Authorities in eastern China recovered the scales of roughly 50,000 tree pangolins smuggled in from Nigeria, customs officials announced on Wednesday.
The bust, believed to be the largest in the country in recent years, took place in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province in late October after a year-long investigation.
Chinese pharmaceutical firm Kingworld Medicines Group saw its shares skyrocket Monday after it was revealed that New Yorkers have been buying a significant amount of its popular cough syrup.
The Hong Kong-listed company’s stock closed with over a 27% increase Monday following an article that was published last week by the Wall Street Journal discussing the popularity of “Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa cough syrup.”
An airport in China seized a bag filled with hundreds of cockroaches that belonged to a senior couple who claimed that the insects were to be used for cosmetic purposes. The inconspicuous package passed through a security checkpoint in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport on Saturday.
Little did the airport security know that the unassuming white plastic bag within the package contained about 200 live cockroaches in it. According to Shanghaiist, one cockroach managed to skitter out of the container, frightening one unfortunate female staff in the process.