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Civil affairs bureau slams fake gay wedding pic

A picture of two men in South China holding marriage certificates in the lobby of the local civil affairs bureau has gone viral on social media and has been criticized by the bureau in charge of registering marriages as disrupting social order.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/14 17:33:40

Picture perfect

A performer plays the role of a tumbler at a scenic area in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, attracting crowds of visitors looking to take photos. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2019/11/13 17:53:40

Band's show called off due to its 'unlucky name'

A Chinese music band named Diuhuoche, which means "lost train,"was refused permission to perform at an opening ceremony of a new high-speed rail in Central China, due to its "unlucky name."
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/13 17:28:40

1,400-year-old ginkgo tree goes viral

Photos of a 1,400-year-old ginkgo tree went viral on overseas social media Monday after netizens expressed admiration for its golden color and huge size.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/13 17:28:40

Man, 64, travels country with doll as companion

A 64-year-old man who lives alone has gained online fame for traveling around the country with his doll, taking photos with it in scenic areas.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/13 17:23:40

Acting poor

A man in Kaifeng, Central China's Henan Province, plays the role of a beggar at a local scenic area. The performer has millions of fans and is often surrounded by crowds of visitors. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2019/11/12 16:28:41

Cultural seat

A copy of an ancient painting is seen on a carriage seat in Beijing's subway Line 1 Monday. The subway line was given Chinese cultural relics-themed decorations to spread traditional Chinese culture to the public. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2019/11/12 16:28:40

Firefighter turns waste into robots

A firefighter in Southwest China spent three years using his team's old equipment to build a variety of firefighting figures.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/12 16:23:41

Novel-writing dorm keeper invited to teach at university

A dorm keeper with only a primary school diploma has been invited by the university where she works to teach writing after she completed six novels in six years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/12 16:23:40

Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou lead wig sales over 11/11

China's three largest cities, Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, became the top three cities for people to buy wigs during the recent Double 11 shopping day, sparking discussions among Chinese netizens that stress is causing people to lose their hair.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/12 16:18:40

US court not persuaded by inmate's claim he is too 'dead' to serve out sentence

An inmate serving life for murder in the US state of Iowa offered a novel legal appeal, saying he should be released because he "died" four years ago.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/11 16:38:40

Woman discovers she has three kidneys, wants to donate one

A woman who discovered she had three kidneys at a hospital in East China has said to her doctor she is willing to donate one.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/11 16:33:40

'Peking University butcher' sees annual sales of $257 million

When Lu Buxuan graduated from China's elite Peking University at the beginning of the century, he decided to sell pork in a market stall, leading to a huge debate over the usefulness of a prestigious university degree. Today, he is still selling pork, and his company's annual sales reach 1.8 billion yuan ($257 million).
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/11 16:33:39

Police arrest man addicted to stealing high heels

A man in South China has been detained for multiple larcenies, but instead of money or jewelry, the target of his crime spree was women's high-heel shoes.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/11 16:28:40

Marvel to behold

A runner dressed as a combination of Marvel heroes takes part in a marathon held in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu Province on Sunday. More than 28,000 runners from around the world took part in the event. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2019/11/11 16:28:39

Palm pet

An Australian flying squirrel is shown at a pet fair in Zhengzhou, capital of Central China's Henan Province, selling for 2,000 yuan ($286) on the spot. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2019/11/11 16:23:40

Winning smile

A farmer poses with his award-winning green onion that is drapped in a red ribbon in Zhangqiu, East China's Shandong Province. He won 30,000 yuan ($4,200) for growing the tallest green onion which measured at almost 2.5 meters tall. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2019/11/10 18:23:39

Netizens complain about complicated 11/11 shopping rules

The Double 11 shopping spree, the world's largest online shopping event during which billions are spent, got underway at the stroke of midnight Sunday with some netizens complaining about how difficult it was to get deep discounts this year.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/10 18:22:43