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Pink grass field in China enchants tourists

A grass field in Shanghai has become a tourist attraction, due to its special pink color.

The unique color is from the plant muhlenbergia capillaris, more commonly known as pink hair grass. It was planted by a Guangdong businessman to decorate parks and private properties in the city, according to ChinaFotoPress. (Photos taken on Oct 13)

beijing smog so bad that government is broadcasting virtual sunrise on immense LED screens.

cacotopian future-present.

edit (via androidnoises): No, Beijing residents are NOT watching fake sunrises on giant TVs because of pollution Over the weekend, a story that originated on the smut-ridden UK-based Daily Mail went viral among major media outlets across the world. Time, CBS, and the Huffington Post were among the dozens of online news media who published stories about Beijing residents flocking to giant TV screens to see fake sunrises during heavy pollution last week. Most of these stories were accompanied by the same photo of a massive TV screen in Tiananmen Square with a sunrise appearing on it. In truth, that sunrise was probably on the screen for less than 10 seconds at a time, as it was part of an ad for tourism in China’s Shandong province. The ad plays every day throughout the day all year round no matter how bad the pollution is. The photographer simply snapped the photo at the moment when the sunrise appeared. Look closely, and you can even see the Shandong tourism logo in the bottom right corner. The photo was credited to ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images, so a Daily Mail reporter did not take it. In fact, Daily Mail reporter James Nye, who apparently quoted a traffic coordinator in Beijing, lives in New York City, according to his Twitter profile. CBS went so far as to copy that quote. The quote, in which the man complained about the pollution, originally came from an unrelated Associated Press story published a day earlier. Yes, Beijing is polluted, as we at Tech in Asia have also been critical of, but this story is complete bullshit. International media should be embarrassed for not taking even a moment to second guess the Daily Mail, one of the least reputable news sources in the UK.

Workers prepare for the monolithic movement of a historic site in Changdi Street, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China on March 9th 2016. The historical site was used as a voluntary fire headquarters in the early Republic of China. The building will move 90 metres to the east on concrete rails so that the original location can be redeveloped. Credit: Getty Images/ ChinaFotoPress

Chinese Celebrate The Lantern Festival

People take part in the traditional dragon dance in the molten iron on February 24, 2013 in Dazhou, Sichuan Province of China.

The dragon dance in the molten iron, ‘Wu Huo Long’ in Chinese, is a traditional custom to celebrate the Lantern Festival.

The Chinese Lunar New Year also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day.

2013 is the Year of the Snake according the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese Zodiac.

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China Issues Yellow Fog Alert

A cyclist rides along a road as heavy fog engulfs the city on January 14, 2013 in Fuyang, China. China’s meteorological authority issued a yellow alert for fog on Sunday.

A thick fog continued to shroud central and eastern parts of China, leading to flight delays and expressway closures last weekend.

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A giant panda dozes in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding on February 16th 2016 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The centre was set up in the 1980s in response to 250 wild giant pandas dying of starvation. Pandas need to eat half their own body weight in bamboo every day but are unable to eat the plant when it is flowering. Although the cycle of flowering and dying back occurs only every 60 years or so, all the bamboo in a district flowers at the same time, and then dies back, leaving the pandas nothing to eat. It can take 10 years for bamboo to grow back to maturity. From the facility’s original six wild giant pandas, there are now 113 captive giant pandas. Credit: ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images