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Chinese netizens marveled at the appetites of four travelers who ate 30 kilograms of oranges in under 30 minutes at an airport in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, as the 300 yuan ($46.38) luggage fee for the fruit was simply "more than they could afford."
By Global Times | 2021/1/20 19:23:40
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  • Motorcyclist detained for lying about contracting COVID-19 to escape traffic ticket

    A man from Yancheng, East China's Jiangsu Province, has been detained by police after he was caught without a helmet while riding a motorcycle and then lying that he had contracted COVID-19 in order to escape punishment.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/20 19:23:39
  • Soldiers impress netizens by sweeping snow into perfect cubes

    Chinese soldiers are known for their discipline and neatness, and when in the army, they have to neatly fold their quilts into the shape of tofu cubes. Recently, a video of soldiers doing exactly the same thing with snow once again impressed netizens.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/20 19:18:39
  • King toppled from throne by gender-neutral card deck

    A Dutch card fan was explaining a game to her cousins when she asked herself: Why should a king be worth more than a queen?

    By Reuters | 2021/1/20 19:13:40
  • Murder suspect on the run for 21 years exposed by nucleic acid testing

    Police in Northeast China's Liaoning Province recently caught a murder suspect who had been on the run for 21 years thanks to help from an unexpected source - large-scale nucleic acid testing for COVID-19.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/19 19:13:39
  • Railway authorities not amused by passenger wearing platypus mask to eat apple

    Wearing masks in public has become a common sight during the COVID-19 pandemic, even though it may sometimes bring inconvenience, particularly when people are trying to eat in public.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/19 19:08:40
  • Man detained for fabricating positive COVID-19 result to dodge drinking event

    A man in Xiayi county, Central China's Henan Province, has been detained by police for fabricating and spreading rumors that he tested positive for COVID-19, which resulted in a wave of panic among local residents. It turned out that the man had revised his own negative result as "he wanted to dodge a drinking event."

    By Global Times | 2021/1/19 19:03:39
  • Can't catch a break! Woman quarantined seven times in 12 months

    Quarantine has become a frequently used word in this turbulent year of pandemic. However, no one has a better idea of what it means than a woman from Shijiazhuang, North China's Hebei Province, who came under the spotlight after her story of being quarantined seven times in a year was shared on the internet, prompting netizens to leave various notes of encouragement to cheer her up.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/19 18:58:39
  • S.Korean firm's smart collar tells dogs' emotions

    A South Korean startup has developed an AI-powered dog collar that can detect five emotions in canines by monitoring their barks using voice recognition technology.

    By Reuters | 2021/1/13 20:03:39
  • 'Dead' French woman fights to prove she's alive

    A 58-year-old French woman, who was wrongfully declared dead in a long-running dispute with a former employee, went to court Monday in the city of Lyon to try resurrect her existence.

    By AFP | 2021/1/13 19:58:39
  • Hospital apologizes to man with stomachache after declaring him pregnant

    A man in Zhongshan, South China's Guangdong Province, who went to the hospital Monday for an ultrasound examination after feeling stomach pains was shocked to find that his medical report said he was pregnant. To his relief, the hospital later apologized, saying the report was a mistake.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/13 19:53:39
  • Residents startled to find 4,000 pig heads hanging in neighbor's backyard

    A household in Huai'an, East China's Jiangsu Province, was recently found to be pickling over 4,000 pig heads which were hanging on shelves in neat rows in its backyard, startling its neighbors.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/13 19:48:40
  • Passerby risks own life to rescue trapped goose on ice

    A man passing by a reservoir in Baofeng, Central China's Henan Province, has rescued a goose trapped on ice at the risk of falling into the freezing water by crawling near the stuck animal using two tires and a rope. "Every life is worth living," said the man.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/13 19:48:40
  • Canadian tries to dodge curfew by walking leashed man

    Canadian police have fined a woman whose dogged determination to dodge a strict new curfew saw her taking a man for a walk - on a leash.

