February 27, 2011Jing Gao4 Comments

Try to understand China? Nothing is more direct than this!

Population tells you its enormousness. Soccer tells you its weakness. Car tells you its vigorousness. Real estate tells you its craziness. The following images lead you to an intuitive understanding of China! From Chinfographics 1. How big are the Chinese cities:   2. How incredible is the Chinese population: 3. How large is the Chinese [...]

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February 27, 2011Jing GaoNo Comments

Automaker Volvo’s CEO helps Chinese boss disrobe; netizens impressed

China’s Geely, a small but ambitious automaker based in Zhejiang province in east China, acquired SwedishVolve from Ford Motor last August at  US$1.8 billion, making the deal the largest acquisition in the history of China’s auto industry. It also means a Chinese company owns a global luxury car brand for the first time. At Volvo Cars [...]

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February 27, 2011Jing Gao8 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 25, 2011Jing Gao13 Comments

First Chinese forum for mistresses shares experiences, advocates rights, social recognition

From Apple Daily xeixe.com is the official website of China Association for Care of Xiaosan (小三, “little three”, refers to a woman, who as a third person causes stirs to and wreaks havoc on conjugal happiness.) The president of the association even published An Open Letter to Peoples Around the World, in which it says [...]

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February 23, 2011Jing Gao6 Comments

Chinese TV praised Libyan leader Gaddafi as thinker, revolutionist

Anthony Yuen: This man, unlike what Western media demonized him to be, is a thinker. Anthony Yuen: I read the Green Book written by you. It is very admirable. Qaddafi: The people can fight for themselves. That way, they can keep the peace. Qaddafi: Now we Africans can rule the United States. We will support [...]

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February 22, 2011Jing GaoOne Comment

Funny: What does sunny day mean to Chinese college students? Time to give bedding a sunbath

Jing: Chinese always have the tradition to air bedding in the sun (shaibeizi, 晒被子), as sunshine, with its ultraviolet rays, can kill the tiny bedbugs, mites and bacteria hidden in duvets, quilts, pillows and plush toys. They also like the warmth and fluffiness that the sun brings to their bedding. However, have you ever seen [...]

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February 22, 2011Jing Gao3 Comments

Beijing forces elementary students to salute Communist Party flag every month

From NetEase Beijing’s Communist Youth League has just announced that starting from next month until October, each of Beijing’s elementary school will have to organize its students to salute the flags of Communist Party, Communist Youth League and Young Pioneers on the first Monday morning of each month. This year marks the 90th anniversary of [...]

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February 22, 2011Jing GaoNo 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, 2011Jing Gao3 Comments

Groupon knocks on China’s door with dirty tricks, Chinese group-buying site says

From China Business News As Groupon strides eastward to break new ground in China, its rivals in the country bristle at its domineering vibes and aggressive strategies, including some they accuse of being unfair and shady. On one morning in January, 2011, Manzuo.com (满座网, literally, full house, capacity audience), a popular Chinese group-buying site, received [...]

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February 21, 2011Jing GaoOne 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, 2011Jing GaoOne Comment

63-person Chinese 4th grade class elects 32 leaders; power worship permeates elementary schools

Jing’s note: In a typical Chinese elementary school class that consists of 50 to 65 students, about 10-15 students (there is no definitive number) are assigned positions and given titles. Team leader is usually responsible for collecting and handing in homework assignments for the team. Different commissioners, as their names suggest, oversees different parts of [...]

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February 21, 2011Chiafu Chen 陳家福2 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, 2011Jing Gao2 Comments

Chinese netizens poke fun at propaganda about North Korea

An article written by a Chinese reporter Zhou Zhiran (周之然) appeared on the official website of People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s mouthpiece. The loud accolade bestowed upon North Korean people’s “rich and colorful life” and its cheesy writing style soon turn the article and the writer into objects of derision and sarcasm. Excerpts of the [...]

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February 18, 2011Jing Gao2 Comments

Protection or discrimination? Beijing’s new property prices curbing policy divide residents

Beijing’s prohibitively high real estate prices have plagued the city’s dwellers for years. Wealthy speculators who buy several pieces of real estate for investment purpose are a major reason why the prices can’t cease soaring, which takes heavy toll on less well-off purchasers. Earlier this week, Beijing announced a new set of rules to thwart [...]

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February 18, 2011Jing GaoOne 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 17, 2011Jing Gao2 Comments

Chinese schoolgirls put on pristine look for acting school audition

From Shanghai Youth Daily, IFENG Yesterday is the first day of the preliminary examinations for acting department at Beijing Film Academy. 4,371 high school graduating seniors applied for its undergraduate program in acting,  which plans to enroll only 30 students. Beijing Film Academy (BFA) is one of the nation’s top three acting schools. Many of [...]

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February 15, 2011Jing Gao4 Comments

Vengeful Chinese wife spreads sex photos of hubby and mistress

From Haixia; Sina; NetEase A Chinese woman, who has just divorced her husband over extramarital affairs, attached dozens of uncensored sex pictures to an email intended for several high-tech businesses in Zhongguancun, or Beijing’s “Silicon Valley.” The pictures, which were later pixelized, have become viral over the internet, and the incident is dubbed “Little Three [...]

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February 15, 2011Jing Gao2 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 15, 2011Jing GaoNo Comments

Photo: sharp contrast between Obama and a Chinese official

From Sina Weibo

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February 14, 2011Jing Gao3 Comments

Hong Kong chief keeps travel costs low, inspires Chinese netizens to mull over “one country two systems.”

From IFENG (Phoenix Weekly Online) Last week, the government of Hong Kong made public expenses of visits made by Donald Tsang in the past four years, the chief executive of Hong Kong. From November 2007 to November 2010, Donald Tsang paid altogether 40 visits, costing HK$987,086 (about US$127,000), including HK$540,000 on air fair. Chinese netizens [...]

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