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China sentences ringleader of brutal attack on women at Tangshan restaurant to 24 years in prison

Tangshan attack
  • Chen Jizhi, the 41-year-old perpetrator involved in the brutal assault on four women at a restaurant in Tangshan, China, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.
  • On Friday, the Guangyang District People’s Court in Langfang determined Chen to be the ringleader of a gang that has conducted criminal activities since 2012.
  • He was found guilty of eight charges relating to the attack and other criminal activities and was fined 320,000 yuan (approximately $45,000).
  • The court has also sentenced 27 other defendants involved in the attack with terms ranging from six months to 11 years.

The main perpetrator involved in the brutal assault on four women at a restaurant in Tangshan, China, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison. 

On Friday, the Guangyang District People’s Court in Langfang, Hebei province, determined Chen Jizhi, 41, to be the ringleader of a gang that has conducted criminal activities since 2012. 

Freddie Wong explains why he only eats at Chinese restaurants with 3.5 stars on Yelp

Freddy Wong
  • A TikTok video by Freddie Wong where he explains why he only eats at Chinese restaurants with three and a half stars on Yelp has gone viral.
  • “The easiest way to find authentic Chinese food, assuming you're living in a major metropolitan area, is to go on Yelp and look for restaurants with three and a half stars,” Wong says. “Exactly three and a half — not three, not four — three and a half stars is the sweet spot for authentic Chinese food.”
  • The filmmaker and VFX artist argues that while the service may be worse in such restaurants than higher rated establishments, the food is often better.
  • Wong theorizes that because Asian cultural expectations for service are different, American reviewers criticize authentic Chinese restaurant staff for not being attentive but credit them for their food, which “balances it out.”
  • His video has gone viral on multiple platforms, garnering 6.7 million views on TikTok and 5.2 million on Twitter.

Filmmaker and VFX artist Freddie Wong only eats at Chinese restaurants with three and a half stars on Yelp.

In a viral TikTok video posted to his page, @rocketjump, Wong explains that the best way to find authentic Chinese food is to look for what he calls “the sweet spot” of Yelp ratings.

28 people charged over brutal beating of women diners that sparked outrage in China

28 charged
  • On Monday, 28 people were charged for the brutal assault of four women at a barbecue restaurant in Tangshan, China, on June 10.
  • The accused allegedly had been committing crimes since 2012, including robbery, operating illegal casinos, intentional injury and illegal detention of others.
  • In a separate investigation, authorities said they are investigating 15 officials for corruption involving “evil organizations” that are associated with the attackers.
  • Eight civil servants were detained on suspicion of accepting bribes and offering protection to the defendants.
  • Netizens continue to call for more action toward gender equality and stricter laws and sentences for assailants.

A Chinese court has charged 28 people for allegedly being involved in the brutal assault on four women at a restaurant in northeast China two months ago. 

In the CCTV footage that made international headlines, a group of men were caught on camera violently beating four women at a barbecue restaurant in Tangshan on June 10. A woman can be seen being dragged by her hair, hit with bottles and repeatedly kicked in the head. 

100-million-year-old dinosaur footprints discovered at restaurant in China

CHINA SAUROPOD FOOTPRINTS
  • A restaurant in China’s Sichuan province was found to house footprints of two sauropods that lived in the Early Cretaceous period more than 100 million years ago.
  • The sauropods — specifically brontosauruses — were most likely around 8 meters (approximately 26.25 feet) in length, according to a team of paleontologists from the China University of Geosciences.
  • A diner with an interest in paleontology reportedly discovered the “special dents” in the restaurant’s courtyard on July 10.
  • The site has since been surrounded by fences, and the restaurant’s owner might construct a shed for further protection.

A restaurant in southwestern China has become a site of natural history after a diner spotted dinosaur footprints in the establishment’s courtyard last week.

Located in Leshan, Sichuan province, the restaurant officially houses footprints of two sauropods that lived during the Early Cretaceous period more than 100 million years ago, a team from the China University of Geosciences confirmed.

Chinese restaurant waiters captured on video wrestling a dine-and-dasher in Adelaide’s Chinatown

chinese restaurant wrestles
  • Three men and a woman were captured on video trying to detain a diner who allegedly refused to pay his bill worth hundreds of dollars in a Chinatown restaurant in Adelaide, Australia, on Wednesday.
  • The 33-year-old man has been charged with theft. He is expected to appear in court later this month.
  • Viewers have debated whether it was appropriate for the restaurant staff to have restrained the customer.
  • In Australia, individuals who are not police officers can legally detain another person if he or she believes on reasonable grounds that the person is committing or has just committed an offense.

Chinese restaurant waiters were captured on video wrestling a diner who allegedly refused to pay his bill in Adelaide, Australia.

