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A bakery in Nanjing, South China’s Jiangsu province, sells chess pieces made from mooncakes, Sept 2, 2011.

Mooncake chess combines game and treats

The mooncake is the traditional Chinese food for Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Sept. 12 this year, or Aug. 15 on the Chinese lunar calendar. A bakery in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, sells chess pieces made from mooncakes. In this version of the popular board game Xiang Qi (Chinese chess), which represents the battle between two armies - red and black - players can eat the mooncake pieces when they are captured and removed from the board. The creative Xiang Qi mooncake is a hot seller, local media reported. [CFP]



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