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Jack Ma loses 11/11 lipstick selling challenge


He may be the co-founder of Alibaba Group, but Jack Ma clearly doesn't know jack about lipstick. That's what Singles' Day shoppers learned when the business magnate turned philanthropist took on fashionista and beauty blogger Li Jiaqi in a livestreamed lipstick sell-off.

Tea or coffee? The answer might be genetic

In new research studying how genetic factors determine taste, scientists now believe they know why some humans prefer coffee while others opt for tea.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/18 18:33:39

Mascot masquerade

Mascot characters from different areas of Japan participate in an annual contest held in Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan on Saturday. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/11/18 17:53:40

Cool cabin

A man constructs a snow house in Mohe, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Sunday. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/11/18 17:53:39

Nepal's first robot waiter is ready for orders

"Please enjoy your meal," says Nepal's first robot waiter, Ginger, as she delivers a plate of steaming dumplings to a table of hungry customers.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/15 18:53:41

Photo of women waiting outside fitting rooms for boyfriends shows couples' shopping woes go both ways

It's a shopping mall cliché: a dejected-looking man sulking outside a fitting room as his girlfriend or wife try on clothes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 18:48:41

Student who ate ramen-only diet to save for Singles' Day ends up in hospital

A university senior whose story recently went viral for surviving three weeks on nothing but instant noodles to save for Singles' Day shopping instead spent all her money on hospital ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 18:48:40

Firefighters rescue woman after cupping therapy session goes wrong

A woman in East China can really say her solo cupping therapy session truly sucked after she was forced to call firefighters to remove a glass cup firmly suctioned to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 18:43:42

Healthy balance

Wang Wanming, 61, performs a yoga pose on the Yangtze River in Chongqing on a cool Monday. Wang has practiced yoga for six years. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/11/15 18:43:41

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Japanese actress Ai Takahashi unveils 90 Mickey Mouse figures of different colors for an installation Disney Mickey 90th Anniversary, Magic of Color in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday. Disney character Mickey ...
Source: VCG | 2018/11/15 18:43:40

Unusual instruments

Shi Qichao, 31, plays a flute made from a brick in Dongying, Shandong Province on Tuesday. Shi also made flutes from a potato, carrot and Chinese yam. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/11/14 18:48:41

Cross-country shoplifters caught

A couple in East China was arrested for stealing clothes from Uniqlo outlets across the country using a specially lined bag.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 18:28:40

Firm promises 'bedtime stories' to overworked staff

During the madness of the Singles' Day shopping event, many e-commerce platforms provided perks and extras for stressed employees. Some of them ranged between disappointing and creepy. This one was ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 18:23:42

Friends star lookalike arrested in UK after manhunt goes viral

British police thanked "Friends" star David Schwimmer on Tuesday after arresting an alleged thief whose case went viral on social media because of his uncanny resemblance to the US actor.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/14 18:18:41

Furry Pikachu in latest Pokémon film ignites hairy debate

Pikachu, arguably the most famous character of the Pokémon franchise, is at the center of a hairy debate on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 18:18:40

Jack Ma loses 11/11 lipstick selling challenge

He may be the co-founder of Alibaba Group, but Jack Ma clearly doesn't know jack about lipstick. That's what Singles' Day shoppers learned when the business magnate turned philanthropist took on ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 18:13:43

Smartphones on the frontlines

At the sharp end of conflict in Syria, in a schoolchild's bag in Kenya, whether fighting deadly diseases or studying forestry, the smartphone has become ubiquitous in just over a ...
Source: AFP | 2018/11/13 18:53:40

Man who tried to sell stolen John Lennon diaries charged in Germany

A 59-year-old man was charged in Germany on Monday on suspicion of trying to sell stolen diaries and other items that had belonged to the late Beatle John Lennon.
Source: Reuters | 2018/11/13 18:53:40

Bronze Age site found in Northeast China

The ruins of a Bronze Age site have been discovered in Northeast China's Jilin Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/13 18:53:39