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A man in Changzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province, became the victim of an updated version of the "naked chat" trap after swindlers extorted him for 110,000 yuan ($17,000), despite the fact that he was fully dressed at the time.
By Global Times | 2021/6/7 18:57:44
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  • Woman successfully gives birth standing in street

    A pregnant woman in Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang Province, successfully gave birth on the street, with witnesses saying the baby came out in less than a minute.

    By Global Times | 2021/6/7 18:43:39
  • Illegal immigrant caught crossing border in SW China by tunnel

    An illegal immigrant has been caught by police in Ruili, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, attempting to cross the border into China by digging his way here.

    By Global Times | 2021/6/7 18:38:40
  • Nervous student loses ID card twice before national exam

    As one of the most important exams in the country, China's national college entrance exam, or gaokao, has seen its fair share of nervous students, and the year 2021 is no exception. A student in Bozhou, East China's Anhui Province, was reported on Sunday to have lost his ID card twice in two days before the exam due to "anxiety."

    By Global Times | 2021/6/7 18:33:40
  • Owner of lost dog offers house as reward for pet's return

    A notice for a lost dog has prompted a wave of volunteers to join in the search on Chinese social media, after the dog owner promised in the post to give a house as a reward for returning the pet.

    By Global Times | 2021/6/2 20:45:13
  • Graveyard salesman courts controversy for wishing visitors 'fruitful harvest'

    A graveyard salesman in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, has been caught up in controversy for using what netizens think is "glib and improper" language in his promotion - wishing visitors a "fruitful harvest" at the graveyard.

    By Global Times | 2021/6/2 20:38:40
  • Woman charged after collecting dead husband's pension for six years

    A woman in Shanghai was recently found to have hidden her husband's death for over six years and continued to collect his pension during that time, leaving the man's body unclaimed in a hospital morgue, KNews reported.

    By Global Times | 2021/6/2 20:33:39
  • Web celebrities fight over pineapples left behind by stray elephants

    In the past few days, news of the exodus of a herd of wild elephants from Southwest China's Yunnan Province continued to hit headlines. But netizens were even more stunned by the latest headlines Wednesday morning – internet celebrities were scrambling for the pineapples left over by the elephants.

    By Global Times | 2021/6/2 20:28:40
  • Xinjiang store owners find simple names key in marketing in Uygur, Putonghua

    Businessmen in Kashi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, recently created an online buzz with their marketing talent by giving their shops simple, direct, but eye-catching names both in Uygur and Putonghua.

    By Global Times | 2021/6/1 18:23:41
  • Snake-lover sleeps with 'detoxified' cobra, but almost gets killed

    A man from Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province who purchased what he believed was a “detoxified” snake has vowed to never raise one as a pet, after being bitten by a cobra he bought online and narrowly escaping death. As it turned out, the cobra seller, who assured him the “venom had already been removed” from the dangerous creature, had “sent out the wrong one.”

    By Global Times | 2021/6/1 18:23:41
  • Chic grandma sells tomb for a living

    A chic 84-year-old woman who likes to put on makeup and high heels has become an online hit for selling graveyards for a living. Her monthly income can reach tens of thousands of yuan.

    By Global Times | 2021/6/1 18:23:41
  • Cicadas in miniature art scenes

    The appearance of the insects known as Brood X along the eastern US has inspired Virginia professional portrait photographer Oxana Ware to create small-scale art installations, placing the ubiquitous bugs in novel and unexpected settings.

    By Reuters | 2021/6/1 18:23:40
  • Woman fired for covering surveillance camera with umbrella, claim for compensation rejected

    A woman's claim for compensation from her company was rejected by a court in South China's Guangdong Province after she was fired for using an umbrella to cover a surveillance camera installed right above her seat, which she believed would "infringe on her privacy", according to media reports on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/5/26 18:28:39
  • Dozens of objects thrown from high-rise building amid couple's fight

    After getting drunk and arguing with her boyfriend over a trivial matter, a woman in Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang Province, threw a total of 123 items from the 15th floor of a building, including a stool, high heels and even a computer monitor.

