May 15th, 2012

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May Daily Presents: TOP TWEETS



Fighting talk between The Philippines and China, and the Sammi Cheng (郑秀文) and Andy Hui (许志安) love story are among the most talked about topics on China’s Twitter clone, Sina Weibo, on Tuesday.

1. The Philippines has refused to recognize China’s fishing ban in northern parts of the South China Sea, which includes the controversial Huangyan Island. Manila said it will issues its own ban, while the start date and area is as yet undecided.

2. Hong Kong media reported that Sammi Cheng and Andy Hui have set aside three months, from September to November, and plan to register their marriage outside Hong Kong.

3. Some cosmetic products are found to contain an excessive amount of mercury, 60,000 times above the legal level.

4. Zhang Lili (张丽莉), a female teacher in Heilongjiang province, lost both of her legs while trying to save students from a bus that went out of control, outside the school, last Tuesday.

5. Chinese netizens keep a close eye on the 2012 NBA playoffs with heated discussions carried on in internet chatrooms.

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Andy Lau announces his fatherhood on his official site



50 year old Andy Lau Tak Wa finally became a father last week! His 46 year old wife Chu Lai Sin gave birth to a daughter. For days many media outlets waited outside the hospital but Wa Jai maintained his low profile and did not respond to the media announcement of the good news. Wa Jai's fans patiently waited for the announcement, finally yesterday morning Wa Jai on his official site left a message entitled "Everything is fine". Wa Jai first thanked the media and said that he and his wife have already safely returned home. Wa Jai then left message for his fans who were like family to him and happily told everyone that he has completed a week of first level papa course and will turn from boss to old dad. This week he will try to be a good husband and papa. He also revealed his endless joy.

Wa Jai in the past would leave messages on his official site to communicate with his fans. Yesterday afternoon he left a message of "everything is fine". "Safely returned home, just want to tell everyone that we are safe. I didn't include everyone, which everyone can sympathize with. I have received the concern and well wishes of everyone, and I am truly very appreciative. Friends of the media all love me. I have been busy and didn't provide the news that everyone care about right away, I am sorry for making everyone wait. You care but you didn't push, curious but didn't force, I am very appreciated and very touched. Wa Jai."


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