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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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 Gao8 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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July 30, 2012Jing Gao9 Comments

Qidong NIMBY protesters raid government offices, mob and strip mayor of clothes

Source:, Weibo, Renren A water discharge project in the pipeline was immediately scrapped after thousands of residents in Qidong, a coastal city in East China, staged a protest amid growing concerns over pollution problems on July 28. Despite that it marks the victory for the public opinion and environmentalists, it is also worth noting [...]

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July 29, 2012Jazza John3 Comments

London’s Olympic Media Centre picks on Chinese for unruliness? Netizens report discrimination

From IFENG July 29th, London. It was reported by Phoenix TV that Chinese journalists using the Olympic Media Centre in London had been offended by a sign posted only in Chinese asking the journalists to respect the personal space of those working at the centre and to ask before taking their photograph. “To our Chinese [...]

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July 27, 2012Jing GaoOne Comment

Photos: Tianjin people seek pleasure in battle against rainstorm and flood

Just as Beijing is inundated with widespread public criticism of its poor infrastructure and government incompetence in the wake of a deadly rainstorm, which killed 77 people, Tianjin, a city 88 miles away with a population of more than 12 million, was hit with a similarly heavy rainfall and soon submerged in water. However, unlike [...]

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July 26, 2012Jing Gao12 Comments

Premature baby girl discarded in trash bin with throat cut

From NetEase At a little past 8 o’clock. on July 23, a rag-collecting scrap-peddling old man found a premature newborn in a trash bin in Anshan, Liaoning province. When the baby girl was found, she was wrapped in two plastic bags with her placenta and umbilical cord still attached and a very deep cut on [...]

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July 20, 2012Jing Gao3 Comments

Photos: Chinese kids on the trampoline

From NetEase In 2008, He Wenna won the first Olympic trampoline gold medal for China. Within the next few years, this previously unpopular sport has been elevated to be another priority and potentially medal-rich discipline of China. Under China’s state-supported sports system, batch after batch of preschool-age children are being sent onto the path that [...]

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July 17, 2012Jing Gao9 Comments

Hong Kong youth’s protest over patriotic education causes a stir among netizens

A compilation of pictures showing Hong Kong students’ growing discontent with being brainwashed with Pro-Communist rhetoric resonates deeply with Chinese netizens. It was shared by over 2,600 Weibo users and received hundreds of user comments. The pictures are screenshots of a television report uploaded by Apple Daily, a Hong Kong-based media group, onto YouTube. The [...]

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July 17, 2012Jing Gao4 Comments

Thousands demand apology from top official who disrupts traffic at tourist attraction

From Sina Weibo A top government official sparked public outrage at a famous tourist attraction after his privilege compromised interests of thousands of tourists. On the morning of July 15, all shuttle buses that travel back and forth between the park entrance and Heaven Lake, a crater lake on top of Changbai Mountain in Northeast [...]

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July 15, 2012Jing Gao4 Comments

Chinese teenage girl driven to anorexia by academic stress

From QQ A girl lost about 60 pounds within a year and at one point weighed only 75 pounds, after she fared far worse than usual on a single entrance exam, which let both herself and her father terribly down. She is still being treated for her eating disorder at a local hospital and hooked [...]

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July 11, 2012Jing Gao3 Comments

Miss Chongqing contest found rigged after its beauty queens are deemed ‘too ugly’

From NetEase, Chongqing Morning Post A beauty pageant in Chongqing received a lot of flak for selecting three “ugly and scary” women as the winners. The photo of the top three beauty queens has become the target of verbal attacks and insults on Chinese social media sites, and by the end of yesterday, a judge [...]

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