In pictures: The bewildering face of China

Some of the more bizarre stories to come out of the Land of the Dragon

A nine stone toddler, a chicken that thinks it's a penguin, and a teenager's near miss after some high jinx with a sword - these are just some of the more colourful stories to come out of China recently.

We've put together a gallery with a selection of weird and wonderful stories to surface from the country famed for its media censorship.

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