March 11, 20133 Comments

1,200 dead pigs floating in Shanghai River points to heavy water pollution

Sources: Xinmin Evening News, CRI We don’t know yet if the polluted water has killed too many pigs, or too many dead pigs have polluted the water, but the sight of over 1,200 bodies of domesticated pigs floating with tons of garbage and flotsam in Songjiang River, which has the city of Shanghai downsteam and [...]

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August 16, 201210 Comments

Elderly woman falling on Shanghai’s street shunned by passersby; foreigner curses

From NetEase At 8:00PM on August 10th, on the intersection of Xinhua Road and West Huaihai Road, an elderly woman was found lying on the ground; her head filled with blood. A person from the surrounding crowd called 120, the first aid/emergency ambulance number in Shanghai; however, the center’s response was that there were no [...]

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June 26, 201216 Comments

Shanghai metro blames sexual harassment on women’s immodest clothing; netizens’ reaction

From Sina, NetEase Shanghai Metro has triggered a national debate over the root cause of numerous recent sexual harassments on the city’s subway lines after its official microblog on Sina Weibo called on female passengers to dress appropriately. On the evening of June 20, Shanghai No.2 Metro Operation, uploaded to its official Sina Weibo account [...]

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May 8, 20126 Comments

Photos: Shanghai offers hand car wash by bikini-clad girls

From NetEase A parking garage on Shanghai’s Xietu Road offers car wash by “hot girls.” On May 7, the opening day,  cars flooded in for a taste of the service provided by women wearing stiletto heels, sunglasses and, above all, bikinis. Top comments on NetEase: 党的政策惠万家 [网易陕西省西安市网友]:2012-05-08 08:45:30 发表 Do they offer car shake service [...]

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September 27, 2011One Comment

Shanghai subway train crash injures 271, inspires new bout of sarcasm and cynicism

Photos from Weibo and Wenxuecity At around 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, a subway train on Shanghai’s Metro Line 10, which connects downtown Shanghai, the city’s airport and several universities and tourist attractions, was rear-ended by another after an automated signal system failure at around 2:10 p.m. caused controllers to switch to manual operation by telephone. [...]

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September 20, 20115 Comments

Photos: Netizens ridicule Shanghai’s architectural designs with photoshop

China has gone on a construction spree that strives for superlatives. State-of-the-art architecture has literally transformed the landscape and skyline of the ancient civilization into a glass-and-steel modern jungle. However, Chinese netizens do not always laud towering or sprawling edifices, among which are,  Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai South Railway Station, the Bund [...]

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August 30, 2011One Comment

Video: 77-year-old female kneels down, naked, in front of courthouse to protest land grab

From On August 18, Zhuang Jinghui, a 77-year-old woman went naked on her knees in order to call Shanghai’s justice system to account for their ineptitude. She wore nothing but a sign in black and white that says, “I want my case to be investigated. Champion the laws. Return the right to sue to [...]

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July 27, 2011One Comment

Picture of the day: Glasses installed on China’s high rises pose hidden peril

The first high rise with glass curtain walls was completed in 1985. Since then, a glass curtain wall construction spree has begun in Shanghai. Currently, Shanghai has the biggest number of structures with glass walls in China – somewhere between 4,000 to 5,000. However, the national standards for glass curtain wall were not established until [...]

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June 8, 2011No Comments

Chinese journalists scuffle for celebs’ wedding favor in cash

On June 7, Chinese actor Deng Chao and actress Sun Li held their wedding ceremony and reception at Ritz Carlton Hotel in Shanghai. Because of the high popularity the newlyweds enjoy in the Chinese entertainment industry and among ordinary Chinese people, a large number of reporters flocked to the hotel to cover the star-studded event. [...]

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April 18, 20113 Comments

Shanghai Red Cross caught lavishing money on feast; netizens boycott Red Cross

From IFENG A lunch that costs 9,858 yuan, or $1520, is undoubtedly an extravagance. It inevitably turns into a scandal if the lunch expense is reimbursed with public funds with no specified reason. On April 15, a net user uploaded a picture of an invoice, which shows that Red Cross Society of Shanghai’s Luwan District [...]

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March 23, 2011One Comment

Video: how to walk the dog without actually walking

Original Tudou Version: 流氓的鸭子 Not bad. Can even force people stand to the right. 一宅一天 ╮(╯▽╰)╭ but to the small puppy, this is a painstaking running mill. haha. zhengshitou Puppy is losing weight. edithxl This should not be encouraged. First, the puppy will be scared. Second, if the puppy retreated up the escalator, accident can [...]

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February 18, 20112 Comments

Protection or discrimination? Beijing’s new property prices curbing policy divide residents

Beijing’s prohibitively high real estate prices have plagued the city’s dwellers for years. Wealthy speculators who buy several pieces of real estate for investment purpose are a major reason why the prices can’t cease soaring, which takes heavy toll on less well-off purchasers. Earlier this week, Beijing announced a new set of rules to thwart [...]

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January 9, 20115 Comments

“Capsule inn” to open in Shanghai; Chinese netizens’ comments

From QQ A staff member tries the bed at a “capsule inn” in Shanghai, east China, Jan. 6, 2010. A “capsule inn” covering an area of more than 300 square meters with 68 “capsules” where guests could rest overnight will open near Shanghai Railway Station soon. Each capsule, in fact cuboid, charges 88 yuan, or [...]

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January 8, 20112 Comments

Shanghai driver silently protests forced demolition in multiple languages in taxicab

From Twitter Handwritten Chinese text from top to bottom: “Zhabei (Jing’s note: a district of Shanghai) People’s Government’s forced demolition cornered a 40-year-old women to death. EVIL.” “Yesterday morning a woman hanged herself. The second-phase construction at Qiaodong on Qiujian Road.” Handwritten Chinese text from left to right: “Fight, struggle and stand up for rights.” [...]

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November 19, 2010No Comments

Pole dancing, Superman, King Kong…China’s subways offer bizarreness and masquerades

A woman pole dancing on a subway train in Nanjing, Jiangsu was later taken away by the security. “I want to show my clean pole dance to 10 million people,” she said. A passenger said he believed the woman simply wanted to hype herself up. A robot on board Shanghai’s subway line 2 The Gorilla [...]

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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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October 18, 20103 Comments

Spat between Beijing and Shanghai, China’s two great cities, and beyond

The Los Angeles Times takes a look at the ongoing rivalry between Beijing and Shanghai: “They stand like this,” says the 56-year-old restaurateur, hands on hips, adding a scowl to her performance. “They’re sooo annoying. Just because they come from the capital, they act like they’re running the country.” The antipathy is mutual. “Shanghai people [...]

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