Jin Yong's garden of literature has now become a high-end tearoom/restaurant
A tearoom in Hangzhou and a sacked (or not!) TV anchor are among the most talked-about topics on China’s Twitter clone, Sina Weibo microblog, on Wednesday.
1. Actress Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) issued a statement to deny reports that she had sex for money with disgraced government official Bo Xilai (薄熙来) and billionaire Xu Ming (徐明).
2. The garden-type cultural club — built by novelist Louis Cha, better known by his pen name Jin Yong (金 庸), and later donated to Hangzhou city government in 1996 — has been transformed into a high-class tearoom/restaurant, which has led to widespread criticism.
3. Twelve young people sold their houses and cars to raise more than 8 million yuan ($1.3 million) to fulfill their dreams of touring the world. They plan to visit 200-plus cities in over 60 nations in two caravans.
4. China Central Television (CCTV) denied rumors that it has sacked anchorman Zhao Pu (赵普). Sources said Zhao was not fired but has been suspended from duties for six months because he exposed food scandals about yogurt and jelly on his microblog.
5. The deadly traffic accident in Shenzhen caused by a racing car on Saturday morning continues to attract public attention as family members of the victims suspect the driver currently detained by the police was not the real culprit.