A man from Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province, has gained overnight fame across Chinese social media as well as Facebook and Twitter as netizens find him incredibly alike to the richest man in the world, Elon Musk.
By Global Times | 2021/12/21 18:29:57
  • Mutton soup awarded for returning lost goats

    Police in Southwest China's Sichuan recently received a basin of mutton soup as a "gift" from a goat owner who got his three missing goats back from the police.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/21 18:27:16
  • Man jailed for breaking own finger to extort biker's money

    A man in Luzhou, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, has been jailed after breaking his own finger and planning a scheme to defraud a motorcyclist some 20,000 yuan ($3,100) in compensation.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/21 18:23:59
  • US police find stolen Ohio bridge and thief

    A 18-meter-long pedestrian bridge stolen from an Ohio city in November has been found and a man is facing charges.

    By AP | 2021/12/21 18:21:38
  • Tiny book measuring 5 millimeters on each side fetches big price at auction in Brussels

    A tiny book measuring 5 millimeters on each side surprised auctioneers in Brussels by selling for $4,739.11.

    By UPI | 2021/12/21 18:13:58
  • Courier saves man ordering 'last meal'

    A food delivery man in Central China's Henan Province has saved a suicidal customer after receiving an order from him with a note reading "the last meal in my life."

    By Global Times | 2021/12/20 18:45:17
  • Artist realizes lifelong dream of building the Chinese-style 'Transformer' and mecha dragon

    An artist from the Central Academy of Fine Arts has finally realized his lifelong pursuit to build a 19.21-meter-long Chinese-style mecha dragon in seven years. His series of mecha soldiers, including one featuring China's most popular traditional anime character, the Monkey King, has been dubbed by netizens as the Chinese Transformers.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/20 18:40:03
  • Passenger removed from US flight for wearing thong as face mask

    A passenger was forced to disembark a flight in Florida because he insisted that wearing a red thong as a face mask complied with COVID-19 regulations, local media said.

    By AFP | 2021/12/20 18:37:26
  • Giant Swedish Yule goat torched again after 5-year respite

    A giant straw Yule goat in the Swedish town of Gavle was set ablaze for the first time in five years, reviving a long-running tradition of locals illegally attempting to torch it and authorities scrambling to stop them.

    By Reuters | 2021/12/20 18:30:16
  • Jordanian flies the world with cockpit

    Jordanian Muhammad Malhas has long harbored dreams of being a pilot. Now at 76 years old, he is soaring above the clouds in a cockpit he built in his basement.

    By AFP | 2021/12/14 17:28:41
  • Patient under anesthesia swiping 'air phone' on operating table amuses doctors

    A female patient lying on an operating table while making a gesture with her hands as if she were swiping on a phone screen has amused the public recently.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/14 17:28:40
  • Grandpa picks up kid in LinaBell suit

    A grandfather in Wuxi, East China's Jiangsu Province, has recently attracted crowds of onlookers as he was picking up his granddaughter from school while cosplaying LinaBell, a smart pink fox in the Duffy and Friends series which was introduced to Shanghai Disneyland in 2021.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/14 17:23:40
  • Thief swallows nails to escape penalty

    A thief in Benxi, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, swallowed nails and iron wires as long as 15 centimeters before stealing in the hope of escaping police penalties.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/14 17:23:40
  • Elderly model competition takes lead in fashion trend

    The preliminary contest of the 2021 Beijing Senior Model Contest was held in Beijing over the weekend. As the host announced the start of the heated race, models with various styles of dresses and uniforms walked slowly down the long ramp. The 12 teams will be selected on a scoring system to compete in the final on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/13 18:03:40
  • Unexpected ladybug found in 8-year-old's ear

    The staffer at an ear-picking store in Liaoyuan, Northeast China's Jilin Province, has spotted another "interesting" discovery after cleaning an 8-year-old boy's ear, where a dead ladybug was found and taken out.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/13 18:03:39
  • Man pounced, bitten hard by stranger who mistook him for former girlfriend's new boyfriend

