Traditional, cheap baby meal of fried flour was fed to one-year-old girl by her grand-mother, upsetting her mum, who could do nothing because she is out of work and has no money. Photo: SCMP Composite.
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‘No money, no say’: jobless Chinese mum sad as baby fed fried flour to save cash

9 Dec 2022 - 11:19AM

A jobless mother has posted a video online in which she is seen complaining there is nothing she can do as her mother-in-law feeds her baby fried flour instead of infant formula to save money.

Traditional, cheap baby meal of fried flour was fed to one-year-old girl by her grand-mother, upsetting her mum, who could do nothing because she is out of work and has no money. Photo: SCMP Composite.

‘No money, no say’: jobless Chinese mum sad as baby fed fried flour to save cash

A jobless mother has posted a video online in which she is seen complaining there is nothing she can do as her mother-in-law feeds her baby fried flour instead of infant formula to save money.

9 Dec 2022 - 11:19AM

‘Hardest working delivery driver’ works 17-hour day, only eats once in a shift

A Chinese food delivery worker is hailed online as ‘the most diligent’ after it is revealed that he works 17 hours a day, rarely eats and meets 1,500 orders each month.

9 Nov 2022 - 6:36PM

Share bed ‘in shifts’: 3 men renting tiny flat in China spark cost-of-living debate

A viral video of three men haggling over a tiny studio flat in Shanghai priced at 900 yuan (US$125) per month, sparked a conversation about the cost of living in China.

15 Oct 2022 - 6:16PM
Outrage after revelations takeout driver in China works 17 hour-shifts for 50 US cents an order and eats only one meal a day. Photo: SCMP composite

‘Hardest working delivery driver’ works 17-hour day, only eats once in a shift

A Chinese food delivery worker is hailed online as ‘the most diligent’ after it is revealed that he works 17 hours a day, rarely eats and meets 1,500 orders each month.

9 Nov 2022 - 6:36PM
Trending in China

Share bed ‘in shifts’: 3 men renting tiny flat in China spark cost-of-living debate

A viral video of three men haggling over a tiny studio flat in Shanghai priced at 900 yuan (US$125) per month, sparked a conversation about the cost of living in China.

A viral video of three men haggling over a tiny studio flat in Shanghai priced at 900 yuan (US$125) per month, sparked a conversation about the cost of living in China.

15 Oct 2022 - 6:16PM
Trending in China

Influencer exposes deceptive synthetic foods like fake steak and milk tea in China

The new star of China’s online food scene draws millions of fans of his synthetic creations showing how the country’s food industry cuts corners, but he is also attracting critics.

The new star of China’s online food scene draws millions of fans of his synthetic creations showing how the country’s food industry cuts corners, but he is also attracting critics.

6 Oct 2022 - 11:10AM

Woman presents life’s sweet moments taking care of mother, 102, with Alzheimer’s

A mother-daughter trying to navigate Alzheimer’s and sharing tender moments together have grown into popular figures on mainland Chinese social media.

3 Oct 2022 - 6:00PM
Woman presents life’s sweet moments taking care of mother, 102, with Alzheimer’s

‘Don’t underestimate kids’: school’s outdoor kitchen teaches life skills praised

As China’s mandatory life skills curriculum starts this month, a video of children preparing and cooking food at an outdoor kitchen built at one school has gone viral on social media.

1 Oct 2022 - 6:00PM
‘Don’t underestimate kids’: school’s outdoor kitchen teaches life skills praised

Influencer exposes deceptive synthetic foods like fake steak and milk tea in China

The new star of China’s online food scene draws millions of fans of his synthetic creations showing how the country’s food industry cuts corners, but he is also attracting critics.

6 Oct 2022 - 11:10AM

Woman presents life’s sweet moments taking care of mother, 102, with Alzheimer’s

A mother-daughter trying to navigate Alzheimer’s and sharing tender moments together have grown into popular figures on mainland Chinese social media.

3 Oct 2022 - 6:00PM

‘Don’t underestimate kids’: school’s outdoor kitchen teaches life skills praised

As China’s mandatory life skills curriculum starts this month, a video of children preparing and cooking food at an outdoor kitchen built at one school has gone viral on social media.

1 Oct 2022 - 6:00PM
27 Jul 2021 - 12:02AM

In Chinese geomancy – feng shui – water equates to wealth, so you have to be careful not to flush it away in the toilet. Another belief holds that using a toilet too often means you are lazy or a shirker.

4 May 2021 - 4:25PM

Young children have been forced to adapt to some harsh realities in 2020: lockdowns, missing their friends, home learning. They have mostly taken these in their stride. Don’t rob them of Christmas – Santa Claus is coming to town.

4 May 2021 - 4:25PM
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My generation’s upbringing was marked by folklore and the threat of lifelong jinxing, but it made us resilient.

4 May 2021 - 4:25PM

Hong Kong is no place for raising happy pets – soft-touch justice and lack of open spaces can make it a hostile environment.

4 May 2021 - 4:27PM

We don’t always have to eat traditional Christmas food to get into the festive spirit – as long as we are cooking and eating it together with loved ones, that’s a real Christmas.

4 May 2021 - 4:25PM
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Responding to its 2020 census results, China introduced a three-child policy in May 2021 after Chinese mothers gave birth to just 12 million babies in 2020. Photo: AP

Opinion | Long overdue, but what’s next after China cans fines for having too many kids?

China announced at the end of May families could now have up to three children, and last week said they would no longer face fines or other consequences for having additional children.

27 Jul 2021 - 12:02AM

My Hong Kong | Flushed with success: how China views the humble toilet

In Chinese geomancy – feng shui – water equates to wealth, so you have to be careful not to flush it away in the toilet. Another belief holds that using a toilet too often means you are lazy or a shirker.

In Chinese geomancy – feng shui – water equates to wealth, so you have to be careful not to flush it away in the toilet. Another belief holds that using a toilet too often means you are lazy or a shirker.

4 May 2021 - 4:25PM
Flushed with success: how China views the humble toilet

My Hong Kong | Children deserve the truth, but Santa Claus is definitely coming to town

Young children have been forced to adapt to some harsh realities in 2020: lockdowns, missing their friends, home learning. They have mostly taken these in their stride. Don’t rob them of Christmas – Santa Claus is coming to town.

Young children have been forced to adapt to some harsh realities in 2020: lockdowns, missing their friends, home learning. They have mostly taken these in their stride. Don’t rob them of Christmas – Santa Claus is coming to town.

4 May 2021 - 4:25PM
Children deserve the truth, but Santa Claus is definitely coming to town

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