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Mom takes over son's online game

What happens when your son is addicted to a video game that requires him to keep pace with other players, but he also needs to study for the most important exam in his life?
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/25 19:34:49

Dad performs unique birthday song at a mall for his daughter's sixth

A father in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality created a special band that included percussionists playing different sized bowls and another on washbasins as he sang happy birthday to his six-year-old daughter, at a local mall.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/25 19:13:40

Chinese beer trending in South Korea for a very spicy reason

Chinese beer has doubled its market share in South Korea thanks to the growing popularity of a Chinese cuisine: spicy hot pot, or malatang.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/24 18:06:11

Slug responsible for railway chaos

A slug has been blamed for a power outage that halted dozens of trains and delayed 12,000 passengers in Japan, said the railway operator.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/24 17:38:40

Man lives five years with a twig in his head

A farmer in Southwest China's Yunnan Province who unknowingly had an 11-centimeter-long twig stuck inside his skull for five years, had it removed during surgery that lasted eight hours.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/24 17:29:25

Mom says going to bed early, paying attention to class helped twins get great gaokao marks

Twin brothers living in Southwest China both got very high scores in gaokao, China's national college entrance exams; one of them even aced the math exam.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/24 17:23:39

Insect banquet sees university graduates off

A Central China university is offering its students a unique graduation gift: a bug banquet.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/24 17:18:40

Restaurant customers get discount if they can make owner laugh

The owner of a hot pot restaurant in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality has launched a promotion offering customers a discount if they can make him laugh, with different levels of discounts depending on how funny they are.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/23 18:54:48

IV woman gets lifetime panda pass

A sick woman in Southwest China's Sichuan Province has received a lifelong “passport” to the local panda breeding base after she paid a visit there despite being attached to an intravenous drip.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/23 18:53:39

Delivery girl jumps cliff every day to send hot meals

A meal delivery woman in a mountain scenic area in Southwest China jumps from a 300-meter-high cliff every day to send hot meals to her colleagues at the foot of the mountain, saving almost half an hour in delivery time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/23 18:43:39

Love and marriage course for women

A university in East China's Zhejiang Province is offering women a course on love and marriage that features how to maintain “soft and gentle emotions.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/20 19:43:40

Exchange students: Pupils turn in cigarette butts for ice cream

The owner of an outdoor cafe kiosk near a local primary school in Northwest China says he has helped put 50,000 cigarette butts in the trash by offering free ice cream to students who turn in 20 discarded butts.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/20 18:18:40

Ungrateful bear's awkward rescue

A brown bear would have surely died if local police in Northwest China hadn't managed to pull a large yellow plastic barrel off its head.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/19 18:43:40

Man posts dangerous stunt with son, gets fined

A father who let his 7-year-old son drive on a busy road in downtown Liuzhou, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, was fined by police after they saw the dangerous stunt he posted on WeChat.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/19 18:33:39

Bloggers charged in subway panic

“Everyone gets down! Danger! Mines!” a person in South China's Guangdong Province yelled in a subway car crowed with unsuspecting passengers who didn't know it was a false alarm raised by bloggers who were making a video.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/18 18:53:40

Delusional TV drama fan calls police 17 times

Police in East China have detained a man who called them 17 times claiming he was a drug dealer from a popular TV drama and had killed someone.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/18 18:48:40

NYC gets commuter convenience

New York's transit system has finally introduced a touch-and-go payment method that has been widely used in China for years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 19:04:59

Lovelorn fish turns gloomy when separated from their mate: study

The tiny Central American convict cichlid may only be a few centimeters long but it's a fish with a big heart.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/13 19:03:40