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Toll Roads Announce 8 Bln Yuan Deficit in 2014

The expensive cost of highway access is a common complaint for Chinese drivers. But in spite of the country’s notoriously high road fees, the capital’s toll roads registered an 8.06 billion yuan loss in 2014. The report by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport...


Hangzhou Man Robs 200 Graves in 2 Months

Police in Jiande, Hangzhou arrested a grave robber who visited the local cemeteries every day and emptied more than 200 tombs in two months on June 24. Police received several calls about suspected grave robbing at cemeteries in Meicheng, Qiantan, Qintang, Xin Anjiang and...


Reality Shows the Path to Celebrity Status in China

Chinese media are reveling in the “marriage scandal” of Deng Chao – husband of Empresses in the Palace star Sun Li – who was spotted on a date with actress Jiang Yiyan last week. Deng has played numerous roles in modern and ancient costume...


Oriental Echoes in European Classicism

The Rape of the Sabine Women, a scene of conspiracy, war and love, is the representative work of French artist Jacques-Louis David, a cynical Jacobin who did a turn in prison after the Thermidor Reaction of 1794. Contemporary artist Zhang Kai re-imagines that work...


Removal of Drug Price Caps Gov’s First Step to Reform

It’s hard to say that China’s ongoing battle to rein in high drug prices has been a success. The high prices of many necessary medicines have put lifesaving treatments well beyond the means of the average insured citizen. So it came as a surprise...


Substandard Water Sent to Universities

More than 10 barrels of fake water bearing the logos of top brands were delivered to schools in Haidian District on June 3. University students are some of the largest consumers of barreled water, and water salesmen routinely bring their barrels onto campus to...


Special Museums of Tianjin

Tianjin is a costal city that blends Chinese tradition with Western colonial architecture. Its past is fused with the present. Most visitors limit their Tianjin trips to the Yongle Bridge, the Eye of Tianjin, the Italian Style Street and St. Joseph’s Cathedral. But for...


Plastic Surgery Spike Follows the Gaokao

With the 2015 National College Entrance Exam over, high school graduates have entered an interim period of parties, shopping, traveling and plastic surgery. Many plastic institutions centers are reportedly swarmed with students seeking consultations. China News reported that 90 percent are females seeking double...


Tastes of Xi’an, the Ancient Capital

With the exception of the capital city of Beijing, Xi’an might be the most frequently mentioned ancient city of northern China. Located in Shaanxi Province, Xi’an is one of the oldest cities in the country. It was known as Chang’an before the Ming Dynasty...