A Chinese memory of the past 30 years
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30-12-2013, 08:29 PM
RE: A Chinese memory of the past 30 years
(30-12-2013 02:18 PM)djkamilo Wrote:  Was that an iphone on the 2002 picture? I can't understand what it says...

It says that people sent 800 thousand SMS to say "Happy Spring Festival" in 2002. This number skyrocketed to 32 billion in 2012, with average of 25 SMS per person during the normally 7-day holiday period, generating a revenue of 514 million USD for the Chinese mobile operators.

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30-12-2013, 08:40 PM
RE: A Chinese memory of the past 30 years
(30-12-2013 07:47 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(30-12-2013 07:30 AM)Hafnof Wrote:  Is cultural exchange a nuisance to you, Chas?

There is no exchange here. He posted a bunch of unintelligible images.

He has repeatedly made opaque posts that can, in no way, be construed as 'cultural exchange'.

That is a nuisance. As is your not very thoughtful reaction to my criticism of the post. Drinking Beverage

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30-12-2013, 08:56 PM
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(30-12-2013 03:48 AM)HU.Junyuan Wrote:  
(30-12-2013 03:44 AM)The Germans are coming Wrote:  You do know that most here dont speek Chinese....

I will translate it for you if you are interested. And you are welcome 'cos that's what I do for a living.

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Is this one of your translations?

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30-12-2013, 09:10 PM
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(30-12-2013 03:48 AM)HU.Junyuan Wrote:  
(30-12-2013 03:44 AM)The Germans are coming Wrote:  You do know that most here dont speek Chinese....

I will translate it for you if you are interested. And you are welcome 'cos that's what I do for a living.

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Is this one of yours?

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30-12-2013, 10:17 PM
RE: A Chinese memory of the past 30 years
(30-12-2013 09:10 PM)Chippy Wrote:  
(30-12-2013 03:48 AM)HU.Junyuan Wrote:  I will translate it for you if you are interested. And you are welcome 'cos that's what I do for a living.

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One of my peers' translation of "We do chicken right" is "我们做鸡好", which, when translated again could also be "It is nice for us to be whores."

I might take this credit.

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30-12-2013, 10:21 PM
RE: A Chinese memory of the past 30 years
(30-12-2013 07:47 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(30-12-2013 07:30 AM)Hafnof Wrote:  Is cultural exchange a nuisance to you, Chas?

There is no exchange here. He posted a bunch of unintelligible images.

He has repeatedly made opaque posts that can, in no way, be construed as 'cultural exchange'.

That is a nuisance. As is your not very thoughtful reaction to my criticism of the post. Drinking Beverage

If you want something "intelligible", show some here first.

Lead by action, please, if you are/were able to.

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30-12-2013, 10:56 PM
RE: A Chinese memory of the past 30 years
(30-12-2013 10:21 PM)HU.Junyuan Wrote:  
(30-12-2013 07:47 AM)Chas Wrote:  There is no exchange here. He posted a bunch of unintelligible images.

He has repeatedly made opaque posts that can, in no way, be construed as 'cultural exchange'.

That is a nuisance. As is your not very thoughtful reaction to my criticism of the post. Drinking Beverage

If you want something "intelligible", show some here first.

Lead by action, please, if you are/were able to.

Your post was a series of unintelligible images with no apparent point.

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31-12-2013, 12:02 AM (This post was last modified: 31-12-2013 12:05 AM by HU.Junyuan.)
RE: A Chinese memory of the past 30 years
(30-12-2013 02:12 PM)morondog Wrote:  I thought it was kinda cute Smile I wish you'd tell us what the images are of though - I recognized maybe 3... it's incredible that a whole culture seems to have totally passed us out West by... I wonder if a similar set of images for Western culture would be recognizable to the average Chinese guy ?

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1982
Broadcast of the Japanese TV Series 赤い疑惑(Doubts about Her Blood), starred by Yamaguchi Momoe, a dream girl for almost a entire generation of the then Chinese youths.

1983
The first Chinese Santana got off the production line in Shanghai.

1984
The first generation of Transformers.
China's first gold medal in Summer Olympics obtained by XU Haifeng.
An TV advertisement of the tape recorder brand Yanwu unprecedentedly received broad popularity.

1985
A Hong Kong actress (Mei-ling) Barbara Yung killed herself.

1986
The first commercial TV series of Journey to the West. I still like it today.
A little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God.

1987
First KFC opened in Beijing.
Kris Phillips, a Chinese American, became instantly famous after singing a song on the stage of CCTV New Year's Gala.

