Yi Yang, member of International Artists Association and a Chinese artist, has gained wide fame on the Internet for her paintings focusing on erotica. Her works on display in the streets of Beijing have come under fire. She came up with a catchy slogan “Leftover women, do not get married! Let’s [...]

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December 9, 2010One Comment

Photo essay: Kung Fu Economy – China’s Buddhist Temple with a commercial face

From Netease: Ever since it was featured in a Hong Kong-made film, Shaolin, an ancient Buddhist temple with a history of more than a thousand years, has taken on a second life. Since the 1970s, in accordance with China’s economic boom, Shaolin has not only opened its door to visitors from far and near, but stepped [...]

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