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Trending news across China | Updated: 2013-08-08 16:23

Trending news across China The 5th anniversary of the Beijing Olympics in 2008 is part of what's trending on August 8, including news that house prices in Beijing have rocketed so much one man tried to rob a bank, groceries are cheaper in the US, and taxi drivers forced to display a family photo.

Trending news across China A 32-year-old software developer stood trial in Beijing for trying to rob a bank to get money to buy a house and get married. Beijing's house prices have seen rapid growth to the point one person considered holding up a bank. He now faces a new home behind bars.

Trending news across China Chinese business magnate Pan Shiyi caused a sensation on Sina Weibo after he questioned why the prices of vegetables, fruits, and dairy products are cheaper in the United States than in China.

Trending news across China Tianshan Mountain's kung fu show, that attracts representatives from different schools of martial arts, has come under fire with many branding it just a commercial campaign, without practical skills, and an audience member nearly defeated a master of Kongtong school on Tuesday.

Trending news across China Taxi drivers will now be required to put a family photo in their car in Lianhu district of Xi'an city, Shaanxi province sparkingcontroversy. Drivers need to pay 25 yuan to have the photo frame installed.

Trending news across China Many regions in China have been suffering from high temperatures for weeks, and the latest news is that nearly 66 hectares of tea plantations were scorched in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, which is famous for its West Lake longjing tea.

Trending news across China Bicycles, including the folding type, are not allowed on trains, according Beijing Railway Station Sina Weibo.

Trending news across China Beijing police arrested hundreds of people overnight over allegations of an online fraud scheme.

Trending news across China China's domestic sportswear industry is finally showing signs of recovery after nearly two years of massive oversupply, and industry watchers are betting that ANTA Sports Products will be first out of the blocks.

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Trending news across China A two-legged poodle in Xining in northwest China's Qinghai province has become a hit on the Web after its owner invented a mini wheelchair for the dog to help it walk again.

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