    By Global Times | 2021/5/26 18:23:39
  • Husband shocked to see wife marry another man on social media

    A recently married man in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region was shocked to see his wife in a wedding video on social media, in which she was the bride getting married to another man, reported China News on Tuesday

    By Global Times | 2021/5/26 18:13:40
  • Restaurant trademark 'invalidated' due to 'satirizing' Chinese soccer team

    The trademark of a popular stinky tofu restaurant in Beijing combining two characters that literally read "slapping" and "foot" has been invalidated by a court due to potentially "satirizing" the Chinese national soccer team.

    By Global Times | 2021/5/26 18:08:40
  • Troublemaking bear cub captured in Montreal

    A black bear cub caused havoc for several hours Sunday in a Montreal neighborhood, requiring three doses of tranquilizer before authorities could finally capture it.

    By AFP | 2021/5/26 18:03:39
  • Anti-fraud lecturer falls victim to telecommunication scam

    Due to the proliferation of telecommunication fraud, many companies are now hiring special "anti-fraud lecturers" to help their employees avoid being scammed. However, sometimes there's no way to escape the scammers' tricks - despite daily exposure to their various methods, one anti-fraud preacher still fell victim to telecom fraud.

    By Global Times | 2021/5/25 18:54:19
  • Grandma criticized for pushing kid to school in 'cage cart'

    A grandmother in South China's Hainan Province has recently come under criticism for pushing her 8-year-old grandson in a "cage cart" to school every day. She responded to online comments on Tuesday by saying she wasn't "spoiling" him, and that it was "just a way to keep the kid safe."

    By Global Times | 2021/5/25 18:48:40
  • Man escapes pyramid scheme by giving middle finger to bank teller

    A man successfully freed himself from a pyramid selling group as he was being forced to withdraw money from a bank by showing his middle finger to a bank teller, who was smart enough to not get irritated by the gesture, but quickly understood the "help" message written on it.

    By Global Times | 2021/5/25 18:48:39
  • Ostrich egg thief caught attempting to flee zoo

    A woman was caught stealing an ostrich egg in a zoo in Dezhou, East China's Shandong Province, on Monday. A video on social media showing the attempted theft drew a strong backlash from netizens.

    By Global Times | 2021/5/25 18:43:39
  • 87-year-old woman planted poppies to “cure chicken diarrhea”

    Police officers visiting a village in East China's Anhui Province were surprised to find a roadside farmland filled with poppy plants, local news channel reported on Tuesday. After discovering this large area of budding poppy seedlings, the police immediately approached the owner of the farmland, an 87-year-old woman surnamed Zhang. She admitted that she had planted the poppies in the field for her livestock.

    By Global Times | 2021/5/19 16:28:39
  • Rescued British yachtsman lands in Sydney's COVID-19 quarantine

    A British yachtsman has been placed in mandatory Covid quarantine in a hotel in downtown Sydney after being rescued from his sinking craft in rough waters, Australian police said on Sunday. Australian media said the 40-year-old was sailing to Sydney from Tahiti.

    By Reuters | 2021/5/19 16:23:39
  • Fresh pizza vending machine prompts curiosity and horror in Rome

    Raffaele Esposito, the 19th century Neapolitan credited with inventing Italy's most famous type of pizza, may be turning in his grave: Rome has a new vending machine which slides out freshly cooked pizzas in just three minutes. Buyers using the flaming red Mr Go Pizza machine can choose from four different kinds of pizzas costing €4.50 ($7) to €6.

    By Reuters | 2021/5/19 16:18:40
  • Cat couple

    Ahead of May 20, dubbed the unofficial Chinese lovers' day, as “520” sounds similar to “I love you” in Chinese, two stray cats are seen gently rubbing each others' noses, as if they were about to kiss.

    By IC | 2021/5/19 16:18:40
  • Coming of Age ceremony

    Students at Beijing Guangqumen High School attend their Coming of Age ceremony on Tuesday. In front of their parents and teachers, they put on “adult badges” and walked through “the gate of adulthood”, holding the Constitution in their hands.

