On The Chinese Character 

The human impulse to break the law has been around since law began, and in ancient China, the price paid was brutal. The lethal injection of today is lenient compared to the age when the character 罪 (zuì) was first scripted. When it was carved as bronze script during the Warring States Period (475-221 BCE), the character consisted of a nose-shaped radical on the top and a knife-shaped radical on the bottom, 辠, meaning punishment by “cutting one’s nose off ”.
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On The Chinese Character 

The human impulse to break the law has been around since law began, and in ancient China, the price paid was brutal. The lethal injection of today is lenient compared to the age when the character 罪 (zuì) was first scripted. When it was carved as bronze script during the Warring States Period (475-221 BCE), the character consisted of a nose-shaped radical on the top and a knife-shaped radical on the bottom, 辠, meaning punishment by “cutting one’s nose off ”.

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Hong-Kong Mainland Brawl over Peeing Girl
Relations between Hong Kongers and mainland Chinese have long been sour. To many local Hong Kong residents, the constant flow of tourists from the Chinese Mainland, often referred to as locusts, is destroying their local culture; to mainland Chinese, their shopping sprees are stimulating the Hong Kong economy and they feel they are being met with undeserved hostility. Over the past few days, both sides have been bitterly bickering over a Hong Kong man who filmed an infant mainland girl peeing on the street, April 15, with the infant’s mother arrested for assault.
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Hong-Kong Mainland Brawl over Peeing Girl

Relations between Hong Kongers and mainland Chinese have long been sour. To many local Hong Kong residents, the constant flow of tourists from the Chinese Mainland, often referred to as locusts, is destroying their local culture; to mainland Chinese, their shopping sprees are stimulating the Hong Kong economy and they feel they are being met with undeserved hostility. Over the past few days, both sides have been bitterly bickering over a Hong Kong man who filmed an infant mainland girl peeing on the street, April 15, with the infant’s mother arrested for assault.

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5 Steps to Renting an Apartment in China
Having tallied six apartments in three different Chinese cities, the apartment hunt has become one of my least favorite but most fundamental routines here in China. Why so important? A great apartment is the launchpad from which you can set your life hurtling towards a bright, glimmering future. Misfire on your living situation and fling yourself into the dark, cold outer reaches of a Chinese city’s orbital system.
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5 Steps to Renting an Apartment in China

Having tallied six apartments in three different Chinese cities, the apartment hunt has become one of my least favorite but most fundamental routines here in China. Why so important? A great apartment is the launchpad from which you can set your life hurtling towards a bright, glimmering future. Misfire on your living situation and fling yourself into the dark, cold outer reaches of a Chinese city’s orbital system.

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Flip over and Kiss” Stunt Meme

What can two people do when they are bored? Aside from the usual things that come to mind, Chinese have discovered a stunt that, when done correctly attracts highly appreciative stares, and when fails gets considerable laughs. The stunt 翻跟头亲亲 (fāngēntou qīn qīn, flip over and kiss) involves two people, usually a guy and a girl, as the girl crouches down in front of the guy, the guy flips her over, landing her comfortably on his thighs, to plant a smacker on her lips.

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Chinese Internet Slang Joing English (slang)
Language is a big, beautiful, bastard thing, never more so than when it deals in slang. In recent years, the internet has becomes an indispensable part of people’s lives and internet slang is now all the rage in the modern day. Numerous slang emerges in China too, of course. Usually, the spread of one specific nibble of slang is linked to whatever bit of news is the gossip at that particular moment in time, often going viral on the internet. Recently, several Chinese internet slang phrases have made it to the UrbanDictionary.com, leading their way into the English-speaking world. Here are some examples of Chinese internet slang to get on to Urbandictionary:
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Chinese Internet Slang Joing English (slang)

Language is a big, beautiful, bastard thing, never more so than when it deals in slang. In recent years, the internet has becomes an indispensable part of people’s lives and internet slang is now all the rage in the modern day. Numerous slang emerges in China too, of course. Usually, the spread of one specific nibble of slang is linked to whatever bit of news is the gossip at that particular moment in time, often going viral on the internet. Recently, several Chinese internet slang phrases have made it to the UrbanDictionary.com, leading their way into the English-speaking world. Here are some examples of Chinese internet slang to get on to Urbandictionary:

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Guangzhou College Girls Strip for Equality
Naked Run, Naked Bike Ride, No Bra Day… Such nude hijinks are familiar too many in the West, and anyone living in a big city has had the chance to marvel or participate in these events of barefaced cheek. For Chinese however, until recently at least, they remain phrases seen in news headlines and on social media–the simple joy of public nudity, instead remains frowned upon.
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Guangzhou College Girls Strip for Equality

Naked Run, Naked Bike Ride, No Bra Day… Such nude hijinks are familiar too many in the West, and anyone living in a big city has had the chance to marvel or participate in these events of barefaced cheek. For Chinese however, until recently at least, they remain phrases seen in news headlines and on social media–the simple joy of public nudity, instead remains frowned upon.

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matteoricci
matteoricci:

A migrant worker talking with an architect (the one who took the photo):Years back, they both entered the gaokao test, that (in)famous competition aiming at higher education. The worker, from back water province Hunan, failed with a score of 515 points, whereas the architect, originally from Beijing, was admitted to the technical university with a score of 497 points.Two destinies!
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matteoricci:

A migrant worker talking with an architect (the one who took the photo):
Years back, they both entered the gaokao test, that (in)famous competition aiming at higher education. The worker, from back water province Hunan, failed with a score of 515 points, whereas the architect, originally from Beijing, was admitted to the technical university with a score of 497 points.

Two destinies!

See also here