Trending news across China on Sept 26
Updated: 2013-09-26 10:12
News that Facebook and other foreign sites will be available in Shanghai's pilot Free Trade Zone has been denied by Internet authorities. The zone was approved in August as a part of Premier Li Keqiang's drive to open up the economy to sustain growth. (www.people.com.cn)
A 33-storey copper-coin-shaped building, which stands 138 meters tall, will come into service in Guangzhou. Although the building has been officially named, after collecting a 100,000 yuan bonus from the public, people are still making jokes online that the building should be named "copper coin". (www.hinews.cn)
An elderly man living alone in Nanjing was killed in front of his home on Sunday by a hit man hired online by his daughter, Modern Express claims. The daughter is allegedly suspected of hiring the hit man due to an economic dispute and harassment by her father. Further investigation is still underway.
1 girl, 103 boys
One girl is outnumbered by 103 boys in one class in the department of mechanical engineering in Zhejiang University, demonstrating the traditional shortage of female students at sciences and engineering majors. But being a tiny minority has its bonuses. Qian Huili, the one and only girl in the class, has been treated like royalty, with all the male students vying to woo her. (www.qq.com)
The Beijing car plate lottery success rate reached new levels in September as one out of 87 applicants are expected to get registration certificates to drive. Over 1.61 million earnest applicants will try their luck on Thursday, 60,000 more than a month earlier. (www.qianlong.com)
More than 230 people in Ankang, Shaanxi province were stung by bees resulting in 21 deaths within three months. The injured people mostly lived in rural and remote mountainous regions. (www.youth.cn)
People from Guangdong province have been revealed as the most quizzical about food, while people from Liaoning are the most food indifferent, according to a list by Chinese search engine Baidu. The list was the result of statistical analysis of food-related questions, totaling over 77 million, on Baidu Knows, an interactive knowledge-sharing platform. People from Guangdong, Shandong and Liaoning province came out as the top three for the number of questions they raised, while their Liaoning counterparts ranked bottom. (www.sohu.com)
A 21-year-old man in Yunnan province who ran away with a 14-year-old girl that he met when he worked in a factory in Shaowu, Fujian province, has been sentenced to three months detention for child abduction, Xinhua News Agency reported.