It's a nice thought: a mooncake, sumptuous and decadent, as a gift to accompany a proposal for one's hand in marriage. That's what one man, a 21-year-old surnamed Qin, thought. And if only he had stopped there, at the thought, which is really what counts.
A 15-centimeter thick, 3-meter wide mooncake weighing 1,200 jin (600 kg, or 1,323 lbs) was unveiled at Eurasia Supermarket in Changchun, Jilin province yesterday, according to China Navis. The pictures that follow are via Sina Weibo.
Hackers have infiltrated the local government website of the city of Shaoxing, Zhejiang province (sx.gov.cn) and replaced four of the five pictures in the "featured images" slider with mooncakes that display unflattering messages against the Chinese government.