Man committed robbery to avoid debt shame

2011-02-18 14:45:47

A man staged a robbery so he could go to jail to avoid the shame of being in debt, Chaoyang District People's Procuratorate heard, the Beijing Morning Post reported Thursday.

The cheeky tradition Chuanzhang

2011-02-17 11:25:58

Chuanzhang, a ritual act of piercing a steel rod through the performer's cheek without bleeding or scars, highlights the folk festival held to commemorate a former female leader, Mme Xian, who commanded the local army in 6th century.

Busted by brave warden at 60 kph

2011-02-15 16:48:07

Fan Zengxu, member of a traffic law enforcement brigade in Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, is seen in video surveillance holding on to the front of the car as it speeds away on Feb 12, 2011. Fan took the brave action after the driver refused an inspection.

Too cute to refuse

2011-02-11 08:47:34

A woman is surprised by a collie dog in downtown Tangshan, Hebei province, on Wednesday afternoon, as it approaches her with a begging basket in its mouth. PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY 

Bull fighting for Spring Festival

2011-02-10 07:00:34

Bull fighting is a traditional activity for local villagers celebrating the Spring Festival holiday. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

A feast of stones

2011-02-09 06:44:24

Amazed visitors inspect 108 dishes of rare stones at Nanjing Jinling Stone Museum in Jiangsu province. The stones are being exhibited for free before being auctioned on March 19.

Welcome to an icy world

2011-01-31 07:36:21

A resident in Huludao city, Northeast China's Liaoning province, looks at the ice piled at a local beach on Saturday, Jan 29, 2011. Chilly temperatures caused thousands of hectares of sea surface to freeze this winter.

CBA bans hit song Tante from court

2011-01-27 15:00:53

China's Basketball Association (CBA) announced it will ban "cacophonic music" during games, including singer Gong Linna's smash hit Tante .

Mermaids show couplets for Spring Festival

2011-01-25 21:47:58

Mermaids showcase couplets to greet upcoming Spring Festival in Donghu Ocean World of Wuhan, capital city of Central China's Hubei province, Jan 25, 2011.

A sheep in leopard's clothing

2011-01-24 16:23:52

A sheep dressed as a leopard and a dog posing as a tiger pull a sled on the Songhua River in Jilin, capital city of Northeast China’s Jilin province on Jan 24, 2011.

The Statue of Liberty made of hair

2011-01-24 08:11:22

Beijing artist Huang Xin displays two pieces of works he made out of hair, Jan 22, 2011. It took 6.5 kg of hair and four months for him to complete the sculptures.

Plastered car warns danger of DUI

2011-01-24 08:04:54

A car swathed in bandages is put on show over the weekend at a department store in Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei province, to warn people of the dangers of drinking and driving.