Schoolboys Use Their Shadows to Shade Girls From Hot Sun

A row of Chinese high school boys formed a wall, using their own shadows to shade their female classmates from the sun during a hot military field day exercise.

The girls said this “shade of human shadows” has embedded a pearl in their high school memories.

From Sina:

New Students Having Military Training in the Scorching Sun, Boys Formed Shadows to Shield Girls From the Sun

Xinhuanet Henan Channel, August 16–Dahe Net Report: At the scene of military training for new students, the sun was scorching. A boy suddenly heard a girl’s request: “May I stand in your shadow?”

Soon, a “shade of human shadows” formed by 5 boys appeared, with over 20 boys in this class subsequently joining them…

First lesson of the school year: Boys ought to take care of girls

This story happened at Zhengzhou No.19 High School. The head teacher says: ”The boys did very well. They’re normally quite naughty, but at critical moments exhibit a sense of responsibility.”

Tomorrow, will you think of those who shielded you from the sun yesterday?

Yesterday, the high school portion of Zhengzhou City No.19 Middle School conducted the new student military training performance, where the students brightly and bravely completed their first high school experience.

However for the first year boys and girls of class 10, their first experience of high school was not only the military training, but also the “human shadow shade” the boys formed for the girls.

Under the hot sun at the scene, boys formed a “shade of human shadows” for the girls

The afternoon of August 14 was the last day of the military training for new students at No.19 High School. Though occasional cool breezes brought a sliver of respite, the girls who were afraid of getting tanned and cared for their looks still resented the sun.

However, the dress rehearsal was about to begin and the block for the new first year high school students had already been set, so they couldn’t go too far.

“May I stand in your shadow?” Tong Jianing, the year one class 10 monitor, remembered that the temperature was rather high at the time. The sun shone down upon the ground and his shadow was very long. As he looked at his shadow, he heard the request from the girl.

Tong Jianing is 186cm tall, and thought at the time, since everyone had to remain there under the sun, he could help shade them [the girls] from it. So, he called 5 dormmates and they formed a human wall, under which the girls could enjoy the “shade of human shadows”.

Afterwards, about 20 boys from the same class spontaneously joined in the human wall, their backs against the sun facing the wall of the sports field, their shadows projected on the ground, allowing the girls to sit on the ground, no longer needing to shade themselves with their hands while in the boys’ shadows.

The boys stood for over 20 minutes and then the dress rehearsal began, where they then marched and goose-stepped gallantly and valiantly…

Boys praised as usually being naughty, but having a sense of responsibility at the key moment

“They are real men,” said the girls who enjoyed the shade, on August 8th. “We were indeed quite moved at the time, and many schoolmates were looking in our direction.” recalled Liu Wenqian, a new student of class 10.

“Our class has more girls than boys. At the very beginning, teachers and instructors would tell the boys to look after the girls.” In Liu Wenqian’s eyes, the boys have embedded a pearl in her high school memories by doing this.

Fu Yunfeng, the head teacher of class 10, said that she has been a teacher for 9 years, and has seen many examples of boys and girls helping each other, but this instance still “surprised” her.

“Boys, you were truly wonderful!” Fu Yunfeng said. Usually, they are very mischievous, but at a critical moment, they were able to show initiative and a collective sense of responsibility.

“Who says post-90s generation children are too fragile and delicate?” Fu Yunfeng says, the children in her class are very strong.

Comments from Sina:

孙云晓 [北京]:

Good boys, to give is a kind of pride.

雷滚石1958 [北京]:

They have a man’s sense of responsibility, good! Even if this is the only thing they learned from this military training, it was worth it. [威武]

手机用户[陕西西安]:

Obviously posed! For a shadow to be longer than the length of two people, according to geometry, the angle of the sun to the ground must be less than 30°, which by deduction means it has to be earlier than 8am or about 6pm~~~ So called scorching sun~ who are you kidding! Don’t you know how the sun is at 8am or 6pm in Zhengzhou? [suggesting the sun is not particularly "scorching" at those times]

伍美珍阳光家族 [安徽合肥]:

Still doing military training even in such weather? [怒]

手机用户[广东广州]:

Suddenly they are now made out to be good Chinese men. Henan zhuangbi dogs, don’t disgust people here. All of those speaking highly of them are all Henan zhuangbi dogs, all [people in league with Henan people]. If you have so much time, go do some good things rather than boasting here. Truly disgusting!!

手机用户[湖南长沙]: (responding to above)

I’m not sure if you are from Guangzhou! But I’m sure that your heart is like your appearance, both short and ugly. I’d say you’re an animal, but I’m afraid I’d insult dogs and cats. Even if I scolded you, three days and three nights could pass without it being enough. So I might as well just urge you to pack up your night soil, and go back to wherever you came from.

小聪明的愚[广东东莞]:

There are some points that are hard to understand in the picture. 1. From the angle the sun light formed, it should be 7-8am or after 5pm, when sun is not the most intense. 2. Looking at the boys’ standing posture, it doesn’t look like they’re in a state of ease, but instead like they were posing, so there’s suspicion of this being fake news. Media people, don’t just post/publish anything. Fake positive energy is negative energy!

用户3592003383[安徽六安]:

Disgusting.

手机用户[广东湛江]:

To pleasing someone? A publicity stunt? For the pursuit of girls? Real gallantry? We don’t know…

痞人日记[山东济南]:

Girls, you have absolutely no idea what they were actually thinking about in their hearts. [酷]

手机用户[广东深圳]:

How could you experience/understand the hardship we soldiers have in the armed forces? Students are precious, can’t be hit nor scolded, this kind of military training is meaningless.

