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 Gao2 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, 2012Beatrice9 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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August 7, 2012Jing GaoOne Comment

New Internet meme: China has completed 62% of its great revival

How long are Chinese people away from its great revival, the ultimate goal of the nation? Well, to put it in the most ‘scientific’ and statistically correct perspective, the goal is 62 percent completed, according to a Chinese expert on August 3. Using a quantified index to measure the progress of the nation’s revival has [...]

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August 7, 2012Jing GaoOne Comment

Shenyang’s law enforcement units gang up on small businesses for hefty fines? All stores close in panic

Multiple Chinese discussion forums and social media report that almost all small businesses in Shenyang, particularly those run by owners with no connection with the government, have put up the shutters to avoid sudden raids, detention and hefty fines. The police blitz on such a large scale is believed to be an effort to collect [...]

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August 6, 2012Jing Gao3 Comments

Six more diktats from Chinese TV censors panic netizens and screenwriters

From IFENG State Administration of Radio Film and Television (SARFT), China’s top regulator/censor, has recently slapped six new stringent restrictions on television production: 1, Revolutionary dramas should draw a clear-cut distinction between China and its enemies, between heroes and villains; 2, Domestic conflicts cannot be magnified without a limit; 3, Period dramas’ story lines cannot [...]

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August 4, 2012Jing Gao2 Comments

Pic of the day: Chinese auntie uses sex doll to slow down speeding drivers

According to Metropolitan Express, an auntie in eastern China’s Shandong province was fed up with cars roaring past her home on the street side. And that the local government cannot do anything about it only made her angrier. Then she came up with a brilliant idea: she tied a sex doll covered with a red [...]

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August 2, 2012Jazza John12 Comments

After Int’l Accusations of Swimmer Ye Shiwen, Guardian Readers Request Apology to Her

Readers of the Guardian Newspaper in the UK have expressed their desire on an online poll to see an apology from John Leonard, the American swimming coach, following his allegations that the performance of the Chinese swimmer, Ye Shiwen, were ‘unbelievable’ and ‘disturbing’. An overwhelming 98% of netizens who visited the site stated that they [...]

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August 1, 2012Jing Gao4 Comments

Chinese badminton players throw game to avoid faceoff with compatriots; netizens approve (updated)

Update: The Badminton World Federation disqualified eight players (two from China, four from South Korea and two from Indonesia) on charges of match-fixing. China accepts the decision. South Korea and Indonesia both appealed before South Korea’s appeal was rejected and Indonesia withdrew its appeal. (Sina News) In the last match between China and South Korea, [...]

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August 1, 2012Jing Gao7 Comments

IKEA stores, a wonderland for Chinese freeloaders

From Sina Weibo, Shanghai Morning Post Taking a nap, freeloading on air-conditioning, sipping free coffee, and organizing a speed dating event…It seems that quite a number of Chinese go to IKEA stores for anything but furniture shopping. A net user named @薇薇诺诺2661317325 posted on Sina Weibo, China’s hugely popular microblogging service, a series of photos [...]

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