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A 26-year-old tourist fell to her death in a lake because of a broken zip line wire while playing at a scenic spot in Linzhou, Central China's Henan Province, on Saturday. An employee at the scenic spot told the media that the area had been closed since September 30 because of the high flow of water upstream and standing water on the roadside. Local officials said that the victim took a detour to take the mountain road to the scenic spot.
By Global Times | 2021/10/20 17:53:39
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  • The 'hanfu' grandma

    An internet celebrity known as “the hanfu grandma” visited the China International Silk Fair in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, in traditional Chinese costume on Saturday

    By IC | 2021/10/20 17:48:40
  • Adorable golden monkeys

    Three adorable golden monkeys in a park in Zhouzhi, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, seem to be discussing something on Sunday morning.

    By IC | 2021/10/20 17:48:39
  • Floods force Indian couple to float to their wedding - in a cooking pot

    When floods hit southern India, it looked as though a young couple would be unable to make their wedding. But they managed to reach the temple by floating through the flooded streets in a giant metal cooking pot.

    By Reuters | 2021/10/20 17:43:39
  • Boar fusses with bank, released after anesthesia

    A wild boar that appeared in a bank in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, hit the news headlines recently. A video circulating on the internet shows many staff members dragging a boar out of the entrance of a bank and later loading it into a net and into a truck. Reports say on Tuesday, a bank staff member in Baoji, Shanxi found the boar inside the bank in the morning and then contacted the local forestry bureau to deal with it.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/13 17:23:40
  • Man arrested for knocking off apartment's load-bearing wall in East China's Zhejiang Province

    A first-floor apartment owner has been placed under criminal compulsory measures due to barbarically knocking off the load-bearing wall in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang Province, putting the whole building in danger and triggering outrages in the neighborhood, local media reported Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/13 17:23:39
  • Criminal gang's holiday turns out to be doomsday

    Police in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province, have recently busted a criminal gang of over 40 people while they were on a holiday outing on an island of a nearby lake, celebrating their “fruitful” achievements by illegally trading personal information and selling online game accounts to teenagers. The gang's “business mode” was that they would rent out authenticated online game accounts via e-commerce platforms to buyers, who would then use them to escape the supervision of relevant departments on minors' time limits spent on games.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/13 17:18:40
  • Culinary arts students cook for 2,000 villagers, rescuers amid flood disaster in Shanxi

    Offering a helping hand to those in need in disasters is a traditional virtue of the Chinese people. In a city in North China's Shanxi Province, where heavy rains and floods have been hitting, a few vocational school students majoring in culinary arts have been praised for voluntarily cooking for nearly 2,000 local villagers and rescuers.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/13 17:18:39
  • 63-y-o man keeps and dresses up silicone dolls as daughters

    A story about a 63-year-old Chinese man from Huishui county in Southwest China's Guizhou Province who keeps silicone dolls for photography and treats them like his daughters sparked heated discussions online.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/13 17:08:39
  • Launch of Chinese clothing series in NE China

    On Tuesday night, a special launch of a qipao and other Chinese clothing series was held in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, where many people came to watch models display various types of Chinese clothing.

    By IC | 2021/10/13 17:03:39
  • Changxin Palace Lantern, 'First Lamp of China'

    Hailed as “The First Lamp of China,” the Changxin Palace Lantern from Western Han (206BC–AD25) debuted at the Henan Museum in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province, on Tuesday, where many people came for the national treasure

    By IC | 2021/10/13 16:58:39
  • Torrential rains in N.China's Shanxi flood pigsty, killing 800 pigs and causing $310,000 in losses

    Heavy downpours unseen for decades have hit North China's Shanxi Province in recent days, leaving not only ancient buildings in this treasure house of the country in peril, but also farmers' most valued treasures, such as livestock. A pigsty in the province's county of Xiaoyi, which had ordered its residents to urgently evacuate from the region, was flooded amid torrential rains, killing all 800 pigs except for only two, causing a total of over two million yuan ($310,000) in losses for the pigsty owner, The Paper reported on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/12 18:33:39
  • Nearly 10,000 red-billed gulls on migration in NE China

    Nearly 10,000 red-billed gulls on their way to migrate stop on the Songhua River in Harbin, NE China's Heilongjiang Province, competing for feeding from citizens and tourists

