Activists rescue nearly 1,000 dogs and cats heading to slaughterhouses in China

Activists from Humane Society International rescued nearly 1,000 dogs and cats from a truck headed to local slaughterhouses in southern Chinas Guangdong Province on June 20.The rescue took place one day before the annual Lychee and Dog Meat festival, which is held in Yulin in Chinas southwest Guangxi province. 2 days ago

Typhoon Merbok hits Hong Kong and southern China

Hong Kong was hit by strong winds and heavy rain driven by Typhoon Merbok. The city avoided major damage as the storm made its way across the region. Elsewhere, flights have been cancelled and school days suspended in the Guangdong province in southern China, as the typhoon moves inland. 11 days ago

Watch five trucks crash in serious traffic pileup

Slippery roads have caused a massive traffic pileup in China. Five trucks in total were involved in the traffic incident. One passenger was killed and three others injured.According to state broadcaster CCTV, heavy rainfall is to blame for the crash. Southern and Eastern China has been suffering from heavy rainfall causing widespread flooding. 13 days ago

Chinese exam authorities use High Tech to catch cheaters taking college exam

Chinese education authorities are using high tech for the Gaokao exam,  the annual college entrance test that many believe could lead to lucrative jobs. High school students have reportedly been cheating by using wireless devices over the years. In 2017, exam centers used metal detectors, wireless detectors and even drones to deter cheating. 9.4 million students took the exam this year.If caught, cheaters can face up to 7 years in jail. 15 days ago

Candlelight vigil in Hong Kong commemorates 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown

Thousands attended a candlelight vigil to commemorate the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing. On June 4, 1989, the Chinese government deployed troops to crackdown on pro-democracy, student-led protests. It is estimated that hundreds, if not thousands, were killed that day, although Chinese authorities have yet to release an official death toll. Organizers estimated that 110,000 gathered for the vigil, while police estimated only 18,000 took part. Hong Kong is one of the few places under Chinese control that such commemorations are allowed. Nearly three decades later, any public commemoration of the protests is still banned on the Chinese mainland. 17 days ago