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Cleavage in 'The Empress of China' deemed 'bad for the healthy growth of juveniles'

Cleavage scenes were edited out of the historical TV drama The Empress of China following public complaints that the female actresses' plummeting necklines were negatively affecting the country's impressionable youths, China's censor explained yesterday. [ more › ]

'Watermelon brother' spotted multiple times on Beijing metro

A man wearing a watermelon on his head like a mask has been spotted lurking Beijing Metro lines 1, 2 and 5. People on internet have begun referring to him as "watermelon brother" and describing their creepy encounters with him, Beijing Morning Post reports. We honestly never thought a watermelon could look so frightening. [ more › ]

Families of 36 victims in NYE stampede receive 800,000RMB in compensation

Families of 36 victims killed in the New Year's Eve stampede on the Bund will receive a compensation of 800,000 yuan each, authorities said yesterday evening. [ more › ]

Jiangxi zoo breeder sacked over abuse of newborn South China tiger

A breeder at the Nanchang Zoo in Jiangxi province was removed from his position after the zoo confirmed a video showing him abusing a 40-day-old South China tiger. [ more › ]

More mainland tourists traveling to Japan, France over Hong Kong

More mainland tourists will choose to flock to Japan, France, South Korea and Britain in upcoming years over Hong Kong, which for the past three years held it down as one of the three most popular tourist destinations for mainlanders, along with Thailand and Macau. A recent report attributed Hong Kong's "unwelcoming attitude" as one of the main reasons. [ more › ]

21-year-old woman with cerebral palsy writes fiction novel with just her left foot

A 21-year-old woman in Anhui province who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and received no formal education in school has been writing a fictional story, now over 60,000 words in length, using only her foot. [ more › ]

Man on Guiyang streets claims to beg for stray dogs

A 76-year-old beggar in Guiyang, Guizhou province has gained attention on social media after a passerby posted images of him and his band of scruffy dogs online. [ more › ]

Two-year-old boy rescues two-year-old playmate who slipped into pond

A two-and-a-half-year-old boy became a hero in the Xinzhou district of Wuhan, Hubei province when he ran 400 meters to seek help for his friend, who'd fallen into a pond on January 17. [ more › ]

67-year-old woman takes in 40 abandoned children in 40 years

Kong Zhenlan, a 67-year-old woman in Jinzhong, Shanxi, has "adopted" over 40 abandoned children in the past 40 years. The date of each kid's adoption marks his or her birthday, with the youngest being only one month old and the oldest 27. [ more › ]

One person allegedly beheaded in Shaanxi mall attack [Viewer discretion advised]

Three people were attacked at a shopping mall in Shaanxi province's Yan'an city around 1:00 p.m., according to reports from CNNT, which added that one person was said to have been beheaded. [ more › ]

Massive polar-themed park to open in Shanghai in 2017

Haichang Holdings announced plans on Monday to create a huge polar theme park in Shanghai that will cover 297,155 square meters of land next to Dishui Lake. [ more › ]

4 officials sacked, 7 more punished over Shanghai New Year's Eve stampede

Four officials were sacked and another seven will be disciplined for the New Year's Eve stampede on the Bund that left 36 people dead and 49 more injured, according to a decision by Shanghai municipal authorities that was announced at a press conference today. [ more › ]

China's population reaches 1.37 billion

The population of mainland China stood at 1.37 billion at the end of 2014, an increase of around 7.1 million from the previous year. [ more › ]

Xi Jinping gets 62 percent pay raise, state media reports

Chinese President Xi Jinping along with the other six members of the Politburo Standing Committee will see a 62 percent hike in their monthly salaries, state media said yesterday, as civil servants will be celebrating their first payroll increase since 2006. [ more › ]

Relatives protest after death of 11-year-old boy at unlicensed Henan clinic

An 11-year-old boy died of blood loss due to improper treatment at an unlicensed clinic in Ruzhou, Henan province last week. [ more › ]

Pope Francis denies that he was unwilling to see Dalai Lama over Chinese pressure

Pope Francis denied that he refused to receive the Dalai Lama in December over fears of upsetting China, and expressed that there was a possibility he would meet with the exiled Tibetan spiritual in the future. [ more › ]

Drunk guy speeds off with Shanghai cop hanging on car hood

A police officer in Shanghai managed to walk away with only bruises after jumping on to the hood of a drunk guy's car and clinging there for 10 swerving meters until the driver rear-ended another vehicle. [ more › ]

Shenzhen man stabs girlfriend 10 times after break-up

A 20-year-old woman is being hospitalized in serious condition after her boyfriend tracked her down and stabbed her 10 times because she broke up with him. [ more › ]

Look: Shenyang opens restaurant built from ice cubes

Liaoning province, home to the crumbling Sydney Opera House replica, now has another architectural marvel to claim as its own: an ice restaurant. [ more › ]

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