[UPDATED AGAIN] Conan vs Chinese talk show Da Peng: Da Peng apologized, Conan forgave.

Alia | February 29th, 2012 - 4:08 pm
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One day after Conan made fun of a Chinese talk show that ripped off his opening sequence, the host of the Chinese show fought back. Da Pend, host of the show apologized, made fun of Conan’s show and American culture and challenged Conan on getting a big enough crowd on stage in costumes.

Apple home appliance in China, The iPhone gas stove

Alia | February 28th, 2012 - 4:23 am
The iPhone gas stove

On February 23, 2012, local police in Wuhan seized a warehouse of gas stoves, branded as “iPhone” with Apple’s log on. The manufacturer, as shown on the certificate, is “Apple China Co. Ltd”.

Chinese netizens “occupy” Obama’s Google +, calling for help to make change happen in China

Alia | February 27th, 2012 - 1:57 am
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When netizens in China found out that Google + was not longer blocked in the country, they flocked to Obama’s G+ page and initiated “Occupy Obama G+” and filled up the 500 comment limit for every post on the page.

Son of a government official, denied of love, set fire to a 18-year-old girl in China (graphic images)

Alia | February 26th, 2012 - 1:54 am
The girl before the tragedy

Teenage boy of a government official set fire to a 18-years-old girl who has rejected his love with butane.

“Without Gao Kao, how can you compete with Second Generation Rich?”

Alia | February 24th, 2012 - 7:46 pm
"Without Gao Kao, how can you compete with Second Generation Rich?"

A middle school in Zhejiang decided to motivate its students who are preparing for China’s College Entrance Exam to study hard. The story starts with “good Gao Kao score is their only hope to compete with Second Generation Rich and still have an advantage.”

Occupy Men’s Toilets: College girls in China fight for gender equality for loo

Alia | February 24th, 2012 - 2:41 am
Occupy Men's Room

A group of college girls who are tired of long lines in front of the lady’s room started Occupy Men’s Room to fight for equal loo rights.

A Chinese burglar that steals and motivates

Alia | February 22nd, 2012 - 7:32 pm
A Chinese burglar with character

A Chinese burglar wrote “Your family is too poor. Please work harder” on walls of families he broke into but found nothing to take.

Lost and found bike of Japanese globe-trotting cyclist spurred anger among netizens: Same bike, different fate

Alia | February 22nd, 2012 - 4:10 pm
Lost bike of a Japanese cyclist who plans to cycle around the globe was found in Wu Han

When a Japanese cyclist’s bike stolen in Wu Han was found by local police in just one day, Chinese netizens reacted with anger and irony., questioning why foreigner received superior treatment.

Savvy retailers in China cash out Linsanity with a sea of products and a Lin trademark

Alia | February 22nd, 2012 - 5:40 am
Lin trademark

What’s better than Linsanity? Proflint! Clothes and iPhone accessories with Jeremy Lin’s face or #17 on them sell like crazy on Taobao. A sports product company in Wu Xi even registered a Lin trademark.

A kissing competition that faints several: Long kisses in acrobatic positions

Alia | February 20th, 2012 - 4:40 pm
Marathon kissing contest in China

Chinese couples held long kisses in acrobatic positions in a marathon kissing contest for chance to win a diamond ring.