You Wont Believe This: Chinese Woman Rents Boyfriend For $264


What happens when you need a boyfriend for the day? There’s a site that’s got you covered. Melanie Lee, a blogger for Alibaba gave Taobao, a Chinese online marketplace with a Rent-A-Boyfriend section, a whirl. And, lucky for us, she spilled her story (with photos!) to Business Insider.

Here’s what you must know about how her daylong “date” went down.

His Look:
When she met her BF for the day she described the 30-year-old as average. “To me he looked like he could be the world’s nicest guy, or canniest serial killer.” Which in the world of fake companions, sounds about right. Continue reading

76 Killed In North East China Flood

Fushun, China

A river flood triggered by torrential rains has killed 76 people in a northeast Chinese city, state media says.

The official Xinhua News Agency said a memorial service was held on Saturday in the city of Fushun for the victims.

It said another 88 people remained missing as of Friday. Continue reading

FG Secures $500m Loan From China For Construction Of Airport Terminals

President Goodluck Jonathan with China's President Xi Jinping

President Goodluck Jonathan with China’s President Xi Jinping

The Federal Government has finally signed a $500m loan agreement with China for the construction of four international airport terminals in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano.

The loan, which was one of many agreements and Memorandum of Understandings signed by both countries, was approved in Beijing on Wednesday as President Goodluck Jonathan formally commenced a two-day state visit to China. Continue reading