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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Possibly the only ferris wheel on a bridge in the world, the Tianjin Eye is a 120 meter (394 feet) tall giant of its kind built above the Yongle Bridge which spans over the Hai River in Tianjin, China. Electrically powered, it has 48 passenger capsules. Each accommodates eight passengers and takes 30 minutes to […]
The Diphylleia Grayi is a wonderfully unique flower whose petals turn clear as glass when it’s splattered with raindrops. Commonly referred to as the skeleton flower, it hails from the moist wooded mountainsides in the colder regions of China and Japan. The flowers come out in late spring, with large, fuzzy green, umbrella-like foliage topped […]
The city of Wenzhou in China held a fire hydrant painting competition recently as part of its efforts to increase fire safety awareness. 200 contestants took part, aged four to 90 and everyone was determined to unleash their creativity on an unsuspecting public.
Visiting the doctor can be a really terrifying experience if you think about all those needles, all those tools poking and prodding you, and of course, all those diagnoses. But one clinic in China has kept their patients’ worries at bay by employing the help of a four-legged friend.
What do you do when an ATM wouldn’t let you withdraw any cash? I’ll roll my eyes, mutter an expletive under my breath and make a call to the bank’s hotline. Not this woman from Guangdong, China who literally took matters in her own hands and ripped the ATM apart!
What do you get dressed in when you are about to collect your US$85 million in lottery jackpot winnings? It’s a no brainer, right? A bear costume, of course. Which is what this lucky Chinese man donned when he claimed this amount in the Shanxi province of China, incidentally also the third-largest jackpot in the history of the Shanxi lottery. Still keeping the costume resolutely on when he spoke to the media, the mystery winner said he spends about US$3,200 to US$4,900 on lottery tickets annually.
Jianmen Pass is unanimously touted as the most dangerous mountain road in China and poses a challenge for any able-bodied person to reach its peak. Yet one person has successfully reached the top, despite having lost both his legs in an accident. Chen Zhou completed an arduous journey of 2,080 meters on the steep and dangerous road, with some of the slopes reaching 96 degrees, and cliffs standing more than 400-meters high.
When we were very young, we recited ‘She sells seashells by the seashore’ in its entirety to see who would get their tongue twisted. Well, Xiao Yongsheng from Lingshan Island of China’s Shandong province has put those seashells to better use instead. He spent two years building a shell house by decorating the outer walls and the roof with more than one million colorful shells he collected on his own private beach.
Some vendors on Taobao, China’s leading e-commerce website, are offering virtual girlfriend services via mobile phones to men. The girlfriend services, which cost 20-30 yuan (US$3-$5) a day, involve hired female employees sending messages and calling male customers via mobile phones and online messaging applications to wake up them up in the morning, listen to their complaints, encourage them when they are not motivated and say good night to them before bed.
There’s a new craze sweeping China’s Yangshan, an area known as much for its fruit as it is for its lingerie: panty-wearing peaches. That’s right, it’s rows and rows of peaches in panties, designed to make the luscious peaches look that much more appealing to prospective buyers. And it seems to be working. As for […]