Poker Cards For 2008 China & chinaSMACK Coverage

Top 10 Shanzhai (fake things)2008's Top 10 Internet Terms/PhrasesFined For Downloading Pornographic VideoHigh Official Gate Incident (Lin Jiaxiang)Kaiping Abuse/Bullying Girl Incident

Some Chinese netizens created these poker cards showing 54 big events, news, or phenomenon for China in 2008. They include the May 12 Sichuan Earthquake (black joker), the Beijing Olympics (red joker), the successful launch of Shenzhou #7 (ace of hearts), the Lhasa Tibet riots (ace of spades), etc. All of the cards with some English translation are at EastSouthWestNorth.

Although chinaSMACK only begin in July of 2008, we are happy that we have posted about many of these news. Below are chinaSMACK’s cards and our posts related to the topic on the card:

National Football (Soccer) Team Disband/Step Down

National Football (Soccer) Team Disband/Step Down:

Top 10 Shanzhai (fake things)

Top 10 Shanzhai (fake things):

2008's Top 10 Internet Terms/Phrases

2008’s Top 10 Internet Terms/Phrases:

Fined For Downloading Pornographic Video

Fined For Downloading Pornographic Video:

High Official Gate Incident (Lin Jiaxiang)

High Official Gate Incident (Lin Jiaxiang):

Kaiping Abuse/Bullying Girl Incident

Kaiping Abuse/Bullying Girl Incident:

Zhenglong Tiger Photo Case

Zhenglong Tiger Photo Case:

Human Flesh Searches, Double-Edged Sword

Human Flesh Searches, Double-Edged Sword:

Harbin Police Beat To Death University Student

Harbin Police Beat To Death University Student:

Melamine Milk Powder Incident

Melamine Milk Powder Incident:

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Yang Jia Attacks Police

Yang Jia Attacks Police:

Beijing Olympics, Hundred Years Dream Realized

Beijing Olympics, Hundred Years Dream Realized:

Only 13 of 54 cards? Only 32 of the 151 chinaSMACK posts in 2008? Is that good or bad?

Hopefully we can have more cards for 2009?

Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

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