Melon-shaped confections are a hit in festive China
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New Year offerings to sweeten China's 'kitchen god'

8 February 2013 Last updated at 00:12 GMT

Craftsmen in China's Shandong Province have been busy making melon-shaped confections in the run-up to Lunar New Year celebrations.

Households traditionally leave out the sweet treats as an offering to appease the mythological "kitchen god".

Lu Yang reports.