Ann Cao

Ann Cao

Ann is a media student at the University of Hong Kong.

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Chinese teenager who lost her hair from stress of chasing grades sparks debate about pressure on young people

Doctor who helped 13-year-old girl recover says demands on her to do well at school induced condition.

23 Aug 2019 - 10:09PM

Doctor who helped 13-year-old girl recover says demands on her to do well at school induced condition.

Chinese teenager who lost her hair from stress of chasing grades sparks debate about pressure on young people
Guangdong Radio and Television journalist defends actions after refusing to show credentials at Hong Kong police press call

Local reporters demand to know why she refused to show journalist pass and took pictures of them asking questions.

21 Aug 2019 - 7:38PM

Local reporters demand to know why she refused to show journalist pass and took pictures of them asking questions.

Guangdong Radio and Television journalist defends actions after refusing to show credentials at Hong Kong police press call
Investors fleeced in UN relocation scam to new home in China

Company employee claimed to be ‘president’ of the United Nations, complete with official regalia.

20 Aug 2019 - 10:30PM

Company employee claimed to be ‘president’ of the United Nations, complete with official regalia.

Investors fleeced in UN relocation scam to new home in China
High blood pressure gets sex pest out of jail in China

Man ordered to serve 15 days in detention for trying to kiss a girl in a lift but sentence overturned on medical grounds.

19 Aug 2019 - 10:53PM

Man ordered to serve 15 days in detention for trying to kiss a girl in a lift but sentence overturned on medical grounds.

High blood pressure gets sex pest out of jail in China
Online fury after tutor beats child in class in China

Instructor unleashes anger at boy when he fails to answer a maths question.

16 Aug 2019 - 11:31PM

Instructor unleashes anger at boy when he fails to answer a maths question.

Online fury after tutor beats child in class in China
Hong Kong unrest drives mainland Chinese students to look to overseas universities

While some say they are not worried about violence, others are considering Singapore and other study destinations.

15 Aug 2019 - 10:04PM

While some say they are not worried about violence, others are considering Singapore and other study destinations.

Hong Kong unrest drives mainland Chinese students to look to overseas universities
Tencent Video sorry for message that Typhoon Lekima nearly wiped out population of Chinese province Shandong

Company apologises for any harm caused, saying the error was the result of ‘editorial mistakes’ and it would conduct a review of its work practices.

14 Aug 2019 - 8:00AM

Company apologises for any harm caused, saying the error was the result of ‘editorial mistakes’ and it would conduct a review of its work practices.

Tencent Video sorry for message that Typhoon Lekima nearly wiped out population of Chinese province Shandong
Chinese pop star Lay Zhang Yixing calls off Hong Kong concert over security fears

Studio says it could not ensure the safety of fans at venue near city’s airport, scene of days of anti-government protests.

15 Aug 2019 - 1:50PM

Studio says it could not ensure the safety of fans at venue near city’s airport, scene of days of anti-government protests.

Chinese pop star Lay Zhang Yixing calls off Hong Kong concert over security fears
Thailand considers plan to give Chinese tourists visa-free entry to help boost visitor numbers

Pilot scheme would allow Chinese citizens to stay for up 14 days without having to apply for a visa on arrival.

8 Aug 2019 - 11:00PM

Pilot scheme would allow Chinese citizens to stay for up 14 days without having to apply for a visa on arrival.

Thailand considers plan to give Chinese tourists visa-free entry to help boost visitor numbers
Chinese architects win international contest to redesign Notre Dame’s roof and spire after devastating fire

While proposals are unlikely to see the light of day, US architecture site that ran competition hopes it will prompt French to rethink decision to rebuild Parisian landmark exactly as it was before.

7 Aug 2019 - 10:27PM

While proposals are unlikely to see the light of day, US architecture site that ran competition hopes it will prompt French to rethink decision to rebuild Parisian landmark exactly as it was before.

Chinese architects win international contest to redesign Notre Dame’s roof and spire after devastating fire
Hit Chinese TV show Go Go Squid! investigated for showing map without Taiwan and Hainan

Ministry of Natural Resources says it will look into broadcast of map seen in an episode about a video game tournament last week.

6 Aug 2019 - 4:19PM

Ministry of Natural Resources says it will look into broadcast of map seen in an episode about a video game tournament last week.

