Time travel in China, a concept that has been misunderstood

Alia | April 19th, 2011 - 5:48 am
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Time travel in China has nothing to do with technology or sci-fi. Rather, it is referred as time crossover in which people go back to historical periods and either switch souls with famous historical figures, befriend with them or become the love of life of them. It is an escape from reality rather than a journey of imagination.

Shanghai Red Cross’ 10,000 yuan meal under fire

Alia | April 17th, 2011 - 6:26 am
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A receipt of a meal that cost as much as 9859 yuan from Shanghai Luan District Red Cross was exposed online and stirred waves of criticism from netizens. It was reported that the meal was for 17 staff and expenses were not from “donations”.

25-year-old auditor at PwC Shanghai worked to death – time to rethink work-life balance

Alia | April 15th, 2011 - 11:43 pm
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On April 10th, a 25-year-old auditor working at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Shanghai was reported dead of acute cerebral meningitis. Many speculated she was worked to death. The news has sparked heated online debate on how white-collar workers in China should rethink work-life balance.

Baidu, Sina Weibo and SNS fight for online job search market in China

Alia | April 15th, 2011 - 9:49 pm
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In order to monetize services and increase user stickiness, Baidu, Sina Weibo (microblog) and Renren (SNS) all jumped into the online recruiting and job searching market in China. Social capital now has the potential to turn into real capital.

Rural primary school students replaced morning exercise with Michael Jackson in China

Alia | April 15th, 2011 - 4:11 am
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Students at a primary school in rural Chongqing replaced routine radio gymnastics with dance to Michael Jackson’s Dangerous.

Artificially-colored steamed buns and blue-glowing pork in Shanghai

Alia | April 12th, 2011 - 5:30 am
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New items added to China’s food safety scandals – artificially-colored steamed buns and blue-glowing pork, both in Shanghai.

Oversea Chinese student stabbed his mother at Pudong airport over tuition

Alia | April 12th, 2011 - 4:59 am
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A 23-year-old Chinese student, Wang Jiajing, was arrested for stabbing his mother 8 times with a fruit knife outside the arrivals gate of Pudong International Airport. When the mother was lying on the floor of the airport, blooding and watching her son running off, the only one came to help was a foreigner. The Chinese were standing aside…and watching.

Perfect correlation between oil price increase in China and earthquakes around the world

Alia | April 8th, 2011 - 7:52 pm
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A post of how effective dates of oil price increase in China are perfectly correlated with occurrences of earthquakes across the globe got viral online. Many netizens said that notices of oil price increase from China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is the best earthquake prediction.

Woman saying no to harassment beaten up by group of men in Yibin, Sichuan

Alia | April 8th, 2011 - 3:25 am
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A clip of surveillance video at a KTV in Sichuan Yibin showed a woman refuting harassment beaten up by a group of men, one of which is captain of local traffic police. Perpetrator said,”I am the law!”

Paper cranes, from token of good wishes to online trolls by Chinese netiznes

Alia | April 7th, 2011 - 5:37 am
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Paper cranes, a traditional Japanese token of good wishes, are transformed by Chinese netizens. This new breed of paper cranes with legs may look creepy, but also funny as hell.