single dogs

“Single Dogs” and “Leftover Women” take the cake on China’s Valentines Day or Qixi

In China, a popular chain restaurant matches lone diners with oversize teddy bears. Even more so on the Qixi Festival or Chinese Valentine’s Day. The 2,000-year-old festival originated from a folk tale that a fairy called Zhi Nu married a mortal called Niu Lang. The Goddess of Heaven, who was against their marriage, separated them […]

Read More
weird company names in China

Banned : long winded, weird company names in China

Weird company names are┬ábanned by the Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce. The 33 new guidelines include a section outlawing overly long-winded names. No longer will company names consist of sentences, paragraphs, or even short novellas. Sounds over the top? Maybe you’re not familiar with the northern Chinese condom company ‘Uncle Niu’. Deep breath. […]

Read More
bra size discount Chinese Restaurant

Ick or slick marketing? Chinese restaurant offers bra size discounts

A Chinese restaurant has gotten in trouble for offering discounts based on bra size. The Qianjiang Evening Post┬áreports local complaints about the above poster for the Trendy Shrimp restaurant. One complaint said it was “vulgar advertising” and “discriminatory towards women”. The posters have already been removed. Trendy Shrimp general manager Lan Shenggang tells it straight […]

Read More