    By IC | 2021/5/19 16:13:40
  • Zhu Jianqiang's last days

    Hailed as a miracle of life, 14-year-old Zhu Jianqiang (Strong-willed Pig), lives out his last days surrounded by photos from his past at its local museum in Jianchuan, Southwest China's Sichuan Province. The legendary pig lived for 36 days trapped under debris after the magnitude 8 earthquake hit the town on May 12, 2008, giving encouragement to millions.

    By IC | 2021/5/12 17:48:39
  • Beijing's annual Chinese rose festival to open

    Two tourists enjoy the moonflower blossoms in Daxing District, Beijing on Tuesday, as the city embraces its annual moonflower culture festival.

    By IC | 2021/5/12 17:43:39
  • University course teaches students how to get married

    A course set up by a university in Shanghai for students to simulate the procedures of a wedding ceremony as a couple has become an online hit. The course was designed for students to better understand marriage and to become familiar with wedding planning, the teacher said. In a video circulating on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Tuesday, a male student wearing a suit and a female student wearing white gauze walked arm in arm through the class to the podium, accompanied by the strains of the Wedding March. Later, the male student got down one knee, presented a bouquet and put a ring on the finger of his “bride”.

    By Global Times | 2021/5/12 17:38:39
  • Drivers marvel at 21 hairpin-like turns on steep mountain road in Sichuan

    A video clip featuring an astonishing piece of mountain road with 21 sharp turns resembling a hairpin in Southwest China's Sichuan Province has recently gone viral. The high mountain pass is 1,096 meters above sea level and is located on a steep incline of over 80 degrees. It climbs sharply via 21 hairpins tightly stacked one on top of another over a length of just 1.8 kilometers. With hair-raising 180-degree corners, one wrong move could end up with the driver going over the low concrete barrier.

    By Global Times | 2021/5/12 17:33:39
  • Boy calls police over "unacceptable" haircut

    A good haircut can improve a person's mental state, but a bad one can also ruin your mood. On Monday, one 9-year-old boy from Anshun, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, was so distressed by his substandard cut that he asked police to intervene, winning the empathy of netizens. A video circulating on Sina Weibo, China's Twitter-like platform, shows the boy looking in the mirror repeatedly with a dissatisfied expression after getting a haircut at a barbershop. He then let out a loud cry, kept running his hands through his hair, and then called the police.

    By Global Times | 2021/5/12 17:08:39
  • Girl hailed for telling cars on busy road to make way for ambulance

    A young girl in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, recently won praise from netizens for putting herself in danger to help an ambulance get through heavy traffic. A video circulating on China's Twitter-like platform Sina Weibo shows an ambulance unable to pass through a congested road in Kunming during the rush hour.

    By Global Times | 2021/5/12 13:28:39
  • Dozens of North China leopards found in Ningxia

    Some 35 North China leopards, classified as a first-class national protected animal, were caught on film by cameras installed by a research team in Liupan Mountain, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/28 18:13:41
  • Dynamic restorations bring 2,000-y-o Chinese Terracotta Warriors to life

    Dynamic restorations of Chinese Terracotta Warriors created by a blogger have recently gone viral on China's social media platforms, with many netizens thrilled to see the 2,000-year-old Terracotta Warriors coming to life.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/28 18:13:41
  • Thief 'refunds' cash to old man

    Police in Xiangtan, Central China's Hunan Province, recently caught a thief who had returned most of the money he had stolen from an old man. When they asked why he returned it, the thief replied, "It might be his life savings."

    By Global Times | 2021/4/28 18:13:40
  • Danish bar offers COVID-19 tests on tap under 'corona-passport' system

    A bar in Copenhagen has started offering customers a COVID-19 test and a beer while they wait for the result to help get business moving again after months of restrictions.

    By Reuters | 2021/4/28 18:08:41
  • Philippine collector's passion for restaurant toys

    From the age of 5, Filipino graphic artist Percival Lugue has had a passion for collecting toys from fast-food restaurant chains like McDonald's, Burger King and home-country favorite Jollibee.