Hit Chinese TV show Go Go Squid! investigated for showing map without Taiwan and Hainan
All the bubble tea recipes in China turn up online, but will brands bite back?

Sellers claim to be offering genuine guides from bestselling Chinese chains of the milky, sugar-filled drinks but not everyone is buying.

5 Aug 2019 - 11:35PM

Sellers claim to be offering genuine guides from bestselling Chinese chains of the milky, sugar-filled drinks but not everyone is buying.

All the bubble tea recipes in China turn up online, but will brands bite back?
Chinese broadcaster apologises for male nudity in news report about Sichuan massage parlour workers

Evening news item showed naked man with woman at Chengdu massage parlour – staff’s ‘carelessness, negligence and lack of responsibility’ blamed for airing of scene.

30 Jul 2019 - 7:25PM

Evening news item showed naked man with woman at Chengdu massage parlour – staff’s ‘carelessness, negligence and lack of responsibility’ blamed for airing of scene.

Chinese broadcaster apologises for male nudity in news report about Sichuan massage parlour workers
Chinese millionaire ‘Love Mother’ who adopted 118 children is sent to prison for fraud and extortion

Court in Hebei hears how philanthropist squeezed business rival by sending children from her orphanage – some of whom were disabled – to shut down construction site.

26 Jul 2019 - 10:08PM

Court in Hebei hears how philanthropist squeezed business rival by sending children from her orphanage – some of whom were disabled – to shut down construction site.

Chinese millionaire ‘Love Mother’ who adopted 118 children is sent to prison for fraud and extortion
Uproar in China after study suggests eating chilli is linked to dementia

Storm on social media platform Weibo after research finds that Chinese people aged over 55 who ate at least 50 grams of chilli a day had a higher risk of memory loss.

26 Jul 2019 - 10:08PM

Storm on social media platform Weibo after research finds that Chinese people aged over 55 who ate at least 50 grams of chilli a day had a higher risk of memory loss.

Uproar in China after study suggests eating chilli is linked to dementia
Chinese bullies in viral slapping video apologise to victim after police investigate

Video showed sobbing teenager was taunted and slapped by four former friends in Jiangsu park, Yixing police say bullies’ parents paid compensation.

25 Jul 2019 - 6:06PM

Video showed sobbing teenager was taunted and slapped by four former friends in Jiangsu park, Yixing police say bullies’ parents paid compensation.

Chinese bullies in viral slapping video apologise to victim after police investigate
Chinese student arrested in Tokyo after flatmate stabbed to death

Japanese police say 23-year-old suspect found in possession of bloody blade admitted attack.

23 Jul 2019 - 11:08PM

Japanese police say 23-year-old suspect found in possession of bloody blade admitted attack.

Chinese student arrested in Tokyo after flatmate stabbed to death
Chinese teenager who drove seaplane into car park railing may have bright career as pilot

Schoolboy learned to taxi seaplane by spending weekend watching repair crews at Taihu Lake and his stunt won him the admiration of pilots and the prospect of learning to fly.

23 Jul 2019 - 4:13PM

Schoolboy learned to taxi seaplane by spending weekend watching repair crews at Taihu Lake and his stunt won him the admiration of pilots and the prospect of learning to fly.

Chinese teenager who drove seaplane into car park railing may have bright career as pilot
Chinese clinic under investigation after woman dies following breast augmentation surgery

Woman rushed to hospital after suffering cardiorespiratory arrest during breast augmentation procedure but fails to recover.

19 Jul 2019 - 12:47PM

Woman rushed to hospital after suffering cardiorespiratory arrest during breast augmentation procedure but fails to recover.

Chinese clinic under investigation after woman dies following breast augmentation surgery
China gives school pupils smart watches to track their location using its satellite navigation system BeiDou

The watches send parents their children’s real-time movements, to within 10 metres, in the latest application of BeiDou, the country’s self-developed navigation system that aims to rival the US-developed Global Positioning System.

16 Jul 2019 - 5:33PM

The watches send parents their children’s real-time movements, to within 10 metres, in the latest application of BeiDou, the country’s self-developed navigation system that aims to rival the US-developed Global Positioning System.

