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Why Chinese Hate Their Men’s Football Team:
Over the weekend, a faux dialogue between a Chinese football fan and a Thai one appeared on Sina Weibo, in various versions and edits. Its origin is uncertain, but not its popularity: It has been forwarded and tweeted thousands of times. In it, the Thai fan refers to many of the most intractable issues in contemporary China:
“China: We have 5,000 years of history!
Thailand: Your team was abused 5:1.
China: We have an area of 9.6 million square kilometers.
Thailand: Your team was abused 5:1.
China: One in every five people in the world is Chinese!
Thailand: Your team was abused 5:1.
China: Can’t we talk of something other than men’s football?
Thailand: You’re beaten down by local government officials every day.”
China: ……
Thailand: You eat toxic food every day.
China: ……
Thailand: You suck in toxic air.
China: ……
Thailand: Even if you struggle for a lifetime you can’t afford a house.
China: Let’s continue talking about the football team, OK?
Thailand: Your team was abused 5:1.”
(via Why Chinese Hate Their Men’s Football Team - Bloomberg)

Why Chinese Hate Their Men’s Football Team:

Over the weekend, a faux dialogue between a Chinese football fan and a Thai one appeared on Sina Weibo, in various versions and edits. Its origin is uncertain, but not its popularity: It has been forwarded and tweeted thousands of times. In it, the Thai fan refers to many of the most intractable issues in contemporary China:

“China: We have 5,000 years of history!

Thailand: Your team was abused 5:1.

China: We have an area of 9.6 million square kilometers.

Thailand: Your team was abused 5:1.

China: One in every five people in the world is Chinese!

Thailand: Your team was abused 5:1.

China: Can’t we talk of something other than men’s football?

Thailand: You’re beaten down by local government officials every day.”

China: ……

Thailand: You eat toxic food every day.

China: ……

Thailand: You suck in toxic air.

China: ……

Thailand: Even if you struggle for a lifetime you can’t afford a house.

China: Let’s continue talking about the football team, OK?

Thailand: Your team was abused 5:1.”

(via Why Chinese Hate Their Men’s Football Team - Bloomberg)

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Harley Davidson National Rally in China
Last weekend, Reuters photographer Carlos Barria traveled to Zheijiang Province, China, to photograph some of the 1,000 Harley Davidson enthusiasts who attended China’s 5th annual Harley Davidson National Rally, part of the company’s 110-year anniversary. Harley Davidson only began official sales in China in 2005, and its bikes are considered to be luxury items by Chinese tax authorities, so they are taxed at extremely high rates — a 2013 motorcycle might sell for 200,000 yuan ($32,500), approximately four times the average annual salary in Beijing. Transportation authorities have also placed Harleys in the same category as electric bikes, horses and bicycles, so they cannot be ridden on highways and major avenues. [18 photos]


(via Harley Davidson National Rally in China - In Focus - The Atlantic)

Harley Davidson National Rally in China

Last weekend, Reuters photographer Carlos Barria traveled to Zheijiang Province, China, to photograph some of the 1,000 Harley Davidson enthusiasts who attended China’s 5th annual Harley Davidson National Rally, part of the company’s 110-year anniversary. Harley Davidson only began official sales in China in 2005, and its bikes are considered to be luxury items by Chinese tax authorities, so they are taxed at extremely high rates — a 2013 motorcycle might sell for 200,000 yuan ($32,500), approximately four times the average annual salary in Beijing. Transportation authorities have also placed Harleys in the same category as electric bikes, horses and bicycles, so they cannot be ridden on highways and major avenues. [18 photos]

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(via Harley Davidson National Rally in China - In Focus - The Atlantic)

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The Good Gap: Why Do Chinese Consumers Care More About Responsible Business Than Americans?
Despite—or perhaps because of—the relative immaturity of their economies, people in China, Brazil, and India expect companies to do more good than people in the United States and Europe. A new survey from Edelman Public Relations, a global communications agency, examines how consumers relate to companies and brands around social purpose, and how those relationships affect their decisions to purchase products and services. 
Learn more about the gap at GOOD.is

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The Good Gap: Why Do Chinese Consumers Care More About Responsible Business Than Americans?

Despite—or perhaps because of—the relative immaturity of their economies, people in China, Brazil, and India expect companies to do more good than people in the United States and Europe. A new survey from Edelman Public Relations, a global communications agency, examines how consumers relate to companies and brands around social purpose, and how those relationships affect their decisions to purchase products and services. 

Learn more about the gap at GOOD.is

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Red Scare: How ‘Chop Suey’ Fonts Sell an Exotic, Fictional China
Controversial GOP ad in Michigan spurs on an interesting discussion around Chinese stereotypes. 
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The website featured stereotypical imagery of China—dragons, paper lanterns, the Great Wall—surrounding several facts and figures. The site design also featured several typefaces that mimic East Asian calligraphy. Known in graphic design as “chop suey fonts,” this style of typeface is an American invention that has long been used to sell China to western audiences.

good:

Red Scare: How ‘Chop Suey’ Fonts Sell an Exotic, Fictional China

Controversial GOP ad in Michigan spurs on an interesting discussion around Chinese stereotypes. 

Read More on GOOD

The website featured stereotypical imagery of China—dragons, paper lanterns, the Great Wall—surrounding several facts and figures. The site design also featured several typefaces that mimic East Asian calligraphy. Known in graphic design as “chop suey fonts,” this style of typeface is an American invention that has long been used to sell China to western audiences.

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When I visited China a year ago, Chinese faces rarely appeared in advertisements. Now, it seems, the trend is changing as China is becoming one of the world’s largest luxury-brand markets:

Are we Asians finally embracing our own kind? Are the days of ‘white is always better’ over? Will there no longer be a market for whitening creams? Will we come to love our flat noses and dark eyes?

If we were to take our cues from the fall 2011 advertising campaign of luxury retailer Lane Crawford, it would seem that we Asians have come to love our own. The campaign features a stunning all-Chinese cast wearing the latest threads from New York, Milan, London and Paris. Headlining the lineup is Estee Lauder’s first-ever Asian model Liu Wen. She is joined by her compatriots FeiFei Sun, Ming Xi, Shu Pei and Xiao Wen Ju . This is a great follow-up to the Givenchy Spring/Summer 2011 haute couture show that only had Asian models.

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chroniclesofwinter:

The tiāngoǔ (天狗; “celestial dog”) is a legendary creature from China. The tiāngoǔ resembles a black dog or meteor, which is thought to eat the sun during an eclipse. Tales explain that you must beat dogs and drive them away in order to ward off the tiāngoǔ. The dog god would then spit out the moon and flee back into the heavens.
Zhang Xian is the enemy of the tiāngoǔ. It is said that he protects his children from the god with his bow and arrows. He is often depicted aiming at the sky, waiting for the beast to appear. He is the god of birth and the protector of male children. Many sought for him to give them male offspring and to protect their living children.

chroniclesofwinter:

The tiāngoǔ (天狗; “celestial dog”) is a legendary creature from China. The tiāngoǔ resembles a black dog or meteor, which is thought to eat the sun during an eclipse. Tales explain that you must beat dogs and drive them away in order to ward off the tiāngoǔ. The dog god would then spit out the moon and flee back into the heavens.

Zhang Xian is the enemy of the tiāngoǔ. It is said that he protects his children from the god with his bow and arrows. He is often depicted aiming at the sky, waiting for the beast to appear. He is the god of birth and the protector of male children. Many sought for him to give them male offspring and to protect their living children.