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  • Woman seeks men to pick up tab for her China travel

    Woman seeks men to pick up tab for her China travel

    An online post by a woman seeking "temporary boyfriends" during her trip around China has triggered heated public discussion, reports Guangzhou's xkb.com.cn.The traveler, who uses the internet handle ...

  • Woman destroys ATM to retrieve card

    Woman destroys ATM to retrieve card

    A woman reportedly destroyed an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) at a shopping center in an attempt to retrieve her bank card, reports Guanzhou Daily. The incident took place Oct. 16 in a shopping mall ...

  • Apple Daily retracts report on second Chinese child pissing in Din Tai Fung

    Apple Daily retracts report on second Chinese child pissing in Din Tai Fung

    Taiwan's Apple Daily has admitted to reporting incorrectly that a second Chinese toddler urinating during a meal in Taipei's Din Tai Fung restaurant Tuesday, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency....

  • 'Naked karaoke' in China imported from Taiwan

    'Naked karaoke' in China imported from Taiwan

    The recent uproar over the viral photos of what appear to be sexual services in a karaoke establishment in China is much ado about nothing because they have been around in Taiwan for more than two ...

  • Tour-group toddler pees in bottle at Taipei Din Tai Fung

    Tour-group toddler pees in bottle at Taipei Din Tai Fung

    A Chinese tourist let her three-year-old stand on a chair and urinate in a plastic bottle during a meal at Taiwan's famous Din Tai Fung restaurant even though there was a toilet one minute's walk ...

  • Exotic pet craze poses threat to China's local ecosystems

    Exotic pet craze poses threat to China's local ecosystems

    China has seen a surge in illegal imports of animals, including poisonous scorpions and frogs, as demand for exotic pets is thriving, the Chinese-language Beijing News reports.The Beijing Entry-Exit ...

  • Pictures of animal abuse prompt outrage in China [warning]

    Pictures of animal abuse prompt outrage in China [warning]

    A set of photos showing a cat being skinned alive and hung from a tree has drawn widespread anger in China, Hong Kong's Oriental Press Group reports.The set of graphic images first appeared on the ...

  • Locals take mitten crabs after car accident

    Locals take mitten crabs after car accident

    Opportunistic locals in Changsha, Hunan province had a crab grabbing frenzy when a van carrying mitten crabs, a common traditional food in China, fell out of a shipping van following a traffic ...

  • Naked karaoke photos go viral in China

    Naked karaoke photos go viral in China

    A set of photos showing naked young women and half-naked men in what looks like a KTV establishment in China has been making the rounds on the internet and has attracted media attention. The set of ...

  • Geely's golden hackney cabs a hit in Shanghai

    Geely's golden hackney cabs a hit in Shanghai

    Chinese automaker Geely has launched a line of taxi modeled after London-style cabs in Shanghai–the one difference is that they're gold.The Shanghai Yinglun TX4 model taxi, officially named a ...

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  • Fan Changlong (范長龍)

    Fan Changlong (范長龍)

    Fan Changlong is a vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission. A native of Dandong in Liaoning province, Fan was born in 1947 and joined ...