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  • Jan 18, 2021 16:55 PM
    Gallery: Frozen Fun
    The Shichahai Ice Rink, one of the most famous outdoor skating venues in Beijing, began Saturday restricting how many people it lets in every day following recent Covid-19 flare-ups around the country. Shichahai opened two weeks later than usual this year with a series of coronavirus prevention measures in place, including temperature checks and mask requirements
  • Jan 15, 2021 15:41 PM
    Gallery: Quarantine Center Under Construction in Covid-Hit City
    The northern city of Shijiazhuang is racing against time to build a makeshift quarantine center to tackle its Covid-19 outbreak. Starting Wednesday, more than 3,000 workers have been sent to Zhengding county to work on the facility, which will provide 3,000 rooms
  • Jan 14, 2021 16:17 PM
    Dinosaur Gallery: Following 80 Million-Year-Old Tracks
    Scientists have discovered hundreds of fossilized dinosaur footprints that date back 80 million years in Fujian province, the province announced Tuesday. It was the largest and most diverse dinosaur discovery in China, as well as the first in the eastern province
  • Jan 13, 2021 19:37 PM
    Gallery: China’s Most Controversial Buildings
    Beijing-based architecture website archcy.cn has released their annual list of controversial Chinese buildings. The 11th edition of the list was compiled by an expert panel after architects and the public at large were invited to nominate and vote on the country’s wackiest buildings
  • Jan 12, 2021 17:02 PM
    Gallery: Testing 11 Million People for Covid-19
    The city of Shijiazhuang is again testing all 11 million of its residents for Covid-19. Since Jan. 2, hundreds of new infections have been reported in the capital of North China’s Hebei province, forcing authorities to resort to mass testing and a citywide lockdown
  • Jan 07, 2021 14:34 PM
    Gallery: China’s Frozen Sea
    A recent cold spell that swept across much of China has caused part of the Bohai Sea to freeze near the northeastern costal city of Dalian. Blocks of ice floated on the sea’s surface, forming an ice field that drew visitors to a nearby beach
  • Jan 05, 2021 17:59 PM
    Gallery: Stamp Stampede
    China Post issued a set of specially designed stamps Tuesday featuring the 12 Chinese zodiac animals to celebrate the start of 2021, during which the Year of the Ox will begin, according to the Chinese lunar calendar. Stamp lovers descended on post offices across the country to buy Ox stamps drawn by famous Chinese painter Yao Zhonghua
  • Jan 04, 2021 16:24 PM
    Gallery: China’s Mass Vaccination Campaign
    China began a mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign after a shot developed by an affiliate of state-backed pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm was approved for use Thursday. Some 4.5 million residents at high risk of infection have received the vaccine, part of the country’s plan to reportedly inoculate as many as 50 million people before the Lunar New Year holiday in February
  • Dec 31, 2020 16:01 PM
    Gallery: Frozen Flakes Fall on East China
    Snow blanketed much of eastern China on Tuesday after a cold front swept across the country. A day earlier, the national weather authority issued an orange alert for cold weather, the second most severe warning on the country’s four-tier system. The cold spell brought snowfall, strong winds and low temperatures to many parts of China
  • Dec 30, 2020 16:13 PM
    Gallery: Even Penguins Need to Be Kept Warm in Winter
    As temperatures continue to drop around China, zookeepers have to find ways to keep their animals warm. Many zoos have installed electric heaters or employed other methods to keep the temperature up in animal enclosures, each tailored to the unique habitat of each creature
  • Dec 29, 2020 16:39 PM
    Gallery: Book Retailer Opens a New Chapter in Shanghai
    Japan’s biggest book retailer, Tsutaya Books, opened a new branch in a historical building in Shanghai last week, its second on the Chinese mainland. The bookstore features some 50,000 books and an exhibition hall featuring Japanese and Western cultural themes. Its design is reportedly on a par with a Tsutaya store in Tokyo which has been identified as one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores
  • Dec 25, 2020 19:58 PM
    Gallery: Chinese Get Into the Christmas Spirit
