2017: Year of the Rooster

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Ruan Hailin, a craftsman from Jiangsu Province, used paint brush to draw roosters on chicken eggs to welcome the upcoming Chinese lunar New Year, which will falls on January 28 this year. Along with the roosters in different postures, Ruan also inscribed some wishes on the eggs to signify an auspicious year. In Chinese culture, there are 12 zodiac animals to represent a year periodically, and 2017 is the Year of the Rooster.


Chinese Shopping Mall Marks Year of the Rooster with a Giant Statue of the Bird Sporting Donald Trump’s Infamous Hairdo

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China gives Trump the bird

A Chinese shopping mall is ringing in the Year of the Rooster with a giant sculpture of a chicken that looks like US president-elect Donald Trump.

China has gone cuckoo for the cartoonish pastiche — complete with orange pompadour — of the billionaire politician in Taiyuan, capital of the northern province of Shanxi.

The scowling statue is one of many roosters popping up around the country as it prepares to celebrate the lunar new year at the end of January.

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With its tiny wings parroting the distinctive hand gestures of Trump (who is often mocked for his allegedly small digits) replicas of the bird are available on the Chinese shopping site Taobao for as much as 12,000 yuan ($1,700) for a 10-metre version. Read the rest of this entry »


China Father Beats Daughter to Death for Copying Classmate’s Homework

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An 11-year-old girl in China was beaten to death by her father for copying a classmate’s homework, state-run media said on Wednesday.

The man “ordered the girl to kneel down, tied her hands and beat her”, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

The father took her to hospital after she stopped breathing but she died the next day, Xinhua said.

Doctors at the hospital in Hangzhou found bruises and injuries on the girl’s neck and back and signs she had been choked for as long as five minutes, the Xiandai Jinbao said.

The incident is the latest in a series of child abuse incidents in China that have drawn widespread outrage. Read the rest of this entry »


BREAKING: China Says Suspect Arrested in Deadly Bomb Attack

People gather near the site of multiple explosions outside the provincial headquarters of China's ruling Communist Party in Taiyuan. (Photo: AP)

People gather near the site of multiple explosions outside the provincial headquarters of China’s ruling Communist Party in Taiyuan. (Photo: AP)

Chinese police on Friday arrested an ex-convict suspected of setting off a series of explosions outside ruling Communist Party offices in a northern city that killed one person and wounded eight.

Feng Zhijun was apprehended around 2:00 a.m. Friday and confessed to the crime, the Shanxi provincial government said in a statement. It said the 41-year-old had been previously sentenced to nine years in prison for theft, but gave no word on a motive for the blasts.

Bomb making materials and a “large amount” of other evidence was found at Feng’s residence, the statement said.

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BREAKING: Explosions reported in North China City of Taiyuan: Xinhua

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BEIJING (Reuters) – A series of explosions occurred on Wednesday in front of a Communist Party building in the north Chinese city of Taiyuan in Shanxi province, the official Xinhua news agency said, adding that so far one person had been reported injured.

Xinhua said the blasts went off outside an office building of the Shanxi Provincial Committee of the Communist Party. It did not provide further details.

The Chinese government blamed Islamists for an attack in central Beijing last week when a car ploughed through bystanders on the edge of Tiananmen Square and burst into flames, killing three people in the car and two bystanders.

(Reporting by Michael Martina; Editing by Mark Bendeich)

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Police account of how boy lost eyes draws skepticism 

In his mother's arms, 6-year-old Guo Bin, whose eyes were gouged out by a woman last week, thanks a man who donated money to him in a hospital in Taiyuan,Shanxi province, on Tuesday. Police identified the boy's aunt, who has committed suicide, as the suspect, though doubts remain. [Hou Liqiang / China Daily]

In his mother’s arms, 6-year-old Guo Bin, whose eyes were gouged out by a woman last week, thanks a man who donated money to him in a hospital in Taiyuan,Shanxi province, on Tuesday. Police identified the boy’s aunt, who has committed suicide, as the suspect, though doubts remain. [Hou Liqiang / China Daily]

Many people remain skeptical about police claims that the 6-year-old boy whose eyes were gouged out last month was the victim of his own aunt. Read the rest of this entry »


Infamous Chinese official caught grinning at site of deadly crash gets 14 years in jail for accepting $40K in bribes

Yang Dacai, centre, a Chinese official branded "Brother Watch" because of his expensive taste in timepieces, stands in the courtroom in the Intermediate people's court of Xian, northwest China's Shaanxi province on September 5, 2013. He was sentenced to 14 years in jail for corruption.

Yang Dacai, centre, a Chinese official branded “Brother Watch” because of his expensive taste in timepieces, stands in the courtroom in the Intermediate people’s court of Xian, northwest China’s Shaanxi province on September 5, 2013. He was sentenced to 14 years in jail for corruption.

A Chinese provincial official whose grinning at the scene of a deadly bus crash sparked an outcry and, eventually, led to corruption charges was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison.

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A six-year-old Chinese boy who had his eyes gouged out may one day see again after a Hong Kong hospital offered him “electronic eyes”.

Hong Kong doctor offers a revolutionary treatment to a Chinese six-year-old blinded in a brutal attack

Hong Kong doctor offers a revolutionary treatment to a Chinese six-year-old blinded in a brutal attack

Eye expert Dennis Lam and his team have offered to give the boy years of treatment free-of-charge. ”When I heard about [the attack] I was really angry, very upset. I asked myself if I can help,” Lam told AFP.

The boy, known as Bin-Bin, went missing last month after playing near his family home in China’s northern province of Shanxi. His parents found him hours later covered in blood. The child’s eyes were recovered nearby.

Lam hopes to restore up to 40% of the boy’s vision using prosthetic eyes and an electronic sensory system. Cameras in the eyes would detect different objects and send signals to an electric pulse generator attached to Bin-Bin’s tongue, helping him to recognise shapes. The technology is already in use in Japan and Europe. Read the rest of this entry »