April 19, 20127 Comments

Chinese pupil poses moral conundrum after being criticized for “wrong” answer

In a quiz on Chinese reading, a first grader answered “No, I won’t” to the question “Would you give up your pear out of courtesy to your brothers if you were Kong Rong?” He got a huge “X” for his answer from his teacher. The child’s father, upon seeing the answer sheet, took a picture [...]

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October 26, 20112 Comments

Photos: Life of Chen Xianmei, woman who helped Yue Yue the run-over toddler, disturbed by media circus, propaganda

From NetEase She lived in peace and obscurity in the southern city of Foshan with her son, her daughter-in-law and her grandson. She worked as a part-time housekeeping maid during the day, cooked for employees at her son’s hardware store at noon, and went out to collect trash in the evening and sell it to [...]

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October 17, 20114 Comments

2-year-old run over by two vehicles, ignored by 18 passers-by, riling up public opinion

At 5:26 p.m. on October 13, a van knocked down and ran over a 2-year-old girl in a hardware market in Foshan, Guangdong province in a hit-and-run. Then a truck ran over her and fled. During the seven minutes following the first accident, 18 people brushed aside the little girl lying on the ground as [...]

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March 25, 2011No Comments

Post author plays trick to fish for sympathy and raise money for needy family. Moral debate: Is it right to lie and hype for altruism?

It all started from a post on the web. According to the post on Tianya, one of China’s most popular online forum, Xie Sanxiu (谢三秀) is the mother of a 6-month-old baby girl named Hou Shanshan (侯珊珊) who was diagnosed with eye cancer four months ago. Her family has spent all their savings and can no [...]

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January 11, 20116 Comments

Will you divorce your husband for RMB30 million? 70% Chinese women surveyed say yes.

From Mop A 40-year-old in Guangzhou has had an extramarital affair with a rich woman. Pregnant, the rich woman offered 30 million yuan (US$4.5 million) to the wife, asking her to divorce her husband. The news of the wife’s resolute refusal spread quickly all over the neighborhood. Most people think it was dumb of the [...]

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November 6, 20105 Comments

Chinese College mistress “price list” and contract exposed online

Original post in Chinese on Recently, a post titled “it costs only twenty thousand yuan to keep a beautiful Shanghai college mistress” has become quite popular over the internet. The post gives price quotes of keeping beauties from some of the major colleges in Shanghai. Some of the girls are priced at as cheap [...]

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