Yibin highway robbers Wu Yong, Zhang Zhishun, and Wei Huasong were sentenced last Tuesday in Chengdu. Wu received a death sentence for murder and armed robbery.
Air Asia's Chengdu-Kuala Lumpur direct flights have been in such high demand since their first flight that Malaysia's tourism minister is requesting that the four-times-per-week flight be stepped up to a daily schedule.
Yes, that was indeed a quake you felt late Friday night (in actuality four minutes into Saturday morning). The jolt struck between the cities of Shifang and Pengzhou and measured 5.0 on the Richter scale. No damage was reported, says People.com.
First bamboo houses, now straw houses. What would the three little pigs say? According to their architects, no big bad wolf (or earthquake) will be able to blow these houses down. More at China Daily.
White collars from all over the country are apparently giving up their high-pressure jobs in favor of selling trinkets on the streets of Chengdu. We're not convinced; more hooey from CCTV.
In an apparent contradiction, Chengdu is named one of China's "Top Ten Energetic Cities" by the 3rd International Summit on Chinese Urbanization behind, of course, Shanghai and Beijing.
Pork sales in Sichuan are going high-tech as by next April pigs will have electronic tags affixed to their hind legs before going to the slaughterhouse and various inspections and processing phases on their way to the consumer. Electropork.
Emo teen repeatedly steals cars in Chengdu to get attention of millionaire father, says the China Daily.
Heavy fog shut down Shuangliu and several of Sichuan's expressways yet again for several hours last Wednesday, stranding over 10,000 passengers.
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