    A man surnamed Huang from Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, recently had an unfortunate encounter with a stranger. He was pounced and got bitten all over his face and hands for no reason at all. It turned out that the stranger had mistaken Huang for his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend, so he wanted to hurt Huang.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/13 17:58:39
  • Hair salon apologizes for questionable marketing strategies

    Wenfeng Cosmetology Group, a hair beauty company based in Shanghai, apologized on Sunday after it was placed under investigation for illicit promotions in its marketing strategies.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/13 17:53:39
  • Man sentenced to 3.5 years in prison after transferring $23,500 on ex-girlfriend's phone by pulling up her eyelid

    A man in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison after transferring some 150,000 yuan ($23,500) from his ex-girlfriend's phone using facial recognition by pulling up her eyelids while she was sleeping.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/12 23:19:39
  • 2 abducted men on family-tracing trip find they are brothers

    Two men who were abducted and trafficked when they were kids joined each other on a family-tracing trip. They ended up finding out that they are actually siblings, media reported on Sunday. Both of them were sent away to East China's Shandong Province by their own family in East China's Zhejiang Province as the family was too poor to take care of them, said the report.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/7 19:23:39
  • China's Yutu II spots 'mystery hut' on far side of the moon

    China's Yutu IIYutu-2 moon rover has recently spotted a mysterious cube-shaped object on the moon. Photos it sent back to Earth show that the object looks like a little hut and is located on the horizon on the dark side of the moon. The rover spotted the object on the horizon to the north and roughly 80 meters away during the mission's 36th lunar day, according to a Yutu II diary published by Our Space, a science outreach channel affiliated with the China National Space Administration (CNSA). It has been referred to as a “mystery hut,” but space enthusiasts note that it is just a placeholder name rather than an accurate description.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/7 19:18:39
  • Provision requiring student awards to be influenced by parents' misbehaviors sparks discontent

    The introduction of a set of new rules in Zhengzhou, capital city of Central China's Henan Province, which requires the evaluation criteria of students in schools to be linked to the misbehaviors by their parents has sparked heated debate among citizens and netizens. The document, issued by the Zhengzhou Municipal People's Government on November 26, aims to safeguard the safety of students on the road, but one of its provisions has sparked controversy. The controversial provision states that if parents commit traffic violations on the road in front of the school while picking up or dropping off their children, it will affect the students' merit awards at the school.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/7 19:08:40
  • Woman miraculously survived car crash 'slashing half of her head'

    A woman from Wuchuan, South China's Guangdong Province, miraculously survived a tragic car accident although she almost lost half of her head in the collision. On September 18, the woman, surnamed Li, was out on her electric bike when she collided with a small car. In the accident, a part of her head was cut off, her skull was severely damaged, and she suffered multiple comminuted fractures throughout her body. When she was taken to the hospital she was in a deep coma.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/7 19:03:39
  • Bohemian waxwings flock and forage

    In a park in Songyuan, Northeast China's Jilin Province, amidst the snow-capped mountains, spirited Bohemian waxwings flock and forage.

    By IC | 2021/12/7 17:48:40
  • Sunrise in Tianjin

    At sunrise in North China's Tianjin Municipality, the slowly rising winter sun and the flocks of Oriental Storks taking off together make a beautiful picture.

    By IC | 2021/12/7 17:48:40
  • Brain-computer interface used to play mahjong

    Chinese' love for mahjong has become so intense that an old man with high paraplegia has turned to the help of brain-computer interface to play the game even when his body can't move.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/1 19:13:40
  • Depressed ex-couple meets again in hospital after painful breakup

    A hospital in Chengdu, capital city of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, has recently witnessed an epic love story between two patients who had been a couple for eight years before splitting up.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/1 19:08:39
  • Host faking suicide to gain online followers detained

    Police in Shijiazhuang, North China's Hebei Province, have detained a "suicidal" woman who threatened to jump into a river and end her life while the true aim was to draw fans online.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/1 19:03:39
  • Firefighter to the rescue! And don't mind the facial mask

