For Chinglish’s sake !

Anyone who’s been to China or checked around the English blogosphere about China have all come across a widespread phenomenon on the mainland : Chinglish ! A famous –and infamous- mix between Chinese and English, and usually a bad one too. They can be found on official road signs, shops signs, railway stations, airports, parks…well, actually anywhere and everywhere.

Some of us may actually have tweeted about them, created facebook groups or blogs to spreading the laugh around. And resource, as it seems, is endless. 

In 2008, as the Olympic Games were approaching, the government reportedly hired foreigners to clean the walls –and save the face of the country-. But here we are, two years later, and it seems that –to our immense pleasure- they didn’t do such a great job. And let’s be honest Chinese people don’t really care if the English words on their shop signs are spelt wrong or not : it always makes for a good picture for the tourists to bring back home and why not, they might also want a little refreshment before hitting the road again. 

Apparently, Internet freedom is guaranteed…

…and by the Chinese government, no less ! Could the Chinese government have changed its mind about the Internet ? In a White Paper published by the Chinese State Council Information Office, entitled ‘The Internet in China’, the Great Central Government does praise the Internet calling it ‘the crystallization of human wisdom’, ‘the greatest invention of the 20th century’ and ‘an important indicator of advanced productivity’.

From the assembly line to the suicide line

If Foxconn, the largest electronic componant factory in the world was entering a contest, it would probably be that of the most suicide attempts. There was number 1, 2, 3… and five months later, there was a number 16..and Foxconn keeps counting.

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South Africa, China and the North Korean Football team

With the soon-to-start World Cup in South Africa, it is our China Filers’ hope that you’re still wondering why we’re writing this post when China has not even qualified –and is probably still paddling into corruption affairs. Well, while most eyes will be following the conventional teams –Brasil, France, Italy, Spain- our trained ones will bet on the North Korean one…and its Chinese supporters !
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From the land of Pandas comes the new wave of Chinese Rock

Move aside Midi and Strawberry, just in time for the May Holiday, here comes the Zebra Music Festival tucked away on the outskirst of Chengdu !  Just like last summer, tens of thousands of youngs, erlderly’s and families attended the ZMF.


Weeks before the release of the ZMF 2010 lineup, thousands were already sharing their excitment and attendance on Douba, among other social networks. And they weren’t lying… Tattooed rockers were mixing up with professionals and families on the grounds of the Tulip Park.