Mandy Zuo

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15 Nov 2018 | 11:42 AM

Chinese Bonnie and Clyde stole from Uniqlo to travel country

Couple reportedly chose retailer because they found its shops were an easy target
They allegedly sold the loot online at a discount to fund their trip

14 Nov 2018 | 11:18 AM

Chinese parents say boy killed himself after ‘forced’ haircut by school

Family members of 15-year-old in Xian who fell to his death after being forced to get a severe haircut have been protesting outside school gates
School denies responsibility for boy’s death and threatens to take legal action against relatives for damaging its reputation

11 Nov 2018 | 12:16 PM

Chinese school kitchen used filthy oil to cook children’s meals, parents say

Authorities launch an investigation after bowl filled with thick black oil found in cupboard during open day
Canteen worker surprised at parents’ concern, asks if they ‘just throw their oil away’ after frying

2 Nov 2018 | 11:48 AM

China’s miracle baby saved by trees after being thrown off a cliff by her father

Infant fell 70 metres before landing on branches 30 metres from the ground
Father of three apparently told police he didn’t want another girl

19 Oct 2018 | 12:25 PM

Young Chinese women angered by TV blockbuster’s ‘twisted’ patriarchal values

A new historical drama with a heroine whose overwhelming desire is to have a son proves popular with older viewers, but its apparent endorsement of traditional values doesn’t go down well with younger generations

15 Oct 2018 | 12:19 PM

Chinese live-streaming star locked up for singing national anthem in ‘disrespectful’ way

Online celebrity Yang Kaili given five days’ detention for ‘insult to dignity’ of the March of the Volunteers during broadcast

13 Oct 2018 | 7:25 AM

Fan Bingbing whistle-blower Cui Yongyuan dismisses Chinese police’s ‘missing’ claim, accuses them of ignoring death threats

TV host Cui Yongyuan attacks Beijing’s public security bureau saying officers in city failed to respond to his reports of intimidation

11 Oct 2018 | 11:55 AM

Chinese TV host who sparked Fan Bingbing tax probe goes missing after accusing Shanghai police of fraud

Officers from economic crime investigation department pocketed hundreds of thousands of yuan in cash gifts, Cui Yongyuan says

24 Sep 2018 | 12:15 PM

Why China’s elite athletes soar internationally as its schoolkids plod at home

While Beijing spends heavily training elite athletes to win gold medals, its young people remain unable – or reluctant – to exercise owing to a lack of facilities, a shortage of qualified teachers and safety concerns

20 Sep 2018 | 3:42 PM

Chinese schoolboy dies during frog jump punishment for talking

Education authority investigating teachers after 16-year-old falls unconscious and is found to have bleeding in his mouth, ears and nose