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05-29-2017, 07:48 PM
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it's the fastest train in the world, but it's just an ordinary thing for shanghainese


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05-31-2017, 03:54 PM
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I rode that once on a return to Shanghai. I sat facing the rear of the train and could feel my body sliding off the seat as the train rocketed along. It was pretty cool. But then the 7 minutes or whatever journey is up — and you're dropped off at a location still pretty far from downtown, meaning you have to transfer to a metro line or take a taxi, meaning you didn't really save any time. It's a nice novelty gimmick though! And to prove its uselessness, I believe the city still loses money on its operation.
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05-31-2017, 05:32 PM
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You save money but not time. Its pointless because it doesnt go into city center
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06-01-2017, 05:51 AM
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More evidence that govt subsidization doesn't work.

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06-01-2017, 06:45 AM
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i think they got cheap and decided to just build it halfway. The thing is aleays empty
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06-06-2017, 08:59 AM
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awesome chiense fashion designer:
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07-18-2017, 04:53 AM
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China's Online Reading Craze Is So Big It's Challenging Amazon's Kindle

Jinshan Hong , CONTRIBUTOR


To Yuwei Pan, a regular fix of Chinese novels on her smartphone makes her daily commute a pleasure. But these aren’t just normal stories. Chinese e-books are often serialized; readers wait for the latest chapters of a story, much like viewers catch up with the newest episodes of Game of Thrones.

They also provide an interactive reading experience, where readers and writers can discuss and co-develop the plot. "I turn to Kindle for serious books but I go to Chinese online literature for imagination, fun and freedom," Pan said.

The 21-year-old student is one of more than 330 million readers of Chinese online literature. Mostly under 30, they favor genres like fantasy, wuxia (stories about heroes and martial arts), science fiction, mystery and romance. And it’s only going to get bigger – the market has grown by more than 20% annually since 2012 to RMB 9 billion ($1.3 billion) , according to the Publicity Department of the Beijing Municipal Committee.


China Literature, Tencent’s subsidiary, filed to go public in Hong Kong on July 3 (Kin Cheung/AP Photo)
, aiming to raise as much as $800 million for potential acquisitions and mobile service expansion, Reuters reported.

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07-18-2017, 04:54 AM
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these things are crazy. the readers can actually request the author to change the plot. it's truly interactive.

the quality is probably low but the fun factor is probably higher.

China is also quite big on conspiracy books but most of the information is stuff translated from english material found on google
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08-08-2017, 11:45 PM
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New Chinese propaganda film. Chinese saves Africans from evil White ppl, LOL





SHANGHAI (AFP) - A flag-waving Chinese action film depicting the country's soldiers saving war-ravaged Africans from Western baddies soared to become China's all-time top box-office earner Tuesday, headlining a summer of patriotic cinematic fare.
The wildly popular "Wolf Warriors 2" boasts the ominous tagline "whoever offends China will be hunted down no matter how far away they are," and millions of Chinese cinema-goers have lapped it up since the movie's release less than two weeks ago.
The blockbuster has raked in more than 3.4 billion yuan ($500 million) since debuting on July 27th, according to unofficial China box-office trackers Maoyan, a leading ticket merchant, and other industry tallies.
The movie's phenomenal success launched it past "The Mermaid", a China-Hong Kong fantasy comedy released last year that grossed 3.39 billion and had held the record, according to Maoyan and Chinese media.

Replete with special effects, stunts and explosions to rival Hollywood, "Wolf Warriors 2" tells the story of a Chinese former special forces operative's foray into an unnamed African war zone to rescue compatriots and downtrodden locals from rebels and war-mongering Western mercenaries.
The privately funded movie, which lasts just over two hours, is riding a wave of patriotic fervor drummed up by the ruling Communist Party.
It also comes soon after China opened a naval base in Djibouti, a major step in the country's expanding military presence abroad. The facility in the Horn of Africa nation is China's first overseas naval base.
However, not all patriotic Chinese films this season have enjoyed such rave reviews.
"The Founding of an Army", which chronicles the origins of the People's Liberation Army, has better-known actors but has been panned by critics, movie-goers and even families of a number of Chinese revolutionary heroes.
The film's release has coincided with the 90th anniversary of the PLA's founding on August 1, which was accompanied by celebrations and wall-to-wall media coverage.

"Wolf" has gobbled up the competition, also smashing single-day earnings records even though the summer is traditionally a slower season for cinemas than Lunar New Year holidays that typically land in January or February.
It is directed by martial arts expert Wu Jing, who also plays the lead role of Leng Feng, and its ending sets the stage for a likely third installment. The first film had nothing like the success of the sequel.
State media has jumped on the bandwagon, with the Global Times -- which often takes a strident nationalist tone -- calling the film "a phenomenon".
"It inspired its audience enormously, so much so that many viewers said on social media that they would want to join the army," it purred.
Adding to the glut of on-screen flag-waving, cinemas across China have been ordered since July 1st to show short clips promoting "core socialist values" and President Xi Jinping's "Chinese dream" political credo before each film.
Two of the public-service adverts, which last a few minutes a piece, were shown before a screening of "Wolf Warriors 2" at the Shanghai Film Art Centre at the weekend, ensuring the packed theatre got a healthy dose of chest-thumping patriotism.

Many Chinese movie-goers say the success of "Wolf" is due not only to its unmistakeable message about China's rising military might but also to its quality action sequences, pulse-racing stunts, and acting.
Traditionally, Chinese films have relied more on star names and good looks than acting -- a criticism levelled at "Founding" -- and been weighed down by weak storylines.
"Just finished watching Wolf, I could feel the blood pulsing through my veins! I love our peaceful country free of war, love our powerful home country China!" was one typical message on Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter.
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08-09-2017, 04:45 AM
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looks cheesy as fuck. if that is hitting the top of the box office i don't know what to say
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08-10-2017, 01:29 AM
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(08-09-2017 04:45 AM)EVILYOSHIDA Wrote:  looks cheesy as fuck. if that is hitting the top of the box office i don't know what to say

I heard many companies' staffs were taken by their employers to go see it. So the numbers probably aren't really organic.
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08-10-2017, 02:47 AM
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the patriotism in China is quite inauthentic.

Chinese are some of the most foreign loving people out there, treating foreigners better than their own most of the time.

it's pretty sad.

also these movies COPY THE HOLLYWOOD TEMPLATE. you are already under their system and their aesthetics.
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09-02-2017, 04:03 AM
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RIP DAVID TANG. always liked his designs but I wish they were more form fitting. they seem to be made for fat westerners



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09-02-2017, 04:53 AM
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(08-10-2017 02:47 AM)EVILYOSHIDA Wrote:  the patriotism in China is quite inauthentic.

Chinese are some of the most foreign loving people out there, treating foreigners better than their own most of the time.

it's pretty sad.

also these movies COPY THE HOLLYWOOD TEMPLATE. you are already under their system and their aesthetics.

Very unfortunate, especially now that Hollywood can't make a good movie to save their lives. But I think overall you can easily find a good Chinese movie, even the newer ones. For me the Chinese movie template is much more universal than any other out there. It seems they just wanna make a good interesting movie most of the time, instead of some artsy melodramatic gimmick.

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09-02-2017, 10:40 AM
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the art movies in China are generally quite good, but the nostalgic artsy fartsy shit has run its course imo.

the most exciting stuff for me is coming out from directors like BONG JOON HO the guy who directed snowpiercer
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