Top 10 Chinese Online Videos For 2010, According To Youku

Wang Xu singing "In A Spring Day"

Youku’s year-end 2010 top 10 videos has been reported by many Chinese portal websites, discussion forums, and media. Below we’ve included their top 10 choices. Each of these videos along with copies on other video sharing websites (i.e. Tudou, 56, Ku6, etc. and sometimes YouTube) have been viewed millions to tens of millions of times. Their “number one” video was a “2 second call for help amidst an earthquake” filmed with a mobile phone during the 2010 Yushu Earthquake (aka Qinghai Earthquake).

From Youku:


Young guy asks for help with mobile phone video during the Yushu Earthquake

View on Youku.

Some of our posts covering the Qinghai Earthquake:


“Old Boy” nostalgia song moves countless post-80s generation to tears

View on Youku.

This short film appeared and became very popular in early November:


Xuri Yanggang hollering out the touching “In Spring”

View on Youku.

“Xuri Yanggang” [旭日阳刚] is the name of the duo, 王旭 [Wang Xu] and 刘刚 [Liu Gang]. It shares characters with each of their names, and means something like “Rising Sun” or “Masculine Sun”. The song captured many of the feelings of migrant workers. Here is a music video version after they became famous:


Happy traffic police officer performs Michael Jackson dance moves

View on Youku.

Another, slightly longer video of the same traffic officer.

We reported a previous dancing traffic police officer in 2009:


Commoners using poles to rescue people during floods in Yongji [County, in Jilin province] move netizens

View on Youku.

A longer version and a news interview with the person who filmed it.


Divine comedy “Tan Te” Becomes famous online

View on Youku.

Many Chinese find it funny too…

If you want more, here is an “a capella” version of “Tan Te”.


North Korean national football team player Jong Tae-se’s face full of tears as he sings the national anthem

View on Youku.

See our previous report about Chinese netizens being moved by Jong Tae-se:


Amazing beggar “Brother Sharp” chased and scared to tears

View on Youku.

See our previous reports about Brother Sharp:


Awesome Xiao Wang breakdancing in America

View on Youku.

Here is Xiao Wang (or Little Wang) appearing on America’s “Ellen” television show:


World Expo’s super dazzling fireworks show lights up the Shanghai night sky

View on Youku.


Which was your favorite video in Youku's 2010 Top 10 list?

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  • brotherrivercrab

    First – SOFA KING first!

  • Alex

    Xiao Wang rules.

  • mp

    First you allow Negros into your country. Next, your kids are break-dancing. It only follows that soon your women will be dating the Negros, and mating with them. These hybrid children will make even Sister Feng appear beautiful.

    • louis

      the chinese are ugly enough without the help of niggers!

      • Tao Tao

        I am Chinese and I like African brothers ’cause they r mostly honest and frank unlike some Chinese new riches.Believe me this is what most Chinese have in their minds.Never mind the troll here.

    • Froal
    • Alex

      Was the movie American History X based on you?

      • Alikese

        No, it was actually Sling Blade.

    • Joe

      Back to Stormfront you go buddy.

  • Alikese

    I liked the version of Xuri Yanggang’s song in the first video, the second one was over produced with all of that autotune bullshit, and nobody was smoking cigarettes as they were singing.

    And did anyone see what happened in the flood video? I can’t make it out.

    • eattot

      i like it too, his body is sexy….

  • BlackSugarDaddy

    reading chinasmack gets my english deteriorating!

  • Justin

    Xiao Wang’s translator on Ellen is hot. I’d let her interpret me anytime, if you get my meaning. (if not, then I need an interpreter.)

  • DePutaMadre

    Xiao Wang is the man. Expo can suck a dick.

    • Akhilesh

      ok good . when u meet me

  • The World of Chinese Mag

    Ok, I came into this skeptical of how fresh or interesting a dancing child could be, but Xiao Wang is very cute (and talented!). How did he learn this?

  • mankouzanghua

    do fauna and other contributors just translate whatever they find interesting? most of the time it’s pretty easy to predict which stories will generate lots of comments and which ones won’t. not sure how highly page views and external media interest correlate with the number of comments on a story, though… just curious.

    • Fauna

      We try to translate what is popular on the Chinese internet but we also sometimes translate what we think is interesting. Our most commented posts are not always our most trafficked posts. Like you say, it is easy to find topics that will get a lot of comments from our readers but we do not try to do that because that is boring. We try to be informative but also fun. We are also sometimes just a little silly.

      • donscarletti

        I’ve been reading this site for three months. It is very informative and interesting, thank you.
        I just wish there were not so many troll comments, but they are not your fault.
        I hope you keep up the good work.

        • mankouzanghua

          true dat. it’s a fantastic site, the many pros of which outweigh the single con: it sometimes gives people unfamiliar with china an extremely negative introduction to the country, as seen with the stories on bunny/kitten crushing rings. one just hopes that over time people accord proper weight to such stories, realizing that their own countries also have some highly sick occurrences on a similar level.

          as for the troll comments, I think they are part of what make the site interesting. I think the people who make racist comments and the ones who continually look for a reason to shit on the chinese government would probably be “fenqing” if they had popped out of the womb in china, no? at least that’s how I see it from a psychological perspective. 井底之蛙

          to me, aside from just interesting content, the other really useful thing about this site is the pop-ups of the original Chinese, which make it convenient when I see comments or stories where there might be unknown words. seeing how fauna translated certain phrases into English is also useful, as I don’t always realize the close English grammar parallels when reading the Chinese.

          as scarlet said, keep up the good work/play

          • CanadianBacon (aka BrotherLi)

            As for pros and cons, I like the translations of Chinese comments, but the selection of the articles themselves make me feel like I am learning about a country through its tabloids. What I would like to see more are insightful articles by Chinese bloggers that deal with the everyday life. I don’t mean narcissistic posts about what they had for breakfast, but ones by good writers that reflect their views on culture, relationships, money, foreigners, politics, etc, like the stuffs from Danwei TV’s youtube channel.

        • Justin

          Well I think the site could be moderated better to eliminate vicious attacks and keep discussions civil and, dare I say, academic, but then the site would lose about three-fourths of its readers. Starving trolls need to eat.

      • dim mak

        Is the ad revenue profitable from this site Fauna? I see you’ve got affiliates now

  • Eric

    This is the first time I saw the Old Boys – Chopsticks Brothers short film. It is incredibly touching and well done! Its bittersweet themes of fleeting youth and unrealized dreams are universal. It should be submitted for international awards to get the recognition it deserves!

  • eattot

    xiao wang is so cute! if i had a boy one day, i will make him cool too!
    old boy is so touching! first i almost laughed to death, latter i wanted to cry…i remember every school had a MJ king when i was in school. sigh!
    why young boys one day changed into fuckers, young girls one day changed into diggers….at least, i still have a pure heart…

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  • mrzack

    Xiao Wang needs to keep it up. Who knows how good he will get when he gets older.

  • Kedafu

    中国。。。。。 你的国家

    happy new years!


  • xiaomei

    China is the land of opportunities… One day a construction worker the next maybe a star! Thanks fauna, I posted these videos and others in my website.

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