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October 29, 2012No Comments

Pic of the day: A quick vocabulary lesson in Chinese fashion buzzwords

From New York Magazine: http://nymag.com/thecut/2012/08/scenes-from-the-chinese-consumerist-revolution.html 代购, dai gou (MOT translation: proxy-shopper): An agent hired to buy luxury goods overseas to avoid the import tax. 暴发户, bao fa hu: Nouveau riche, parvenu. 山寨, Shan hai: An obvious counterfeit, i.e., a monogram LU bag (after LV, or Louis Vuitton). 酷, ku: Cool. 晒, shai: To show off [...]

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March 7, 20128 Comments

Photos: Side-by-side comparisons of Chinese copycat movie posters and those they rip off

From Wenxuecity To be fair, likeness in some pairs is generic and harmless, but others just share blatant resemblance and are even nearly identical. Love Actually (UK) VS. Fit Lover (China) Red Cliff (China, 2008) VS. The Knot (China/Taiwan, 2006) Vantage Point (U.S.) VS.  Seven 2 One (Hong Kong, China) Daddy Day Camp (U.S.) VS. [...]

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October 11, 20115 Comments

Photos: Chinese village splurges on knockoff and superlative architecture

From Caixin and China News Huaxi Village, a formerly unknown and poor village in Jiangsu province on China’s east coast, skyrocketed into wealth since China’s economic reform in the late 1970s, and is constantly referred to as China’s most affluent village. It is said that each village has an average amount of $250,000 in the [...]

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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 20, 20112 Comments

Picture of the day: Diandian v. Tumblr, another classic Chinese copycat in the Internet age

We can’t fail to notice how many similarities Chinese social network Renren.com and Facebook share. We also find Chinese Fanfou reminiscent of the old Twitter. But this February, Kai-fu Lee, former Google China president and now a chairman of a venture capital fund Innovative Works, bankrolled a Beijing-based startup DianDian.com with more than $1 million. What [...]

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March 13, 2011No Comments

Picture of the day: Colonel Sanders finds mate in China

On the right, the sign reads, “Aunt Ji hot and spicy (soup)”

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