I am a Chinese(in mainland China),you can ask me some questions other than the government -

NerdShamer

International Glownigger Commander
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Likely have had this question already, but how is covid impacting over there now? Was it a big case of everything locking down for ages, or did it barely touch where you are?

Shame that we don't get that many more of your type round, just imagine folks, the amount of lolcows that are hidden from us by the great internet wall of China, so many laughs withheld.
Well, we always have the wumaos, the government's half-baked decisions, the South China Sea, the trade war, the border dispute with India, the western socialists, and whatever the fuck this vid is to laugh at.

 

Billy_Sama

♂Love and Muscle in Heaven♂
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Any musical instruments or software that is popular or have following there? I like guitars and China been the cheaper place to source guitars and parts but there is one brand I can respect is Eastman but not sure if that brand is for the Chinese market as well.
 

Helvítis Túristi

True & Honest Fan
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How is drinking culture in China. I've heard that beer is considered a cooling(yin) food. Are other alcoholic drinks considered yin food? Do people ever try to use that in China to justify alcoholism? I'm aware of some Japanese doing this, but are there any Chinese people that get super wasted the night before and then come to work the next day with a hangover? Or does the state try to prevent citizens from doing such behavior by banning them from buying alcohol?
 

Positron

Squint too much, and she vanishes!
True & Honest Fan
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Now the most popular styles in China are classical Chinese style...
Like the Twelve Girls Band? Or like 周深? I thought the pop scene in China is dominated by moaning and screeching nigger-style, aka "R&B".

My question: is there still an indie-rock scene in Beijing?
 

NerdShamer

International Glownigger Commander
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So, how often does something like this happens in China?


Because here, in the States, it's the occasional byproduct of human trafficking from Mexico. Although, they mainly settle for jumping the fence and wandering the wastelands of Arizona or Texas to elude the CBP; occasionally, they try the clown car routine, which is an hazard for an reason.
 

Ma_Hooty

This is fine
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Wow, I learned an awful lot reading through this thread, thank you very much for taking the time to answer the questions from bunch of weirdos on a gossip site!

The past decade (give or take a few years) has had China earn billions from wildlife trade - like the tusks of elephants and tiger genitals - to actual physical animals, either for consumption, traditional medicine or as pets/social status from their open air markets to more illegal networks. But with the onset of COVID, I heard the government has cracked down on it pretty hard and that there's been growing support to regulate it.

My question is this: if it weren't for COVID and its origin being possibly zoonotic (an animal to human transmitted disease), would China have found support to rein this in? What was the opinion on the wildlife trade there before the outbreak? I'm not saying China is the direct cause of a lot of endangered species becoming more endangered, but from an outsider's perspective, it seems like China (or southeast Asia as a whole) aren't very conservationist.

Also, how many people actually believe eating tiger penis will make them braver/do better in academia/perform better in bed (sex)? I assume it's more of a rural or traditional thing and people who believe it are either not adequately educated or are too stubborn in their beliefs?
 

UnKillShredDur

Black Deaths Matter.
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Is it true that all of you in China pray to Mao, Xi, and Biden each, three times a day?
 

args

anthropomorphic racing
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Would you buy this Lego set?
 

H3LLH4MM3R666

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How did Chinese internet users even hear about kiwifarms? Also, which Chinese message boards do you think are most conductive to political discussion, or things happening in the west? Sometimes I translate the comments from Bilibili videos to see Chinese reactions to things.

Also, are there any equivalents of 'lolcows' in China? As in, deranged people who constantly make a fool of themselves on the internet? Or does the spirit of collectivism managed to keep their sexual fetishes to themselves?

I never bought into communist propaganda about capitalism being a scourge of society, but I'm starting to see the end outcome in western civilization. Capitalism and individualism drives narcissism, and American society gets more narcissisic with each passing decade. Chinese society of today is closer to the American society of the 1950s.

Do you do any reading? Are there any essayists that you like?

My favorite is this defunct blog written by a psychiatrist on mental health and advertising trends in the US:


 
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Cowboy Kim

Mecha-Mania Boy
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Of all the things for this site to cause, someone getting re-educated was the last I'd think of.
 

