September 4, 2012Jing GaoOne Comment

3,000 children back to school with chairs and desks from home

From NetEase In China, September 1 is a typical back-to-school day and also time for parents to prepare school supplies for their children. In Shunhe county under the city of Macheng, Hubei province, one part of preparation of key importance is find passable desks and chairs at home and let their kids bring them to [...]

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September 4, 2012Jing GaoNo Comments

Design FAIL: Suzhou’s Gate of the Orient looks like a pair of long johns

From NetEase “Gate of the Orient”, an immense structure under construction in Suzhou, Jiangsu province next to the Jinji lake, has been the talk of Chinese social media lately. Some netizens say that the Gate of the Orient looks like a pair of long johns or low-rise jeans. Others say that having the “Gate of [...]

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August 31, 2012Jing Gao9 Comments

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From Sina Weibo A Chinese reporter from the state-run Xinhua News Agency has become famous overnight on Sina Weibo after he kept pressing Victoria Nuland, spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, for the U.S. stance on the disputed islands in East China Sea, known in China as Diaoyu Islands and in Japan as Senkaku Islands, [...]

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August 31, 2012Jing Gao12 Comments

Rumor that senior military officer and mistress died of CO gas poisoning while fornicating censored in China

*Warning: Explicit photos below* From Apple Daily and DWNews Rumor has it that a lieutenant colonel in People’s Liberation Army of China was killed by carbon monoxide gas while committing adultery with a married woman in a car. Photos of the two found lying naked in the car were also spread like wildfire on the [...]

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August 30, 2012Jing Gao2 Comments

Photos: Physically and mentally handicapped people enslaved by factory

From IFENG and NetEase A plaster-making factory in central China is reportedly enslaving mentally handicapped workers, who toil in hazardous conditions, are dragged out of bed at 6 a.m. every day, fed on nothing but noodles only twice a day and paid a mere 500 yuan (US$78) a month. In early August, an anonymous internet [...]

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August 28, 2012Jing Gao6 Comments

Official caught smiling at deadly bus crash scene enrages internet vigilantes

Photos of a government official beaming at his colleagues at the scene of a road accident, in which 36 people were burned to death, have been circulating on the Chinese social media sites. Netizens set human flesh search engine in motion and soon found that the official has expensive taste for luxury watches. A long-distance [...]

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August 28, 2012Jing GaoOne Comment

George W. Bush’s brother jokes about joining Communist Party; netizens react

From Sina Weibo Neil Bush, younger brother of the former U.S. president, started using Sina Weibo, China’s hugely popular microblogging service in September, 2011. Despite having 120,000 followers, Mr. Bush attracted most of their attention only for his pedigree and was living in the shadow of his famous father and brother. That is, until he [...]

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August 26, 2012Jing Gao3 Comments

Man pricked by HIV-infected needle in taxi, dumped by girlfriend for that

From Beijing News A man in Beijing got his knee pricked by the needle of an HIV-infected syringe on the evening of August 21 when he was on a taxi cab. Even though the preliminary test showed he has not been infected, he was still uneasy and anxiously waiting for. His girlfriend, on hearing the [...]

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August 24, 2012Jing GaoOne Comment

Another tofu-dreg project: part of 14-month-old billion-buck bridge in Harbin collapses, killing 3

From NetEase, Sina Weibo, Sina At about 5:30 a.m. on August 24, the ramp of a 7-kilometer-long suspension bridge in Harbin collapsed. Four heavy-duty trucks fell from the 130-meter stretch of the bridge. Until press time, four people were killed and five were injured. Yangmingtan Bridge was a key project of the northeastern city. Its [...]

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August 24, 2012Jing GaoOne Comment

Video: 19-year-old drunk driver w/o license makes out with girlfriend after killing one in crash

From Sina Weibo, Anhui Satellite TV, KDNet On the early morning of August 21, according to a news program on Anhui Satellite TV, a car in Chengdu killed one person and injured two others in a crash. The driver was a 19-year-old man. Police inspection showed that the driver was under influence and does not [...]

