“A Chinese government audit has found that local officials have misused $4 billion in social security funds that are meant to provide a safety net for China’s growing population of retirees.”
“They used to inhabit in large numbers the main trunk of the Yangtze River, but with the expansion of human economic activity and large-scale sand dredging, they have been squeezed into Poyang Lake and Dongting Lake, where they are only just surviving.”
“We were stuck on the train for about five minutes as only about half of the cars were in the station, and I could see people on the platform outside taking pictures of something in the front of the train, but when I asked an attendant what had happened he said “nothing” (没什么事).”
“Fish lovers in the city could find it much easier, and perhaps cheaper, to raise jellyfish at home this year thanks to the work of a postgraduate student at Shanghai Fisheries University.”
“When Cheng’s boyfriend found out about the deal, he asked if Jiang looked wealthy. When the women said yes, the boyfriend, Fang Xiao, allegedly said earning money from prostitution was too slow so he wanted to rob the man, prosecutors said.”
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