According to this story, more than a thousand people watched this object over a period of hours. It was at times accompanied by other objects. So it wasn't a meteor, not with a duration that long. The object would appear to be an unknown.
Anyone able to translate? My Chinese is a little rusty. ;-) Seriously, I'd like to know the gist of the story.
If you go thru Google, hit the translate bar on the upper right hand corner.