Too Weird To Be True? In China, You Never Can Tell

China Daily Mail

A police officer tickets a young woman for parking a Maserati on the double yellow lines in the middle of the street in Chongqing, China. Stories like this one that go viral in China are increasingly available to English audiences, thanks for a new breed of websites such as ChinaSMACK.

Here are some of the recent news stories that went viral in China that you may have missed:

The man who tried to smuggle his pet turtle onto a plane inside a hamburger box.

The zoo that tried to pass off a Tibetan mastiff as a lion.

And the 1 million cockroaches that escaped from a cockroach “nursery.”

Foreign news coverage of China is often deadly serious, focusing on topics such as politics, corruption, pollution and food safety. But China — like the United States — also produces a steady stream of funny, bizarre and outrageous news…

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