我的微博名你也敢註冊[北京海淀]:

So considerate/loving.

菊平姐姐说你好[天津]: (responding to above)

Why didn’t I ever meet such lovable boys when I was in school!

我的基友是傻X[广东深圳]: (responding to above)

The boys I knew would even hide in the girls’ shadows to cool off…

What do you think? What are some gentlemanly behaviors you have experienced/witnessed that have left a lasting impression on you?

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  • Jobjed

    The point of military training is to give students a taste of what is required in the event of foreign invasion. Letting the girls pass military training in relative luxury would be defeating the purpose wouldn’t it?

    • Alex

      The foreigners will be killing everybody while the chinese reserve will be giving shadows to the girls who just lost their houses.

      Sounds great.

    • Brett

      The real point of military training is hazing the newcomers and allowing them to bond before classes start. It has nothing to do with an invasion or real military practice.

  • Duke

    Would be nice if more “gentlemen” started popping up in China. In my opinion they are a rare bunch at the moment. Would probably pass out from shock if I saw a guy give his seat to a woman on public transportation. After four years in China and riding public transportation daily I have yet to see it.

    • Alex

      Why would you give your seat to a woman.

      • biggj

        An old woman I would…or a girl I have a chance of fucking. Not just some random girl.

        • Alex

          I would just give to old “people”(not woman) and disabled, or pregnant, or people with needs. The rest of the people, I dont care what they have between their legs.

          • chandlerpatrick

            Agree 100%

          • cocobobolove

            Thats true. girls dont wanna see guys trying too hard…hmmm. too hard…

      • Mop

        To get some.

        • Brett

          Chivalry IS dead.

          • khan

            well women are always talking about wanting to be treated as equals.

      • Duke

        Are you joking or is that a real question? Of course men should give their seat to women! My father would slap the piss out of me if I sat while a woman was standing! Its part of being a gentleman, just like picking things up for woman if they drop it, carrying something heavy for them or opening the door. My dad was super strict in regards to the rules of being a gentleman. Any time i forgot a rule he would slap the back of my head to remind me. It sucked when I was a kid but now the women in my life including my wife love it. Give it a try for a while. the feeling you get from being a true gentleman is better than any seat.

        • slob

          …That’s possibly the most beta thing I’ve read in a long time. Give your seat up for a woman? What the fuck for? Disabled people – Yes. Elderly – Yes. Children – If they’re very young, Yes. Pregnant woman – Yes. A woman because she has tits and a vagina? Not a fucking chance. If they want equal rights, they get equal treatment. If you’re not giving up your seat for a man, why would you do it for a woman?

          I’m quite chivalrous myself for my girlfriend or even her friends. But none of these random plebs on the bus. Countless times I’ve seen young girls sitting there with their mp3 players on while old men and women are struggling to stand up and sometimes you even see them LOOK at the elderly yet still don’t move. If a woman doesn’t give me a reason to let her sit down, she’s not taking my seat, ever.

          • Scream_Writer

            Thank you for your perspective, Slob.

          • biggj

            I agree with everything you said. My woman gets it from me, but some random woman? not a chance. I’ll be nice to them, but nothing special. I treat girl a bit better than guys….but not much more. Unless im courting a woman or she is my woman…they pretty much get treated like everyone else.The only thing is I wont hit a woman…any woman. That is the only special treatment they get…..Usless my life depends on it…then I’ll knock that bitch out. lol

          • Duke

            I agree that chivalry feels misplaced here in china and that some women don’t deserve any special treatment. however for me after so many years of following what my dad taught me, its a hard habit to break.

        • KAMIKAZIPILOT

          I never have and never will give up my seat to an able bodied woman just because she’s a woman. Who wants to be a true gentleman (whatever that entails) anymore. This is real life, not a fairy tale. Anyways true gentleman might creep girls out these days. I wouldn’t want a girl who places such a high priority on such petty, insignificant, actions anyways.

          • linette lee

            Able bodied, but I will give and have given my seat to pregnant women and to old women. I also gave my seat to kids and old men. I hope I get the same treatment when I get old.

          • linette lee

            not to able bodied.

          • KAMIKAZIPILOT

            Agreed except I don’t give up my seats to kids, they can stand on their own. Basically anyone who seems like standing would be a hardship on them I’d give up my seat. BTW I wouldn’t give up my seat for you either but you’re welcome to sit on my lap.

          • chandlerpatrick

            Yea, I think that there is an age limit to giving kids seats – like a mother holding a baby gets my seat, but a ten year old can fucking stand. I’d say 5 or 6, just because they are still small…

        • Keppy

          Duke: You sound like a old-fashioned misogynist actually, not a gentleman.

        • Dick Leigh

          So sexist. So what if a woman stands. A vagina doesn’t make a woman weak. It’s the men around her that let her be weak.

        • lonetrey / Dan

          Eh. I don’t reall think your actions nor the other side’s (slob’s and company) are really right or wrong. Matter of preference, really.

          I skip over the whole problem by never sitting! :)

          • Duke

            Ditto!

        • Quentin

          Your father raised you up to be spineless it seems

          • Duke

            My father may he rest in peace, was an old school gentleman. Perhaps this way of thinking is outdated but it was his way and i honor his memory by continuing to practice what he taught me.

        • chandlerpatrick

          If I saw you do that on a bus I would smack the back of your head for being a total douche.

          • Duke

            I live in Nanshan district of Shenzhen and get on the train at Daxin station. Im not hard to find. Im probably the only 6.2 250lb.(no, im not fat) American who uses that train station. your welcome to come and try to smack the back of my head whenever you want.

