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Police Bust Gambling Ring Based on FishingJoy App

The iOS and Android game FishingJoy has become a new tool for gamblers to earn money, Beijing police said. The recent bust of a gambling ring with some 30 participants in Fangshan District resulted in six being arrested on charges of illegal gambling. FishingJoy...


Beijing Subway Cuts Ticket Fares for Early Commuters

The Beijing Subway Company began discounting tickets by 50 percent for commuters who board before 7 am on January 1. The subway said its new policy was intended to incentivize passengers to board early to relieve pressure during the morning commute. However, it has...


Families Seeking to Birth Children Abroad Face Unexpected Troubles

For much of the last decade, Chinese mothers have been heading to the US to give birth to their children. The number of Chinese children claiming US citizenship has been steadily rising. Before recent reforms to China’s family planning policies, many moms headed abroad...


Jack Ma Meets Trump for Expanding Business

On January 10, Jack Ma, the chairman of the board of directors of Alibaba had a meeting with Trump, the elected president of America. The meeting last for 40 minutes. The meeting is mainly about the development and employment of middle and small-sized enterprises....


Stores Fold Under Pressure of E-commerce

The end of 2016 brought sweeping closures to brick-and-mortar retailers throughout the capital. Shoemaker Red Dragon announced plans to close its retail outlet at Jiaodaokou, Dongcheng District – formerly its busiest store. The manager surnamed Guan told Beijing Youth Daily reporters that the company...


Beijing Scientists Short on Child Cadavers

Luo Yixiao, the five-year-old girl whose father drew public attention with a column designed to encourage her, passed away in January. After her death, Luo’s father donated her body to the Health Science Center at Shenzhen University. Luo’s body was the 53rd donated for...


City’s Overfilled Kindergartens Create Opening for Training Schools

As Chinese families begin having their second children, kindergartens and daycare centers are struggling to keep up with the growth in enrollment. Training organizations have seized on the opportunity to expand their business, offering classes similar to public kindergartens. But few such schools are...


Beijing License Plates Rent for 13,000 Yuan

Beijing’s license plate raffle system has made car purchasing expensive and difficult. For would-be drivers in need of a quick solution, the city has developed a booming – and illegal – market in license plate rental. An elderly man surnamed Yang in Tiantongyuan, Changping...


Sunken Silver Found in Sichuan Waters

Archaeologists hunting for cultural relics located a cache of silver buried under sunken rocks in the Pengshan District of Jiangkou County, Sichuan province on January 5. The silver is part of the treasure of Zhang Xianzhong, emperor of the short-lived Xi Dynasty (1644-1646). Work...


Gov Encourages Companies to Stagger Holidays

China National Tourism Administration released a development plan for tourism during the 13th Five Year Plan. The plan calls for standardized paid vacation, the development of national tourism routes and weighting of tourists’ illegal behavior in China’s social credit system. The majority of the...