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Dumb Kid Sells Kidney for an iPad 2

Here’s what’s hot on the Chinese internet today. Baidu Top Searches: 自习室上演激情 Zìxíshì shàngyǎn jīqíng – Recently (though not as recently as this news story might suggest) video of a couple having sex in their college classroom — and then suddenly remembering there’s a camera there — has spread widely thoughout the Chinese internet. Here’s […]

06·03·2011

Dumb Kid Sells Kidney for an iPad 2

Here’s what’s hot on the Chinese internet today. Baidu Top Searches: 自习室上演激情 Zìxíshì shàngyǎn jīqíng – Recently (though not as recently as this news story might suggest) video of a couple having sex in their college classroom — and then suddenly remembering there’s a camera there — has spread widely thoughout the Chinese internet. Here’s […]

06·03·2011

Here’s what’s hot on the Chinese internet today.

Baidu Top Searches:

  1. 自习室上演激情 Zìxíshì shàngyǎn jīqíng – Recently (though not as recently as this news story might suggest) video of a couple having sex in their college classroom — and then suddenly remembering there’s a camera there — has spread widely thoughout the Chinese internet. Here’s the story (Chinese).
  2. 平谷车祸 píng gǔ chēhuò – A particularly terrible traffic accident in Beijing left three dead (including two primary school students) and another 21 injured. The driver of a van lost control and swerved onto the sidewalk, striking pedestrians until the vehicle finally stopped. Here’s the story (Chinese).
  3. 谢霆锋 二奶 Xiè Tíngfēng èrnǎi – The reason for the breakup of Cecelia Chung and Nicholas Tse’s marriage became a little clearer today when it was reported that Tse was also keeping a mistress. Here’s the story (Chinese).
  4. 男生卖肾买ipad nánshēng mài shèn mǎi ipad – A 17-year-old idiot, er, high school student sold his kidney so he could buy an iPad 2. He said he found a middle-man willing to pay for his kidney on the internet. He had successfully gone through the surgery and collected the money, but he raised his mother’s suspicions when he came home with a laptop and an iPhone, which she knew very well he had no way of affording. Here’s the story (Chinese).
  5. 塑化剂 饮料危机 sùhuàjì yǐnliào wēijī – Many Taiwanese-made beverages were banned from import to the mainland after authorities discovered the beverages contained a harmful chemical usually used to make plastics soft. Here’s the story (English).
  6. 庐山瀑布消失 lú shān pùbù xiāoshī – The brutal drought ravaging China’s south has caused Lushan mountain’s famous waterfall to disappear. Here’s the story (Chinese).
  7. 声障 shēngzhàng – News media are posting this photo of an American naval pilot in an F-18 just as it breaks the sound barrier. Here’s the photo.
  8. 中国国家电监会 Zhōngguó guójiā diàn jiān huì – Wu Xinxiong, formerly the governor of Jiangxi Province, has been formally appointed the head of China’s state electricity apparatus. Here’s the story (Chinese).
  9. 圣瑞非法集资 shèng ruì fēifǎ jízī – A Harbin financial company has been implicated in fraud, and word is the company may have illegally obtained over 4.5 billion RMB. Here’s the story (Chinese).
  10. 邓超 孙俪 婚礼 Dèng Chāo Sūn Lì hūnlǐ – Deng Chao and Sun Li’s marriage is coming right up (they’re scheduled for June 7th) and the menu for the ceremony has been released on Weibo. Here’s the story (Chinese).

Sina Weibo Trending Topics:

  1. 为李娜加油 wèi Lǐ Na jiāyóu – People are cheering for Li Na, the Chinese tennis player in the final 4 of the French Open.
  2. 我的高考记忆 wǒ de gāokǎo jìyì – It’s gaokao time in China, and people are sharing their own memories of the test.
  3. NBA直播 NBA zhíbō – People are looking for video of the NBA finals.
  4. 张柏芝谢霆锋传婚变 Zhāng Bǎizhī Xiè Tíngfēng chuán hūnbiàn – People are talking about Cecelia Chung’s divorce and Nicholas Tse’s reported infidelity.
  5. 台湾塑化剂风波 Táiwān sù huà jì fēngbō – Harmful plastics may be part of over 500 different food product containers in Taiwan; needless to say, people are upset about this.
  6. 爱心送考 àixīn sòng kǎo – People are talking about the gaokao, wishing students luck, and promising to do what they can to ensure students get to test centers on time.
  7. 微摄影大赛 wēi shèyǐng dàsài – Sina is promoting their photography competition.
  8. 《功夫熊猫2》“gōngfu xióngmāo2” – Kung Fu Panda 2 is breaking all kinds of domestic records, and people are talking about it.
  9. 动车购票实名制 dòng chē gòu piào shí míng zhì – People are talking about the new real-name system for high speed train tickets, which requires that people present official state IDs in order to buy tickets for any high-speed train.