April 16, 20122 Comments

Picture of the day: A Chinese Sunglasses brand called Helen Keller

An eyewear manufacturer in Xiamen, Southeastern China’s Fujian province named its line of sunglasses after the American deafblind author Helen Keller. On its website, the advertisement notes (in English): “She was the first deafblind person to earn a near; chelor of Arts degree [1][2] The story of how Keller’s teacher Anne Sullivan, broke through [...]

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March 7, 20128 Comments

Photos: Side-by-side comparisons of Chinese copycat movie posters and those they rip off

From Wenxuecity To be fair, likeness in some pairs is generic and harmless, but others just share blatant resemblance and are even nearly identical. Love Actually (UK) VS. Fit Lover (China) Red Cliff (China, 2008) VS. The Knot (China/Taiwan, 2006) Vantage Point (U.S.) VS.  Seven 2 One (Hong Kong, China) Daddy Day Camp (U.S.) VS. [...]

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October 11, 20115 Comments

Photos: Chinese village splurges on knockoff and superlative architecture

From Caixin and China News Huaxi Village, a formerly unknown and poor village in Jiangsu province on China’s east coast, skyrocketed into wealth since China’s economic reform in the late 1970s, and is constantly referred to as China’s most affluent village. It is said that each village has an average amount of $250,000 in the [...]

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