          • chandlerpatrick

            HAHAHA! I just love it when someone online says something along the lines of “Oh yea, well I’m so big and strong and tall” You’re so intimidating…oohhhh I’m scared…

          • Duke

            If thats not good enough for you I live in Hong hai da sha apartments on qian hai lu, 5th floor. I just love it when people threaten other people online before knowing who they are talking to.

          • chandlerpatrick

            Loving it!

          • Duke

            ere’s a pic for you to make it even easier to find me.

          • chandlerpatrick

            Which one is you?

          • Chandlerpatrick

            Here’s mine. Do you really want to screw with me?

          • chandlerpatrick

            Great responses! Keep em coming!

          • Duke

            lol no I don’t mess with ugly people. They have nothing to lose. great pic.

          • Claude

            I love em! There’s no debate when it comes to light skin vs dark. I like em dark. My lady on our wedding day.

            Thumbs up if you got jungle fever!

          • Mike

            Should a got a pre-nup. My Chinese bride was already out the door and on the phone to her lawyer.

            I feel so used.

          • Duke

            guess

          • vincent_t

            in which, u turn into a total douche too

        • linette lee

          If you do that for me I will cook for you. I will go into the kitchen for you. I don’t like to cook and never really cooked but I will cook for you. :)

          • biggj

            Or if I have money you’ll cook for me too right?? SO can avoid all that bullshit and get straight to you cooking? haha

          • linette lee

            hahaha…lol I will cook but would you eat it. hahah….lol XD

          • linette lee

            I told my brother the other day to drop by get me some udon noodle from the chinese supermarket because I want to cook. He can eat also. Then he asked me what has he done wrong. Why is he being punished. Then he asked me if my stove is working and when was the last time I used it. lol…XD

          • Duke

            lol thanks for the offer but my dad was a chef and also taught me how to cook ;)

          • vincent_t

            it sounds more like a punishment than an appreciation

        • Atlas

          Sorry Duke, but your dad is a beta chump.

    • y.m.

      not only in China, same thing could be said in any country nowadays…..

    • Keppy

      Why on earth would you give up your seat to someone just because she’s a woman? That’s actually kind of insulting where I’m from. You give up your seat to people who are incapable of standing on a moving bus (i.e seniors and the disabled). What country do you come from that sees women as so physically incapable that they can’t stand on a moving bus?

      • Duke

        This way of thinking comes from my father who was raised in Dominican Republic. The way he explained it was “woman are a treasure that should always be protected” and “the happier the women around you are the happier your life will be”. I admit my father was very “old school” and this way of thinking is going the way of the dinosaurs. however for me its a habit.

      • vincent_t

        Duke comes from a country where the extreme feminist would go for retirement after they get all the “equality” they fight for and start missing the privilege they used to enjoy.

    • MeiMei

      Thank you, duke! It’s nice to know men like you still exist. You and the boys in that picture. I believe we’re equal in dignity, worth and respect but not in other things… What’s so wrong about “chivalry”? Thank god I’m Asian, and Asian men are still respectful. I feel that westerners have lost some great values. Western women don’t act like women anymore, western men have lost sight of what it means to be a “real” man. Being a gentleman and a prim and proper lady are good things. I can’t understand why men and feminist vilify it so much.

  • aaron

    gotta be fake

  • chandlerpatrick

    They probably think that these girls are gonna give up some ass… Not going to happen!
    China does need a few more genuine nice guys – but a lot of the guys also need to grow a pair…

    • lonetrey / Dan

      kind of a lose-lose situation.

  • Marcus Black

    Bunch of fu*king manginas right there. If a woman is too weak to join the military then they shouldn’t. Don’t expect to be “equal” to men if you can’t damn pull your own weight.

    • Jobjed

      Military training is compulsory for Chinese high schools. It goes for a few weeks and is meant to give an idea of the sort of training required for actual military service.

      • biggj

        My wife’s cousin does not have to do it. I think she says you just need a note from your parents….or a bribe or something. I’m not sure how he gets out of it…but he does.

        • cocobobolove

          I went through that… Its more like summer camp, just hanging out with friends and gossiping for five days. I could have gotten a note from my doctor mother no need to bribe, but i would rather hanging out with my friend staying faraway from my parents. I think most teenagers actually enjoy that..at least no load of homework for a week.

      • Astaroth

        Isn’t it in switzerland, or at least being a reservist ? In Israel, I am pretty sure you need to be declared or unfit or unstable, to avoid the two years draft?

        • Jobjed

          Military training in this sense is an archaic tradition from the Cold War when China was intending to mobilise every able-bodied citizen to fight the more powerful USSR armies using superiority of numbers. High school military training was the first step in training these expendable masses of soldiers. Today, China is reducing its military manpower and focusing more on the quality of its troops rather than the quantity. This “military training” is all but obsolete and doesn’t conform to modern Chinese military doctrine; it’s just that no one has bothered to change this half-century old tradition.

          • Astaroth

            No worries. Just was wondering what happens to the objectors or the minorities, that is all.

    • linette lee

      Do you think women should be mandatory to go through military training in a nation? And if they should, should women soldiers be sent on a front line ground combat units?

      • Marcus Black

        If they want to be “equal” to men then yes and yes. If they want to be traditional female role then no and no.

        • linette lee

          But what about mandatory military training for all women in the nation. Should it be mandatory?

        • linette lee

          Many men complain that if women want to be “equal” in the society then they should also go through military training like men. If everyone go through the same military training men or women, when there is a war they are all required to serve and perform similar military duties. Then should women also be served in the combat zone engaging enemies? What about ground infantry?

