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Abducted Man Tastes Oysters, Longtime Mystery Unravels

Li Risheng was sold by his mother at age 7—and just found his father, 13 years later

(Newser) - When Li Risheng was 7, he endured one of the most horrible betrayals a child can experience: being sold by his own mother. "It was a rainy day, two of my mum's friends came to our home," Li, now 20, tells Guangzhou Daily , via the South China ... More »

Cobra's Severed Head Bites, Kills Chef

Snake kept functioning after decapitation

(Newser) - A chef killed a snake—but the snake had enough time to kill him back. Chef Peng Fan, of Guangdong Province in China, cut off the head of a spitting cobra as he prepared to dice its body for a soup, the Daily Mail reports. But 20 minutes later, as... More »

6 Hurt in Latest Knife Attack at Chinese Station

Third in recent months; motive unclear

(Newser) - China has been hit with yet another train-station slashing, with multiple attackers wounding six people this morning. It's the third such incident in less than three months, the AP notes; just last week, three were killed at a station in Xinjiang province. Neither the attackers nor their cause has... More »

China Finally Quells 18-Day Uprising Over Landgrab

Local official arrested, 21 more sought by authorities

(Newser) - An 18-day uprising in southern China has finally been squashed by Chinese authorities, ending with nine people arrested and between 30 and 40 injured, reports the Guardian . Residents of Shangpu, a small farming community of 3,000 people, protested after the local Communist Party chief, Li Baoyu, leased an 81-acre... More »

China Smacks Ex-Leaders Dumped in Village Revolt

Party officials fined, expelled for illegal land deals in Wukan

(Newser) - China's Communist Party has punished officials whose corruption angered townspeople in southern China so much that they rebelled against the regime — and won . Two officials from Wukan have been expelled from the party for corruption and 18 others punished, according to state media. The expelled pair will have... More »

Rebel Chinese Village Wins Concessions

Wukan roadblocks lifted, land to be returned

(Newser) - They fought the law and, for now, it looks like they won. Villagers in southern China who rebelled against the Communist Party over a land grab and the death of a village negotiator in police custody have had some of their demands met, AP reports. Authorities have agreed to release... More »

China Police Arrest 2 in Toddler's Death

Drivers could face up to 15 years in prison

(Newser) - Chinese police have arrested two drivers for running over a 2-year-old girl in southern China, then continuing on without helping her, reports AP . The child died a few days later in a case that has attracted huge media coverage and much national soul-searching. Eighteen passers-by ignored the toddler as she... More »

Chinese Hit-and-Run Toddler Dies

Yueyue succumbs to injuries as nation debates tragedy

(Newser) - The Chinese toddler who was run over by two vans and then ignored by more than a dozen passers-by has died. "Her injuries were too severe and the treatment had no effect," said the director of the intensive care unit where 2-year-old Yueyue was treated. The case has... More »

A Million Flee Chinese Deluge

More flooding feared on Yellow River

(Newser) - More than a million Chinese have fled floods in the southern regions of the nation after some of the worst storms in decades. The deluge comes as China is reeling from a devastating earthquake. The situation is likely to get worse in the next few days with expected flooding along... More »

Chinese Woman 'Needled' for Being Female

26 needles embedded by grandparents who wanted a grandson

(Newser) - Chinese doctors have found an astonishing 26 sewing needles embedded in the body of a woman which they believe were inserted when she was a baby by grandparents who wanted a grandson. Some of the needles have pierced vital organs, and a broken one lies in the woman's brain. The... More »

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