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 Gao2 Comments

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 Gao5 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 Gao3 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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January 29, 2011Jing Gao7 Comments

Chinese performance artist silently protests forced eviction by becoming “Invisible Man”

From Global Times Chinese Liu Bolin (刘勃麟) was born in 1973 in Shandong province. He graduated from Shandong Art Institute in 1995. He is well-known for making photographs of himself camouflaged in any environment. Each of his photos requires long hours of preparation, the longest being ten plus hours. He transforms himself into a painting [...]

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January 29, 2011Jing GaoNo Comments

Inspired partly by Kerouac’s On the Road, Chinese student hitchhikes 2,300 miles home

From China Newsweek 13 days, 3,700 kilometers (about 2,300 miles), 25 free rides. A senior college student at Nanjing Normal University finished Spring Festival Rush of excitement and warmth without spending a penny on transportation. Hu Beilei only brought a sleeping bag, some clothes, a camera, cookies, a map, a few postcards and some cash [...]

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January 28, 2011MeganNo Comments

Chinese propaganda official calls PM Wen Jiabao “troublemaker”, grapevine says

From Boxun A deputy director of China’s Central Propaganda Department bluntly accused Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao of being a troublemaker. According to officials of the Department then at the scene, he lost control when he was reprimanding his subordinate who came from Guangdong to Beijing to brief the boss about the work. The deputy head [...]

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January 28, 2011Jing Gao3 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, 2011Jing Gao5 Comments

Photos: Chinese traded blood for food

Jing: Although in today’s Chinese cities, blood shortage and unsafe blood transfusion are no longer vexing issues, in the last century, China relied on paid blood donors to maintain an adequate supply. People in China’s rural regions where household income was not enough to keep body and soul together had a strong incentive to extend [...]

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January 27, 2011Jing Gao66 Comments

China Central Television news suspected to have stolen fighter jet scenes from Top Gun

From MITBBS and Yahoo Xinwen lianbo (新闻联播), or News Broadcast, on China Central Television (CCTV), comes under fire again for its report of an air force training exercise on January 23. In the newscast, the way a target was hit by the air-to-air missile fired by a J-10 fighter aircraft and exploded looks almost identical to [...]

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January 27, 2011Jing Gao2 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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