  • biggj

    Moment of silence…

    • Astaroth

      the military is a crap job in any country, cant see the point myself

    • slob

      Friendzoned hard. They’re just going to be those ‘nice guys’ while the sluts in the class are off riding the shit out of those assholes who preferred to sit in the shade themselves playing with their iPhone 5s and treat the girls like absolute shit.

      Story is fake anyway, look at the Chinese comments.

    • Guang Xiang

      someone ought to forward this meme to the chumps in Sina.

      Haven’t they heard: 男人不壞女人不愛

      (and please don’t take this too literally, what I mean is a guy should not be overly nice cause that gives zero excitement for the girls.)

  • biggj

    Friend Zone….Level: Chinese.

    • Mighty曹

      Is that the “Oh, I’m fucked!” level?

  • Brett

    I’m just trying to figure out the point of this post… Is the audience supposed to be learning about chivalry? Is the author pointing out that perhaps not all post 90′s kids should be neutered? What’s the lesson to be learned?

    • Mihel

      Damsels will always be found in distress to ensure white knights can come and rescue them.
      After a while one begins to see repeating patterns of moral lessons in this kind of news.

  • Mihel

    What a bunch of precious snowflakes.
    Afraid of darkening their complexion and thus lowering their chances of finding a boyfriend?

    • Linette lee

      Isn’t it a shame? The society put so much emphasis on beauty. Men want good looking women as mate. Why can’t we just eat get fat and not wear sunscreen get dark and wrinkle? Too much pressure.

      • http://500px.com/justinrjones whiskersthecat

        Most of that pressure comes from trying to compete with other girls. I don’t like pastie white girls who look like they’re starving to death, but no matter how many times I and countless other guys say that, girls still want to compete against other girls.

        • linette lee

          Once they hit puberty the young girls realize that the prettier girls get all the attention from boys. They notice how they get judged by their looks instead of their personalities in front of boys. The prettier girls usually get more options and better men. They become more aware of physical appearance. That also explains why so many women are willing to go through the physical pain of plastic surgeries to change the shape of their eyes, nose, face,body, and skin color..almost transform themselves into another person. Why? Not just compete with other girls who’s prettier but compete for mates. Finding the right husband is very important to them. It can change their lives.

          http://media2.abc15.com//photo/2012/11/02/lawsuit_20121102104203_320_240.JPG

          • KAMIKAZIPILOT

            SO if you’re a fat and ugly woman in China you’re life is screwed right? Well I guess you can always be a weightlifter and bring glory to the motherland.

          • linette lee

            I thought if you are fat and ugly your option is very limited especially for a woman. I think it’s easier for fat ugly men to get pretty wives as long as they have money. Look at those chinese officials.

          • KAMIKAZIPILOT

            Yeah, at least if you live in Japan you can become a sumo wrestler.

          • linette lee

            hahahaa….lol. And To whom does this female sumo wrestler marry to? This guy?

            http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00684/sumo-champion-asash_684552c.jpg

          • KAMIKAZIPILOT

            Nah, probably some short, skinny guy who has a fat girl fetish.

          • linette lee

            Imagine they go to all you can eat sushi buffet. The owner will tell them please don’t com back.

          • Mateusz82

            It’s only easy if the man is rich and powerful. Even a fit and healthy man has a hard time finding a girlfriend if he hasn’t got the money, whereas men won’t usually avoid dating a girl because she doesn’t make enough money.

          • http://500px.com/justinrjones whiskersthecat

            Men don’t work on the same formula Tall+Skinny+White Skin = Ideal Girl formula. That’s just what girls have convinced each other and themselves. If girls listened a little bit more to their boyfriend’s opinions on what looks good, they might realize that they don’t need to go have surgeries, hide from the sun, go on diets when they already just weigh 90lbs.

            And don’t think that this “judge immediately by their looks” thing is something only men do.

      • Mihel

        Trying to look good is definitely something I don’t criticise women for, but that’s a military training camp, who the fuck cares about how you look there?
        Besides, you complexion is not more important than your dignity, asking someone to shield you from the sun while you sit in the shadow doesn’t exactly give a good impression.

        • Alex

          Just go to a gym and look how women look when they get there and when they go out. As pretty, with perfect make up, clean clothes, etc. when leaving.

          As soon as they sweat or start working out hard, “oh shit i gotta leave, i’m actually doing something useful”

          • Atlas

            So true. I’m extremely amazed by one Chinese girl training at my gym. She lifts weights and trains as hard as she can. She’s got the nicest body I’ve seen in China in a long time.

      • YourSupremeCommander

        You are perfectly welcomed to be fat and dark…

        • linette lee

          Then the men don’t want me. I am going to have to be with another woman.

          • GiannaFox

            Women have standards too. :D

      • biggj

        What is wrong with being dark. This is just my personal preferance, but when a girls skin is too white, expecially asians I find it look nasty. I like a bit of color. White asian girls look sick….like they are unhealthy.

        • Mighty曹

          Sickly looking. Especially under Fluorescent lighting.

          • biggj

            I think the darker the asian the better looking they are. The worse is the asians that use that cream shit. That skin bleach shit. So nasty. Like when a white girl uses that spray on tan shit…makes them look orange.

          • Mighty曹

            But they still got nothing on Tan Mom.

          • biggj

            You mean that woman who looks black? That bitch is super nasty.

          • Mighty曹

            There’s always a delay with loading the photo. But yeah, that super nasty well-done bitch.

          • biggj

            Yep, if she was the thanksgiving turkey….thanksgiving would be ruined!!

          • KAMIKAZIPILOT

            Holy Christ, I don’t remember her being that dark. Is that photo doctored? How is she even still alive?

          • Mighty曹

            Still alive but will die of skin cancer.

