January 27, 201166 Comments

China Central Television news suspected to have stolen fighter jet scenes from Top Gun

From MITBBS and Yahoo Xinwen lianbo (新闻联播), or News Broadcast, on China Central Television (CCTV), comes under fire again for its report of an air force training exercise on January 23. In the newscast, the way a target was hit by the air-to-air missile fired by a J-10 fighter aircraft and exploded looks almost identical to [...]

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January 23, 20118 Comments

China’s self-promotional ad at Times Square thumbed down by Chinese netizens

China’s self-promotional ad has finally been unveiled and made an even bigger impression than anticipated: launched on January 17, two days before Chinese President Hu Jintao’s three day visit in the United States, the 60-second ad will be displayed on six giant screens in New York City’s Times Square 300 times a day for a [...]

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January 18, 20116 Comments

Official micro-blog of China’s local police department follows Japanese porn star only

Many regional police departments have launched their micro-blogs, a similar service to that of Twitter, at Sina, for promoting their image and public relations. Most netizens are not in the least surprised by the growing trend. However, Xigang Branch Office of Dalian Police Department in China’s northeast was a jaw-dropping one. It’s micro-blog, only half-a-month-old, [...]

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January 13, 20117 Comments

Chinese students are paid to “spontaneously” welcome President’s visit to the U.S.

From Radio Free Asia and Boxun Chinese President Hu Jintao is about to visit the United States later this month. Meanwhile, Chinese consulates and student associations in U.S. universities are gathering steam to mobilize students’ interest. Multiple Chinese student associations based in and near Washington D.C. and Chicago have issued notices saying that those who [...]

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January 13, 20113 Comments

China’s banal news narrative mocked by netizens

From Radio Free Asia and Tianya Recently a post titled “Quintessence of contents of China Central Television’s News Broadcast in the past 30 years” is being circulated in Chinese blogosphere. Using 20 fill-in-the-blank sentences, it sums up the News Broadcast’s  rhetoric full of boilerplate and formality that has remained unchanged for decades. Xinwen Lianbo on [...]

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January 5, 201119 Comments

First Chinese sex-negative website launched, bashing gays and masturbation among others

Recently, a non-governmental website that boldly campaigns against eroticism as well as homosexuality and masturbation has been launched in Shijiazhuang, and quickly received a massive number of hits. Over half of those who volunteered to build the site are women. They say their purpose is to educate people using their own experiences on harms [...]

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January 3, 20112 Comments

Music Video: Application to Join the Chinese Communist Party; netizens’ comments

Lyrics by He Peixuan Composer: Fang Shi Sung by Jiang Tao I wrote an application to join the Party at the age of 18, But was too shy to submit it to the Party Branch. I read the Party Constitution through and through, And felt I was quite a distance away from meeting its requirement. [...]

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