Chinese Olympic swimmer’s adorable reactions are deserving of their own meme

Fu Yuanhui pulls one of her many faces on the medal podium at the 2015 FINA World Championships.

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Fu Yuanhui is clearly having the time of her life at the Rio Olympics.

During Sunday’s semi-finals of the women’s 100m backstroke, the 20-year-old Chinese swimmer found out during a poolside interview that she made it to the finals and clocked a personal best.

With unmasked delight, she says to the reporter: “I was so fast! I’m very satisfied!”

Later she talks a little about how much work she’s put in to make it to the Olympics: “There were times when I felt like it was better to be dead than to live.”

Then on Monday night, after swimming in the finals, she got news of her bronze medal win from the same reporter. Fu had thought she didn’t win anything, saying: “Even though I did not win a medal…” but is interrupted by the interviewer who informs her she got the bronze.

 

She’s stunned for a few moments, before recovering. “That’s not bad at all!” she says, cheerily.

Her wide-eyed reaction has started going viral both in China and abroad, where Fu has won a new legion of fans.

 

 

People on Weibo are drawing cartoons of her and posting images imitating her facial expressions:

“I’m very pleased!”

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“I was so fast!”

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“I don’t have any expectations for tomorrow because I’m so happy today!”

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“Hahahahahaha”

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Fu’s surprise

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/08/10/fu-yuanhui-dorky-reactions/

Baby Panda Kindergarten is the Cutest Thing You’ll See All Day

Brace yourself for cuteness overload.

Fifteen baby pandas are the newest members of panda “kindergarten” at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China. At the weekend, the center held an opening ceremony for the 2016 class of cubs, which includes six sets of twins.

The pandas were bred earlier this year via artificial insemination and are “graduating” from the breeding center now that they’re bigger.

The Chengdu center breeds and rears giant pandas to increase population quantity and quality, and has successfully bred 172 newborn giant pandas over the last 20 years. 

Giant pandas are an endangered species, and less than 1,900 currently live in the wild, according to the World Wildlife Fund. 

Scroll down to check out more adorable baby panda pictures from the ceremony:

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Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/10/26/baby-giant-panda-kindergarten_n_8392836.html

22+ Reasons Why You Should Visit China

The Chinese civilization is one of the oldest in the world, and these photos will prove it is also one of the most beautiful.

If it’s your first time visiting China, then Beijing, Shanghai, and Xian are a must-see. The famous Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Summer Palace are found in Beijing; Shanghai is a world-renowned metropolis with a stunning skyline; and Xian, on the Yellow River, is home to the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

Have you ever been to China? Post your photos, of vote on your favorite submissions below!

 

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/amazing-places-china/

The Worlds Best Job: This Woman Hugs Pandas And Is Paid $32,000

How would you like to get 32,000 USD for taking care of pandas all day? It sounds too good to be true, but panda caretaker is a real job in China, at the Giant Panda Protection and Research Center.

“Your work has only one mission,” reports China Daily. “Spending 365 days with the pandas and sharing in their joys and sorrows. You need perseverance for this job. We expect that the applicants will be mainly white-collar workers from big cities. They are used to eating whatever they want, but inside the giant panda base, the choices will not be plentiful.”

 

Watch pandas getting some love below:

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/hugger-panda-nanny-best-job-protection-research-center/

Panda Babies Sleeping In Baskets Make Their First Public Appearance At Chinese Panda Breeding Center

These baby pandas are a cause to celebrate! Ten pandas were born this year at the Ya’an Bifengxia Giant Panda Breeding Center, and this past Friday, they made their debut public appearance. The pandas range in age from two weeks to two months old. The deputy minister of Animal Management at the China Conservation and Research Centre, Luo Bo, reports that there has been a healthy boom in the birth of panda cubs, especially the number of twin cubs, this year.

Giant panda births are celebrated because females are able to breed for only 2-3 days a year, and they only give birth to one cub every two years. Around 75% of the world’s giant pandas live in Sichuan province, with the Chengdu Research Base being one of the primary conservation sites. If you’d like to see some of our other posts about baby pandas, click here.

 

Image credits: Li Qiaoqiao / Corbis

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/baby-panda-basket-yaan-debut-appearance-breeding-center-china/

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For Asian-Looking English Teachers Who Want to Teach in China

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