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  • China Discovers Massive Goldmine

     

    source: rt.comThe biggest ever gold deposit of an estimated 380 tons has been discovered in China, announced Shandong Gold Group during a news conference in Beijing on Tuesday.According to local media reports, the Xiling gold seam in eastern China is more than 2,000 meters long and 67 meters wide. At full capacity, the mine could produce gold for 40 years.The mine is located in the Laizhou-Zhaoyuan region of northwest Jiaodong Peninsula, in eastern China's Shandong. The region has the larges

  • 15,000 Yuan Fine for Using a VPN in this Chinese City

     

    source: vpncompare.co.ukThe attempted crackdown on VPNs in China seems to have stepped up another gear in the city of Chongqing, where people caught using a VPN now face a fine of up to 15,000 yuan (£1,750, US$ 2,200).Updated Security RegulationThe new punishments come in an updated internet security regulation, which apparently came into force in July 2016, but has only made it into the public domain this week. It is unclear at the moment whether charges have already been brought.The new regul

  • Huge Fire at Shanghai Football Stadium (Video)

     

    source: standard.co.ukChinese Super LeaguesideShanghai Shenhuasaw part of their stadium ablaze on Tuesday morning.The fire broke out during rush hour on Tuesday morning at the Shanghai Hongkou Stadium, with local reports claiming that the blaze may have begun at stadium’s indoor rock-climbing facilities.Mobile phone footage from the scene showed firefighters battling to tame the inferno, though it appears that no-one was injured during the incident.Cameron Wilson, a Chinese football analyst in

  • Chinese Tech Giant Buys 5 Percent of Tesla

     

    source: recode.netTencent, owner of the massive Chinese messaging app WeChat, has bought a 5 percent stake in Tesla, according to afiling publishedTuesday. The company paid $1.8 billion for the stake, about 8.2 million shares.China is an important market for Tesla. In fact, CEO Elon Musk expects China to be one of its biggest markets in the future. The carmaker’s China sales tripled to more than $1 billion last year, accounting for 15 percent of its annual $7 billion in revenue.This is Tencent’

  • 500 Year Old Ming Dynasty Mummies Found at Construction Site

     

    source: rt.comA construction crew in China made an unexpected discovery when attempting to install plumbing, unearthing a tomb containing the mummies of a couple believed to date back to the Ming Dynasty.The discovery of the corpses, which are believed to be around 500 years old, was made in Taikang county in Zhoukou, Henan province, the Dahe Dailyreported. Other discoveries found at the site included a tombstone and two crystal coffins.It is believed that the remains are those of the grandson o

  • Guy Finds Strange "Strawberry" Tomato in China

     

    source: opposingviews.comWhen a Chinese university student bit into a tomato, he wasn't expecting much more than a healthy, savory snack. But when he saw what was inside, he was completely stunned.It looked like there was a strawberry stuck inside.Wang Xiaowen, a 24-year-old from Shenyang, China, told The Daily Mail that the unusual fruit came from a supermarket near him. He bought two of them on March 23 and paid roughly 30 cents for the pair. The now-famous tomato appeared completely norma

  • Man Crushed to Death by Bullet Train in China

     

    source: mirror.co.ukA man was crushed to death between a high-speed train and a railway platform after making an inexplicable decision to suddenly run across the tracks.The man in his 30s, whose name has not yet been revealed, is believed to have realised too late that he was waiting on the wrong platform for the train, which pulled into Nanjing South Railway Station at just before 4pm local time.Footage taken by numerous passengers at the train station in Nanjing, capital of East China’s Jiang

  • Reclusive Billionaire Explains How He Beat Apple in China

     

    source: stuff.co.nzDuan Yongping is convinced Tim Cook didn't have a clue who he was when they first met a couple years ago. The Apple boss probably does now.Duan is the reclusive billionaire who founded Oppo and Vivo, the twin smartphone brands that dealt the world's largest company a stinging defeat in China last year.Once derided as cheap iPhone knockoffs, they leapfrogged the rankings and shoved Appleout of the top three in 2016 - when iPhone shipments fell in China for the first tim

  • "Kong" has Huge Opening Weekend in China

     

    source: variety.com“Kong: Skull Island” enjoyed a massive win over its opening weekend inChina. It is poised to overtake second placed “Beauty And The Beast” in just four days.“Kong” scored $68.5 million according to local data service Ent Group. Overseas distributor, Warner Bros. reported the figure as $72.1 million.Those numbers were achieved on some 18,000 screens, according to Warner. They delivered more than 115,000 screenings per day, according to Ent Group. They included $6.5 millio

  • First Female Leader Elected in Hong Kong

     

    source: ibtimes.co.ukChina-backed Carrie Lam has been chosen as Hong Kong's first female chief executive by the all-powerful Election Committee on Sunday (26 March). The 59-year-old former chief secretary won the first round of voting with a comfortable majority clinching 777 votes out of 1,194.Lam, who is Beijing's favourite, defeatedunderdogs John Tsang and Woo Kwok-hing– two other candidates who have now conceded defeat – by the comfortable margin as her victory seemed imminent.Lam

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