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I didn’t know this when I jumped in to my Chinese made jalopy to head to the office in downtown Qingdao, but today is China’s official National ‘Car Free Day’. It looks like no one else new, or didn’t care either!
For any woman in the world the biggest day of their life is their wedding day (so I’ve been told). So what better way to remember the happiest day of your life than dressing up like Hitler!
If you thought Ferris wheels are for wimps, or that the slowing moving giant wheels are more boring than watching paint dry, then you have obviously not seen the awesomeness of the worlds tallest Ferris wheel in Guangzhou China!
We don’t tend to use the terms ‘hundreds of’, ‘stray cats’, ‘organized’, ‘cat army’ together, in fact before today we swear those words were only ever used together in the plot of a poorly made 80′s ‘B’ movie! But it seems the Chinese government have actually mobilised a stray cat army to take on a […]
Married Chinese couples are paying up to 20,000 Yuan ($3100) for fake divorce papers so they can buy second and third homes.
Rovio’s Angry Birds game has long been a popular choice for casual gamers across the globe and has now been honoured by being turned in to Mooncakes for this year’s Mid Autumn day festival!
Hailing from the same seaside city as Gizchina, ‘Swimsuit Auntie’ has fast become an internet celebraty thanks to her unusual yet affective anti-tanning swimsuit.
China’s military may be pleased with their new naval aircraft carrier, but it’s not the only one in China, as Tianjin city has just unveiled its very own aircraft carrier hotel!
Sina’s Weibo micro blogging network is an official bonafide success. Latest figures suggest that the Twitter-like social networking service reached a staggering 140 million users at the end of April, and that number is still skyrocketing!
An employee of Foxconn in Chengdu, China commited suicide earlier today. This is the 13th suicide in a year involving a worker from the Taiwanese electronics giant who makes iPad’s and iPhones for Apple and other equipment for Sony and Dell.
Where as social networking sites Facebook and Twitter were blocked long ago in China, LinkedIn, a professional social networking site have managed to keep access to Chinese subscribers open, and are now looking at ways to expand in the country.
Jin Fan, a 70 year old engineers from Liaoning Province, has long been a believer in UFO’s and alien life and actually formed the Dalian UFO Research Society way back in 1984.
This mighty fine looking ‘space owl’ currently on display at Shanxi Museum is actually a 3000 year old drinking vessel from the late Shang Dynasty and is actually known as Xiaoyou.
Although I find the 8 legged insect munchers terrifying, I’m also fascinated about the hairy backed wall climbing horrors so news that the discovery of the largest known spider fossil was found in China both horrified and excited me!
The Department of Industry and Commerce in Hefei, China have recently discovered a ‘beef extract’ that can be used to give chicken meat or pork the look and flavor of beef.
Sina is on a serious roll with it’s Weibo micro-blogging platform! The social messaging service has attracted people from all over the globe including celebrities like Tom Cruise, they have added English to the Weibo iPhone application and Gizchina will be joining soon!