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  • May 06, 2021 15:56 PM
    Gallery: China Sees 230 Million Trips During Labor Day Holiday
    Travelers flooded China’s transportation hubs on Wednesday as the Labor Day holiday came to an end. The travel rush started on Tuesday, the fourth day of the holiday, bringing over 50 million passengers to railways, highways, waterways, and airports. China took special measures like running extra trains to cope with the situation. A total of 230 million domestic trips were made during the five-day holiday, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • May 05, 2021 18:18 PM
    Gallery: Chinese Divers Triumph at FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo
    China’s diving team came out on top at the International Swimming Federation Diving World Cup on Tuesday in Tokyo, as Chen Yiwen took the gold medal and Chang Yani took the bronze in the women’s 3-meter springboard final. The two athletes also won the women’s synchronized 3-meter springboard final. The competition runs from May 1 to May 6, drawing 225 divers from 46 countries. It is the first Olympic test event involving overseas athletes in Japan since the outbreak of Covid-19
  • May 04, 2021 18:32 PM
    Gallery: Millions of Chinese Hit the Road for Labor Day Holiday
    Millions of visitors flooded China’s tourist destinations during the five-day Labor Day holiday that began on Saturday as people were eager to venture out as the country has Covid-19 well under control. Domestic travelers made 56.4 million trips on Saturday, more than double the same period last year. China is expected to record about 265 million trips during the holiday, according to the Ministry of Transport
  • May 03, 2021 19:52 PM
    Gallery: All Pain and No Trains
    High speed train passengers at Beijing West Railway Station, one of China’s busiest, were left stranded at the weekend after strong winds caused a power outage just as throngs of residents tried to leave the capital for the Labor Day national holiday. Some 30 high speed trains were delayed and 24 cancelled, bringing many holiday trips to an end before they had begun
  • Apr 29, 2021 17:35 PM
    Gallery: India’s Health Care System Teeters as Virus Cases, Deaths Surge
    The devastating surge of Covid-19 infections is pushing India’s health care system and crematoriums to the brink of collapse, with hospitals suffering acute shortages of oxygen as the country saw 360,960 new cases on Wednesday and 201,187 total fatalities, according to the WHO
  • Apr 28, 2021 17:18 PM
    Gallery: First Supermoon of 2021 Shines Across the Globe
    The first of the two supermoons of 2021, also known as ‘Pink Moon,’ lit up skylines across the world on Monday at 11:32 p.m. EDT, creating a special sight for viewers as the moon’s orbit was about 8% closer to Earth than its usual orbit. The second supermoon will appear on May 26, according to NASA
  • Apr 27, 2021 20:18 PM
    Gallery: Northern China Besieged by Yet Another Sandstorm
    An enormous sandstorm swept through northern China on Monday. Starting Sunday afternoon, the storm engulfed parts of Gansu province and the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, reducing visibility in cities like Erenhot and Lanzhou. The National Meteorological Center issued a code yellow alert Tuesday, warning that the storm may hit more areas
  • Apr 26, 2021 16:32 PM
    Gallery: China’s Elite Tsinghua University Turns 110
    Tsinghua University, one of China’s top academic institutions, celebrated its 110th anniversary on Sunday. Famous alumni like Deng Yaping, former Olympic table tennis champion, attended the event. Starting mid-April, various activities including parades, dance performances, and exhibitions were held in Beijing to mark the anniversary
  • Apr 22, 2021 17:08 PM
    Gallery: Indian Cities Go Into Lockdown as Covid-19 Surges
    India reported 295,041 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, including 2,104 deaths, as the rising number of infections has overwhelmed the country’s health care system and its crematoriums. New Delhi, Mumbai and several other cities have imposed strict curfews and lockdowns to prevent the virus from spreading
  • Apr 21, 2021 17:06 PM
    Gallery: Boao Forum Brings In Big Names
    The year’s Boao Forum for Asia conference wraps up Wednesday after running 63 sessions on global economic and political topics like digital currencies, 5G and Covid-19 vaccines. Attended by government and finance heavyweights like President Xi Jinping and former PBOC chief Zhou Xiaochuan, the forum opened on Sunday in South China’s Hainan province, drawing more than 4,000 participants
  • Apr 20, 2021 15:43 PM
    Gallery: Auto Shanghai 2021 Starts Its Engine
    Auto Shanghai 2021, one of the biggest auto industry events in the world, opened Monday at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. This year’s show, which runs until April 28, involves 1,000 carmakers and automotive suppliers
  • Apr 19, 2021 16:32 PM
    Gallery: Drought Diminishes Taiwan’s Water Supply
    Taiwan is facing its most severe drought in 56 years, in large part because typhoons have failed to make landfall this year. Of the region’s 19 major reservoirs, 17 were at less than half their capacity as of Tuesday. The drought has affected local business and agriculture, as well as people’s livelihoods. To cope with the situation, Taiwan has been rationing tap water in several cities
  • 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
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