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Chinese amputee ‘Iron Leg Man’ shares his hi-tech prosthetic leg design online so others can use it

Chinese amputee LED prosthetic leg
  • Liang Kaiyu, 30, created his own prosthetic leg and then modified it by adding LED lights, shock absorbers and a self-charging interface.
  • “It’s 2022, and I can finally wear an artificial leg that I made myself. Although it looks a bit ugly, it is unique and meaningful to me,” Liang, a former industry equipment designer who earned the nickname “Iron Leg Man,” said in a viral Douyin post.
  • Liang lost his left leg following a work-related injury in January 2020. Before finding the motivation to make his artificial limb, his life was “like riding a roller coaster.”
  • To help inspire others like him, Liang shared his designs online so that prosthetic manufacturers and other amputees can improve their artificial limbs.

A Chinese amputee who earned the nickname “Iron Leg Man” has shared the designs of his customized high-tech prosthetic leg so that other amputees can improve their artificial limbs.

Liang Kaiyu, 30, told Chinese state media CCTV on Sunday that in addition to creating his own prosthetic leg, he also modified it by adding LED lights, shock absorbers and a self-charging interface.

Elon Musk’s Chinese doppelgänger ‘Yi Long Musk’ gets banned on Douyin

Elon Musk’s viral doppelgänger, affectionately known online as “Yi Long Musk,” has reportedly been banned from Chinese social media.

The Douyin account of the Chinese social media star, whose true identity remains shrouded in mystery, has been wiped clean of content, according to Radii China. Although his Weibo account is still up, it appears to be inactive and only has three posts.

Hong Kong star Andy Lau goes viral for doing housework

Andy Lau
  • Hong Kong actor, singer-songwriter and film producer Andy Lau garnered millions of views on Chinese social media after posting a video of himself cleaning his home.
  • His now-viral video gained 3.6 million likes and over 1 million comments in just two days.
  • The 30-second video, with the caption “May 1st continued," shows the 60-year-old star mopping a bedroom while wearing a plain T-shirt and sweatpants.
  • Some users praised the Hong Kong star, with one Douyin user saying, “So even superstars have to do chores, I feel so comforted. I no longer feel any grievance [for having to do housework].”
  • “He's so handsome even when mopping the floor,” another Douyin user wrote.

Hong Kong actor, singer-songwriter and film producer Andy Lau garnered millions of views on Chinese social media after posting a video of himself cleaning his home.

The video was posted on Lau’s Douyin account on May 6, where it gained more than 3.6 million likes and over 1 million comments in just two days.

Video of 3-year-old boy using a stool to care for his dad, who is in a vegetative state, goes viral

Boy takes care of father
  • A video of a son helping his father went viral on Chinese social media after the 3-year-old boy’s mother, Liu Na, posted it on Douyin on March 27.
  • Liu said that while she was on her lunch break, she checked in on her husband Ding Yong, who has been in a vegetative state since Feb. 27, 2020.
  • The camera she installed in their house captured their son, nicknamed Tutu, helping his father adjust his head.
  • “When Tutu was about to take a nap, he noticed his father’s head tilted to the side, so he went over to help him adjust it… He once told me, ‘I want to grow up to be Ultraman to protect dad,’” Liu shared.

A video of a 3-year-old boy standing on a stool while trying to help his sick father has gone viral on Chinese social media.

Liu Na, 31, did not expect that her video would go viral after she posted it on her Douyin account on March 27. The clip shows her son, nicknamed Tutu, climbing a stool to adjust his father’s head.

‘It’s only for foreigners!’: Hong Kong actor sparks outrage in China for celebrating Christmas

Bobby Au-yeung Christmas

Chinese social media users reportedly chastised Hong Kong actor Bobby Au-Yeung for posting a Christmas-themed video online.

Season’s greetings: The 61-year-old actor uploaded two videos to his Douyin account on Dec. 24 greeting his over 110,000 followers while wearing a Santa Claus hat in front of a Christmas tree, according to AsiaOne.

Racism allegations against controversial video of Chinese cotton farmer eating watermelon are debunked

Last week, a viral video of a Chinese farmer eating watermelon in a cotton field sparked outrage online as it was believed to perpetuate harmful stereotypes of Black people. As further explanation has since put many of these concerns to rest, social media users are calling for the need to understand cultural context before assuming malicious intent.

The controversy: The now-deleted video was posted to TikTok by an anonymous person with the username @meig38, and features a Chinese man sitting in a cotton field. The man is heard speaking Mandarin while pulling some of the cotton off of the plant and voraciously biting the rind off a whole watermelon.

Douyin users criticize ‘baiting crowd’ for egging on Chinese influencer’s livestream suicide

Douyin influencer Luo Xiao Maomao suicide

A Douyin influencer who livestreamed her suicide has prompted other users to question the social media platform’s prevention efforts and the “baiting crowd” phenomenon on China’s version of TikTok.

What happened: Luo Xiao Maomao, 25, posted a video on Douyin on the afternoon of Oct. 14, where she explained that she had been severely depressed and “had reached her lowest point,” according to SupChina.

Douyin, the Chinese TikTok, limits its younger users to 40 minutes a day

Douyin limits users

On Saturday, Douyin parent company Bytedance announced they would be limiting access to the app for children to 40 minutes a day, in line with the Chinese government’s push to curb “internet addiction” among its youth.

Certain limitations: ByteDance’s new control called “youth mode,” makes it so that children aged 14 and younger may only access Douyin, China’s domestic version of TikTok, for up to 40 minutes a day between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., according to Reuters.

How an American Woman’s Chinese Song Went Insanely Viral in China

U.S.-China relations may be rocky right now, but a hit Mandarin-language song written and performed by an American woman has once again displayed the powerful capacity of music to transcend boundaries.

Christine Welch’s “One Million Possibilities” (“一百萬個可能”), which was initially recorded in 2013, blew up on Chinese video sharing platform Douyin sometime in 2018.