SHANGHAI -- A Chinese philanthropist known for his populist gestures has pledged to give domestically made cars to more than 40 people whose vehicles were damaged in widespread anti-Japan protests last month.
The protests erupted in cities across China last month over a dispute involving islets in the East China Sea, with some demonstrators targeting Japanese-brand cars.
Tycoon Chen Guangbiao, dressed in a lime-green suit and matching tie, on Wednesday showed off the dozens of Chinese-made Geely-brand replacement cars which he bought for a total of more than 5.0 million yuan ($794,000), state media said Thursday.
Some 43 people whose cars were damaged can swap their Japanese brands for the Geely vehicles to show their patriotism.
China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters )
Shukan Post (May 24) conveys the difficulties experienced by other parts of the adult-entertainment biz in servicing customers from the communist nation.
A deri heru (“delivery health”) call-girl tells the tabloid that she is often requested to arrive at major hotels in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro entertainment areas of Tokyo by Chinese visitors. (Tokyo Reporter)