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September 5, 2013One Comment

The Most Idyllic and Pristine College Campus in China (Hint: def not PKU or THU)

The site of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts used to be part of a rural village. After moving in, the school authorities manage to preserve everything ranging from fields and soil to ponds and bamboo forests and farmhouses. Exterior walls of student halls and buildings are not painted in any unnatural color. Farm tools commonly [...]

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August 28, 2013No Comments

6-year-old boy has eyes gouged out after being drugged, corneas missing

Source: IFENG Screen grab of a local television report. Headline reads, “Cruel! 6-year-old Child Has Eyes Gouged Out” A 6-year-old Chinese boy in central China had his eyes gouged out after the perpetrator abducted the child away from home into the middle of nowhere and drugged him. The boy, still hospitalized, is not in any [...]

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July 12, 20134 Comments

Brutally abused girl got help from Weibo

Picked up from Wenxuecity.com A little girl in eastern China’s Wuhu city has been brutally abused and locked up by her own father and step-mother. Every night, she has to sleep in the bathroom. Before beating her, her step-mother often stuffs a towel into her mouth so that her cry won’t be heard easily. But [...]

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June 25, 2013No Comments

Big slumber party on Chinese campus

Temperatures in half of China hit 35 Celsius (95 F). In Wuhan, one of the three ‘hot pots’ along the Yangtze River, temperature soared to as high as 39 C, and it is humid as hell. Chinese college dorms, which are mostly AC-less, are the worst-hit. Having no AC at their dorms, students at Wuhan-based [...]

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June 25, 2013No 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 6, 20133 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 4, 2013No 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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May 31, 2013No 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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April 13, 2013No 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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February 6, 20136 Comments

On TV, Chinese man rips ‘Japanese devil’ in half with bare hands; netizens call it ‘wet dream’

Chinese-made anti-Japanese patriotic television dramas have been the object of an awful lot of ridicule on Sina Weibo, the Chinese twitter, after netizens found much to their amusement that in one extreme example, a Chinese man tears up a “Japanese soldier”, or commonly known in China as “Japanese devil”, across like a piece of paper, [...]

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December 21, 20125 Comments

Photos: Teenage abortion in China

Statistics show that at least 13 million abortions are performed each year in China, which makes it the country with the highest number of abortions in the world. That does not include the 10 million abortion pills sold or the unknown number of abortions performed at underground or unregistered clinics. Against the backdrop of the country’s One Child Policy, abortion in China is not only legal but casually done. Besides, to unmarried women, the social stigma of raising an illegitimate child and the lack of adoption services means that having an abortion after getting pregnant is almost the only way out.

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December 8, 20122 Comments

Nail houses vs. demolition teams in China

The term “nail house” has been frequently used to refer to homes whose owners refuse to relocate and make room for development, for their homes jut out stubbornly like “nails” from the ground, where their neighboring structures are torn down or crushed unimpeded, and pulling out these “nails” seems like a mission impossible. Such homeowners [...]

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November 26, 20124 Comments

Aircraft-carrier style: Chinese netizens celebrate landing of carrier-based fighter with funny-looking pose

China successfully lands the first carrier-based fighter jet – J15 – on its newly christened aircraft carrier. But instead of the news itself, it is a rather trivial detail in a television news segment about it that has held Chinese netizens enthralled and inspired a new geeky and warped Internet meme. This is a screen [...]

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November 19, 20129 Comments

Auto show publicly flogged for use of bikini-clad preteen girls as models

Photos from NetEase We are no stranger to the scantily-clad women and the whole sex-sells idea at Chinese auto shows. As if that were not controversial and low-taste enough, an auto show in Wuhan, Hubei province, asked little girls under 10 to dress in bikini and pose teasingly with automobiles, which immediately came under public [...]

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November 19, 2012One Comment

5 homeless children in SW China die from hiding in trash bin to get warm

From NetEase and Sina Five boys were found dead inside roadside waste bins in Bijie, southwestern China’s Guizhou province, on the morning of November 16. Police investigation is under way. So far, the five boys have not been identified, but the preliminary result shows the boys may have been killed by CO gas poisoning after [...]

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November 13, 2012No Comments

Pic of the day: Backlog of packages engulfs delivery company

China’s package delivery industry feels the impact of the country’s online shopping spree. User @梁大大大豪 reported on Sina Weibo, a popular social media site similar to Twitter and Facebook, “This is what Shentong (Note: a Chinese package-delivery company) across the street looked like when I arrived at my company in the morning. They say it started handling packages at [...]

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November 5, 20122 Comments

Pic of the day: No body odor under armpits at Hainan Airlines

China’s Hainan Airlines launched a recruitment drive in Taiyuan, Shanxi province to scout pilots from fresh college graduates. The minimum requirements include: 170 cm to 187 cm in height, fluency in English, accessible personality, and no body odor. Anyone that smells will be eliminated immediately. The pictures show recruiters smell candidates’ armpits during the screening [...]

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October 30, 20123 Comments

Ningbo drops chemical project amid protests, but it is truly victory?

After days of protests over the proposed expansion of a petrochemical plant, the authorities finally gave in to swelling opposition by announcing that the environmentally sensitive project, which is expected to produce p-Xylene, or PX, will be permanently cancelled. Protesters who braved the online censorship by uploading photos of the scenes onto Chinese social media [...]

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October 29, 2012No Comments

Pic of the day: A quick vocabulary lesson in Chinese fashion buzzwords

From New York Magazine: http://nymag.com/thecut/2012/08/scenes-from-the-chinese-consumerist-revolution.html 代购, dai gou (MOT translation: proxy-shopper): An agent hired to buy luxury goods overseas to avoid the import tax. 暴发户, bao fa hu: Nouveau riche, parvenu. 山寨, Shan hai: An obvious counterfeit, i.e., a monogram LU bag (after LV, or Louis Vuitton). 酷, ku: Cool. 晒, shai: To show off [...]

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October 28, 2012No Comments

Following Ningbo’s civil protests over chemical project on Weibo

The third major wave of NIMBY protests out of environmental concerns erupted in China’s southeastern city of Ningbo in Zhejiang province. But what makes it different from the previous two, one in Shifang, Sichuan province and the other in Qidong, Jiangsu province, is that the flow of information about the protest is obstructed on Chinese [...]

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