Trapitalism

estrogen economics
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Are Shanzhai (knock-off, fake) products still common in mainland China? Does anyone actually buy them?
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Bayun Fulan

三春去后诸芳尽,各自须寻各自门
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Well, I haven't been here for a long time, but I will still update this thread. Because I will take part in the Chinese national college entrance examination in June 2021, I won't come here often before that.

Recent news: because clothing brands including HM, Nike, Adidas, burberry and UNIQLO refuse to use Xinjiang cotton, many people have launched a campaign to resist these brands, especially HM, whose stores in China have been closed, but large brands like Nike still have many people buying their products online。
 

Bayun Fulan

三春去后诸芳尽,各自须寻各自门
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Likely have had this question already, but how is covid impacting over there now? Was it a big case of everything locking down for ages, or did it barely touch where you are?

Shame that we don't get that many more of your type round, just imagine folks, the amount of lolcows that are hidden from us by the great internet wall of China, so many laughs withheld.
In the place where I live, the impact of the epidemic has been very small, but people are still required to wear masks and take temperature tests when they take public transport, and some universities still carry out closed management. As for other places, since the first wave of epidemic from Wuhan passed, mainly in Beijing, Hebei, Northeast China and Xinjiang, where there are a large number of migrant population, there have been several rebounds, but now it is basically stable. Whenever there are several local cases in one place, the city will be immediately blocked and the local residents will be isolated. Other places have been on alert since last year. Fortunately, my place has not been affected by the virus. In addition, our schools are now beginning to force students to be vaccinated (made in China)。
Any musical instruments or software that is popular or have following there? I like guitars and China been the cheaper place to source guitars and parts but there is one brand I can respect is Eastman but not sure if that brand is for the Chinese market as well.

Any musical instruments or software that is popular or have following there? I like guitars and China been the cheaper place to source guitars and parts but there is one brand I can respect is Eastman but not sure if that brand is for the Chinese market as well.
Sorry, I'm not very clear about this problem. I've studied piano, and the most popular brands in stores are western piano brands. There are many people in China who study guitar, and then there are some people who study traditional Chinese instruments, such as guzheng, Xiao, pipa, etc. As for software, the popular ones are QQ, wechat and other domestic social software, tiktok of Chinese version, local video websites and so on。

How is drinking culture in China
China has a large number of drinkers. On the wine table, people also have the custom of persuading others to drink. Beer is also popular. China's local Baijiu is popular among middle-aged people. It is considered to have the effect of cold resistance, and some traditional osmanthus wine, rice wine and so on. Sometimes in some places with a lot of pubs and restaurants late at night, you can see a lot of noisy drunkards, and there are also people who are still drunk during the day. However, the government has not banned alcoholic beverages, Baijiu brands such as Moutai are one of the pillar industries in China's economy, and only in the army have strict drinking restrictions。
I know of a video of a Chinese guy moaning in pain from putting his cock in the bars of a park bench
wwwww,I haven't heard of it。

This made me lol, who knew Chinese were so based
Well, it seems that some Chinese people got this meme from English Internet and 4chan at the beginning, and then a large number of people used it。


Like the Twelve Girls Band? Or like 周深? I thought the pop scene in China is dominated by moaning and screeching nigger-style, aka "R&B".

My question: is there still an indie-rock scene in Beijing?
Yes, Zhou Shen, but I don't know much about music style。

The famous Beijing rock bands that I know are omnipotent Youth Society and Tang Dynasty, and second hand rose from the northeast. Generally speaking, domestic rock is relatively small. In addition, there was a rap group “in3” in Beijing before, and some of their songs were banned by the cultural administration。


So, how often does something like this happens in China?
Illegal immigration is rare in China. This kind of overload is mainly caused by the fact that some farmers may choose to huddle together because they don't have a car when they go to work in the city. Nowadays, long-distance buses are very strict with overload。


My question is this: if it weren't for COVID and its origin being possibly zoonotic (an animal to human transmitted disease), would China have found support to rein this in? What was the opinion on the wildlife trade there before the outbreak? I'm not saying China is the direct cause of a lot of endangered species becoming more endangered, but from an outsider's perspective, it seems like China (or southeast Asia as a whole) aren't very conservationist.

