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Driver tries to cover up traffic violation by stealing surveillance cameras that didn't belong to police

The Chinese idiom Yan Er Dao Ling, meaning to cover your ears to hide the sound while stealing a bell, is being used to describe a truck driver who is accused of attempting to steal a pair of surveillance cameras in the hope of covering his tracks after running a red light.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 18:13:40

NZ's low-farting sheep pooh-poohed online

New Zealand's plan to breed low-farting sheep to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions got rather stinky reviews from Chinese netizens after China Central Television (CCTV) posted a short video on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 18:08:41

Recycled sea monster

A sculpture resembling a giant sea creature made of fallen leaves is on display at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province on Monday.
Source: VCG | 2019/12/10 18:03:41

Skyline at dusk

Downtown Guangzhou, which is intersected by the Pearl River, in South China's Guangdong Province, begins to illuminate in the fading light for the setting sun on Monday.
Source: VCG | 2019/12/10 18:03:40

Runaway boy missing since September cycles 1,000s of kms before being reunited with family

A 12-year-old runaway boy from South China's Hainan Province rode his bicycle for 3,000 kilometers to East China's Anhui Province before police helped reunite him with his family.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 18:28:39

'Auspicious cloud' a rocket trail

Chinese internet users in North China including people in Beijing, Tianjin Municipality, and Hebei Province were amazed by a dragon-like cloud seen during sunset on Saturday afternoon with many of them writing that it portended something good until their balloon was burst and an expert later revealed it was just the vapor trail left by a rocket launched earlier in the day.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 18:23:39

Fisticuffs after father objects to couple's PDA

A public display of affection that got overly hot and heavy in restaurant led the parents of a young girl eating at a nearby table to object and when the young couple refused to cool it, the furious father and younger man got into a punch-up, according to a video posted by Ourjiangsu.com on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 18:18:39

Not winter here

Autumn colors still hold at Slender West Lake in Yangzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province on Sunday.
Source: VCG | 2019/12/8 18:13:39

Long line catches big fish

Fishers drill eight holes in the ice in a lake near Yanqing Haituo Mountain, Beijing on Saturday.
Source: VCG | 2019/12/8 18:08:39

Age is just a number for dapper dons

A group of well put-together men born in the 1950s are making a name for themselves as dashing fashionistas in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 16:48:41

Panda and penguin compare their fashion sense at meet-up

Both are black and white and thrive in the cold: One is a bird and has feathers, the other a bear with a heavy coat of fur. Somehow animal handlers at Polarland zoo in Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province came up with the idea that China's “national treasure” might want to meet a flightless bird from the Antarctic.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 16:48:40

Thin teen hero rescues toddler trapped in pipe too narrow for firefighters

A 14-year-old boy in Hebi, Central China's Henan Province is being hailed a hero after being suspended upside down and lowered into a narrow cement shaft to rescue a three-year-old girl who had been trapped for more than four hours.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 16:43:41

Three more winters to go

A snow machine grades the ski-jumping facility being built for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on Monday.
Source: VCG | 2019/12/4 16:43:40

Training in burning cold

A soldier with the PLA's Xinjiang Military Command jumps through fiery hoops during training in -10 C weather in Shihezi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on Tuesday.
Source: VCG | 2019/12/4 16:38:40

Tug-of-war team seeks advantage with meme masks

Members of a tug-of-war team tried to gain an advantage and distract their opponents by printing off full-sized viral meme faces which they donned just before the start of the competition at Ocean University of China in East China's Shandong province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/3 17:58:40

Wanted man offers cop a ride

An undercover cop flagged down a passing motorcyclist telling him he was in pursuit of a criminal and needed a ride, which must have given the man a chill even though he played it cool to the end.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/3 17:53:40

Residents push police to investigate dodo drops

Residents living on the lower floors of a high-rise apartment building in Foshan, South China's Guangdong Province have had enough of being bombarded by stinky excrement tossed from upper floors, and have finally collected video evidence that has initiated a police investigation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/3 17:48:40

Space shopping

A shopping mall in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning Province presents a huge exhibit showing the Earth, the moon a space ship and a lunar rover on Sunday.
Source: VCG | 2019/12/3 17:43:41