New train ticketing rules, new high-speed routes to start pre-CNY

It might seem a bit early to start thinking about Spring Festival, as it’s still more than 2 months away, but new train ticket purchasing rules and high speed lines mean that you’ll need to get your tickets bought earlier than ever.Read More

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220K RMB stolen from Italian expat’s Chinese bank account

Last Thursday, August 21, a Shanghai-based Italian expat identified only as “Rafael” got quite a shock when he discovered 220,000 RMB had gone missing from his account. The account, with an unidentified nationally owned bank in Guangzhou’s Tianhe district, was primarily for an auto parts business Rafael has been operating in Guangzhou for more than 6 years. …Read More

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Australian expat in Dongguan tied up in apartment, robbed

According to a local news report, at 8pm on August 9, a 54-year-old Australian man was robbed at knife point in his Dongguan, Guangzhou, apartment.Read More

American teacher spends 7 months in Chinese jail enduring forced labour

Stuart Foster, a 49-year-old American sociology professor, spent more than seven months in a jail in southern China, where he was forced to assemble Christmas lights for export to the US.Read More

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Odd News: Foreigner in Guangzhou gets harsh sentenced for bigamy

On October 17, a 48-year-old Briton was sentenced to 5 months detention, with a 6 month suspended sentence, in a Guangzhou court for the crime of leaving his wife in the UK and living as a married couple with his Chinese business partner, Luo Ting; who was also sentenced to 4 months detention. The British …Read More

24-year-old Venezuelan man saves woman from river in Guangzhou

According to witnesses, around 3 a.m. Saturday morning an inebriated woman fell into a river in Guangzhou’s Haizhu district after a fight with her boyfriend. Hearing the commotion of the resultant onlooker crowd, a 24-year-old Venezuelan man, Carlos, asked his taxi driver to stop. Though he could not see the woman in the river, he …Read More

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Two British women stuck in China after argument at Guangzhou shop

Months after a slipper deal turned into a violent row at a Guangzhou shoe merchant, two London women remain stranded in China in legal limbo.Read More

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Avoid Guangzhou train station, 80,000 stranded after landslide

Heavy rains have caused landslides in northern Guangdong province, forcing the suspension of train service out of the Guangzhou Railway Station and stranding tens of thousands.Read More

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New U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou to open soon

As of July 23, 2013, the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou will complete its move to its new location in Zhujiang New Town. Read More

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Laowai loses $20K, dignity to 50-year-old hooker

The Shanghaiist reports that after a night of heavy drinking an unidentified foreigner in Guangzhou chose the wrong prostitute to haggle with. After haggling for a while with the 50 year old woman, the two cut a deald for 500 yuan and were seen leaving together in a taxi and checking into a nearby hotel. …Read More

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China’s first-tier cities barely suitable for living, report says

Despite a strong showing in the “Top 10 attractive cities to foreigners” list, a new report indicates that no Mainland first-tier cities are suitable for habitation. The report on China’s urban competitiveness, from Chinese think tank the National Academy of Economic Strategy under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, states that the metropolises of Beijing, …Read More

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Laowai in Guangzhou kick off event for lesbians in the city

According to a post over at The Nanfang, Guangzhou is about to get a brand new event catering to the city’s LGBT community, specifically the ladies.Read More

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