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Without 5G, new iPhones may struggle in China’s cutthroat smartphone market

Self-proclaimed iPhone loyalist Sam Zhang must soon decide on whether to continue using Apple’s flagship product or switch to a Chinese-brand smartphone. The X factor: 5G. “I typically use an iPhone model for two to three years,” said 25-year-old Zhang, who has an iPhone 7 Plus and works for a foreign company in the southern […]

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Woman in China tries to suck venom from snake bite, says she saw it on TV

One woman in China learnt the hard way that real life does not imitate reel life after she tried (and failed) to suck venom out from a snake bite. The woman from Guizhou province, known only as Lu, was in the toilet on Monday (Sept 9) when a venomous snake bit her on the foot, reported Oriental […]

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Chinese teen imitates viral video, dies after DIY popcorn maker explodes

A girl in China died from severe burns on Sept 5 after her attempts at imitating a popcorn making trick went horribly wrong. According to Chinese media, 14-year-old Zhou and her 12-year-old friend, Peng, had seen a viral clip teaching viewers how to make popcorn using a drink can. The two then proceeded to do the same by placing corn kernels […]

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Chinese school tells boys to be ‘heroic’ and girls to be ‘tranquil’

A school in southwest China that teaches boys to grow “heroically” and wants “tranquil feminine examples” for its girls has generated a heated debate about sexism. Chengdu Caotang Elementary School in Sichuan province developed a course that teaches boys to build model rockets and girls to knit alongside mainstream subjects such as maths, languages and […]

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China’s Gen Z falling victim to scams aided by one-touch mobile payments

It’s one of the oldest scams in the book – a caller says your son or daughter is in trouble and asks for money to be transferred to an unfamiliar bank account. The surprise is that many people, usually the elderly, still fall for this age-old trick. But a bigger surprise may be that the […]

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Facial recognition technology in China beaten by a nose job

A young woman in eastern China found her life turned upside down when plastic surgery altered her appearance so drastically she was banned from online payment gateways and unable to sign in to work. The woman, who was identified only by the pseudonym Huan Huan, told her local television station on the weekend that her […]

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Safety questions after woman dies stepping off moving bus in China

Police in southern China are investigating the death of a woman who suddenly leapt from her seat and through the door of a moving bus on the weekend. The unidentified woman was confirmed dead at hospital in Fenggang county, Guizhou province, on Sunday after alighting the bus through the rear door which should have been […]

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