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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
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  • 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
  • Residents stunned by nine-story-tall 'bougainvillea waterfall' in South China

    A unique scene has been drawing many passersby in recent days in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province - a blooming bunch of pink bougainvillea cascading down a residential building and forming a breathtaking "flower waterfall" that stretches nine stories.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/9 19:53:41
  • Man fined 60,000 yuan for 'jokingly' killing neighbor

    A man in Northeast China's Liaoning Province has been ordered to pay 60,000 yuan ($9,200) in damages for causing his neighbor to die from joking around with him.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/9 19:53:41
  • COVID-19 stops play for Irish cricket team

    It was a case of COVID-19 stops play on Friday as a cricket match in Bangladesh involving a visiting Irish team was abandoned part-way through after one of the tourists tested positive.

    By AFP | 2021/3/9 19:53:40
  • Firm asks staff to stick needles in eyelids

    A cosmetic surgery company in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province, has come under investigation for illegal operations after having its trainees stick needles in each other's eyelids in preparation for double eyelid surgery.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/9 19:53:40
  • Thief arrested in East China for stealing iPhone and replacing it with yogurt

    Police arrested a criminal suspect at a rented apartment in East China's Anhui Province on Sunday after he confessed to taking advantage of his job at a courier service to steal an iPhone and replace it with a box of apple-flavored yogurt.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/2 19:48:39
  • 'Spider-Man' stuns netizens with wall-climbing skills

    A 7-year-old boy in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has recently gone viral on China's social media platforms and earned the nickname "little Spider-Man" thanks to a video of him climbing up a wall with his bare hands and feet, stunning Chinese netizens who praised him for his gift for learning traditional Chinese kung fu.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/2 19:28:40
  • Macho waiters hired to pull in female customers

    A hot pot restaurant in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, has become a hit among local residents, especially women, as all the waiters are half-naked, muscle-bound men. The special "service" also sparked heated discussions in online communities.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/2 19:28:40
  • Boy stuck on toilet seat saved by firefighters

    A boy in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, had an unforgettable toilet experience on Saturday, after he became stuck on the seat of the toilet and had to be rescued by firefighters.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/2 19:28:40
  • Father reports daughter after confusing finishing powder for drugs

    A woman was impressed by how determined Chinese people are to fight illegal drugs after her father reported her to the police for buying drugs during the Spring Festival.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/28 23:11:25
  • Shanghai company learns $300,000 lesson on never hiring game addict as cashier

    A game addict in Shanghai recently found a way out of his economic plight in his bid for a better gaming experience - taking advantage of his cashier position in a fodder company and embezzling nearly two million yuan ($300,000) to spend on the game, reported People's Daily on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/24 20:18:39
  • 'Like a bird falling behind': Farmer feels left out in Shenzhen's development

    The memoirs of a farmer who has lived in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, for over 40 years have been widely discussed on social media recently. After the farm where he worked was closed in around 2000, he had a chance to get a job, buy a house and settle down in Shenzhen. To his regret, he chose not to.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/24 20:13:40
  • Police dog unmoved in face of sausage temptation

    The trainers of a detachment of Chinese First Mobile Force of the Armed Police recently organized a police dog assessment to test the obedience and anti-disturbance abilities of police dogs. In the test, a 4-year-old Malinois Heilong (which means black dragon), completed the task brilliantly, facing a ham sausage placed in front of him with calm and poise.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/24 20:08:39
  • Bachelor asking for 'arranged wife' rejected

    A man in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, was recently rejected by local government after he left a message on the city's message board, asking for an arranged wife, reported Guancha.cn on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/24 19:58:39
  • Cabs mobbed by snub-nosed monkeys demanding food in Northwest China's Qinling Mountains

    A bunch of wild snub-nosed monkeys in Qinling Mountains, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, besieged a cab for food and were unwilling to leave, prompting netizens to jokingly call them "car bandits" and "road fighters."

