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 Gao11 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 GaoOne Comment

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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November 18, 2010Jing Gao6 Comments

Adult video bridges the chasm between Japan and China – on porn and sex ed in China (Part 1)

Diplomatic relations between Japan and China have frosted to a freezing point since September after dispute over sovereignty of Senkaku, or Diaoyu, a group of uninhabited islets which is currently controlled by Japan but also claimed by China. If any tie between the two Asian powers is unaffected, it would be the one formed by [...]

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November 17, 2010Jing GaoNo Comments

China’s census gives rise to paternity test, distrust; netizens’ comments and our thoughts

Original article here China’s census at the beginning of the month fueled a boom in paternity test. According to the Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, since October, they have given 260 paternity tests because of on account of requirement by family register, a surge comapred with three to five tests every month on average. Tai Yunchun, [...]

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November 16, 2010Chiafu Chen 陳家福2 Comments

8 years old skilled pickpocket girl caught on tape, Chinese netizen reactions

Candid footage. Zhengzhou street thief girl. She is at most eight or night years old. I am speechless. YouTube version: chiekeychen: This little girl is so amazing. I have to worship her. 咬电线: This is seriously immoral. tian杀的: Nobody ever bothered to remind them? chiekeychen: I was once pickpocketed by a girl at her age, [...]

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November 16, 2010Jing Gao3 Comments

China’s “father of homeless children” dies at 63; supported his kids by trash-picking and selling blood

From QQ.com Zheng Chengzhen, “Father of childless children,”  died of asthma Sunday at the age of 63. The memorial service will be held tomorrow noon. The man was known for being altruistic while leading a very hard life. Zheng Chengzhen was from Jinan, Shandong Province in eastern China. Ever since 1987, Zheng Chengzhen rode a [...]

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November 16, 2010Megan2 Comments

China’s anchorman cut Obama short at G20 summit in Korea

At a press conference of the G20 summit in Seoul, South Korea, a reporter/anchorman from China Central Television International snatched the microphone to throw President Obama a question, even though the president made clear he wanted to give this opportunity to the Korean press. The footage has become viral on the internet. Rui Chenggang, a [...]

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November 15, 2010Jing GaoOne Comment

U.S. baby gender prediction test sells like hot cakes in gender-conscious China

Original story here A medicine claiming to detect the gender of the fetus is sneakily being sold on the Web. This is a clear violation of China’s family planning policy and regulations (Jing Gao notes: as it facilitates selective abortion, a popular but illegal surgery in male-dominant China where boys are favored over girls.). How [...]

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November 15, 2010Chiafu Chen 陳家福5 Comments

“Shocking”: 22 years old non-mainstream girl dresses like 7 years old; Chinese netizen reactions

Original post in Chinese from QQ.com: Selected comments from Chinese netizens: is_盼盼: Another one [whose mind is] poisoned by the Japanese. ツLǒvのcat: Looks much like an inflatable doll. 最美好的时光: メ乖,給祢糖: What kind of face is this? Looks like an alien. 三刀: Ringu Melody、: Fake. I actually know the person in the photos. She is still [...]

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November 14, 2010MeganNo Comments

China’s Paul the Octopus – 12 pandas as fortune tellers for the Asian Games, with a gimmick though

From QQ.com Soon after the first gold medal was given out, panda Brother Bosi has become the first panda to successfully predict the winner of the Asian Games gold medal. According to the schedule of games, the very first medal of the Asian Games is most likely to be generated by wushu, or Chinese martial [...]

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November 10, 2010Chiafu Chen 陳家福2 Comments

Impressions of North Korea: A Chinese Tourist’s Photo Diary – Part 3 (of 3)

Previous parts: Impressions of North Korea – Part 1 (of 3) Impressions of North Korea – Part 2 (of 3) 38. On October 2, we were arranged to go to Panmunjom, a place that we had longed to visit. The distance between Pyongyang and Panmunjom is 168 km. This road is roughly equivalent to an [...]

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November 10, 2010Jing Gao4 Comments

With price hikes, Chinese begin number crunching: What can you buy with 100 yuan?

Original posts in Chinese: 1 2 3 4 China’s National Development and Reform Committee released the result of October’s consumer price monitoring in 36 cities nationwide. 80% of commodities are more expensive than in September. Talks about making ends meet come at a time when Chinese suddenly find their meals cost more, while their salaries remain [...]

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November 9, 2010Megan5 Comments

Free speech – Americans get too used to it to appreciate it, while Chinese get too used to lack of it (Final Part of the series)

Previous parts: “Punishment fits the crime”: China’s law expert’s defense of jailing the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and our thoughts (Part 1) – Translation of the news “Punishment fits the crime”: China’s law expert’s defense of jailing the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and our thoughts (Part 2) – Our counterargument As the saying goes, “Comparison [...]

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