Two men land safely after drifting for more than 10km in a hydrogen balloon they were using to pick pine cones in China’s Changbai mountains. Photo: Weibo

China pine nut pickers in lucky escape after drifting 10km in gas balloon

  • Latest mishap highlights dangers of harvesting cones from towering pine trees
Topic |   China Society

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Two men land safely after drifting for more than 10km in a hydrogen balloon they were using to pick pine cones in China’s Changbai mountains. Photo: Weibo
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Mandy Zuo

Mandy Zuo

Mandy Zuo joined the Post in 2010 and reports on China. She has covered a wide range of subjects including policy, rural issues, culture and society. She worked in Beijing before relocating to Shanghai in 2014.