In China, great minds look alike (literally)

Alia | March 31st, 2011 - 4:50 am
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According to the findings of Chinese netizens, many of these great minds in China’s history may just as well be one man “traveling back and forth through time”. Their proof? Pictures from Chinese history book…well-known figures all look the same with slightly different beard.

Golden (literally) car towed for parking violation in Nanjing

Alia | March 30th, 2011 - 2:00 pm
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A golden convertible Infiniti G-37 was towed away yesterday in downtown Nanjing for parking violation. Many thought it was an advertising effort.

Hilarious Chinese to English translations – A time sex thing, currency recycle system and don’t touch yourself!

Alia | March 30th, 2011 - 3:23 am
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Pictures of hilarious Chinese to English translation. A time sex thing, currency recycle system and don’t touch yourself!

Peking University to screen students for radical thinking from May – many reminded of 89

Alia | March 29th, 2011 - 4:10 am
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Peking University, the most prestigious university in China famous for its tolerance of open discussion, unveiled a program to offer consultation to 10 categories of “trouble” students. Among the 10 categories, one received particular attention and criticism – radical thinking. The crackdown on radical thinking reminds many of 89.

Student trying to stay focus while studying

Alia | March 28th, 2011 - 4:02 am
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A Chinese college student trying to stay focus while studying in dorm

Chinese netizens’ double standard towards copyright – Online poll

Alia | March 28th, 2011 - 3:30 am
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Baidu, China’s biggest search engine, is under fire for copyright violation. The call for copyright protection received almost universal support from netizens. Yet, when the government cracked down P2P websites like BT China and VeryCD, Chinese netizens responded with anger and criticism. In the case of Baidu, they seem to turn pro-copyright overnight.

Can academic merit bail out a murderer? – debate over college student killer in China

Alia | March 26th, 2011 - 5:49 am
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A college student called Yao Jiaxin went on trial March, 23rd, for stabbing a young mother to death after accidentally running into her with his car last year. “I fear that she is from the countryside and peasants are hard to deal with. If she is severely injured, she may ask my family and me for money for the rest of her life.”

Daughter in Nanjing to her Tiger mom:”Mom, I have too much pressure”

Alia | March 24th, 2011 - 3:01 pm
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The day before an exam, a tiger mom in Nanjing, China, forced her daughter to finish tons of math exercises. The daughter refused and wrote the following poem with anger, “Mom, I have too much pressure”. Two twin sisters in Hong Kong echoed with the pressured daughter in Nanjing and made her poem into a song.

Pictures: National hoarding in China in 1988

Alia | March 24th, 2011 - 1:56 pm
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The recent salt hoarding reminds many in China of the life in late 80s. In 1988, China stopped double-track price system, allowing consumer product prices to be adjusted by market rather than central planning. The immediate result was a much greater than imaged price increase across the board. High prices lead to a national panic and a nation-wide hoarding just about everything.

Grandma with an ax robbing armed cash van in China

Alia | March 24th, 2011 - 4:29 am
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A news clip upload on March, 20th, on Youku.com shows how a grandma-aged woman in a white cami was attempting to rob an armed cash van with an ax in the middle of the street. The video attracted 25 pages of comments by now.