In today's paper:

"Couples must try on clothes in the same dressing room to prove their relationship, if they want to enjoy a 12 percent discount from a shop in Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, CCTV reported today.

The shop said on its sales promotion board that any couple can enjoy a 12 percent discount in the store. But when one couple were prepared to pay for some clothes, the shop assistant asked them to try the clothes on in a dressing room together to prove they're a real couple.

'Our store seldom provides discounts, so people who aren't a real couple can't get the discount," a shop assistant told the TV reporter.'"


In other news,

"Farmers in a small Jiangsu town (Donghai/东海) host strippers at their funerals to attract larger crowds, China Central Television reported the unique custom on Monday.

The local people believe that the more people gathered at a funeral, the more luck it will bring to the family and offspring. So some families hire striptease troupes to attract more people, the report said.

Some strippers even take off the trousers of male viewers and persuade them to join in the dancing, while others bathe in public or perform nude with snakes."


Apparently, officials have put a stop to the latter practice.