Tag «CHINA»

Hainan duty-free sales rise rapidly

Customers visit a duty-free shop in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province, Dec. 8, 2019. Offshore duty-free shops on China’s island province of Hainan raked in 12.89 billion yuan (about 1.8 billion U.S. dollars) in sales over the past year, up about 34 percent year on year, according to local customs. From Dec. 1, 2018 to …

China’s polar icebreaker Xuelong 2 works in Antarctica’s Prydz Bay to recover, deploy sea-based buoys

Members of China’s 36th Antarctic expedition team recover sea-based buoys deployed by the 34th expedition team in Antarctica’s Prydz Bay, Dec. 3, 2019. China’s first domestically made polar icebreaker Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2, worked in Antarctica’s Prydz Bay to recover and deploy sea-based buoys. Photo: Xinhua   Members of China’s 36th Antarctic expedition …

Bracing dip

Swimmers in Heihe, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, where the temperature dipped to -20 C on Wednesday, defy long-held beliefs that feeling cold will result in getting sick with a cold virus. Photo: IC  

Wedding photoshoot blocks traffic

The couple lies in the middle of the street to take their wedding photos. Photo: screenshot of video posted by Knews Eschewing the traditional romantic seaside or flowery background, a couple in Central China took their wedding photos in the middle of zebra crossing of a busy intersection before being chased away by the traffic …

Counselor helps hundreds of mistresses a year

Photo: IC Wang Zhenxi is an extremely busy support therapist who says she counsels more than 800 mistresses a year and even helps them find true, monogamous love. Wang says she uses four mobile phones to take calls from women seeking her help. “I meet clients 330 days a year,” said Wang in a seven-minute …

Woman compensated for dentist’s errors

Photo: IC A series of unfortunate and uncomfortable events involving a woman’s entry and exit points for food resulted in her getting 12,000 yuan ($1,703) in compensation from her dentist.  The woman in Northeast China said she had botched dental surgery which caused her extreme case of hemorrhoids, for which she had surgery four years …

Cool rider

A poodle wearing sunglasses and a scarf is ready for a bike ride with its owner in Harbin, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province where the high temperature on Wednesday was minus 5 C. Photo: IC  

Resident pays overdue property fees in coins weighting 300 kg

Staff mambers of the property company are counting the coins. Photo: screenshot of video posted by the Knews A resident in East China paid overdue property management fees with 45,000 coins, which took six people four hours to count. The resident, surnamed Liu, in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province was unhappy with his property management company and …

Take a whiff

Panda poop is on display at the zoo of Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei Province, allowing visitors to take a sniff. The zoo staff change the poop every morning and they have a lot of to choose from. Pandas eat up to 15 kilograms of bamboo a day and poop 40 times a day. Photo: IC …