    By Reuters | 2021/4/28 18:08:40
  • Suspect detained after spiking man's tea with sleeping pills

    A young man in Jinhua, East China's Zhejiang province, escaped from potential harassment after finding that his milk tea had been dosed with sleeping pills by another man who thought he was "attractive".

    By Global Times | 2021/4/27 20:38:39
  • 15-cm long lotion bottle found in man's rectum in Guangzhou

    A doctor who recently treated a man in a hospital in Guangzhou discovered that the patient had stuffed a 15-centimeter long lotion bottle into his body because he "wanted to get more excitement."

    By Global Times | 2021/4/27 20:33:40
  • 150 million year old Danxia landscape discovered in NW China's Gansu Province

    A 150 million year old Danxia landscape, characterized by its reddish sandstone features, has been discovered in Lanzhou, Northwest China's Gansu Province. Its breathtaking beauty attracted a great deal of public attention due to its resemblance to a world-renowned Chinese painting from the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368).

    By Global Times | 2021/4/27 20:28:40
  • Community apologizes for asking dog owners to kill their pets

    A residential community recently sparked a huge public outcry after requiring dog owners to hunt and kill their own pets. Although the community then quickly apologized for the inappropriate notice, most netizens did not buy it.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/21 18:38:39
  • Cannonball in closet! Tenant finds unwanted 'housewarming gift' in new flat

    A tenant in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province, was surprised to find a special “housewarming gift” hidden in the closet of her new apartment – a mortar that could blow up at any minute and was powerful enough to flatten the entire floor.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/21 18:33:39
  • Gold tomb relics show cat lovers may have existed 2,700 years ago

    Five cat-paw like gold ornaments from more than 2,700 years ago unearthed by archaeolo-gists in an ancient tomb in North China's Shanxi Province have recently stolen netizens' hearts for their "adorable appearance", according to media reports.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/21 18:28:40
  • Netizens praise dedication of wild panda 'bodyguards'

    A team of rangers recently achieved a major milestone in their work, collecting more than 2 million pieces of wildlife data within an area of 153 square kilometers over 10 years in Laohegou mountain, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, a major habitat for 13 giant pandas and other wildlife such as golden monkeys and takin.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/21 18:28:39
  • Investment fraudster who married woman 49 years his senior sent to prison

    Love stories of couples with large age gaps often melt people's hearts, but that was not the case for a 27-year-old man in Shanghai who married a woman 49 years his senior. Their marriage came about as a result of a "kind" favor from the man, which ended with him being put behind bars.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/21 18:23:41
  • Woman cuts off electricity lines in house over radiation fears

    A woman in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality reportedly cut off all electricity lines in her house and sealed the windows due to fear of radiation that she believed might lead to cancer.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/20 19:53:40
  • Tornado loses to old man washing his car in C China's Hubei

    Tornadoes often leave onlookers in awe of their terrifying strength and speed - but not so much in Central China's Hubei Province, where one tornado was no match for an old man holding a water pipe.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/20 19:43:40
  • Woman's quest to end marriage enters fifth year

    Public attention has once again been drawn to a case in which a woman in Hengyang, Central China's Hunan Province, filed five applications for divorce in five years, after her allegedly violent husband was reported to have been recently arrested for threatening to murder her family.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/20 19:43:40
  • Baby miraculously survives after car plunges off cliff in Chongqing

    An infant miraculously survived a car crash after the vehicle it was in plunged off a 20-meter cliff in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, according to media reports.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/20 19:38:40
  • Statue of a woman breastfeeding her mother-in-law dismantled for upsetting tourists and netizens

    A statue of a woman breastfeeding her mother-in-law, inspired in an ancient story that highlights the good virtue of filial piety, installed in a scenic spot in East China's Zhejiang Province, was dismantled on Sunday for allegedly upsetting the public.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/18 23:30:27
  • Chefs in Chengdu showing knife skills

    Chefs from Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, showcase their knife skills once again, winning the grand prize in a competition with their "two fish playing with lotus" carved out of radish.

