? 'Most of the dubious vaccines were used' Most of the problematic vaccines involved in a recent illegal sale case have been used, and flaws in supervision of vaccine distribution are
to blame, officials said at a news conference on March 25, 2016. Shandong police announced recently that they had arrested a mother and daughter alleged to have illegally sold improperly stored or expired vaccines worth more than 570 million yuan ($87.5 million) across 20 provinces since 2011. About 20,000 unused doses of the vaccines have been found so far, and investigations are underway to locate other vaccines, said Hua Jingfeng, deputy director of the Public Security Management Department at the Ministry of Public Security.
? Police uses A4 waistline trend to counter fraud Police have now thrown their weight behind the latest trend of showing off slim waists. But don't panic, it's all for a good cause. After the "A4 waist challenge" – where online users post with A4-size sheets of paper placed in front of their midriffs to show off their slim bodies – went viral, police decided to fill the blank sheets with some social messages. The "challenge", which began in China in February, has seen many, including actresses Yuan Shanshan and Qi Wei, posting photos on Weibo to show off their waistlines. If the waist is completely hidden behind the 21-centimeter paper, it is proof that the person has a thin waist, and a thin waist is often considered a symbol of beauty.
? Imperial dragon robe painted with rape flowers Paddy field painting has become popular around the world, with all kinds of figures, such as Mona Lisa and Mickey Mouse, being their subjects. Here comes the latest creation: Farmers in the eastern China city of Nanjing have created an imperial dragon robe that emporors of Qing Dynasty wore with the brilliantly yellow blooming rape flowers, as well as a pattern of two dragons playing with a pearl.
? Peking duck loved by German president On the first night during his visit to China, German President Joachim Gauck tasted the famed local dish, Peking duck, along with other delicacies in a traditional Chinese courtyard. The restaurant is located in Guijie, a popular food street in Beijing famed for midnight dining and spicy crayfish. The dinner for Gauck was composed of dishes such as fried lion's mane mushroom, sweet and sour ribs, and smoked sausage, reported Beijing Youth Daily on its public account on social networking platform WeChat. Crayfish was not served for reasons of etiquette.
? 澜湄合作: Lancang-Mekong Cooperation ? The inaugural Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting was held on March 23 in Sanya, South China's Hainan province. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with the leaders from Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. ? According to the media, the LMC will contribute to the integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and help build the ASEAN Community through the three cooperation pillars of political and security issues, economic and sustainable development, and social, cultural and people-to-people exchanges.