    By IC | 2021/10/12 18:28:40
  • World's heaviest panda sculpture

    People visit the world's heaviest panda sculpture in Dujiangyan, SW China's Sichuan Province, during the National Day holiday. The sculpture is 26 meters long, 11 meters wide, 12 meters high and weighs 130 tons

    By IC | 2021/10/12 18:28:40
  • Senior citizen dating show goes viral for its directness and openness

    Police in Hefei, East China's Anhui Province issued a notice on Saturday trying to collect information on suspects in a criminal group known for using violence to collect debts. The group consists of around 10 people and has been accused of disturbing social order and endangering people's lives and property. What caught the eye of the public is that one suspect is Li Teng, who was the Wushu Sanda champion at the 2006 Asian Games. The Anhui Wushu boxing sports management center, which Li used to be associated with, confirmed the person in the police notice is Li Teng, the Wushu Sanda champion.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/12 18:23:40
  • Restaurant in flood-hit Shanxi makes 1,000 'Chinese hamburgers' to support front-line relief workers

    Faced with the disasters caused by the continuous heavy rainfall in North China's Shanxi Province, a restaurant in Yuncheng suspended business on Sunday and rushed overnight to make and deliver 1,000 pieces of hamburger-like roujiamo to flood relief workers. The gesture , which has sparked a heated discussion among Chinese netizens. In a video widely circulated on Sina Weibo, the owner of the restaurant surnamed Wang said they took a total of 10 hours to prepare the food, and then drove nearly 70 kilometers to Jishan County, one of the area's most severely affected places by the rainstorm, to console the front-line flood relief workers.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/12 18:23:40
  • Judge takes away piggy bank of deadbeat to pay back loans

    Judges just know how to deal with deadbeats – after discovering a deadbeat has no property under his name to be enforced, a judge took away his piggy bank. A video that recently circulated on the Internet shows a judge and workers who were owed money in Huzhou City, East China's Zhejiang Province, taking a piggy bank from the home of a contractor surnamed Ying. The contractor had failed to pay wages to the four workers. With a mandate from the judge, the four workers and the judge went to the man's house and took money from his piggy bank and the four men took the equivalent he owed them.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/12 18:18:39
  • Otter awarded a banner for helping pick up a phone dropped in pool

    An otter named Youtiao in Shanghai Wild Animal Park was awarded a banner for helping picking up her cell phone dropped in water during the National Day holiday on October 7. As the most mischievous and smartest otter in the park, Youtiao mistook the falling phone for trash and was the first to rush over to pick it up and hand to the staff, local media reported.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/12 18:13:40
  • Father surprises son by showing up at kindergarten playing Ultraman

    A father gave his son an unforgettable birthday present before the Mid-Autumn Festival – he suddenly showed up at his son's kindergarten class, disguised as the animated hero Ultraman to perform, and prepared a birthday cake for his son.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/22 18:43:39
  • Wild Asian elephants relax at a checkpoint in SW China's Yunnan

    A surveillance video of three elephants pigging out and sauntering around in a village went viral online. The three wild Asian elephants, two adults and one baby, entered the Nangping village of Xishuangbanna, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, on September 13. Wandering about and eating, they broke into the vegetable plot in a police camp of Mohan Checkpoint.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/22 18:38:39
  • Girl designs hanfu with J-20 fighter jet pattern, combining tradition with modern power

    A young girl from East China's Jiangsu Province has recently introduced China's new J-20 fighter jet pattern design to traditional Chinese clothing hanfu, said Toutiao News on Tuesday. The report said that the design has attracted a lot of attention of many other hanfu lovers and is ready for mass production.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/22 17:48:39
  • Company builds 'air farm' for employees

    A firm in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality provided a 33-meter-tall building rooftop with an area of 20,000 square meters to its employees for planting vegetables, triggering discussions among Chinese netizens. An employee from the company said each employee could apply for an area to plant vegetables or crops via lottery, which is a good way to connect employees together. Some young employees said they had never grown crops before, but the “air farm” gave them a chance to gain the experience.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/22 17:43:39
  • Tallest teen, fastest hair skipping among 2022 Guinness World Records

    From the dog with the longest ears to the world's tallest teenager, Guinness World Records reveals its latest record breakers in the 2022 edition of the popular book. The annual publication, out on September 16, features an array of records and feats, including the fastest walking on hands and the most skips over a person's own hair in 30 seconds.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/22 17:38:39
  • Duku Highway in NW China's Xinjiang

    Aerial photos show the Duku Highway in Aksu, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the early autumn season, with snow-capped mountains, grasslands and lakes visible in one day's drive.