China gives school pupils smart watches to track their location using its satellite navigation system BeiDou
The harsh truth of an e-sports ‘dream job’: amid the fun and games, it’s a rough road to the top

‘If you are not at the top of the pyramid, you cannot earn much,’ a 22-year-old professional video gamer says.

15 Jul 2019 - 12:22PM

‘If you are not at the top of the pyramid, you cannot earn much,’ a 22-year-old professional video gamer says.

The harsh truth of an e-sports ‘dream job’: amid the fun and games, it’s a rough road to the top
Mulan’s Crystal Liu Yifei: from ‘fairy sister’ to fierce Disney princess

Better known for her looks than her acting ability, China-born actress has had a mixed career to date.

18 Jul 2019 - 2:32PM

Better known for her looks than her acting ability, China-born actress has had a mixed career to date.

Mulan’s Crystal Liu Yifei: from ‘fairy sister’ to fierce Disney princess
Chinese entrepreneur Zhang Quanling hits out at gender bias of work-family balance

‘I hate the question’ former TV news anchor tells male interviewer, then demands to know if male businessmen get asked the same.

11 Jul 2019 - 9:14PM

‘I hate the question’ former TV news anchor tells male interviewer, then demands to know if male businessmen get asked the same.

Chinese entrepreneur Zhang Quanling hits out at gender bias of work-family balance
Chinese woman caught on camera faking road accident in bid to win compensation

Passers-by watch as would-be victim runs alongside truck, throws herself under its wheels to feign being knocked off her bicycle.

11 Jul 2019 - 4:13AM

Passers-by watch as would-be victim runs alongside truck, throws herself under its wheels to feign being knocked off her bicycle.

Chinese woman caught on camera faking road accident in bid to win compensation
Chinese husband ready to sacrifice cancer treatment so wife and daughter can receive care

Couple realised they could not afford for both of them to be treated for cancer so agreed to draw lots – but the draw was rigged to ensure the wife would continue to receive care.

2 Jul 2019 - 8:53PM

Couple realised they could not afford for both of them to be treated for cancer so agreed to draw lots – but the draw was rigged to ensure the wife would continue to receive care.

Chinese husband ready to sacrifice cancer treatment so wife and daughter can receive care
China’s US soybean and pork imports down 55.3 per cent due to trade war, African swine fever

Reduced orders of agricultural products from the United States could be on the agenda this week at the G20 summit in Japan.

23 Oct 2019 - 3:18PM

Reduced orders of agricultural products from the United States could be on the agenda this week at the G20 summit in Japan.

China’s US soybean and pork imports down 55.3 per cent due to trade war, African swine fever
Shenzhen takes economic top spot – again – but Hong Kong is more liveable, study finds

Chinese think tank puts the southern mainland city ahead of its neighbour on its competitiveness list for a fifth straight year.

25 Jun 2019 - 9:43AM

Chinese think tank puts the southern mainland city ahead of its neighbour on its competitiveness list for a fifth straight year.

Shenzhen takes economic top spot – again – but Hong Kong is more liveable, study finds
Loyal fans of Chinese celebrities left out of pocket by fake online traffic campaigns on Xinyuan app

Legions of fanatics were using the app Xinyuan – now shut down by police – which sold memberships to increase shares and comments for pop idol.

1 Jul 2019 - 10:44AM

Legions of fanatics were using the app Xinyuan – now shut down by police – which sold memberships to increase shares and comments for pop idol.

Loyal fans of Chinese celebrities left out of pocket by fake online traffic campaigns on Xinyuan app
Chinese clinic forced to reassure people HIV vaccine trials won’t give them the virus

Scientists move to dispel fears among social media users after appealing for volunteers to take part in clinical trials.

13 Jun 2019 - 10:37PM

Scientists move to dispel fears among social media users after appealing for volunteers to take part in clinical trials.

Chinese clinic forced to reassure people HIV vaccine trials won’t give them the virus
Chinese programmer shuts down AI project to detect women in porn videos after backlash

Program used facial recognition technology to cross-reference videos and images on pornography sites with user information on social media.

8 Jun 2019 - 11:23PM

Program used facial recognition technology to cross-reference videos and images on pornography sites with user information on social media.

Chinese programmer shuts down AI project to detect women in porn videos after backlash