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Most shabby library in the world

In Yili, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Province,  a man created a library which has about 30,000 volumes divided into 20 categories, despite the harsh conditions. The books range from books on technology to poetry. The library, called the library Maoyisheng, was built in 2008. The library manager has managed to keep it through donations or by buying used books. Source

Dangerous sports: Extreme Naps in the clothing market

people sleeping at work
Mop.com publish a funny gallery of images depicting some clerks of a Chinese clothing market during the rest. Images of people sleeping at work

Ordinary Life, portraying Chinese Suburbia

Portaits of Chinese people
A serie of panoramic portaits from China. Pictures were taken with a Horizon Kompact using a Lucky Charm film. Pictures by Dominique Musorrafiti. Portaits of Chinese people: A serie of panoramic portaits from China. Pictures taken by analog photographer Dominique Musorrafiti.

The demolition of the largest slum in Sanya, the desolation of the people

Sanya slum
In Sanya, began the demolition of Phoenix Village (Fenghuang Town), a large slum on the outskirts of Sanya, in the tropical island of Hainan, leaving many villagers homeless. "Why the government has decided to demolish the area before the Spring Festival?", "Are the demolitions legal?", "Where will the families go?". Many questions of this kind have begun to appear on...

Traditional Dragon Dance images in Heqing, Yunnan

traditional dragon dance
Traditional Dragon Dance performed by Bai elderly people in Heqing, Dali Prefecture, Yunnan. Dancers are called by local people to bring good luck for the New Year. Pictures by Matteo Damiani

A bus “sank” in a crater in the middle of a road

crater in the middle of a road
In Dongshan, Ruian city, Zhejiang Province, a gas station suddenly exploded, creating a crater in the road with a diameter of 10 m which "engulfed" a bus. Police still investigating cause of the accident. Source Topic: hole in the middle of the road


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