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An education policy enacted six years ago means that only half of junior high students in China can go on to get academic degrees in the country, and many parents don’t like those odds.


A brazen man in China has been heavily criticised on mainland social media after he demanded US$280 to return a mobile phone he found in a restaurant to its owner.

There has been outrage on mainland social media after it emerged that a negligent nanny, whose actions resulted in the death of a two-year-old girl, is counter-suing the child’s grieving parents for defamation.

China’s famous Haidilao hotpot restaurant chain has come under scrutiny after a waiter performed a provocative dance with a female customer that left some customers feeling uncomfortable.

Two years since China passed education reforms to lower schoolwork burdens and reduce inequalities in education outcomes, the divide only appears to have grown wider and deeper.


A jobless, disgruntled man in China, who admitted he was out to kill when he threw a brick from a high-rise building which took the life of a woman on the street below, should face the death penalty, say prosecutors.

Rural China vlogger and top online personality, Sister Yu, is often described as a “combative” version of one-time internet superstar, Li Ziqi, thanks to her no-nonsense depiction of rural life in the harsh environs of northeastern China.

A court in China has granted a woman a personal safety protection order after her husband banned her from working and cut off all contact with her friends and family.

A woman in China almost had to fork out US$60,000 to pay a restaurant bill after she accidentally included the food ordering QR code on her social media account.

A devoted new father in China has been praised on mainland social media for holding a care-strategy meeting with his family to ensure that his wife was tended to properly after giving birth.

Mainland social media has been outraged by a father in China who imposed a highly abusive study regime on his 16-year-old daughter after she failed to gain admission to a top university.

A young woman in China has lost a legal bid to have her mother punished for years of physical and verbal abuse, but has been granted a restraining order to protect her from future ill treatment.

The notion that a number, a colour, a way of dressing or a mode of behaviour can change your luck in life is centuries old in China, the Post offers a mini guide to some of the most recent derivations of an ancient phenomenon.

A woman in China with a boyfriend 17 years her junior has sparked astonishment on mainland social media after she was caught at Beijing airport using a fake passport to hide her real age.

A young couple in China have been detained by police after engaging in a public bondage role-play session which featured the man in dog headgear crawling along the ground led by woman carrying a whip.

A six-year-old girl in China was ordered by her kindergarten teacher to wash class tableware for three weeks, then expelled after her father complained, in a story that has caused outrage on mainland social media.

A secondary schoolgirl in China who left a note for her mother at a parent-teacher meeting asking her not to be angry because she had not won any awards has been praised on mainland social media.

A man in China has successfully sued an insurance company for failing to honour a “love insurance” policy that promised a payout of 9,995 yuan if he and his girlfriend married within a stipulated period of time.

A superstitious woman in China was told she had less than a year to live by her fraudulent “best friend” posing as an online fortune-teller, who then conned her into buying an expensive talisman and sending monthly payments.

A generous and anonymous donor in China has given a total of US$2.3 million to a charity over the past 25 years, touching the hearts of many people on mainland social media.

A man in China has accused the adoptive parents of his 16-year-old biological daughter of agreeing to her “ghost marriage” after she committed suicide following long-term emotional abuse, sparking an online outcry.

A woman in China is so addicted to eating hotpot from the mainland restaurant chain Haidilao that she has consumed the meal 627 times in the past nine years at a total cost of 270,000 yuan.