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Chinese hospital seeks virgins’ blood for medical research

A Chinese hospital’s request for blood from healthy female virgins for use in medical research has been condemned as insulting to women, state-run media reported Monday. The Peking University Cancer Hospital said it needed the blood of 100 female virgins aged from 18 to 24 years old for studies on…

Mike Tyson doesn’t get Chinese Internet jokes

Boxing legend Mike Tyson is keen to up his profile in China but is struggling to get to grips with the country’s sardonic sense of humour, judging by his online “weibo” debut. The former world heavyweight champion opened a verified account on the Twitter-like Sina Weibo service on Monday, and…

5 die in 33-foot sinkhole that opened up in China

Five people died when a 10 metre (33 feet) wide sinkhole opened up at the gates of an industrial estate in Shenzhen, the southern Chinese boom town neighbouring Hong Kong, local authorities said Tuesday. The Shenzhen Longgang district government said on its verified page on Sina Weibo, China’s version of…

China detains general’s son on suspicion of gang rape

China has detained the 17-year-old son of a general on suspicion of involvement in a gang rape, reports said Friday, the latest allegation against the privileged children of officials to spark public outrage. Li Tianyi, the son of general Li Shuangjiang — a popular singer and household name in the…

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