Saturday, October 25

From The Web

  • Peasant catches wild birds with a net and sells them for RMB20 each (Chinese)
  • Chengdu mayor to head up Chinalco
    Aluminium Corp of China, the nation's largest producer, has appointed the mayor of Chengdu as its new Chairman replacing Xiong Weiping.

    Ge Honglin 58, has been mayor of Chengdu in Sichuan province since 2003. Prior to that, Ge had worked in the steel industry from 1984 to 2001.
  • More direct US-Chengdu flights in pipeline
    "Having only one city in the US is not enough, we really want to have more destinations there," said Yan Yuhua, the manager of Chengdu airport's aviation market department, who led the delegation to Chicago. "We will talk to more US airlines to try to attract them to Chengdu to give us more destinations in the US. We hope we can have more routes like New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles. San Francisco is not enough."
  • Lovesick Chinese woman, 26, dumped by boyfriend spends entire week in KFC
    Depressed Tan Shen, 26, from Chengdu, in China's southwest Sichuan Province, decided she needed some fried comfort food to get over her ex
  • Mobile phone explodes on Sichuan bus
    A mobile phone exploded and caught fire on a bus in Nanchong city, Sichuan province on October 4 while a female passenger was changing the battery.

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