    By IC | 2021/9/22 17:08:40
  • Full moon in Xi'an

    The bright moon hung high over the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, the ancient capital of China, on Tuesday night, the mid-autumn night.

    By IC | 2021/9/22 17:08:39
  • Wild puma found living in New York apartment

    US authorities have rescued from a New York apartment a feline that was no house cat, but was an 36-kilogram wild cougar.

    By AFP | 2021/9/15 21:28:39
  • Youngster paints cartoons on hometown walls

    A youngster in Xinxiang, Central China's Henan Province, reportedly took two years painting cartoons on the walls of his hometown village, making the village a scenic spot in the local region.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/15 21:23:39
  • A 13-year-old girl's organs donated after death, saving seven minors

    A girl in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, who died at 13, donated her organs under permission from her parents to seven other minors. The story has moved many people in China to tears.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/15 21:18:39
  • Man detained after stepping onto ruins of ancient park

    A man who was found to have stepped onto ruins of the Yuanmingyuan (Old Summer Palace) in Haidian district, Beijing, was detained by local police for his act of damaging cultural relics.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/15 21:13:35
  • Blogger planted top watermelon from 20th century

    A seed blogger announced on China's Twitter-like social platform Sina Weibo on Saturday that he planted a high-quality watermelon variety from the early 20th century, which turned out to be not as delicious as watermelons of nowadays and was disliked even by pigs.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/14 18:53:40
  • China Post offers service to send letters to space

    A new postal service offered by China Post has brought back the now forgotten handwritten letters as people scramble to send theirs' to space for a mere 19 yuan ($3) each.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/14 18:48:41
  • Father accompanies freshman son diagnosed with ALS for opening ceremony

    A father in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, who took his son in a wheelchair for a school opening ceremony on Monday has attracted a lot of attention from netizens.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/14 18:48:40
  • A drunk man blames ghosts for setting his house on fire in phone call

    A man in Bijie, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, called firemen on Saturday for help saying that ghosts had set his house on fire, but it turned out that the man had set his own house ablaze while he was drunk.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/14 18:48:40
  • Couple take subway to wedding

    A couple in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, on Saturday chose an innovative way to go to their wedding, that is, by subway, according to local media.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/14 18:43:39
  • 20-y-o 'dies and comes back to life' after staying up all night

    A young man in Central China's Henan Province, who was presumed dead after staying up all night playing games surprisingly “came back to life,” much to the delight of doctors, reported Toutiao News on Tuesday. The 20-year-old man fainted at an internet bar in Zhengzhou. A staffer at the bar said the man suddenly fell to the ground with convulsions and foam around his mouth when he got up from the chair after playing games all night.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/8 17:18:40
  • Young photographer takes over 100 children pics on a trip to SW China

    A Chinese photographer has gone viral on social media for her over 100 photos taken of children living in mountain areas in Southwest China's Sichuan Province. Born after 1995 from Chengdu, Sichuan, the young photo-sharer surnamed Zhong serves as a children photographer for her daily job.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/8 16:38:40
  • Villagers find wild giant panda in their corn field

    An adult wild giant panda came out of the mountains and went to a farmer's field in a village in Leshan, Southwestern Sichuan Province, on Saturday morning, attracting many local villagers. The giant panda was later sent to a rescue center after being examined by experts. The panda interacted with the villagers, posing in various positions to attract people to take pictures.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/8 16:28:39
  • 104-y-o improves life by buying stocks based on 'feelings'

    Multiple Chinese investors are improving their lives through the stock exchange market. The story of Zhou Hongbao, 104, has gone viral on the Chinese social media recently. According to media reports, Zhou is one of the oldest private investor in China's A share market and has earned a revenue of about 100,000 yuan ($15,473) so far, which has helped her to buy a new air conditioner, new refrigerator and pay for her cataract surgery. Zhou admitted that making profits was not her original purpose but now she has earned a lot of money.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/8 16:13:39
  • Probiotic milk brand fined for advertising therapeutic effect against COVID-19

