December 9, 2010Jing Gao5 Comments

14 women caught smuggling 88 iPads upon entry from Hong Kong to Shenzhen

From Guangzhou Daily Shenzhen Customs officers recently caught a gang of 14 smugglers red-handed and seized 340 brand-new cellphones, 88 iPads, which amount to 950,000 yuan (US$150,000). At 12:00 on December 2 during shift change, several men wandered around at the immigration hall, acting suspiciously. Customs officers became alert after notice them, and judged by their [...]

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December 7, 2010Jing GaoOne Comment

Chinese official kills 5 teens in a row while drunk driving; video compilation of Chinese traffic accidents

On Sunday night at 11:30 p.m., a county chief of state-owned postal service drove on the wrong side of the street and crashed into a group of seven teenagers, killing five while still under the influence. The driver reportedly refused to lend his cellphone to witness for calling the police, and attempted fleeing the accident [...]

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December 6, 2010Jing Gao3 Comments

Chinese on the Train: photojournalism that documents all walks of life

Wang Fuchun was born in 1943. He is a freelance photographer within the railway system. After graduating from the School for Engine Drivers early on, he worked as a train technician and therefore has a special attachment to the railroads. After photography became his career, he still makes sure railroads and trains are in his [...]

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December 6, 2010Jing GaoOne Comment

On eating mushroom or not, Chinese trust 11-year-old, discredit authorities

From Netease Soon after words got out that a primary school student found through lab research that “mushrooms on the market are whitened,” food safety has been once again brought to the spotlight. Beijing’s Food Safety Office issued a spot check result that says “97.73% of mushrooms have passed muster.” China Edible Fungi Association was also [...]

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December 6, 2010Jing Gao2 Comments

China’s largest animal migration: 1,500 stray dogs relocated to new shelter

From Xinhua On the bus, a volunteer uses wooden planks to block bus entrance and exit to prevent dogs from running away. Dogs ride the bus to their new home. Saturday, as the last carful of stray dogs were shipped into the new shelter, relocation of Ping’an-Afu Base for Stray Dogs came to an end. The [...]

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December 5, 2010Jing Gao5 Comments

Chinese uptown girl posts pictures to flaunt wealth; netizens’ comment

From Mop.com 小和尚女施主: I really don’t get it. What are these second-generation rich people driving at? No one envies you because you are rich. Every one has their fate. Even if you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you don’t have to be so arrogant. It’s your own business if you drive [...]

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December 4, 2010Jing Gao4 Comments

Funny dance by Chinese chengguan (city management personnel) makes a mark; netizens comment

Unblocked version here Jing’s note: Chengguan, or China’s city management and law enforcement personnel, are notorious in China for often brutally and inhumanely treating street vendors and tramps, sometimes by beating them and other times by destroying their businesses, and driving them away. Chinese people in chorus detests the powerful and sympathize with the bullied and [...]

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December 4, 2010Jing GaoNo Comments

China’s toll stations of all kinds: from the makeshift to the state-of-the-art

From Netease The toll bar The sign reads “toll” The notice says “The road is bumpy and inconvenient for transportation. It requires maintenance and renovation urgently. From November 2, all vehicles passing are charged a ‘maintenance and renovation fee’, which is 10 yuan (US$1.5) for passenger vehicle, 20 – 40 yuan for freight vehicle, 5 yuan [...]

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December 3, 2010Jing GaoNo Comments

Chinese man jailed for 22 years until 2020 for “Hooliganism”, a charge that no longer exists; netizens’ comment

Niu Yuqiang (left) with his wife and son at home in Beijing From Netease 27 years ago, he, an 18 year old, was given stayed death sentence because he robbed someone of a hat and fought with his friends. 20 years ago, he, suffering from severe illness, was released on medical parole. He got married and [...]

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December 3, 2010Jing GaoNo Comments

Snow White commits incest? Grimm’s Fairy Tales turned hardcore and sold in China

From sina.com Snow White is hunted down by the queen, her stepmother because of incest with her father; Snow White flees into the forest and rolls in the hay with the Seven Dwarfs every night; Prince fell in love with the dead princess, for he is necrophiliac … These stories are said to be the real version of [...]