1988
A Japanese cartoon series titled 一休さん(Ikkyū-san) started to broadcast on TV.
The movie Red Sorghum brought international fame to the movie director ZHANG Yimou and the starring actress GONG Li.

1989
The rock star CUI Jian's song of 一无所有(Nothing to My Name) played for the activist on the Tiananmen Square in the protests. Of course, the protests have other names like the Tiananmen Square Slaughter / Massacre / Insurgency / Riot / Rebellion / Crackdown / Reorganization / Incident, depending on different points of view.
The Little Tigers, a Taiwanese boy band, issued their first album 新年快乐(Happy New Year)

1990
The 11th Asian Games.
A crowd-pleasing TV series titled 渴望(Desire) had a unprecedented hit.
Owning a cellular phone became the symbol of getting rich.

1991
Beginning of the legend of the game station of Subor and its iconic yellow game cards.
Collapse of the USSR.

1992
ZHENG Zhihua, a Taiwanese singer, and Seaman, one of his most famous songs.
Master Kong cup noodles still qualified for a dinner.
A foreigner named Klaus Schlappner started to lead the China national football team.

1993
A popular TV series titled Justice Bao.
A popular TV series titled A Native of Beijing in New York provoked a boom in Chinese's going out abroad.

1994
Beepers (especially Motorola's) became popular,
so did the Tetris consoles.
The Hong Kong Hung Hom Rock Night should be remembered.

1995
C&C, a generation's memory.
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger and his Truth Lies. I still have the VCD.

1996
Dolly and the cloning.
Showing up of the first Chinese portal websites such as Sohu.

1997
Return of Hong Kong.

1998
FENG Xiaogang's Party A, Party B became the pioneer of China's new year blockbusters.

1999
OICQ, a imitator of the IM ICQ later on have become the internet empire of Tencent Holdings, worth over 5 billion USD now.

2000
Rapid growth of the number of Internet Bars and CS players.

2001
9.11.
Boom of Flash clips.
Beijing's successful Olympic bid.

2002
700 thousand SMS saying "Happy Spring Festival", start of a phenomenon.

2003
SARS and many deep memories.
First Chinese astronaut ever in space.
Leslie Cheung, a Hong Kong actor, killed himself.

2004
LIU Xiang, a Chinese 110-metre hurdler, achieved a record of 12.91s.

2005
The singing contest of Super Voice Girls became one of the most popular entertainment shows in the country.
XU Jinglei, an actress, became the queen of Chinese bloggers.
Web kuso became popular, with top players like Sister Furong and Back Dorm Boys

2006
The self-claimed "non-famous" crosstalk comedian, GUO Degang, gained nationwide fame.
HUANG Jianxiang, a sports commentator became famous after saying on TV, "You are not a man (supposedly should = 'alone') fighting ! You are not a man !"
Crazy Stone, a low budget film became a blockbuster.

2007
ZHOU Zhenglong, a self-proclaim eye-witness and photographer of a wild South China Tiger that had become seldom seen, triggered the waves of massive online discussion on controversy issues and the coming of cyber manhunt in China.

2008
5.12 of the WenChuan Earthquake, 8.0 on Richter scales.
The Beijing Summer Olympics.
The first scale exposure of the substandard milk powders and the harm of tripolycyanamide in China.

2009
Michael Jackson died.

2010
First broadcast of Fei Cheng Wu Rao[/i](literally "if not sincere, do not bother"), based on the Australian game show Taken Out, and a rating success.

2011
Steve Jobs passed away.
Guo Meimei, a Weibo user falsely officially verified as "General Manager of the business association of China Red Cross", publicly showed off her beauty and wealth and attracted great controversy.

2012
Floods indeed,
yet not the end of the world.

2013
Ba Ba Qu Na'er(literally "Where have you gone, Dad ?") first aired, which is based on the South Korean reality show Dad! Where Are We Going ?, and a massive ratings hit.

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31-12-2013, 12:04 AM
RE: A Chinese memory of the past 30 years
(30-12-2013 07:14 AM)Chas Wrote:  Why do you make so many apparently pointless posts?

Point being "News".

Repeat after me N-e-w-s.

In the "World News" section.

Yes

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31-12-2013, 12:07 AM
RE: A Chinese memory of the past 30 years
(30-12-2013 10:56 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(30-12-2013 10:21 PM)HU.Junyuan Wrote:  If you want something "intelligible", show some here first.

Lead by action, please, if you are/were able to.

Your post was a series of unintelligible images with no apparent point.

For you, I wouldn't bother. You are not interested anyway. I already know that.

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