City Guide: Things to Do and avoid in Lhasa, Tibet
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by chinaSMACK
3y ago
Why visit Lhasa? Lhasa ལྷ་ས་, literally the “Place of the Gods,” is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, is located in the southeast of Tibet, and in the northern part of the Himalayas. The city lies in the middle of Qinghai Tibet Plateau, and due to its 3.650 meters altitude makes it one of the highest cities in the world. If we go back to history, we will see that Lhasa was the capital of the Traditional Tibet Region Ü དབུས་, and today it is the capital of the entire Tibetan Autonomous Region. Lhasa is a perfect city that includes the city of Lhasa and seven surrounding counties as ..read more
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Young Woman Commits Suicide After Photoshoot Scam
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by Zhilin He
3y ago
October 26th, Xiao Wei (a 20 years old girl from Guiyang) left the world disappointed. Her family is devastated and knowing the reason just made things worse. Having a nice photoshoot to capture youth is a popular trend amongst young Chinese girls. However, many would share with you their unpleasant encounters with photo studios. Xiao Wei purchased a photo package for CNY 2299 and had her photoshoot on October 17th at a local photo studio. She went in again on October 19th to select her photos and was shocked by the price she saw on the bill: She had a total of 103 photos which 22 of the ..read more
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“Quantum Speed Reading” Training Camp Scam Tiger Parents for Thousands of Dollars
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by Zhilin He
3y ago
Modern China is a society with cruel competition and high pressure. Parents would do anything to give their child a head start in life, and the eagerness created opportunities for unethical companies to make money. Recently a training camp scam caught many Chinese netizens’ attention. A “Quantum Speed Reading” campaign claims that with this method, a young child can read 100,000 words in 1 minute. The cost of this training camp is between $1500 to $7000, just for a few days. Sounds ridiculous? Well, many parents fell for it. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMXixBhCoQY From a sh ..read more
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Why You Should AVOID Travelling in China During Chinese Holidays: Crazy Scenes from National Day.
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by Zhilin He
3y ago
Travel in China during public holidays has always been a bittersweet experience for Chinese people. On the one hand, people are looking forward to the long holidays so they can chill and visit other cities with family and friends. On the other hand, there is the inevitable “people traffic” pretty much wherever you go… Here are some of the scenes of insane overcrowding from across popular tourist spots in China during the October National Day holidays: Guangzhou Canton Tower during National Day holidays. In Guangzhou, due to the large volume of tourists at Guangzhou Tower, No.3 subway ..read more
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Grandma Sues Absent Parents 140K RMB for “Grandson Caretaking Fee”
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by Zhilin He
3y ago
Grandparents taking on the role of the main caretaker of young children seems to be quite normal in China, considering a lot of parents especially in the rural area can’t find reasonably paid job in local market and are forced to work in bigger cities in order to make a living. Some parents even leave their newborn baby with their grandparents until they are adults and are only able to visit during public holidays. This “tradition” has been going on for generations until recently Grandma Wang from Sichuan Mianyang voiced her opinion and won a lawsuit against the absent parents asking for 140k ..read more
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Two Young Women Disappear on Notorious Weizhou Island
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by Zhilin He
3y ago
Video: http://t.cn/AiEERz5A?m=4417172879372086&u=5044281310 Weizhou Island Guangxi is the new taboo on social media. Within 1 month, two young women went missing while traveling on Weizhou Island (famous for illegal pyramid scheme activities) alone. He Hongyu’s picture August 26th, 2019 around 3 pm in the afternoon, Weizhou police office received a call from a local hotel owner reporting that he had lost contact with one of his customers. The missing girl He Hongyu is from Jiangxi China traveled alone to Weizhou Island, Beihai and checked in Mr.Zhao’s hotel. August 26th is the dat ..read more
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13-Year-Old Girl Dies in Explosion from DIY Popcorn Video
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by Zhilin He
3y ago
In Liangxinzhuang Village Shandong Province, two children created a horrifying explosion while following an online DIY popcorn making instruction. Outraged Chinese netizens and real-life parents started a heated debate online regarding whether video instructions with potential harmful effect should be regulated. Video link: https://v.qq.com/x/page/s0918038lxj.html It has been confirmed that (Zhezhe) one of the two girls that was severely injured during the accident had passed away on September 5th, (Xiaoyu) the other girl has been released from the hospital’s ICU and started her bur ..read more
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Little Boy Shames his Father for Driving Drunk and Getting Arrested
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by Zhilin He
3y ago
A video of a little boy crying in the car, telling his dad how ashamed he is to be his son when his dad was caught by the police for drunk driving was uploaded to Chinese social media platform Douyin (TikTok) a few days ago and went viral. As of August 24th. It received 7 million likes, over 100k comments, and over 150k reposts just in a few days.  August 18th Taiyuan police officers set up roadblocks and camped on one of the major streets in the city to catch drunk drivers. One of the drivers was asked to step out of his car and test his breath on a br ..read more
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