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  • Foreigners Should Know! "New Electric Bike Rules in China"

     

    Source: global.chinadaily.comChina started to implement new national standards for electric bicycles on April 15, 2019 CCTV reported on Tuesday.A qualified electric bicycle must have pedal functions and its speed cannot surpass 25 kilometers per hour, according to standards issued last May.The vehicle's weight, including battery, shall not exceed 55 kilograms and the motor power and battery voltage should not exceed 400 Watts and 48 volts respectively.Additional technical requirements includ

  • Last Known Female of Rare Turtle Species Dies in China Zoo

     

    Source:independent.co.ukThe last known female of one of the world’s rarest species of turtles has died, a zoo in southern China has said.The animal was one of only four Yangtze giant softshell turtles known to remain in the world.SuzhouZoo, where the female turtle lived, is also the home to a male Yangtze giant softshell turtle. The other two live in Vietnam, though their genders are unknown.The female turtle died on Saturday afternoon, the Suzhou city government said in a statement citing the

  • Mass Urbanisation Means End for Guangzhou’s 800-year-old Village

     

    Source:scmp.comA doomsday atmosphere has developed in the village of Chentian on the outskirts of Guangzhou, the capital of China’s Guangdong province. Red banners urge local residents to leave the village that has stood for over 800 years, small shops are clearing out their inventories, and people who have lived there for decades are nervously debating their uncertain futures.The whole mini world of Chentian – made up of hundreds of low-rise concrete buildings and thousands of small shops and

  • Chinese Netizens Blast Censored Game of Thrones

     

    Source:thestar.comWhileGame Of Thronesfans worldwide were laughing and howling their way through the premiere of the latest season, Chinese fans on April 15 were left blasting the censored version that streamed online in the country.The fantasy epic on HBO is famed for its X-rated content and gory battle scenes, both known to draw the ire of China’s censors. Tech giant Tencent streamed the season premier simultaneously with HBO, letting China’s legions of netizens watch alongside their worldwi

  • Intern Doctor Pours Boiling Water Over his Pet Dog to Punish it

     

    Source:dailymail.coShocking footage of a man pouring boiling water over a caged dog has sparked an outrage in China.The man, said to be an intern at a hospital's burns centre, filmed himself abusing the helpless pooch before uploading the clip on a popular messaging app as a showoff.He was punishing his Shiba Inu, named 'Strawberry', because the pet haddefecated next to his bed, according to reports.The man, known by his surname Chen, works at the Affiliated Hospital of Nantong Unive

  • China Police Detain 17 People After Deadly Chemical Blast

     

    Source:thestar.comPolice have detained another 17 people in connection with a deadly pesticide plant blast that killed 78 people in eastern China last month, authorities said on Monday.The March 21 explosion at a plant owned by the Tianjiayi Chemical Co prompted China's safety watchdog to launch a nationwide inspection of hazardous chemicals, mines, transportation and fire safety practices.Authorities have shut the industrial park where the blast occurred in the eastern coastal city of Yanch

  • China’s P2P Lending Market Could be Decimated this Year

     

    Source:scmp.comRacked by scandal, high-profile collapses and high-profile company exits, the world’s largest peer-to-peer lending market could soon face a second reckoning, as Beijing prepares to adopt stricter licensing requirements.China’s peer-to-peer (P2P) industry, much like payday lenders in the United States, has provided a valuable lifeline for some of the country’s most vulnerable consumers and small businesses that have had trouble accessing the traditional banking system, although

  • China, Japan Tout ‘Recovered’ Ties Amid Global Uncertainty

     

    Source:apnewsChina and Japan have the opportunity to “take charge of the economic field” during a time of worldwide uncertainty, Japan’s foreign minister said Sunday, as trade pressures from the United States have prompted both countries to seek alternative markets.Foreign Minister Taro Kono met with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, in Beijing to discuss youth exchanges and economic relations between the two countries, whose ties “completely recovered” last year, according to Kono.The rela

  • Series Of Mysterious Explosions Rock Building In Changchun

     

    One man is dead following a mysterious series of explosions at a high-rise apartment building and shopping plaza in the northeastern city of Changchun on Friday afternoon.Videos circulated on Chinese social media show people fleeing away from the Wanda Plaza building as loud blasts ring out from the foot of the structure as well as on a higher floor.The local government’s statement on the incident mentions only the explosion on the 30th floor where rescuers found one man dead inside of an apart

  • Shanghai Disneyland Is Getting A New Zootopia themed land!

     

    Not Winnie the Pooh?Shanghai Disneyland’s new Toy Story Land mayonly have opened last year, but plans are already in the works for the constructionof yet another new land in the happiest place in Pudong.This themed land will be based on the popular animated filmZootopia, a first for any Disney park in the world. So far, Disney has revealed few details about the project apart from declaring that it shows the company’s “confidence and commitment to future development in China” and that constru

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