foreigners

January 28, 201314 Comments

It’s so simple, isn’t it? – An expat’s take on smog in Beijing

Chris Toepker is a contributor to Ministry of Tofu. He hails from the United States, has been living in greater China since 1990 and has recently relocated to Beijing. All too often, visitors to Beijing fret and cluck their tongues at the air pollution. While it certainly is awful, clearing the air is certainly no simple [...]

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January 25, 20132 Comments

Americans use Chinese popcorn cooker on Discovery Channel; netizens amused

Recently, a magical popcorn cooker from China has piqued Americans’ curiosity. The old-fashioned Chinese popcorn cooker is essentially a cannon with a handle. MythBuster, a famous show on America’s Discovery Channel, uses it to explore the fastest way to make popcorn. The production team spent much time on figuring out the monster, put up a [...]

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October 4, 20123 Comments

Pic of the day: White Guards

White guards? Four foreigners wearing red armbands join Beijing public security officers as volunteers Wednesday to patrol on the city’s streets. (Picked from NetEase)

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September 24, 20124 Comments

Briton doled out food to homeless people in China for 7 years

From NetEase A British engineer sold out his three companies, estate and two race cars seven years ago and came to Xi’an, China, to provide food to the homeless people. Recently, his story has garnered much support and respect from many Chinese netizens, while some others sniff at it. 46-year-old Tony used to be an [...]

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August 16, 201210 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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May 15, 201223 Comments

Beijing starts cleanup of three-have-nots foreign expats

From Sohu Beijing’s Bureau of Public Security has announced a hundred-day crackdown on foreign nationals who have no valid visa, residence permit or work permit, which lasts from May 15 to the end of August. Beijing residents are encouraged to inform against any such three-have-nots foreigner. This special strike-hard campaign is believed to have much [...]

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May 9, 201246 Comments

Video: Foreigner beaten by Beijingers for sexually assaulting a Chinese woman in public

Update: It has been confirmed by Beijing Police that the foreigner in the video, a Briton, did commit sexual assault and has been detained. He was also seen sexually harassing five other women on the subway train by rubbing his genitals against their bodies on the same day prior to the rape attempt.  Foreigner expats in [...]

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May 8, 20129 Comments

Brazilian beaten by thieves for stopping crime, as dozens of Chinese and 2 chengguan look on

From NetEase As a pickpocket snuck his hands into a woman’s handbag, a Brazilian man intervened to stop the theft. His act riled the thief and his two accomplices, all of whom ganged up to assault him with sticks and leather belts. About two dozens of passersby stood by and watched with folded arms. Two [...]

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April 1, 2011No Comments

March 19, 2011One Comment

Video: Chinese in French eyes: ethnic stereotypes and impressions

This is an interesting animated video that shows how a French who seems to have never been to China view the country. While some of the impressions are clichéd and ethnic stereotypes, others are hard-hitting and inconvenient truth.

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February 14, 2011No Comments

Video: Chinese in Foreigners’ Eyes

The video is made by a Chinese expat in London. It includes many interesting but not necessarily flattering or positive comments on China from people around the globe.

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January 15, 20112 Comments

American man touches Chinese netizens’ hearts by 20 years’ research on Chinese characters

An American man who enjoys the study of Chinese characters has become all the rage and “touched China.” A net user with sign-on “grass-roots rabble” (“草根屁民”) wrote on his/her microblog, “A foreigner that has deeply touched China in 2011: he has spent 22 years sorting out oracles characters, Bronze characters, Seal characters and so forth [...]

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