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September 14, 2012No Comments

Apple’s launch of iPhone 5 mocked in China

Has Chinese love affair with Apple’s products died with its former leader Steve Jobs, who enjoyed a cult-like status in China? Not sure, but the iPhone 5, which at first sight looks nothing different from its predecessors other than half an inch longer, has clearly disappointed Chinese consumers. Netizens, who never fail to amp up [...]

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September 4, 2012No 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 23, 2012One 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 17, 2012One 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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April 16, 20122 Comments

Picture of the day: A Chinese Sunglasses brand called Helen Keller

An eyewear manufacturer in Xiamen, Southeastern China’s Fujian province named its line of sunglasses after the American deafblind author Helen Keller. On its website www.hellenkeller.cn, the advertisement notes (in English): “She was the first deafblind person to earn a near; chelor of Arts degree [1][2] The story of how Keller’s teacher Anne Sullivan, broke through [...]

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February 22, 2012One Comment

Picture of the day: Women collapse from discomfort in kissing contest

On February 18, over 50 couples competed in a kissing contest in Hefei, Anhui province, for a chance to win a one-karat diamond ring worth 50,000 yuan. During the process, several young women collapsed from hanging on for longer than their bodies can bear. Eventually, a young couple who locked lips for for 2 hours [...]

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April 28, 20112 Comments

Picture of the day: Chinese man develops a nosebleed on seeing hot girl

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April 19, 20113 Comments

Picture of the day: Plainclothes policeman FAIL

Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, as a “hotbed” for protests and demonstrations, has the tightest security in the nation. A large number policemen, including plainclothes, are posted in the square and nearby to keep every person under scrutiny. A microblog user uploaded a picture of a man in the square who looks so obscure and ordinary but [...]

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March 16, 20112 Comments

CCTV rigs newscast again, this time in earthquake coverage

On January 27, Ministry of Tofu broke the story about CCTV passing off scenes from Top Gun in its fight jet news. Today, eagle-eyed Chinese net users called our attention to its conniving newscast. Yes, they botched it again. Both two separate news reports, one on the magnitude 5.8 earthquake in China’s southwestern Yunnan Province [...]

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March 6, 20112 Comments

Picture of the day: Mao-Doodles on Chinese bills

Drawings on portraits of Mao Zedong on Chinese one-yuan banknotes

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March 2, 2011No Comments

Picture of the day -wall FAIL and, um, car WIN?

A driver lost control of his car while cruising in an indoor parking garage in Yuzhong District, Chongqing. Beijing News reported that passengers on the car were safe.

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February 27, 20117 Comments

World’s lousiest bank robbery took place in China

At 9:03 a.m. on February 7, a man walked into a branch of Postal Savings Bank of China in Baodi, Tianjin, and put on a black mask before he commenced his bank heist with the help of a …gun? No, a hatchet! Some Chinese netizens who watched the entire video footage recorded by the bank’s [...]

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January 27, 201166 Comments

China Central Television news suspected to have stolen fighter jet scenes from Top Gun

From MITBBS and Yahoo Xinwen lianbo (新闻联播), or News Broadcast, on China Central Television (CCTV), comes under fire again for its report of an air force training exercise on January 23. In the newscast, the way a target was hit by the air-to-air missile fired by a J-10 fighter aircraft and exploded looks almost identical to [...]

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