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Trending news across China Oct 15 | Updated: 2013-10-15 11:43

Two cabin crew attendants grounded for playing on their phones in flight, and meet the mother-in-law who told her son to ditch his lover because she was too thin – it's all trending across China.

House of bribes

Chen Boyu, a boss of a real estate company in Beijing was sentenced to three years suspended jail after he offered a bribe to a local official in charge of land management for a house valued at 4.08 million yuan, Beijing Times reported.

Chen said he planned to bribe the official with a smaller house valued at 2.8 million yuan, but the official was dissatisfied and asked for more.

Golden glory

Trending news across China Oct 15
People's Daily's news building, with a total cost of about five billion yuan, is being mocked online for its luxurious golden exterior. The color has been likened to the latest golden edition of the iPhone 5S.

Comments ranged from jokes to honoring the building as very special compared to nearby colors and designs, adding a sense of fun to People's Daily, which was always serious in the eyes of readers.

Shoed official

An official who it was claimed online was carried across flooded water to protect his "high-end" shoes has been removed from his post. The official surnamed Wang in Yuyao, Zhejiang province was allegedly carried when he visited village residents in disaster-affected areas.

Thin marriage

A mother has ordered her son not to date a woman she believes is too slim. Jang Xia took his 1.68 meters tall and 45 kg girlfriend to meet his mother for the first time. But Jiang's mother disapproved and said a healthy body is the prime requirement for her daughter-in-law, and Miss Liu was too thin to be healthy. Jiang, not knowing what to do next, said he actually favored slender women. The story was posted by Shanghai Morning Post on Sina Weibo and has been forwarded 24,374 times so far.

Cantonese fumes

Fumes from cooking Cantonese dishes are limited due to their light, non greasy tastes, while smoke from Hunan and Sichuan cuisines with stir fry and peppers are always heavy, Modern Express reported. The news came after an official in Beijing said cooking habits among Chinese in the capital contributed heavily to PM 2.5. Frying triggered high level of PM 2.5, compared to boiled and steamed.

Cabin crew grounded

Two flight attendants have been grounded after they were caught playing on their phones in a photo provided by a Sina microblog user, who was aboard Shandong Airlines flight 4912 from Urumqi to Yinchuan. "The cabin crews have been officially grounded as they violated related safety provisions of the civil aviation corporation and they will do further research and training. .The flight attendants have admitted using their mobile phones during the flight, the case that passengers reflected is true," Shandong Airlines was quoted by Beijing News on Monday.

Yao Ming ATM

At nearly two meters high, the ATM at Huanggu district in Shenyang in Northeast China's Liaoning province has been dubbed "Shenyang highest ATM" by local residents. Some joked it could only can be used by former NBA star Yao Ming as local people are not high enough withdraw money, reported.

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