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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, 201012 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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November 18, 20106 Comments

Adult video bridges the chasm between Japan and China – on porn and sex ed in China (Part 1)

Diplomatic relations between Japan and China have frosted to a freezing point since September after dispute over sovereignty of Senkaku, or Diaoyu, a group of uninhabited islets which is currently controlled by Japan but also claimed by China. If any tie between the two Asian powers is unaffected, it would be the one formed by [...]

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November 17, 2010No Comments

China’s census gives rise to paternity test, distrust; netizens’ comments and our thoughts

Original article here China’s census at the beginning of the month fueled a boom in paternity test. According to the Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, since October, they have given 260 paternity tests because of on account of requirement by family register, a surge comapred with three to five tests every month on average. Tai Yunchun, [...]

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November 16, 20103 Comments

China’s “father of homeless children” dies at 63; supported his kids by trash-picking and selling blood

From QQ.com Zheng Chengzhen, “Father of childless children,”  died of asthma Sunday at the age of 63. The memorial service will be held tomorrow noon. The man was known for being altruistic while leading a very hard life. Zheng Chengzhen was from Jinan, Shandong Province in eastern China. Ever since 1987, Zheng Chengzhen rode a [...]

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November 16, 20102 Comments

China’s anchorman cut Obama short at G20 summit in Korea

At a press conference of the G20 summit in Seoul, South Korea, a reporter/anchorman from China Central Television International snatched the microphone to throw President Obama a question, even though the president made clear he wanted to give this opportunity to the Korean press. The footage has become viral on the internet. Rui Chenggang, a [...]

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November 15, 2010No Comments

U.S. baby gender prediction test sells like hot cakes in gender-conscious China

Original story here A medicine claiming to detect the gender of the fetus is sneakily being sold on the Web. This is a clear violation of China’s family planning policy and regulations (Jing Gao notes: as it facilitates selective abortion, a popular but illegal surgery in male-dominant China where boys are favored over girls.). How [...]

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November 14, 2010No Comments

China’s Paul the Octopus – 12 pandas as fortune tellers for the Asian Games, with a gimmick though

From QQ.com Soon after the first gold medal was given out, panda Brother Bosi has become the first panda to successfully predict the winner of the Asian Games gold medal. According to the schedule of games, the very first medal of the Asian Games is most likely to be generated by wushu, or Chinese martial [...]

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November 10, 20102 Comments

Impressions of North Korea: A Chinese Tourist’s Photo Diary – Part 3 (of 3)

Previous parts: Impressions of North Korea – Part 1 (of 3) Impressions of North Korea – Part 2 (of 3) 38. On October 2, we were arranged to go to Panmunjom, a place that we had longed to visit. The distance between Pyongyang and Panmunjom is 168 km. This road is roughly equivalent to an [...]

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November 10, 20104 Comments

With price hikes, Chinese begin number crunching: What can you buy with 100 yuan?

Original posts in Chinese: 1 2 3 4 China’s National Development and Reform Committee released the result of October’s consumer price monitoring in 36 cities nationwide. 80% of commodities are more expensive than in September. Talks about making ends meet come at a time when Chinese suddenly find their meals cost more, while their salaries remain [...]

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November 6, 20105 Comments

Chinese College mistress “price list” and contract exposed online

Original post in Chinese on Mop.com Recently, a post titled “it costs only twenty thousand yuan to keep a beautiful Shanghai college mistress” has become quite popular over the internet. The post gives price quotes of keeping beauties from some of the major colleges in Shanghai. Some of the girls are priced at as cheap [...]

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October 31, 20104 Comments

Impressions of North Korea: A Chinese Tourist’s Photo Diary – Part 2 (of 3)

Previous part: Impressions of North Korea – Part 1 (of 3) 13. This is our coach. Before dinner, our tour guide decided to take us to Kim Il Sung’s former residence, which was not far away from our hotel. One of our tour guide’s name is Li Jun, and we call him Li Dao [Dao [...]

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October 29, 20102 Comments

Impressions of North Korea: A Chinese Tourist’s Photo Diary – Part 1 (of 3)

Chiafu: Howdy MiniTofu fans. Today I present you the first part of a three-part North Korea trip diary with wonderfully detailed photos and accounts. The post was originally published by an unnamed Chinese national, who had the fortune of visiting North Korea as a tourist back in 2005. It has since been reposted on a number [...]

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October 25, 2010One Comment

Celebs are not omnipotent – on China’s new law that holds spokespeople accountable for products’ safety

A few recent incidents on food safety has brought celebs under fire for their endorsement. China is now drafting a law that holds celebrities liable for the safety of products they endorse. (caption: Deng Jie on Sanlu milk powder: “I trust.”) (caption: Jackie Chan on Bawang Shampoo: “Every man should own one bottle.”)

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