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LOOK: 3 million yuan giant golden Chairman Mao now gazes out over the fields of Henan

LOOK: 3 million yuan giant golden Chairman Mao now gazes out over the fields of Henan | News-from-China | Scoop.it
After yet another volatile day on the Chinese stock market yesterday,
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Jack Ma on wealth: ‘My happiest days were as a poor teacher’

Jack Ma on wealth: ‘My happiest days were as a poor teacher’ | News-from-China | Scoop.it
Jack Ma doesn't care about money. Why? Because he misses the days when he could barely afford a bicycle.
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Construction of China-Thailand railway to begin by the end of the year: Shanghaiist

Construction of China-Thailand railway to begin by the end of the year: Shanghaiist | News-from-China | Scoop.it

Thai tourism industry prepare yourselves because the much anticipated railway linking China and Thailand might actually happen pretty soon.

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Look: Fake sprouts growing out of your head is now a thing in Beijing

Look: Fake sprouts growing out of your head is now a thing in Beijing | News-from-China | Scoop.it


A new trend has hit the streets of Beijing in the form of a small plastic sprout that appears to be growing from the top of wearers' heads.

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Monks buy appliances with 220,000 coins - China News

Monks buy appliances with 220,000 coins - China News | News-from-China | Scoop.it

Monks at the Xingjue Temple, Shanghai asked to pay for 16 water heaters with 0.1 yuan coins in a mall recently.

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I Followed My Stolen iPhone Across The World, Became A Celebrity In China, And Found A Friend For Life

I Followed My Stolen iPhone Across The World, Became A Celebrity In China, And Found A Friend For Life | News-from-China | Scoop.it
This really weird thing happened to me. Then it got even weirder. Then it turned insane. Do I have a story for you. [This is the epic continuation of "How I Became a Minor Celebrity in China.&...
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Blind Man And His Armless Friend Spend 10 Years Planting 10,000 Trees In China

Blind Man And His Armless Friend Spend 10 Years Planting 10,000 Trees In China | News-from-China | Scoop.it
A blind man named Jia Haixia and his friend, a double amputee with no arms named Jia Wenqi, have spent more than 10 years replanting trees to revive the once-barren environment around Yeli Village in northeastern China.
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A Rare Look Inside A Massive Bitcoin Mine

A Rare Look Inside A Massive Bitcoin Mine | News-from-China | Scoop.it
Bitcoin mining is not a pretty business. It requires lots of specialized servers that are essentially unusable for normal computing and lots of cooling. But..
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Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution

Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution | News-from-China | Scoop.it
The 21 million inhabitants of China’s capital appear to be engaged in a city-wide rehearsal for life on an inhospitable planet. Oliver Wainwright reports from Beijing
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Baijiu Drinking Challenge Goes Viral Online In China

Baijiu Drinking Challenge Goes Viral Online In China | News-from-China | Scoop.it
A video of a man drinking large amount of Baijiu, a Chinese hard alcohol, led to a Baijiu challenge online where people competed to see who can drink the most.
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Woman who tries to sell daughter to save husband receives ¥1.27 million, donates ¥600,000 to charity

Woman who tries to sell daughter to save husband receives ¥1.27 million, donates ¥600,000 to charity | News-from-China | Scoop.it
A woman, who tried to sell her baby daughter on the
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Driver crashes 15 million yuan Porsche in Shanghai after borrowing car from friend - Shanghaiist

Driver crashes 15 million yuan Porsche in Shanghai after borrowing car from friend - Shanghaiist | News-from-China | Scoop.it
A silver Porsche 918 Spyder worth 15 million RMB crashed into
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Hunan teacher punishes students by forcing them to snack on 50kg of seeds

Hunan teacher punishes students by forcing them to snack on 50kg of seeds | News-from-China | Scoop.it
Some teachers have resorted to extreme means to punish students when
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WATCH: Beijing bridge torn down, put back up anew, all in less than 48 hours

WATCH: Beijing bridge torn down, put back up anew, all in less than 48 hours | News-from-China | Scoop.it
In yet another incredible example of how much China can get
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Newly-opened glass bridge on Yuntai Mountain shut for repairs after cracks found: Shanghaiist

Newly-opened glass bridge on Yuntai Mountain shut for repairs after cracks found: Shanghaiist | News-from-China | Scoop.it
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Yuntai Mountain's much-vaunted 2-week-old glass bridge in Henan province has been closed for repairs after cracks were discovered in one of the glass panels, causing a freak-out among tourists.

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Why Drivers in China Intentionally Kill the Pedestrians They Hit

Why Drivers in China Intentionally Kill the Pedestrians They Hit | News-from-China | Scoop.it
In April a BMW racing through a fruit market in Foshan in China’s Guangdong province knocked down a 2-year-old girl and rolled over her head. As the girl’s grandmother shouted, “Stop! You’ve hit a child!” the BMW’s driver paused, then switched into reverse and backed up over the girl. The...
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I've always been told that in China, cars have priority on pedestrians but I was not aware of that. It is just nuts.

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Conjoined twins successfully separated with help of 3D-printing in Shanghai

Conjoined twins successfully separated with help of 3D-printing in Shanghai | News-from-China | Scoop.it
A team of 10 doctors successfully carried out an operation separating
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A Chinese billionaire sent 6,400 of his employees on a French vacation

A Chinese billionaire sent 6,400 of his employees on a French vacation | News-from-China | Scoop.it
The free trip may be more than just a gift to employees.
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Farmer Dad And His Son Build Transformers From Scrap Metal In China And Make $160K A Year

Farmer Dad And His Son Build Transformers From Scrap Metal In China And Make $160K A Year | News-from-China | Scoop.it
A father-and-son team in southeastern China have started creating enormous recycled Transformer robot sculptures from scrap car parts that they've been selling for more than 1 million yuan (more than $160,000) a year.
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The last bound-feet women of China

The last bound-feet women of China | News-from-China | Scoop.it
The ancient tradition of foot binding now sounds like a barbaric practice. It involved breaking the bones of young girls’ feet and wrapping them tightly to inhibit growth - and all so they could fit into shoes 10cm long. But it’s important to...
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Former English teacher from Hunan loses ability to speak Chinese after suffering stroke

Former English teacher from Hunan loses ability to speak Chinese after suffering stroke | News-from-China | Scoop.it
A 94-year-old former English teacher from Hunan province is no longer
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Disabled girl types with her nose, opens online store to sell apples from her village

Disabled girl types with her nose, opens online store to sell apples from her village | News-from-China | Scoop.it
A young woman with brain paralysis in Yuncheng, Shanxi province has
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A brave girl who deserves much praise from all of us. Very inspiring!

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35 killed, 48 injured in New Year’s stampede in Shanghai

35 killed, 48 injured in New Year’s stampede in Shanghai | News-from-China | Scoop.it
Celebration and revelry turned into tragedy in seconds in the Chinese financial centre Shanghai on New Year's Eve when at least 35 people were killed in a chaotic stampede on the city's picturesque riverfront known as the Bund. ...
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This is what the aftermath of Christmas celebrations looked like in Kunming

This is what the aftermath of Christmas celebrations looked like in Kunming | News-from-China | Scoop.it
Christmas Eve was a night of mayhem in Kunming, with 110,000
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Fast cars and raining cash. It’s not a rap video, it’s a Chinese entrepreneur’s wedding

Fast cars and raining cash. It’s not a rap video, it’s a Chinese entrepreneur’s wedding | News-from-China | Scoop.it
This Chinese entrepreneur seems to be having a good year. His ecommerce startup got a large round of funding, and he just got married.
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