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Trending news across China

Updated: 2013-08-28 15:54
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From a lucky rock that wishes for a solid judicial system in China to a Harvard student who exposes false advertisings using her fame and image– it's all trending across China.

Lucky rock

Beijing-based China University of Political Science and Law is at the center of attention for purchasing a huge rock from Mount Taishan in East China's Shandong province as a school head explains that the rock symbolizes a wish for a solid judicial system in China. The cost of 15,000 yuan ($2,451) to purchase and transport the rock was ridiculed by online users as superstitious.

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Li Na

The New York Times reported the reasons behind Li Na's retirement from the Chinese national team in 2002 making a splash in China, namely, that Li was forced by her coach to take steroid pills. But it turned out Li never said it to the reporter, only wrote in her autobiography that she had to take a kind of drug that contained hormones.

False Harvard ad

A Chinese student at Harvard University exposed the false advertising of a study agent, who used her fame and image to promote business. The establishment in South China's Guangdong province, which helps high school students go study abroad, deceptively claimed that Xiang studied there before being admitted into Harvard, and posted someone else's photo on its promotion posts claiming to be her. The picture shows Xiang talking to the head of the agency, who can't recognize her at all.

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Vineyard traps

A private vineyard set more than 2,000 traps to fend off theft in Zhengzhou city, Central China's Henan province. The owner tried mesh screens and dogs, but the moves all proved unsuccessful. Lawyers warned that the owner may be committing a crime if anyone were harmed by the dangerous traps.

Extramarital love

Ashley Madison, an online dating service marketed primarily to married people, launched its service in Hong Kong in traditional Chinese language. Although under heavy criticism, the website believes Hong Kong is a promising market as the area contributed 32,000 hits in 2012.

Hard goodbye

Pictures of a girl unwilling to leave her police father's remains at a funeral ceremony drew sighs and heartbreak among Weibo users. Yan Xiaofei, 32, was killed during clashes with terrorist groups in Kashgar city, Xinjiang province, on Aug 20.

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An elderly woman reported to police that her grandson and her sister's grandson both went missing. After a prolonged search, the police eventually found the two kids playing in a pond covered in mud, perfectly blending with nature.

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  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.