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  • Bride’s tears at arranged marriage ignite debate in China

    A beautiful bride’s tearful appearance throughout her wedding day in Gansu Province, China, sparked sympathy and intense discussion across social media platforms. Netizens shared images of the distraught bride, who was strikingly attractive but visibly upset and consistently avoided any contact with the groom. This has led to widespread speculation about the circumstances that led to such an unhappy day…

  • Bride’s dowry of 60kg dried tangerine peel rivals gold’s value

    A wedding dowry, traditionally consisting of gold, silver, and jewellery, took an unexpected turn when a bride’s father prepared 60 kilogrammes of dried tangerine peel as the dowry for his daughter’s marriage. This unconventional gift, typically reserved for monetary or valuable assets, has raised eyebrows and curiosity regarding its true worth. Parents universally dream of their children finding love and…

  • Cross-border connections revolution: Visa free travel for Chinese and Singaporeans

    Starting from February 9, Chinese and Singaporean travellers can jet off visa-free in a new move to waive the requirement. In an exclusive bilateral agreement unveiled today, January 25, the world’s second-largest economy, China, and the vibrant city-state of Singapore have torn down the bureaucratic barriers, allowing their citizens a visa-free stay of up to 30 days on either side. This…

  • Deadly blaze in Jiangxi shop claims 39 lives, President Xi demands action

    At least 39 people died and nine were injured in a fire that broke out in the basement of a shop in Xin Yu City, Jiangxi Province, China. The blaze began yesterday afternoon, with smoke billowing from the building, prompting desperate individuals to jump from windows to escape the inferno. President Xi Jinping has ordered a thorough investigation into the…

  • Magnitude 7.0 earthquake tremors hits China and three other nations

    A powerful land earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck China today, causing tremors felt across four countries, followed by 17 aftershocks ranging from magnitudes 4.1 to 5.8. The incident took place today early this morning as reported by the Disaster Management Centre of the Department of Mineral Resources at 1.09am local Thai time. The earthquake’s epicentre was located at a depth…

  • Chinese rural mindset shifts as daughters disprove age-old favour sons belief

    A traditional Chinese rural mindset of favouring sons has been challenged as a family with four daughters, all of whom have married, brings joy and envy to their village during festive seasons. The daughters, along with their respective husbands, regularly visit their parents, bringing gifts and helping with household chores, thus dispelling the long-held belief that only sons can carry…

  • Thai PM hails Thailand as top Airbnb hotspot and UK Telegraph’s 6th best destination this year

    Thailand emerged as the ultimate getaway for Chinese tourists, clinching the top spot on Airbnb‘s coveted list and securing the 6th position in The Telegraph’s must-visit destinations for 2024. Government spokesperson Chai Wacharonke revealed that Thailand outshone all rivals on Airbnb’s hotel booking platform during the winter season of December 2023 to February 2024. “Thailand is the most sought-after destination…

  • China’s population plummet, two million decline in a year

    China witnessed a massive decline in population last year with a decrease of two million, marking the nation’s second consecutive annual dip, according to government reports. The aftermath of Covid-19 restrictions lifting unleashed a demographic whirlwind, unveiling unforeseen challenges for the once-populous Asian giant. The statistics bureau disclosed that deaths surged by a staggering 690,000, reaching 11.1 million – more…

  • Chinese man faces hefty bill for shattering supermarket escalator glass

    A Chinese man, identified as Jue, faced a perilous situation at a supermarket in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China, when the glass railing of an escalator he had just used suddenly shattered. As Jue descended the escalator and lightly touched the glass railing, it violently shook and broke, leaving a large crack as immediate evidence. Jue was left stunned and motionless,…

  • Toddler’s school tears alleviated by sibling’s comforting hug in viral video

    A two year old girl’s continuous crying at school left her mother stressed but a single video shared by the teacher of the girl’s brother giving her a hug brought unexpected relief. The 32 year old mother revealed her struggle on a parenting forum, explaining how her daughter’s daily crying bouts at school in Hangzhou, China, left her feeling helpless…

