Billionaires in China lose their fortunes in IPO frenzy

BEIJING • It took just three weeks for Mr Ding Lieming to ... their billionaire status amid swings in the country's initial public offerings (IPOs). The IPO booms and busts, fuelled by a mix of government intervention and unbridled speculation, are ... ( read original story ...)

Miniature crossbow craze causes alarm for parents in China

BEIJING — Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China — and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials. Several cities including Shenzhen and Qingdao have reportedly banned ... ( read original story ...)

Billionaire fortunes suddenly vanish in China IPO frenzy

An investor reacts as he looks at screens showing stock market movements at a securities company in Beijing. The IPO booms and busts, fuelled by a mix of government intervention and unbridled speculation, are becoming more frequent in China as authorities ... ( read original story ...)

China cracks down on latest fad toy: toothpick crossbows

Parents' worries aren't unfounded. A 10-year-old in Xinjiang, west China was hurt by a toothpick crossbow in his right eye last Sunday, resulting in an irreversible eyesight loss, reports the local Urumqi Evening News. Easy access According to state media ... ( read original story ...)

China’s authorities tighten noose around online video content

China's internet shares tumbled after news of the unusually harsh clamp down spread, with Weibo Corp's down 6.1 percent, while SINA Corp, which has a stake in Weibo, fell 4.8 percent. That amounted to a combined $1.3 billion knock to the market value of ... ( read original story ...)