Chinese Internet Slang May Destabilize Country, Says One Official

Internet slang for the most part is, well, meaningless but interesting slang. In China, one phrase from the giant internet lexicon that is Chinese slang has been called out as a phrase that may cause the social apocalypse, at least according to the vice-president of Guangzhou's Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. » 3/17/14 7:00am 3/17/14 7:00am

Hardcore Gamer Lives In Net Cafe For Two Months, Claims It's Training.

A Chinese man in Wuchang, Hubei Province, China has been living inside an internet cafe for over the past two months. When questioned as to why he was in the cafe, his answer was, "I'm training for gold."


The man, 23-year-old surnamed Wang, has been staying in a net cafe located on the corner of Xujiapeng, Wuchang.… » 10/01/12 6:00am 10/01/12 6:00am

Young Woman Attempts Suicide After Receiving Fake iPhone

Over the weekend in southwest China's Sichuan province, a young woman in her 20s threatened to jump off an apartment building, supposedly because her boyfriend "lied to her". According to police reports and neighbor accounts, the reason the woman threatened to jump off the roof was because her boyfriend bought her a… » 7/09/12 6:00am 7/09/12 6:00am

Chinese Farmers Become Gigolos To Pay for Online Gaming Addiction

Online gaming addiction is a serious thing, and in China where they limit gaming time and access, it's no laughing matter. But what happens when you're addicted to gaming but you don't have the money? Tecent recently reported a disturbing trend happening to China's "Second Generation Farmers (农二代)" and their… » 4/04/12 7:00am 4/04/12 7:00am