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Chinese reporter cuts in front of Korean press
to ask Obama a question, saying he represents Asia

November 12, 2010, The G-20 Summit in Korea has ended, during President’s Obama’s press conference CCTV anchor Rui Chenggang seized the chance to ask the last question given to the Korean press. He also claimed to be representing the entire Asia. His action stirred up some debates on the net.

During the press conference President Obama wanted to leave the last question to the South Korean press, but Rui stood up…

A good reporter who won’t take no for an answer, or…?

The pain of surviving:
life at the bottom of the society

As its 11th 5-year plan coming to an end, China is busy preparing for the drafting of the 12th 5-year plan. It is believed that the 12th plan will be a turning point from “enriching the county” to “enriching the people”. But how much does that mean to people struggling at the bottom of the social ladder? GDP looks really good, the country is drawing international interest. Our leaders are confident and optimistic that their plans can guarantee and improve people’s lives before long. But how long?

It’s difficult to go one week without seeing a child like the one in the first photograph, even in the city of Nanjing.

“Sue me if you dare, my dad is Li Gang”

In the evening on October 16, 2010, due to drunk driving and speeding, a black Volkswagen Magotan hit 2 female student pedestrians wearing roller shoes in front of a supermarket at Hebei University. The incident caused one death and one injured. After the incident, like nothing had happened, the driver continued to drive his girlfriend to school. He was then later stopped by number of students and school security guards on his way back. Surprisingly, the young man showed little remorse and fear, he shouted, “Go ahead, sue me if you dare, my dad is Li Gang”. The report of this incident immediately caused uproar in China’s online community.

If you think America is the only place with an online community of revenge-seekers and justice-dealers a la Anonymous, think again; China’s netizens can be a force to reckon with when angered too.


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