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  • Apr 16, 2021 15:37 PM
    Gallery: Another Sandstorm Leaves Beijing Covered in Muddy Filth
    Beijing was engulfed with muddy rain Thursday, as a sandstorm worsened the city’s air quality to hazardous levels. It was the third sandstorm to hit the capital in five weeks
  • Apr 14, 2021 18:01 PM
    Gallery: China Women’s Soccer Team Scores Trip to Olympics
    The Chinese national women’s soccer team clinched the last spot at the Tokyo Olympics, defeating South Korea 4-3 on aggregate in Suzhou thanks to an extra-time goal by forward Wang Shuang. Two goals in the first half initially put the South Koreans in pole position to qualify before China’s Yang Man hit the target after the break to end the tie all square. The first leg had ended 2-1 to China, which will now make its sixth trip to the Olympics since 1996
  • Apr 13, 2021 18:00 PM
    Gallery: Just How Much Wastewater Is There at Fukushima?
    Japan has announced plans to release 1.23 million tons of wastewater from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean, drawing opposition both from home and abroad. The government had initially hoped to make the call in October, but postponed the decision due to concerns about the impact to marine life
  • Apr 12, 2021 15:19 PM
    Gallery: Reading Room With a View
    The Hainan Free Trade Port master plan took a step toward completion Monday with the opening of Wormhole Library in Haikou, the capital of the southern Chinese island province. The library, designed by the Beijing based firm MAD Architects, features a 690-square-meter reading room and a 300-square-meter public rest area
  • Apr 09, 2021 19:33 PM
    Gallery: U.S. Artist James Lee Byars’ First China Retrospective
    The Red Brick Art Museum is holding a solo exhibition about U.S. artist James Lee Byars (1932-1997) in Beijing. The Perfect Moment is the first retrospective in China for the artist, displaying over 50 works, including installations, performances, sculptures and videos, which provide visitors an in-depth look back at the artist’s career. The show runs until May 5
  • Apr 08, 2021 15:42 PM
    Gallery: A Small Look at Shanghai’s Long History
    An exhibition of miniatures that aims to tell the story of Shanghai’s development from 1559 to 1937 opened last month in the Chinese metropolis. Yumeng Miniature World — Shanghai in Wonderland features more than 500 miniature buildings, 10,000 figures and 70 interactive installations on display in seven exhibition areas
  • Apr 06, 2021 17:33 PM
    Gallery: Holiday Travelers Pack China’s Tourist Sites
    People packed China’s tourist destinations during the three-day Qingming Festival holiday as the government lifted Covid-19 travel restrictions in many places around the country. Travelers made 102 million domestic trips over the period, and domestic tourism revenue amounted to 27.2 billion yuan, giving a boost to domestic tourism
  • Apr 02, 2021 16:54 PM
    Gallery: Students Roll Up Their Sleeves to Fight Covid
    China is expanding its Covid-19 vaccine rollout to college students nationwide, as media reports say that the group is seen as a priority for inoculation
  • Apr 01, 2021 18:06 PM
    Gallery: Beaky Blinders
    It’s International Bird Day, the day created to commemorate the April 1906 signing of the International Convention for the Protection of Birds. In the spirit of the day, Caixin has curated a selection of photos of some of the most beautiful — and most unusual — birds in the world
  • Mar 31, 2021 16:56 PM
    Gallery: Chengdu to Join Highflyers With Second International Airport
    Chengdu is speeding up construction of a new international airport that will make the southwestern Chinese city the third in the country with two international airports, following Beijing and Shanghai. The Chengdu Tianfu International Airport, which covers more than 1.2 square kilometers, is expected to open by the end of June
  • Mar 29, 2021 17:10 PM
    Gallery: Second Sandstorm Sweeps Through Beijing
    The second sandstorm in two weeks struck Beijing Sunday, again sending air pollution readings off the charts. The storm drove up the capital’s average reading of PM10, or coarse particles that are harmful to human health, to more than 2,000 micrograms per cubic meter in the morning, 40 times the World Health Organization’s recommended limit for a 24-hour period