Also, how many people actually believe eating tiger penis will make them braver/do better in academia/perform better in bed (sex)? I assume it's more of a rural or traditional thing and people who believe it are either not adequately educated or
This epidemic is indeed the fuse. Before that, the government's supervision on eating wild animals was very weak. For animal protection, many people joined public welfare organizations to publicize it. There has been a slogan of "no sale, no killing" in China to protect animals. However, poaching activities have been carried out all the time, and people's overall awareness of environmental protection is not high, and some people think that animal protection organizations are just western stupid left-wing Notre Dame ideas。

As for those who believe in some traditional medicinal materials, most of them are middle-aged and old people with low education level, but now few people have heard of eating them, but some people still make snakes into wine and think that applying them on wounds can have good effects。
 

Bayun Fulan

三春去后诸芳尽,各自须寻各自门
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Is it true that all of you in China pray to Mao, Xi, and Biden each, three times a day?
Of course, it is impossible. Maybe blind admirers pray for the two men in front of them. But why would anyone do to Biden? If you say that some Chinese in the United States pray for trump, I may believe it。

What do think of western Chinaboos like, r/GenZedong?
Seriously, it's stupid. I dare say most of the English speakers there don't have a correct understanding of China and have never been to China in person. Besides, there are also some Chinese wumao creating rhythms in English there. In contrast, I occasionally go to r/chonglangtv (a Chinese sub, which is anti-government and has a very low bottom line, may be a bit close to China's 4chan strictly speaking)




Would you buy this Lego set?
There is LEGO in China, but I haven't seen the type which has tank in China。


How did Chinese internet users even hear about kiwifarms? Also, which Chinese message boards do you think are most conductive to political discussion, or things happening in the west? Sometimes I translate the comments from Bilibili videos to see Chinese reactions to things.
Few people in China have heard about this website. I just happened to know Christian, then found cwcki and saw this website.

For political discussions, I don't suggest you go to BiliBili for any comments on political videos. The censorship here is more strict than in many other places. Some domestic official media control public opinion and delete any negative comments. All that's left are all kinds of stupid, young, fanatical nationalists who are good for any foreign country West, they are all crazy against it. Other videos on politics are mainly international communist videos. The people who discuss Marx theory are more rational than the previous ones. The rest of the people who are dissatisfied with society can only use 😅emoji and use sarcastic tone and meme to comment in some videos。

Most other domestic websites or forums are also like this. The mainstream public opinion is strong nationalism and opposition to the West. You seem to understand Chinese, so I recommend you to enter tieba website and search for "吃喝拉撒睡" to enter this sub, which is a very small and unpopular sub with different political views from the mainstream。

Pingong is also a forum with many Taiwanese, Hong Kong people and dissidents from the mainland. On reddit, the r/chonglangtv I mentioned earlier is a bit of a Chinese 4chan style place, r/china_irl is the place where political views on both sides exist, but it is more like attacking each other's positions. Generally speaking, the views of China's Internet are extreme, and there are few neutral websites。

Also, are there any equivalents of 'lolcows' in China?
Now the popular word is to call this person "clown" 🤡 In the past, those who specially observed them called them network philosophers, lezi(乐子)。


I never bought into communist propaganda about capitalism being a scourge of society, but I'm starting to see the end outcome in western civilization
Strictly speaking, since the reform and opening up, I think what China is practicing now is also a kind of variant capitalism。

Do you do any reading? Are there any essayists that you like?
I have read some books by Japanese writers or Latin American writers before, but now I seldom read them. Lu Xun has always been very famous as a Chinese essayist. Wang Zengqi and Ji Xianlin are also good essayists, but I don't do much online reading as you mentioned。

I am afraid the communist government got the OP.....
Thank you for your concern, but as long as I don't attract much attention here and I'm not seen by people in China, then the government won't have the energy to specially inquire about my IP address。

Of all the things for this site to cause, someone getting re-educated was the last I'd think of.
wwwwBecause I'm not from Xinjiang or Uighur, even if I'm arrested, I will only go to the local detention center。

They having to hide like this makes me so annoyed.
Sorry, because I have to prepare for the exam in June, I seldom use the Internet in school。


Are Shanzhai (knock-off, fake) products still common in mainland China? Does anyone actually buy them
Less than before, but still a lot, mainly some clothing brands, because they are very cheap, so someone will buy them。
 
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