    By IC | 2021/4/14 18:33:40
  • Harbin awakening from a long silvery winter

    Up in the deep north of the country, Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, is awakening from a long silvery winter, with scarlet peach and walnut blossoms swaying dreamily in front of Sophia Church on Monday.

    By IC | 2021/4/14 18:33:40
  • 75-y-o Japanese farmer promotes circular agriculture in C China village

    A 75-year-old Japanese farmer has been hailed by local farmers and netizens for devoting himself to the farmland in Central China's Henan Province for nearly seven years to promote circular agriculture in the country. According to Pear Video on Friday, Kawasaki Hirohito began his farm work in the village of Xiaoliugu in Henan in 2014. Embracing the idea of circular agriculture, Hirohito wanted to promote healthier and safer primary products, as well as a more organic way of farming among Chinese people.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/13 18:43:40
  • Traffic police to rectify fines for drivers over improper highway road signs

    Improperly set road signs became the target of a backlash on China's social media after netizens found that a surveillance camera had captured hundreds of thousands of traffic violations over the past year. The traffic signs and markings near a highway fork in Foshan, South China's Guangdong Province, were so unclear that an alleged 620,000 traffic violations were reported there over the past year, local media reported Monday.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/13 18:38:39
  • 'Dinosaur dance floor' found in E China's Fujian

    Some 200 dinosaur footprints from the Late Cretaceous period have been discovered in an area measuring less than 100 square meters in a village in East China's Fujian Province, which the local team of scientists has termed “dinosaur dance floor”, China News reported on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/13 18:33:39
  • 156 tombs dating back 2,000 years found in E China's Shandong

    A total of 156 contiguous tombs dating back to the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD) have been found at the Sundayuan cultural relic site in Heze of East China's Shandong Province. The tombs are mainly earth-made pit tombs and brick-made chamber tombs. The earth-made pit tombs are buried with clay figures. Most of the brick-made chamber tombs were owned by couples.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/13 18:28:39
  • Static electricity gives pedestrians hair-raising experience at mall square

    A video of pedestrians walking through a mall square with their hair flying in the air caught widespread attention from netizens on Sunday. In a video clip circulating online, the hair of all the pedestrians who walked through this area in Yulin, Southwest China's Guangxi Autonomous Region, were seen standing on end, resembling hedgehogs.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/13 18:23:41
  • Law enforcement vehicles found to be installed with GPS trackers by traffic offenders

    In a plot twist that could have come straight out of the classic animated cartoon Tom and Jerry in which Jerry ties a bell to Tom's neck, the transportation law enforcement department in Wenzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province found that offenders had installed GPS trackers on their cars.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/7 18:48:39
  • Rare pink dolphins spotted in South China

    Five rare pink Chinese White dolphins were unexpectedly spotted by tourists on an island in Shantou, South China's Guangdong Province on Monday, stunning many netizens with their dreamy colors, with some proclaiming that the real "dolphin princess" has finally made her appearance.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/7 18:43:40
  • 'Dazing competition' becomes a hit

    A shopping mall in Central China's Henan Province has recently held a "dazing competition" which has attracted over 100 participants aged under 30 to compete with each other by staying perfectly still.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/7 18:38:40
  • Woman dismayed as eyebrow procedure goes awry

    A woman in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, recently made a decision that she may regret for the rest of her life - undergoing expensive eyebrow tattoo surgery which, instead of bringing her good looks and good luck, ended up looking like two Chinese broadswords.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/7 18:38:40
  • Molester's failed attempts to escape

    A man in Zibo, East China's Shandong Province has sparked public outrage for molesting a female student on a bus and then trying to escape through the bus window. However, justice was finally served as he ended up being blocked and dragged back into the bus after several failed attempts to flee and was eventually sent to the police for detention.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/7 18:33:41
  • Norwegian fumbles bid to ski round quarantine

    A Norwegian who tried to ski around his country's virus quarantine system by skiing back from Sweden had to be rescued after bad weather thwarted his expedition, emergency services said Monday.

