Category Archives: National

SAT Cancels International Test Centers in June

On February 23, The College Board, host of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), announced that all international test centers will be canceled in June. SAT is one of the most important tests for students to apply for universities and colleges in America. Most schools...


Tsinghua Publishes Low Requirements for International Students

Gaokao has been one of the most important events in the life of a Chinese student and being admitted by Tsinghua University or Peking University is a dream to most students. However, recently an article about Tsinghua’s new admission requirements for international students caught...


Cinema Security Cameras Catch Pirates, Intimate Couples

China’s cinemas are equipped with closed-circuit security cameras capable of clearly viewing the audience even when the lights are off, according to insiders who shared their knowledge in a recent forum discussion about industry secrets. The news came as a shock to many people...


Netizens Claim Seaweed Makers are Selling ‘Plastic’

Fujian province-based food company Jinjiang has come under fire in recent days after a series of videos emerged that assert its popular seaweed snack is made of plastic. The three videos show tests of three brands of seaweed. The first shows Ayibo seaweed being...


Tourists Who Refused Bribe Assaulted by Vietnam Border Guards

Three Chinese tourists were beaten by a Vietnamese border officer on their return to China on February 7. Xie Feng (pseudonym), 28, and his fiancé Chen Lili (pseudonym) and mother Chen Meihong (pseudonym) arrived at the Port of Ha Long in Vietnam on January...


Independent Media Industry Awash in Hearsay, Speculation

Police in Wuchang, Hubei province posted news about a brutal murder to their Sina Weibo account on February 18. The post described the startling way a 22-year-old man surnamed Hu stabbed and then decapitated Yao, the owner of a noodle shop, using a bladed...


Terracotta Army Museum May Sue Counterfeit

Administrators of the Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum in Xi’an, Shaanxi province released a letter stating the terracotta army unveiled in Five Thousand Fair Park, Anqing, Anhui province is an unauthorized copy and threatening the park with legal action. The new army features thousands...


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...