  • Bad pubic hair day: Cheeky diner’s hotpot hustle caught on CCTV

    A woman was caught on camera attempting to defraud a restaurant by claiming to find hair in her hotpot. The woman, who was dining at a Chinese restaurant, was seen on CCTV footage plucking a hair from her own body and dropping it into her meal. She then demanded three times the cost of her meal as compensation. However, the…

  • Hong Kong Kowloon City to host Songkran festivities and more to boost tourism

    Hong Kong’s District Councils are on a mission to rejuvenate the city’s allure, unveiling a host of creative proposals to entice locals and tourists alike. Kowloon City District Council is taking the lead with an electrifying idea – the Kowloon City Thai Vibes with food and water-splashing carnival. Aimed at celebrating the Thai New Year, Songkran, the festivities promise an…

  • Red skirt revelation: Chinese man unravels wife’s mysterious attire, unlocking life-altering secret

    A Chinese man named Zhang Yu, noticed his wife, Li Ting, consistently donning a red skirt each time he returned from a business trip. This peculiar behaviour became an enigma that Zhang decided to investigate, only to discover a hidden secret that would change their lives forever. Zhang and Li had a harmonious marriage since they tied the knot after…

  • 71 year old groom’s lavish wedding to 32 year old bride stirs debate

    An unconventional wedding between a 71 year old groom and his 32 year old bride recently sparked a stir on Chinese social media. The groom’s generosity during the wedding a dowry worth almost 600,000 baht – and the striking age gap of nearly 40 years between the couple has triggered widespread speculation about their motivations for marriage. The ceremony took…

  • China: Online debate on fireworks ban as Chinese New Year approaches

    Chinese lawmakers have waded into the online fireworks debate, shedding light on the contentious issue of whether fireworks should illuminate the Lunar New Year festivities. Addressing concerns yesterday, December 29, officials acknowledged the difficulty of enforcing an outright ban on pyrotechnics, given the country’s historical connection with inventing these dazzling displays. Lawmakers revealed the nuanced nature of the supposed fireworks…

  • Hong Kong actress Bonnie Lai found dead in apparent suicide

    Prominent Hong Kong actress and former beauty queen, 46 year old Bonnie Lai, was found unconscious in her North Point apartment, as reported yesterday, December 28. Lai later succumbed and was declared dead, sending shockwaves throughout the entertainment industry and her family. On the day before, around 1pm, the actress’s husband August Hui, a renowned cosmetic surgeon, discovered Lai unconscious…

  • End of an era: Hong Kong’s Civic Party dissolves, leaving behind only six lapel pins

    In a poignant finale to a political chapter, veteran Hong Kong politician Alan Leong clings to the remnants of the Civic Party, preserving six lapel pins marked with the party’s founding date 19.03.06. The demise of the opposition group, once hailed as the barristers’ party, unfolded in the face of China’s national security law, silencing dissent and reshaping the political…

  • Influx of Chinese tourists set to boost hotel earnings in 2024

    Chinese tourist arrivals are staging a phenomenal comeback, promising a lucrative windfall for local hotels just in time for the high season. Analysts predict this tourist surge to continue its upward trajectory, creating an economic boom for the hotel industry. Chinese tourist arrivals are making an astonishing recovery this month, igniting hopes for a booming hospitality sector that analysts believe…

  • Surrogacy scandal: Chinese men ditch Thai women for not bearing sons

    An illegal surrogacy case among others has come to light, involving Chinese men marrying Thai women only to abandon them when the unborn child’s gender doesn’t match their expectations. The scandal, currently under intense investigation by Deputy National Police Chief Police General Surachate Hakparn, has gripped the nation with tales of shattered dreams and broken promises. The probe was triggered…

  • Christmas exodus: Hong Kongers flock abroad, but tourists stay home

    ‘Tis the season for Hong Kongers to fly out, with a staggering 1.32 million jetting off for the Christmas holidays over the past three days. However, the city’s tourist hotspots are left feeling a bit like a Christmas pudding without the sauce, as inbound visitors lag behind. The numbers tell a tale of two cities: Hong Kong residents embraced the…