    By AFP | 2021/4/6 18:53:40
  • Sleepless night for sheep after snow leopard enjoys 'free buffet'

    A snow leopard was found resting idly among dozens of sheep in the Aksu region of Northwest China's Uygur Autonomous Region after it had sneaked into a sheepfold and killed 19 of them.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/6 18:53:39
  • 'Mahjong Qingtuan,' a perfect combination of two Chinese favorites

    A small stall at a countryside market in Fuling, Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, has outdone other scenic spots to become one of the must-go places for tourists during the Qingming Festival holiday, due to its ingenious combination of two Chinese favorites - Qingtuan and mahjong.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/6 18:48:40
  • Bear visits to home 'not surprising' in NW China

    The sudden appearance of a bear in the home may be a scary thing for most people, but for herders living in the vast pastoral area in Northwest China's Qinghai Province, it has almost become commonplace.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/6 18:48:39
  • Novelty seekers flock to buy 'facial jeans'

    An entrepreneur in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, has recently hit the headlines for developing hi-tech jeans that "have the moisturizing effect like facials" or "preserve heat in cold weather," and have become a fad on China's e-commerce platforms, attracting over 10,000 buyers in less than a minute.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/6 18:43:40
  • Ancient well dating back more than 2,000 years found in Shanxi Province

    An ancient well that dates back more than 2,000 years ago has been excavated by local archaeologists in Yangquan, North China's Shanxi Province, according to the Shanxi Academy of Archaeology on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/31 19:16:54
  • Bennett lost chance to win Belgian classic by 'eating too much'

    Beaten pre-race favorite Sam Bennett said he had ruined his recipe for winning Sunday's Gent-Wevelgem classic by "eating too much."

    By AFP | 2021/3/31 19:08:40
  • Sichuan hot pot restaurant attracts customers with 'edible lipsticks'

    A hot pot restaurant in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, has recently been attracting more customers with a new dessert on its menu - "edible lipstick."

    By Global Times | 2021/3/31 19:03:39
  • Man gulps down bottle of baijiu to board bus

    A man who was refused entry onto a bus for "carrying dangerous goods" gulped down the bottle of baijiu he was carrying, leaving the driver no choice but to let him on, according to a video which recently went viral.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/31 18:53:40
  • Animal show at aquarium

    A woman walks her dog at an animal show in an aquarium in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province.

    By IC | 2021/3/31 18:48:40
  • 'Cave bookstore'

    A bookstore built in a cave in Nanchang, East China's Jiangxi Province

    By CFP | 2021/3/31 18:43:39
  • Kid cracks scam call claiming dad owes $7 million

    A 10-year-old in Huainan, East China's Anhui Province, saw through a scam call after the fraudster said his father was in debt to the tune of 50 million yuan ($7.6 million), which he believed sounded "impossible" given his father's financial situation, reported Hongxing News on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/31 18:38:40
  • Leak of applicant's resume after turning down job offer infuriates netizens

    An incident in which a woman who received a job offer and then decided not to join the company later found her personal information and resume made public by the interviewer has outraged netizens, who called it a serious violation of privacy. The applicant, surnamed Guo, said she had an interview with a start-up company in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, on March 6 and passed it. The company sent her an offer letter and asked her to start on March 20. However, she later decided not to join the company and informed the interviewer on March 19. The next morning, she found all her personal information and resume maliciously posted on WeChat by the interviewer, surnamed Chen, who called on other companies to boycott her.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/24 17:58:40
  • Real estate agency under fire for displaying housing plans on bare backs of female models

    A real estate agency in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, has sparked heated debate among Chinese netizens after displaying house plans on the backs of female models at a promotional event. The local management committee said that the sales office for this property has been shut down. A video from the sales event site shows two models with different house drawings on their bare backs, prompting many people to crowd round and take pictures.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/24 17:53:40
  • Scenic spot reports outdoor gathering for clubbing at night

    A scenic spot in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, has reported a gathering in which around 200 tourists went clubbing at the top of a mountain. A video circulating online shows a private walking club made up of around 200 people, who brought their own mobile power generating equipment, went outdoor clubbing with loud music on and beam lights projected in the sky after arriving at the top of Wutong Mountain on Saturday.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/24 17:53:40
  • Makeup course at senior university becomes a hit

    A makeup course set up by a university for senior citizens in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shannxi Province, has attracted many middle-aged and elderly female students, with netizens joking that it could “make their husbands jealous.”

