July 17, 20124 Comments

Thousands demand apology from top official who disrupts traffic at tourist attraction

From Sina Weibo A top government official sparked public outrage at a famous tourist attraction after his privilege compromised interests of thousands of tourists. On the morning of July 15, all shuttle buses that travel back and forth between the park entrance and Heaven Lake, a crater lake on top of Changbai Mountain in Northeast [...]

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August 16, 2011No Comments

Gary Locke the new U.S. ambassador makes a mark on Chinese

Gary Locke has officially taken office in Beijing as the new U.S. ambassador to China. It remains unclear as to whether he could play a positive role in boosting the bilateral relations. However, his arrival has already been an epiphany to Chinese people who feel affinity with the gentleman with Chinese roots even before his [...]

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May 13, 2011One Comment

Flight with VIP takes off while others are still delayed; quarrel ensues

From NetEase and IFENG As the rainy season starts in southeastern and eastern part of China, many flights experienced weather-related delays. On the afternoon of May 8, two flights both leaving for Beijing from Ningbo, a city in eastern Zhejiang province, were put behind among others. However, when the sky cleared in the evening, one [...]

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April 13, 20112 Comments

Picture of the day: Heaven and earth in Chinese hospital

In Zhengzhou People’s Hospital’s In-Patient Department has two types of ward: ordinary and luxury ward. Luxury ward is a suite equipped with refrigerator, microwave oven, LCD TV, leather sofa, broadband, water cooler, luxury bed and 24-hour hot water supply. Nurses kept mum about who can live in these wards, and only disclosed that approval from [...]

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April 12, 2011One Comment

Picture of the day: Standoff between traffic police and an ambulance

On the morning of April 9, traffic on a thoroughfare of Changchun, capital city of northeastern Jilin province, came to a halt. Some big shot had came to make an inspection of the city, and the traffic police ordered vehicles to make way for the powerful official. An ambulance transporting a patient stopped at the [...]

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April 5, 201114 Comments

Chinese demand execution of a student, accuse state TV of siding murderers

Yao Jiaxin, a 21-year-old student at the Xi’an Conservatory of Music in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, stabbed a peasant woman to death after hitting her with his car. Should he be sentenced to death?

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March 1, 2011No Comments

Chinese air hostesses bite chopsticks to train smiling at cadres

From China News To provide more sincere and better services to members and representatives of the annual “Two Sessions” (Jing: NPC&CPPCC, short for National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, are convened in early March each year), air hostesses within a division of China’s air force is training in front of a mirror [...]

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February 27, 20118 Comments

Video: Angered passengers beat bossy Air China platinum flyers

Voiceover: On the night of February 24, 2011, when Air China’s flight CA1894 from Shenzhen to Shanghai was ready for boarding, two Air China Platinum Card holders was loudly disgruntled with not being assigned business class seats and disputed with the crew for an upgrade. The crew didn’t consent to their request. The two claimed [...]

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February 21, 2011One Comment

63-person Chinese 4th grade class elects 32 leaders; power worship permeates elementary schools

Jing’s note: In a typical Chinese elementary school class that consists of 50 to 65 students, about 10-15 students (there is no definitive number) are assigned positions and given titles. Team leader is usually responsible for collecting and handing in homework assignments for the team. Different commissioners, as their names suggest, oversees different parts of [...]

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February 15, 20112 Comments

Chinese Bank recruits only Harvard and MIT students as interns

China Development Bank has begun talent hunt for its summer internship program. But according to its official website, the program only targets current students at Massachusetts  Institute of Technology and Harvard University in the United States. The internship post also says academic majors of prospective interns include finance, financial engineering, management, accounting, economics, statistics, linguistics, law, energy, [...]

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February 15, 2011No Comments

Photo: sharp contrast between Obama and a Chinese official

From Sina Weibo

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February 14, 2011No Comments

Chinese public servant beats janitor brutally for not giving gate pass right away

From Mop At 10:00 p.m. on January 30, 2011, a car with the license plate “桂BBZ3××” stopped at the gate of a neighborhood in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province. The janitor recognized one passenger on the car as a resident of the neighborhood, took it for granted that they don’t need a gate pass, and didn’t bother [...]

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January 25, 20112 Comments

Let cadres fly first – Chinese airlines prioritize those high in the political hierarchy

Do not take it for granted that you can enjoy unparalleled service in China after you purchase the first class air ticket. You’ll always have to take a backseat to a sizeable coterie of cadres, even if they’ve only paid for the economy class. In fact, serving all important passengers until they cry content is [...]

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