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Tripe containing pig poop grosses out guest who demands payment

Noodles with tripe aren't everyone's cup of tea, and the gross factor jumped many notches in China after a customer claimed he found pig poop in portion of the intestines he was served at a restaurant in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/16 17:58:40

A ride through misty mountains

Fine wisps of translucent clouds drifting across East China's Xihai Grand Canyon – the iconic jagged mountains landscape featured for centuries in classic Chinese ink paintings – were captured in a 14-second video shot from a sightseeing train that has received 19 million views on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/16 17:58:39

Living fungi is the medium for students' traditional Chinese landscape art

Five university students studying biology in East China's Anhui Province, spent months learning how to use living fungi as a medium for their works of art that depict traditional Chinese landscapes, some of which feature the expanse of the Great Wall.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/16 17:53:40

Drying season

Villagers dry sweet potatoes, pumpkins, wild edible greens and red peppers in a courtyard in Aoshang village, East China's Jiangxi Province on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/16 17:53:39

Hot and spicy

A vendor passes a customer a steaming hot boiling of “Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup” from a food truck in Lanzhou, Northwest China's Gansu Province on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/16 17:48:39

Fraudsters attempt to use fake UN credentials to talk them out of being identified by police

A group of suspected fraudsters were arrested after trying to con local police into letting them go after presenting fake United Nations credentials during a routine check.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/15 16:28:40

Dumb thief tries to steal scooter from cop shop

An audacious thief may have been thinking of the Chinese proverb “the most dangerous place is the safest,” after he entered a police compound and attempted to steal a scooter, disproving the wisdom of the Chinese saying, and his own.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/15 16:28:39

Cremated remains accidently left on subway returned to grieving widow

A pink plastic bag containing cremated human remains was returned to a grieving widow after she inadvertently left her “husband” under her seat on Shanghai's subway.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/15 16:23:40

Cheeky pose

Primary and middle school students hold their finishing pose after their hip-hop dance in Jize county, North China's Hebei Province on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/15 16:23:39

Sunset gliders

Two participants in the seventh Zangke Jiang paragliding competition in Liuzhi, Southwest China's Guizhou Province sail into sunset on Saturday. More than 100 professional paragliders from China, Germany, Turkey, Canada and other countries took part in the competition.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/15 16:18:39

Bees love student's sweet smelling socks

A pair of socks, washed with fruity-smelling soap by a college student and hung outside the dorm to dry in East China's Zhejiang Province, somehow attracted a swarm of bees, which in turn prompted both humor and horror from netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/12 18:19:46

Small barbershop favored by 'father of hybrid rice' for 16 years

China's much-loved "father of hybrid rice" Yuan Longping, who is now 90 years old, has been getting his hair trimmed at the same single-chair barbershop in Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province for the last 16 years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/12 18:16:55

Employees fined for not 'friending' workmates

A media company is coming under online fire after an irate employee posted a message reporting that workers are being fined 100 yuan ($14) for blocking their colleagues on WeChat.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 17:33:41

Fat little mouse gets its head stuck

A big-eared mouse wasn't really a peeping tom in a university dormitory shower room; it somehow got its head stuck in a hole in the wall above the shower head leaving it peering down on bathing students.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 17:28:40

Firefighter patent device to cut rings off fingers

Firefighters are often called to help someone in an unusual predicament and now they have a new tool invented by one of their own that will safely and quickly cut a small object stuck on a person's body, such an imbedded wedding ring.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 17:23:41

Wedding tradition lives on

A reenactment of a Tu ethnic minority wedding in Yichang, Central China's Hubei Province is staged for an audinece that includes tourists from around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 17:23:41

Dramatic climax

Peking Opera artists perform the story of Guang Ling San in Guiyang, Southwest China's Guizhou Province on Tuesday. The Guangling Melody describes the tragic story of Nie Zheng, son of a swordsmith during the Warring States Period (403-221 BC), who committed suicide after assassinating Emperor Han to avenge his father.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 17:23:40

Firefighter's kung fu goes viral

A firefighter who thought he was alone in the yard of his fire station doing his regular exercises, could never have imaged he actually had an audience of 4.6 million, after a surreptitiously-shot video of his routine went viral on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 18:18:40