Of 18 batches of rice tested during random quarterly checks, eight were found to contain excessive amounts of the heavy metal. The metal is known as a strong carcinogen, and can cause pathological changes in the kidneys and other organs.
Lingnan Tong, a smart travel card that can be widely used for transportation in Guangzhou and some other cities in Guangdong Province, furthers its coverage to another two cities - Zhanjiang and Qingyuan.
A sample of the powder has been sent for identification, and the consulate has informed the Chinese government. It is unknown whether the powder contained hazardous chemicals or it was just a malicious joke.
In response to increasingly fierce competition in China'a luxury car market, manufacturers have increased investment in dealer training to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty. BMW recently opened a new training center in guangzhou.
Lifeofguangzhou.com picks some of the best Cantonese-style souvenirs for you – including those famous pieces as well as lighter and and comparatively cheap items but still with that defining Cantonese character.