Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Goodbye school......

A group of students in Dalian recently shot their graduation photos against a unique backdrop: their school, engulfed in flames. Their photos went viral online, being forwarded 3,000 times in two hours, reports the Guangzhou Daily.

City College of Dalian University of Technology is situated next to a warehouse. On Sunday, the warehouse caught fire and the flames spread to a student dormitory nearby. The blaze was dealt with by the fire department, but many students first had the opportunity to use the burning dorm as the background for their graduation photos.

Netizen "Brent-J" posted a photo showing students posing in front of the flaming dormitory.

"It's too big of a coincidence to see the university on fire today, as it's also graduation day," said Brent-J. "The students are filled with love at seeing the school burn."

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Here comes the mother of all capsules

South Korea officials have confiscated more than 15,000 magical capsules that can cure all diseases and boost sexual performance. The trick is - the capsules were made of human flesh and originated from China.

They were made from corpses of dead babies or fetuses. DNA analysis shows more than 99% of human DNA.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Shandong teen commits suicide over school's dress code

The suicide of a 14-year-old girl who jumped to her death in mid-April in protest over her school's dress code has triggered online discussion about a deficiency of "life education" for Chinese teenagers.

Ying Ying, a student at the Shengli No. 1 Middle School in the city of Dongying in eastern China's Shandong province, died in hospital on the morning of April 14 after jumping off a building.

Her school contacted the students' parents the night before to ask them for help in persuading female students to cut their hair in compliance with the school's dress code.

"I tried to persuade her to have a haircut but she refused. Suddenly, she jumped out of the window," her mother said. She blames the school's policy for her daughter's death.

And now methanol in your cabbage

Vegetable vendors in Shandong province have been accused of using highly toxic methanol as a preservative for Chinese cabbage, marking the latest in a string of food safety scandals in China.

A shopper found that cabbage he had bought had a strong smell that he likened to methanol, a chemical used for antifreeze, fuel and other applications, according to local news agency Modern Bulletin, a direct subsidiary of state-run Xinhua news agency. Reporters found that the use of methanol has become standard practice for vegetable farmers in Shandong as the chemical is not banned by the government. Farmers say methanol prevents produce from rotting at high temperatures during long-distance shipment.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

And now fake Chinese students

Police in Gyeongggi Province have booked two Chinese brokers and 18 students for faking documents to enter Korean universities and are widening their investigation to find more such cases.

The 20 people were booked without detention.

The Chinese students, none of whom are qualified to attend university in Korea, paid 7 million won (S$7,776) to 18 million won to each broker for a fake high school diploma and school reports, according to the police.