Son wants to be a second-generation rich, Mom sells kidney

Alia | April 27th, 2012 - 7:15 pm

Another heart-wrenching, you-must-be-kidding-me story in China where a mom wants to sell her kidney so that her son can become a second-generation rich.

Background: Seond-generation rich are youth born into rich families after the 1980s.

American guy with perfect Chinese becomes popular for imitating different Chinese and English accents

Alia | April 27th, 2012 - 4:48 pm

In the video clip, he role-played a Beijinger with Beijing accent, a Mandarin-speaking Chinese with Chinglish, a Taiwanese, a Hong Kong man, a Caucasian American, an African American, a Japanese, a Russian, a French, an African, a New Yorker and a gay, all with very distinct character and accents.

Another reason why you need to know chemistry in China

Alia | April 27th, 2012 - 1:51 am

The salvation of toxic foods. No joking.

Infographic: Who are China’s Leftover Women, How are They Doing and Why are They Left?

Alia | April 26th, 2012 - 12:18 am
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Earlier March,, China’s leading online dating website, released its first 2012 research report, “Confession of a leftover woman”. The report opens a door to the minds of China’s leftover women.

Sina Weibo becomes new frontline for London mayor election: All 3 candidates opened Weibo account

Alia | April 25th, 2012 - 12:31 am

After Boris Johnson opened his official Sina Weibo account on April 12, Ken Livingstone and Brian Paddick also joined Weibo, making China’s No.1 microblogging service the new frontline for the 2012 London mayor election.

Surreal pictures: A rainbow ditch of toxic drug capsules

Alia | April 24th, 2012 - 5:11 pm

On April 21, a large amount of what believed to be toxic drug capsules was found in a road-side ditch in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. The strip lasted over 300 meters. Some of the picture are kind of artsy…

South China Sea standoff stirred new wave of nationalism in China, “The government has no balls and we want a war”

Alia | April 24th, 2012 - 1:17 am

Two recent news articles regarding the standoff between China and the Philippines in South China Sea bring nationalistic sentiment to a new high point. While netiznes still support the government’s sovereignty claim in the region, they feel betrayed by the government’s non-action.

US court dropped charge of tampering, citing bribery as China-US cultural difference, Netizens agreed

Alia | April 23rd, 2012 - 11:57 pm

County Attorney at Iowa dropped tampering charge against Chinese parents, citing bribery as culture difference. Chinese netizens responded with a bitter agreement and overwhelming sense of shame.

Infographic: How much do multinational companies reply on China’s market for revenue?

Alia | April 23rd, 2012 - 2:07 am
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The answer may disappoint many – to a lot of multinational companies, China is still a relatively small market.

Chinese government: From “cover it up,” “shut them up” to “actively respond”?

Alia | April 22nd, 2012 - 1:25 am

Weibo has increasingly grown into a platform for more rational interactions between the government and its people in China. Two recent news serve as good examples of how Weibo has made it possible for conscience citizens to get their voices heard.