1) 马云辞职(Má Yún cízhí, Jack Ma stepped down) – Jack Ma, the man who founded Alibaba, one of China’s biggest internet companies, said in an email to employees that he would step down from the role of CEO on May 10 and stay on as executive chairman. The 48-year-old former English teacher said the Internet [...]
1. 吴奇隆 亲证 马苏婚讯 (Wú Qílong qīnzhèng Má Sū hūnxùn, Wu Qilong confirms Ma Su’s coming wedding) – Wu Qilong, a Chinese actor, confirmed that Ma Su and Olympic gold medalist Kong Linghui are getting married on an unspecified date. Kong, a formal ping pong player and now a coach, has been in a relationship [...]
Second in our year-end series on the year in search on Baidu. Today, we look at the fastest-rising search terms of the year.
1. 薄谷开来 (BógǔKaīlaí – Bogu Kailai) - Gu Kailai, wife of fallen Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai, was the Lady MacBeth of this dramatic year politically. When she was publicly named on a [...]
With 2012 winding down, as we do every year we’ve released a list of all the top search terms for the year. Over the next week or so we’ll highlight a different category each day. You can find all the top lists (Chinese only) here.
We’re kicking things off with the Top 10 Social Search terms: [...]
1) 宝马男求婚(báománán qiúhūn, man in BMW proposed) – A 38-year-old man set himself on fire after his ex-girlfriend refused to marry him. The man surnamed Wu from Jiangxi Province drove his BMW all the way to Qingdao, Shandong Province to propose to his 21-year-old ex-girlfriend, who went to college in Jiangxi and went back home to [...]
1) 火箭队教练女儿(huójiànduì jiàoliàn nǘ’ ér, the daughter of Rockets coach) – The Huston Rockets coach Kevin McHale’s daughter Sasha passed away yesterday. The 23-year-old died of lupus, an auto immune disease. English story here.
2) 罗阳(Luó Yáng, Luo Yang) – Luo Yang is the chairman and general manager of the Shenyang Aircraft Industry Group, which develops the [...]
1) 贵州5名男孩 致死有关责任人(Guìzhōuwúmíngnánhái zhìsíyóuguānzérènréng, local officials held responsible for the death of 5 boys in Guizhou) – Local government in Bijie, Guizhou Province, where five runaway boys died of suffocation after burning charcoal to keep warm in a dumpster, suspended fired six local officials, including district governor, heads of the education bureau and civil affairs [...]
1) 银川地震 (Yínchuān dìzhèn, Yinchuan earthquake) – An earthquake of 4.5 magnitude hit Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region this morning. No casualties have been reported. Chinese story here.
2) 主播撕裙(zhúbō sīqún, anchor woman tore her skirt) – This story made our list last week. While appearing in an entertainment show, a South Korean anchor woman tore her skirt [...]
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