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August 23, 2012Jing GaoOne Comment

Pic of the day: Sculpture of erotic/filial pigs in Zhengzhou’s CBD

FAIL? Residents in Zhengzhou think the sculpture on the city’s landmark square, featuring a busty female pig lying on the ground and a male pig kneeling behind her, is “too raunchy”, whereas the sculptor says it is only a filial piglet giving his mother a slow-stroke back massage.

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August 23, 2012Jing Gao22 Comments

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From NetEase The Water Splashing Festival of some of China’s ethnic minorities is meant to be a Carnival-like celebration where everyone gets splashed, sprayed or soaked with water, but the one held in a county traditionally inhabited by Miao people in Hainan province on August 23 ended abruptly on an ugly note: not long after [...]

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August 23, 2012Jing Gao2 Comments

Video: Romance, Chinese style

From Youku Youtube version (English captions by Ministry of Tofu) Full text below: Love, the seemingly sacred and beautiful word, is no longer that simple these days. After the Chinese society went through roller-coaster changes in the past few years, marriage, this topic of significance, seems to be more than just a matter of love. The [...]

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August 22, 2012Jing GaoNo Comments

Photos: Chinese obsession with mahjong

From NetEase Not long ago, the city of Chengdu held a mahjong competition, which drew more than 300,000 participants from different parts of Sichuan province. As the top choice of pastime for people in the Chinese-speaking world, mahjong enjoys an unimaginably large fan base. Even though Hu Shi (胡适), the renowned Chinese historian and philosopher, [...]

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August 18, 2012Jing Gao2 Comments

Corpse specimens of Von Hagens’ Body Worlds may come from China’s death row, netizens say

Sunday, Chinese netizens started to relay in large quantities an exposé of a company in Dalian called “Von Hagens Plastination,” which  may have illegally used human cadavers. Bo Xilai, a former high-ranking Chinese official deposed in disgrace after his wife was incriminated in a high-profile murder case involving a British national, was said to have [...]

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August 17, 2012Jing GaoOne Comment

Pic of the day: Nanchang Train Station fences off benches, calling travelers’ rest an eyesore

From NetEase In the southeastern city of Nanchang, the management of the city’s railway station has enclosed all outdoor stone benches with metal fencing to prevent travelers from sitting down on them, saying that travelers using the benches may harm the city’s image. Travelers hoping to stop for a rest have to either lean on [...]

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August 17, 2012Jing Gao3 Comments

Children of migrant workers protest wage arrears

From NetEase On August 14, 13 children of rural migrant workers congregated at the entrance to a jade market in Dali, Yunnan province. Their ages range from 5 to 20. All of them held in their hands a hand-written sign demanding money to pay for their tuitions. Their parents worked for a construction project six [...]

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August 16, 2012Jing Gao11 Comments

Chinese media praise Hong Kong activists’ landing on disputed Diaoyu Islands…with censorship

Wednesday afternoon, 14 activists from Hong Kong successfully landed on one of a set of disputed islands, over which Japan, China and Taiwan all claim sovereignty, and planted Chinese flags on the island as a gesture of declaring ownership. Chinese media, including the state broadcaster China Central Television, reported and lauded their patriotic feat, while [...]

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August 16, 2012Beatrice10 Comments

Elderly woman falling on Shanghai’s street shunned by passersby; foreigner curses

From NetEase At 8:00PM on August 10th, on the intersection of Xinhua Road and West Huaihai Road, an elderly woman was found lying on the ground; her head filled with blood. A person from the surrounding crowd called 120, the first aid/emergency ambulance number in Shanghai; however, the center’s response was that there were no [...]

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August 10, 2012Beatrice5 Comments

London Olympic Games made in China

From Southern Weekend, Sina Infographic People across the U.S. are furious over Chinese-made uniforms for its Olympic athletes. Democrats even wanted to ‘put them in a big pile and burn them.’ Behind the farce, however, we’ve found that Chinese manufacturing has permeated various arenas in the London Olympic games, some of which were never expected. [...]

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