In the news this week in China; a woman addicted to shopping who bought 1000 kgs of rice, a steel thief who fell asleep on the job, and a famous house goes under the hammer. Photo: SCMP artwork
In the news this week in China; a woman addicted to shopping who bought 1000 kgs of rice, a steel thief who fell asleep on the job, and a famous house goes under the hammer. Photo: SCMP artwork

Quirky China: shopaholic spends US$31,200 on rice and make-up, police catch thief asleep at crime scene, and home of Cai Yuanpei’s daughter sold

  • A woman who became depressed after her daughter went to boarding school began a spending spree on things like rice and make-up
  • The former home of the daughter of famous Chinese educator Cai Yuanpei sells for US$18.7 million

Topic |   China society
In the news this week in China; a woman addicted to shopping who bought 1000 kgs of rice, a steel thief who fell asleep on the job, and a famous house goes under the hammer. Photo: SCMP artwork
In the news this week in China; a woman addicted to shopping who bought 1000 kgs of rice, a steel thief who fell asleep on the job, and a famous house goes under the hammer. Photo: SCMP artwork
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