The Beijing government triggered fierce public criticism after it began to dismantle large billboards and remove building names from rooftops at the end of November.
Child abuse has once again caused big concern among Chinese netizens after employees at a private day-care center set up by Shanghai-based tourism service provider Ctrip were accused of beating the children in their care, and feeding them wasabi – a hot Japanese mustard. The center was set up for children, aged under three, of Ctrip employees.
Seven people were fined 15,000 yuan (US$2,300) each for chasing after Tibetan antelope in two off-road vehicles to take photos.
Two sisters in Qinghai Province have triggered wide controversy online after they sold local air online at 15 yuan (US$2.30) per bag.
A middle school in Nanyang, Henan Province, has come under fire after its “mobile phone destruction show” was exposed, where teachers destroyed cellphones they had confiscated from students by smashing them with hammers or throwing them into water.
Nineteen-year-old graduate, Wang Yaodong from Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, died of alcohol poisoning after a game held by a local bar.