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Fuzhou Man Charged for Assault after Alleged Samaritan Act
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Michael
February 21, 2019
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Mr. Yu Zhao, 22

On Feb 17, a Weibo post went viral online on Chinese social media in which a Fuzhou man, named Yu Zhao, detailed the grievances he received from local law enforcement after allegedly performing a  Good Samaritan act.  The post was re-posted 608 thousand times on Weibo alone as of today, and it soon became one of the hottest topics in the whole nation.

Mr. Zhao accounted that he heard commotion and cries of ‘rape’ from downstairs on the night of Dec 26th and went to check, only to find a man (later identified as Hua Li) beating a woman (named Guolv Zou) in the hallway outside her flat.  Mr. Zhao wrote, seeing this, he stepped up and tried to break them apart, when Hua Li turned to attack him.  Yu Zhao fought back and in the tussle one kick landed on Hua Li’s belly which caused bowel rupture, that generated a 50,000 rmb hospital bill and was later verified as a second degree injury in Chinese forensic evaluation system.  Yu Zhao was taken in custody on Dec 29 on charges of intentional assault and spent the following 14 days in a detention center before being bailed out by his girlfriend. (more…)

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Fuzhou Orders Night-time Fireworks Ban as Holiday Nears
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Michael
January 26, 2019
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Fuzhou Fireworks Control Office has recently issued regulations on the use of fireworks as Spring Festival gets around the corner.  Per the code, the use of fireworks at night-time is prohibited in the City proper – including the entirety of Gulou, Cangshan and Taijiang Districts as well as most areas of Jin’an and Mawei Districts.  The ban is to be observed from 10 pm through 6 am during a broader holiday period of Jan 29th – Feb 19th. However, the Spring Fest Eve and Day (Feb 4th & 5th) are exempt from the late hours ban in light of holiday spirit and Chinese tradition. (more…)

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Trial Run Launched on Fuzhou Metro Line 2
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Michael
January 22, 2019
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According to a news release of Fuzhou Government Press Office, Fuzhou Metro Line 2 entered into trial run on January 20th,  about ten days ahead of schedule.   Line 2, as shown on the map in green, is 30.6 km long with 22 stations including an interchange with Line 1 at the Nanmendou Station. It runs across the city from the College Town to Gu Shan, and goes underneath two major rivers in its path.  The test runs without passengers will continue into late April.

The construction of Line 2, which was a $1.18bn contract awarded to China Communications Construction Company, kicked off in 2014 and was scheduled to complete in 2016 per the original plan.  (more…)

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Fuzhou Knife Attack Left 1 Dead and 19 Injured
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Michael
January 15, 2019
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Image by Sina.com

Disclaimer: The story is a strict translation of the news report on Fznews.com, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy or reliability of any information in the news article.  Original report in Chinese can be found at http://news.fznews.com.cn/dsxw/20190115/5c3d25516c188.shtml 

A man went on a stabbing spree on the night of January 14, 2019 at Jinshan area of Fuzhou. According to fznews.com own source,  the suspect was identified a 48-year-old man surnamed Hou, who allegedly killed the boyfriend of his ex-wife around 8:30 pm last night, before fleeing the scene and starting knifing randomly whoever he chose on his way.  It’s reported the first victim was an e-bike rider, whose bike was jacked after being stabbed around Hongjiang Rd.. The stabbings then escalated when Hou somehow moved to the nearby Pushang Avenue and sought revenge on another 18 people on the streets.  According to reports, he went missing after jumping off the Pushang Bridge and the local law enforcement are going all out in pursuit of the suspect. (more…)

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New Six Flags Parks Coming to Fuzhou
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Michael
December 24, 2018
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On December 24, the ground-breaking ceremony was held in Langqi for another major tourism project on this burgeoning seaside resort island off the coast of Mawei.  The project is to comprise three Six Flags Parks –

  • Six Flags Theme Park
  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
  • Six Flags Adventure Park

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Xiamen Airlines Opens Direct Flight between Paris and Fuzhou
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Michael
December 11, 2018
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Fuzhou - Paris Direct Flight Opens 11th Dec, 2018

At 12:30 am of November 11th, a Xiamen Airlines flight (MF825) set out on its maiden voyage from Fuzhou Changle International Airport to Paris, signalling the official launch of the direct air route between the two cities. The new route is in service every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday run by Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

Xinhua News believes the opening of the new route shows that Sino-French cooperation in trade and tourism has become closer and will facilitate the exchanges between France and China’s Fujian, Jiangxi, Zhejiang provinces as well as others, according to Guofeng Cai, general representative of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) in France.

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Parade Float Comes to Fuzhou
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Michael
November 28, 2018
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4th Maritime Silk Road Tourism Festival

Floats, performers, marching bands, mascots ..  they have it all at the parade float as the opening event to kick start the 4th Maritime Silk Road Tourism Fest from Nov. 30th to Dec. 31st.  The parade float is going to hit the road at 7 pm on Friday. A selection of themes revolving maritime silk road, tourist attractions in Fujian, local cultural heirlooms will be on display on a fleet of 16 floats.  (more…)

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6.2-magnitude Quake Hits Taiwan Strait
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Michael
November 26, 2018
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6.2-magnitude quake hits Taiwan Strait

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit areas near the Taiwan Strait at 07:57 am Monday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter was monitored at 23.28 degrees north latitude and 118.60 degrees east longitude.  The quake struck at a depth of 20 km, the CENC said in a statement. A series of tremors were detected at 3.6-, 3.4-, 4.5- and 3.8-magnitude following the 8 am seismic event.  No casualties have been reported at the time of writing.  Earthquakes are of frequent occurrence in Taiwan Strait but most are minimal at magnitude and usually cause little to no damage.

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Fuzhou Blasts Crackdown on Unlicensed Educational Institutes
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Michael
November 25, 2018
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Fuzhou Blasts Crackdown on Illegal Schools

On November 23rd, Cangshan District and Taijiang District started enforcing the directive to close down unlicensed training schools/centers caught in the previous two stages of inspection this year.  The first stage is set from end of May till June 15th, when special inspection teams are formed and intelligence is gathered. The 2nd stage lasts from June 15th to July 20th, when the inspection teams get down to business and give out red cards to all the illegal operators.  According to Fujian Education TV, a total of 10 inspection teams were dispatched and 31 training schools/centers were ordered to suspend operation in Gulou District alone at this stage.  “All that have not acquired valid licenses is not allowed to run their business”, said Mr. Zhang, the deputy director of Private Education Sector of Gulou District.  According to PRC Private Education Promotion Law,  all private schools/centers are required to obtain Registration from the Industry and Commerce Department and Operational License from the local Education Bureau.  However, the process of getting an operational license is often criticized as being not only laborious but also expensive, which breeds non-compliance. This opinion is echoed by a proprietor of YoLe, a private piano training institute in Gulou District on one of the raid days July 20th.  (more…)

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Fuzhou to Add Direct Train Service to Guangzhou in July
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Michael
June 13, 2018
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Guangzhou

China will update its national train operation diagram from July 1st, 2018 in order to bring more routes and efficiency to the rail network. The highlight for Fuzhou residents will be an addition of direct trains to Guangzhou – the capital city of neighboring Guangdong province. A ride from Fuzhou to Guangzhou will take exactly 6 hours and vice versa. (more…)

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