This is kind of weird, it’s almost like going back to 1990s where radio is one of the most important media broadcasts. We doubt there is anyone listening to the BBC English radio in China. The BBC has said their shortwave broadcasts in English of World Service radio are being jammed here. The British news corporation said it was not possible to determine exactly where the blocking was coming from and the company condemns the action which disrupt audiences’ free access to news and information. The BBC has experienced several instances of satellite services being jammed in recent years, but shortwave jamming is less frequent. Of course, China authorities has brushed off the accusations of the jamming …
Sina Weibo is China’s largest social media platform with over 400-million registered users, and sometimes being referred as “China’s Twitter”. It’s good to hear that Sina Weibo is planning to reach out international audiences by offering an English-language interface. There’re already numerous foreigners notice the service, famous figures like Bill Gates, Sean Maloney (Vice president of Intel), Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Emma Watson, and mores..
Microsoft demonstrated a software that can translate spoken English into spoken Chinese almost instantly. The software preserves intonation and cadence so the translated speech still sounds like the original speaker. Microsoft said research breakthroughs had reduced the number of errors made by the instant translation system. It said it modelled the system on the way brains work to improve its accuracy. Details about the project were given during a presentation in Tianjin, China. Spoken words were almost instantly turned into Chinese by piping the spoken English through Microsoft’s translation system. The machine-generated version of the words can even maintain some of the spoken style …
Don’t know who is Huawei? Then, get to know them by challenging yourself how to pronunce the company’s name “Huawei”, see if you have made the same mistake as those interviewed in the video.
A video clip which shows a quarrel between several China tourists and local Hong Kong residents on a subway train has unexpectedly became an Internet hit recently. A Beijing University professor does not like the bitchfight and has commented online with harsh words. The professor thinks that Hong Kong people are mostly running dogs of the British, and they are bastards for not speaking Mandarin language. The incident has became a serious ‘culture clash’ between Hong Kong and the mainland China … Update: latest news on the dispute.
Chinese subway is not too safe but always interesting. Recently, a Chinese men who didn’t give a seat suffered scolding from a Chinese woman who spoke Chinglish. We probably would advice her to check out the previous Chinese fellow who ripped off the Chinglish. Video after the break.
The person in the video is a Chinese-born who speaks very good and fluent English. He made a short 9-mins short clip about to correct those Chinese who cannot speak proper English. Enjoy after the jump.
We hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend this week. We know all Americans will be commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks for this coming week. Thanks god, Bin Laden has gone ! And for the Apple’s missing iPhone 5, we think Apple will keep on looking for their prototype and pictures might leak out very soon ! OK, here are the China tech news you should not miss from the last seven days, enjoy !
Mmm. Music Talent. In China, it’s rare to find someone who sings well, in English. As I’m a stay indoors kind of guy who always listens to music, I’m always looking for talented singers and nice songs across the Internet. Recently, I came across a Chinese singer, who has a really voice and uses a creative way to perform other people’s songs in videos. Check out his music videos after the break! You will love it!
Remember the days when we were satisfied just to have a cell phone or a computer? Today, everyone loves to see new technology and some people (especially the rich Chinese) treat technology as a status symbol. Others would just love to follow the trend, racing to buy the latest gadgets as soon as they’re released. Much of the blame rests with Apple, which has its customers trained to blindly crave its products. Interestingly, the Taiwanese news animators have produced an animation, showing Apple fanboys snatching an Apple and a kid smashing his Xbox 360 when he saw an other kid with a Xbox 361. Video after the break.
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