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Bracing dip

A hearty swimmer dives into a lake in Lianyungang, East China's Jiangsu Province on Sunday where the temperature was only 2 C. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 17:43:40

Fearless dancer

A visitor in a traditional Chinese dress dances on a glass bridge that is 300 meters long and 188 meters high, in Youxi county, East China's Fujian Province. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 17:38:41

Educators told to get hip to Chinese youth

A senior Education Department official amused a meeting of thousands of educators when he rattled off the odd names of video games young people play, telling the audience if adults don't know what t kids are into, they'll never be able to bridge the generation gap.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 17:38:40

Hats with wigs are new fashion trend for makeovers, hiding bald spot

Hats that come with wigs attached of various lengths and colors have become a new favorite on Chinese e-commerce platforms, helping not only men who are follically challenged but women who want to dramatically transform their look.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 17:33:40

Long journey respite

Wei Chuangao and his dog take a break from their 15-hour ride to his hometown in Wuzhou, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to celebrate Spring Festival with his family. More than 3,000 people are expected to ride their small motorcycles for great distances to get home in time for Chinese New Year. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:43:41

Well-balanced students

Primary school students ride monocycles as they perform for hundreds of residents of a 1,600-year-old village in Xinyu, East China's Jiangxi Province at the village's Spring Festival gala on Saturday. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:38:41

Girlfriend's nagging motives thief

Seeking a place to get away from his girlfriend's incessant demands to marry her, a thief in Shanghai told police he wanted to get arrested and that's why he tried to steal a Bluetooth speaker worth 2,000 yuan ($285).
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:38:40

Impulsive buyer banned from Taobao for centuries

An avid online shopper has been banned for nearly 1,000 years from online shopping platform Taobao after he bought an expensive watch and immediately asked for a refund.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:33:41

Male employee fired for not dancing in pantyhose

It's the time of year many workers receive annual bonuses, while others face being embarrassed for not meeting their company's goals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:23:40

Cold air, hot spring

Visitors enjoy themselves in a hot spring in Suichuan county, East China's Jiangxi Province on Monday where the temperature was only 7 C. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 17:23:40

Ice games

Skaters wearing Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) outfits play Bingxi, an ancient winter sport, on a frozen lake in downtown Beijing on Monday. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 17:18:42

Is evolution fast-forwarding? Chimps seen 'reading' a newspaper

A video of two chimpanzees in a Chinese wildlife park that suggests they have a "superpower" - the ability to read a newspaper - has gone viral on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 17:18:41

Nasty surprise: Burglars took everything during homeowner's three-month absence

A homeowner living in East China's Shandong Province was shocked to discover his house had been completely emptied by burglars sometime while he was away on a three-month business trip.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 17:18:40

Recycled machine parts turned into Chinese Zodiac animals for Spring Festival

An art teacher in North China's Shanxi Province is turning heavy pieces of broken machinery into busts of China's 12 zodiac animals for the upcoming Chinese New Year, which falls on January 25 this year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 17:08:40

Winter smiles

A driver of an eight-wheeled vehicle wears an embarrassed smile, as five young women in the same winter outfit wave during the ice and snow festival held in Heihe, a China-Russia border city in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Sunday. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 17:03:42

Stick on students' heads aims to protect eyesight, posture

To protect students' eyesight and get them to sit up straight in class, a junior high school teacher in Fushun, Northeast China's Liaoning Province balances a long dowel across the heads of two students with a bunch of bananas tied to the middle of the stick.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 17:03:41

Almost ready

Rows of fish are hung out to dry under the sun in an ancient town in Tonglin, East China's Anhui Province in advance of the Spring Festival holiday, which begins on Chinese New Year's day on January 25 this year. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 17:03:41

Couple has to prove they know how to use condom correctly

A couple in East China who claimed a defective condom caused the wife's pregnancy were told they would have to prove they know how to use the contraceptive before local authorities would take up their complaint.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 17:03:40