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November 13, 20122 Comments

Boy defecates on Guangzhou’s subway train

A photo of a boy around the age of 10 defecating inside a subway train carriage has been circulating like a wildfire since it was posted Saturday. The majority of Chinese netizens were dumbfounded and vehemently criticized the boy and his parent, who, according to a witness, stood by during the entire process and did [...]

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July 23, 20113 Comments

As decorum deteriorates, Chinese consider legal compulsion on the young to offer bus priority seats

At around 7 a.m. Thursday, a pregnant woman got on Bus No. 669 in Beijing. All of the six passengers in priority seats refused to offer their seats to her, even though the ticket conductor on the bus had repeatedly appealed to them to be thoughtful for the mother-to-be. They either averted their faces from [...]

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March 23, 2011No Comments

Picture of the day: Watch out for incivility

From now on, Wuhan is going to expose 10 residents “who have such bad habits” each week.

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March 14, 201120 Comments

Chinese see quake-hit Japan as role model, engage in self-reflection

On March 11, Japan was rocked by a magnitude 8.9 (later revised to be 9.0) earthquake, which triggered several extremely powerful tsunamis that engulfed much of northeastern Japan’s coastline and razed countless buildings and villages. As of Monday morning, the official statistics put the death toll at 1,600. However, over 20,000 were unaccounted for, and [...]

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