On Friday, a fire at a private orphanage in Lankao county, Henan province killed six children ages seven months to five years and one 20-year-old young adult. The story’s sad enough without any of other details, but then you learn that the shelter was run by Yuan Lihai, a former street vendor who has taken... Read more »
Violence between Burmese government and rebel forces has apparently spilled across the border from northern Kachin to China.
Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Hua Chunying said yesterday that three "bombs" from Myanmar landed in Yunnan province, and added -- rather diplomatically -- that Myanmar should probably stop letting bombs land in Yunnan
Yesterday at around 8:30 am, a fire at a private (unofficial?) orphanage in Lankao county, Henan province killed seven children (four on the spot, three en route to the hospital). The home was owned by Yuan Lihai, a former street vendor who is the adoptive mother of more than 100 children.
A 21-year-old unemployed man in Shenzhen went on a slashing spree yesterday around noon at Xinsha Road, near downtown. One middle-aged man bled to death, another woman got her nose sliced off, and four more were injured.
On Monday, a father upset over a court’s decision to not give the death sentence to four men who murdered his daughter took his anger out on middle school students on lunch break. Yin Tiejun, 48, drove a car laden with firecrackers into Fengning No. 1 Middle School in Fengning, Hebei province around noon. Xinhua has the... Read more »
The sharks were not on the loose for long: sharks need water to survive, et cetera. But yesterday evening, at least a dozen or two passersby on Nanjing Road’s pedestrian street near Orient Shopping Center must have gotten a scare when the glass of a fish tank — sorry, shark tank — suddenly burst. Caijing reports... Read more »
The attacks happened on opposite sides of the globe, but they’re still being viewed relative to one another. The conversation was initially about weapons, with the US getting called to task. (Some are still unhappy that President Barack Obama only alluded to gun control without saying it outright in his moving speech yesterday in Newtown, Connecticut.)... Read more »
Fars News Agency (FNA), describing itself as "Iran's leading independent news agency," reported yesterday that a senior Chinese lawmaker "reiterated that Beijing attaches great importance to the further expansion of economic, political and industrial ties with Tehran."
The abusive teacher in Guangzhou who threw four-year-old Yao Yao on her head earlier this year won’t be teaching anymore any time soon, or doing much else. “We’re not sure what the penalty is for toddler assault. Whatever it is, it’ll probably be too civilized,” I wrote back then. The penalty is now in: the teacher,... Read more »