    By AFP | 2021/1/12 19:33:39
  • Leaking tap water forms 'frozen waterfall' in Northeast China residential building

    Residents of a household in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, were stunned when they woke up Sunday morning to find their balcony sealed up by a "frozen waterfall."

    By Global Times | 2021/1/12 19:28:39
  • Risk-taker gets burned after failed attempt at 'ice flower challenge'

    With a cold wave sweeping across China, a new "challenge" has taken hold online - throwing water into the air to watch it immediately turn into ice. But one middle-aged bald man got himself into some hot water when he tried this challenge with boiling water. Experts explained that this would only work when the temperature is below -40 C.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/12 19:23:40
  • Drones help residents take out trash during community lockdown amid COVID-19

    Some people might be worried about how to take out the household trash every day when the whole neighborhood goes into lockdown, but not residents in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, who have been carrying out this chore with a little help from drones.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/12 19:23:39
  • 'Dead' turtle returns to life after placed in boiling pot

    A turtle in Central China's Henan Province has literally been given a new lease of life after it was left outside on a freezing cold winter night by its owner. Believing it to be dead from the cold, the owner attempted to cook it as a meal, bringing it back to life in minutes after putting it in a pot of boiling water.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/12 19:08:40
  • Malaysians turn pineapple waste into drone parts

    Malaysian researchers have developed a method to transform the fiber found in normally discarded pineapple leaves to make a strong material that can be used to build the frames for drones.

    By Reuters | 2021/1/6 17:58:40
  • Lifesaving drink! Firemen save suicidal girl from jumping off a building with hot milk tea

    Chinese people are known for their deep love of milk tea, and the tasty drink has once again proven its significance by helping firemen save a suicidal girl attempting to jump off the 10th floor of a building in Tianmen, Central China's Hubei Province.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/6 17:53:40
  • Ultraman in China helps cancer kid realize New Year's dream

    Ultraman, one of the most well-known superhero figures in the Japanese TV industry, helped out a 5-year-old boy in Jinan, East China's Shandong Province, who suffers from cancer, to realize his New Year dreams on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/6 17:53:39
  • Villagers free red fox trapped in mouse hole

    Herdsmen in Dulan county, Northwest China's Qinghai Province, recently rescued a red fox trapped in a mouse hole, leaving netizens both amused by the little creature's silliness and in admiration of the herdsmen's kindness, China News reported.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/6 17:48:39
  • Fugitive charged for rape and abduction under arrest after 30 years on the run

    Police in Liuzhou, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, have finally closed a prolonged criminal case, catching a fugitive who had escaped from prison 31 years ago after being held accountable for raping and abducting a woman, The Paper reported.

    By Global Times | 2020/12/29 22:02:43
  • Shanghai kindergarten rolls out “diet plans” for chubby kids

    A kindergarten in Shanghai has recently rolled out a series of "diet plans" to help obese kids lose weight, including special low-fat meals and exercise programs. Children who join the program will also wear smart bracelets, allowing parents to track heart rates and other indexes to help adjust plans better suited for their kids.

    By Global Times | 2020/12/29 22:00:44
  • Thai baby elephant hit by motorcycle survives after receiving CPR

    Thailand's Mana Srivate has performed dozens of resuscitation attempts in his 26 years as a rescue worker, but never before on an elephant.

    By Reuters | 2020/12/23 19:08:40
  • Woman extorted by hackers she hired to help friend who was conned out of $26,000

    Police in Foshan, South China's Guangdong Province, recently received a report from a woman who said she was swindled out of 600,000 yuan ($91,560) by hackers who she had employed to investigate a case in which her friend had been conned out of 170,000 yuan ($26,000).

    By Global Times | 2020/12/23 19:08:40
  • Two men say no to brawling after being defeated in street fight in merely five seconds

    Two men from Xianyang, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, recently amused netizens with a humble apology in which they admitted total defeat after being knocked out by another man in less than five seconds in a street brawl, and promised never to fight again because they "can never win anyway."

    By Global Times | 2020/12/23 18:58:40
  • Teacher risks life to save boy who slipped from balcony

    A teacher at a local school in Huai'an, East China's Jiangsu Province, won widespread admiration on the internet after a video circulated of him putting his own life at risk to save a boy who had fallen off a balcony on the sixth floor.

    By Global Times | 2020/12/23 18:43:40
  • Weather forecast of Florida: chilly with a chance of iguanas

    Known for its warm, balmy winters, Florida is expecting an unusually chilly Christmas, and with that comes a phenomenon peculiar to the Sunshine State: falling iguanas.

    By AFP | 2020/12/23 18:38:39
  • Young crfatsmen stun netizens with Transformers built out of used car parts

    A group of post-80's young men in Baoding, North China's Hebei Province, recently amazed Chinese netizens with their craftsmanship by making replicas of Transformers out of used car parts. Their largest model, an Optimus Prime, is over 12 meters in height.

    By Global Times | 2020/12/16 20:40:15
  • Stray cat being neutered at Shanghai's first TNR mobile van

    A stray cat undergoes sterilization surgery at Shanghai's animal protection TNR (Trap Neuter Return) mobile van, the first in the country, which aims to effectively bring stray cat numbers under control and protect their health. Photo: IC

    By IC | 2020/12/16 18:47:17
  • Man walks by a window display with sign od "Better Together 2021"

    A man walks by a window display with the sign “Better Together 2021” in the center of Shanghai. As 2020 draws to a close, citizens are welcoming the new year with 2021 signs all over the streets. Photo: IC

    By IC | 2020/12/16 18:47:16
  • Kangaroos can learn to communicate with humans, researchers say

    Kangaroos can learn to communicate with humans similar to how domesticated dogs do, by using their gaze to “point” and ask for help, researchers said in a study published on Wednesday. The study involved 11 kangaroos that lived in captivity but had not been domesticated. Ten of the 11 marsupials intently gazed at researchers when they were unable to open a box with food, according to the report. Nine alternately looked at the human and at the container, as a way of pointing or gesturing toward the object.

    By Reuters | 2020/12/16 18:43:40
  • Cold weather prompts shirtless thief to surrender to police

    The cold weather in Central China's Hubei Province came to the aid of local policemen and firemen on Monday, as they tried to apprehend a thief in the city of Ezhou. When firemen were called to the scene by policemen, they found a shirtless man hanging outside a sixth-floor window, trembling in the sub-freezing weather. It was later understood that the man was a fugitive habitual thief who had fled through the window of a balcony to evade police.

    By Global Times | 2020/12/16 18:38:40
  • Snail rice noodle store forced to close due to pungent smell

    A snail rice noodle store owner in East China's Zhejiang Province was recently forced to close shop after surrounding stores complained about the foul odor it often emitted. Snail rice noodles from South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region became a surprise hit during the epidemic, attracting many new fans while putting others off who said they could not take its pungent smell. This was the reaction that a man surnamed Huang received after he opened a snail noodle store in a mall in Zhejiang. Huang's store is currently unable to operate because the landlord has cut off electricity due to repeated complaints from other shop owners in the mall, who say that the smell is unacceptable and is driving away customers.

    By Global Times | 2020/12/16 18:08:41
  • Woman groped, left with huge bill after blind date flees

    A 26-year-old girl from Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province, has paid a heavy price for a meal she ordered with a blind date - not only was she groped, but was also left with a 20,000 yuan ($3,064) bill after her date fled halfway through.

    By Global Times | 2020/12/9 19:28:41
  • Boys line up for a chance to feel girls' period pain

    After trying out a special machine that simulates a girl's period pain, it is safe to say that male students at a local college in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province, did not like it one bit.

    By Global Times | 2020/12/9 19:28:40
  • French doctor leaves legacy to Russia's Hermitage cats

    A French doctor has bequeathed $3,639 to cats living in the basement of the Hermitage museum, a world-renowned gallery in Russia's Saint Petersburg.

    By AFP | 2020/12/9 19:13:40
  • Women's college football team in E China loses because player's hair 'not black enough'

    Before a college women's football league match in Fujian on Saturday, multiple players from Fuzhou University and Jimei University teams were rejected from the match for violating a rule which requires that all players not dye or curl their hair

    By Global Times | 2020/12/7 16:13:40
  • UK govt wary over debate on pub snacks COVID-19 policy

    It's a hard-boiled issue that has hinted at cracks in UK government policy: Does a boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat and battered with bread crumbs constitute a "substantial meal?"

    By AFP | 2020/12/2 18:58:41
  • Paris 'magnet fishers' snag 51 bikes in canal haul

    A pair of anglers armed with powerful magnets pulled out 51 rental bikes from a stretch of canal on the edge of Paris, a surprising haul even for the veteran practitioners.

    By AFP | 2020/12/2 18:58:40
  • 'Potato cook-off' keeps Shanghai residents busy during community lockdown

    Residents at a community in Shanghai have recently taken part in a frantic "potato cook-off," Xinhua reported.

    By Global Times | 2020/12/2 18:43:40
  • Workers try to capture mysterious monkey seen wandering around downtown Beijing

    Beijing's wild animal rescue center is currently on some really serious monkey business, as its employees are busy searching for a mysterious monkey that appeared out of nowhere and is now wandering in the downtown area of the busy capital city.

    By Global Times | 2020/12/1 18:21:46
  • Cleaning lady fined over half of month's salary for walking in on male boss showering

    A female cleaner in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, was fined over half her monthly salary for accidentally walking in on a male manager showering, prompting debate among netizens over whether the punishment was too heavy.

    By Global Times | 2020/12/1 16:52:15
  • 'Dead' wife comes back to life, pleads for mercy for husband from police

    A man in Xuyi county of East China's Jiangsu Province turned himself in to police, bringing along the “dead body” of his wife, whom he thought he had strangled to death, but was more than a little surprised when she came back to life at the police station.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/24 20:13:41
  • One-legged man makes 90-day bike ride to Tibet

    A 32-year-old, one-legged man in Northwest China's Gansu Province has become the latest online sensation after completing a 2,000-kilometer bike ride to Tibet. The man, named Jing Hong, lost a leg in an accident 11 years ago, and has been riding his bike to different parts of China over the last six years.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/24 20:08:40
  • 'Peeping Tom' toilet sign slammed for offending both genders

    A sign on a women's toilet in Shanghai has drawn public ire for portraying a man spying on a woman from the top of a toilet stall, The Paper recently reported. While a few thought the design was funny, most felt it disrespected both genders.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/24 19:58:40
  • Boy falls from 13th floor, saved by quick-thinking downstairs neighbor

    A 2-year-old boy in Hefei, East China's Anhui Province, had a lucky escape after falling from the 13th floor and being caught by a downstairs neighbor, Toutiao News reported on Monday.

    By Cui Fandi | 2020/11/24 19:53:40
  • 'Witches' feminist drama sparks outrage in Pakistan

    A fiery online series about a group of women who unleash revenge on men has sparked a backlash in conservative Pakistan, where tough censorship rules prevent such shows from appearing on television.

    By AFP | 2020/11/12 19:58:40
  • 'Food rock' removed from boy's stomach

    A 5-year-old boy recently had a huge chunk of "rock" removed from his stomach at a local hospital in Quanzhou, East China's Fujian Province, after eating four persimmons half a month earlier.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/12 19:53:41
  • Rare Russian pink diamond dubbed 'The Spirit of the Rose' sells for $27 million

    A rare pink diamond derived from the biggest raw stone of the color ever found in Russia was sold for $26.6 million on Wednesday at Sotheby's in Geneva.

    By AFP | 2020/11/12 19:53:40
  • Crowds turn out to watch finless porpoises frolicking in Yangtze River

    In the river not far from the upstream of the Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province, people have been transfixed by the rare scene of finless porpoises jumping up and down in the water.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/12 19:43:40
  • Police save man from suicide

    Local police in Zhenjiang, East China's Jiangsu Province, received a call for help from a man who had attempted suicide by cutting his own belly open and found the pain too much to bear.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/12 19:33:40
  • Old woman self-rescues after falling into river

    An old woman who can't swim managed to save herself from drowning after falling into a river in Central China's Hunan Province by wrapping her arms around her chest and floating on the water, Toutiao News reported.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/11 18:53:40
  • Border guards in NW China turn gardeners on snow-covered plateau

    Chinese soldiers in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have successfully grown vegetables on the 4,050-meter-high plateau, despite having only three hours of sunshine each day.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/11 18:48:40
  • 'Sprinting' office worker leaves netizens breathless

    A woman has become an online sensation after footage circulated of her sprinting through the streets in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, with many expressing amazement at her speed.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/11 18:43:41
  • Donated heart survives helicopter crash in California, US

    Talk about a brave heart - a donated heart was alive and pumping Monday after surviving a crash of the helicopter transporting the organ and then falling off the hands of a medical worker.

    By AFP | 2020/11/11 18:43:40
  • 'Mahjong dumplings' prove a winning hand

    It's a widely known fact that Chinese people love mahjong, and have an appetite for sweet dumplings. One restaurant owner in Lanzhou, Southwest China's Gansu Province, has combined these two favorites to create the "mahjong dumplings," winning over thousands of netizens' hearts, and stomachs, on China's social media platforms.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/11 18:38:40
  • Millions watch live feed of parcel-sorting robots

    More than 8 million netizens watched a live webcast of robots sorting packages at 3 am in the morning on China's largest short-video platform Douyin, media reported.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/4 19:37:03
  • DNA tests solve dog-killing mystery

    A pregnant Frenchwoman who died while walking in the woods during a deer hunt was killed by her partner's dog and not the hunting hounds, prosecutors said Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2020/11/4 19:33:40
  • White fox spotted strolling around at Crescent Lake in Northwest China

    A snowy-white fox has been spotted at Crescent Lake in Northwest China's Gansu Province. The young fox was not aggressive nor afraid of human contact, and even ate the food given to it by tourists, media reported Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/4 19:28:41
  • Phone-charging street lamps become a hit in Wuhan

    Several street lamps on a commercial district of Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, have become a hit with local residents and tourists thanks to their convenient wireless phone charging functions, Beijing News reported Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/4 19:23:42
  • Whale sculpture saves runaway Dutch train

    A runaway Dutch metro train was saved from disaster on Monday after it smashed through a stop barrier but then came to rest on a giant sculpture of a whale's tail.

    By AFP | 2020/11/3 19:13:41
  • Toddler rescues herself after being trapped in car

    A two-year-old girl in Shanghai who found herself trapped inside a car left a police officer stunned when she unlocked the vehicle under his guidance, Beijing Daily reported on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/3 19:07:09
  • Curious teen inserts 70-centimeter-long electric wire into own urethra

    A 13-year-old boy from Dongguan, South China's Guangdong Province, had to undergo surgery to remove a 70-centimeter-long electric wire he inserted into his urethra after becoming curious about where urine came from.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/3 19:03:41
  • Silicone doll 'experience' gives relief to migrant workers in South China

    The city of Nanning in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region came under the spotlight for its silicone doll adult "experience" museums for migrant workers, The Paper reported.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/3 18:58:40
  • Heavyweight hen craves screws

    A shop owner in Hailun, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, recently discovered that a hen he raised likes to eat screws, and is one kilogram heavier than its peers while showing no apparent abnormalities, media reported Monday.

    By Global Times | 2020/11/3 18:53:40
  • The grape escape: Canada baffled by vineyard theft; police suspect hobbyists

    Thieves escaped with half a ton of grapes they had stripped directly from the vine at a winery in Canada's Quebec province, the owner said Tuesday. Police said they have no specific leads but suspect hobbyists rather than professionals.

    By AFP | 2020/10/28 20:08:40
  • Woman sparks controversy with backless outfit photo shoot on public tram

    A woman in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin Province, provoked anger from passengers on a local tram after taking photos of herself wearing a backless outfit, triggering discussions over women's freedom of dress, The Paper reported.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/28 20:03:40
  • Girl turns tin cans into adornments

    A girl from Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, has amazed netizens with beautiful, delicate Miao ethnic group headpieces that she made entirely from discarded tin cans, People's Daily reported on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/28 19:58:41
  • Man's lung explodes over losing game

    A 30-year-old man from Fuzhou, East China's Fujian Province, suffered an exploded lung after he became furious at losing every single round of an online game during a four-hour game night, Xinhua reported on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/28 19:58:40
  • Public alarmed over frenzied factory 'training'

    A video circulating online of employees at a local factory workshop in Dongguan, South China's Guangdong Province, kneeling on the ground and slapping themselves in the face has left the public startled and resulted in the staff in question being probed by police.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/28 19:53:40
  • Deliveryman beaten up by customer

    A deliveryman from Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, was struck on the head by a customer he was delivering food to, because "he called me on the phone when I clearly asked him not to," according to the customer.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/27 19:58:41
  • Man donates blood as birthday gift

    A man in Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, has donated blood for the 100th time as a special birthday gift for himself as he turned 37, People's Daily reported on Monday. The man, surnamed Lü, said he has been donating blood for the last 17 years.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/27 19:58:40
  • Next-door neighbors become newlyweds after meeting in online group chat

    A newly wedded couple in Northeast China's Liaoning Province became a hit on China's social media recently, after finding out on their first date that they were next-door neighbors, a coincidence that many called "literally a perfect match."

    By Global Times | 2020/10/27 19:53:40
  • Missing dog travels 26 days, 60 kilometers before finding its way home

    A 7-year-old dog in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, has returned home after making a 26-day journey which covers a distance of 60 kilometers, local media the Qianjiang Evening News reported on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/27 19:48:40
  • Old couples hold wedding ceremonies in cemetery

    Seven old couples aged over 80 had a special wedding ceremony in a cemetery in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, Pear Video reported on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/27 19:43:41
  • US goes nuts over flying squirrel thieves

    It was a high-flying scheme that landed with a thud: Seven alleged flying squirrel traffickers were arrested in the US state of Florida after capturing thousands of animals worth more than $1 million.

    By AFP | 2020/10/21 18:38:40
  • 11 people caught fishing on pier of HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

    Eleven people were arrested recently by police in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, for fishing on a pier on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge without permission, Pear Video reported on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/21 18:28:40
  • Fugitive turns himself in after being on the run for 30 years, finds he was innocent

    After 30 years of being on the run, a 52-year-old man turned himself in to the police and confessed his "crime" of being involved in a group fight in Yinchuan, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, only to find that he was innocent, the Beijing News reported on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/21 18:23:40
  • Man pours boiling hot water on pregnant cat, killing all four kittens

    A man from North China's Shanxi Province has triggered a furious backlash on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo after luring a pregnant stray cat into a cage and scalding it with boiling hot water, because it had "stolen his sausage," The Paper reported on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/21 18:18:40
  • Disappointed consumers compare the new blue iPhone12 to a recycling bin

    Chinese consumers who finally got their hands on the latest hot new Apple iPhone 12 have a fashion complaint saying the dowdy blue version is so ugly that it reminds them of the color of the ubiquitous garbage bins used for recycled waste.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/21 1:00:14
  • Father poses as son for online dating, swindles 'girlfriend' out of $3,000

    A man who used his son's photo for online dating and swindled his "girlfriend" out of 20,000 yuan ($2,991) has been arrested in Shanghai on suspicion of fraud.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/20 18:53:40
  • Man bails on restaurant bill after woman brings 23 friends to blind date

