Melon-shaped confections are a hit in festive China
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Treats for Chinese 'kitchen god'

Chinese households are putting out offerings of melon-shaped confections for their mythological "kitchen god" in the run-up to Lunar New Year celebrations.

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.