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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January 6, 2011Jing Gao7 Comments

Most-viewed China-related photos of 2010 in China’s cyberspace

From Southern Weekend and NetEase On August 23, 2010, a tourist from Hong Kong held hostage by a gunman in Manila, Philippines was being transferred from the hijacked tourist bus by paramedics. The 12-hour standoff ended with a crossfire between the captor and the police, claiming lives of eight Hong Kong tourists and the captor. [...]

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January 5, 2011Jing Gao19 Comments

First Chinese sex-negative website launched, bashing gays and masturbation among others

Recently, a non-governmental website haongo.com that boldly campaigns against eroticism as well as homosexuality and masturbation has been launched in Shijiazhuang, and quickly received a massive number of hits. Over half of those who volunteered to build the site are women. They say their purpose is to educate people using their own experiences on harms [...]

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January 4, 2011Jing Gao4 Comments

Chinese whistleblower wronged and detained in mental home for 14 years

On the popular Chinese online forum Tianya, a woman by the name of Guo Hanyun said that her father, Guo Yuanrong, a cadre at the Bureau of Construction in Zhuxi County of Shiyan, Hubei, has been locked up in Shiyan Mental Hospital for 14 years for blowing the whistle on two officials of higher rankings. [...]

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January 4, 2011Jing Gao2 Comments

Sex sells? Chinese businesses hire pretty women to pose for property

Nowadays, if you go to any real estate trade show in China, you will never fail to notice pretty women seductively attired, some of them Caucasians, posing in front of booths. They are called fangmo in Chinese, or models for real property. Amidst China’s housing boom, they are used as a good vehicle for marketing. Models [...]

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January 3, 2011Jing Gao2 Comments

Music Video: Application to Join the Chinese Communist Party; netizens’ comments

Lyrics by He Peixuan Composer: Fang Shi Sung by Jiang Tao I wrote an application to join the Party at the age of 18, But was too shy to submit it to the Party Branch. I read the Party Constitution through and through, And felt I was quite a distance away from meeting its requirement. [...]

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January 2, 2011Jing Gao13 Comments

RMB77 monthly rent in Beijing? Lie on TV involving Chinese President exposed by netizens

From Dapenti China Central Television’s news said that on January 1, 2011, Chinese President Hu Jintao brought his new year wishes to a neighborhood in Beijing. There he visited a low-income family who lives in a low-rent department – 77 yuan (US$12) a month – because of the Party’s policy to ensure the people’s welfare. [...]

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January 2, 2011Jing Gao3 Comments

Chinese village full of New Yorkers: a story of illegal emigration

From Nanfang Daily The decline of Caozhu Village is at the same pace with that of many rural villages in China. What’s different is, here, desolateness is caused by affluence instead of poverty. People have left waves after waves for their American dream. Their pursuit of happiness leads to a faraway city that has a 13-hour [...]

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December 31, 2010Jing Gao6 Comments

*Graphic Warning* Chinese bristle with indignation at horrific death of a village petitioner

Qian Yunhui, chief of Zhaiqiao Village, Yueqing City of Zhejiang Province in East China, was a prominent petitioner who had been jailed three times for speaking on behalf of the villagers, whose farmland was seized by local officials without any compensation. On the morning of December 25, upon receiving a mysterious phone call, Qian went [...]

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December 30, 2010Jing Gao6 Comments

Photos: Shortage of doctors and medical resources leaves millions of sick Chinese children untreated

From NetEase: Beijing has about 1.78 million “medical expert appointments”  available each year, but last year, 138 million requests for medical needs were made. People say that seeing a doctor is like fighting a battle, and making an appointment is like going through Spring Festival travel season. (Jing’s note: Because the significance of Spring Festival, or [...]

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December 25, 2010Jing Gao7 Comments

African soccer fans mistake Japanese referee as Chinese, smash Chinese-owned stores; Chinese netizens reactions

After a DP Congolese soccer club lost in the Club World Cup in Lubumbashi, a city in DP Congo where the club is based, local soccer fans angered by the referee’s decisions took to the streets and smashed and looted businesses run by Chinese, because they mistook the Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura as Chinese. If [...]

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December 24, 2010Jing Gao5 Comments

Photos: Catholicism in the countryside of Communist China

Contrary to popular belief, China is as much religious as it is atheist. While Buddhism has the biggest influence on Chinese society and culture, and about 1 to 2 percent of its population is Islamic, statistics of various sources put the number of Catholics in China anywhere from 6 million (a report approved at the [...]

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