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Qingdao university students in the dumps after sewer overflow

Qingdao, a city in East China's Shandong Province, has become the latest battleground in the country's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, but the city's Ocean University of China (OUC) is now in the middle of a very different battle.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/13 13:59:08

Camel walks 100 km alone back home to find old owner

A camel walked more than 100 kilometers alone back to its home in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region eight months after its owner sold it to his friend in October 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 19:15:48

Police dismiss video of Chinese qigong master holding back floods

A video titled 'Qigong master sends back floods in Lengjiang, Central China's Hunan Province', has been spreading on Chinese social media recently.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 19:13:03

Chinese people seek good omens for gaokao candidates

Purple is pronounced zi in Chinese, and bottom is pronounced ding. So when wearing purple underpants, people would have a purple bottom, which is pronounced zi ding, a homophone for zhi ding, meaning “definitely ok” in Chinese.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 0:16:30

Oops...more than 1,000 cases of Moutai smashed in transit

More than 1,000 cases of Kweichow Moutai, China's most revered liquor brand, fell and smashed after a truck's door suddenly opened when the driver was turning at a junction in Shanghai on July 3, Shanghai media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 21:22:25

Eel no cure for constipation, S. China man learns the hard way

A man in South China's Guangdong Province almost lost his life after inserting a live eel into his rectum in the hope of relieving his constipation.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/6/21 22:38:02

A Wuhan Buddhist temple's offer to share its over-abundance of vegetables, goes viral

Monks at a 1,300-year-old Buddhist temple in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province used social media to invite hundreds of locals to help harvest vegetables from their over-abundant garden they had planted during the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/6/12 0:56:31

Bracing dip

A hearty swimmer dives into a lake in Lianyungang, East China's Jiangsu Province on Sunday where the temperature was only 2 C. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 17:43:40

Fearless dancer

A visitor in a traditional Chinese dress dances on a glass bridge that is 300 meters long and 188 meters high, in Youxi county, East China's Fujian Province. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 17:38:41

Educators told to get hip to Chinese youth

A senior Education Department official amused a meeting of thousands of educators when he rattled off the odd names of video games young people play, telling the audience if adults don't know what t kids are into, they'll never be able to bridge the generation gap.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 17:38:40

Hats with wigs are new fashion trend for makeovers, hiding bald spot

Hats that come with wigs attached of various lengths and colors have become a new favorite on Chinese e-commerce platforms, helping not only men who are follically challenged but women who want to dramatically transform their look.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 17:33:40

Long journey respite

Wei Chuangao and his dog take a break from their 15-hour ride to his hometown in Wuzhou, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to celebrate Spring Festival with his family. More than 3,000 people are expected to ride their small motorcycles for great distances to get home in time for Chinese New Year. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:43:41

Well-balanced students

Primary school students ride monocycles as they perform for hundreds of residents of a 1,600-year-old village in Xinyu, East China's Jiangxi Province at the village's Spring Festival gala on Saturday. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:38:41

Girlfriend's nagging motives thief

Seeking a place to get away from his girlfriend's incessant demands to marry her, a thief in Shanghai told police he wanted to get arrested and that's why he tried to steal a Bluetooth speaker worth 2,000 yuan ($285).
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:38:40

Impulsive buyer banned from Taobao for centuries

An avid online shopper has been banned for nearly 1,000 years from online shopping platform Taobao after he bought an expensive watch and immediately asked for a refund.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:33:41

Male employee fired for not dancing in pantyhose

It's the time of year many workers receive annual bonuses, while others face being embarrassed for not meeting their company's goals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:23:40

Cold air, hot spring

Visitors enjoy themselves in a hot spring in Suichuan county, East China's Jiangxi Province on Monday where the temperature was only 7 C. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 17:23:40

Ice games

Skaters wearing Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) outfits play Bingxi, an ancient winter sport, on a frozen lake in downtown Beijing on Monday. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 17:18:42