Over the past 12 months, we’ve posted lots of cool videos on Shanghaiist. Here are our top 10 picks for the year, in no particular order:
Sublime piece of work made with 26,000 images taken over two months travelling across Tibet, Xinjiang, Yunnan and Sichuan. This video will make you want to drop everything, pack your bags and go on a roadtrip:
Lang Lang plays “Flight of the Bumblebee” on the iPad:
Hanvon executives smash effigy of Apple at launch of TouchPad. When asked by the emcee how they felt afterwards, one of them replied in a most nonchalant manner, “I never thought it’d be this easy to smash Apple!”China Contrasts:
We’re happy that the Expo is finally over but we’ll definitely be missing the UK Pavilion!
CCTV journalist Tong Ye, the channel’s New York correspondent, steps out of a press conference on the Times Square car bomb, and is asked by a cop on live TV: “Do you need someone to speak your language?”The young woman in this next video is probably the most famous mainland Chinese tourist ever. After drinking heavily in Hong Kong’s Central district, she calls for an ambulance to take her to hospital in the wee hours of the morning. In her drunken stupor, she claims to be a reporter, and to have spent a whopping HKD$600,000 on Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Armani. The Buddha also apparently blessed her with an Hermes scarf.The top star of the metro this year was Beijing’s ‘Dozing Brother’. In this video, ‘Dozing Brother’ is asleep, his body rocking and repeatedly coming into contact with the women on either side of him. The woman to his left elbows him awake, after which colourful cursing ensues.
The national day of mourning for victims of the Qinghai Yushu earthquake, a lot more rehearsed and a lot less real grieving than what we saw in 2008’s Sichuan quake:
Curious sheep in rural Henan: