Pea­cock thief jailed and fined

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

A thief in Gaoyou city who stole six pea­cocks and ate them has been jailed for 8 months and fined 4,000 yuan ($580). The 40-yearold, sur­named Yang, stole the birds at the end of May, shortly af­ter be­ing re­leased from jail for another offense. Yang thought the pea­cocks were tur­keys, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

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A group of Rus­sian ath­letes, at the first Sino-Rus­sian Winter Games for Young­sters in Harbin, Heilongjiang prov­ince, watch sugar paint­ing to ex­pe­ri­ence Chi­nese folk cus­toms in the city. The games started on Wed­nes­day and will end on Sun­day.

2,000 yuan ($290) com­pen­sa­tion. The man, sur­named Han, vis­ited the restau­rant in July and was promised a free meal if he could eat the meat­balls in less than 10 min­utes. Han suc­ceeded and was awarded with a free meal val­ued at 1,500 yuan. How­ever, he later fell ill and was hos­pi­tal­ized for a week. Han ac­cepted the com­pen­sa­tion af­ter me­di­a­tion by a lo­cal court.

YA N G T Z E E V E N I N G N E W S prov­ince, for about 7,000 yuan ($1,000).

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