A husband and wife in Henan province drank pesticides yesterday after they failed to waive a 30,000 yuan fine they'd received for overloading their lorry. The man died from poisoning and the woman is still being treated in the Emergency Room at a local hospital. [ more › ]
As Hong Kong’s police started to clear part of the most volatile of the city’s three protest areas after almost two months of demonstrations, one former officer won’t take part.
Police in Tianjin recently cracked down on a gambling ring of cricket fighters, seizing around 370,000 yuan and hauling off 62 people involved. [ more › ]
The futuristic tower would be Verona's tallest building
Asked by reporters about events in foreign countries, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs usually resorts to a stock response that it doesn’t comment on others’ domestic affairs. Japan’s recent call for early elections? No comment. Scottish independence? No comment. Show More Summary
Authorities cleared part of the most-volatile of the city’s three pro-democracy protest sites on Tuesday, as officials continued their slow push to dislodge the encampments from busy streets and end the nearly two-month-old political standoff.
There are few things in life more adorable than a baby tiger. Unless it's two baby tigers, cuddling as though it is the last embrace they may ever experience in their lives. [ more › ]
A Chinese artist has created an updated version of the classic Song Dynasty painting "Along the River During the Qingming Festival" complete with many of modern China's social problems and peculiarities. Unsurprisingly, it's created something of a stir inside Chinese social media. [ more › ]
"Xiao Pingguo" may have just won an international song award, but this week China is all about a catchy little ditty celebrating the adorable first couple of the PRC. [ more › ]
A Hong Kong-style restaurant that recently opened in Ningbo has been grabbing a mass of media attention after having "employed" a team of robots, costing 60,000 yuan a piece, to work as its wait staff. [ more › ]
Fancy drinking from cups similar to those used by China’s most powerful man? Want to shelter under somber black parasols of the same style as President Xi Jinping’s? If “Xi Dada” uses them, so can you.
A court in Heilongjiang province yesterday upheld the sentences of a husband and wife for intentional homicide, rape and robbery after the wife, who was pregnant at the time, feigned sickness to lure in a 17-year-old girl before helping her husband sexually assault then murder her. [ more › ]
City bailiffs encounter no major opposition
Watch the moment a teenager in Pengze county, Jiangxi province is pulled up to safety by firefighters as he is standing on the ledge of a school building, ready to jump. [ more › ]
Known more for saccharine tunes than its Psy-style swagger, Chinese pop has never had much of a place in the global sun. Over the weekend, though, the industry got a boost when a Chinese duo, the Chopstick Brothers, took home an award at the 2014 American Music Awards for their virally infectious song, “Little Apple.”
At least three people were killed when an explosion ripped through a restaurant in Xiamen city, Fujian province today. [ more › ]
The mocking tone of the editorial may have been unusual for a Chinese newspaper, but the sentiments were not: America, it scoffed, is a washed-up superpower.
The structural integrity of the Disney relocation homes in Shanghai is being questioned by their residents, many of whom are fearful that the poorly built structures could collapse at any moment, reports Shanghai Daily. [ more › ]
The day's China news in pictures: a tiger cub is held at a wildlife park in Yunnan, students have lunch outdoors in Guizhou, The premier of Bavaria gives a soccer jersey to Li Keqiang and more.
A 39-year-old and 1.75-meter-tall man, previously dubbed by media as "the fattest man in Guangxi" at 225kg, now weighs 96 kg after undergoing an intense weight-loss procedure. [ more › ]