    A video clip of a firefighter coming back from a rescue scene with a dried-up facial mask on his face from Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality has gone viral on the internet recently.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/1 17:53:40
  • Mainland e-shop owner tells trouble-seeking Taiwan buyer: "I'll go there by boat and teach you a lesson when reunification is realized"

    A Taobao shop owner selling HDMI cables from Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, has recently received much attention after a spicy conversation between the owner and a trouble-seeking buyer from the island of Taiwan went viral online.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/1 17:34:28
  • Wedding reception held at pigsty stuns guests

    A video of a wedding reception in East China's Fujian Province went viral online as it was held at a pigsty where guests enjoyed the feast in individual cubicles.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/30 18:23:39
  • Leopard found on highway likely died from fighting

    An injured leopard was found on a highway in Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Sunday. The incident triggered discussions as netizens speculated it was the one who escaped from a safari park in East China in April. However, rescue workers denied the rumors, adding that the injuries may have been caused during a fight for territory with another leopard before it fell off a cliff.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/30 18:18:39
  • 'Blind box dating' a new hit among singles

    Recently in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, shops with the theme of "stop being single" have gained popularity among young people, as the shops have invented a new way of finding one's "soul mate" by opening blind boxes - plastic bottles containing love-seekers' personal information. However, the novel idea drew controversy online and lawyers have warned of possible data breach if improperly used by offenders.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/30 18:13:40
  • Man reported to police five times in three days for looking similar to foreign prison breaker

    A man from Baicheng in Northeast China's Jilin Province was reported by local residents to the police five times in three days due to his highly similar looks and expressions to a foreign criminal.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/30 18:13:39
  • 'Monkey King' breaks into 30-story-high building, 'loots' apartment, 'threatens' girl and her dog

    A monkey from the Qianling Mountain in Southwest China's Guizhou Province has gained overnight fame after breaking into an apartment on the 30th floor of a residential building, and reportedly "threatened" the female resident as well as her dog.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/30 18:08:39
  • Man calling ambulance 39 times a year shocks hospital, simply for 'not wanting to walk'

    A man from the island of Taiwan has recently been busted for calling an ambulance to pick him up from a supermarket 200 meters from his home. Checking on previous records, it turned out that the man, who lives right next to a local hospital, has been hailing ambulances as free taxis 39 times a year, simply for the reason that he "didn't want to walk home."

    By Global Times | 2021/11/24 18:53:40
  • Wife detained for falsely reporting husband to police over prostitution

    Police in Shaoxing, East China's Zhejiang Province, recently received a report from a woman saying that her husband has been engaged in prostitution at a hotel. However, police found nothing unusual at the scene, only to find that the woman was making up a lie so as to get into her husband's hotel room.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/24 18:43:40
  • Woman defrauds colleagues $300,000 before resignation

    A woman surnamed Zhang quit her job and disappeared after borrowing 2 million yuan ($313,000) from her colleagues in Zhengzhou, capital of Central China's Henan Province.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/24 18:38:39
  • Winter swimming in NE China

    A winter swimming enthusiast swims in a partly frozen lake during snowfall at a park in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, on November 22, 2021.

    By IC | 2021/11/23 17:53:40
  • Birds winter in C China's Hubei

    White swans, dalmatian pelicans, white spoonbills, hen harriers and more than 30 kinds of national protected birds winter peacefully in Fuhe Wetlands in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province.

    By IC | 2021/11/23 17:53:40
  • Factory workers use pantyhose to steal gold in workshop

    Police in Shanghai recently cracked a case of embezzlement, identifying a factory worker who used stockings to steal gold substances from a production line for a profit of over 120,000 yuan ($18,800). On November 5, the head of a company found that the loss of gold-containing solution on one of the company's production lines in the past two months was abnormal, and reported the case to the police. The police later found that around 3 am on November 9, a factory worker surnamed Zhang secretly put a pair of pantyhose into the gold solution to absorb gold. About 3 hours later, Zhang was caught on the spot when he was trying to hide the gold-soaked pantyhose into his coat.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/23 17:18:39
  • Indian man found alive after night in morgue freezer

    An Indian man declared dead after a road accident shocked his relatives when they found him still breathing despite a night in the freezer of a hospital morgue. Srikesh Kumar was rushed to a clinic in a critical condition after he was hit by a motorbike in Moradabad, east of the capital New Delhi.

