A collection of all things curious, quirky and beautiful from China and beyond.

‘Fire phoenix’ spotted in central China
They're as beautiful as peacocks. The brilliantly colored golden pheasants have been made a rare appearance in their snowy habitat in China’s central province of Henan. The reclusive bird, also known as the “fire phoenix” or Chinese pheasant, is a Class II protected species in China because their numbers have been decreasing.
‘Fire phoenix’ spotted in central China
Teenager breaks jump rope world record
Cen Xiaolin smashed his own jump rope world record in November 2019. He managed to jump over the rope 228 times in just half a minute. The 18-year-old pupil from a middle school in the southern province of Guangdong previously set a Guinness World Record in 2016 by skipping 208 times in 30 seconds.
Teenager breaks jump rope world record