Dance school fines students for putting on weight

2010-11-29 10:18:27

A dance school in Jinan, Shandong province, has started fining students 10 yuan ($1.5) for every 0.5 kg they put on.

Jealous man jailed for selling ex-lover's baby boy

2010-11-29 10:17:53

A court in Dongguan, Guangdong province, recently sentenced a man to five years in prison with a fine of 10,000 yuan for selling his ex-girlfriend's son.

3 arrested for putting flies in food to dupe eateries

2010-11-29 10:06:00

Police in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, recently arrested three men who cheated restaurants of money after putting dead flies in their food.

Go go girls

2010-11-29 06:22:42

Two girls in Chongqing on Saturday move the pieces on a 1,600-square-meter board during a game of Go, or Weiqi in Chinese, attended by the mainland’s world champion, Gu Li, and his Taiwan counterpart, Zhou Jun-xun. [PHOTO BY ZHANG ZHI / FOR CHINA DAILY]

World's largest pearl shines for $301m

2010-11-22 11:36:09

Weighing six tons and 1.6 meters in diameter, the pearl is the largest ever discovered and estimated to be worth two billion yuan ($300 million).

Mandarin jacket to cheat exams in Ming Dynasty

2010-11-17 16:17:18

From a distance it is just a ropey-looking mandarin jacket, even on close inspection few would suspect it is really a specially designed overcoat for cheating during imperial exams, the highest-level exam presided over by the emperor, in the Ming Dynasty (1369-1644 AD).

A single day of shame on Nov 11?

2010-11-11 16:47:29

A single day of shame on Nov 11? Heard about Nov 11 being "shame" day for most single men?

The beauty is the beast

2010-11-09 10:30:11

Models wearing leopard-textured clothes prowl for the cameras during a photo call at a park in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, on Monday Nov 8, 2010.

The two-headed turtle

2010-11-09 10:05:41

A two-headed red-eared slider, trachemys scripta elegans, is measured against a coin in Xiaoyaojin Park in Hefei, Capital of Anhui province, Nov 8, 2010.

Calling occupants of inter-planetary craft

2010-10-31 09:38:47

Meng says he was working outside in Heilongjiang's Wuchang in 1994, when he saw a metallic shimmering on a mountainside. He went to investigate, believing it was likely a downed helicopter, when he blacked out.

Showing off a strong jaw

2010-10-20 09:35:34

Wu Shengchang began practicing carrying heavy things with his jaw two years ago and is now able to sustain objects of up to 20 kg.

Recording adds drama to fengshui rumor in SW China

2010-10-16 19:30:27

A recording clip on the Internet allegedly showing a government official talking about fengshui has sparked controversy as it seemed to suggest the construction of a building was halted because the official believed it would disturb the fengshui of a nearby government compound.