Would you believe it? The world’s hairiest man is a Chinese, and he is a rock-and-roll singer! Yu Zhenhuan, who has an average 41 hairs on every .4 square inch of his skin, and is now just recovering in Shanghai from an ear operation, says he wants to be part of the torch relay for next year’s Beijing Summer Olympic Games.
It’s a very special number in China — 20080808 — and Zhang Jianyun hopes it’s about to pay off.
A postal code for all the 2008 Olympic venues in Beijing was put into use on Wednesday to speed up the delivery of letters and parcels.
A tie-up between Shanghai Auto, China’s biggest car maker, and smaller rival Nanjing Auto could lead to the creation of a Chinese national car champion to rival the big multinationals.
TIME Magazine’s Simon Elegant suggests that the self-interested, apolitical pragmatism of China’s 300 million adults under the age of 30 could turn out to be the salvation of the ruling Communist Party — so long as it keeps delivering the economic goods.
All 69 miners who were trapped in a colliery for more than 75 hours were rescued today in the most successful mine rescue in China in recent years.
Photo from China Daily.