The human landscapes of rice cultivation in terraces that follow the natural contours of the escarpments like contour plowing are just amazing. It shows that people’s work together with nature can give some very beautiful results.
Such terraces are a classical feature of the island of Bali, the Banaue Rice Terraces in Benguet, Philippines, and the rice terraced mountains in China.
A fissure has formed on the ground in one Chinese city and the most surprising thing is some sort of foam started to coming out from there. For now, no one knows what this is.
A guy in Russia ordered a car DVR on one Chinese site and used EMS, China Courier Service. That’s what he got as a parcel.
This is Yang Youde, a farmer who lives on the outskirts of Wuhan city. Since February 2010, he was attacked by several eviction teams as he rejected a sum of $19,030 for his land. Property developers, who want to build department buildings on his land, didn’t want to pay him the sum he asked which is five times more than what they offered.
After eviction teams tried to eject him from his house, he built a canon from a wheelbarrow and pipes. He makes ammunition from locally sold fireworks. The rockets can reach over 100 metres, and explode with a deafening bang. Little is known if anyone was injured til now.
In May he held off 100 people by firing from a makeshift watchtower.
Way to go man!
China, the most populated country in the world, continues to absorb Western culture. The chains of American fast-food restaurants pop up like mushrooms after the rain, American supermarkets and bars are opened, more American music, products and brands are sold. And after the Olympics of 2008 that took place in China, more and more students have started actively learning English language. So, it is safe to say that China is undergoing Americanization.
Take a look at the pictures.
Well, it is easy. They do the markings themselves :)
Beijing, the capital of China, is a very busy city and it is almost impossible to find a spot to park. So people are bringing some king of handmade “carpets” that match the color of the road with parking markings and then they put a fake parking sign and voila.
The police say they can only arrest these people if they catch them red-handed, otherwise they don’t touch them.
Has the world turned upside down? I don’t know if the people in these photos dress like this to joke around or if they have some kind of mental problems. But it looks like such “fashion” is becoming very popular in China nowadays.
Located in Xiamen (Nanshan Road), China, this public toilet looks very deluxe. It’s a two-story building where the second floor is used by administration of the toilet.
You’ll be surprise to discover items that are sold by Wal-Marts in China only.
This is the cafeteria of Jiangnan University and this is what you can buy along with your piece of bread.
Who do you think has won the bra untying contest held in China and got $146? Make your suggestion now. The answer is inside this post.
A draft of a homemade plane became a real ultralight aircraft in just 8 months. It was constructed by Chinese farmer Shu Mansheng. This plane is 4.5 meters (15 feet) long. It has two engines. Shu spent about 730 USD to finish his aircraft. The trial flight took place on May 10 in Hubei province.
All these parrots are very unusual. They participated in the Bird Sports Meeting in China showing their personal best in weightlifting, skating, rolling, acrobatics and other sports.
These guys from China have made their own Lamborghini. The time has come for world known super cars being 'copy pasted' by the Chinese :)
Well, it's not perfect, of course ;)))
If you are get used to three and four stars hotels, you would definitely not like this Chinese hotel that seems to have no stars judging by these photos. Maybe it’s not THAT bad, but it’s still very uncomfortable.
When parents in China can’t afford child care, they leave their kids on work or on the streets tied up… Very sad photos.
Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong (China), is slashed by heavy rain. Streets and roads are hidden under the water.
We posted an entry with one Chinese girl who transforms into a pretty gal after putting makeup on. Here she is once again, only this time she masters the technique of putting her makeup even better than before. Personally, I think she looks much better here than in her previous transformation. And the fake hair she uses this time looks more natural.
NLA made a report about the working environment in Chinese company KYE which manufactures products for Microsoft: gamepads, mice, keyboards. Report shows facts about KYE’s employees treated there as slaves. The staff is working for 90 hours per week, receiving 52 cents per hour (about 200 dollars a month), they are forbidden to talk to each other, to go to the bathroom during working hours (which makes a 15-hour shift) and to leave the factory. They live in dormitories, 14 people in a room, they are beaten and female workers are very often sexually harassed by security guards and many more.
The employees say that they don’t have a life, they have only work. They sleep, get up very early, go to work, come back and go to sleep. And this circle never stops until they decide to leave the factory or to flee.
Photos from the report NLA:
This Chinese man found what his pack of Huskies can pull and I may say it is a good idea.
Completely eco-friendly :)
Wu Xiaoyan, a 22-year-old woman from China, has a serious deformity of her face. She was called an Avatar girl...
A Chinese acrobat nearly fell into the jaws of a tiger while performing various tricks. Luckily, the guy wasn’t hurt after almost being attacked by a huge wild animal.
Climate changes have caused real cataclysms in China. Millions of people from Southwest China are still facing drinking shortage because of a once-a-century drought that hit the country in March.
Don’t forget to see the first part of this disaster: Record Drought in China (25 pics)
These bright and amazing pictures describe ordinary life of Chinese children. Well, maybe it’s not that ordinary, as kids in this Asian country have an interesting childhood.
Inside this post you can find photos of extreme drought that hit China in the end of March. The ponds are dried-up. People have to stay in long lines to get water, and there are many other problems that the country is facing today.
Chinese people can even feel dust in the air. It’s difficult to breeze, so tourists and local citizens go out hiding their faces in scarves. Dust storms are seasonal phenomenon in Asia, and right now China is covered with “sand powder”. At the same time this orange dust makes photos exclusive, even close to retro style. I bet photographers have much work to do on open air :)
Obesity is a big problem that bothers people all over the world. According to different reports, about 38% of European children will be overweight, 20% of Chinese kids will have extra pounds and 50% of American children will be obese in 2010.
Afraid of such prognosis, China decided to fight with obesity in unique way. Besides many fitness studios parents can now send their overweight children to special diet camps where kids are trained by former militaries.
Official statistics says that if obesity could disappear on its own way, people would live 5-10 years longer.