Marriage rate dips to fresh low in China

BY SILVI WRITER Fewer Chinese are getting married but more are getting divorced, while experts predict the country’s marriage rate to “decrease further”. The marriage rate nationwide dipped to 7.2 newly wedded couples per 1,000 people last year, dropping for the fifth consecutive year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics and the Ministry of Civil Affairs, as China Daily reported this week. The rate … Continue reading Marriage rate dips to fresh low in China

School ‘Food-Safety Scandal’ Based on Fake Photos

BY CHINA DAILY Three parents in Chengdu, Sichuan province, have been detained for faking photos of food in a primary school’s cafeteria to make it appear moldy, the information office of the municipal government said on its social media account on Sunday. The parents released photos of supposedly moldy food on Tuesday and said their children had diarrhea and blood in their stools after eating … Continue reading School ‘Food-Safety Scandal’ Based on Fake Photos

School kids suffered ill effects from eating moldy, rotten food in China

BY SILVI WRITER A latest food safety scandal has sparked outrage on China’s social media as primary school students in southwest China’s populous Sichuan Province suffered ill effects from eating moldy, rotten food. Some parents at the primary school affiliated to Chengdu No 7 High School Development School posted videos and photos on Tuesday of moldy food, including tomatoes, meat pies and rotten frozen meat … Continue reading School kids suffered ill effects from eating moldy, rotten food in China

First batch of ‘crayfish’ students to graduate to prepare China’s national dish

BY SILVI WRITER Great news for China’s foodies. The first batch of students majoring in “crayfish studies” at a vocational college have secured employment before their graduation, Gong Dingrong, deputy of the National People’s Congress and mayor of Qianjiang, Central China’s Hubei Province, told the Beijing Youth Daily on Sunday. The two-year crayfish studies major was established in 2017, offering three courses of crayfish marketing, … Continue reading First batch of ‘crayfish’ students to graduate to prepare China’s national dish

Companies with female board members make more money

BY CHINA DAILY More women hold management roles or have made it to the C-suite or the board in workplaces in China, compared to most other Asian nations, a new study finds, also suggesting companies with female executives or board members outperform others. The report, Demographics, Diversity and Corporate Destiny, compiled by the Economic Corporate Network and sponsored by leading global professional recruiting group Hays, … Continue reading Companies with female board members make more money

Organ recipients of 16-year-old donor form basketball team to honor boy’s dream

BY GLOBAL TIMES This may just be one of China’s most unusual basketball teams. The eldest player is 53 years old and the youngest 14. None of them had received basketball training and not too long ago were not even fit for sports. In April 2017, when 16-year-old Ye Sha died of cerebral hemorrhage, his parents donated his organs and saved the lives of seven … Continue reading Organ recipients of 16-year-old donor form basketball team to honor boy’s dream

China’s largest ice-themed park closed early amid rising temperature

BY SILVI WRITER China’s largest ice-themed park closed Sunday night as the weather has started to warm up in the country’s northeasternmost province, according to Xinhua News Agency. The 20th Ice and Snow World in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, stopped its operation due to the rising temperature recently, sources with the park said. Opening on Dec 23, it operated for 56 days only. A … Continue reading China’s largest ice-themed park closed early amid rising temperature