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Artist recycles aluminum cans to create amazing Peking Opera headdresses

Months of painstaking work go into one of Yan Hong's fabulous tiaras that are made of recyclable materials, leading the young artist to be invited to speak at the UK's Oxford University.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 17:48:39

Bullet-shaped bottle not a bomb

Police cordoned off a field near a farming village in East China, after receiving a report of a menacing-looking bomb near the roadside of a construction site that turned out to be a big bottle of booze shaped like a bullet.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 18:23:37

Dad didn't tell mom he quit job to open zoo

A young girl's love of animals has inspired her father to quit his well-paying job and open a private petting zoo in East China's Jiangsu Province that is now home to some 300 creatures, some of which have been injured, abandoned or abused.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 18:20:50

All that way for second place: marathoner lead off course 200 meters from finish line

With the finish line in sight, a North Korean runner who was leading a marathon in Dongguan, South China's Guangdong Province, inadvertently went off course allowing a Japanese runner to overtake him and win the race.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/23 18:48:58

Doctor removes bottle from rectum of man who was trying to relieve itching

Many netizens are incredulous about a doctor and his patient's explanation for why he inserted 18-centimeter-long glass bottle in his rectum that had to be surgically removed.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/23 18:48:51

Supermodel impersonator is producer, designer and model in his stylish rural runway videos

An impersonator of Chinese supermodel Liu Wen, who lives in China's remote countryside never used to look at the comments to the online videos he posts showing him strutting, catwalk-style in unusual rural settings.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/22 17:25:32

Forget video games, this boy plays the stock market

While most kids are transfixed by video games, a nine-year-old boy in Central China's Hubei Province sits in front of his computer immersed in the rise and fall of stocks that he and his mother have invested in.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/22 17:25:20

Know thy doctor's orders: Patients have to pass written discharge exam

A hospital in Northwest China is requiring patients to complete and pass a written exam that tests their knowledge of their doctor's orders.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/22 17:25:13

Bride surprised to discover she's married to five men

It was supposed to be their happy day. A bride and groom went to register as newlyweds only to learn the civil affairs database has her listed as being married to five other men from four provinces.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/19 18:28:40

Driver does dangerous doughnuts

The owner of Mercedes-Benz who did doughnuts in the middle of an intersection for 10 minutes told police in East China's Anhui Province he was overstressed by life.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/19 18:08:42

How'd that happen? Chopper gets stuck in alley

A new, two-seater helicopter had to have its rotor blades dismantled after one of them got hopelessly stuck in a store front as it was being pushed along a crowded alleyway in Huizhou, South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/19 18:08:41

Still shining bright

An exhibition of cultural relics commemorating Chinese monk Jianzhen, who helped spread Buddhism in Japan from 743 to 754, opens at the Shanghai Museum on Wednesday. The relics are on loan from the Toshodaiji temple in Japan.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/19 18:03:42

Honoring ancestors

Some 150 Indonesian youth of Chinese descent take part in a “root-seeking tour” at Nanning Confucian Temple in Nanning, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/19 18:03:41

Students invent transformer desk that makes noontime naps more comfy

Driven by the desire for more comfortable noontime snoozes in their classroom, two primary school students from South China have invented a desk that can easily transform into a deck chair recliner.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/18 16:33:41

Celebrity imposters scam kids

Four scam artists who impersonated pop stars and traded messages with two primary school students on social media for months were found guilty of swindling the girls out of 80,000 yuan ($11,400).
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/18 16:33:40

Woman cheated out of $444,000, says it's no big deal, refuses to cooperate with police

Police had to call in the husband of a woman to help persuade her to report con artists who had cheated her out of 3.11 million yuan ($444,000) after she repeatedly told police that losing the vast sum was no big deal.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/18 16:28:40

Wonderful winter walk

Hearty residents enjoy a wintery walk through Beishan Park in Jilin, Northeast China's Jilin Province on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/18 16:18:41

Sunglasses, sunscreen required

A bright sunny day sees temperatures rise to an unusually hot 28 C, in Fuzhou, East China's Fujian Province on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/18 16:18:40