A stray dog was accidentally caught in a car’s bumper and survives to tell the tale

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Friday 10 April 2015

This is one lucky pup! In Fenghuang County, China, one stray dog got caught in the front of a car’s bumper for 248 miles after a driver accidentally hit it. ‘I was driving pretty quickly at the time so when I hit the dog, I thought it had either died or run away, so I didn’t get out of the car to check’, Mr. Zhang said. Erm, ok.

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Step inside a secret Chinese Bitcoin mine that nets $1.5 million a month

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 9 April 2015

If you’ve ever been paid in Bitcoin or have no idea what Bitcoin is but are curious about what goes on behind the scenes, you need to watch this short film. Your mind is about to be blown!

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What would you do if 17 of your girlfriends turned up at the same time?

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By Kenny Ong in News on Wednesday 8 April 2015

Seventeen frantic girls rushed to one hospital in Changsha, China, to visit their boyfriend who was there for his injuries. Surprise! They discovered that he is the same person. After some initial spit-spats, the girls combed their hair (probably), calmed themselves down, compared notes and realised they have been seriously duped. Feeling sore and very scorned, they decided to make a police report concerning the serial cheater, known to the media as Mr Yuan.

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China’s Kingdom of the Little People only employs those under 51 inches tall!

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 8 April 2015

The Kingdom of the Little People is unlike any other tourist attraction in the world. Located in China’s Yunnan province, this theme park requires all employees to be less than 51 inches tall (that’s 130cm).

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You’ll never want to wash another window after watching this terrifying video from China

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 7 April 2015

Love a nice breeze? Most people do, but when you’re washing windows 1,300ft above the ground, all you’re hoping for is stillness. Watch the next video and thank your lucky stars you’ll never be washing the windows of the 101-storey Shanghai World Financial Centre.

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A guy’s ex jumps into a river, then his girlfriend does the same: which one does he save?

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By Rachel Oakley in News, Video on Friday 20 March 2015

Ex-man choices: A difficult choice that needs to be made when your ex throws herself into a river, and your new girlfriend follows. This is exactly what happened in Ningbo, in eastern China’s Zhejiang province. Words were had between 21-year-old Wu Hsia’s ex girlfriend and his new girlfriend near a river. It was supposed to be a civil meeting but when things got too much for the ex – 20-year-old Jun Tang – she threw herself into the river hoping Hsia would jump in and save her.

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This booth is one of 62,000 in a city-sized wholesale market in China

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 7 March 2015

You thought being in a Tesco or Ikea was crowded enough, but looks like they’ve met their match in this 43-million-square-foot market in China. Located in Yiwu, China, this is the world’s largest ‘small commodities’ market – meaning they sell everything from fake flowers to clothing and toys.

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This plucky 7-year-old drove his drunken, spaced-out dad all the way home

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By Kenny Ong in News on Tuesday 17 February 2015

In the city of Yizhou, Guangxi in China, onlookers rubbed their eyes in disbelief when they saw a small child driving a motorised tractor vehicle through the streets, his father sound asleep in the back.

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This bizarre Chinese contest sees pigs being carried on an icy runway

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 13 February 2015

If you missed out on this year’s annual pig-carrying competition, you’re going to have to wait another 12 months before seeing (or competing in) it again. This very strange and unique contest takes place in Changsha, Hunan Province every year. It involved participants running/sliding down an icy track, accompanied by a Ningxiang pig.

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An inside tour of public and private art at 798 Art District, Beijing

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By David Langley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 11 February 2015

Starting in the 1950’s, 798 was originally part of the 718 Factory district of Beijing. During the “Great Leap Forward” the recently formed People’s Republic of China constructed a massive district for the people to live and work on a variety of military and civilian equipment. 798, in particular, was where the ammunitions factories were located.

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These resilient kids from Yunnan attend school at sub zero tempertures, with icicles in their hair

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By Kenny Ong in News on Tuesday 3 February 2015

As temperatures plummet to minus 5 celsius, these plucky children of Yunnan Province in China walk for two hours to get to school daily. Many do not own scarves and headwear and so they arrive at school with hair that is literally frozen. Zhang Jingfu, the headmaster of their school, took these pictures of the students to raise awareness about their plight during the freezing months.

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13 tons of candy were laid on this Chinese street for a very sweet and worthy cause

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Thursday 29 January 2015

Welcome to the world’s sweetest street. At 607 feet long and 23 feet wide, Chengdu Street in Sichuan province of Southern China has been covered with 13 tons of candy, and it’s all for a good cause. In celebration of the Chinese New Year on February 19, 2000, volunteers took to this street and placed […]

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These colourful mountainous slopes in China make us want to run for the hills

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Tuesday 20 January 2015

Somewhere in China’s Gansu province is Zhangye Danxia, an unusually colorful national geopark located in the northern foothills of Linze and Sunan counties’ Qillian Mountains.

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If you’re still building the same old snowman year after year, you may be frozen in time

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Thursday 25 December 2014

If you have been faithfully building a snowman year after year, and not even an abominable one at that, perhaps you may want to do something different this year. As you can see from these pictures taken in China and Japan, they run the gamut from anime characters to favorite destinations and even ice cold […]

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Heartwarming! China’s homeless embrace learning at Hangzhou’s open library

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By Low Lai Chow in News on Wednesday 10 December 2014

As China’s first library that opens its doors to all visitors without charging them for access, the Library of Hangzhou is said to be the country’s most open library as well as the ‘warmest library in China’s history’ by netizens. This open-ness has even led the library to be a haven for Zhejiang capital’s homeless […]

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