We've rounded up the most popular GoChengdoo articles over the past five years. Have you read them all?
Apple accuses Sichuan-based noodles and flour producer Fangguo of trademark infringement, saying that the latter's logo incorporated "conceptual elements" of Apple's. Commentators around the world, in the meanwhile, point out the more obvious resemblances to LG's logo. Fangguo's CEO Zhao Yi claims that when he started the company he "had never even heard of Apple" and adds: "I'm Fangguo, it's a fruit, if the leaf is removed, it'll just look like a bomb." The CEO's resistance seems to pay off as Apple apparently drops the case.
When the megalomaniac project plans are first announced to the public they are met with disbelief. The record-breaking features seem overkill for a relatively unknown second-tier city in West China. But as completion approaches and the building takes shape, Chengdu's Global center quickly makes international headlines, and the official video is shared by millions.
Wu Kaiquan in Dujia Village of Tianhui Town finds a furry creature outside Chengdu's Third Ring Road that starts a speculative debate among netizens and still provides fodder for global cryptozoologists. More evidence-based research, however, leads to the conclusion that the baby mammal is a masked palm civet. Presumably another more mature example of the species was discovered the year before in Suining's Daying County.
Wang Shunqiao, the 63-year-old man from Chengdu who designs the raising-smuggling bra, explains, "All the bras on the market today create a lot of pressure on women's breasts, especially on the nipple, causing deformities and abnormalities of the breast. Prominent nipples are actually a new step in aesthetic appreciation. Sun Yat-sen liberated women's feet; now I will liberate women's chests."
Five years after the tragic Wenchuan quake of 2008, Sichuan is hit by another heavy quake, this one measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale and epicentered 120km southwest of Chengdu. The Lushan quake causes 200 casualties and more than 10,000 injuries. GoChengdoo live blogs news updates on rescue and relief efforts for 24 hours following the quake and interviews Peter Goff of Sichuan Quake Relief of Sichuan Quake Relief, who is immediately involved in relief efforts.
(Warning: The video below contains graphic content and may not be suitable for all viewers.)
In the video, which was recorded from the passenger seat of a car on the outer circle of the Third Ring Road in Chengdu a woman is suddenly spotted dropping off a bridge onto the four-lane highway below.
An interview with Norwegian Øyvind Aamot, also known as Wind, who was in China as part of a round-the-world sailing trip in 2000 when his memory suddenly vanished in rural Sichuan.
Looking for the thing to stock up on before you leave the 'du? Sure, there are always the "traditional" things—silk embroidery, bamboo-wrapped porcelain, lacquerware, spices, mini opera masks—but surely some of your gift recipients (or you!) would appreciate something more hip and contemporary. For those folks, we've compiled this list of 10 Good Buys in Chengdu.
China's fifth-generation stealth fighter, the Chengdu J-20 (歼20), completes its 10th test flight at a Chengdu military base, and images are leaked for the world to see.
In less than five years, Line 1 of the Chengdu Metro has gone from large pits of dirt to world-class underground transit system, and going underground has become an unremarkable feature of everyday life in Chengdu. We've compiled this rundown of the stations and surrounding places of interest along the primary phase of the Line 1 route.