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December 2, 2010Jing Gao2 Comments

China’s sexiest Chinese language teacher: “Beautiful and pure, demure and elegant”; netizens’ comment

From Mop.com Selected comments by users at Mop.com 专翻紫禁城的强: Why the more I look at her, the more she looks a she-male? 80后高级牛郎: “Take off your pants! I am the headmaster!” 那年炎天: Too thin, a failure. No boobs, a failure. Feigning innocence, failure of the failure! 漠漠如冰: Be a teacher and exemplar for others. Influence others [...]

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December 2, 2010Jing Gao9 Comments

A ghastly sight: behind China’s glamorous garment industry

In the picture: waste water discharged from one denim clothing factory in Xintang. Without any prior treatment, waste water flows directly into the creek, meanders through the villages, and empties into Dong River. Xintang and Gurao are two world-famous “specialty towns” clustered with denim jeans and lingerie manufacturing. One exports over 60% of China’s denim [...]

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December 1, 2010Jing Gao3 Comments

Amazing! Unable to afford rent, Beijing vagabond builds and lives in an “egg” home

Beijing vagabond, a literal translation for the Chinese word beipiao, refers to the group of people who do not have a Beijing hukou (permanent residence), who migrated to Beijing from other places of China seeking opportunities and better life. Beipiao is also a life style of being a drifter in Beijing. Dai Haifei, 24, has [...]

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November 30, 2010Jing Gao2 Comments

Parody Video featuring the “Warrior Song”, dedicated to Chinese chengguan (City Management Law Enforcement); netizens’ reaction

Chengguan, or China’s city management and law enforcement personnel, are notorious in China for often brutally and inhumanely treating street vendors and tramps, sometimes by beating them and other times by destroying their businesses, and driving them away. Chinese people in chorus detests the powerful and sympathize with the bullied and the weak. THE WARRIOR [...]

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November 27, 2010Jing Gao12 Comments

Material greed of Chinese women turns Chinese men off; Western women become popular

Li Lei published on the Web an article titled “Chinese men love Western women,” asking Western women living in Beijing if they are willing to foster a long-term and serious relationship with a Chinese man. By long-term and serious relationship, he means marriage. In China, there are way fewer Chinese men marrying Western women than Chinese [...]

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November 25, 2010Jing Gao2 Comments

Adult video bridges the chasm between Japan and China – on porn and sex ed in China (Final Part)

Part One of the Series A mentor Chinese netizens half-jokingly called Sora Aoi “An enlightening teacher to the youth.” In a sense, many Japanese porn stars do play an important role in sex education where China lags far behind. China has a sexually suppressive culture. Even today, many people consider talking about sex risque. Older [...]

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November 23, 2010Jing Gao2 Comments

China’s ban on Web streaming of U.S. TV shows prompts call for imports; netizens comment

Original story here Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, The Big Bang Theory, Gossip Girl, Lie to Me…These American TV shows that are extremely popular in China can no longer be found on video-sharing sites such as tudou.com and xunlei.com. “I am afraid it would be harder and harder for me to watch American TV series,” said [...]

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November 22, 2010Jing Gao3 Comments

100-year-old ragpicking granny on the tramp for decades, homeless and childless; netizens’ comments

From QQ.com At noon on November 17, 2010, an old woman walking on South Wenchang Road in Guiyang with heavy waste paper cartons on her back. It captured the eyes of passers-by including me. “Granny, you are not young, and you carry things so heavy?” The old woman didn’t reply right way. Instread, she took [...]

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November 21, 2010Jing GaoNo Comments

At the Asian Games, Chinese reflect on and debate what gold count means

On the first day of the Asian Games, the host country China claimed 19 of 28 golds. In the following days, China won so many golds that Chinese netizens joked the awarding ceremony is Chinese national anthem set on repeat playback mode. A Chinese journalist wrote an article asking the nation to refrain from celebration [...]

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November 19, 2010Jing GaoNo Comments

Pole dancing, Superman, King Kong…China’s subways offer bizarreness and masquerades

A woman pole dancing on a subway train in Nanjing, Jiangsu was later taken away by the security. “I want to show my clean pole dance to 10 million people,” she said. A passenger said he believed the woman simply wanted to hype herself up. A robot on board Shanghai’s subway line 2 The Gorilla [...]

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