Trending news across China
Updated: 2013-09-21 16:36
No more eating and drinking on Shanghai subways, and a Chinese student gets a thank-you letter from the mayor of Osaka for saving a 9-year-old boy from drowning - it's all trending across China.
Eating banned on Shanghai's metro
Provisions of the prohibition on eating and drinking on subway trains, a revised version of the amendment bill of Shanghai's rail traffic management, was adopted in Shanghai. Transgressors will be fined up to 500 yuan ($81.70), according to the amendment bill. As for Beijing, a fasting order was not adopted, but passengers are urged to refrain from eating and drinking on trains, Beijing News reported.
Japanese mayor thanks Chinese student
The mayor of Osaka sent a thank-you note to 26-year-old Chinese exchange student Yan Jun, who is due to enter a PhD program in Osaka next year, on Sept 20 for saving a 9-year-old boy who fell into Yodo River in the western Japanese prefecture of Osaka. The mayor praised Yan's heroic action, saying that he will become a model to accelerate a better friendship between China and Japan, chinanews.com reported.
Jiang Xiaoju and her husband ended up donating 40,000 yuan ($6,535) to a 4-year-old girl with leukemia in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan province, but they meant to donate 4,000 yuan ($653). The error was due to Jiang's adding an extra zero during the bank transfer. The girl's treatment is estimated to cost more than $16,337, which is beyond the family's means. Jiang said she does not regret making the mistake, as it is valuable and meaningful to give money to someone in need, morningpost.com.cn reported.
Giant African land snail
Giant African land snails were spotted on the outskirts of Nanning, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. The nocturnal snails have chewed up some vegetables. As they develop rapidly and produce large numbers of offspring, the mollusk is now listed as one of the top 100 invasive species in the world. It is a voracious feeder, and recognized as a serious pest affecting agriculture, natural ecosystems and human health, epaper.gxnews.com.cn reported.
American pilot's body found
Divers have found the body of a missing US stunt pilot whose plane crashed into a lake in Faku county, Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning province, after more than 70 hours of search and rescue efforts. The plane crashed while attempting a tricky maneuver in the rain. David Riggs, who was in China to take part in an air show, had been missing since Tuesday's accident outside Shenyang, in which his Chinese translator died, Beijing News reported.
Speculation about TV host
Speculation about Cui Yongyuan, a well-known host, resigning from China Central Television (CCTV) has been a hot topic in the media in recent days. Cui will join Henan TV to host a show on reading, according to a source, chinanews.com reported.
Mahjong players break Guinness record
A total of 2,380 people took part in a large mahjong competition, setting a new Guinness world record, in Hongkou township, Doujiangyan city of Southwest China's Sichuan province, Sept 19. Mahjong is a popular four-player Chinese tile game, morning.sc.cn reported.
Deaf dancers' image on stamps
The United Nations postal administration issued a set of stamps reflecting the art of disabled people. "My Dream" dance, Bodhisattva With a Thousand Hands (Qianshou Guanyin), is performed by the artists of China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe. Each stamp is 1.90 Swiss francs ($2.09). The circulation of the stamps is less than 120,000, chinanews.com reported.