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Gong Li Calls Fan Bingbing Brainless

Here’s what’s hot on the Chinese internet right now. Baidu Top Searches: 康熙来了 李敖 收视率 Kāngxī lái le Lǐ áo shōushìlǜ – Famous and controversial author Li Ao appeared on Little S’s talk show earlier this week. Here’s a full roundup of what was said (Chinese). 残疾人奥林匹克运动会 Cánjírén ?olínpǐkè Yùndònghuì – The International Paralympic Games […]

06·02·2011

Gong Li Calls Fan Bingbing Brainless

Here’s what’s hot on the Chinese internet right now. Baidu Top Searches: 康熙来了 李敖 收视率 Kāngxī lái le Lǐ áo shōushìlǜ – Famous and controversial author Li Ao appeared on Little S’s talk show earlier this week. Here’s a full roundup of what was said (Chinese). 残疾人奥林匹克运动会 Cánjírén ?olínpǐkè Yùndònghuì – The International Paralympic Games […]

06·02·2011

Here’s what’s hot on the Chinese internet right now.

Baidu Top Searches:

  1. 康熙来了 李敖 收视率 Kāngxī lái le Lǐ áo shōushìlǜ – Famous and controversial author Li Ao appeared on Little S’s talk show earlier this week. Here’s a full roundup of what was said (Chinese).
  2. 残疾人奥林匹克运动会 Cánjírén ?olínpǐkè Yùndònghuì – The International Paralympic Games might not be until 2012, but various spots in China are currently hosting their own local events, like this one in Inner Mongolia.
  3. 巩俐暗讽范冰冰没脑子 Gǒng Lì ànfěng Fàn Bīngbīng méi nǎozi – Actress Gong Li implied in a recent interview that younger superstar Fan Bingbing is “brainless” for showing up at lots of events and walking the red carpet when she’s not promoting anything (like a new movie). Here’s the story (Chinese).
  4. 大s头戴胸罩 dà s tóu dài xiōngzhào – In a photo shoot for an underwear commercial, Big S recently went topless, shocking netizens by instead wearing the bra on her head. Here’s the story and a photo (Chinese).
  5. 冷血护工 lěngxuè hùgōng – A male nurse at an old folks home in Zhengzhou has attracted outrage nationwide after an undercover video report broadcast on the TV news showed him abusing his patients late at night. Here’s the story (English).
  6. 伊能静不雅光碟事件 Yī Néngjìng bùyǎ guāngdié shìjiàn – The release of vulgar photos of starlet Annie has apparently deeply depressed her, and reportedly she hasn’t changed clothes in two days. Here’s the story (Chinese).
  7. 盖增君 Gài Zēngjūn – Gai is a high-profile soccer coach who was recently named the acting head coach of Dalian’s pro team. An interview with him was published today (Chinese).
  8. 汽油瓶杀人案 qìyóu píng shārén’àn – In Shenyang, a driver hit another man with his car, and after a lengthy argument with the man, who was still lying on the ground, the driver threw two makeshift molotov cocktails at him and set him on fire. Here’s the story (Chinese).
  9. 张柏芝已摘婚戒 Zhāng Bǎizhī yǐ zhāi hūn jiè – After the very public disintigration of Cecelia Chung’s marriage, she has apparently quietly returned to work, and said that living alone has not affected her mood. Here’s the story (Chinese).
  10. 保山地震 Bǎoshān dìzhèn – Baoshan, in Yunnan Province, suffered a 4.5 level earthquake, there are no reports of any injuries or property damage as a result yet. Here’s the story (Chinese).

Sina Weibo Trending Topics:

  1. 李娜进法网四强 Lǐ Na jìn fǎwǎng sì qiáng – Chinese tennis player Li Na has now made it into the final four contestants in the French Open.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 奥尼尔宣布退役 àoníěr xuānbù tuìyì – Shaquille O’Neal, the NBA-all-star-turned-rapper-and-Burger-King-spokesman, is retiring from the NBA, or so he said on Twitter.
  5. 微摄影大赛 wēi shèyǐng dàsài – Sina is promoting their photography competition.
  6. 药家鑫之父开微博 Yào Jiāxīn zhī fù kāi wēi bó – Yao Jiaxin, the street peddler accused of stabbing to city management officials and sentenced to death, has a father, and his father has started a Sina Weibo account to clear up rumors about the case. Thus far he has used it mostly to argue with one of the relatives of the chengguan his son stabbed.
  7. 张柏芝谢霆锋传婚变 Zhāng Bǎizhī Xiè Tíngfēng chuán hūnbiàn – People are talking about Cecelia Chung’s divorce (see #9 above).
  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.