During the massive salt rush that struck China after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a Chinese man from Wuhan city spends 27,000 CNY (around 4,123 USD) to purchase 13,000 catties (around 8 tons) of salt.
Now after the panic across China has subsided, this man wants a refund. As expected, no stores were willing to offer refunds.
As a guy, what is the first thing you notice when looking at a woman?
Most men have probably been asked this question millions of times. The most typical answers are the eyes, mouth, and hair. The most honest answer would be boobs. But for this certain man, his answer would definitely be feet…
Meet Mr. Liu, he loves feet so much, he will lick them clean.
Based in Wuhan city, Mr. Liu likes to stalk his prey on Wednesday and Friday of each week. When the moment is right, he will strike. First he takes 200 yuan ($30) only, then he will take off your shoes, then socks, surely. Be it large or small, dirty or clean; he will lick them all.
Poor quality tissues posing health risks are being provided in some small restaurants. The issue was identified in various restaurants in Shanghai but likely exists in many other cities.
Restaurant patrons have complained about tissue problems. Edward Dai, a postgraduate student in his 20s, said he suffered a serious skin allergy around his mouth two days after using low-quality tissues at a restaurant. “I wiped my mouth with the tissue provided by the restaurant, and doctors said the tissue likely caused the allergy,” he said.
The Shanghai Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision said such tissues are made of low-quality paper. Usually tissue paper is made from wood pulp, but substandard tissue paper is often made from garbage like waste paper and cloth shreds, without sterilization. These tissues usually break apart easily in water, the bureau said.
To make tissues look whiter and feel soft, harmful chemical substances such as caustic soda or dyes are added during production. These chemicals can cause skin allergies and, if used frequently, raise the risk of getting cancer, officials said.
Bureau officials reminded people not to use tissues if they fall apart easily. They also recommended against using colored tissues as harmful dyes may have been added.
Quality inspection officials said they will strengthen inspections this year and launch a crackdown on those producing low-quality tissues.
The products are usually sold to small restaurants so it would be a good idea to bring your own tissues to “cheaper” restaurants. Although, harmful tissues may be the last thing you need to worry about, when you visit a cheap Chinese restaurant…
How mad do you need get to destroy your car? What if it was a Gallardo?
Well this Chinese owner would destroyed his Gallardo over a dispute with the dealership.
The millionaire reportedly bought a Gallardo (price up to $700,000 in China) last November. Six months later, the engine wouldn’t start. The car was transported to the dealer, in Qingdao, who allegedly didn’t fix the problem but dinged the bumper and chassis during the trip. The irate owner tried unsuccessfully to get the problem fixed, to no avail. He escalated his case all the way up to Lamborghini CEO Stephen Winkelmann, but apparently the dispute wasn’t resolved.
So on March 15, World Consumer Rights Day, the Lambo owner hired a team with sledgehammers to destroy the car in public.
You can see the destruction here:
Lamborghini later issued a statement saying: “We put customer satisfaction first at Lamborghini and think that in this case we did everything to solve the problem. We solved the problem to the satisfaction of the customer.” The statement added that for reasons that are “independent from the relationship with Lamborghini, the owner decided to take this action and smash the car.”
The media later reported that the owner was a Japanese-Chinese businessman who imported the car from Japan. The Gallardo wasn’t even new, but was eight years old and probably was valued at about $80,000.
Apparently, the Lambo owner had a problem with the car, which was promptly fixed. But the owner had a larger business dispute with the businessman who owned the Lamborghini dealership in Qingdao. The event was used for the owner to gain publicity for his own business and to discredit the owner of the Lambo dealer owner.
This explanation is more compelling given the fact the owner placed stickers on the car bearing his own company’s logo (As you can see in the photo above). He also smashed the car in front of his company’s office building, to direct more attention to his business.
I guess the answer to the opening question would be: no one. At least no one is mad enough to calmly hire a group of workers, put banners on the car, drag the car to office and wait until World Consumer Rights Day before smashing the car.
The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China normally evokes a strict and disciplined image. This image, however, elicits the scorn of many Chinese that is usually reserved for the filthy rich.
A Chinese netizen posted about running into the two women wearing military uniforms at the Shenzhen airport and shocked by how they were accessorized: two shoulder bags/purses, a Burberry and LV (Louis Vuitton) respectively, LV branded luggage bags and suitcases, and the black paper bag at the bottom left corner of the photo was a newly purchased Gucci.
