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 GaoNo Comments

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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November 7, 2010Chiafu Chen 陳家福No Comments

Guangzhou’s Sex Cultural Festival 2010

This post is a complication from the following Chinese sources: Original post on 163.com original post from mop.com Click on an image below to zoom in and get a translated description.

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November 6, 2010Chiafu Chen 陳家福5 Comments

Chinese College mistress “price list” and contract exposed online

Original post in Chinese on Mop.com Recently, a post titled “it costs only twenty thousand yuan to keep a beautiful Shanghai college mistress” has become quite popular over the internet. The post gives price quotes of keeping beauties from some of the major colleges in Shanghai. Some of the girls are priced at as cheap [...]

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November 6, 2010MeganOne Comment

“Punishment fits the crime”: China’s law expert on jailing the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and our thoughts (Part 2)

Previous part: “Punishment fits the crime”: China’s law expert’s defense of jailing the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and our thoughts (Part 1) Cathy G.: If you have read my previous post which is a translation of Professor Gao Mingxuan‘s defense of jailing Liu Xiaobo, you will expect my refutation today, which will be merely based on [...]

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November 3, 2010MeganNo Comments

“Punishment fits the crime”: China’s law expert’s defense of jailing the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and our thoughts (Part 1)

Liu Xiaobo, found guilty of inciting subversion of state power, was sentenced to eleven years’ improsonment and two years’ deprivation of political rights on 25 December 2009. Ten months later, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year to Liu. After initially keeping mum about the news, the Chinese state-controlled media decide [...]

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October 31, 2010Chiafu Chen 陳家福4 Comments

Impressions of North Korea: A Chinese Tourist’s Photo Diary – Part 2 (of 3)

Previous part: Impressions of North Korea – Part 1 (of 3) 13. This is our coach. Before dinner, our tour guide decided to take us to Kim Il Sung’s former residence, which was not far away from our hotel. One of our tour guide’s name is Li Jun, and we call him Li Dao [Dao [...]

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October 30, 2010Jing GaoOne Comment

Funny Chinese counterfeits need not be taken seriously

Admittedly, China is glutted with knockoffs. Buyers seek after them for a good reason: it looks like a real deal. But what if some knockoffs are designed to be so crudely fake that nobody fails to tell?

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October 29, 2010Chiafu Chen 陳家福2 Comments

Impressions of North Korea: A Chinese Tourist’s Photo Diary – Part 1 (of 3)

Chiafu: Howdy MiniTofu fans. Today I present you the first part of a three-part North Korea trip diary with wonderfully detailed photos and accounts. The post was originally published by an unnamed Chinese national, who had the fortune of visiting North Korea as a tourist back in 2005. It has since been reposted on a number [...]

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October 25, 2010Jing GaoOne Comment

Celebs are not omnipotent – on China’s new law that holds spokespeople accountable for products’ safety

A few recent incidents on food safety has brought celebs under fire for their endorsement. China is now drafting a law that holds celebrities liable for the safety of products they endorse. (caption: Deng Jie on Sanlu milk powder: “I trust.”) (caption: Jackie Chan on Bawang Shampoo: “Every man should own one bottle.”)

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October 24, 2010Chiafu Chen 陳家福4 Comments

Ten Things Never to Do in China, and Chiafu’s comments

Chiafu: I came across a great article on dummies.com that lists out ten things that foreigners should avoid doing while interacting with native Chinese, in order to save them from “certain embarrassment and possibly even outright humiliation”. It is a very useful article and all the ten things it points out are very common and worth paying [...]

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October 22, 2010Jing Gao6 Comments

Era of homogeneity – China’s new beauty trend makes women look alike

China Hush translated an article from New Weekly via Netease that sums up the changing trend of beauty standard from 1900 to 2010. China has transitioned through Era of Relief, Luxury, Confine and Pomp. Everyone is typical, so-called nobility will be looked down upon. It is meaningless to talk about standard beauty, because personality and [...]

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October 18, 2010Jing Gao3 Comments

Spat between Beijing and Shanghai, China’s two great cities, and beyond

The Los Angeles Times takes a look at the ongoing rivalry between Beijing and Shanghai: “They stand like this,” says the 56-year-old restaurateur, hands on hips, adding a scowl to her performance. “They’re sooo annoying. Just because they come from the capital, they act like they’re running the country.” The antipathy is mutual. “Shanghai people [...]

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