January 18, 2011Jing Gao6 Comments

Official micro-blog of China’s local police department follows Japanese porn star only

Many regional police departments have launched their micro-blogs, a similar service to that of Twitter, at Sina, for promoting their image and public relations. Most netizens are not in the least surprised by the growing trend. However, Xigang Branch Office of Dalian Police Department in China’s northeast was a jaw-dropping one. It’s micro-blog, only half-a-month-old, [...]

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January 17, 2011Jing GaoNo 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, 2011Jing GaoOne 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 15, 2011Jing Gao3 Comments

Faced with forced fish pond seizure, Chinese farmer hangs himself; netizens’ comments

From Kdnet and Tianya Xun Jide, a farmer at Xindang Village, Funing County in Jiangsu Province, hanged himself onto an excavator on the early morning of January 12, 2011. He died at the age of 63. Xun had been a fish farmer for 13 years and had raised hundreds of tons of fish in a [...]

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January 15, 2011Jing Gao2 Comments

American man touches Chinese netizens’ hearts by 20 years’ research on Chinese characters

An American man who enjoys the study of Chinese characters has become all the rage and “touched China.” A net user with sign-on “grass-roots rabble” (“草根屁民”) wrote on his/her microblog, “A foreigner that has deeply touched China in 2011: he has spent 22 years sorting out oracles characters, Bronze characters, Seal characters and so forth [...]

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January 14, 2011Jing GaoNo Comments

2-year-old Chinese boy killed by a police car

A Chinese policeman on patrol ran over a 2-year-old boy with his vehicle and killed him yesterday in Shenzhen, a city in southern China. It’s the third death from a police car in the city since 2010. When the reporter with Guangzhou Daily hurried to the scene, a patrol car with the license plate “粤B0782警” [...]

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January 14, 2011Jing Gao3 Comments


From Sohu and Tiexue Selected comments from Tiexue: 942995: It is her own breast milk. She can feed it to whoever she likes. dkr023: She isn’t afraid of rabies. Besides, who can popularize the scientific notion of when girls have breast milk? 这用户名已经被注册: Women will lactate 24 hours after giving birth. Some women who miscarried [...]

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January 13, 2011Chiafu Chen 陳家福7 Comments

Chinese students are paid to “spontaneously” welcome President’s visit to the U.S.

From Radio Free Asia and Boxun Chinese President Hu Jintao is about to visit the United States later this month. Meanwhile, Chinese consulates and student associations in U.S. universities are gathering steam to mobilize students’ interest. Multiple Chinese student associations based in and near Washington D.C. and Chicago have issued notices saying that those who [...]

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January 13, 2011Jing Gao3 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 12, 2011Jing Gao6 Comments

Chinese rural schoolchildren brave cold snap’s icy weather; netizens’ comments

From NetEase and QQ Hit by icy rain and freezing temperatures, regions in China’s southwest, such as Hunan, Guangxi and Guizhou Provinces, have declared a state of emergency. Schools in the worst-hit areas have suspended classes, closed, postponed final exams, or begun the winter vacation earlier than usual. However, because roads leading to schools in [...]

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January 12, 2011Jing Gao2 Comments

Daily China News (01/12/2011) – life imprisonment, emission quota, and more.

According to China Seismological Network, at 9:19 a.m. (GMT+8) on January 12, 2011, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck South Yellow Sea. Residents in Shanghai could feel the quake. J-20, China’s stealth jet took off just before 1 p.m. local time and flew for about 18 minutes, according to Chinese bloggers. The test flight coincides with U.S. [...]

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January 11, 2011Jing Gao6 Comments

Will you divorce your husband for RMB30 million? 70% Chinese women surveyed say yes.

From Mop A 40-year-old in Guangzhou has had an extramarital affair with a rich woman. Pregnant, the rich woman offered 30 million yuan (US$4.5 million) to the wife, asking her to divorce her husband. The news of the wife’s resolute refusal spread quickly all over the neighborhood. Most people think it was dumb of the [...]

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January 11, 2011Jing Gao3 Comments

Chinese scientific study links Shanghai stock market volatility to deaths from heart disease

Source: Xinmin Fluctuations in the stock market affects the death rate of heart disease? This is not a joke. Instead, it is finding of a scientific research conducted by Shanghai’s Fudan University and Shanghai’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Written by Ma Wenjuan, a Fudan University graduate student, the article “Stock volatility as a [...]

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January 11, 2011Jing GaoOne Comment

Daily China News- January 11, 2011

On the early morning of January 8, 82-year-old veteran Liu Taixiang in Yancheng, Jiangsu, who once fought in the anti-Japanese war, was kicked out by a demolition team. His two houses were reduced to rubble overnight. After spending one night in the excavator he “captured,” Liu Taixiang decides to auction out the “booty” online to [...]

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January 10, 2011Jing Gao5 Comments

Why can’t China adopt a school bus system similar to the U.S.?

On December 30, 2010, a “school bus”  taking 20 elementary school children fell into a creek in Hengnan County, Hunan Province. 14 drowned, 6 were injured and hospitalized. The so-called school bus was actually an automatic rickshaw. The three-wheeler has only ten seats, but fit 20 inside. Several children had to squat on their haunches [...]

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January 9, 2011Jing Gao5 Comments

“Capsule inn” to open in Shanghai; Chinese netizens’ comments

From QQ A staff member tries the bed at a “capsule inn” in Shanghai, east China, Jan. 6, 2010. A “capsule inn” covering an area of more than 300 square meters with 68 “capsules” where guests could rest overnight will open near Shanghai Railway Station soon. Each capsule, in fact cuboid, charges 88 yuan, or [...]

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January 9, 2011Jing Gao2 Comments

China’s “dish-washing emperor”

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

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January 8, 2011Jing Gao2 Comments

New business idea takes off in China: being traffic-jammed in lieu of you

From Xinhua ChinaNews When traffic congestion becomes an increasingly common and serious problem in Chinese cities, a new occupation rises to the occasion. In Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province in east China, many companies have started to offer “substitute drivers during traffic jams,” and charge at most 400 yuan (US$60). In Guangzhou, white-collar [...]

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January 8, 2011Jing Gao2 Comments

Shanghai driver silently protests forced demolition in multiple languages in taxicab

From Twitter Handwritten Chinese text from top to bottom: “Zhabei (Jing’s note: a district of Shanghai) People’s Government’s forced demolition cornered a 40-year-old women to death. EVIL.” “Yesterday morning a woman hanged herself. The second-phase construction at Qiaodong on Qiujian Road.” Handwritten Chinese text from left to right: “Fight, struggle and stand up for rights.” [...]

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January 7, 2011Jing GaoNo Comments

Chinese netizens speak highly of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s governance

From NetEase Note: All photo descriptions and captions are translated from NetEase, the editor and the news portal’s viewpoints do not represent that of Ministry of Tofu. Ministry of Tofu did not do fact-check on the text either, as inaccuracies, slant or mistakes, if any, would at the same time reflect Chinese media’s reporting and [...]

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