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Laurie Chen

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4 Jun 2019 | 3:36 PM

Chinese gamers threaten keyboard maker Cherry with boycott after storm over giveaway aimed at ‘men only’

German company apologises and promises to investigate bad-tempered online exchanges with followers after promotion goes off the rails.

German company apologises and promises to investigate bad-tempered online exchanges with followers after promotion goes off the rails. — SCMP
28 May 2019 | 7:23 AM

Chinese Mercedes-Benz dealer in customer viral video protest fined US$145,000


Xian Lizhixing Automobile investigated by carmaker and Xian trade officials
Dealer was found to have misled customers about car financing options

27 May 2019 | 12:07 PM

Chinese boy, 18, told his adoptive father is prime suspect in real parents’ murder


Teenager was just a year old when he went missing in 2001 from property in which his parents were bludgeoned to death
Man he called ‘dad’ now behind bars awaiting trial for double murder and kidnap

14 May 2019 | 6:13 PM

Chinese school in trouble for trying to sell US$363 ‘student monitoring’ Huawei phones to parents

Education bureau says pitch using tech giant’s name broke ban on sales. Parents told phone would let them filter content and control pupils’ time online.

The Liuzhou education bureau says pitch using tech giant’s name broke ban on sales. — SCMP
10 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

Chinese father takes daughter, 10, to top school’s open day despite her being on an IV drip


Passionate parent says he has had a dream for his daughter since she was very young and did not want her to miss out
‘You must not fail to live up to your daddy’s expectations of you,’ he tells child in video

26 Apr 2019 | 12:56 PM

Not lovin’ it: Chinese girl has nightmares after eating McDonald’s chicken wings with feathers still on


Woman from Beijing says her daughter ate three of the snacks before noticing the extra topping
Customer rejects offer of compensation, files complaint with local food safety watchdog

24 Apr 2019 | 2:03 PM

Chinese man sues supermarket that short-changed him out of 0.6 US cents


Retailer Yonghui apologises for ‘not respecting consumer’s rights’, pays back missing money
Court also orders store to pay US$7.50 in costs

11 Apr 2019 | 2:30 PM

Chinese man arrested for attacking his four children with knife then slashing himself


Police in Fujian province investigate assault on two boys and two girls
Sons were treated for neck injuries that were more than 13 centimetres long

11 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

Chinese man jailed for making ‘gun’ toilet handles will face retrial


Facts were unclear and evidence insufficient in the original judgment last September, court rules
Defence challenges method used by police to identify the handles as guns

28 Mar 2019 | 12:13 PM

Sounds of silence: ‘dancing aunties’ use earphones to reduce the noise and increase the peace

Morning group dances are popular in China but the music adds to urban clamor and can lead to fines. A video of a group in Chongqing who wear headsets is drawing online attention and praise

A group of dancing aunties have resorted to wearing earphones in order to keep their music from disturbing others. — SCMP