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Din Tai Fung founder dies at 96: Yang Bing-yi, “passed away peacefully” on Saturday, according to a company statement. The caused of death has not been released and his family is asking for privacy while they plan the funeral. Yang mmigrated from China to Taiwan when he was 20 “with 20 dollars in his pockets” before starting his soup dumpling empire. Din Tai Fung received a Michelin Star in 2009 and now has 170 locations around the world. (Source: CNN, CNA)


World’s oldest known flush toilet unearthed in China. The world’s oldest flush toilet may have been discovered by archaeologists in China. During the summer last year, a research team at the Yueyang archaeological site in the Chinese city of Xi’an found parts of the 2,400-year-old lavatory and a bent flush pipe, local news outlets reported.

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