In Wuhan city, the capital of Hubei province in Central China, a naked Chinese woman was quietly playing her iPad during her subway’s ride. It was so embarrassing that some passengers got off the train earlier. The news together with pictures gained steam on Chinese social media, causing thousands of users’ comments and criticism. According to witnesses, the middle age lady took off her dress after she entered the cabin, she was occasionally yelling around while using her iPad. Police and subway staff went onboard and stopped the naked women. After some investigation, it confirmed she has suffered mental illness which caused the misbehavior action in public. The incident has reminded us the fairy tale of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” …
BBC Earth Productions has captured some amazing high-speed footage on Shaolin Kung Fu. According to legend, Chinese Kungfu martial arts originated from the Shaolin Monastery. It has produced countless Kungfu masters and patriotic heroes, and generated many mysteries. Today, the Shaolin Monastery and Martial Arts are synonymous in China and around the world, and humble students from all over the globe make their way to the Shaolin Temple to learn the legendary skills of martial arts from the real masters. The Shaolin Warriors traveling shows is much more than a Kungfu demonstration. It presents the magnificent and rarely-seen temple life of the Shaolin monks: their Buddhist meditation and martial arts training. The act of Shaolin Kung Fu can be lightning fast, thanks to the advance high-speed camrea which now let us to view the action in super slow motion.
An American blogger has purchased what may be the world’s cheapest mobile phone during a visit to China for just 75 yuan (US$12). He posted a blog entry describing how he stumbled across the US$12 phone in Shenzhen. The discovery has since been picked up by several international media outlets, including Forbes. The unbranded translucent plastic phone boasts a simple design with built-in MP3 player, Bluetooth, a two-color OLED display, USB and microSD card slots, and quad-band GSM that can be used for basic service almost anywhere in the world. It is also unlocked and contract-free, and came with a charger and power cable. Few more pictures after the jump. It’s hard to believe the are still manufacturers willing to produce such a crappy phone which might not given too much profit earning.
In China these days, Apple’s iPad is the middle class child’s companion of choice. It is becoming commonplace for a family gathering to feature parents playing mahjong, while their children tapping Angry Birds on the tablet device. Chinese parents often encourage this trend. They have considered the iPad a good choice, since it provides interactive visual and audio content to entertain their kids. However, experts have pointed out that the iPad is not a perfect tool for early education and may function negatively on children if used improperly, particularly when it comes to children’s eyesight. A 2-years-old kid in Wuhan city Central China, has got a 500 degrees of nearsightedness, thanks to Apple’s technology and his ignorance parent. The little Chinese kid started to use iPad while he was one and a half years old. His parent has downloaded lots of children apps for their child to learn and play, and they’re happy to have an easy job on taking care their kid …
Foxconn has begun taking on new workers in China as it prepares to begin production of Apple’s next iPhone. The company has added to its numbers at Zhengzhou factory located in eastern China, which is mainly produced iPhone device, ending a freeze on recruitment that was implemented back in February. According to a source from supply chain, the new workers will assemble the upcoming “iPhone 5S,” as well as existing models that Apple has requested to boost capacity. The Zhengzhou plant employs between 250,000 and 300,000 people, and around 10,000 assembly line workers have been added per week since the end of March. Recent reports have claimed that the iPhone 5S will enter production during the second quarter of 2013, ahead of its launch later this year. It could also be joined by a low-cost iPhone which is going to be built by Pegatron, instead of Foxconn. The cheaper version iPhone could help Apple compete in emerging markets, especially in China. Foxconn is said to be feeling the pressure of the increased competition Apple is receiving in the smartphone and tablet markets recently, however, the Taiwanese contractor thought that business will pick up around May when Apple’s new devices enter production. We hope the so-called new iPhone 5S has enough innovative features, minor upgade just won’t cut it.
The love for PSY’s “Gangnam Style” certainly hasn’t slowed with the horsey dance video currently at over 1.5 billion views on YouTube. Its follow-up “Gentleman” music video, has followed a similar style to “Gangnam.” Despite the new single being titled “Gentleman,” the video showcases the K-pop king pulling chairs out from beneath beautiful women, making little kids cry and attempting to pull off sunbathing girls’ tops. Those well-versed in “Gangnam Style” will see familiar faces like the dancing man in the yellow suit, the man in the cowboy hat in the elevator and hoards of hilarious senior citizens. We also have a new subtle hip-shaking choreography with an innovative lyrical hook like “I’m a motherfather gentleman.” Overall, PSY’s performance is still entertaining, but will it break the record again is still too early to say.
China UnionPay, the only domestic bank card organization in communist China, has entered an agreement with Intel to provide mobile payment services. The collaboration was announced at IDF’s keynote in Beijing. The organization is set to use Intel’s Identity Protection Technology and also its distribution of the Hadoop software framework for data centers. During the event, the company has also unveiled the UnionPay Quick Pass service which allows consumers to use an NFC-enabled smartphone powered by Intel processor to pay for products everywhere from department stores to vending machines. To date, the total number of UnionPay card issued worldwide has exceeded 3.5 billion, with presence in all over China and network extended to more than 140 countries. So the joining force is absolutely creating a huge business for Intel in Chinese market and around the world. By the way, is that means if your Android phone is not powered by Intel chips, you will be prohibited to use the mobile payment service ? And what about Apple iPhone that doesn’t even support NFC ?
The hilarious video is a short clip from a Chinese TV series set during the Chinese resistance against Japanese invaders during World War II. A Chinese heroine was gang raped by a brunch of Japanese soldiers. As she was being raped, she discovers a box of arrows nearby. She took the arrow and stabs the current rapist. Suddenly, she is “charged-up” and start killing every soldiers with her bow and arrow. We are amazed by the stupid and ridiculous plot. It seems that anti-japanese resistance will give you some sort of special power to become a goddess. The viral video has over 5 million views and 30k comments on Chinese website.
Remember our breaking undercover journalist story being reported a week ago? Regarding the most recent riot, we have contacted the same undercover journalist called Wang Yu via QQ (China’s most popular IM software) and he has something to say. He made 3 very close friends during the 10 days stay in the Taiyuan Foxconn factory and he talks about their miserable life in Foxconn.
UPDATE SEPT 24 – Part 1: Taiyuan Foxconn has gone strike !
UPDATE SEPT 24 – Part 2: We have got in touch with the undercover journalist.
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