    The Shanghai subsidiary of Japanese sweetened probiotic milk brand Yakult has been fined 450,000 yuan ($69,736) for promoting probiotics' important role in COVID-19 prevention and treatment, misleading consumers amid the epidemic. The promotion was beneficial in increasing Yakult's sales and hindered fair competition among other probiotics beverage peers, according to the administrative penalty notification issued by the Pudong New Area administration for market regulation in Shanghai. The penalty was imposed based on China's law against unfair competition.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/8 16:08:39
  • Man fined for diving from 10-meter-high railway bridge

    An amateur swimmer was fined 200 yuan ($31) for jumping into the river from a ten-meter high railway bridge to practice diving on Wednesday in Suqian, East China's Jiangsu Province. A video clip circulating on the internet shows a man in dark swimming trunks on a railway bridge diving into the river with a loud splash. The bridge at around ten meters high is in close distance above the river surface.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/7 19:38:40
  • Netizens touched by sick 5-y-o telling mom to 'have another one when I'm gone'

    Momo, a 5-year-old child who has been fighting leukemia for nearly two years and has undergone 17 chemotherapies, had many netizens tearing up when he told his mother to “have another child just like me when I'm gone.” "I couldn't speak at all when I heard what he said." Momo's mother told China's Central Television (CCTV).

    By Global Times | 2021/9/7 19:38:40
  • Woman cheated out of 50,000 yuan learning psychic arts

    A woman from East China's Anhui Province was swindled out of 50,000 yuan ($7,748) on fake classes on psychic arts, including telepathizing with ghosts and animals. The woman surnamed Liu has been taking a variety of courses including magic, mental telepathy, shaman and feng shui from a WeChat official account Magick Area since January, hoping it would “improve their fortunes of finance and romantic relationships.”

    By Global Times | 2021/9/7 19:33:40
  • Man had himself and parents jailed for selling laughing gas

    A man surnamed Xu was sentenced to one year and six months in jail for selling “laughing gas,” an illegal psychoactive substance. His parents also received jail terms for helping him with the business. According to Beijing police, Xu got to know about the laughing gas when he was studying in Canada. After returning to China in 2019 and failing to find a job, he decided to make money through selling the illegal gas as it is difficult to acquire for addicts in China.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/7 19:23:41
  • College student demands divorce after getting married for an hour

    A young couple filed for divorce an hour after receiving their marriage license, with the wife demanding 300,000 yuan ($46,455) in damages from the husband. After the case was brought to court, the divorce petition was not approved by the judge. The ludicrous newlyweds are from Southwest China's Yunnan Province, where the husband is a college student and the wife a nurse. It was the husband who filed for divorce immediately after the marriage, arguing that he did not want to get married and chose to do so because of pressure from his wife. He claimed that he had actually broken up with her before the marriage, but she had repeatedly send text messages to harass and stimulate him to make a hasty decision.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/7 19:23:40
  • Social pressure catalyst for billion volume male beauty market in China

    Various recently released reports show the awakening of the males' appearance awareness in China, suggesting an increasing social pressure over the group. A research from Qizhan Industry Institute in July shows that the Chinese male beauty products market in 2020 reached 8 billion yuan ($1.2 billion), which is predicted to reach 9.9 billion in 2021.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/1 19:18:40
  • 11-y-o summits 6,178 m peak in Kunlun Mountains within 5 hours

    An 11-year-old boy has recently successfully conquered the 6,178-meter-tall Kunlun Mountains' Yuzhu Peak in 4 hours and 58 minutes, setting a record for the fastest climbing by a school-age child. The boy Jiang Bingxun, from Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, accompanied by his father and professional guides, launched an expedition to reach Yuzhu Peak on August 15, the highest peak in the eastern section of the Kunlun Mountains, located in Golmud, Northwest China's Qinghai Province.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/1 19:18:39
  • Man with extreme obesity successfully undergoes a weight loss surgery

    An extremely obese man weighing 263 kilograms has recently undergone a personalized weight loss surgery, and is expected to lose 200 to 300 kilograms in a year. The 27-year-old named Daming from Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, weighed more than 260 kilograms and half of it was fat. Given that his abdominal fat was several times thicker than the ordinary person's, doctors customized the medical devices for his laparoscopic surgery. Daming's body condition remains stable after the surgery. His gastrointestinal motility returned to normal within 24 hours. He could even get off bed for moderate exercise on the second day after surgery.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/1 19:08:39
  • Children kick off new semester with 'Olympic champions'

    Elementary school students in Jinan, East China's Shandong Province, kick off the new semester on Wednesday, joining the stand-up signs of Olympic champions for the opening ceremony.

