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Summary

  1. Welcome to your social buzz. Here you'll find details of stories making an impact across social media
  2. This is an editorial trial

Live Reporting

By Heather Chen and Paul Harrison

All times stated are UK

Another year, another Chinese 'fitness' challenge

First it was the ability to reach around and touch one's belly button. Then came balancing coins on collarbones to determine one's slimness.Now it's about being able to hide your waist behind a sheet of paper. (If there's no tummy sticking out then you're apparently in good shape). Called "I have an A4 waist", the trend started on China's popular micro-blogging site Weibo where thousands of (mostly) female netizens have been uploading photos of themselves hiding behind sheets of paper. "I did it, so I am slim," said one Weibo user in Beijing who uploaded a photo of herself hiding behind a sheet of paper. "I don't have a fat waist, I am paper thin," said another user proudly.  

A Chinese Weibo user hides behind a sheet of paper
Weibo
A Chinese Weibo user hides behind a sheet of paper
Weibo
A Chinese Weibo user hides behind a sheet of paper
Weibo

Forget 'Captain America: Civil War'

This Marvel "production", hosted by Chinese artist Tik Ka is now on Facebook. He has re-imagined the superheroes as ancient Chinese opera characters.The post has now been shared more than 800 times, much to the delight of comic geeks. "Sons of war! This beats silly stories about Disney princesses, give me re-imagined Marvel superheroes any time," said Facebook user Chelsea Ang in Malaysia.  Check out the illustrations via this link.

Tik Ka's Marvel Chinese superheroes
Facebook: Tik Ka

Will the real Narendra Modi please stand up?

British wax museum Madame Tussauds has given us  a glimpse of its new statue of India's Narendra Modi and the country's social media users are weighing in with their opinions - and the results are hilarious."Madame Tussauds needs to ensure that the wax Modi's pose should be facing the camera," commented one Indian netizen, referencing the prime minister's well-documented love for selfies

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Indian leader Narendra Modi takes measurements for his wax statue
Madame Tussauds
Indian leader Narendra Modi takes measurements for his wax statue