          • Eve Akota

            She looks awful. It’s just as bad as black ppl bleaching their skins.
            Ppl seriously need to embrace their natural complexions…

          • Mighty曹

            Is that Sammy???? DAMN!
            Yeah, people should accept how God has created them. Implants of any kind is another big no-no.

        • linette lee

          I agree. If the girl is pretty don’t really matter if she has dark or light skin. It’s more important to have clear smooth wrinkle free skin. Not really the skin color.

          http://yeinjee.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/hong-kong-entertainment-019.jpg

          http://img.chinasmack.com/www/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/huang-ling-01.jpg

          • linette lee
          • KAMIKAZIPILOT

            So if that girl in the picture had skin as dark as night but everything else was the same, would she still be at the same level of attractiveness? Answer honestly now.

          • linette lee

            yes, she is still beautiful. She will look more like this. Just different color. Still as beautiful. To me it’s not the color but the clarity and smoothness. I like clear smooth skin.
            What about you? What do you think?

            http://photos.posh24.com/p/1535704/z/hollywood_celebrity/jessica_alba_brown_hair_diaman.jpg

          • KAMIKAZIPILOT

            Do you know what “dark as night” means? I mean skin color like this. What if the girl in your picture had skin like the girl below. Would she still be the same level of attractiveness? Actually I prefer lighter skin women but some darker skin women are also pretty.

          • linette lee

            But we are talking about chinese girls. Chinese girls can’t get that dark. The men here complain about chinese girls don’t want to be under the sunlight to get tan. And they prefer tan chinese girl over pale chinese girl. I am saying I like both color as long as it is smooth and clear.

            This is a black girl and she is very pretty. For the black men out there. Do your prefer your black women dark like this or lighter like Beyonce? Or don’t matter as long as she has clear smooth skins.

          • KAMIKAZIPILOT

            Okay you say you don’t mind the skin color but there is a bias towards lighter skinned women throughout the world. Lighter skin=prettier, generally speaking of course, as there are plenty of men who prefer dark skinned women. The men on this board are just making fun of Chinese girls allergic reaction to sunlight.

          • Alex

            I think your example is not totally correct. If we saw a pretty black girl and removed all her dark color to make her white as a typical swedish, it will be the most hideous thing in the world.

            Well, same with a chinese making her dark as a black person. Or any other weird mix that doesn’t exist in our species.

          • biggj

            Yep, just google “black albino” to get a idea of what it would look like. lol

          • 二奶头发

            The one on the upper right looks like gan mama 干妈妈 haha

          • KAMIKAZIPILOT

            I see what you’re saying. We’re socially conditioned to expect certain facial features with certain skin colors so it would seem weird I agree. But even considering that, in general the lighter a woman’s skin color the prettier she’s considered. This even includes places where there are a lot of darker skinned people (Philippines, Latin America, Africans)

          • Rosemon Calvin Pilot

            Linette as a Black man I don’t discriminate, I like both light and dark black women …Same for Chinese girls…I prefer them tan and dark but wont deny a pale one a chance lol

          • Mateusz82

            Chinese girls can’t get that dark? Is there something about China that governs skin color, like something they put in the water?

          • Eve Akota

            I agree with you, not because having having a pale complexion is better than having a dark complexion, but rather because some facial features look best when combined with a certain skintone ; that’s the reasson why Africans with albinism look a little bit weird, and white ppl painting their faces black look weird too.

          • GiannaFox

            There you go, promoting sexist, ageist mentality. What’s up with you Asians and your obssession with ”no wrinkles” skin? God forbid one has a fine line, they’re not worth pursuing anymore or what? Shallowness level 9000. My BS meter is full for today. Over and Out.

        • Mateusz82

          There’s a reason it’s called “yellow fever”, not “pasty white fever”… just sayin’.

        • vincent_t

          err..what is wrong with being fair? It is just their personal preference.

          • biggj

            Oh no that’s not what I mean. Seem asian girls do it assuming that is what all guys what or that is the best way to go. Every asian girl I have ever met wants to be lighter skinned.

          • vincent_t

            Oh ok. But you can’t blame them. I bet most of the Asian guys love lighter skin ton, and Asian guys makes up most of the population, they just follow the majority.

          • biggj

            I guess so. I think they care way too much about it. Any girl who focuses too on their looks in the end is just a waste of time. Ugly girls focus a lot on makeup and shit like that. Check it out next time, next time you see a girl with lots of makeup, if you take all that off she is most likely ugly. The more makeup, the uglier they are.

          • vincent_t

            that is fucking true sir.

          • mr.wiener

            Eaaak!!….Kill it!…for god’s sake kill it!!

          • Mighty曹

            Eff!

          • Eve Akota

            There’s nothing wrong with being fair, but if you can’t live a normal life just because you’re trying so hard to keep a light complexion, chances are you have a skewed vision of beauty and are a slave to the standards of the society you live in.

          • vincent_t

            whenever the Asian doesn’t follow the western standard, then they are the slave to the society they live in? Brilliant logic!

          • Eve Akota

            lol ! You assumed that ; I never said it was about following the Western standard or not.

          • vincent_t

            Yeah, just like how you assume keeping a fair complexion means can’t live a normal life.

        • Alex

          I’m not the only one that thinks like this! FINALLY!

        • Germandude

          Agreed. If you have ever seen a junkie, you know the looks. Slim like bones covered with skin. Bleached skin through not seeing daylight much. I don’t know why but many asian girls target that super slim and extremely white skin type. Fucking turn off if you ask me. I prefer girls with dome curves. Not fat but no skeletons either that make me think I should fight world hunger. Ah. And legs like tooth sticks?

          • Paobu

            You’re comparing an unhealthy pallid complexion to attractive, porcelain skin, there’s a difference.

