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Is evolution fast-forwarding? Chimps seen 'reading' a newspaper

A video of two chimpanzees in a Chinese wildlife park that suggests they have a "superpower" - the ability to read a newspaper - has gone viral on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 17:18:41

Nasty surprise: Burglars took everything during homeowner's three-month absence

A homeowner living in East China's Shandong Province was shocked to discover his house had been completely emptied by burglars sometime while he was away on a three-month business trip.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 17:18:40

Recycled machine parts turned into Chinese Zodiac animals for Spring Festival

An art teacher in North China's Shanxi Province is turning heavy pieces of broken machinery into busts of China's 12 zodiac animals for the upcoming Chinese New Year, which falls on January 25 this year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 17:08:40

Winter smiles

A driver of an eight-wheeled vehicle wears an embarrassed smile, as five young women in the same winter outfit wave during the ice and snow festival held in Heihe, a China-Russia border city in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Sunday. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 17:03:42

Stick on students' heads aims to protect eyesight, posture

To protect students' eyesight and get them to sit up straight in class, a junior high school teacher in Fushun, Northeast China's Liaoning Province balances a long dowel across the heads of two students with a bunch of bananas tied to the middle of the stick.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 17:03:41

Almost ready

Rows of fish are hung out to dry under the sun in an ancient town in Tonglin, East China's Anhui Province in advance of the Spring Festival holiday, which begins on Chinese New Year's day on January 25 this year. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 17:03:41

Couple has to prove they know how to use condom correctly

A couple in East China who claimed a defective condom caused the wife's pregnancy were told they would have to prove they know how to use the contraceptive before local authorities would take up their complaint.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 17:03:40

Courier's remote-controlled toy car makes delivery across frozen river

For all the talk of robots and drones taking over the delivery of packages, a courier in Dandong, Northeast China's Liaoning Province is way ahead of the game.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 16:58:40

Soldiers at remote border post adopt best friends

Lonely, isolated PLA soldiers stationed at a small border post high up a mountain in a county in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region have adopted a puppy and a cat to keep them company, according to a sentimental video posted on Sina Weibo by CCTV News.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 18:03:42

Paper banners restricting access get an upgrade

A court in Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province has ordered an "electronic seal" installed on a door to prevent anyone from entering a home that was foreclosed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 18:03:41

Tree planter, 96, moves generations

A nonagenarian has led four generations of her family and many neighbors to voluntarily plant 200,000 trees that have helped to green 18 hills near Qixian county in Central China's Henan Province, according to the video posted by Pear Video on Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 18:03:40

Far from ugly

A five-day-old cygnet, follows its parent as they search for food in the snow in Handan, North China's Hebei Province. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 17:58:40

Mickey invasion

Arches of lights in the shape of Mickey Mouse are on display in East China's Shanghai Municipality on Saturday. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 17:53:40

Four wheels or four legs

An amusement park in the Aba Tibetan, Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Southwest China's Sichuan Province offers visitors a choice of transportation. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 17:38:41

Silky smooth performance

Performers wearing traditional Chinese silk outfits, sing a duet from Dream of the Red Chamber, one of China's four great ancient novels, in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province on Wednesday. Photo: cnsphoto
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 17:38:40

Howling husky imitates sirens

A woman and her Siberian husky, who can howl like the siren of a firetruck, have been made honorary members of local fire brigade, in Qiannan, Southwest China's Guizhou Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 17:33:40

English test required before groom gets bride

A groom who had studied abroad for three years, struggled to pass an overly-complicated, fake English listening test before being allowed to collect his bride on their wedding day, in South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 17:28:41

Frightened Chinese man in Iran receives encouragement from strangers back home

A young Chinese man on a business trip in Iran who wrote a post on China's Twitter-like Weibo about how events in the country were frightening him, has received almost 1,500 heartwarming replies from strangers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 17:28:40