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September 26, 20123 Comments

Teacher stamps marks on underachieving students’ faces

From Southern Metropolis Daily and Sina Weibo An elementary school teacher in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has been widely criticized on the Internet for stamping red and blue marks on her students’ faces based on how they behave at school to tell good students from “bad” ones. The complaint over the public humiliation [...]

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September 25, 2012No Comments

Hurdler Liu Xiang made fun of in ad for sexual dysfunction

Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang, the nation’s sports darling after snatching a gold medal in the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics, has become the target of ridicule and a protagonist of a cautionary tale in an advertisement for premature ejaculation treatment. The photo of this advertisement in print has been viral on Chinese social media, including Sina [...]

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September 24, 20124 Comments

Briton doled out food to homeless people in China for 7 years

From NetEase A British engineer sold out his three companies, estate and two race cars seven years ago and came to Xi’an, China, to provide food to the homeless people. Recently, his story has garnered much support and respect from many Chinese netizens, while some others sniff at it. 46-year-old Tony used to be an [...]

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September 16, 20129 Comments

On Weibo, Japanophobic mobsters are far from the majority

By Sunday, September 16, hundreds of thousands of Chinese in 85 cities had participated in the two-day anti-Japanese street protests, according to Japan’s Kyodo News, many of which ended on a hideous note, with properties that are made in Japan or sound Japanese-owned smashed, ransacked and burnt down by mobsters. Photos and footage of the monstrosity on [...]

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September 15, 201214 Comments

Chinese businesses, car owners play nationalist card to appeal to Japan haters and avoid violence

Photos from Sina Weibo and NetEase The Sino-Japanese relations have come to a complete frost after Tokyo’s recent announcement of its intent to nationalize the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands which are currently administered by Japan but claimed by China. Chinese’ century-old resentment against Japan has flared up once again. In addition to protests and clamor that filled [...]

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September 14, 2012No Comments

Apple’s launch of iPhone 5 mocked in China

Has Chinese love affair with Apple’s products died with its former leader Steve Jobs, who enjoyed a cult-like status in China? Not sure, but the iPhone 5, which at first sight looks nothing different from its predecessors other than half an inch longer, has clearly disappointed Chinese consumers. Netizens, who never fail to amp up [...]

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September 14, 2012No Comments

Shanghai defines mentally ill patients, hunts down accordingly; One netizen cued

Caixin magazine reports that Shanghai will inquire into its residents and detect mentally ill patients. According to the news story, Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Public Health has recently issued a new guideline on mental disease diagnosis and treatment and instructed local communities to find out odd behaviors of their members and report cases. Among the [...]

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September 7, 20127 Comments

Chinese woman faces 11 years in jail for sneaking cosmetics from abroad; netizens cry foul

From Sina Weibo, Jinghua Daily A 30-year-old Chinese woman was sentenced to 11-year-imprisonment and fined half a million Chinese yuan (US$78,100) for evading more than one million yuan in customs duty on foreign beauty products brought from South Korea. Her boyfriend, regarded as her accomplice, received a 5-year jail sentence and was ordered to pay [...]

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September 5, 2012No Comments

Pic of the day: Quadruplets hairdos

Identical quadruplets in Shenzhen get numeral hair-dos for school teachers to tell them apart. (Picked from Xinhua)

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September 4, 2012One Comment

3,000 children back to school with chairs and desks from home

From NetEase In China, September 1 is a typical back-to-school day and also time for parents to prepare school supplies for their children. In Shunhe county under the city of Macheng, Hubei province, one part of preparation of key importance is find passable desks and chairs at home and let their kids bring them to [...]

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September 4, 2012No Comments

Design FAIL: Suzhou’s Gate of the Orient looks like a pair of long johns

From NetEase “Gate of the Orient”, an immense structure under construction in Suzhou, Jiangsu province next to the Jinji lake, has been the talk of Chinese social media lately. Some netizens say that the Gate of the Orient looks like a pair of long johns or low-rise jeans. Others say that having the “Gate of [...]

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August 31, 20129 Comments

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From Sina Weibo A Chinese reporter from the state-run Xinhua News Agency has become famous overnight on Sina Weibo after he kept pressing Victoria Nuland, spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, for the U.S. stance on the disputed islands in East China Sea, known in China as Diaoyu Islands and in Japan as Senkaku Islands, [...]

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August 31, 201212 Comments

Rumor that senior military officer and mistress died of CO gas poisoning while fornicating censored in China

*Warning: Explicit photos below* From Apple Daily and DWNews Rumor has it that a lieutenant colonel in People’s Liberation Army of China was killed by carbon monoxide gas while committing adultery with a married woman in a car. Photos of the two found lying naked in the car were also spread like wildfire on the [...]

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August 30, 20122 Comments

Photos: Physically and mentally handicapped people enslaved by factory

From IFENG and NetEase A plaster-making factory in central China is reportedly enslaving mentally handicapped workers, who toil in hazardous conditions, are dragged out of bed at 6 a.m. every day, fed on nothing but noodles only twice a day and paid a mere 500 yuan (US$78) a month. In early August, an anonymous internet [...]

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August 28, 20126 Comments

Official caught smiling at deadly bus crash scene enrages internet vigilantes

Photos of a government official beaming at his colleagues at the scene of a road accident, in which 36 people were burned to death, have been circulating on the Chinese social media sites. Netizens set human flesh search engine in motion and soon found that the official has expensive taste for luxury watches. A long-distance [...]

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August 28, 2012One Comment

George W. Bush’s brother jokes about joining Communist Party; netizens react

From Sina Weibo Neil Bush, younger brother of the former U.S. president, started using Sina Weibo, China’s hugely popular microblogging service in September, 2011. Despite having 120,000 followers, Mr. Bush attracted most of their attention only for his pedigree and was living in the shadow of his famous father and brother. That is, until he [...]

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August 26, 20123 Comments

Man pricked by HIV-infected needle in taxi, dumped by girlfriend for that

From Beijing News A man in Beijing got his knee pricked by the needle of an HIV-infected syringe on the evening of August 21 when he was on a taxi cab. Even though the preliminary test showed he has not been infected, he was still uneasy and anxiously waiting for. His girlfriend, on hearing the [...]

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August 24, 2012One Comment

Another tofu-dreg project: part of 14-month-old billion-buck bridge in Harbin collapses, killing 3

From NetEase, Sina Weibo, Sina At about 5:30 a.m. on August 24, the ramp of a 7-kilometer-long suspension bridge in Harbin collapsed. Four heavy-duty trucks fell from the 130-meter stretch of the bridge. Until press time, four people were killed and five were injured. Yangmingtan Bridge was a key project of the northeastern city. Its [...]

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August 24, 2012One Comment

Video: 19-year-old drunk driver w/o license makes out with girlfriend after killing one in crash

From Sina Weibo, Anhui Satellite TV, KDNet On the early morning of August 21, according to a news program on Anhui Satellite TV, a car in Chengdu killed one person and injured two others in a crash. The driver was a 19-year-old man. Police inspection showed that the driver was under influence and does not [...]

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August 23, 2012One Comment

Pic of the day: Sculpture of erotic/filial pigs in Zhengzhou’s CBD

FAIL? Residents in Zhengzhou think the sculpture on the city’s landmark square, featuring a busty female pig lying on the ground and a male pig kneeling behind her, is “too raunchy”, whereas the sculptor says it is only a filial piglet giving his mother a slow-stroke back massage.

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