Killer bashes, knifes victim. Local prosecutors yesterday charged a 71-year-old man with killing a 76-year-old woman by bashing her with a spade, trying to suffocate her with a quilt, and then attempting to strangle her. Finally he knifed her in the face and neck, prosecutors allege. Messy, messy!
U.S. avoids labeling China ‘manipulator’. China is not intentionally manipulating its currency to gain an unfair trade advantage but its massive buildup of foreign reserves raises risks for the global economy, a U.S. government report said Wednesday.
Wikipedia unblocked? Every version of Wikipedia that is, except for the Chinese version. We’re just keeping our fingers and toes crossed it doesn’t get blocked again by tomorrow. It gets a bit tiresome after a while.
Gymnast Falls, Likely Paralyzed. Wang Yan, whose age was given as 15 or 16, fell from the bars headfirst during Sunday’s final in Shanghai, breaking her neck and losing consciousness. Doctors said she was fortunate to have survived her injury, the Shanghai Daily reported yesterday.
Honor for the vein glorious. On World Bood Donor Day, the city honored 103 top blood donors, and a collection of stamps with the images of 17 people who have donated platelets 25 times or more was released.
Guanxi website promises links. Since its founding in March, Zhike.com has been seeking out the kind of connections that can help people enroll a child in the right primary school, get help from the government with business and even meet a celebrity – for a price.
Patrol team reports 46 cheating cabbies. A team of officers tasked with patrolling the entrances to 27 of the city’s top hotels to keep an eye out for taxi drivers who try to cheat foreign passengers has reported 46 drivers since going on duty earlier this year.
Bodies related to Ming artist found in Shanghai. Four bodies found in two ancient tombs unearthed at a construction site in Jiading District are probably the relatives of Li Liufang, a famous artist during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), archaeologists said yesterday.