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Trending news across China, Sept 15 | Updated: 2013-09-15 14:52

Retirement dilemma

Only 10 percent of respondents to an online survey favored the house-for-pension scheme, a retirement solution the State Council plans to try in more pilot cities, according to InTouch Today, an in-depth news column on Tencent, one of China's major web portals. How to get a decent retirement was the topic on Sunday.

Li Yapeng cheated?

Trending news across China, Sept 15


Chinese pop diva Faye Wong's sensational divorce announcement remains the focal point of both the public and the media. Li Yapeng allegedly had an extramarital affair, leading to the breakdown of their marriage, according to Southern Metropolis Entertainment Weekly. The topic has generated over 4 million comments on Sina Weibo.

Online king

Trending news across China, Sept 15

Xue Biqun, known as Xue Manzi on Sina Weibo, said his surge in online popularity gave him the delusion that he was a king giving royal decrees when writing back to followers, many of whom turned to him for advice. Xue, a venture capitalist, was in the news recently because he was detained over allegations of soliciting prostitutes. (

Breakup excuses

A girl who passed China's College English Test Level 6 dumped her boyfriend who was still struggling with Level 4. It's just one of the worst breakup lines listed under a trending topic on Tencent's micro blog site. Another excuse blamed the hot weather, demanding a split to cool down.

Street entrepreneur

A college graduate, surnamed Cai, makes at least 15,000 yuan ($2,450) a month, a sum his peers working nine-to-five can only dream of, just by helping people fix screen protectors for their smartphones and tablets as a street vendor in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Yangtze Evening News reported. Shocked Internet users said they should quit and copy Cai's story.

Tearful Mao

Trending news across China, Sept 15

Mao Xinyu, grandson of Chairman Mao, made headlines again after he burst into tears while singing The East Is Red, a revolutionary song, at a news conference for a television series themed on his grandfather. Each public appearance by the junior Mao attracts public interest due to his family background. (

No school intimacy

A high school in Zhejiang province sparked controversy over its student code banning intimate behavior, including acts between same-sex students, especially on public occasions. Students who cross the line will face severe punishment, according to Chunhui High School in Wenzhou. Su Lianfu, the headmaster, said the policy seeks to prevent adolescent love, which is seen as a distraction to students. (

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