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October 18, 20123 Comments

China’s ‘Basketball Grandma’ fighting aging and poverty becomes Internet star

Zhu Shumei, 76, has captured Chinese net users’ hearts lately. Standing only 150 cm tall (5 ft.), the hunchbacked granny plays basketball every day on a university campus in Jinhua, Zhejiang in East China. After photos of her exercising got viral on Chinese social media, netizens gave her a lovely nickname: “Basketball Grandma.” However, her life is not as sunny as she seems.

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October 4, 20123 Comments

Pic of the day: White Guards

White guards? Four foreigners wearing red armbands join Beijing public security officers as volunteers Wednesday to patrol on the city’s streets. (Picked from NetEase)

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October 3, 20122 Comments

Retired official who reported corruption died suspiciously

Photos and comments from NetEase, story from Shangdu A retired official in south China was found dead in a bathroom while he was held in detention on September 26. The authorities announced it was a suicide and tried to cremate his body immediately, but his family thought otherwise. Wang Zhongping, 60, was the chief director [...]

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October 1, 20123 Comments

China’s highways so jammed during major holidays, travelers work out during long waits

From NetEase This year, the Mid-Autumn Day, a traditional Chinese harvest festival based on Chinese lunar calendar, happens to fall on September 30, one day before the Chinese National Day, which means the usual seven-day Golden Week celebration for the National Day is be prolonged by one more day. In the mean time, China has [...]

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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 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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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, 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 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 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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August 22, 2012No Comments

Photos: Chinese obsession with mahjong

From NetEase Not long ago, the city of Chengdu held a mahjong competition, which drew more than 300,000 participants from different parts of Sichuan province. As the top choice of pastime for people in the Chinese-speaking world, mahjong enjoys an unimaginably large fan base. Even though Hu Shi (胡适), the renowned Chinese historian and philosopher, [...]

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August 18, 20122 Comments

Corpse specimens of Von Hagens’ Body Worlds may come from China’s death row, netizens say

Sunday, Chinese netizens started to relay in large quantities an exposé of a company in Dalian called “Von Hagens Plastination,” which  may have illegally used human cadavers. Bo Xilai, a former high-ranking Chinese official deposed in disgrace after his wife was incriminated in a high-profile murder case involving a British national, was said to have [...]

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August 17, 2012One Comment

Pic of the day: Nanchang Train Station fences off benches, calling travelers’ rest an eyesore

From NetEase In the southeastern city of Nanchang, the management of the city’s railway station has enclosed all outdoor stone benches with metal fencing to prevent travelers from sitting down on them, saying that travelers using the benches may harm the city’s image. Travelers hoping to stop for a rest have to either lean on [...]

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August 10, 20125 Comments

London Olympic Games made in China

From Southern Weekend, Sina Infographic People across the U.S. are furious over Chinese-made uniforms for its Olympic athletes. Democrats even wanted to ‘put them in a big pile and burn them.’ Behind the farce, however, we’ve found that Chinese manufacturing has permeated various arenas in the London Olympic games, some of which were never expected. [...]

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