    By Global Times | 2021/3/24 17:48:40
  • Tang Sancai figurines an online sensation

    The Tang Sancai figurines at Central China's Henan's provincial museum have recently become an online sensation. After a Tang Dynasty (618-907) dance show performance went viral, netizens fell in love with the Tang Dynasty women, who represent openness and freedom. Photo: IC

    By IC | 2021/3/24 17:13:39
  • A mother and a boy enjoy the spring air in a large field of canola blossoms

    A mother and a boy enjoy the spring air in a large field of canola blossoms on a farm in the suburbs of Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, on Monday. Photo: IC

    By IC | 2021/3/24 17:08:40
  • Hickory and plum blossoms are seen in full bloom at the Ming Dynasty City Wall

    Hickory and plum blossoms are seen in full bloom at the Ming Dynasty City Wall Ruins Park in Beijing on March 21, the Spring Equinox, attracting many visitors looking to enjoy the spring air. Photo: IC

    By IC | 2021/3/23 18:58:39
  • Huaguoyuan Square Dance Group, possibly the country's biggest square dance group

    Huaguoyuan Square Dance Group, possibly the country's biggest square dance group, resurfaces in Guiyang, Southwest China's Guizhou Province. With spring in the air, hundreds of citizens danced on the square on Monday evening

    By IC | 2021/3/23 18:53:40
  • Archaeological blind boxes rolled out by museums become a hit on Taobao

    Archaeological blind boxes rolled out by several provincial museums in China are trending on a major online shopping platform, with buyers saying it allowed them to “experience the joys of digging cultural relics as an archaeologist.” Henan Museum, the provincial museum of Central China's Henan Province, integrated the blind box concept with cultural relics, and hid “miniature cultural relics” such as bronze and china in the soil.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/23 18:23:39
  • Netizens split over university's whistle course

    A university in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, recently prompted a great deal of debate among netizens after it opened an elective course teaching the art of whistling. Some expressed envy, while others questioned whether it should even be something taught at university. A video circulating online taken by students shows a teacher teaching an elective course called “whistling art” in a classroom at Qingdao University of Science and Technology on March 15. Cao Qingyue, the teacher of the course, demonstrated a difficult whistle technique that drew applause from the students. According to public information, Cao is a top whistling artist who has won several awards in international competitions.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/23 18:18:40
  • Man in E China's Shandong spends over 1 million yuan collecting antique weapons

    A collector with thousands of Chinese traditional antique cold weapons recently caused an online stir after saying that he plans to build a museum for his collection. The 51-year-old man named Ma Fangrong became interested in antique collecting 21 years ago when he spotted a magazine about antique collections in Pingyin, East China's Shandong Province.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/23 18:13:40
  • 12-y-o girl gives bus drivers 2,000 masks to help passengers in need

    A 12-year-old schoolgirl has won widespread praise online after she used her pocket money to buy 2,000 masks to give to bus drivers, hoping to help passengers who forget to wear them. A video circulating on the Internet shows Zhang Yuchen, a fifth-grader in Fuyang, East China's Anhui province, waiting at a bus stop near her home all day on Sunday, delivering masks to every bus that came by. That day, she handed out 2,000 masks that she had bought with her allowance to 14 bus drivers and asked them to give them to passengers who had forgotten theirs.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/23 15:38:39
  • Adventurer quits job to kayak at sea, spends 234 days drifting through Yellow River

