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Translation: 15 Feel-Good Internet Stories From China

All hope isn’t lost. With China making headlines for bridge collapses, violent protests, and greedy or indifferent officialdom, it’s easy to forget the thousands of kind and decent gestures that occur in every country, every day. Recently, user @揭露社会黑与白, which literally means “uncovering society’s black and white,” tweeted the following series of images and explanations. Many of these stories are not new, having made the rounds on the Chinese Web for months. Yet the collection of images quickly went viral, garnering over 24,000 retweets. Perhaps what some commenters said is true: Chinese society “needs these real sentiments” right about now. Tea Leaf Nation translates selected images.

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Eddie Song

After living in Shanghai for more than two decades, Eddie left his hometown for City University of Hong Kong to pursue a master's degree in translation. Recently he started out as a news translator, realizing his wish of making a living by doing what he loves. Now he hopes to play the drums well enough to join a band at a jazz club by his thirties.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chieh-Ting-Yeh/7977 Chieh-Ting Yeh

    This was quite wonderful! Great find and great job translating everything (=

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chieh-Ting-Yeh/7977 Chieh-Ting Yeh

    This was quite wonderful! Great find and great job translating everything (=

  • http://www.facebook.com/vincent.capone Vincent Capone

    Definitely much-needed among all the news coming from China this week.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vincent.capone Vincent Capone

    Definitely much-needed among all the news coming from China this week.

  • Harland

    LOL. In the rest of the world, these stories are called “normal”. When it happens in China, it gets written about because it’s so unusual.

  • Harland

    LOL. In the rest of the world, these stories are called “normal”. When it happens in China, it gets written about because it’s so unusual.

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  • Kedafu

    very nice comrade, this made my day

  • Kedafu

    very nice comrade, this made my day