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Beijing’s Largest Dog Market to Close

Liyuan Dog Market, the largest dog market in northern China, is closing after years of popularity and scandals. According to the official notice, the government decided to close the market to “strike a blow at the low-end dog breeding industry,” which is primarily concentrated...


Learn to Make Japanese Crispy Tofu

In spite of its name, “Japanese tofu” does not come from the soybean. It’s a creation made of egg, water and several seasonings. The result is something akin to the texture of tofu and the fragrance of egg. Japanese tofu is a good choice...


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...


Universities Face Security Risks from Dorm Subletting

Even as Beijing’s schools scramble to clamp down on student ID rentals, the city’s universities have a bigger security risk on their hands. Many students have started leasing their unused dorms to office workers for extra cash. When the news first broke, real estate...


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...