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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February 14, 2011Jing GaoOne Comment

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, 2011Jing GaoNo 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, 2011Jing GaoOne Comment

Photos: what goes on in Chinese love hotel

Found on i-oo Clarification: We didn’t really know this one was featured in other sites, for example, Danwei.org. We just stumbled upon the photos and thought it is cool to share them. At any rate, we will try to make posts as up-to-date as possible from now on. China has a few newly-built fanciful or [...]

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February 14, 2011Jing GaoNo 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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February 13, 2011Jing Gao2 Comments

Largest slum in south China’s Sanya demolished, leaving dwellers homeless

Photos from IFENG Report from Xinhua In Sanya, a beautiful coastal city in south China, a large area of makeshift shacks sprawling over Mangguo village and Xigua village (literally: Mango village and Watermelon village) used to be peasants’ abode. However, since January 19, the city government has started forced demolition and eviction that targets the [...]

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February 12, 2011Jing Gao6 Comments

Sexy chicks on the train: Spring Festival Rush themed photos in FHM offend many Chinese

Photos from the photographer Liu Jianan’s blog The following photos were shot for the Chinese version of FHM, or For Him Magazine. On the February issue, many of the photos were taken down by self-censors for fear of coming for controversy during Chinese New Year. Now the entire series has been released and circulated online. [...]

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February 11, 2011Jing Gao4 Comments

New custom of Chinese New Year: marriage-forcing

Jing: During Chinese New Year, the most often heard question for Chinese young people: “Are you dating someone now?” The most often heard New Year’s wish: “Wish you could bring a date home next Chinese New Year.” The most often heard news from relatives: “Look, *** has a date now.” Families’ marriage-forcing (bi hun, 逼婚) [...]

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