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How did a posh wedding and grilled fish help make a billionaire?

Inspiration can come in many forms. Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney has often told that the melody for his smash hit Yesterday came to him in a dream. Sir Isaac Newton might never have concocted his laws on gravity were it not for a falling apple. And without the smell of grilled seafood and the gentle ...

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Chinese man caught stealing coins tossed for luck into pond

A jobless man has been placed in police detention for 10 days for stealing coins tossed into a pond for good luck in southwest China, according to a news website report. The man was caught by security staff on Wednesday at the tourist attraction in Yushui village near Lijiang in Yunnan province, ...

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Chinese security guards rescue boy held hostage by knifeman

Two security guards in southwest China have been lauded as heroes after rescuing a young boy held hostage by a knifeman who tried to rob him. The guards, Zhu Jiang and Wang Jiahui, subdued the knife-wielding man in Xishui county in Guizhou province last month. Surveillance footage of the ...

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Chinese woman has a narrow escape as river wipes out bridge

A woman in southern China had a lucky escape this week when a makeshift bridge she was using to cross a river was washed away by a surge of water, mainland media reported. The incident happened about 11am on Monday in the village of Lishui in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, and was caught ...

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Anger over graffiti on the Great Wall of China

Widely shared photos showing Chinese, English and Korean graffiti on the most visited section of the Great Wall have sparked anger among Chinese social media users. The photographs were published on Monday by the state-run Global Times on its Weibo social media account. The pictures were taken ...

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Thousands get free meal after man recovers US$45,000 diamond ring

A Chinese businessman bought 5,000 bowls of spicy noodles for passers-by in the southwestern city of Chongqing after recovering a lost engagement ring. The Guangzhou native surnamed Wang travelled to Chongqing on Sunday to propose to his girlfriend, but he left his bag, which contained the ...

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Police investigate abuse charges at school for autistic children

Police in Beijing are investigating claims that children with autism were mistreated by their teachers at a specialist learning centre in the city, local media reported. The incident came to light last week after video footage appeared online of two teachers from the Senxi Education centre in ...

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