Trending news across China on Sept 29

Updated: 2013-09-29 11:36


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Multiple-city traffic pass

Shanghai and Tianjin, two municipalities will join another 33 cities for a city traffic pass union in October, which will enable travelers to use and refill their traffic cards in the participating cities. Previously, the cards were only accepted in the city where they were issued. The policy mainly covers the Yangtze Delta city cluster, Central and Northeast China. Voices also emerged about when Beijing would be able to join the group, Beijing news reported.

Sister Furong controversy

Trending news across China on Sept 29

It turns out that Sister Furong, or Sister Lotus, an online celebrity, was able to cause a stir, even if it was in the form of metal. A statue depicting her iconic pose which ignited her online fame for her misplaced confidence was erected at Wusa Square in Shanghai among a cluster of statues meant to promote Hainan Island. One commentary posted on opposed the hype and called for organizers to go back to the essence of art. (

Tourist misbehavior hurts

A Chinese tourist was severely injured after falling from Delicate Arch, a landmark at the Arches National Park in Utah, in the US. The 27-year-old Beijing man fell from the freestanding 20-meter red sandstone formation on Tuesday and was rushed to a hospital, said the park's spokesman Paul Henderson. Specifics about how he wound up in the hospital remain unknown. Climbing the arch is forbidden at the park. (

Fatal contractions

Last year a pregnant woman died after a romantic tryst turned fatal at a hotel room in Guangxi province. The incident happened on October 11, 2012 after the woman, surnamed Wei who was 8 months pregnant and a mother of two, had sex with a man surnamed Yang at a hotel in Hechi city. A local court ruled in favor of Wei's family who had filed a lawsuit demanding that Yang pay 48,258 yuan in compensation. A forensic investigation showed clear signs that Wei had a fatal reaction from her pregnancy before she died. (

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