Worker's homemade plane fails 2nd trial

2010-12-22 17:30:23

Although the second trial of his homemade plane failed, Zhang Dedong, a former machinist still boasts about his greatest achievement: lifting the plane to more than seven meters high.

Robot waiters in China never lose patience

2010-12-22 15:22:41

Service with a smile also comes with a mechanical voice at the Dalu Robot restaurant, where the hotpot meals are not as famous yet as the staff.

Teenager jailed for 212 days for namesake

2010-12-21 16:01:47

Dear parents, think up a unique name for your child, lest he be jailed in China for his namesake. A teenager in Xinjiang was jailed for 212 days in such a gaffe.

There's SNOW way that's a biking panda

2010-12-20 17:36:18

A man dressed in a panda costume rides an electric bike on a street of Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province.

Dummy policeman stands guard in E China

2010-12-13 13:29:33

A mannequin wearing a police uniform and a helmet was seen standing inside a police box in Putian city of East China’s Fujian province.

2,400-year-old soup found in NW China

2010-12-13 07:07:54

Bone soup made in a bronze tripod 2,400 years ago was discovered in an ancient tomb in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, the Provincial Archaeological Institute announced on Saturday.

14 arrested for smuggling iPads into China

2010-12-08 20:06:32

Fourteen people have been arrested for smuggling apple products worth an estimated 950,000 yuan ($142,700) into China.

Stuntman extinguishes flames in his mouth

2010-12-06 14:21:08

A combination photo shows a stuntman extinguishing the flames of a torch in his mouth during a street performance in Hefei, Anhui province, Dec 6.

Chinese toddler freed from washing machine

2010-12-01 09:13:53

A Chinese toddler who climbed inside a washing machine during a game of hide-and-seek got stuck and had to be rescued by emergency workers with a power saw.

Youthful woman mistaken for underage driver

2010-11-30 14:19:12

Yangfang, a female driver, operates a bus in Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, Nov 24. Passengers in Zhengzhou recently filed complaints that their safety was threatened by an under-age boy being allowed to drive a bus. However it turned out to be 24-year-old Yang was also questioned by traffic police over the case of mistaken identity.

Panda eyes on a puppy face

2010-11-29 15:59:37

The dog, who has the eyes of a panda, was named Panpan, the name of the Beijing Asian Games mascot in 1990.

Man exposes 'health guru' as wife starts balding

2010-11-29 10:38:40

A resident of Changde, Hunan province, has approached the media for help to expose a self-confessed "health guru" who is causing his wife to go bald.