Trending news across China on Sept 28
Updated: 2013-09-28 15:25
Critics blast a giant blowfish. The Transformers are ready to meet their fans. And a student gambles away his tuition money - it's all trending across China.
Want to realize your childhood dreams and get up close to Transformers? A total of 38 Transformers made out of junk parts from old vehicles by 23 fanciers went on display at the Binhu International Convention Center in Hefei, Anhui province. (Chinanews.com)
The construction of a large building, 90 meters long and 62 meters high, in the shape of a blowfish in Yangzhong, Jiangsu province, has been criticized as an extravagance. It cost about 70 million yuan ($11.44 million) to build it as a landmark sculpture to highlight the Garden Expo as a lookout, made up of 8,920 brass sheets. (Modern Express)
Interconnected city card
Citizens from 18 cities, including Tianjin and Shenyang, will enjoy using their native bus IC cards in other cities that will join the nationwide city card interconnection platform at the end of October. Previously, 17 cities were part of the network. These 35 cities are mainly from Yangtze River delta area, Northeast and Central China. (Beijing News)
'Grandpa' trumps iPhone 5S
Hot on Sina Weibo: a weibo user who said that her friend on a plane asked a male passenger to turn off his mobile phone but was refused. The man then showed off his gold colored version of the new iPhone 5S. My friend then took out an iPhone 3 and said her phone was the grandpa of his.
Who is the winner of Super boy in your heart? Hua Chenyu, Ou Hao and Bai Jugang were the top three singers of Hunan TV's singing talent show. (Sina Weibo)
A hotel in Anyang, Henan province claimed that the flag which has triggered heated discuss online was not the Japanese flag from World War II but a cloth to exorcise evil spirits. They have taken it down and apologized to Internet users. (Beijing News)
An overseas high school student, Wang Yifan from Chongqing, got hooked on gambling in America and lost 180,000 yuan ($48,500) in tuition money in just five days. He continually went to gambling houses and used a fake student ID to pretend he was an adult. However, security discovered he was under age and reported him to the school. Wang received a warning from his school and faced a danger of having to quit school. (Chongqing Times)