Just for fun… The following microblog post was one of the most reshared and commented on China’s popular Sina Weibo microblogging service yesterday. It is by Lee Kai-fu, one of the most well known internet figures in China, and perhaps better known as the founding president of Google China until he resigned from the company in 2009.
@李开复: Taiwan’s super large grapes (beside them is an apple). [referring to above image]
Comments on Sina Weibo:
Looks really tasty.
Now that’s a small apple.
Kai Fu brother, why are you always like taking other fruits and comparing them to apples?
Taiwan’s apples are too small.
Could it be genetic modification?
You should be holding them with your hands, and the effect will be even more obvious.
It’s obviously an extremely small “apple”.
Big is not necessarily good, fruit naturally grown is enough.
So big I wouldn’t even dare to eat it anymore →_→
Could there still be people who don’t believe it’s the apple that is small?
Why are you always comparing with apples?
Are your marketing Taiwanese fruits?
How much per half-kilogram?
Where did you find such a small apple?
Yet another genetically modified food!!
Then would that be an extremely small apple from the Mainland?
Everyone come and look at an extremely small apple (beside it are some grapes).
Teacher Lee, are you sure it isn’t the apple that is too small?
Probably genetically modified, which isn’t a good thing.
Makes me think of golden rice.
[Note: A little while ago, there was some controversy on the Chinese internet and media about American researchers testing the genetically modified rice on Chinese children without the Chinese side’s knowledge.]
This are plums, right…?
Mr. Lee definitely has a problem with apples. The apples express dissatisfaction.
The dragonfruit you just posted isn’t considered big, but these grapes really are huge.
That poor apple, being used multiple times for comparison.
Old Lee, you brought this apple over from the mainland, right? Why are you always using this apple for comparisons? Haha.
Taiwan’s agricultural technology is still comparatively more advanced [than the mainland].
Are the grape seeds larger than normal?? I care more about this, haha…
Uncle Kai-fu, seems like you have something against this apple…haha
Steve Jobs is unhappy with such a small Taiwanese apple, hires a factory to research and develop a large Apple.
What do you think? Large grapes? Small apple? Plums? Photoshop? Genetically modified? And why is Lee Kai-fu always comparing things to apples?