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124 Websites Caught Selling Fake Peking University Training

Peking University’s official website released a statement over Weibo on July 12 that 124 websites were using its name to offer training classes without the school’s permission. The statement emphasized that these websites had no cooperation with the university, nor did they have the...


Heavy Rains Return to Beijing

Four years ago, heavy rains hammered Beijing on July 21. The sudden disaster caused floods and downed power lines that killed more than 70 people. Four years later, even heavier rains returned to Beijing. An early forecast and government preparations to manage the rain...


Restaurant Rating War Ends in Alleged Knife Fight

A negative review for an online food delivery service left one Eleme user in Jinan, Shandong province with 19 stitches – at least according to his version of the story. The user, surnamed Liu (pseudonym), left a complaint on the service on June 23...


Site Operators Required to Mark Online from September

It took the death of Wei Zexi, a man who perished under a fake treatment for synovial sarcoma advertised on Baidu, to get China’s online ads under control. On July 8, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce published new regulations for Internet advertisements....


Du Hsiao Yueh Offers Authentic Taiwan Noodles

Du Hsiao Yueh traces its origins to Taiwan in 1895. More than 100 years ago, a fisherman named Hong decided to find another way to make money during the season when he couldn’t fish: Xiaoyue. The solution was homemade noodles. At first, Hong carried...


Network Hack Puts Infants’ Videos, Personal Info Online

A cache of nearly 6,000 newborn baby videos appeared on 56.com on July 11. Most of the children appeared to have been born in the last two years. The children’s faces, names, birth dates and medical information were clearly shown in each video. Beijing...


What Happens if You Hit Your Child?

Eleven expensive cards were lined up to get body work done at a repair shop in Jinan, Shandong province on July 4. All bore vulgar words scratched into their paint. The owners were, understandably, furious. A Jinan TV program News Community reviewed surveillance tapes...


Jing Wong Comes to DDC Club

“Human live in languages. They influence the mind and shape the personality. What will happen if a songwriter writes songs in two languages?” That question is the foundation of Jing Wong’s songwriting career. Jing years of studying stage design at Central Saint Martin’s College...


Price Hike Makes Didi a Poor Choice for Short, Long-Haul Trips

Costs are rising for Beijingers who depend on Didi Dache’s car booking service. Beijing Youth Daily found that in May, when Didi was first available in Beijing, the company charged 1.5 yuan per kilometer plus 0.25 yuan per minute with no initial charge. From...