  • Mother’s emotional 10-hour drive home after daughter’s lonely outcry grips internet

    A heart-wrenching incident involving a mother and her daughter in Zhaotong, Yunnan Province, China, has recently taken the internet by storm. The mother, who works away from home, discovered a distressing scene via her home’s security camera, leading her to make an emotional 10-hour drive back home. The woman referred to as Gu, had left her daughter at home while…

  • Bride defends groom from pranksters at their wedding in Sichuan, China

    In an unusual wedding spectacle, a bride fiercely defended her groom from playful friends, wielding a stick and threatening them if they dared to approach her husband. Taking place in Sichuan, China, this event adds a unique touch to the couple’s commitment to care for each other in their future journey together. The couple, Li, from Sichuan, and his bride,…

  • Thai AirAsia introduces direct flights to Shanghai

    Thai AirAsia (FD) has officially announced its grand plan to kick off direct flights from Don Mueang Airport (DMK) to Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG). Scheduled for takeoff on February 2 next year, this airborne escapade is set to redefine your travel experience with five flights per week, courtesy of top-of-the-line Airbus A320 aircraft. Thai AirAsia X (XJ) might be familiar…

  • Northeast China: Coal mine accident leaves 12 dead, 13 injured

    China‘s State broadcaster CCTV reported yesterday, December 21, that coal workers were underground when their mining cart careened off the tracks, marking yet another episode in China’s mining safety challenges. This incident, occurring on December 20 at the Kunyuan mine, raises questions about the effectiveness of China’s ongoing efforts to enhance mine safety. In a country where mining accidents are…

  • China powers up Thailand’s South with groundbreaking transmission line

    China‘s transmission line project in Thailand has sparked a new era in the southern province of Phatthalung. A groundbreaking event unfolded on December 19 as the Thung Song-Songkhla 500kV Transmission Line Project, also known as the Thung Song Project, lit up the skies over Thailand’s southern Phatthalung province. The culmination of two years of relentless construction, this power transmission marvel…

  • Middle-aged Chinese bride marries without dowry demand

    A 47 year old bride has married for the first time, making no demands for a dowry, house, or car, only wanting her groom, who is remarkably handsome. The wedding took place in the city of Fujian, China, where the middle-aged woman discovered true love and donned a wedding dress for the first time. Despite the age gap seeming significant,…

  • Brother’s heart wrenching farewell to bride sister stirs emotions in China

    An emotionally charged wedding ceremony took place in the Anhui Province of China, where a brother was caught in a tearful farewell to his sister, the bride. The brother, having grown up alongside his sister, struggled to accept her moving away from their home. The groom, a native of Shanxi province, had met the bride during their university years. After…

  • China’s deadliest earthquake in years leaves 127 dead in Gansu (video)

    Northwest China is reeling from the aftermath of a monstrous 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Gansu province, marking the country’s deadliest seismic event since 2014. The toll stands at 127 lives lost, with fears that the numbers may surge as icy conditions and treacherous terrains impede rescue efforts. As President Xi Jinping mobilises thousands of rescue crews to the impoverished…

  • Art extravaganza at BACC: Discover Hong Kong West Kowloon and harmonious generations gala

    The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is gearing up for a week of cultural immersion, featuring two events that promise to be nothing short of extraordinary. Unlocking West Kowloon’s Secrets: A 20-Year Odyssey On the 5th floor Auditorium, today, December 19, from 6pm to 7.30pm, join the inaugural session of the BACC Circle executive talk series. Renowned speaker Bernard…

  • Toddler home alone stirs debate after preparing own milk in China

    A three and a half year old boy has stirred up emotions online after being caught on camera preparing his own powdered milk and putting himself to sleep while home alone. The incident took place in Hefei, Anhui province, China, and was reported by Jiupai News on December 12. The video footage reveals the boy sitting at a dining table,…