Wen Jiabao

November 16, 2012One Comment

Chinese instantly like their new leader, Xi Jinping

(Note: for the full video of the new leadership debut with Chinese to English interpretation, go to Youku) The results of the selection, oops, election of Chinese new leadership were finally revealed. There was no suspense as to who will be the next president and premier, but educated guesses over the rest five spots on [...]

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November 2, 2012No Comments

Beijing’s paranoia before Communist Party congress, aka ‘Sparta,’ drives netizens crazy

The political struggles at the top echelon of the Chinese leadership are getting increasingly intense as the 18th Party Congress, where the next generation of the country’s leaders will be announced, approaches. Anything that goes wrong before the political dust settle may bode ill for the regime, which sees stability as the top priority, even [...]

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October 31, 2012One Comment

CCTV’s extensive coverage of Hurricane Sandy gives fodder for satire

As the East Coast of the United States braces against the superstorm Sandy, China Central Television has dispatched a cohort of reporters to cover the calamity and reserved a significant part of its news program for its coverage. However, instead of focusing on how American people have suffered, most Chinese netizens took the television network to task.

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September 14, 2012No Comments

Shanghai defines mentally ill patients, hunts down accordingly; One netizen cued

Caixin magazine reports that Shanghai will inquire into its residents and detect mentally ill patients. According to the news story, Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Public Health has recently issued a new guideline on mental disease diagnosis and treatment and instructed local communities to find out odd behaviors of their members and report cases. Among the [...]

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May 5, 20122 Comments

Netizens discuss Chen Guangcheng’s “happy ending” and U.S. embassy’s role

After Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced at a press conference that Chen Guangcheng could well apply to study abroad just as any other Chinese citizen can, the U.S. State Department issued a statement that says Chen has been offered a financial aid package by a U.S. university and is allowed to bring his wife and [...]

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April 27, 2012One Comment

Vancl T-Shirts featuring quotes of Chinese PM Wen Jiabao get confiscated

A Chinese company was penalized for selling politically themed T-shirts and using the images of Chinese leaders over violation of the country’s advertising law. Vancl, an online clothing retailer, advertised on its official website its latest two T-shirts lines that were inspired by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping. Even though [...]

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April 16, 20125 Comments

Latest product scandal exposed by state media: medicine capsules made from leather scraps

From Sina For years, underground workshops in China have been bleaching worn-out leatherwear and leather scraps with lime, processing them into a gelling agent and selling it to manufacturers of medicine capsules, according to an investigative report by China Central Television. Such capsules contain a high level of chromium, which, as a heavy metal, may [...]

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March 26, 2012One Comment

‘Du Fu is very busy’– Netizens have fun with photoshopping portrait of ancient Chinese poet

From Baidu, Sina Weibo “It is said that today, Du Fu is very busy. He rode a motorcycle before switching to a white horse. He sells watermelons after he delivered bottled water.” A portrait of Du Fu in the Chinese literature textbook has recently been the inspiration of a slew of photoshop masterpieces, while the [...]

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December 3, 2011One Comment

Photos: Chinese nursing home in desolation and oblivion

From Tianya Note: All “captions” under the photos are translated from the original post on Tianya unless otherwise stated. I have known this since the spring festival in 2011. I did not post any picture until now. The acquisition of these pictures was quite accidental. They were given to me by a tearful girl. I [...]

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July 28, 20115 Comments

Chinese PM Wen Jiabao at train crash site:  I’ve been ill in bed for 11 days. Or has he?

After a deadly bullet train crash in Wenzhou, southern Zhejiang took place on the evening of July 23, the Chinese government and the Communist Party came under public opprobrium for their previous confidence in Chinese railway system, which now proves to be problematic and even dangerous, and their rescue and investigation effort, or lack thereof, [...]

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January 28, 2011No Comments

Chinese propaganda official calls PM Wen Jiabao “troublemaker”, grapevine says

From Boxun A deputy director of China’s Central Propaganda Department bluntly accused Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao of being a troublemaker. According to officials of the Department then at the scene, he lost control when he was reprimanding his subordinate who came from Guangdong to Beijing to brief the boss about the work. The deputy head [...]

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