    By AFP | 2021/11/23 17:13:39
  • Woman defrauds beauty salon of 44,000 yuan with ancestor money after paying for overpriced beauty treatments

    Feeling she had been fooled by a clerk and paid for an overpriced beauty program, a woman used ancestor money to scam a beauty salon out of 44,000 yuan ($6,900) she had previously paid to the salon. In March, the woman surnamed Li spent a large sum of money on several medical beauty services, including wrinkle removal and under-eye bag filling, at a beauty salon in Shanghai and paid with her bank card. After spending the money, she felt she was lulled by the clerk and that the services were overpriced.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/23 17:08:39
  • Pillow fighting enters combat sports arena in Florida

    Pillow fighting is moving out of the bedroom and into the boxing ring when Pillow Fight Championship (PFC) holds its first live, pay-per-view event in Florida in January 2022. Steve Williams, the man with the dream of turning childhood horseplay into a professional combat sport, said PFC delivers all the drama of hand-to-hand combat without the gore of mixed martial arts or boxing. "It's serious. It's hardcore swinging with specialized pillows," Williams, the CEO of PFC told Reuters

    By Reuters | 2021/11/23 16:48:39
  • Crocodile drowns for being 'too timid to come out'

    A crocodile weighing nearly 100 kilograms has recently drowned in Liuzhou, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, for fear of coming out of water as it was "too timid and easily frightened," the local crocodile breeder said to media on Tuesday. Experts noted, however, that the rare drowning could be attributed to underlying illness in the animal, which caused it to be unable to breathe properly.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/17 19:28:39
  • Policeman promoting anti-fraud app at his wedding amazes his guests

    A policeman in Shanghai has recently amazed his guests at his wedding by promoting anti-fraud app so as to "prevent relatives and friends from being deceived."

    By Global Times | 2021/11/17 19:23:40
  • Woman punished for shooting lovey-dovey video on e-bike without helmet

    A woman shooting a lovey-dovey video of herself on an electric bicycle with her significant other and claiming she would rather smile on an e-bike than cry in a BMW car found herself not laughing any more after the police punished her for not wearing a helmet. The incident took place in East China's Zhejiang Province.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/17 19:23:39
  • Ground collapse in Beijing traps old lady in hole

    The sudden ground collapse in Beijing has caused an old lady to fall through a hole when she was taking a random stroll on a sidewalk, said media reports. Although the situation was terrifying, she was not harmed.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/17 19:18:39
  • Harry Potter game draws ire from players for sexually hinted expressions in female characters

    Chinese netizens have recently lashed out at the incredibly popular Harry Potter-themed role-playing game "Harry Potter: Magic Awakened" after finding fault with its female characters' strange expressions. The female characters stick their tongues out after getting “attacked” by other characters. Netizens believe the expressions are sexually suggestive and offensive, as they only occurred in female characters but not in male ones.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/17 15:34:59
  • Warmhearted medical workers care for quarantined pet cat when owner gets infected

    Amid the recent epidemic flare-ups in many parts of the country, medical workers have risen to the situation and placed themselves in the riskiest areas to conduct nucleic acid testing for residents. Not only have they won great respect for caring for the people, but now they have extended such care to pets.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/16 18:43:40
  • Connoisseur proves 'haunted house' ghost-free

    A 82-square-meter apartment in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province, recently went into auction at a starting bid significantly lower than market price, yet receiving zero participation as people considered the place "haunted." To prove its safety, a connoisseur was invited to spend the night in the apartment, drawing thousands of curious netizens to watch.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/16 18:38:39
  • Tightrope walking race at 1,000 meters high takes place in tourist city in Central China

