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December 31, 20106 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 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 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, 20102 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 9, 20105 Comments

14 women caught smuggling 88 iPads upon entry from Hong Kong to Shenzhen

From Guangzhou Daily Shenzhen Customs officers recently caught a gang of 14 smugglers red-handed and seized 340 brand-new cellphones, 88 iPads, which amount to 950,000 yuan (US$150,000). At 12:00 on December 2 during shift change, several men wandered around at the immigration hall, acting suspiciously. Customs officers became alert after notice them, and judged by their [...]

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December 7, 2010One Comment

Chinese official kills 5 teens in a row while drunk driving; video compilation of Chinese traffic accidents

On Sunday night at 11:30 p.m., a county chief of state-owned postal service drove on the wrong side of the street and crashed into a group of seven teenagers, killing five while still under the influence. The driver reportedly refused to lend his cellphone to witness for calling the police, and attempted fleeing the accident [...]

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December 6, 20102 Comments

China’s largest animal migration: 1,500 stray dogs relocated to new shelter

From Xinhua On the bus, a volunteer uses wooden planks to block bus entrance and exit to prevent dogs from running away. Dogs ride the bus to their new home. Saturday, as the last carful of stray dogs were shipped into the new shelter, relocation of Ping’an-Afu Base for Stray Dogs came to an end. The [...]

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December 3, 2010No Comments

Chinese man jailed for 22 years until 2020 for “Hooliganism”, a charge that no longer exists; netizens’ comment

Niu Yuqiang (left) with his wife and son at home in Beijing From Netease 27 years ago, he, an 18 year old, was given stayed death sentence because he robbed someone of a hat and fought with his friends. 20 years ago, he, suffering from severe illness, was released on medical parole. He got married and [...]

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December 3, 2010No Comments

Snow White commits incest? Grimm’s Fairy Tales turned hardcore and sold in China

From sina.com Snow White is hunted down by the queen, her stepmother because of incest with her father; Snow White flees into the forest and rolls in the hay with the Seven Dwarfs every night; Prince fell in love with the dead princess, for he is necrophiliac … These stories are said to be the real version of [...]

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December 2, 20109 Comments

A ghastly sight: behind China’s glamorous garment industry

In the picture: waste water discharged from one denim clothing factory in Xintang. Without any prior treatment, waste water flows directly into the creek, meanders through the villages, and empties into Dong River. Xintang and Gurao are two world-famous “specialty towns” clustered with denim jeans and lingerie manufacturing. One exports over 60% of China’s denim [...]

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November 27, 201011 Comments

Material greed of Chinese women turns Chinese men off; Western women become popular

Li Lei published on the Web an article titled “Chinese men love Western women,” asking Western women living in Beijing if they are willing to foster a long-term and serious relationship with a Chinese man. By long-term and serious relationship, he means marriage. In China, there are way fewer Chinese men marrying Western women than Chinese [...]

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November 25, 20102 Comments

Adult video bridges the chasm between Japan and China – on porn and sex ed in China (Final Part)

Part One of the Series A mentor Chinese netizens half-jokingly called Sora Aoi “An enlightening teacher to the youth.” In a sense, many Japanese porn stars do play an important role in sex education where China lags far behind. China has a sexually suppressive culture. Even today, many people consider talking about sex risque. Older [...]

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November 23, 20102 Comments

China’s ban on Web streaming of U.S. TV shows prompts call for imports; netizens comment

Original story here Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, The Big Bang Theory, Gossip Girl, Lie to Me…These American TV shows that are extremely popular in China can no longer be found on video-sharing sites such as tudou.com and xunlei.com. “I am afraid it would be harder and harder for me to watch American TV series,” said [...]

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November 22, 20103 Comments

100-year-old ragpicking granny on the tramp for decades, homeless and childless; netizens’ comments

From QQ.com At noon on November 17, 2010, an old woman walking on South Wenchang Road in Guiyang with heavy waste paper cartons on her back. It captured the eyes of passers-by including me. “Granny, you are not young, and you carry things so heavy?” The old woman didn’t reply right way. Instread, she took [...]

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November 21, 2010No Comments

At the Asian Games, Chinese reflect on and debate what gold count means

On the first day of the Asian Games, the host country China claimed 19 of 28 golds. In the following days, China won so many golds that Chinese netizens joked the awarding ceremony is Chinese national anthem set on repeat playback mode. A Chinese journalist wrote an article asking the nation to refrain from celebration [...]

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