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China's Advice to Citizens: Don't Pick a Stripper Name

Those who want an English name should avoid Sugar, Satan, other bad choices

(Newser) - Thank you, BBC , for directing us to perhaps the most useful thing we've seen this week: a tutorial for Chinese people on a quest to pick an English-sounding name. According to CCTV's appropriately labeled "Tips for Chinese choosing an English name," native English folks are "... More »

Boy, 9, Loses Arm Trying to Feed Zoo Bear

Child had stuck arm through cage to try to feed the animal

(Newser) - A bear in central China has bitten off the arm of a 9-year-old boy who tried to feed it through its cage, state media and a doctor said today. The attack happened yesterday afternoon at Pingdingshan Hebin Park in Henan province, which has a zoo inside. The boy managed to... More »

$84M Lotto Check Collected by Guy in Bear Suit

Winner of China's 3rd-biggest jackpot dodges freeloaders

(Newser) - A guy who can now afford a lot more than just the bare necessities of life turned up in a bright-yellow bear suit to collect a lottery prize worth $84.4 million. The 520 million yuan jackpot the Shanxi province man collected is the third biggest in Chinese history, reports... More »

Hong Kong Cops Take Down Protest Barricades

Protest leaders issue call for help

(Newser) - Hong Kong police have removed some barricades used by pro-democracy protesters who have been occupying main roads in the Asian financial center for more than two weeks. Officers started taking away unmanned metal barricades and plastic safety barriers at the edges of the city's Central financial district at 5:... More »

China Thinks It's Spotted 'Putin's Tiger'

Russian prez helped release Kuzya into the wild in May

(Newser) - In May, Vladimir Putin helped release three rare Siberian tigers into the wilds of Russia's remote eastern Amur region. Now, after reports last week that one of them had crossed over into China (the New York Times called it a "territory grab"), Beijing is confirming the presence... More »

Chinese Cops Bust Poet Over Umbrella

Item confiscated from Wang Zang's home amid Hong Kong protests

(Newser) - A Chinese poet could reportedly face three years in prison, and it's all because of an umbrella. Wang Zang posted a picture of himself online holding an umbrella—and, it should be noted, sporting a one-fingered salute—after said rain shields, also used to block tear gas, became a... More »

How to Reach World's Biggest Cave Chamber: Swim

Miao Room chamber can only be accessed via an underground stream

(Newser) - Cave-measurement contests may not get the average Joe's adrenaline pumping. But for an international team of scientists who toiled deep underneath the mountains in Guanxi, China, in 2013, new figures obtained via laser mapping have confirmed that the Miao Room chamber—a gigantic cavern that's part of the... More »

Acupuncture Needle Pulled From Guy's Stomach After 40 Years

He'd received the treatment for pain in 1974

(Newser) - It was 40 years ago that Xu Long had acupuncture to relieve stomach pain, and "the pain stopped immediately," he tells Central European News. But the treatment appears to have come with some serious complications. Xu had more recently been suffering from new pains in his back and... More »

Talks Called Off as Residents, Protesters Clash in Hong Kong

Student activists say they can't trust government

(Newser) - Pro-democracy protesters called off talks with the government on political reforms today after mobs tried to drive them from the streets where they have held a weeklong, largely peaceful demonstration. The protesters urged residents to join their cause and demanded that the police protect their encampments. The Hong Kong Federation... More »

Hong Kong Leader's Kid Brags About Diamonds

22-year-old taunts taxpayers, says they're funding her beautiful wardrobe

(Newser) - Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung, facing heavy criticism from pro-democracy protestors who are threatening to storm government buildings, now has another fire to put out. His 22-year-old daughter appears to have posted some incendiary comments on Facebook in which she taunts "all you HK taxpayers" for funding her... More »

China Warns of Hong Kong 'Chaos'

Pro-democracy protesters deliver ultimatum

(Newser) - China's ruling party mouthpiece has warned of "chaos" and expressed strong support for Hong Kong's embattled leader in his faceoff with pro-democracy protesters who have threatened to occupy government offices unless he steps down by the end of today. The People's Daily said in a commentary... More »

Hong Kong: World's Most Polite Protesters?

Sources say authorities have decided to wait protests out

(Newser) - After a feared crackdown never materialized, thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained on the streets of Hong Kong for another day today as China marked the National Day holiday. Even as the numbers of protesters blocking key parts of the city swelled, one of the things that most surprised the world'... More »

Things Could Intensify in Hong Kong Tomorrow

Chinese National Day holiday could usher in 'tipping point'

(Newser) - Pro-democracy protesters continued to block key roads in Hong Kong today, and while the mood has remained peaceful, some expect a showdown with police is looming ahead of tomorrow's Chinese National Day holiday. Workers have the day off, which could make for larger gatherings. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung... More »

'Umbrella Revolution' Paralyzes Parts of Hong Kong

But riot police have largely been called off

(Newser) - Defiant pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have expanded their protests after police used tear gas and other heavy-handed tactics to try to clear them from the streets yesterday. "Occupy Central" protesters—many of whom camped out on the city's main roads overnight—have occupied key districts of the... More »

Hong Kong Cops Lob Tear Gas at 'Occupy' Protest

Police warn of 'higher level of force' if protesters don't disperse

(Newser) - Hong Kong police used tear gas today and warned of further measures as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters who had gathered outside government headquarters in a challenge to Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the semiautonomous city. After spending hours holding the protesters at... More »

Noodle Vendor's Secret Ingredient: Opium Poppy

He wanted customers to come back again and again

(Newser) - What keeps diners coming back again and again? Addictive drugs hidden in the food, apparently. China says it has jailed a noodle vendor for 10 days after he admitted to lacing his grub with powder ground from the poppy plant, used to make opium, CNN reports. The man, identified as... More »

Report: 130 Chinese Firms Export Torture Gear

Amnesty International identifies 'intrinsically cruel' equipment

(Newser) - Chinese firms are widely and in many cases "openly" distributing devices that can readily be used for torture, Amnesty International says in a new report. The number of companies involved has surged from 28 to more than 130 in the past decade, the activist organization notes, and most of... More »

What Will Happen at Today's UN Climate Summit?

125 world leaders convene in NYC to rally for new climate initiatives

(Newser) - Today's UN climate summit in New York City will draw together 125 nations in a massive, one-day precursor to Paris talks next year aimed at an overarching agreement, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on world leaders to show up with "pledges of action," the BBC... More »

Investors Love Alibaba: It Passes Facebook's Market Value

It opens 35% higher than IPO price

(Newser) - Alibaba's long-awaited debut on the New York Stock Exchange hasn't disappointed. The Chinese e-commerce behemoth opened at $92.70 per share, about 35% above its IPO price of $68, reports USA Today . The frenzied demand pushed the company's market value to $228.5 billion, ahead of even... More »

Biggest IPO Ever: Chinese Dynamo Alibaba Sets Price

At $68 per share, e-commerce giant will raise at least $22B

(Newser) - Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse , is ready to strike it rich on the New York Stock Exchange. The company priced its initial public offering of stock at $68 per share today, the top end of the expected range, setting the stage for what is expected to be the biggest ever... More »

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