    A tightrope walking competition at an altitude of 1,092 meters has been held in Wulingyuan scenic spot in Zhangjiajie, a famous tourist city in Central China's Hunan Province, on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/16 18:33:40
  • Residential area under COVID-19 lockdown holds open-air dance party

    An open-air dance party was held recently at a residential area which is under lockdown to prevent COVID-19 resurgence in Chengdu, capital city of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, as people in white protective suits were seen dancing excitedly to the rhythms.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/16 18:33:39
  • Appearance-anxious parents correct baby head shapes with helmets

    Appearance anxiety, a phenomenon commonly seen among young adults who are brainwashed by the fair, good-looking celebrities on TV, has spread to months-old infants in China as parents put corrective helmets on their babies' heads in search of the "perfect head shape."

    By Global Times | 2021/11/16 18:28:39
  • Chinese man in US fights off robber with kung fu

    A Chinese professor from Central China's Hunan Province, who was a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California, has fought off a robber in Los Angeles using Chinese kung fu. The video of him taking down the robber has gone viral online, prompting many to say, only half-jokingly, that it "ought to have taught the Americans a lesson to not mess with the Chinese."

    By Global Times | 2021/11/9 18:07:22
  • Facial recognition for goats rolled out in Shanghai

    An ecological goat farm in Shanghai is developing a facial recognition system specific for goats to improve work efficiency and quality of livestock.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/9 17:58:40
  • Baby monkey 'smoker' draws widespread controversy over animal abuse

    There are plenty of ways to warn the public that "smoking kills," but shooting a video of a monkey smoking isn't one of them. A video of a baby monkey smoking and pretending to be dead was recently posted on a short video platform by a zoo in Hengshui, North China's Hebei Province, drawing huge controversy as netizens accused the zoo of abusing animals to attract public attention.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/9 17:58:39
  • Grandpa in C China suffers from vision loss after hitting tree for fitness

    A 70-year-old man in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, has suffered from retinal detachment after hitting trees with his body, a popular way of fitness among Chinese elderly that is believed to ease backache.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/9 17:53:40
  • Snowman 'wearing' protective suit as salute to medical staff

    After the first snow on Saturday in Yinchuan, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, a local resident surnamed Mao spent three hours building a snowman "wearing" a protective suit, just like the medical staff fighting to fend off the unrelenting epidemic.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/9 17:48:40
  • To get in shape for wedding, man suffers stroke during workout

    A month before his wedding, a 25-year-old man named Ahuan (pseudonym) went to the gym for a muscle-building blitz in order to look better in photos, but unexpectedly suffered a stroke. In Ahuan's first fitness class, the personal trainer he hired gave him a high-intensity stretch. After the class, Ahuan felt dizzy and was frequently vomiting. He was then diagnosed with a stroke and underwent surgery.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/3 17:23:39
  • Thief falls asleep after stealing overnight and wakes up to police officers

    A man in Xiangyang, Central China's Hubei Province, fell asleep at the scene due to exhaustion after stealing steel from a construction site late at night. When he woke up, he was brought to the local police station for investigation due to his unusual behavior. The police in Xiangyang were on patrol one morning when they saw a man sleeping in a car next to the construction site and then went up to him for questioning. After noticing his unusual appearance, the police asked him to open the trunk, in which they found the stolen site materials. The man was taken back to the police station for further questioning.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/3 17:13:39
  • Folk artist creates chandeliers and reliefs from cans

    Recently, photos of some beautiful chandeliers and relief paintings created from cans have been circulating on the Chinese Internet. The artist behind these beautiful works of art is a 45-year-old former chef. The artist surnamed Li switched careers after 11 years as a chef and taught himself to make can paintings. He has been doing it for the past 16 years. Over the years, he has made beautiful chandeliers with hundreds of cans pulling rings and created hundreds of relief paintings made from can carvings.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/3 17:08:41
  • Quarantined resident walks dog by using sheets to lower pet from window to the ground

