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Chinese City Tells Citizens to Fight Bug Infestation By Eating Them

The eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou asked its people earlier this month to help reduce the number of cicadas on the street, encouraging them to harvest the bugs for food.

China Central Television reported that the Landscape Department of Hangzhou asked the city’s 9 million residents last week to help control the large population of cicadas which have been causing too much damage to the vegetation.

Burglar in China Captured After His Getaway Flight was Delayed at Airport

A man accused of stealing phones and watches was nabbed by police after his flight from Hangzhou International Airport was delayed twice on Sunday, according to South China Morning Post.

Police were notified by a Hangzhou resident that his home had been burgled, reporting two phones and a watch missing from his house. The stolen items were valued at 8,000 yuan (approximately $1,200).

7-Year-Old Chinese Gymnast is Way More Ripped Than You

A May report estimated that over a quarter of Chinese children age 7 or above are expected to be obese or overweight by 2030, but 7-year-old Chen Yi has gone viral for his eight-pack abs and big biceps.

At the age of five, Chen, from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, was recruited by a local gymnastics school where he currently goes through intense physical training and only comes home every weekend, according to Shanghaiist.

Jack Ma Thinks Alibaba Will Make Almost As Much Money as The U.K. By 2036

Alibaba founder Jack Ma is confident his company will make its way to the top as the fifth largest economy of the world by 2036, sitting behind only the U.S., China, Japan, Germany and the U.K., respectively.

Ma recently saw his personal wealth, which is mostly based off the value of Alibaba, grow $2.8 billion overnight after Alibaba Group’s value jumped by 13.3% on the New York Stock Exchange last Friday, making him China’s richest man at #14 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.