display of wealth

July 30, 2013One Comment

Zheyan Ni: Chinese Box Office Hit Flaunts Wealth, Angers Communists

Zheyan Ni is a contributor at Ministry of Tofu. You can learn more about her on our About page. Tiny Times was released on June.27. It’s based on the director Guo Jingming’s  best-selling novel published in 2007. The movie portrays the urban lives of four college graduates in Shanghai, their friendship, relationships and careers. The movie’s [...]

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March 6, 20127 Comments

Chinese lawmakers, political delegates sporting high fashion draw criticism from netizens

From Weibo 1 and 2 Starting on March 3 and 5, two special meetings are convened in Beijing, China. These are the annual sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislative body, and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a political advisory body consisting of delegates from a range of political parties and organizations. [...]

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October 11, 2011One Comment

Photos: China’s playboys’ supercar club gives Dubai a run for its money

From Daqi SIC Club Challenge at Shanghai International Circuit is the single biggest supercar gathering in China. Among all cars and racers that show up at the annual event, “Sports Car Club” (SCC) is a tight-knit, elite automotive enthusiast group of 500 registered members, almost all of whom are either corporate heads or the rich [...]

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September 30, 20114 Comments

Daughter of Chinese official bent on proving her designer handbags are knock-offs to quash public rage

From Xinhua and Southern Metropolitan Weekly A user “Little Xixi Xi” achieved a certain notoriety and triggered the powerful human flesh search engine on Sina Weibo, after she posted a photo of herself carrying a Louis Vuitton bag on one hand, and a Hermes Birkin bag on the other. Flaunting wealth is tantamount to playing [...]

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April 29, 20114 Comments

Picture of the day: Doting Chinese parents shower daughter with money on birthday party

April 27 is the 12th birthday of Wang Yanyan, who lives in Linfen of central Shanxi province. On that day, Yanyan’s parents held a lavish banquet in the city’s high-class hotel and hired professional party planning company to arrange the celebration. In addition to the delicacies and the grandeur, another superlative was dozens of origamis [...]

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March 30, 2011One Comment

Picture of the day: Car coated with gold

On March 29th, a convertible Infiniti G-37 coupe coated with gold made an ostentatious appearance in downtown Nanjing, capital city of China’s eastern Jiangsu province. Onlookers surrounded the car out of curiosity. Ten minutes after the owner parked it in front of a department store, the car was towed away due to parking violation. (Picked [...]

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March 30, 20119 Comments

Harvard graduate preaches giving back to society on popular Chinese dating show

A young man from the United States named An Tian (安田) has inspired a country whose citizens are not typical generous givers, after he proclaimed on TV his ideal of ‘serving the people.’ Holding Bachelor’s from Harvard University, Master’s from Oxford University and a doctorate from University of California, Berkley in agricultural business, 28-year-old An [...]

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