    Residents of neighborhoods under closed management in Harbin, Northeast Heilongjiang Province, because of epidemic prevention measures have recently discovered a new simple and convenient way to walk their dogs -- lowering them to the ground through the window with a bed sheet. A widely circulated video online shows a pet dog being slowly lowered to the ground from a high-rise window by a resident with its body tied to a bed sheet. After running around and defecating, the dog was taken upstairs with the bed sheet.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/3 17:08:40
  • Old tram in NE China in autumn

    With the yellow autumn leaves, dim light and long shadow, the old tram in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin Province, slowly drives through the street, taking passengers into a fairy-tale world.

    By IC | 2021/11/3 17:03:41
  • Wish granting tree in C China

    Luoyang, Central China's Henan Province, builds a "fake tree" for residents and tourists to write good wishes on it, attracting many to leave red strips of cloth to make a wish and take pictures

    By IC | 2021/11/3 17:03:40
  • Students sing to thank medical staff during mass nucleic acid testing

    Scenes of students in Northwest China's Gansu Province singing while waiting to take nucleic acid tests during a rainy evening on Monday to express their gratitude to the medical staffers have touched Chinese netizens. In a video spread on China's Twitter-like platform Sina Weibo on Wednesday, the students were loudly singing songs including Unrestrained and Far-ranging, a popular song of legendary Chinese band Beyond, at the campus in Gansu's Tianshui City, where COVID-19 resurged since the end of October.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/3 17:03:40
  • Sheep replace cars en route to winter pastures

    The streets of Madrid were filled with sheep and the clanking of bells on Sunday as shepherds guided their flocks through the heart of the Spanish capital, following ancient seasonal herding routes. Locals lined the route to welcome back the spectacle, which was canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Reuters | 2021/10/27 17:58:39
  • Suicidal boy wants to join fire department after being rescued by firefighters

    After firefighters rescued a boy who wanted to jump off a bridge and commit suicide, the boy expressed his gratitude and hopes to join the fire department in the future. Recently, in Jingdezhen, East China's Jiangxi Province, a boy intended to jump off a bridge to his death because he felt lonely and unloved. Fortunately, local firefighters arrived in time to save him and comforted the boy in tears.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/27 17:53:39
  • Graffitis in Chongqing

    Giant 3D graffiti paintings on a street in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality covering 23,000 square meters are created collaboratively by 800 people.

    By IC | 2021/10/27 17:48:40
  • College student quarantined after returning from taking photos of Shenzhou-13 launch

    Getting to take photos of a rocket launch may be one of the best chances for a student photographer. But one of them may be a little discouraged as he was immediately quarantined after returning from taking brilliant pictures.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/27 17:48:40
  • Autumn in Fragrant Hills Park

    As Beijing enters autumn, visitors flock to the Fragrant Hills Park where the leaves of the trees begin to turn red.

    By IC | 2021/10/27 17:43:39
  • Netizens leave favorable reviews to encourage a restaurant repeatedly visited by COVID-19 patients

    A restaurant in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, was forced to suspend business again after it was visited by customers who were later diagnosed with COVID-19. In order to encourage employees of the restaurant, netizens left five-star reviews for it on rating platforms. The recent two COVID-19 carriers it served were tourists from Shanghai and were reported as infected on Sunday, a day after their half-an-hour visit to the restaurant. The restaurant later suspended business, and all staff members were soon quarantined on Sunday morning and have undergone nucleic acid tests for several times, all which came back negative.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/20 18:03:39
  • Mistaken for a drug addict due his makeup, college student gets reported to the police

    A male college student in Xichang, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, who appeared in a canteen wearing makeup that made him look like a drug addict has recently sparked an online debate. Due to his realistic makeup, internet users who mistook him for a drug addict reported his bizarre behavior to the public security bureau, which alerted the local anti-drug police.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/20 17:58:39
  • Head of a scenic spot detained after tourist died due to broken zip line

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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