    By IC | 2021/9/1 19:03:40
  • Henan Museum resumes operations

    The Henan Provincial Museum in Zhengzhou resumed operation on Tuesday after flood disasters and the COVID-19 resurgence. A large number of people went to see the artifacts which were well preserved during the rainstorm.

    By IC | 2021/9/1 19:03:39
  • 15-y-o independently designs and builds drone in one month

    During the past summer vacation, a 15-year-old boy designed and built a drone on his own in less than a month, and flew it successfully. The boy named Li Banghua, from Hefei in East China's Anhui Province, designed and built the plane completely on his own. The drone is 0.6 meters wide, has a wingspan of 4.4 meters and weighs about 40 kilograms. Li just finished his high-school entrance exams, and the plane was designed and built during his after-school hours, local media reported.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/1 18:53:41
  • Children having fun in a playground in Wuhan

    After a brief COVID-19 backlash, a playground in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, resumed operations on Saturday. Children and parents took advantage of the last part of their summer vacation to go and relax, all wearing masks.

    By IC | 2021/8/31 19:43:41
  • Netizens awed by friendship shared between 102-y-o and 103-y-o

    A video of a 102-year-old woman visiting her 103-year-old friend's house for a chat has recently gone viral on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo, with netizens cheering at the long years of friendship between the two sisters, and expressing their wishes for the elderly.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/31 17:28:39
  • Man has dream come true getting pilot's license at age 85

    An 85-year-old Chinese man, who gained fame for showing off a muscular chest on a catwalk in 2016, has once again attracted netizens' admiration recently by gaining a pilot's license through three months of study and practice. The rookie pilot, Wang Deshun, not only broke the record for the oldest flight cadet in China, but also broke people's long preconceived stereotypes of “old people.”

    By Global Times | 2021/8/31 17:23:39
  • Couple in Wuhan detained for hand-making 800 bottles of fake Moutai

    Police have detained a couple who made over 800 bottles of adulterated Chinese baijiu (white spirit) and selling it in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province. The police estimated that these more than 800 bottles of fake liquor are worth about 2 million yuan ($308,000) in total, according to Kankan News.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/31 17:13:40
  • Women accused of moral coercion abandoning four dogs in front of animal shelter

    Four dogs were abandoned at the front door of a stray dog shelter on Sunday in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning Province. Although disgusted at the behavior, the head of the shelter still decided to take the dogs in but accused the abandoners of moral coercion. According to the video taken by a surveillance camera at the shelter's front door, two women furtively dropped the box of dogs at the shelter's entrance and ran away.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/31 17:13:39
  • Olympic champion wins compliment after donating 'peeled' gold medal to museum

    Tokyo Olympic trampoline champion Zhu Xueying donated her Olympic gold medal to a local sports museum, becoming the first Chinese athlete to donate her Tokyo Olympic medal. The medal is the "peeled medal" which has been a hot topic on the internet. On Saturday, the Olympic champion from North China's Tianjin municipality donated her Olympic gold medal to the museum. Zhu said she wanted more people to see the Olympic gold medal and pass on the Olympic spirit, and hopes it will honor Tianjin, where she was raised. The Tianjin Sports Museum approached her with an ambassador certificate and a donation certificate, reported local media Jin Yun.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/31 17:08:39
  • Rice color painting of Yuan Longping

    Farmers in SW China's Chongqing Municipality made a beautiful rice color painting to celebrate the centenary of the founding of the party. Aerial footage shows the image of Yuan Longping, the father of hybrid rice in China, in a vast rice field.

