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Emperor's treasure auctioned at Sotheby's

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A Chinese imperial musket goes up for auction. The hunting weapon belonged to Qing Dynasty emperor, Qianlong. The 18th Century firing piece is decorated in gold and silver and bears the legend "supreme grade, number one" inscribed in Chinese characters on the barrels. The weapon is expected to fetch around 1.8 million U.S. dollars at auction. London auction house Sotheby's said the musket is one of the most significant Chinese treasures ever to come to auction.

If you think you're fit, wait until you see this 70-year-old who has to rank as China's fittest grandma. She's in great shape thanks to constant workouts over the last 10 years and her healthy lifestyle certainly serves as a warning to a generation addicted to Netflix and computer games. So next time you feel like binge-watching Game of Thrones, maybe consider heading to the gym instead.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers in Xinjiang, no it isn't the American rock band, but rather farmers in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region drying chillies in the fields of Bohu county. From above, the abstract shapes and vivid colours look like a van Gogh painting. These spicy firecrackers will inevitably end up in someone's hotpot for dinner washed down of course with a cooling beer.


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