February 14, 2011Jing Gao2 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, 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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February 10, 2011Jing Gao11 Comments

“American doctors suck,” overseas Chinese debate over health care

From MITBBS, a famous online community for true-born mainland Chinese who study and work abroad, mostly in the United States. Disclaimer: translation does not imply endorsement or disproval. There are very few good doctors in the U.S. I was ill several times in both China and the U.S. Many American doctors are pigheaded. pudonghao on [...]

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February 9, 2011Jing GaoOne Comment

Mainland Chinese tourists fight over queue-jumping in Taiwan; netizens engage in cross-strait rants

During Chinese New Year, large spates of tourists from mainland China went to Alishan, one of the most well-known scenic spots in Taiwan. Allegedly members of one tourist group from the mainland attempted to jump the queue to ride the sightseeing train, which angered another mainland Chinese group. The scrimmage soon turned into a melee, [...]

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February 8, 2011Jing GaoOne Comment

Mouth-watering imperial food served in Nanjing. Wait, are they edible?

From Sina On February 7, 2011, 108 dishes were prepared in Nanjing as a lite version of the feast. But one can barely discern that these dishes consist entirely of stones and no other ingredient unless he strains his eyes. 48-year-old Zhang Junxiang is a rockhound. He said in 1997, he stumbled upon a stone [...]

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February 8, 2011Jing GaoOne Comment

Chinese village builds “great wall”, gate to enclose itself and fend off outsiders, including thieves

From NetEase Aodi village in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province is embraced by the mountains on three sides and has only one bottleneck serving as the main entrance/exit. In recent years, the crime rate has climbed after the village has gradually bootstrapped itself out of the difficulties. In order to keep thieves at bay, residents chipped in [...]

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February 8, 2011Jing Gao4 Comments

Chinese professor creates microblog to end child-abduction and forced child beggars

If you watched the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, you are unlikely to forget that in the film, many homeless Indian children were tricked and trained into becoming beggars. Such brutalities and cruelties are going on in China as well. Every day, underground gangs kidnap children and torture and mutilate them into their milch cows. As [...]

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February 7, 2011Jing Gao6 Comments

Should China lift the ban on dual citizenship in the wake of the emigration wave?

China has seen a mass exodus to foreign countries led by new rich people and intellectual elite. Speculation of the viability of changing the current strict policy of single nationality to recognize dual citizenship, has arose, which is thought to be conducive to attracting overseas talents, capital and technology and offsetting losses caused by the [...]

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February 5, 2011Jing Gao7 Comments

13-year-old theft addict handcuffed and leashed by parents

From NetEase On January 27 in Shanghai, Little Peng was chained to a chair by her parents in their mom-and-pop noodles making store. Little Peng is often chained 24 hours a day and is only let loose when she goes to the restroom in company with her mother. Talking about their daughter, the father and mother felt [...]

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February 2, 2011Jing Gao3 Comments

Secrets about studio audience at CCTV New Year Gala

CCTV New Year’s Gala is broadcast live on the eve of each Chinese New Year on its multiple channels to the entire nation’s TV viewers. Though TV ratings and popularity is declining each year, it is still one of the most watched TV program among Chinese speaking world, including Chinese diaspora around the world. Its [...]

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February 2, 2011Jing Gao3 Comments

Spotted: the most loyal “Utility Man” at CCTV New Year’s Gala; netizens’ comments

CCTV New Year’s Gala is broadcast live on the eve of each Chinese New Year on its multiple channels to the entire nation’s TV viewers. Though TV ratings and popularity are declining each year, it is still one of the most watched TV program among Chinese speaking world, including Chinese diaspora around the world. In [...]

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February 1, 2011Jing Gao2 Comments

Condom highly sought after as gift for Chinese New Year

From New Express Daily Right before Chinese New Year, a.k.a Spring Festival (tomorrow), shopping centers and supermarkets have geared up for people’s shopping spree. Condoms have been lined up alongside with other merchandise, such as health products and electric appliances, as red-hot New Year gifts and have found their way into people’s shopping carts. Some [...]

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February 1, 2011Jing Gao7 Comments

Chinese New Year, time for family reunion, except for homeless and abandoned children

From Southern Weekend At a shelter in the city of Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, 17 children are going to celebrate the beginning of the Year of Rabbit at its Protection Center for Homeless Children. Among the 17 kids, the youngest is 4 years old, and the oldest is aged 14. The newest comer arrived just a [...]

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January 31, 2011Jing GaoNo Comments

In China, employees amuse themselves with antics and cross-dressing at annual corporate dinners

As Chinese New Year draws near, the nation’s companies and employers are busying wrapping up the Year of Tiger with laughter and festivity. Annual dinners and parties are hosted right before the long holiday, and employees and even bosses laid their heads together to contribute to the long-awaited party of their own. Many netizens who [...]

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January 30, 2011Jing Gao4 Comments

Despite the taboo ‘Egypt,’ Chinese netizens echo its protests, cry out for Facebook in microblogs

Despite the fact that China has blocked the word “Egypt” from the country’s wildly popular Twitter-like service, Sina Microblog, not all Chinese shut their mouths. A picture of Egypt protest attached to one microblog post has been widely circulated in Sina’s micro-blogosphere. As Chinese censorship apparatus has rendered any attempt to key in the Chinese [...]

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