Three men and a woman can be seen trying to detain the customer in a yellow hoodie outside the Chinatown restaurant on Gouger Street at about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Customer kicked out for not wearing pants smashes windows, doors of Chinese restaurant in Queens

RESTAURANT VANDALISM
  • A man booted out of 4 Choices & A Soup on Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, Queens, retaliated by smashing glass windows and doors at the restaurant on Saturday.
  • The man was reportedly kicked out earlier in the day for not wearing pants and had since returned several times.
  • Restaurant owner Jenny Xie said it was not the first time the man has caused trouble, having allegedly urinated in front of the business and shown up completely undressed on one occasion.
  • Police said the restaurant had earlier obtained a restraining order against the man, who was eventually charged with criminal mischief and criminal contempt for violating the order.
  • Xie said she believes the man has mental health issues and hopes he receives psychiatric help rather than being sent to jail.

A man booted out of a Chinese restaurant in Flushing, Queens, for not wearing pants retaliated by smashing glass windows and doors at the establishment on Saturday.

The incident at 4 Choices & A Soup on Roosevelt Avenue reportedly began at around 4:40 p.m. when the man showed up with a hammer after entering the restaurant with no pants earlier in the day and returning several times after.

Oldest Chinese restaurant in Japan shuts down after 138 years

  • An iconic Chinese restaurant located in Yokohama Chinatown in Japan is closing down after 138 years of business due to struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The restaurant’s main branch began filing for bankruptcy on Thursday and has collected a total debt exceeding 300 million yen (approximately $2.3 million).
  • Serving foreigners who moved to Yokohama in 1884, the restaurant claimed itself to be the oldest existing Chinese restaurant in Japan.
  • The restaurant’s other branches located in Tokyo, Osaka and Kitakyushu will remain open and are managed by a separate company.

After filing for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, Japan’s oldest existing Chinese restaurant, Heichinrou, is shutting down after 138 years of business.

The restaurant, located in Yokohama Chinatown, first opened in 1884, catering to foreigners who moved to the city during the Meiji Restoration. Boasting 138 years of business, Heichinrou claimed itself to be the oldest existing Chinese restaurant in Japan on their website.

Arizona man arrested for robbing Chinese restaurant twice at gunpoint in less than a month

Chinese restaurant robbery tuscan
  • Adam Lloyd Carlson, 45, is accused of robbing Golden Dragon, a restaurant in Tucson, Arizona, in February and March.
  • During both incidents, he reportedly brandished a green pistol.
  • The restaurant’s cashier managed to call 911 during the second incident, forcing him to flee.
  • Carlson is currently being held at Pima County Jail on two counts of armed robbery.

A man suspected of robbing a Chinese restaurant in Tucson, Arizona, two times earlier this year has reportedly been arrested.

Adam Lloyd Carlson, 45, robbed Golden Dragon restaurant at 4704 E. Sunrise Dr. near Swan Road for the first time on Feb. 17 at around 7:46 p.m, according to the authorities.

Pennsylvania Asian restaurant shuts down permanently after owner fatally shoots man who attempted robbery

  • Asian Best announced it would permanently close after a fatal robbery attempt on Tuesday.
  • The robber was identified as 33-year-old Rickey Cox Jr. from nearby Manchester Township.

Asian Best, a Chinese and Thai restaurant in York, Pennsylvania, that was recently hit by an attempted robbery on Tuesday, announced it would permanently close its doors following the deadly incident.

The restaurant announced on Wednesday on its Facebook page that the business, which had served the community of York since 2009, would be closing down after the incident, which left one man dead, according to York Daily Record.

Chinese restaurant receives hate calls over viral videos of worker scooping spilled sauce from floor

Hong Shing Restaurant Canada
  • A Chinese restaurant in Toronto went viral after videos of a worker putting spilled sauce into a bucket outdoors before bringing it into the business circulated on social media.
  • Lin said he wanted to avoid the oncoming vehicles on the road, so he cleaned up the mess as fast as possible.
  • “When he came in, I said, ‘Don’t worry about it, all these buckets have to go,’” Hong Shing owner Colin Li said, adding that quality control was the restaurant’s top priority.
  • Elisha Pommainville, who recorded the videos, encourages the community to support the business, but does not regret sharing the videos.

A Chinese restaurant in Canada received hate calls after a series of videos of an employee putting sauce that spilled on the ground into a bucket he later took inside the restaurant was shared on social media.

Videos of Zebin Lin were first shared on Snapchat by Elisha Pommainville, who was driving by Hong Shing Chinese Restaurant in downtown Toronto when she saw the employee scooping up the spilled sauce from the ground.