    By IC | 2021/8/31 17:03:39
  • Video blogger reproduces gold scepter uncovered in Sanxingdui Ruins

    A video blogger has amazed netizens recently for reproducing a gold scepter which was uncovered in the Sanxingdui Ruins in Guanghan, Southwest China's Sichuan Province.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/25 20:23:40
  • Art teacher paints with basketball in memory of Kobe

    An art teacher in Zibo, East China's Shandong Province, used a basketball to paint Kobe's portrait on a wall in memory of Kobe Bryant on his 43rd birthday on Monday, saying that the Mamba Mentality has been an encouragement to him.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/25 20:23:39
  • Snake captured after eating eight birds in resident's home

    A snake was found in a resident's home in Huai'an, East China's Jiangsu Province, after it swallowed eight birds in a row raised by the elderly resident. The resident captured the snake using a basin and released it later, Toutiao News reported on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/25 20:18:40
  • Diver performs Chinese opera face changing show underwater

    An aquarium diver in Lanzhou, Northwest China's Gansu Province, has learned to perform underwater the face-changing art from Chinese opera by himself, which fascinates visitors of the city's aquarium.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/25 20:13:41
  • Academic paper questioned over gender discrimination

    A research paper titled “The typical performances and correction strategies of tsundere female officials” faced criticism for female discrimination and stereotypes. Its author denies the accusation of insulting and discriminating women and apologized to the public for her harsh and improper words.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/25 20:13:39
  • 'High-quality male' silenced on Weibo after charging $3,857 monthly fee for fans group

    A man who got popular after posting a video online a month ago in which he described himself as a “high-quality male” has been silenced by China's social media Sina Weibo. The man was banned after he was reported to have charged 25,000 yuan ($3,857) per month for people who wanted to join his fans group.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/24 18:33:40
  • Guizhou found oldest animal fossil on Earth

    A team of researchers, led by Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, have found Eocyathispongia qiania, known as sponge animal fossils, in Southwest China. Experts say that these could be the earliest animals on Earth ever recorded.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/24 18:28:39
  • Rocky grandma plays drums at grandnephew's wedding

    A video of a 70-year-old grandmother playing drums at the wedding of her grandnephew in Qinzhou Province, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, has been trending on China's Twitter-like social platform Sina Weibo since Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/24 18:27:07
  • Grandmother aged over 100 becomes 'biggest online celebrity' in county

    Recently, a grandmother aged 102 has attracted the attention of many Chinese netizens again for playing in a short video shot by grandson in which she “rides a horse” and takes part in “village games.”

    By Global Times | 2021/8/24 18:23:40
  • 50-year-old man uses 4.6-meter chopsticks weighing 15kg to pick up eggs

    A 50-year-old man in East China's Shandong Province has shocked the world by picking up eggs with a pair of handmade iron chopsticks with a length of 4.616 meters and weighing 15 kilograms.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/18 18:43:47
  • 'Life in prison' gains views amid celebrity scandals

    A prison in Southwest China's Sichuan Province recently gained a lot of views for posting a series of videos on social media introducing "life in prison" after a famous Chinese celebrity was arrested by police for alleged rape.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/18 18:33:40
  • Post-2000 fans in China spend big on 'idol' worship

    A recent official report on minors' internet use in 2020 in China showed that nearly 15 percent of fans born after 2000 spent more than 5,000 yuan ($770) on their favorite "idols."

    By Global Times | 2021/8/18 18:33:39
  • Doctoral student arrested for 'animal cruelty' after pouring salt on snails

    A 26-year-old doctoral student at Hong Kong Polytechnic University has been arrested on suspicion of being cruel to animals after he killed three snails by covering them with salt.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/18 18:28:40
  • Police self-made drowning prevention video goes viral

    "Paddle for a moment of pleasure, a little carelessness can cause lying in a stretcher ..." Recently, the short video on drowning prevention, written, directed and acted by police officers from the Hexiangqiao police station in Longhui, Central China's Hunan Province, has gone viral on Chinese social media.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/18 18:23:41
  • Professor shares conference look amid home quarantine

    Suit, tie, shirt, but shorts- a professor from Tsinghua University in Beijing shared on social media his look for online conferences while going through quarantine at home amid Beijing's latest outbreak.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/17 19:12:09
  • Motorcyclist washes hair in rain while waiting for green light

    Video of a man washing his hair with shampoo while waiting for a green light on his motorbike amid heavy rain recently attracted attention online.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/17 19:11:44
  • Restaurant owner sees business boom after saving drowning man

    A restaurant owner in Nanchang, East China's Jiangxi Province, has seen a long line of enthusiastic customers recently since he became a local "hero" for saving a drowning man.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/17 19:03:40
  • Bank manager calmly plays on phone while robber sitting beside

    A surveillance video recently went viral online when a bank manager in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, was calmly playing on his phone while a man who attempted to rob the bank was sitting right next to him with a knife.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/17 19:03:39
  • Birdwatchers in woods wrongly reported as gamblers by locals

