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Trending News across China on Oct 9

Updated: 2013-10-09 11:55

A young man's selfless act, new flame for Zhang Ziyi, and no more holiday crowds at scenic spots? It's all trending across China.

Man gives life to save girlfriend

A young man died after pushing his girlfriend to save her from an oncoming truck carrying 40 tons on Oct 2 in Xinyang, Henan province. The woman was bringing him home for the first time to meet her parents, reported.

Holiday for scenic spots?

An article posted on called for the country to close scenic spots during the annual golden week. About 175,000 visitors flocked to Imperial Palace on one day during this National Day holiday, raising concerns over the impact on cultural relics, it said. The article was forwarded more than 2,500 times on Weibo.

Chinese actress nominated

Trending News across China on Oct 9

Sun Li, a Chinese actress in Back Palace: Legend of Zhen Huan has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actress for the 41st International Emmy. The awards ceremony will be held on Nov 25. She will compete with, among others, Sheridan Smith, Lotta Tejle, and Fernanda Montenegro.

Flooding after typhoon

Trending News across China on Oct 9

Yuyao, a city in Zhejiang province, is still trapped by floodwater after Typhoon Fitow made landfall early Monday and brought torrential rain, reported. By Tuesday night, food and water were in short supply, and many supermarkets in the city were empty, a local resident said on Weibo.

Expensive holiday

Xia Qiang, a 28-year-old man in Chongqing, received six wedding invitations during the National Day holiday, and he spent all of his 4,000 yuan monthly salary in cash gifts, Chongqing Morning Post reported. His story resonated among web users, and some said having to give cash gifts is more threatening than a tiger.

Zhang Ziyi's new romance

Trending News across China on Oct 9

It seems that newly single Wang Feng, whose divorce announcement came the same day as Faye Wong's but was quickly eclipsed by the latter, has found a good reason to move on. The rock singer-turned-coach of talent show The Voice of China has been reportedly dating A-list actress Zhang Ziyi. Zhang broke up with a TV host in July, when the spark between her and Wang started, Southern Metropolis Entertainment Weekly reported.

Li Ka-shing eyes West

Li Ka-shing, Asia's richest man, is looking to Europe as the next focus of his business empire, as his increasing buying in Europe shows. European assets last year accounted for 51 percent of the total at Hutch, a conglomerate Li controls. Meanwhile, the tycoon is reducing his exposure in Hong Kong, which has long been the base of his fortune, by putting some businesses there up for sale. For instance, he's now considering bids for ParknShop, the supermarket chain that is one of the two largest in the city. (

Sad end for veteran

A female veteran who fought in the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1937-1945) ended up living without electricity or water. Cheng Yingbao, 92, joined the Kuomintang army at the age of 19 and became barren following an injury. The authorities rejected her requests for help, telling her to ask Kuomintang instead for whatever she needed, Liang Wendao, a well-known TV commentator, said on Sina Weibo.

Forest for the temples

Forests have been destroyed for the construction of two temples in Heilongjiang province, meant to cash in on the booming tourism business generated by the forests. Neither of the two projects, coming at the cost of Maoer Mountain in Harbin, received approval. They are being built by the local government of Maoer township and Northeast Forestry University.