A “Chinese story” in Manhattan’s housing market

Alia | March 26th, 2013 - 5:12 am

Thus goes the tile of a special CCTV (China Central Television) report on a Chinese mom who bought a USD $6.5 million apartment near the 5th Avenue in Manhattan for her 2-year-old daughter.

Left-behind American children in China

Alia | December 6th, 2012 - 6:16 am

Among China’s vast troops of left-behind children, an even more special segment is left-behind foreign children whose parents are oftentimes illegal immigrants who work low-paid jobs on foreign lands. This is a story on the lives of about 10,000 such left-behind American children in Fuzhou, Fujian province.

Seeing too much coverage on Sandy, Chinese netizens call CCTV a stooge of the US

Alia | October 31st, 2012 - 1:24 am

After being overwhelmed by CCTV’s coverage on Sandy, Chinese netizens called it “the conscience of the US” – that is the polite way of saying it. The impolite way is “CCTV is a stooge of the US.”

[Updated] Fire at a “New York” shopping mall rumored to have killed over 300 Chinese

Alia | July 6th, 2012 - 3:44 am

A big fire that has been rumored to claim 378 lives in Jixian, Tianjin made Chinese netizens turn to New York to discuss the matter and work around censorship. Even the Shifang protest was said to be a distraction of this Tianjin fire.

Forget about Tiger Mom, Here comes Eagle Dad

Alia | February 7th, 2012 - 6:48 pm
Eagle Dad in China asked son to run naked in snow in New York

At Chinese New Year Eve, a 4-year-old boy called He Yide, who travelled to New York with his parents, was asked to run naked at 8:30 am in New York, in inches of snow and at – 13°C (9°F). The self-claimed “Eagle Dad” of the little boy recorded the whole process, which, after being posted online, aroused controversy and received waves of criticisms from Chinese netizens.