    A group of birdwatchers were reported anonymously by a local who thought they were gambling in the woods in East China's Zhejiang Province on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/17 18:58:39
  • Officer helps kid left alone in illegally parked car

    A Chinese traffic officer has melted people's hearts after he was seen taking care of a kid left alone by his parents in an illegally parked car. The officer was trying to cool the kid down by fanning him using a handful of traffic tickets.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/11 18:31:22
  • Carpenter grandpa makes crab cart that crawls sideways for grandson

    A lively crab cart made of wood has recently caught the eyes of netizens on Chinese social media platforms for its high resemblance to crabs walking sideways. It is made by the clever hands of a carpenter grandpa and a father in East China's Fujian Province, who spent a week making the toy for his kid.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/11 18:23:39
  • Olympic once more! Light show featuring memorable moments of Chinese athletes brightens sky

    To celebrate the fruitful results of Chinese Olympic athletes and welcome them back home, North China's Tianjin Municipality arranged a gorgeous light show on Sunday evening, displaying the spectacular moments of Chinese athletes during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with the lights of thousands of drones.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/11 18:18:41
  • Life of Pi in reality: Man drifts across Yangtze River on a plank

    A man from East China's Anhui Province has recently made the headlines for drifting his "wondrous" journey back home across the Yangtze River with the help of a plank and some empty bottles.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/11 18:18:39
  • Woman gets bow legs and saggy skin after breast implants, liposuction surgery

    A woman from East China's Jiangxi Province has had her legs disfigured after she spent 26,932 yuan ($4,152.18) on breast implants and liposuction surgery.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/10 17:33:40
  • Youngster rebuilds Guangzhou in online game

    Five Rams Sculpture, Canton tower and Zhujiang New Town… From city landmarks to streets and lanes, Huo Kaiyang, a 23-year-old native from South China's Guangdong Province, has rebuilt the city of Guangzhou in a virtual game, not just for fun but also for traffic congestion study.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/10 17:23:40
  • 'Mini tanks' for disinfection rolled out amid epidemic surge

    As medical staff get wary of the incessant bugging of COVID-19 - as well as the constant need for spraying disinfectants - Nanjing in East China's Jiangsu Province has rolled out a batch of "mini tanks" to do the job.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/10 17:23:40
  • Shenzhou-12 taikonauts catching up with Tokyo Olympics from space

    As the world sets its eyes on Tokyo for the Olympics, netizens wondered if Chinese taikonauts are following the competition from space. The Shenzhou-12 crew went to space on June 17 and is now half way through their three-month mission. “Yes, they can,” as XIaoxiang Morning Post learned from China Manned Space Agency on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/4 16:08:39
  • Employees fired for discussing to have arrested Kris Wu represent the brand

    NETA Auto, a brand under Hozon Auto in China, has triggered fierce discussion on China's Twitter-like social media Sina Weibo on Wednesday for firing employees who discussed to have Kris Wu represent the brand, for “seriously challenging social values.” According to a screenshot of one WeChat group chat of NETA employees, marketing staffer Peng Gang said, “The spirit of NETA is to give people a second chance.” He was discussing with co-workers about inviting Wu to represent the brand.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/4 16:03:40
  • Chengdu park paintings

    In Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province, artists have painted tree trunks in a park. Artistic images of various animals and cartoon characters are covering the tree trunks, adding color to the entire street.

    By IC | 2021/8/4 16:03:40
  • Painting Exhibition in Shanghai

    A special exhibition of paintings is opening to the public for free at a gallery in downtown Shanghai. To celebrate the centenary of the founding of the CPC, the artists applied traditional Chinese ink painting to showcase the moments of the revolutionary predecessors.

    By IC | 2021/8/4 16:03:40
  • Tourists take a leap in world's highest bungy jump in Central China

    Straddled between two cliffs in China's Hunan province, a 430-meter glass-bottomed suspension bridge offers the world's highest bungy jump from a footbridge. Visitors to the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge can take a leap from a height of 260 meters, a stomach-churning way to take in the views of the surrounding Wulingyuan wilderness, a UNSECO World Heritage site.