    Shan Mite, a kayaking explorer from Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, has quit his job and spent 234 days drifting through the Yellow River alone, becoming the first person in the world to do so, winning admiration from the public for his courage to pursue his passion despite unimaginable dangers. “I remembered my first kayak trip through the islands at sea. It was all calm and quiet on the leeward side, and choppy and stormy on the windward. I then realized what an amazing world had opened up to me,” Shan told media in a video circulating online.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/23 15:28:40
  • Undercover journalist in company gets promoted

    A journalist from the China Media Group has recently gone viral after an extraordinary experience - during an undercover operation in a car sales company, as he did so well in his job that his boss promoted him to second in command.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/17 19:33:39
  • Legendary pig emaciated due to age not sickness, says breeder

    A 14-year-old pig that became famous after surviving the devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake was recently found to be emaciated and barely mobile, drawing concern from Chinese netizens over its health. However, the pig's breeder said, "It can still eat 10 kilograms of food each day, and is in good condition."

    By Global Times | 2021/3/17 19:28:40
  • Fireman hailed for saving jumper

    A fireman has been hailed by the public for springing into action to rescue a suicidal mother who attempted to jump off a high-rise building while carrying her infant child, People's Daily reported Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/17 19:28:39
  • Bald peacock touches zoo visitors with attempts to open tail

    A video clip of a bald peacock opening its tail at a zoo has recently become an inspiration for visitors and netizens, with many saying they were touched by its spirit of perseverance.

    By China News | 2021/3/16 21:18:46
  • Beijingers enveloped in sandstorm 'landed on Mars'

    Residents in Beijing woke up Monday morning to find the entire city enveloped in yellow dust. Many said they wondered whether their eyes were blind.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/16 19:08:39
  • Artist stuns villagers with 'invisible drawings'

    Residents in Mianyang, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, have recently been haunted by "supernatural phenomena" such as floating trees, soaring mermaids and flying fairies, all of which were in fact drawn by a local villager, People's Daily reported on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/16 19:03:40
  • Mahjong enthusiasts bring game to flower field

    With spring approaching, a village in Southwest China's Sichuan Province has welcomed groups of visitors who came to admire the blossoms in its rape flower fields. Some have even brought their beloved mahjong tables to the site to enjoy a game or two while they take in the scene.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/16 18:58:40
  • Bus motel hangs on cliff in '3D city'

    Eight abandoned buses perched at the top of a 60-meter-high cliff in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality have been converted into a motel that tourists and novelty seekers can stay in for 28 yuan ($4) a night.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/16 18:53:39
  • 25-year-old married Chinese woman found born biologically as a man

    A 25-year-old married Chinese woman accidentally found she was born biologically and chromosomally as male during a physical checkup after she accidentally sprained her ankle.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/10 18:08:40
  • Public appalled at 'shared cat' rental service, lambasting it an irresponsible move

    A cat rental center in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province recently became the target of an online backlash after its promotional ads showed customers can pay 9.9 yuan ($1.52) to rent a "shared cat" for 24 hours.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/10 17:38:40
  • Expert complains quantum concept misuse

    Scientist Pan Jianwei, dubbed "the father of quantum in China," complained on Tuesday about the misuse of the quantum concept in products ranging from cosmetics to food and drinks, which usually have little to do with this cutting-edge technology, but is only used as a gimmick to attract customers.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/10 17:28:39
  • Netizens fascinated by 'alien-like' rock

    An oddly shaped rock found in a village in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality has come under the spotlight on Chinese social media platforms, with many admiring nature's craftsmanship while others suspected it was handmade.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/10 17:23:40
  • Buddha statue of Trump trending on Taobao

    After he stepped down from office, Donald Trump might have faded away from Chinese people's minds. But instead, a statue of Donald Trump as Buddha is trending on an online shopping platform, with the slogan “make your company great again!”

    By Zhao Yusha and Chen Shasha | 2021/3/9 20:41:37
  • Surgeon finds 'Buddhist relics' in patient's body

    A doctor in Huainan, East China's Anhui Province was recently shocked to discover golden 'Buddhist relics' inside a patient's body during a gallbladder operation, which turned out later to be an unusual gallstone.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/9 19:53:41
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