  • chandlerpatrick

    Who says post-90s generation children are too fragile and delicate?” Fu Yunfeng says, the children in her class are very strong.
    Ummm…The boys perhaps, the girls are fucking little tarts who should be forced to sit in the sun – after all, this is military training, not vacation…
    As for the guys, well, we were all in high school at one point – my main priority was trying to get ass – We all know why these guys are doing this… Just for female attention… Not going to work!

    • nitrostat

      look at it this way… if it didn’t you may want to ask yourself how China has the population of 1.4 billion people… obviously it got their attention… them high school boys did get some ass…

  • xuedi

    i am waiting for the day independent woman pop up in china, those who don’t care about the stupid ancient gender role and stand next to the guy just to show that… guess this will never happen in china :-(

    • fabulous

      Oh xuedi. I think you are in the wrong place for that comment to work. Try Pinterest.

  • mwanafa

    If there was a telepathy or if the writer of the story was a telepathy , this story must have been completely different.

  • 5000 years

    Goose stepped! Ya vo

  • David S.

    Awwwww

  • Kevin Yu

    At least some of the chinese notice that this is clearly a “fake” story…

    • Karajorma

      Or just as likely having heard of the story, some reporter asked the boys to pose for a photo at a later date.

      Or do you honestly think every single photo in the newspapers was taken at the time of the incident?

      • Kevin Yu

        Then its even worse. That would mean some Highschool-class could tell the newspaper a “heartwarming” story and they would believe it…

        Thats not how reporters should work.

  • Cauffiel

    “Shield from the sun? We thought they were going to suck our dicks.”

  • Wick

    Looks like those boys found a good opportunity to creep on some girls…Where do I stand?

  • biggj

    This is what happened after they did that: The girls just sat there and talked to to each other while ignoring the dorky ass guys. And the guys stood there with erections. I bet that is how it played it out. And the one cool guy is taking the picture as he is laughing at them.

    • Mighty曹

      Shouldn’t the 3 officials be there to coach these boys?

      • Cauffiel

        I agree… where the hell are they?

        • Mighty曹

          Do we call you a dickhead? lol

    • Paobu

      You are a fag bro, you really don’t understand the point of chivalry, you’ve let internet memes about idiots in fedoras wreck your brain.

      • Cyberia

        wow, homophobia! – you are so righteous and just and chivalric.

  • http://www.chinasmack.com/ MrT

    Well its fact that the new recent generation (20 and below) are not half as retarded as all those before them, so all good for the future i would hope.

  • Mighty曹

    “Military” training? How the eff are they going to win any war like this?

    • Irvin

      It’s not about winning wars, it’s about preparing them to be able to defend themselves and making sure something like nanjing massacre never happens again.

      At least that was the idea, most of the time people just wear camo while wasting time outside.

      • YourSupremeCommander

        Nanjing happend because it was basically a more advanced & mechanized military pissing on a military 100 years behind in technology. Now China has the means to fuck the Japs 1000x over without blinking an eye.

        • biggj

          You think so? I think China would beat Japan also if you take out nukes and treaties and things like that. Just a head to head fight china would most likey win. But it would not be a huge blow out. It would be mostly a navel and aerial battle.And china is not that far ahead of Japan in those areas.China would still win….but it would not be easy. This is just “what if” but if Japan could have nukes and build the army they want to…..by now they would have one of the worlds best…but they are not allowed.They can’t be a major military power.

          • Mighty曹

            That’s what he said.

          • biggj

            He is saying they could take Japan out 1000x over…I don’t think that is the case. Would not be as easy as you think.

          • YourSupremeCommander

            Comparing the two militaries, person to person, equipment to equipment, there’a a hands down winner.

          • biggj

            Sure, they have the better military. Even with Japan and it’s restrictions, they are not much better. Japan has pretty bad ass defenses, since that is what they are allowed to do.

          • vincent_t

            man, when 1 bad ass bullying a weak pariah country, sometimes it is fun to watch. But when 2 bad ass countries at war, it is terrifying.

          • Mighty曹

            I thought your “You think so? I think China would beat Japan…” was a disagreement.

          • biggj

            No, they can beat them….it’s not so easy.

          • Mighty曹

            Not if they employ kamikazes. Chinese will NEVER kill themselves for the sake of others.

          • KAMIKAZIPILOT

            I heard my name. I assume you’re joking about the kamikazes helping win a war right? Kamikazes only briefly stalled the inevitable from happening. When you have to resort to using kamikazes on a regular basis you’ve already lost.

          • vincent_t

            May be not for China. Just take 1 million out of the 1.3 billion to fly kamikaze…er, you ever seen how locust swamp through?

          • KAMIKAZIPILOT

            Yeah but how is China going to produce 1 million airplanes? That will get really expensive, and I doubt China has the capacity to produce that many planes. Maybe China could come up with a plane like this and attach a bomb to each plane, it might be effective, haha.

          • Mighty曹

            I used the term to mean ‘suicidal’ as in willing to die for his homeland. Not to actually fly explosive laden planes into enemy ships.

          • David S.

            Easy with the seditious tone. Tibetans are Chinese !

          • Mighty曹

            Try asking a Tibetan if he/she is Chinese.

          • vincent_t

            I am afraid you are wrong here. If you read some of the history book about WW2, quite some Nationalist soldiers signed up for suicide mission. (Of cause don’t read those Communist idiotic brainwashing books). How do you think China was able to resist Jap invasion for 8 years, where back then the Chinese military can’t even have their own boots and helmet?

          • Germandude

            Pretty much the same way as the Romans, Napoleon and Hitler lost their wars. Stretching their logistic supply lines so much that the fighting units at the front were only capable of delivering a fraction of their real strength.

