PRD Today is our daily summary of news and links from around the Pearl River Delta and beyond.
On May 3, 3,000 participants took part in the Guangzhou Youth Wet Run mini-marathon, an ebullient activity not unlike the Color Run in Shenzhen, but with more wet T-shirts.
Sign o’ the Times: there are 20 new large-scale shopping malls set to open in Shenzhen, with half of them planned in Longhua. With an eminent collapse to China’s real estate market long rumored, some have pointed to the construction of skyscrapers as the harbingers of an economic downturn. Maybe time to switch to shopping malls?
A collision between a vessel and a container ship in Hong Kong harbor near Po Toi Island early this morning has resulted in the disappearance of eleven people. More than 10 ships from Guangdong have joined in the search.
A Shenzhen subway car operator jumped to his death from the subway headquarters building in Futian early yesterday morning. In a suicide note, the victim reveals he was suffering from serious illness and couldn’t bear the pressure of trying to purchase a home.
The latest Chinese internet sensation are pictures of a young girl wearing traditional Han clothing while posing outside among peach blossoms. Exasperatingly termed a “loli” (SFW), this young girl has been deemed a “goddess of Han clothes”, and what you see is what you get.
Super-size me: To accommodate growth, Dongguan will create 25,119 new positions for students entering its schools this year, a total increase of 11.69%.
Having not been on the job for even a week, Dongguan worker Ma Haiwa is suspected of killing his boss, Du Yanhong. Ma allegedly stabbed Du three times over a dispute about Ma’s working arrangements. Ma current whereabouts are unknown, and is wanted by police.
A street cleaner was killed in a hit-and-run accident yesterday on a road in Bao’an District, Shenzhen.
Sign o’ the Times, Part Two: A man was photographed posing for pictures while standing upon the head of a statue depicting famous Communist leader and martyr of the Cultural Revolution, Liu Shaoqi. Some people online have mentioned Liu suffered much worse in real life.
A train inspector was killed in Shenzhen when struck by train No.1203 after he reportedly violated safety regulations and wandered too close to the track.
“That’s my secret: I’m angry all the time”: Tonight at 10.22pm (22.22) on CCTV-6: The Avengers, dubbed in Chinese with subtitles. Tune in to hear how Loki’s dialog of “being burdened with glorious purpose” comes off in Chinese.
I can feel your every tremble in my arms: from May 10-16, admission to the Guangzhou Provincial Earthquake Science Museum will be free to the public. Visitors will learn earthquake survival techniques, how to make emergency preparation kits, and experience virtual earthquake simulations. No reservations required; located in Huanghuagang Park.
Rain expected to persist until Tuesday. Stay warm.
Photo: GMW, Weibo, People‘s Daily Online