February 27, 20117 Comments

World’s lousiest bank robbery took place in China

At 9:03 a.m. on February 7, a man walked into a branch of Postal Savings Bank of China in Baodi, Tianjin, and put on a black mask before he commenced his bank heist with the help of a …gun? No, a hatchet! Some Chinese netizens who watched the entire video footage recorded by the bank’s [...]

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February 27, 20118 Comments

Video: Angered passengers beat bossy Air China platinum flyers

Voiceover: On the night of February 24, 2011, when Air China’s flight CA1894 from Shenzhen to Shanghai was ready for boarding, two Air China Platinum Card holders was loudly disgruntled with not being assigned business class seats and disputed with the crew for an upgrade. The crew didn’t consent to their request. The two claimed [...]

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February 22, 2011No Comments

Funny video: Chinese college dormitory orchestra

Youtube version Unblocked Youku version: The song featured in the video is titled Yellow River Cantata (黄河大合唱). Composed in early 1939 in Yan’an near Yellow River, dubbed China’s Mother River, the song is a patriotic song meant to rally soldiers and Chinese people at large to stand up against Japanese invasion, just like the way [...]

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February 21, 2011One Comment

Video: Dancing Matt (Michael Harding) comes to China; netizens’ comments

Matthew “Matt” Harding (born September 27, 1976), is an American video game designer and Internet celebrity known as Dancing Matt for his viral videos that show him dancing in front of landmarks and street scenes in various international locations. Harding has since received widespread coverage of his travel exploits in major print and broadcast media [...]

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February 21, 20112 Comments

It’s just like them TV dramaz: Two girls fight over the same guy (with English subtitles)

Well, fake or real, this is simply too darn funny not to merit a post AND a promotion to our prestigious “Featured Article” status. Let the lulz commence.

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February 18, 2011One Comment

Chinese police mimic Michael Jackson’s and Korean Wonder Girls’ dance moves

The official Beijing police embedded this video in their microblog message via their Sina account ‘Peaceful Beijing’ (平安北京) as greetings for Chinese Lantern Festival, or the last day of Chinese New Year. Most of the 300 plus commenters applauded their moves, saying the dance is happy and cute, whereas a fraction said it is amateurish.

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February 15, 20112 Comments

Chinese Bank recruits only Harvard and MIT students as interns

China Development Bank has begun talent hunt for its summer internship program. But according to its official website, the program only targets current students at Massachusetts  Institute of Technology and Harvard University in the United States. The internship post also says academic majors of prospective interns include finance, financial engineering, management, accounting, economics, statistics, linguistics, law, energy, [...]

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February 14, 20112 Comments

Police car passes by hit-and-run scene, ignores injured victim

From Mop On the morning of February 10, 2011, a motorcycle collided with a bicycle, knocked the bike rider down to the ground and unconscious, and then fled the accident scene. Someone who witnessed the accident jotted down the license number of the motorcycle on a scrap of paper and slipped it into the hand [...]

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February 14, 2011No Comments

Chinese public servant beats janitor brutally for not giving gate pass right away

From Mop At 10:00 p.m. on January 30, 2011, a car with the license plate “桂BBZ3××” stopped at the gate of a neighborhood in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province. The janitor recognized one passenger on the car as a resident of the neighborhood, took it for granted that they don’t need a gate pass, and didn’t bother [...]

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February 14, 2011No Comments

Video: Chinese in Foreigners’ Eyes

The video is made by a Chinese expat in London. It includes many interesting but not necessarily flattering or positive comments on China from people around the globe.

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January 28, 2011No Comments

Viral funny song banned in Chinese basketball league games

From Beijing News The Chinese Basketball Association has officially announced that a folk song should no longer be played by host team DJs during any CBA games, as it is too disturbing and often brought about nuisance effects on guest team players. The folk song, Tan Te (literally means Uneasy), has been spread crazily all [...]

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January 27, 20112 Comments

Chinese Little Match Girl’s New Year wishes

Source: Sina&Youku Her name is Wang Xiaoxing, which in Chinese means Little Star. She is a second grader at a primary school in the city of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. Her parents are truck farmers from Pizhou, Jiangsu. They now live in Jiangning, a district administered by Nanjing but rather far away from the city, and [...]

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January 25, 20112 Comments

While tens of millions Chinese travel home for the New Year, vagabonds keep drifting

As Spring Festival Rush begins, and tens of millions of Chinese travel home to reunite with their families for the most important traditional Chinese holiday, some homeless people have decided to keep drifting. For them, there is no place called home.

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January 24, 20112 Comments

January 23, 20118 Comments

China’s self-promotional ad at Times Square thumbed down by Chinese netizens

China’s self-promotional ad has finally been unveiled and made an even bigger impression than anticipated: launched on January 17, two days before Chinese President Hu Jintao’s three day visit in the United States, the 60-second ad will be displayed on six giant screens in New York City’s Times Square 300 times a day for a [...]

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January 18, 20115 Comments

Pretty Chinese girl sings for a living on the street, auctions off her first love at RMB100,000

From Hexun Qilu People’s Daily Online Xinhua A post about a girl singing in Beijing’s underpass for a living has become extremely hot in China’s cyberspace. It dubs the girl “Panhandling Loli.” (Jing’s note: Loli, a reference to Vladimir Nabokov’s book Lolita, is now widely used in Chinese Internet culture as a synonym for pretty [...]

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January 17, 2011No Comments

Funny androgynous Chinese singing group on reality TV

The temporary boy band is called “Gold Medal Boyz.” It consisted of five men, all of whom were contestants of the same talent show called “Jue Dui Chang Xiang,” or Absolutely Sing Aloud, a popular show produced by Jiangsu TV.

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January 16, 2011One Comment

McDonald’s repackages itself and branches out in China to lure Chinese young middle-class

Yang Yang walked slowly down an aisle about six meters long. The wall on the side is embossed with several ice cream cones with doodles of English words on the wooden “cones.”  Rows of stylish armchairs and leather ice cream chairs sit at the end of the aisle. Cozy yellow light is shed onto the [...]

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January 13, 20113 Comments

China’s banal news narrative mocked by netizens

From Radio Free Asia and Tianya Recently a post titled “Quintessence of contents of China Central Television’s News Broadcast in the past 30 years” is being circulated in Chinese blogosphere. Using 20 fill-in-the-blank sentences, it sums up the News Broadcast’s  rhetoric full of boilerplate and formality that has remained unchanged for decades. Xinwen Lianbo on [...]

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January 9, 20112 Comments

China’s “dish-washing emperor”

This guy from a restaurant in Shanghai washed 21 dishes within 20 seconds!

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