    By Reuters | 2021/8/4 15:43:39
  • Man fleeing COVID-19 quarantine area turns out to be a convict

    Police in Huozhou, North China's Shanxi Province, caught a man who escaped from a central quarantine area of COVID-19 in neighboring province two days earlier. The police soon found that he was an escaped convict who had recently returned to China from the Philippines. The man surnamed Zhao slipped away from a quarantine site he previously stayed in Zhengzhou, capital city of Central China's Henan Province, on Saturday, according to a statement of Huozhou health authority. Zhao then went to Huozhou, and lived at a hotel with the help of a local resident surnamed Cheng, who used his own ID card to get a room for Zhao, said the statement.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/3 17:23:39
  • Farmer guards critically endangered plant species for 30 years

    Ma Guoxiang, a farmer in Funing, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, has been guarding a endangered plant species for nearly 30 years. Under his efforts, the plants were saved from being chopped down. Some trees even grew as tall as 40 meters. They are so big that six people are needed to encircle the trunk.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/3 17:18:40
  • Man claiming to be Canadian asks police to 'shoot him down' when checked by officers

    A video of a man claiming to be a Canadian and asking police to “shoot” him has stirred controversy on Chinese social media. He was later found to be a teacher at an elite business school in East China's Zhejiang Province. In the video posted by police in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, the man, Zhao Qiang, confronted the police after his friend was caught drunk driving on Friday. “You could shoot me with a gun like Canadian police,” he said drunkenly when he was dissatisfied with the police asking him to stand back to the side of the road.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/3 16:58:40
  • Four men detained for assaulting a man accused of secretly filming a woman

    On July 27, a woman was using the toilet inside a barbecue restaurant in Weinan, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, when she found out a man, surnamed Tan, was taking photos of her. Instead of calling the police, the woman notified her four male companions. Being drunk, they beat Tan up after a short-lived argument, leaving him with mild wounds.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/3 16:03:39
  • Shanghai citizens bids farewell to beloved book store

    Zhong Shu Ge, one of the most popular chain booksellers in Shanghai, announced the shutdown of its biggest store in the city center. A lot of book lovers are visiting the store in its last few days, leaving messages to say goodbye.

    By IC | 2021/8/3 15:53:39
  • 60 kg of drugs found hidden in ceiling

    A tenant in Xiamen, East China's Fujian Province, accidentally found 60 kilograms of drugs hidden in the ceiling when he was changing light bulbs. The find led to the exposure of a drug smuggling case that happened 12 years ago, reported KNews on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/28 19:08:18
  • Hiker on 7-day no-food challenge in mountain finally calls police

    A hiker in South China's Guangdong Province who was confident to take a 7-day no-food challenge, proposed by some online friends, finally gave himself up and turned to the police for help after exhausting himself in the Beiling Mountain, reported Toutiao News on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/28 19:07:48
  • Natatorium punished for posting swimming advertisement amid Henan flood disaster

    A natatorium in Hebi, Central China's Henan Province, was caught in controversy and punished for posting advertisement that is suspected of taking advantage of the local flood disaster to promote sales of swimming lesson.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/28 18:58:39
  • Man survives in overwhelmed underground parking lot for more than 72 hours

    As the nation mourns dozens of people killed by floods and the millions affected by it in Henan Province, the miraculous survival of a man in its capital city Zhengzhou after being trapped in an overwhelmed parking lot for more than 72 hours has touched netizens.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/28 18:53:40
  • SW China's Chengdu welcomes 'Olympics baby panda'

    Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, welcomed a "Olympics baby panda" who was born on the opening day of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. Many believe the baby panda will bring good fortune to the Chinese team.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/27 19:36:34
  • Six stray horses hit road in downtown Tianjin

    Six stray horses were found roaming around in downtown of North China's Tianjin Municipality on Sunday night, causing traffic jam at crossroads.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/27 19:28:40
  • Enthusiastic customer overpays purchase at Erke store

    A man from East China's Jiangsu Province paid 1,000 yuan ($154) for the 500 yuan products he purchased at a store of the Chinese sportswear brand Erke and took to his heels before the salesperson realized his overpayment.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/27 19:28:39
  • Man inserts eel into rectum from anus in hopes to 'relieve constipation'

    A man in Xinghua, East China's Jiangsu Province, inserted a 20-centimeter-long eel into his rectum from his anus on July 20 in hopes of relieving constipation, but instead almost lost his life after the eel entered his abdomen.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/27 19:23:39
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