Chinese Restaurant Offers discounts for women in short outfits

A restaurant in China called Jinan hot pot is offering steeply discounted meals to women who wear skimpy skirts.

Female customers whose hems are measured to be 33 centimeters (12 inches) above the knee by the restaurant are being offered a 90% discount on their bill.

In contrast, women wearing skirts or dresses revealing a modest 8 centimeters (3 inches) are only given 20% off their meals.
In what is seen as attention-getting promotions a few restaurants in China have gone far beyond the pale.

One hot pot restaurant in Zhengzhou used a panel of judges from a local plastic surgery clinic to give away free meals to attractive people.

Another eatery in Chongqing offered heavily-discounted and free meals to overweight men. The heavier the men weighed, the higher the discount offered. The promotion flipped the script for women, however — females that weighed less than 34.5 kilos had their meals comped.

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-Shanghaiist

 

Businessman loses $14billion in 30minutes

How would you feel if you lost Sh 20,000 in  a day? I would probably cry and go into a depression because it is alot of money and my day would be totally ruined.

Well how would you feel if you lost $14 Billion? The Chairman of Hong Kong-listed Hanergy Thin Film Power, a maker of equipment for the solar power industry, lost $14 billion in 30 minutes.

Li had become one of China’s richest men on paper after shares in his company nearly tripled in the first four months of the year, with a market capitalization of $40 billion at one stage.

But the company’s shares fell over 42% in the last half-hour of trading in Hong Kong Wednesday, before being suspended by the local market regulator.

The boom in Hanergy’s shares has raised eyebrows. Transparency about the company’s business practices is limited by the fact that most of its sales go to a single company–its parent, the privately-held Hanergy Group.

That has fostered suspicions–denied by the company–that it may be overstating its financial strength.

The collapse appeared to be triggered by Li’s failure to attend the company’s annual shareholder meeting.

In one of the more memorable corporate quotes of recent times, The Financial Times reported a company spokesman as saying that Li “had something to do” instead.

-Fortune 

Chinese women want to look more “western”

Chinese women who are entering South Korea seeking skilled plastic surgeons are undergoing such transformative procedures that they are struggling to get past airport security on their way home.

The extensive surgeries, which can include reducing excess skin in the upper eyelid to make the eyes appear bigger and more ‘Western’, are transforming some Chinese women’s entire faces, rendering them almost unrecognizable.

To combat the issue, some hospitals have resorted to handing out ‘plastic surgery certificates’ – which include the patient’s passport number, the name of the hospital they were treated at and the length of their visit to South Korea – to enable the women to re-enter China.

The women have since been asked to renew their passports to avoid issues while travelling.

Source :Daily Mail

Chinese delegation smuggled ivory from Tanzania

A new report accuses members of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s entourage on a state trip to Tanzania last year of loading an official plane with illegal ivory.

The report released Thursday by the Environmental Investigation Interesting , a London-based international nonprofit, said members of the Chinese delegation bought so much ivory on the March 2013 trip that prices for the illegal commodity doubled up to $700  equivalent to sh 62,000 per kilogram.

The illegal ivory trade has devastated elephant populations in the East African nation. Local traders, quoted in the report, said the contraband was allegedly bundled up and flown back to China on the presidential plane.

In a video released by the environmental agency, an alleged Tanzanian ivory dealer discusses the Chinese deals with an undercover investigator. The unnamed trader said when Xi’s entourage visited, “90 kilos go out, 90 kilos. Half of his plane goes to that business.”

When an investigator asked how he knew, the trader responded: “I know. They buy from us.” The report added that Chinese diplomatic and military staffs, along with Chinese businessmen, in the past have used such visits to purchase large amounts of ivory.

China has not responded to the accusations, but it previously has said it is doing all it can to prevent illegal wildlife poaching. China has vowed to crack down on ivory trafficking.  In a ceremony in the city of Guangzhou in January, officials crushed more than 6 tons of confiscated raw and carved ivory to show their commitment.

None of this would be possible without the cooperation of Tanzanian authorities, said Shruti Suresh, an EIA wildlife campaigner.

“Seeing that there are several tons of ivory going through government posts, past government officials, it is clear that this corruption permeates through the highest levels of government,” Suresh said.

The insatiable demand for ivory, mostly from Asia, has had devastating consequences for elephant populations. Suresh called the decline of Tanzania’s elephant population “dire in the extreme.”

“It’s quite shocking,” Suresh said. “And if we don’t stop this rate of decline, we really don’t know if Tanzania will have elephants in the near future.”

Source : VOA 

Chinese hair set to conquer Africa weave market

Long, black and lucrative: sacks bulging with human hair spill onto the streets of a rural county whose farmers have helped make China the world’s biggest exporter of products made from the material.

As dawn broke over the morning market in Taihe, vendors bringing hairy wares from across China haggled with dozens of buyers, and tempers frayed.

“We have to bargain for hair,” said buyer Liu Yanwen, 35, who sported a buzzcut and arrived at the market at 5.30 am in search of deals.

“We have a factory where we’ll turn it into products for export overseas,” he added, clutching a head’s worth of straight, thick black locks.

Gao Pu, a vendor whose head was also shaved, opened a knapsack containing dozens of bunches of hair onto the ground and declared: “It comes from the heads of ordinary Chinese folks.”

Prices can go as high as 5,400 yuan (Sh78, 000) per kilogram for cuts of 20 inches.

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