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Chinese Blogger Slapped With a $30,000 Fine for Saying a Building Had Bad Feng Shui

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A blogger in China has been forced to apologize and pay hefty fines after claiming that an office complex in Beijing had bad feng shui.

 

Zhuhai Shengun Internet Technology, which operates the WeChat account “shengunju” — or “fraud bureau” in Chinese — published an article in November criticizing the construction of Wangjing SOHO, which stands as one of the city’s landmark buildings.

 

Completed in 2015, Wangjing SOHO is one of several developments named after their property firm owner, SOHO China, which billionaire couple Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin run.

 

Designed by the late Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, the building, composed of three curved towers, is home to corporate tenants, the likes of which include/d instant messaging app Momo, game streaming platform Panda TV, anime website AcFun and bike sharing service Bluegogo.

 

According to Caixin Global, the article, titled “Feng Shui of Beijing Wangjing SOHO, A Waterloo for Internet Companies?” claimed that its unlucky location and layout brought malevolent forces to tenants, a number of which reportedly struggled, went bankrupt or shuttered completely.

 

Bluegogo went bankrupt in 2017 after struggling for months, while Panda TV shut down its server in March after failing to raise funds.

 

Feng shui, also known as Chinese geomancy, has long functioned as a reference in Chinese architecture.

 

While generally regarded as a pseudoscience, many continue to ascribe to its laws, which emphasize the auspicious positioning of objects in relation to natural (i.e. sunlight) and artificial (i.e. structures) factors.

 

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What's going to really ring your bell is that 99% of all people are just as superstitious.

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Not even pseudoscience, pure bullshit 

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Just like some computer techs know nid noi?

 

There are many phonies. Doesn't mean all are phonies. 

 

 

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China is all about shutting down commentary--over 40,000 blogs shut down in the past year, and 140,000 postings (--NY Times)

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