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: Canyu.org, 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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July 10, 2012Jing Gao2 Comments

Latest Chinese Internet meme after CCTV’s ‘David Gate’–Dressing the nude in artwork

From NetEase China Central Television, the state-run national broadcaster, becomes a laughingstock after it blurred David’s penis in a newscast about an exhibition in the National Museum of China. The censors’ heavy hand to the Renaissance masterpiece created by the Italian artist Michelangelo has become the fodder for an Internet meme and inspired a new [...]

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July 9, 2012Archer Wang4 Comments

The Last Mantou in Memory of the Only Child

From Sina Weibo: Hundreds of millions of Chinese parents ended up having one child, in line with the one-child policy, and that one kid is the hope of the family. However, some ten million families have lost their only child, and twenty million parents have become childless. They are bereaved not only of their beloved [...]

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July 9, 2012Jing Gao2 Comments

Chinese state TV censors genitals of Michelangelo’s David; netizens amused

From Sina Weibo One man’s meat is another man’s poison. It seems that employees working at China Central Television find David, a masterpiece created by the Italian artist Michelangelo, so distasteful that they blurred David’s private parts in a newscast about an exhibition in the National Museum of China. The video clip and the picture [...]

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July 9, 2012Jing GaoOne Comment

Photos: Hometown of overseas Chinese in desolation

From NetEase In the past few decades, about 200,000 people from Changle, Fujian province joined the gold rush to the other side of the Pacific Ocean with nothing but a daring spirit and permanently changed the map of the Chinese diaspora in the United States. While Changle is quickly absorbing and amassing wealth from abroad, [...]

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