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Trending news across China | Updated: 2013-08-13 11:07

Driver denies murder claim

On Dec 25, 2010, Fei Liangyu was behind the wheel of a truck that crushed to death Qian Yunhui, a village head known for his numerous petitions against alleged abuses by the local government in Zhejiang province. Rumor had it that Qian was murdered by authorities, but Fei has denied it from the beginning. Fei was sentenced to a 3 1/2-year jail term in February 2011 and got an early release on June 24 this year. He insisted Qian's death was accidental, and he wanted to apologize to Qian's family in person.

That's what you call river dining

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Diners enjoy their meals in a 30-centimeter deep river in Chongqing's Beibei district on Aug 11, 2013. Restaurants moved their dining tables into rivers to offer people a cooler dining experience.

Senior sex trade in SW China

Police in Hezhou city, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, busted a prostitution ring on Aug 7. The result of the raid was somewhat surprising, as the four prostitutes were all found to be middle-aged or elderly women. They were lured by a pimp to provide sex services for local seniors at 20 yuan per customer.

Crocodiles on the run

Two Nile crocodiles are still at large on Monday after they escaped from a farm during a forced demolition at Shizhuang village in Xuzhou city, Jiangsu province, at midnight on July 30. Police have warned local villagers to stay vigilant to the ferocious animals.

More grants for postgraduates and PhD graduates

Starting this fall, full-time postgraduates will get student grants of no less than 6,000 yuan ($980) per year, and PhD students will get no less than 10,000 yuan, according to a notice from the Ministry of Finance.

Kung fu kissing across China

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Qixi festival (seventh day of seventh lunar month) falls on Aug 13 this year. Driven by consumerism and commercialism, the festival is also known as Chinese Valentine's Day and has become popular, especially among young lovers. A look at kung fu kissing across China

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