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Alice Shen

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17 Jan 2019 | 11:14 AM

Chinese yoga student wins US$28,800 payout after leg bone snaps in gym


Shanghai court awards damages for permanent injury to woman who tried to perfect a seated pose

27 Nov 2018 | 8:00 AM

China’s scientists overworked and underpaid compared with other professions: survey

Survey finds salaries are not keeping pace as top institutions focus on returning overseas talent.

China’s scientists are also burdened by a workload which is increased by an evaluation system which relies heavily on publication of academic papers. — SCMP
23 Nov 2018 | 1:38 PM

Chinese scientists say they have the key to building a space elevator


It may sound like science fiction, but the idea has been around for more than a century

21 Nov 2018 | 7:54 AM

Chinese dog rehomed after her three-month roadside vigil for owner killed in car crash


Dog that braved traffic and weather evokes tales of loyal dogs from across world
Hohhot animal control officers called to catch then unite dog with new owner

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 PM

Is age just a number? Chinese official’s picture sparks national guessing game


Web users speculate about whether grizzled cadre’s workload has taken its toll as they question whether he really is only 38
Town official blames long hours and irregular workload for making his hair go prematurely grey

8 Nov 2018 | 2:03 PM

How do China’s giant pandas know when there’s no chance of sex?


Pandas bleat at each other before sex, a joint US-China study found
Findings could help breeding managers identify promising sex partners to revive species

3 Nov 2018 | 5:27 PM

How Chinese scientists use sperm whales to run secret messages for the military


New use of camouflage technique hides communication in the sound pulses that sperm whales emit
Breakthrough could help China’s submarines avoid detection

29 Oct 2018 | 12:26 PM

‘False advertising’: Lawsuit against Chinese toothpaste sparks debate over traditional medicine


Pharmaceutical maker is facing legal action amid questions about the efficacy of its secret formula
Yunnan Baiyao Group traces its roots back to a fabled traditional healer who developed the remedy at the turn of the last century

22 Oct 2018 | 7:22 AM

Why more women are choosing caesareans in China despite the health risks


Attack on doctors in Beijing triggers debate over rising use of the procedure
China’s caesarean rate has gone from 3.7 per cent in 1988 to 34.9 per cent in 2014

12 Oct 2018 | 4:05 PM

Chinese iPhone users targeted by hackers in game purchase scam

Accounts may have been compromised by fake easy pay codes but not everyone gets a refund