1) 王立军双开(Wáng Lìjūn shuāngkāi, Wang Lijun expelled from party and office) – Today, the ex-police chief, former deputy mayor of Chongqing, Wang Lijun was expelled from the Party and local government office. On September 24, Wang Lijun was sentenced to 15 years in prison for bending the law for selfish ends, defection, power abuse, and bribe-taking. Chinese story here.
2) 超萌小萝莉道歉(chāoméng xiáoluólì dàoqiàn, super adorable little girl apologize) – A video of a three-year-old South Korean girl apologizing to her mom for running around and refusing to eat dinner went viral recently. The cute girl repeated “I was wrong and I won’t do it again, I promise” with tears in her eyes. Video and Chinese story here.
3) 女性安全套测试员(nǘxìng ānquántào cèshìyuán, female condom testers) – Some online job ads are looking for female condom testers. All the condom producers interviewed by reporters said that the testing of condoms is conducted only by machines and computers. The ads are believed to be looking for sex workers. Most of the ads required applicants to be under the age of 30 and the highest daily pay is 3,000 yuan. Chinese story here.
4) 苏州豪华公厕(Sūzhōu háohuá gōngcè, Suzhou luxurious public toilet) – A recently-completed public toilet in the tourist city of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province has attracted much public attention. The toilet cost over 1 million yuan and looks like a two-story villa. While people criticized the local government for extravagance, relevant authorities said the second floor is designed as a resting place for over 20 sanitation workers covering nearby areas and every item of expense was budgeted according to regulations. Chinese story here.
5) 北方再迎大风降温(béifāng zàiyíng dàfēngjiàngwēn, North China expects strong winds and temperature drops again) – In the next three days, people in Northern China are to expect sharp temperature drops and strong winds due to a cold front. Chinese story here.
6) 国民党电贺十八大(Guòmíngdáng diànhè shíbādà, Kuomintang congratulated on the 18th congress of the CPC) – The Kuomintang Central Committee congratulated on the opening of the 18th congress of the Communist Party of China yesterday, expecting more exchanges and enhanced mutual trust between the two parties. Chinese story here.
7) 郭晶晶霍启刚 完婚(Guō Jīngjīng Huó Qígāng wánhūn, Guo Jingjing and Huo Qigang married) – The “diving queen” and HK tycoon’s wedding plan made our list two days ago. The private and luxurious wedding ceremony concluded today. Chinese story here.
8）公务员最具幸福感 (Gōngwùyuán zuìjùxìngfúgán, public servants considered the happiest job) - A recent survey showed that the three happiest jobs in the public’s eyes are average public servants, government officials and teachers. What the three jobs have in common is that it’s hard to lose them, which shows how insecure people are feeling. Chinese story here.
9) 何炅王菁曝光(Hé Jióng Wáng Jīng pùguāng, He Jiong Wang Jing public appearance)- He Jiong, the host for a Saturday night talk show recently resigned and a photo of his wife, Wang Jing, having dinner in a restaurant was posted online. It was said to be the first time that the public gets to see the face of his wife as the couple have always been very low-key. Chinese story here.
10) 邓世昌扮演者去世(Dèng Shìchāng qùshì, the actor who played the role of Deng Shichang passed away) – In a movie made over 50 years ago, Li Moran played the role of Deng Shichang, a navy officer who charged his battleship into a Japanese battleship during a Sino-Japan war that started in 1894. The well-known and respected actor passed away yesterday at the age of 85. Chinese story here.
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