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Law-Abiding Chinese Man Discovers His ‘Criminal Record’

Chen Junjie and the court verdict of his robbery. (via The Paper)
Chen Junjie and the court verdict of his robbery. (via The Paper)

In 2011, Chen Junjie (roughly “Jwin-jyeh”), an average, law-abiding Chinese citizen, had been living the coastal province of Guangdong for nine years when he decided...




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    Man Wrongly Diagnosed With AIDS Lives Like a Prisoner for a Decade

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  • Young people interviewed by China's Phoenix Television. (via Phoenix Telelvision)

    50 Years After the Cultural Revolution, China’s Youth Have No Idea What It Was About

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  • A woman lunches on a bowl of soup noodles at a food court in Beijing on April 6, 2011. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    5 Chinese Foods That Chemicals Made More Attractive (and More Deadly)

    Because of criminally lax food and drug regulations, Chinese consumers risk disease or poisoning, even when doing something as simple as buying cooking oil from... Read more

  • Footage of the attempted abduction (via Guangzhou Daily)

    Watch: Woman Nearly Abducted in Public, Ignored by Passersby

    On May 16, a Chinese woman writing on her WeChat social media account described how she had been almost dragged into a van by an... Read more

  • Li Kai is receiving treatment from the hospital. (via West China Metropolis Daily)

    Young Chinese Man Demands Compensation for Bad Supermarket Product, Then Is Mysteriously Attacked by Thugs

    When Li Kai (pseudonym), a student living in southwestern China, bought a snack at a local supermarket, he opened the unprofessionally-labelled bag to find that... Read more

  • Xiao Qin and her 76 year old grandmother. (via Visual China)

    Pictures: Rural Chinese Kids Raised by Senile Grandmother Grow Up Mute

    For over six years, two children in coastal southeastern China were cared for exclusively by their senile 76-year-old grandmother, leaving them mute and developmentally challenged... Read more

  • Kitchen slop in Zhengzhou, central China. (via Sina Blogpost)

    Horrible Ways Kitchen Leftovers Are Being Reused by China’s Restaurants

    Every restaurant has to deal with food scraps, be it oily slop left over from cooking or the soup broth and other food left behind... Read more

  • A villager plants trees to try and keep the sand from shifting to other areas in the Hobq Desert in Hangjin County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, northern China, on May 5, 2006. Desertification in some western and northern regions has accelerated in recent years due to drastic water shortage, destruction of grassland resources, pollution, and other reasons, according to state media. (China Photos/Getty Images)

    China’s Desertification Is Causing Trouble Across Asia

    Creeping desertification in China is swallowing thousands of square kilometers of productive soil every year. It’s a challenge of gigantic and unprecedented proportions. The rate... Read more

  • Dead fish in the Liqu river in western Sichuan Province, China. (Sina Weibo)

    Tibetans Protest Rivers Polluted by Chinese Mines—Using Dead Fish

    When a thousand ethnic Tibetans living in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province gathered to protest a lithium mining operation that is poisoning local waters, they prepared... Read more

  • Fake shredded jellyfish confiscated by police. (via Huzhou Police)

    A Chinese Jellyfish Delicacy and Its Poisonous Fake Substitute

    In East Asia, shredded jellyfish is a common appetizer, usually served cold and dry. It can come with sauce or as part of various sushi... Read more

  • This photo taken on August 9, 2013 shows plastic surgeon Wang Xuming (L) performing a "special" nose operation on a patient at his clinic in the southwest Chinese city of Chongqing.   (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

    Fake Chinese Medical Facility Lures in Patients by Stealing the Identity of a Well-Respected Hospital

    Reports have surfaced of a Chinese hospital that was recently found to have copied the entire website of a top-rated provincial hospital and deceived customers... Read more

  • Chinese paramilitary police officers watch over pedestrians in the Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing on Oct. 24, 2014. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    Two Chinese Men and Their Failed Plot to Blackmail Hundreds of Government Officials

    Two men in southern China have been implicated in a planned scheme to extort over 20 million yuan (about $3.1 million) from more than 200... Read more

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    Chinese Man Takes in Stray Dog, but It Turns Out to Be a Bear

    A Chinese farmer took in an unusual stray “dog” but he was later told the animal is actually a bear. The farmer, who was not... Read more

  • Liu Yongwei's wound. (via Xin'an Evening News)

    Chinese Man Gets Surgery, Finds His Kidney Missing

    When Mr. Liu, a farmer living in eastern China, was severely injured in a tractor accident, he was sent to a hospital in the city... Read more

  • A police officer waves to an ambulance in Dehui, China’s Jilin Province, on June 3, 2013. Rogue operators of unofficial ambulances have become a big problem in China. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Enter the Strange World of Rogue Chinese Ambulance Services

    Residents in the city of Nanchang, in southeastern China, long ago gave up on the idea of getting a real ambulance using the country’s official... Read more

  • Zheng Yanliang demonstrates how he amputated his leg. (via Netease)

    Desperate DIY Health Methods Chinese Used to Avoid Staggering Medical Bills

    The Chinese medical system requires patients to pay up-front, meaning that for hundreds of millions of people, a life-threatening injury or disease can be financially... Read more


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