Chinese beachgoers wear body suits and protective head masks, dubbed “facekinis”, on a crowded public beach in Qingdao city, located in eastern Shandong province, Eastern China. Last year, we have already seen this kind of ‘high-tech’ anti-tanning swimwear. This year it becomes a trend in Qingdao city. The masks are made of a stretchy fabric that is commonly used in bathing suits and can be accompanied by apparel that covers other parts of the body, such as the arms. The mask was invented by a local about seven years ago and is now being mass produced. This is the newest way for Chinese people, especially old ladies, trying to prevent themselves from getting a tan while sitting on the beach. The “facekinis” is selling at a price for US$2, some local residents are making their own out of old clothes. More hilarious pictures after the break.
Batman star Christian Bale was in China last week to promote his newest Chinese film in Beijing. He decided to do something unusual to raise the international awareness of Chen Guangcheng, a blind activist which currently under house-arrest in a tiny village in Shandong province, eastern China. The Hollywood actor drove eight hours from Beijing to Shandong with CNN cameramen and reporters, attempt to visit Chen and thereby to turn up the heat on the Chinese government. Upon arriving, Bale and his entourage of CNN crew were pushed around and chased away by the team of undercover policemen guarding Chen’s house. Batman eventually did not dispense any ass kicking to hold up justice in the communist country …
Well, it’s really nice to see a robot singing and dancing in front of you to cheer you up, especially for the young patients at the pediatric unit of Shandong University’s Qilu Hospital in Jinan, Shandong province. And it’s even more fun to see the robot practicing Tai chi, a Chinese martial art that is primarily practiced for its health benefits. Video after the break.
Google claimed their Gmail system confronted hacking again, from China as well. This is the third time since the previous attack in March as well as in 2009. With the recent hack, it was particularly targeted on Google e-mail accounts of top US officials, military personnel and journalists. This attack could raise the tension of cyber-wars.
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On May 11, Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway began trial operation for a month. This is the longest route, with the largest investment and the highest standard high-speed railway. Apparently, this route is going to be another highlight in China, just like the tremendous Great Wall. If you are seeking to visit China, you better check this out So what is the ticket price? When will it operate? How fast is it? Tell you after the break.
In the afternoon of March 19, a red helicopter landed on a soccer pitch inside the south campus of Dezhou University in Shandong province. Well, no one gets hurt and definitely not from the resume team. It is a private helicopter and a female student boarded on it and flew away. The video took by a witness with his mobile phone and being uploaded to Youku, which popularity rapidly raised.
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