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June 18, 20128 Comments

Astronauts’ special food supply angers Chinese netizens

From Beijing News Just as China sends a manned spacecraft into orbit for its first docking mission, a news report about how Chinese astronauts depend on special food supply for nutrition and health has sparked widespread anger over the government’s failure to improve food safety for the general public. Some even call on the authorities [...]

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April 16, 201212 Comments

Curious Chinese ask stereotypical questions about India; a smarty-pants answers them all

The following content comes from a discussion thread in a forum in Baidu dedicated to topics related to CBS sit-com The Big Bang Theory. (A condensed version can be found here.)The author asserted that he spent 8 months in rural India and stayed with his Indian classmate, during which he did research for his thesis [...]

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March 16, 20126 Comments

McDonald’s bitten by China’s state watchdog over food safety. Which side do netizens take?

On March 15, China’s Consumer Rights Protection Day, China Central Television wielded its camera at world’s largest fast food chain and exposed a number of dishonest and unsanitary practices – with its reporter masquerading as a busboy. However, the story takes a surprising twist, after the hashtag “I trust McDonalds more than I trust CCTV” [...]

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March 15, 2012One Comment

Hidden message in NetEase’s homage to “Chinese corporate conscience” amuses netizens

News portal NetEase devoted a special editorial web page (deleted by now) to March 15, China’s Consumer Rights Protection Day. Headlined “Lists of businesses with moral conscience in our country,” the feature story begins with the lead, “Today’s netizens fume at gutter oil, fake medicine, luminous pork, poisonous milk, poisonous rice…What they don’t know is, in [...]

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February 12, 2012No Comments

Teenage gang rob hotel of RMB 330,000 to buy girlfriends iPhone

From NetEase Last December, 17-year-old Chen led four other people in a hotel robbery, in which they stole 330,000 yuan (US$52,800) in cash and a Rolex watch worth 80,000 yuan (US$12,600). Ten days later, Chen and his seven accomplices were rounded up. It is later learned that their wish of buying iPhones in order to [...]

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September 29, 201110 Comments

Facebookish American befuddled by China’s internet censorship gets lectured by Chinese

He is an American. He names himself Mike on Sina Weibo, a Chinese microblogging service which combines features of Twitter and Facebook and has 90 million users. He has recently come to China. That’s all we know about him so far. An average Joe who loves and seeks adventure in the Middle Kingdom, just like [...]

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September 21, 201111 Comments

Photos: What do you really eat when you go to a restaurant in China

From Sina Blog Chinese food is yummy! But do you know how it is prepared in restaurants? A set of pictures taken by an anonymous chef working in a Chinese restaurant was leaked online, and they offer a disturbing peek into restaurant kitchens which might unnerve those of you who have enjoyed Chinese cuisine and [...]

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April 10, 20112 Comments

Picture of the day: Condom found in swill-cooked oil intended for Chinese diners

Unscrupulous businesses fish out the stinking hogwash from urban sewages and gutters and turn it into the clear-looking “edible” oil headed for tables of Chinese restaurants. As if it were not gross enough, a condom was found in unprocessed swill oil.

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March 20, 20115 Comments

How a Chinese lives his day – netizens write lampoon and tweet about China’s food scares

The following essay and the tweet at the bottom of the page, have stricken a chord in Chinese people and circulated on the Internet, not only for its unmistakable sarcasm, but for its unexaggerated wrap-up of newsy issues that have been heard from news over the past few years.  The essay has been updated or revised [...]

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