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  • N-kia E68, a shanzhai Nokia mobile phone created in China.

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    Shanzhai N-kia E68 Mobile Phone, Chinese Netizen Reactions

    The following has been spreading on Kaixin001:On YouTube: Comments from Tudou: wzy20031102: This is something everyone needs to be clear on: If tax is paid, it is called “development”. If tax is not paid, then it is called “shanzhai“. If the government allows it, it is called archeology. If it is private people, then it […]

  • Monks at the 2010 ChinaJoy Expo in Shanghai.

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    Monks Visit ChinaJoy Expo, Chinese Netizens Critical

    The ChinaJoy Expo, officially known as the China Digital Entertainment Expo, is an annual video game convention held in Shanghai that for the past ten years has been an important venue for Chinese online game companies to showcase their wares.  Besides promoting video games, the ChinaJoy Expo is also famous for hordes of pretty young […]

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    “Alianya”: Chinese Shanzhai Version Of “Avatar”

    This is a photostory posted on the Tianya BBS that “borrows inspiration” from the recent 3D CGI blockbuster “Avatar” to tell a similar story of  “man vs nature”. It appears to be an advertisement for tourists to come to Xishuangbanna, China as this certain locale is touted to have served as an actual inspiration for […]

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    Iron Man’s Arc Reactor Recreated By Chinese Netizen

    From Mop: After two weeks of development, finally completed the second generation arc reactor from Iron Man!!! First, an announcement, the arc reactor was not made by me, but at this time, I have already reached an agreement with the reactor’s creator: I will be the sole distributor of the arc reactor, China’s first offering. […]

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    SARFT Outlaws Shanzhai Satellite Dishes, Chinese Reactions

    Shanzhai satellite dishes are unapproved satellite receivers often seen in rural areas where cable television is not available; it is also prevalent in lower-tier cities as the cost of cable television is often too expensive for the average consumer. The recent decree from China’s State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) outlawing shanzhai satellite […]

  • Lenovo "Spicy Teacher" commercial - teacher dresses like Bruce Lee.

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    Lenovo Commercial Plagiarizes Funny Japanese Fanta Ad

    An old advertisement that has recently been spreading again on the popular Kaixin001 social network as “If the teacher were to dress like this, would students still doze off? (students must watch)“. The advertisement is from Lenovo. It has been viewed over 250,000 times on Ku6 with over 2700 comments. On Youku, it has been […]

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    New People’s Daily Building Copy Of Dubai Burj Al Arab?

    Looks like the People Daily took a page from CCTV in coming up with tacky building designs. The recently approved design located within the vicinity of the CCTV building curiously resembled the infamous 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. Likewise, it is being criticized by the netizens as both wasteful and shanzhai in the […]