  • Mar 26, 2021 17:14 PM
    Gallery: Printing a New Home for Hong Kong’s Devastated Coral Reefs
    Marine scientists in Hong Kong are using 3D-printed clay tiles as artificial beds to restore the city’s damaged coral reefs, and are seeing encouraging early results. Around 84 species of coral have been found in Hong Kong’s waters, scientists said Thursday, more than those found in the Caribbean Sea. In 2018, a typhoon destroyed 80% of the coral reefs in the city’s Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, forcing scientists to look for solutions to regenerate the species, whose numbers had already plummeted under the effects of global warming
  • Mar 25, 2021 16:35 PM
    Gallery: Museum Goers Get Glimpse at Life Among the Stars
    An interactive exhibition about China’s manned space program has drawn crowds since it opened last week. Using technologies such as virtual reality, the ‘Flying to Space’ exhibition offers visitors a look at the country’s space program and a chance to experience life as an astronaut
  • Mar 24, 2021 17:11 PM
    Gallery: Dry Land Emerges on China’s Largest Freshwater Lake
    A field of grass is now growing in the middle of China’s largest freshwater lake. Every year, parts of Poyang Lake in the eastern province of Jiangxi dry up, with the sprouting grass becoming an attraction for the lake’s visitors
  • Mar 23, 2021 15:58 PM
    Gallery: China Digs Further Into Ancient Civilization
    Chinese archaeologists recently unveiled a cache of artifacts dating back about 3,000 years at Sanxingdui, one of China’s most important bronze age archaeological sites, which is located in the southwestern province of Sichuan. The discoveries, including a gold mask and pieces of gold foil and ivory, help shed a light on the ancient Shu civilization that vanished thousands of years ago, authorities said
  • Mar 19, 2021 17:23 PM
    Gallery: Top Officials Meet Face-to-Face for China-U.S. Talks
    The first high-level meeting between China and the U.S. under the Biden administration began Thursday in Anchorage, Alaska. The meeting underscored the rising tensions between the world's two largest economies, with relations in the short-term looking unlikely to improve after sinking to their lowest point in decades during Donald Trump’s presidency
  • Mar 17, 2021 16:08 PM
    Gallery: Archaeologists Unearth New Dead Sea Scroll Fragments
    Israeli archaeologists announced Tuesday that they had discovered dozens of new fragments of the ancient biblical Dead Sea Scrolls, the first such discovery in nearly 60 years. The discovery was made in a cave south of Jerusalem. Other findings during the excavation include a skeleton and a woven basket, both of which are thousands of years old
  • Mar 16, 2021 15:17 PM
    Gallery: Cherry Blossoms Offer Sweet Sights
    Crowds have been flocking to a farm in Southwest China’s Guizhou province to get a look at its nearly 700,000 blossoming cherry trees. Shrouded in white and pink flowers, Pingba Farm is one of China’s most famous cherry blossom spots, attracting tens of thousands of tourists every year
  • Mar 15, 2021 12:29 PM
    Gallery: Sandstorm Hits Beijing
    A sandstorm smothered Beijing on Monday morning as a result of heavy winds from Inner Mongolia and parts of northwestern China. Local weather authorities issued a yellow alert for the storm, the lowest on the country’s three-tier system. The sandstorm reduced visibility in some areas to less than 1 kilometer and caused readings of PM10, a cancer-causing pollutant, to soar to a hazardous level in the city
  • Mar 11, 2021 16:48 PM
    Gallery: Beijing Expands Vaccine Coverage to Seniors
    Beijing has started vaccinating certain people aged 60 and over, a group that was not advised to get a Covid-19 shot when China’s inoculation drive began in January. Senior citizens in good physical condition can start receiving the shots, city authorities said Tuesday, adding that they next plan to begin offering the vaccine to people under the age of 18
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