The most tragic, or stupid, bank robber ever.

Alia | February 28th, 2011 - 6:16 am
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Feb. 7th, at a Postal Service Bank of China in Tianjin, a bank robber calmly walked in, put on a mask, pulled out a hammer, knocked at the bullet-resistant glass for about 4 mins, broke a hole, sneaked in and freezed by the police.

English words with Chinese characteristics

Alia | February 25th, 2011 - 2:29 am
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Chinese netizens are making up new English words based on very Chinese cultural phenomenon, making the foreign language a unique part of China’s online popular culture. These words are widely used across different social media in China, and sometimes even adopted by mainstream mass media.

Tom Cruise is microblogging…in China

Alia | February 24th, 2011 - 5:37 pm
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Tom Cruise opened his official microblog account @officialtomcruise on Sina Weibo yesterday , China’s No.1 microblogging service. He is the first Hollywood star appeared on China’s social media.  The orange capital V next to his name means his a verified user of Weibo. Verified users are a way for Sina to promote its service. Verified users are [...]

Best Buy’s sudden retreat from China backfired

Alia | February 24th, 2011 - 2:29 am
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Best Buy China’s employees protested in one of its Shanghai stores. “I want my job back! I want my youth back!”

Monthly roundup_Baidu buzz_2/22/2011

Alia | February 23rd, 2011 - 6:43 am
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Check out what are the latest online buzz and the hottest search topics on Baidu by 2/22/2011- most searched topics, popular group buying sites, most interested digital devices and luxury brands.

Communication University of China set limits on how many eggs and steamed buns each student can consume per meal

Alia | February 23rd, 2011 - 5:28 am
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Recently, a notice appeared at the cafeteria of Communication University of China in Beijing, saying that each student is only allowed to purchase up to two eggs and five stream buns per meal. It sounds like China is going back to planned economy.

In China, Groupon got hammered and local sites bumped up

Alia | February 23rd, 2011 - 4:56 am
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When Groupon is experiencing a real hard landing in China, local group buying sites are strengthening their shield to secure their positions in the market, by either investing heavily on advertising or closing millions of financing.

Tuesday, Feb, 22nd, (2/22/2) The 2 Day for the retarded in China

Alia | February 22nd, 2011 - 6:32 am
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Since today is Tuesday, Feb, 22nd in China, literally 2,22,2, four 2s. Chinese netizens call today the Day of 2 and are ready for a celebration. How? That depends. All these young Chinese need is another excuse to let loose and have fun.

Twitter vs. China’s No.1 Microblog: What Twitter should learn from Sina Weibo

Alia | February 22nd, 2011 - 4:35 am
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No one can give a definite answer to the question of whether Twitter can be a huge success in China, like in other places around the world. But from a comparison between Twitter and China’s most popular microblogging service Sina Weibo, we can at least say that Twitter has a lot to learn from its Chinese copycat in terms of user experience, social elements and content navigation.