Fun video: The too-powerful-to-be-true Tai Chi master of China

Alia | August 29th, 2012 - 9:43 pm

In the video, anyone who touched or only walked closer to Yan Fang, the Tai Chi master in white standing in the middle, bounced away like they just got an electric shock.

City party chief fled China with 200m RMB

Alia | August 29th, 2012 - 6:25 pm
Wang Guoqiang

When numerous reports are out about the rich fleeing the country and as China’s central government released “anti-flight” regulations to monitor “naked officials,” we see a real life example.

Too much internet freedom for minors in China? A 10-year-old girl blackmailed after nude video chats with a 11-year-old boy

Alia | August 28th, 2012 - 6:28 pm

A 11-year-old boy did nude video chat with a 10-year-old girl, snapped nude photos of her, blackmailed her, and when failed, posted her nude photos online. It’s a shocking yet sad story that reveals several social problems China is facing now.

Neil Bush joked about joining the Communist Party of China

Alia | August 27th, 2012 - 3:53 pm
Neil Bush

Neil Bush asked on SIna Weibo: “I’m thinking of joining the CCP. What do you think of my accessories?”, with a “serve the people bag” on his shoulder.

Young couple in Chengdu made out on the spot after knocking down three construction workers and killed one

Alia | August 23rd, 2012 - 8:19 pm

No need for DUI tests, they were definitely drunk or high on something else.

I wish I could live in Xinwen Lianbo (CCTV News)

Alia | August 23rd, 2012 - 3:17 am

There has long been a popular saying on the Chinese Internet “I wish I could live in world depicted by Xinwen Lianbo.” Below is a letter supposing written by a netizen that explains in detail why such a wish exists.

What if your kid is born on Diaoyu Islands?

Alia | August 22nd, 2012 - 2:47 am
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More telling than waves of anti-Japan protests and discussions of patriotism is a poll started on Sina Weibo. The question is “If your kid is born on Diaoyu Islands, which citizenship would you choose for her?”

The new 24 exemplars of filial piety

Alia | August 18th, 2012 - 5:32 am

In early August, China’s National Bureau of Senior Affairs released the New 24 Filial Exemplars, which not only shows how the dynamics of family and of the parent-child relationship have changed in China, but also subtly tells a story of modern China as it is today.

[Ipdated: who's winning?] B2C WWWIII or Weibo BS? 360buy CEO declared price war with…everybody

Alia | August 14th, 2012 - 11:43 pm
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Last evening, three Weibo posts by Liu Qiangdong, CEO of 360buy, China’s leading B2C ecommerce site, started something that may be the beginning of a messy price war among major electronic appliance retailers in China.

China’s controversial philanthropist Chen Guangbiao to sell canned fresh air

Alia | August 14th, 2012 - 1:58 am

Chen Guangbiao, China’s most high-profile philanthropist and CEO of Huangpu Recycling Resources Co. LTD, will set up boutiques in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to sell canned fresh air starting September 17 at 4 to 5 yuan per can.