    A man aged 29 from East China's Zhejiang Province decided to leave dinner early when the woman he went on a blind date with brought 23 relatives and friends to "test his generosity," leaving him with a bill of 19,800 yuan ($2,964), China News Week reported on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/20 17:53:41
  • Fake liquor gang busted after 'weird taste' draws customer's suspicions

    Local police in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality recently uncovered a criminal gang that counterfeited Chinese renowned liquor brand Moutai, the Beijing News reported on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/20 17:43:41
  • Scientists cover glacier with 'quilt' to slow melting

    Chinese scientists have discovered a unique and effective method for slowing the melting of glaciers after a 500-square-meter "quilt" that was put on the Dagu glacier on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau was shown to reduce melting by a meter in two months.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/20 14:16:49
  • Beautiful Qinghai-Tibet scenery prompts passengers to clean train windows

    A train on the Qinghai-Tibet railway was treated to a special service from its passengers, who cleaned the train windows inside and outside just to get a crystal-clear view of the beautiful scenery along the trip.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/14 19:23:40
  • 125 ancient tombs unearthed in Guangzhou high school

    A high school in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, recently made headlines after discovering a total of 125 ancient tombs during a salvage archaeology project at a venue in the school, Toutiao News reported on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/14 19:18:41
  • Family 'blown away' by Klopp's advice to young Liverpool fan

    The mother of a young Liverpool fan who wrote to Jurgen Klopp about his worries about moving schools said on Monday that they had been "blown away" by the Reds boss' thoughtful reply.

    By AFP | 2020/10/14 19:10:21
  • No bull: India claims cow-dung chip protects against radiation

    An Indian government unit established to develop soaps and medicinal products from cow dung has branched out with a "chip" it claims can protect people from cellphone radiation.

    By AFP | 2020/10/14 19:08:40
  • Couple's lost diamond ring mistaken for film prop

    A two-carat "pigeon egg" diamond ring worth over 100,000 yuan ($14,800) belonging to a new couple filming a video for their wedding ceremony was accidentally picked up by a passer-by, who thought it was just a filming prop.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/14 19:03:40
  • Dimitrov 'focused to take my pants off'

    Grigor Dimitrov made the Roland Garros last 16 for the first time on Saturday but found himself discussing how long it takes to remove his trousers.

    By AFP | 2020/10/13 18:58:41
  • Woman forced to smash bracelet after getting stuck trying it on

    A woman in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, got stuck while trying on a bracelet at a local jewelry store and was forced to call firefighters after several failed attempts to take it off. They finally helped her by smashing the jade bracelet, which she had pay for, reported Pear Video on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/13 18:53:41
  • Qingdao university students in the dumps after sewer overflow

    Qingdao, a city in East China's Shandong Province, has become the latest battleground in the country's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, but the city's Ocean University of China (OUC) is now in the middle of a very different battle.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/13 13:59:08
  • School offers free fruit to students with clean plates

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  • 'Five-star' public toilets in North China city come under spotlight

    The Chinese historical coal-mining hub of Linfen, North China's Shanxi Province, came under the spotlight on Monday for its "five-star" public toilets, which boast distinctive national sculptures similar to the Forbidden City and Bird's Nest, and have attracted tourists from home and abroad.

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  • California city bans junk food from checkout aisles

    Berkeley in northern California will ban the sale of junk food from supermarket checkout displays - becoming the first US city to do so, according to local media.

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  • Volunteers swarm to take part in experiment that offers $2,000 for lying down on bed

    A space research institute in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, recently received a swarm of volunteers for a 15-day zero-gravity simulation experiment in which participants will be compensated for 15,000 yuan ($2,200).

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  • Father sends kid to cemetery as punishment, calls police after he goes missing

    An angry father in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, gave his primary school-aged son a special punishment for not finishing his homework - a time-out by the grave of his ancestor at night.

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  • Horse frightened by car horn kicks Maserati in East China

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