2010 chinaSMACK Year In Review: 35 Notable Reports

chinaSMACK Year in Review: 2010

chinaSMACK published a total of 380 individual posts in 2010. You can always see what were our most popular posts (most commented). However, what were our most notable posts?

Of course, a lot of notable things happened on the Chinese internet this past year and it is impossible for us to translate and report all of them. However, below are 35 notable Chinese internet news, events, and phenomena that we did cover last year (in approximate chronological order). Some are serious and some are silly fun, but all of them made headlines in China and captured the attention of Chinese netizens.

Do you remember all of them?


1. Akmal Shaikh Executed By China for Drug Smuggling

British Akmal Shaikh Executed, Chinese Netizen Reactions


2. China Catches Avatar Fever

‘Avatar’ Movie, Chinese Reactions & Long Lines In Shanghai


3. Google Leaves China

Google Leaves China, Chinese Netizen Reactions


4. China’s Number 1 Car Model Shou Shou Has A Sex Tape Too

‘Shou Shou’ Sex Tape Made Public, Netizens Seek Torrent


5. Brother Sharp: A Beggar Becomes A Fashion Trend

Brother Sharp: Beggar Hailed Most Handsome, Fashionable


6. Zhang Ziyi’s Sichuan Charity Scrutinized

Donation Gate: Zhang Ziyi’s Missing Earthquake Donations


7. Yunnan Droughts Yield Impressive Photographs

Yunnan Drought Photos: Fish Trapped In Dried Lake Bed


8. Another Major Earthquake, In Yushu, In Qinghai

Netizens Show Their Support For Qinghai Earthquake Area


9. Schoolchildren Attacked, Multiple Times, Society Fears Trend

Recent Attacks Against Schoolchildren, Netizen Reactions


10. Ren Zhiqiang Gets Shoe Because Chinese Can’t Afford Homes

Shoe Thrown At Ren Zhiqiang, Outspoken Property Developer


11. “If You Are The One” Contestant Yan Fengjiao Not So Innocent

Yan Fengjiao's Indecent Photos: Coerced Or Self-Promotion?


12. Super Boy Singing Competition Produces Lots Of Strange “Boys”

Super Boy Singing Competition: 2010 Season's Hall Of Shame


13. Foxconn Employees Keep Jumping Off Buildings

Foxconn "Suicides" & "Secrets", Chinese Netizen Reactions


14. South Korean Naval Ship Cheonan Sunk, Kim Jong Il Visits

Fatty Kim & North Korea vs. South Korea, Who Would Win?


15. 2010 World Cup, Made-In-China, Admiring North Koreans

2010 South Africa World Cup, "Made In China"


16. Former Microsoft China President Tang Jun’s Has Fake Diploma

Tang Jun "Fake Credentials Gate", Chinese Netizen Reactions


17. China Has An Oil Spill Too, Dalian Firefighter’s Last Moments

Photographer Captures Death Of Dalian Oil Spill Firefighter


18. Old Red Army Orchestra Video Relentlessly Parodied

The Red Army Orchestra Internet Meme: Collection Of Parodies


19. Chinese Tourists Die In The Philippines, Netizens In Uproar

Philippines Hostage Crisis Ends With Many Dead, Reactions


20. Husband Kills Pig On National TV, Fulfills Wife’s Dream

China's Got Talent: Duck Neck Couple Become a Sensation


21. Chinese Fishing Boat Captain Causes International Incident

Chinese Fishing Boat Captain Arrested By Japanese, Reactions


22.Traffic Still A Problem In Beijing, Continues Being Problem

Traffic Jams In Beijing Reach New Records Of Congestion


23. Sister Feng Continues Her Infamy Into 2010

Sister Feng Publishes Nude Photographs On Her Microblog


24. Netizens Find Little Girl’s Innocence & Accent Adorable

Little Chinese Police Girl Scared To Death On TV Show


25. Tianya’s “Xiao Yue Yue” Publicity Stunt Enormously Successful

Update: Xiao Yue Yue Exposed As Tianya Forum Publicity Stunt


26. Motorcyclist Becomes Impromptu Gymnast, Wins Gold Medal

Motorcyclist Hits Truck, Flips 360° & Lands On Feet Unharmed


27. 2010 Shanghai World Expo Breaks Records, Deemed Successful

Shanghai World Expo Sees 1+ Million Visitors In A Single Day


28. Chinese Internet Titans Do Battle, Netizens Annoyed

Tencent Stops QQ Service For Any Computer With 360 Installed


29. “Old Boy” Short Film Is A Generation’s Nostalgia & Its Regrets

“Old Boy” Popular Chinese Short Film Makes Male Netizens Cry


30. AIDS Orphan A-Long’s Lonely Life Becomes Not So Lonely

6-Year-Old AIDS Orphan A-Long Lives Alone In Guangxi


31. Sirens Echo Through A City All Day

Shanghai Jing An District Jiaozhou Road Apartment Fire Photos


32. Crush Fetish Enters Popular Consciousness

Rabbit Crush Fetish Video, Chinese Netizens Investigate


33. North Korea Attacks South Korea, World Holds Breath

North Korean Artillery Attack, Chinese Netizen Reactions


34. Chinese People Have An Opinion About Wikileaks Too

Julian Assange's London Arrest, Chinese Netizen Reactions


35. Villager Ran Over, Society Remains Suspicious Of Authorities

Village Petitioner Crushed Under Truck, Netizens Suspicious


Thank you for supporting chinaSMACK in 2010! Happy New Year! See you in 2011!

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  • Jay K.

    happy new year and a merry fuckin sofa!!!1

  • Chef Rocco

    Try to sit on the new sofa, Happy New Year, everyone!

  • mankouzanghua

    been planning on watching the “old boy” video since it was posted, just haven’t ever gotten to it. maybe in 2011…

  • anon

    Happy New Year! Thanks for all of the hard work you guys have done providing us with this website. Looking forward to 2011!

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