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Putian Hospitals: When ‘Saving Life’ is Just a Slogan

Going to the hospital in China hasn’t been the same since the Wei Zixi Incident. Wei’s death triggered sweeping investigations into the networks of China’s hospitals, and the results have patients worried. Wei, a student of Xi’an Electrical Engineering University, was diagnosed with the...


Investigators Find Chaos in Hospital Mortuaries

City officials began an investigation into Beijing’s disorderly mortuary market on August 8. The government survey is investigating hospital mortuary departments in six districts. As of August 16, the city has finished its investigation of 95 funeral parlors. Of these, 20 percent have pricing...


Owner Ordered to Remove ‘Second-Floor’ Parking Space

A woman surnamed Wang in Wangjing’s Guolingli Community faced a dilemma: she had two cars, but only one parking space. Her solution was to ask a local construction company to build a second level above the existing parking space. Beijing Wanke Management Company, the...


Beijing Boots First-Floor Shops from Residential Buildings

City officials booted out 10 shops and restaurants that occupied the ground floor residential units of Anzhenli Community and sprawled out onto the road with ramshackle additions. The removal effort, which began in mid-July by the east gate of Anzhen Hospital, involved tearing out...


Nightcrawler Brings Back Blues to Jianghu

Indie band The Nightcrawler is known for its special blend of traditional Chicago blues infused with Chinese elements and the roots of Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. Guitarist Wei Wei and bassist Wang Zheng have played together for more than 10 years. In 2016, the...


Adult Ed Schools Promise College Diplomas

Training schools in Beijing have started to promise college diplomas to interested adults who are ineligible for normal enrollment. A man surnamed Wang who was searching for adult continuing education programs in Beijing found his way to Xinsilu Training School. A sales representative for...


CFDA Names, Shames 60 Unqualified Restaurants

The China Food and Drug Administration released the names of 60 restaurants without qualifications for the first time on August 10. The restaurants selected for shaming were found on Baidu Waimai, Eleme and Meituan Waimai. The CFDA is currently collecting evidence and investigating the...


Learn to Make Stewed Sliced Fish in Wine Sauce

Stewed sliced fish in wine sauce is a representative of the Han Chinese dishes, a Shandong cuisine. The fish is tender, fresh and sweet, fragrant, favored by gourmets. The sauce is made from rice wine koji, marinated in Shaoxing wine and osmanthus halogen. So...


Shady Restaurant Retreat at Blue Lake

A week of being trapped amidst Beijing’s high-rise buildings can feel suffocating. But Blue Lake Restaurant, the design project of Chen Yi and Zhang Muchen of Much Art and Design, offers a shaded, much-needed natural retreat. Located within Lido Garden, Blue Lake was Chen...


Recognition, Pensions Still Elude Kuomintang War Veterans

The 70th anniversary of the National Day parade was quite unlike China’s past celebrations. Two teams of old veterans who had been forgotten for decades captured the public’s attention. But unlike most veterans who China chooses to celebrate, these formers soldiers fought on the...