24 bus stops have gone missing in Nanjing. All 24 shelters were taken from Jiangbei Avenue, along with 23 bus stop signs and four benches. A man named Zheng, who is attached to the Nanjing Public Transportation Group said that they were ‘looking at a well-prepared group of thieves.’ The Nanjing government had built 25 of the 45 bus shelters they were planning for the area. As all but one bus stop has been stolen, developers are hesitant to continue.
‘You use expired meat and as landlord I am ashamed of you,’ read a sign hung outside a KFC in Xiamen. The banner was hung above a closed shop next door to a branch of KFC. As well as the banner there was a smaller sign that asked, ‘What does expired meat taste like?’ Another sign added, ‘We should boycott chicken fed with antibiotics.’ The recent Husi Food scandal is a hot topic in our forums. Join the discussion here.
An armed robber in Zhejiang was stopped by an dancing old lady. The woman, named Li, is more than 60 years old and dances regularly. According to witnesses, she used some nifty footwork to sneak up behind a knife-wielding robber in her son’s jewelry shop. The elderly dancer then grabbed the armed man’s wrist, and a salesman finished the job by shocking the thief with a taser.
‘He was very thin and seemed to be nervous,’ Li said of the robber, who is named Zhou and is 35 years old. Zhou, meanwhile, was baffled. ‘Does she practice kung fu or something? How is she so strong?’ he complained to the police.
Want to join a band? You might find your future band-mates in the forums. New member Damselle is looking for musicians to help her form a Shanghai-based band. She’s a singer who describes her musical taste as ‘eclectic’ and includes Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone among her favourites. Damselle isn’t the only Shanghai Expat member looking for musical friends. Whether you want to find band mates, join an orchestra, or you’re looking for opportunities to perform, make sure to check out our musicians forum to see what’s out there.