The 10 Most Watched Youku Videos of 2011

Youku is the most popular online video site in China in 2011. So what are we Chinese people watching this year? From Wenzhou Car Accident to Guo Meimei Incident to heroic rescue, check out this year’s s most-watched Youku’ videos.

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#1.  7.23 Wenzhou Motor Car Accident At 20:34 July 23, 2011, Train D3115 and D301 collided with six cars derailed. Officials said 40 people were killed and nearly 200 injured in the accident. So far, the accident investigation report has not yet released. The video below records the collision moment.

#2The “Xiao Yue Yue” Incident Around 5:30, October 13th afternoon, a car accident happened at the Guangfo Hardware Market in Huangqi, Foshan city. A van hit a 2-year-old little girl and then fled. No passersby reached out to help and then another car ran over her. During the span of 7 minutes, a total of 18 people passed by but nobody extended a hand, up until the 19th person, a garbage scavenger woman found her and called for help.

#3. Guo Meimei Interview China’s self-styled material girl, Guo Meimei, became well-known in June after flaunting her riches on Weibo under the name an manager affiliated with the Red Cross Society of China. The incident made the Red Cross into a credibility crisis. August 3rd,  Guo Meimei appeared on Ningxia television to tell her side of the story. The host, Lang Xianping, an economics professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong, gave her a 20-minute interview. After the interview, Lang Xianping becomes a controversial person.

Update: Guo Meimei gets 5-year sentence on casino charge in 2015.

#4. Heavy Rain Storm Hits Beijing Jun 23, 2011 Heavy rain that hit Beijing, disrupted traffic and caused flooding in low-lying areas

#5. 700 Primary School Students Dance Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” Hundreds of students from a primary school of a remote mountainous area in southwest China dance King of Pop Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” during their morning exercises. Every morning during their break, more than 700 students at Duping primary school in rural Chongqing city assemble to imitate Jackson’s dance. The video appeared on and quickly spread widely.

#6. Cake Sister No Shadow Pick In a bakery shop in Hefei city, a staff picks cakes so quickly that people can not catch her hands. The cake buyers often focus on her skills and forget to buy cakes. But “Sister Cake” isn’t just counting the cakes,  the cakes are sold by weight — that is, customers will ask for five Yuan’s worth of cakes — so she’s actually estimating how much the cakes weigh while she puts them into the bag. Netizens suggested that she might get a better profit by applying her “skilled hands” to “other things.”  More people like to praise her with the Chinese phrase 熟能生巧 (basically, “practice makes perfect”).#7. Chinese Miner’s Child Sings “In Coal Pile” Video titled 《煤堆里》”In Coal Pile” features a little Chinese boy who sings a special version of the popular Chinese song 《春天里》”In Spring”.

#8. Policewoman Beats Citizens in Police Station A video clip that a policewoman grabbed document paper to smash at the citizens at the police station in Xiushui County (修水县), in the central Jiangxi province, went viral on the Internet.

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#9. Insurance Claim Calling ”Daoyazi” When Mandarin meets Dalian dialect, what will happen? This is a classic insurance phone call. coupled with clever animation, it becomes an animated video of “DaoYazi” 《倒鸭子》.

#10. Heroic rescue of Suicide Bride in Changchun A Chinese girl, whose fiance decided to dump her on their wedding day, attempted to commit suicide by jumping off the 7th story window ledge in Changchun City, Jilin Province. However, Guo Zhongfan, a local community officer spotted her and managed to rescue her on time.

Above are the top 10 most popular videos on Leave comments below if you have anything to say about these videos.

2 Responses

  1. China Whisper says:

    The insurance claimant is speaking in Dalian dialect and the operator cannot understand his accent. In Dalian dialect, 道牙子(Daoyazi)means the lines of bricks paved on the side of the road to divide sidewalk and vehicle lane. but this word does not exist in mandarin, and its pronunciation is similar with 倒鸭子(back a car and hit a duck?). For there are many misunderstanding like this in their talk. so the whole talk is a hilarious joke when you listen and watch the words. This video tell people they should learn mandarin and the communication can be easier.

  2. Nick says:

    Great list, can someone explain what the driver in video 9 was trying to report? What did he actually say that was transcribed as 倒鸭子?

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