          • vincent_t

            Actually not quite the same thing. These regime you mentioned started the war in good shape with war machine that overwhelmed the other. They started the war, but China wasn’t, the country just finished a revolution and almost started the modernization, and then bamb! The Jap with modern firearm invaded them before they even have any idea where to buy their guns.

          • Mighty曹

            A very very small contingent. But the KMT, as a whole, were mainly cowards who just stopped fighting and retreated.

          • vincent_t

            They did retreated quite a few times, definitely some of the withdrawals were act of cowards (like Nanjing), but some if you understand the circumstances, were unavoidable. KMT soldiers died hundred of thousands in some of the battles and they fought the Jap with very limited supply and primitive weapon, and Jap was never an easy enemy. Check how hard the US Marine fought on the pacific islands and you will understand.
            Also, talking bout cowards…hmmm you do know that the Communist were fighting guerilla attack on KMT, and only a few small assault/resistance to Jap?

          • Mighty曹

            CKS and Mao were supposed to join forces to drive out the Japs but somehow Mao thought it was better to fight the weaker enemy first.

            The whole Nanjing thing? I blame the Chinese people for allowing it to happen. They should’ve fought to the death to defend the homeland. If intruders broke into your house would you run away leaving your mother, wife and sisters to be raped and murdered? NO! Better to die fighting.

            *Same with South Vietnam. Those fuckers threw down their weapons and changed into civilian clothing to flee.

          • vincent_t

            You should blame the soldiers instead of the people. The soldiers abandoned the city and left the people behind without a clue on what was going on.

          • Mighty曹

            No. I blame the people too. Just because there are no more soldiers left to protect them doesn’t mean their only option is to die.

          • Cauffiel

            Japan can’t be a major military power. You’re fucking welcome, you ungrateful Chinese masturbating-to-Mao-Zedong fucks.

          • biggj

            WHoa…slow you’re roll homeboy, you talking to me?

          • Cauffiel

            “Fucks” is plural! Are you plural??

        • Mighty曹

          Also the will to fight was lacking.

        • Wally World

          Here we go again with the fucking Japanese……

      • Mighty曹

        You prepare soldiers to be killers. Not to be wussies who are concerned about girls getting tanned. This is not going to prevent another Nanjing.

        • ali

          Don’t forget these kids are only 14 or 15 years old and they only have to do this type of training (at most a few times) in high school and college.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      The one who harness the power to cast shadows… will come out the victor.

      -Confusedsious

      • Mighty曹

        I think you’re confused with being the light source and the object the light shines upon to cast the shadow.

        • YourSupremeCommander

          sarkasym 101

          • Mighty曹

            Nope. That quote is very true. You just need to know who the light source is.

    • Germandude

      Well now you understand the human wave tactic applied by the Chinese army in the past. Let unarmed peasants charge entrenched enemies so that the armed units can fight in the shade without sweat and the risk of sunburn. Awesome strategy if you ask me…

      • Mighty曹

        You just wrote a new chapter in “The Art of War”.

  • http://500px.com/justinrjones whiskersthecat

    It appears that not a single one of the girls is even paying attention the guys.

    • Scream_Writer

      Just because it appears that way, doesn’t mean it’s true! I guarantee they noticed. :)

      • biggj

        Yeah, they notice that the sun was not hitting them. lol

  • Scream_Writer

    Am I missing something? The story says these are first-year high school students. It’s just a cute little story, if it actually happened. Give them a couple of years of innocent sex play before they realize how fucking pointless life is! At least give them that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/LilB00B00 Freddi BuBu

    While they’re perfectly positioned there, might as well give ‘em a golden shower to top it all off….LOL!

  • KAMIKAZIPILOT

    The ultimate punishment for a Chinese girl: allowing the sun to shine on her skin for more than a few seconds.

    • linette lee

      hahaha….lol say that to your japanese women. sucker…lol. They are even worst. Don’t they paint their face like geisha.

      • KAMIKAZIPILOT

        What I said goes for all asian women, not just Chinese. Maybe 1 out of 1,000 Japanese women do that geisha thing, it’s not like it’s a common thing. Actually I don’t like the sun too, but it’s not because I don’t want to get darker (I’m already darker than most Chinese), it’s because I’m afraid of skin cancer.

    • vincent_t

      seconded that.
      Anyway, I prefer Asian girl in fair skin. I hate it when non-Asian trying to impose their idea of beauty to Asian gals that tan is better than fair. I’d say just leave them alone, everyone has the right to go for what they think makes them beautiful. But of cause, phobia of sun ray is too much.

      • nitrostat

        + 1…. phuck them haters…

    • mattman_183

      Disagree!

  • http://www.wirthconsulting.org/ Theodore Wirth

    I thought that this was cool until all you naysayers ruined it in the comment section. Sigh.

  • 上官

    Dark skin is ugly and smelly; something only a peasant farmer or migrant would go for. The rest of us have standards.

    • vincent_t

      and the rest of u also having difficulty respect your compatriot from rural area

    • donnachadh

      Skin-colour prejudice is ugly and smelly, something only an ignorant hate-filled excuse for a human being would go for. The rest of us have standards.

    • mwanafa

      You are clueless m’fucker, if those guys didn’t sacrifice their skin beauty you will be dying of hunger and you won’t live in a building you are living now, not even playing on computer. FFS, have some respect to those people. They are hard working people, they never disrespect no one.

    • chandlerpatrick

      you have been…

  • mr.wiener

    Nothing to add, Hot Chocolate said it all before and said it the best……

    The 80′s sucked, but there were brief moments of insight.