    By Global Times | 2021/2/24 18:28:39
  • Sightseers on light rail in SW China left shaken after drone collision

    A light rail train in Southwest China's Chongqing often used by sightseeing passengers was struck by a low-flying drone that is believed to have been shooting the nearby scenic view, Chongqing Morning Post reported on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/23 18:33:39
  • Boy finds two 'fortune coins' left in stomach from dumplings eaten during 2020 Spring Festival

    It has been a long-standing tradition for Chinese people to stuff "fortune coins" into dumplings during the Spring Festival, as it is believed they will bring luck to whoever eats it for the coming year. However, the "fortune coin" custom proved not so fortunate for an 11-year-old boy, who accidentally ate two, which remained in the stomach until 2021.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/23 18:28:40
  • Tourists stunned by see-through toilet stalls

    A high-tech public toilet in an expo park in Southwest China's Sichuan Province made of one-way glass has prompted heated discussions online, with some netizens calling it an "exciting but weird" experience.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/23 18:28:40
  • Funeral services 'forgot' body for two months

    For two months, Vienna's funeral services "forgot" to pick up the body of an elderly man who had died in his apartment, a city official told AFP Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2021/2/3 19:03:39
  • Residents in East China pray for wealth in front of finance bureau

    Burning incense to pray for one's ancestors and blessings from the gods was a traditional custom in ancient China, and still exists in some rural areas today. People usually take incense to temples or other holy places for prayer, but a finance bureau in Anyuan, East China's Jiangxi Province, has recently become a popular spot for residents to pray for wealth.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/3 18:58:40
  • 'Trump fan?' Indian medics who gave children hand sanitizer as vaccine mocked by Chinese netizens

    Staff at a health sub-center in India's Yavatmal district are reported to have mistakenly administered sanitizer instead of polio vaccine to 12 children on Sunday, prompting heated discussions among Chinese netizens, who expressed criticism and also mocked their lack of professionalism.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/3 18:58:39
  • Mahjong machines become bestseller before New Year

    Sales of home-use mahjong machines have surged one week before the Chinese New Year. A list of top ten bestsellers for the upcoming Spring Festival released Wednesday by Taobao shows mahjong machines have become the most popular product in 2021.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/3 18:48:39
  • 'Park on a cliff' debuts in 'city of mountains' Chongqing

    Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, known for its unique combination of urban vibes and mountain scenery, recently built a park on a cliff with a sheer drop of 60 meters, attracting many local residents to take a tour and experience a "walk on the edge."

    By Global Times | 2021/2/3 18:38:39
  • Ford apologizes for getting Chinese New Year wrong

    The year of 2021 is the Year of the Ox, according to Chinese lunar calendar, a fact that almost everybody seems to know - except the American motor company Ford.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/2 21:03:40
  • Man jumps out of car to avoid COVID-19 check-up worrying he was infected and may not pass test

    A man jumped out of a moving car on a highway in Southwest China's Guizhou Province after believing he had become infected with coronavirus and might not pass the nucleic acid test required to return to his hometown.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/2 20:58:39
  • Ford apologizes for getting Chinese New Year wrong

    The year of 2021 is the Year of the Ox, according to Chinese lunar calendar, a fact that almost everybody seems to know - except the American motor company Ford.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/2 20:48:40
  • Bulgarian fraudsters use fake Stallone passport as ad

    A Bulgarian criminal gang used a fake passport in the name of the Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone to advertise its counterfeiting services to potential clients, prosecutors said Friday.

    By AFP | 2021/2/2 20:48:40
  • Employee compensated after being fired for refusing to work from home during holiday

    A man in Shanghai has been awarded 194,000 yuan ($30,000) in compensation after the company fired him for refusing to bring his laptop computer to work from home during the Spring Festival holiday. The company appealed against the decision but was rejected by the court on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/2 20:43:40
  • China's deepest underground station expected to open by end of 2021

    The 100-meter-deep Hongyancun Station in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, the deepest subway station in the country, will go into operation by the end of 2021.

