Thursday, June 21, 2018

‘Drunk driver’ arrested after four children killed in car crash in China

Four children were killed when an allegedly drunk driver crashed into an electric scooter in central China, Chinese media reported on Tuesday. The children were aged between four and 10, and the motorist had a blood alcohol reading more than three times the allowable limit, Henan Television reported. The crash occurred in Weishi county, Henan…

Firefighters in China free drunk woman who trapped leg in toilet bowl

A drunk woman in Yulin, Guangxi, had to be rescued by firefighters after she slipped and got her leg stuck in a squat toilet. The woman, who was shown trapped in the toilet, in a video, became emotionally unstable after getting her right foot stuck and finding she was unable to remove it, on Tuesday…

Outburst at Singapore food court stirs sympathy for workers from China

A video of a Singaporean man berating a Chinese food court server in the city state for not speaking English has ignited debate in both countries over the treatment of workers from China. The clip was originally uploaded to YouTube in 2014 but only set off the online storm after surfacing last week on the…

Chinese zoo suspends keeper over ‘mistreatment’ of giant panda

A zoo in central China has publicly apologised and suspended one of its keepers after footage and a photo were posted online of “mistreatment” of a giant panda. Wuhan Zoo in Hubei province also said the panda Weiwei, which had been at the zoo since its home at the Wolong National Nature Reserve was destroyed…

China to open university in Tianjin to train workers for nuclear power industry

Beijing plans to set up another university dedicated to nuclear power technology to address a chronic skills shortage as the country tries to develop its nuclear energy industry and reduce its reliance on coal. China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), a state-owned nuclear power developer and operator, signed a strategic cooperation agreement on Friday with northern…

Public security ministry foils criminal phone gangs in China

The Ministry of Public Security has smashed two criminal phone gangs, Guangzhou Daily has reported. The 200 suspects made more than 1.2 billion harassment calls to people and were shut down after the ministry mounted a joint operation with security departments from 15 cities. The gangs, known online as “Maniac Cloud Calling” and “Beating him…

Neighbours team up to rescue two young girls from burning building in eastern China

A group of neighbours stepped in to rescue two young girls who were stranded inside a burning building in eastern China on Sunday. In footage posted by PearVideo on Tuesday, around seven neighbours can be seen gathered outside a residential block below a second-floor flat engulfed in flames in Huzhou, Zhejiang province. They form a…

Heart attacks and car crashes: the off-field Fifa World Cup drama in China

The Fifa World Cup has yet to reach the sudden death stage but the tournament has already been a close call for one diehard Chinese soccer fan. A 56-year-old fan of the German team suffered a heart attack in the Hubei provincial capital of Wuhan after watching Germany lose to Mexico over the weekend, the…

Tourists trapped for hours in flying-carousel ride in China

Tourists were left hanging in mid-air for two hours waiting to be rescued, after an amusement-park ride broke down in eastern China on Monday afternoon, during the Dragon Boat Festival public holiday. The flying-carousel ride left 23 people stranded, including children, when it stopped working at Ganglong Lehui theme park in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. No…

Chinese woman fined US$150 for drink-driving while trying to stop ‘drunk’ driver

A woman in eastern China found herself on the wrong end of a breathalyser test after trying to stop her friend from driving while drunk, local media reported on Tuesday. The woman, identified only as Shen, and her male friend Wang were in a car park in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, after attending a banquet. Worried…
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