    • biggj

      What? 80′s tunes were alright……not the best…but a lot of good tunes come from he 80′s….I’ll take 80′s over todays shit.:)

      • Claude

        The 80′s where amazing if you were into Punk, Hardcore, Post- Hardcore, Post-punk, Ska, Early Electronic. Amazing bands , Big Black, Fugazi. The Flaming Lips, Husker du. The list is longer than your arm.
        All these Alternative bands of today have their roots in the 80′s.
        An amazing decade for music.

        • mr.wiener

          Husker du?….I don’t want to question your taste or anything, but….erm…..

          • Claude

            OK. Husker du doesn’t hold up that well but they were an influence to the hole pop punk, skate rock, early emo thing. At the time I liked it. Bob’s solo stuff in the early 90′s was OK.

            I’ll stand behind Fugazi and Big Black; timeless.

          • mr.wiener

            Agreed.

          • garbo

            Saw both bands play in my friend’s basement- amazing shows. Big Black were great and Fugazu were too.

      • mr.wiener

        You must remember in Australia we we doing out 70′s in the 80′s, but with shoulderpads , yuppies, pastel clothing , wine spritzers and grey leather shoes with velcro fasteners.

      • Cauffiel

        Given how heavily influential 80s music is…. as 80s kids are in their prime as musicians now…. I’d say the 80s were quite a bit above “sucks.”

    • KAMIKAZIPILOT

      Why did the 80s suck? Are you talking about music or life in general?

      • mr.wiener

        The fashion, Most of the music and other general dickishness.

        • RagnarDanneskjold

          That’s what happens when the 70s goes off the drugs: detox.

  • Khanthologism

    good lord. chinese boys are becoming too much like western white knights. game over.

    • Mihel

      A western white knight would NEVER get in the way of a girl and her tan.

  • Winterbitten

    This is the kind of crap I hate. Not only do I wonder why they get special treatment, but why is it at the cost of the men in the group?

    Either make them all stand in the sun or put up something for shade. If it’s some kind of exercise, fine, but it really feels like some girls starting whining and the men gave in and when the instructor walked by he thought “wow, they must be so conscientious because of me! I’ll use this to….”

  • Cauffiel

    Anyone notice that the Chinese netizen comments are especially refuckingtarded?

    Girls, you have absolutely no idea what they were actually thinking about in their hearts.

    Why didn’t I ever meet such lovable boys when I was in school!

    So considerate/loving.

    And the winner for most retarded….. ::drum roll::

    They have a man’s sense of responsibility, good! Even if this is the only thing they learned from this military training, it was worth it.

    • moody

      They just loooooove to make men submit
      For many Women here, a Man must give up his sense of selfworth and common sense to prove he cares.

      Pushing him to be a total beta, then I wonder, how can she feel attracted to him afterward ?
      But that doesn’t matter really, because many value devotion more that attraction.

  • Ken Hansen

    There must be another way to get some easy pussy

    • mr.wiener

      There certainly is…have a rich daddy.

  • https://www.facebook.com/dinie.akhemu Gerhana

    they smell men’s sweat while under the shadow.

  • dumbledore

    Somebody is gonna get laid.

    • RagnarDanneskjold

      Not.

  • Cam

    I have never considered myself a feminist , but I have to say one of the things that pissesme off most about China is the manufactured idea of what being feminine means, ie young women are expected to look like little girls, be skinny as hell, be weak and Unopinionated, rely on the man financially, and generally just be submissive, and then become doting mothers, while the man climbs up the career ladder and starts messing around with mistresses. Its infuriating to see so many Chnese girls by into it.

  • Atlas

    Bunch of chumps.

  • vietje RJ

    those boys are useless morons..a few years from now when these cunts grow up a bit they’ll be chasing laowais..

  • http://deathofhallyu.blogspot.com/ Death of Hallyu

    This is weird to me, but I suppose Chinese girls are obsessed with staying pale, so it means something to them.

  • Kiwi

    Shadow bathing

  • 二奶头发

    My hair blocks the sun

    • mr.wiener

      Your hair has its own gravitational pull.

      • 二奶头发

        I can’t believe you insulted gravity like that. haha

  • aasdf

    Love how the American discussion deteriorates into talk about skin color and superficial, vapid topics, rather than talking about the cute act of chivalry. There seriously needs to be an AmericanSmack version of these posts LOL

  • Calles

    Some Chinese men are very kind and really care for women, maybe it’s just because of the gender imbalance, maybe they are just manly, or maybe not, anyway, I still find some Chinese men attractive just because these kind of things…

  • Opalivian

    Blocking the sun won’t get her in bed.

  • Konjit Solomon

    I enjoyed reading all the comments.

    I thought the ones in mandarin were sweet/funny…ex: 男子汉的担当,好!这次军训即使只有这一个收获也值了 from 雷滚石1958. But some of the english had me laughing until I could not breathe! All I can say is thanks.

  • bobibobi

    I hope they fucked them after.

  • andywattbulb

    But it wasn’t like the boys took the initiative at first. A girl figured out she could escape the sun by sitting in some guy’s shadow. Once everybody else say what happened they all did the same.

  • Michael

    No shadow no punani.

  • Sp4wwnY

    Woman will never treat them as man. But this is not the right forum to explain you how the world works.

  • Nihilist

    Sexist as shit. But as the ones that receive the benefit are women, it´s “correct”.

  • Mike Lovett

    When you realize that in China, girls and women will shield themselves from the sun’s RAYS, not the heat, as dark skin is most undesirable. You hardly ever see a man with a sun parasol, but girls? Women? Nearly 100% of them. It wasn’t about the heat, it was about keeping fair skin.

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