Category Archives: National

City to Require Database of Food Delivery Vehicles

Representatives met at the fifth conference of the 14th National People’s Congress on January 13 to discuss China’s chaotic food delivery situation. Zhang Bing, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, said food delivery vehicles will be required to mark with standard...


Railways Suspend Guaranteed Low-Cost Meals

An undergraduate student surnamed Li was surprised to learn there was no longer a meal service on the high-speed train back to her hometown on January 12. China Railway decided to discontinue meal services in certain ticket classes on January 1, a spokesperson for...


Profits No Indicator of Online Show Quality, Director Says

Reporters from Beijing Youth Daily met with Zheng Xiaolong, a director and member of the CPPCC Beijing Municipal Committee, to discuss trends in broadcast and Internet television after the 5th Session of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee. Zheng said domestic...


Scammers Pose as Doctors on WeChat

Scam artists posing as doctors have been contacting users on WeChat and offering to issue prescriptions for various ailments over the chat client. Yuan, one of the doctors who had his profile image stolen and used by a fraudulent account, said he was furious...


Users Report Money Stolen from Baidu Wallet

A woman surnamed Zhao in Beijing did what many people do when they see a payment verification message on their phone: she ignored it. But on January 12, she received a call from Baidu Wallet, the online payment platform operated Baidu. A company spokesperson...


Congress to Schools: Open Your Playgrounds to the Public

The 14th National People’s Congress met for the 3rd conference of its 5th session in Beijing on January 17. Representatives discussed new regulations, including the use of gym equipment in public universities. In 2016, many universities stopped opening their recreation areas to the public...



China Announced to Stop Cooperation with APA Hotel

On January 24, Zhang Lizhong, the spokesperson of China National Tourism Administration, announced that China has taken actions to stop all cooperation with APA hotel. On January 12, a traveler named KatAndSid from the US post a video on social media. KatAndSid lived in...


Chinese Tourists Caught Using Fake Dollars

Four Chinese tourists were arrested by police in Duabi for attempting to use counterfeit money. Yang Yu (pseudonym) and 20 colleagues went to Dubai, United Arab Emirates on December 22. Five days into their trip, Yang and a man surnamed Xuan ended up in...


China Begins Reform of Professional Titles

China has announced plans to relax its professional requirements in certain fields to discourage rampant academic fraud in the nation’s university system. Professional titles in China require people to complete a degree and have a published thesis in an academic journal, in addition to...