    By Global Times | 2021/2/2 20:38:39
  • Lobster shell patterns make concrete stronger, says Australian researcher

    Inspired by the natural, twisting patterns of a lobster shell, Australian researchers say they have found a way, using 3D printing technology, to improve the strength of concrete for use in complex architecture.

    By Reuters | 2021/1/28 9:08:40
  • Mainframe malfunction causes dozens of drones to crash into building in SW China

    About 100 drones lost control and crashed into a building during a show in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Monday night.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/27 20:03:39
  • Quarantined resident solves dog toilet problem by lowering it with ropes from eighth floor

    Quarantine not only dramatically changes human living patterns, but also causes considerable problems for people's most loyal friends – their pets. However, one resident in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province recently worked out a creative way to get round this issue while under community lockdown.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/27 19:58:39
  • Sellers of 'blood pendants' slammed for encouraging buyers to self-harm

    Hot-selling blood pendants have drawn controversy on Chinese social media for encouraging buyers to make gifts for loved ones by using their own blood. Some of the products have already been removed from China's e-commerce platforms. According to an instruction video posted by a Taobao seller, buyers must prick their fingers with a needle, squeezing out the blood and dropping it into a hollow glass pendant about 20 centimetres in width and length.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/27 19:53:39
  • Henan hair salon keeps customers entertained with mahjong tables

    Hairdressing at a salon in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province, has become a more exciting experience after its owners set up mahjong tables, along with tea, snacks and lunch for their customers, in case they get bored when doing their hair.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/27 19:28:40
  • Woman visits an interactive exhibition named “COSMOS” in Shenzhen

    A woman visits an exhibition named “COSMOS” in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province. The exhibition offers visitors an interactive experience, allowing them to see every aspect of the world, from tiny particles to the entire universe. Photo: IC

    By IC | 2021/1/27 19:23:40
  • Makers of humanlike robot plan mass rollout, 'useful when people are terribly lonely'

    "Social robots like me can take care of the sick or elderly," Sophia said as she conducted a tour of her lab in Hong Kong. "I can help communicate, give therapy and provide social stimulation, even in difficult situations."

    By Reuters | 2021/1/26 20:38:39
  • Spanish patient who 'died' of COVID-19 returns to life

    An 85-year-old woman believed to have died from coronavirus surprised her family by returning to her care home nine days after they were told she had been buried, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

    By Reuters | 2021/1/26 20:33:40
  • Villager unearths ancient tunnel network connecting every household in town

    An elderly man recently dug through a tunnel in his house in rural Louyang, Central China's Henan Province, which was later found to be an ancient tunnel dating back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Surprisingly, the intricate, winding tunnel is linked to every household in the village.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/26 20:28:40
  • Soldiers work out bodies and brains with ice chess

    "Horse, go forward!" Soldiers in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province have been braving the freezing weather to invent a new kind of winter game that both taxes the mind and strengthens the muscles - ice chess.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/26 20:28:40
  • Woman suffers from blood stool after excessive cherry eating

    Plummeting cherry prices in recent days have allowed Chinese people to enjoy eating the normally expensive tropical fruit in large amounts in the winter of 2021, prompting netizens to coin the term "cherry freedom."

    By Global Times | 2021/1/26 20:18:39
  • Travelers gobble down 30 kilograms of oranges to save on luggage fees

    Chinese netizens marveled at the appetites of four travelers who ate 30 kilograms of oranges in under 30 minutes at an airport in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, as the 300 yuan ($46.38) luggage fee for the fruit was simply "more than they could afford."

    By Global Times | 2021/1/20 19:23:40
  • Motorcyclist detained for lying about contracting COVID-19 to escape traffic ticket

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    By Global Times | 2021/1/12 19:08:40
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