Uncle house 2.0: A village cadre with RMB 2 billion assets

Alia | November 29th, 2012 - 1:31 am

Zhou Weisi, a committee director at Longgang district, Shenzhen province, was recently exposed to own assets worth as much as 2 billion yuan. He owns so many properties that netizens give him the nickname “grandpa house,” an upgraded generation of “uncle house.”

New Internet meme: Aircraft carrier style

Alia | November 26th, 2012 - 3:57 am

While most Chinese netizens are saying no to Gangnam Style, they are inventing their own “Aircraft carrier style”.

[Updated] Gangnam Style at China’s 2013 Spring Festival Gala? Chinese netizens: “No, thanks.”

Alia | November 26th, 2012 - 2:22 am

South Korean rapper Psy, whose global hit “Gangnam Style” just became the most-viewed YouTube video of all times, is rumored to be invited to perform at China Central TV’s 2013 Spring Festival Gala. But Chinese netizens are not welcoming the idea.

Mom sent to labor camp after visiting son in Beijing

Alia | November 24th, 2012 - 7:58 am
Guo Dajun

On November 19, Guo Dajun, graduate student at Beijing Institute of Technology, reported on his Sina Weibo account that his mom, Zhao Meifu, has been taken by police from their hometown of Lanzhou, Gansu province, and was sentenced to one year of labor camp after paying him a visit in Beijing.

[Names updated] The little match boys: Tragedy in modern China

Alia | November 19th, 2012 - 11:26 pm

On the morning of Nov. 16, 5 little boys aged from 8 to 13 were found dead in a roadside trash bin in the city of Bijie, Guizhou after burning charcoal for warmth. Investigations said the boys were died of carbon monoxide poisoning – the night before was 6 °C (42 °F). So far, no one knows whether they are homeless or kids running away from home.

Little girls in bikinis posed as car models in Wuhan

Alia | November 17th, 2012 - 6:36 am

Though car models in bikinis are nothing new in China, this one in Wuhan still shocked many by hiring little kids.

Modeling for teen-girl clothes on Tmall, 72-year-old grandpa becomes Internet sensation

Alia | November 16th, 2012 - 5:25 am

A 72-year-old grandpa becomes China’s new top model after posing for his granddaughter’s female fashion store on Tmall. Netiznes: “He feels like Karl Lagerfeld!”

Will China’s new gang of 7 makes a good team?

Alia | November 15th, 2012 - 7:50 am

After careful examinations of both astrology and Bagua fortune telling, we have reason to believe that the new Politburo Standing Committee members of China are proper choices for their positions and will bring good luck to China in the next 10 years during their tenure.

A home that resides in a public restroom

Alia | November 15th, 2012 - 3:43 am

A migrant worker family in Guangdong lives in a public restroom for 9 years so that the son can have access to basic education.

The toughest questions and the stupidest answers at China’s 18th National Party Congress

Alia | November 14th, 2012 - 2:00 am

While two 11-year-olds raised questions about food safety and housing prices, two of the most-cared-about social problems in China, Liang Wengen, billionaire and CEO of machinery maker Sany, scored two of the Congress’ most-ridiculed answers.