Attentive netizens calculated how much all of the items in the picture cost: Large LV luggage bag/each = 58,500 yuan, 5 * 58,500 = 292,500 yuan, small LV bag/each = 26,000 yuan, 2 * 26,000 = 52,000 yuan, and not including the rolling suitcase and other items, the total: 344,500 yuan (~52,197 USD).
The question is whether the army personnel are that well paid or are they just carrying fakes.
It must be great to go to a private school — better facilities, better teachers and even better students. Students going to a private school must feel more superior, even if slightly, than their public school school counterparts.
Well not if you live in Taiwan and go to this particular private school…
A 57 year old english teacher is accused of sexually harassing his students. These middle schoolers say that the teacher curses often during class and has a very humiliating way of punishing students. When faced with unruly students, the teacher would grab the boys genitals and/or take a pen to poke the anus (back and forth).
Check out these poor middle schoolers reenact their teacher’s abuse in the video below:
The students have reported their teacher to the principal. The school has now reported the matter to the Ministry of Education and has formed a formal committee to investigate the claims.
I think this homo-pedo needs to be locked up? Immediately?
Genetically modified (GM) dairy products that are similar to human milk will appear on the Chinese market in two years, an expert in biotechnology has predicted.
Li Ning, a scientist from the Chinese Academy of Engineering and director of the State Key Laboratories for AgroBiotechnology at China Agricultural University, said progress in the field is well under way. Li said Chinese scientists have successfully created a herd of more than 200 cows that is capable of producing milk containing the characteristics of human milk.
“In ancient China, only the emperor and the empress could drink human milk throughout their lives, which was believed to be the height of opulence,” Li said. “Why not make that kind of milk more available for ordinary people?”
Human milk contains two kinds of nutrition that can help improve the immune systems and the central nervous systems of children. The components are not available in milk produced by goats or cows. Li said the scientific world had not previously found a way to mass-produce those ingredients.
Li states that the GM milk will be as safe to drink as that of the ordinary cows, and within 10 years, people will be able to pick up these human-milk-like products at the supermarket.
The Ministry of Agriculture issued bio-safety examination certificates for the GM herd in March 2010, giving the scientific team a 22-month period during which the technology can be tested in laboratories. The ministry will then evaluate the results of the tests before deciding whether to allow the milk to be sold. Xue Dayuan, chief expert with the Ministry of Environmental Protection, said the government will carry out a series of tests on the transferred gene and the method of transplanting it before the genetically modified cows and their milk are declared safe.
Mr. Li also said, “the milk tastes stronger than normal milk.” Sounds like someone is already enjoying their ‘human milk’…
China has been hit by a fresh food scandal after the country’s largest meat processor, Shuanghui, was forced to apologize when an illegal additive was found in some of its pork products.
Jiyuan Shuanghui, an affiliate of the Henan-based Shuanghui Group, was said to have bought pigs that had been fed with clenbuterol. The additive can speed up muscle building and fat burning to produce leaner pork – lean meat sells for a premium in China.
Clenbuterol is banned in China because if eaten by humans it can lead to dizziness, heart palpitations, profuse sweating, nausea, headaches, limb tremors and even cancer.
The Henan province conducted urine tests on 1,512 pigs in nine pig farms, with 52 pigs testing positive. Immediately, chiefs of animal husbandry bureaus in Mengzhou City, Qinyang City and Wenxian County received duty suspension notices. Another 27 officials in the province were in police custody, sacked or suspended from duty. Also, the province intends to random test more than 1.63 million pigs in five counties and cities.
Meat products that are suspected of having been tarnished by the banned feed additive have already been taken off the shelves and meat confirmed to contain the additive have been destroyed, according to government officials.
While the China Meat Association tried to down play the possibility that tainted pork was widespread, many consumers will be avoiding pork for the moment. This pork scandal is definitely nothing new to the Chinese. There have been 18 outbreaks of food-related clenbuterol poisoning between 1998 and 2007, according to a report on the Shanghai Food Safety website. One person died and more than 1,700 others fell ill, the website said.
China is the current powerhouse in Olympic gymnastics; winning a lot of gold medals over the years. However, its training programme has been harshly criticised for being too strict.
Children in China start to train to become gymnasts from the age of four. Before they are chosen to start training, children are tested to see if their bodies are limber enough to withstand the demands of the sport. Those that are selected, start a lifelong process of becoming the best. The Chinese government has set up a very large training facility where the children live and train. These little children have to balance a gruelling training schedule, tough school routine and also give time to their families. It can sometimes become too much for them to handle.
Spurred by dreams of national glory, many parent are very willing to subject their children to such intense lifestyle.
Some may say that putting young children under such intense training is child abuse. That is debatable, but no one can argue that such training methods haven’t paid off.