    While Christmas has lost much of its religious significance in China, in mega cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, many people still get into the festive spirit by making it an occasion to reunite with families and friends, while immersing themselves in the celebratory atmosphere. As more and more people choose to go shopping during the holiday season, businesses have seized on the opportunity to launch new products to draw in customers ahead of Dec. 25
  • Dec 23, 2020 15:17 PM
    Gallery: Northeastern City to Test 5.9 Million for Covid-19
    The northeastern port city of Dalian has begun testing all 5.9 million of its residents for Covid-19 after a rash of new infections emerged in recent weeks. On Dec. 15, four cases without symptoms were found during a regular virus test in the city, which hadn’t seen a new case since August. Over the past week or so, the city has recorded six confirmed cases and 20 locally transmitted asymptomatic cases
  • Dec 22, 2020 17:04 PM
    Gallery: On Trial for Murder After 20 Years on the Run
    Lao Rongzhi, a 46-year-old woman who stands accused of murdering seven people, went on trial Monday in Nanchang Intermediate People’s Court in East China’s Jiangxi province. Lao is suspected of conspiring with her ex-boyfriend to kill the seven people in the 1990s, including a 3-year-old child. Her ex-boyfriend was executed for the crimes in 1999. Lao had spent 20 years on the run before police caught her last year
  • Dec 21, 2020 18:03 PM
    Gallery: Heroic Figures
    An exhibition featuring superhero figures, toys and other novelties drew big crowds after it opened Saturday in the southern city of Guangzhou. One of the highlights of the six-day exhibition is a life-size bust of Wonder Woman, the iconic superhero created by DC Comics
  • Dec 18, 2020 17:13 PM
    Gallery: Tai Chi Wins UNESCO Recognition
    Tai chi, one of the traditional Chinese martial arts, has been added to UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, becoming China’s 42nd item to make the list. Created in the mid-17th century in a village in central China, the martial art has spread to more than 150 countries and regions, becoming one of the most popular forms of exercise among seniors
  • Dec 17, 2020 17:22 PM
    Gallery: To the Moon and Back Again
    After weeks of space travel, China’s Chang’e 5 lunar probe has returned to Earth. On Thursday, a capsule carrying about two kilograms (4.4 pounds) of rock and soil samples landed in the northern region of Inner Mongolia, the first time moon samples have been brought back to earth in more than 40 years. The mission was China’s first to retrieve samples from the moon and its latest in a lunar exploration program that began in 2007
  • Dec 15, 2020 17:17 PM
    Gallery: China’s Craft Champions
    China’s first nationwide vocational skills competition took place in the southern city of Guangzhou last week. The competition attracted more than 2,500 craftsmen from all over the country, who made up 36 teams competing in 86 events. Some of those who performed well were selected to participate in the 46th WorldSkills Competition, known as the ‘Skills Olympics,’ one of the biggest vocational skills competitions in the world
  • Dec 14, 2020 17:17 PM
    Gallery: Beloved Panda Xiang Xiang Gets Extended Stay in Japan
    Xiang Xiang, the female giant panda who was born in Japan’s Ueno Zoo in 2017 and was scheduled to be sent back to China by the end of this year, will likely stay a little longer in the neighboring country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, China’s foreign ministry said Thursday. The 3-year-old panda has gained masses of Japanese fans, who have been leaving messages online to express their love and best wishes for Xiang Xiang after learning about her return
  • Dec 10, 2020 18:08 PM
    Gallery: World’s Highest Peak Is Now Just a Little Taller
    After years of debate, China and Nepal have finally agreed on the height of Mount Everest. The world’s highest mountain, known in China as Mount Qomolangma and which straddles the countries’ common border, has been increased by 4.43 meters to 8,848.86 meters, after they “reached consensus” last year, China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The new height supersedes a 2005 survey by China of 8,844.43 meters
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