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Sex shop neighboring kindergartens is closed after parents complain

A sex shop neighboring two kindergartens in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, has been closed by local authorities because parents feared the "embarrassing location" would harm the youngsters, or perhaps because they were worried they might be recognized by other parents.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/15 18:38:40

Beijing district hopes pups will learn to poop in their own latrine

A busy downtown district of Beijing has set up five toilets it hopes pet owners will teach their dogs to use.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/15 18:28:39

Cuddly canines

Two women take a selfie with their adorable white dogs at a dog show held in Shanghai on Saturday. Hundreds of breeds of dogs displayed their talents at the show.
Source: IC | 2019/4/15 18:23:39

University offers crash course on dieting to overweight students

A university in East China has set up a course that gives overweight students a credit if they lose 7 percent of their original weight.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 18:39:43

Police take few precautions recovering old, rusted 50cm shells

A cleaner found two 50-centimeter cannon shells used in heavy weapons such as tanks in the basement of an apartment building in East China on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 18:38:39

Qinghai solar power farm a model of sustainability; it can make energy and meat

A massive solar power farm in the Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Northwest China's Qinghai Province has come up with a shared-use plan for the land it occupies; it's also raising more than 4,000 sheep.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 18:33:39

Blind job hunter impeded for bad eyesight, raises controversy

A blind man in East China is worried he may not get a job at a school for the blind even though he scored top marks in a written exam and interviews, but failed a provincial medical examination because of his visual impairment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 18:23:39

Fans of Chinese idol Cai Xukun demand posts be deleted

Fans of Chinese idol and NBA Ambassador Cai Xukun, have filed a lawsuit against a video platform that is accused of posting "malicious video clips."
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 18:18:39

Experiment on the power of words not exactly scientific

Teachers at a primary school in Southwest China thought they had come up with a cute science experiment but soon learned they had reached the wrong conclusion, after their methodology was roundly criticized on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 17:28:40

Lightning strikes house on a hill five times, destroying electrical appliances

A house in a village built on a hillside in East China has been hit by lightning five times over the last seven years, worrying residents every time it rains.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 17:23:40

Plunger inventor gets 2nd trial

A debate on Chinese social media has been sparked after a retrial was ordered for a man surnamed Jiang who was sentenced to 13 years in prison for inventing a toilet plunger using gun parts.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 17:18:41

Man arrested for stealing and eating $430 prized rooster

A man in East China paid a high price for stealing and eating a prized gamecock worth 2,888 yuan($430).
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 17:18:40

Netizens criticize Chinese carmaker Geely after its winning foreign driver waves China's flag

An international car race won by a Swedish driver in a Lynk & Co 03 made by Chinese automaker Geely received almost as many taunts as it did praise on Chinese social media after being accused of asking the driver to wave China's national flag to cheer for the victory.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 16:18:40

Users can flaunt fake wealth on social media

A video of the unusual services provided by an online retailer who enables people who are not rich to flaunt fake wealth on social media has attracted a lot of attention from netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 18:00:13

Revenged attack for bad haircut

A lot of people have experienced failed haircuts and there's little that can be done but wait for it to grow back and perhaps berate to the hairstylist responsible for the ugly cut.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 17:53:41

Teacher saves students' love letter for their wedding

A senior high school teacher attending a wedding of former students returned an old love letter he had confiscated during their school days, melting the hearts of the newlyweds and netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 17:53:40

Women who suffer during their 'monthly' get leave

A municipal government in East China's Shandong Province has revised a regulation that allows women to take up to two days paid leave if they suffer severe discomfort during their monthly periods.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 17:48:40

East China town apologizes for anti-gang brochure targeting doctors

Four local officials have been removed from their post after publishing an anti-gang brochure that listed doctors as topping a list of the 10 most heartless professions in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 14:29:37