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Panda poo makes the world's most expensive tea

An Yanshi, an entrepreneur in Sichuan province uses the excrement from panda bears living in nearby breeding centres to make specialty tea.
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An entrepreneur in Sichuan province uses the excrement from panda bears living in nearby breeding centres to make specialty tea. (Frank Prevel/Getty Images)
Panda dung tea is soon to be the world's most expensive infusion at over $200 per cup.

Japan, China and South Korea in investment deal

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China and Australia sign $31BN currency swap deal

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Chinese virginity promoter seeking a husband online

There's a catch. No sex before, or after, marriage. Good luck with that.

She has gotten tens of thousands of hits on her online ad for a husband.

But so far, no real takers.

I wonder why.

It’s probably not the commitment to pre-marital virginity that scared most potential candidates off.

It’s her commitment to post-marital virginity.

Tu Shiyou, 38, who runs Preserve Virginity, a website dedicated to promoting virginity before marriage, said she is running out of time to find a husband. 

So she turned to the internet to find one, People Daily reports.

She posted the following list of requirements for a husband, among others:

--Priority to a Party member or civil servant

--No premarital sex

--No sex life in the first three years of marriage (This one is particularly interesting. In my neck of the woods, people usually only have sex in the first three years of marriage).

My question is, does this potential husband need to be alive?


Oil prices drop after Saudi supply statement

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Chinese farmer jailed for Forbidden City theft

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McDonald's in Beijing sold expired food to customers

A McDonald's in China was suspended for selling expired food, including rotten cheese that had sat out for hours.
McDonald's french fries sit under a heat lamp at a McDonald's restaurant on April 19, 2011, in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
"All of the germs will die if you just fry the meat in oil."
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