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  • Dec 02, 2022 20:43 PM
    Gallery: Tea Nation
    UNESCO added China’s traditional tea-making techniques and tea drinking customs to its intangible cultural heritage list. Tea has been embedded in Chinese culture since ancient times and is a part of people’s daily life. Chinese tea producers and farmers have created more than 2,000 tea products to serve the country’s more than 1 billion
  • Dec 02, 2022 19:58 PM
    Gallery: Jiang’s Casket Arrives in Beijing
    President Xi Jinping, along with top senior officials, received the remains of China’s former leader Jiang Zemin at the capital’s Xijiao Airport on Thursday. Jiang’s casket was flown to Beijing from Shanghai that afternoon. A memorial service will be held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday, which will be broadcast live across the country. On that day, all public entertainment activities will be suspended 
  • Dec 01, 2022 20:17 PM
    Gallery: Dine-In Returns for Guangzhou’s Low-Risk
    Eating at restaurants resumed in the southern metropolis as local authorities ease strict Covid-19 containment measures in one of the worst-hit cities in China’s latest outbreak. But the luxury is limited to low-risk areas of Haizhu, Liwan, Tianhe and Conghua districts. Officials reported about 7,000 new local cases for Wednesday, including 1,313 symptomatic infections
  • Dec 01, 2022 15:05 PM
    Gallery: Two Cities Ease Lockdowns
    Guangzhou and Zhengzhou relaxed Covid-19 containment measures after China’s top health authorities ordered local officials to avoid engaging in excessive control measures including lockdowns. On Wednesday, several districts in South China’s Guangzhou dismantled barriers that penned in residents, while the central city of Zhengzhou ended a five-day lockdown in its urban areas. However, parts of the metropolises designated as Covid-19 high-risk areas remain locked down
  • Nov 30, 2022 20:17 PM
    Gallery: Braving the Cold for Covid Tests
    Authorities in the northern Chinese municipality of Tianjin are conducting a fresh round of nucleic acid testing for its 13.9 million residents, forcing people outdoors amid freezing conditions as they head to testing sites. It’s the sixth round of citywide testing since Thursday. Due to the cold wave, temperatures in the city have dropped sharply. Tianjin reported 870 local cases for Tuesday, the highest number this month
  • Nov 30, 2022 19:41 PM
    Gallery: New Crew Arrives at China’s Space Station
    The Tiangong space station welcomed three new faces who arrived on the Shenzhou-15 spacecraft Wednesday morning. After six-and-a-half hours docking with the Tianhe core module, astronauts Deng Qingming, Fei Junlong and Zhang Lu joined the station’s now six-strong crew. The Shenzhou-15 was delivered by a Long March 2F rocket that lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center the day before. China plans to conduct manned space flight missions twice a year, following the success of the Shenzhou-15 mission
  • Nov 29, 2022 20:01 PM
    Gallery: ‘Psychic’ Pandas Tip World Cup Winners
    Qatar’s giant pandas Thuraya and Suhail, gifted by China earlier this year, went viral for predicting match results in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Since Paul the Octopus gained fame by predicting eight straight outcomes in the 2010 World Cup, animals from camels to otters have joined the ‘psychic’ animal group to pick game winners
  • Nov 29, 2022 16:40 PM
    Gallery: China Feels Winter’s Bite
    Heavy snowfalls, bitter winds, and dense fog descended on cities in the country’s northern reaches. A blizzard poured snow down on Northwest China’s Xinjiang region for several days, leading to seven deaths. Even in the more southerly coastal regions, the temperature is expected to fall to a low of 20 degrees Celsius this week, the national weather service forecast
  • Nov 28, 2022 20:29 PM
    Gallery: Living Behind Barriers
    Thousands of residents in Guangzhou are living in fenced-off communities as the southern Chinese metropolis reported more than 136,000 infections from Oct. 22 to Sunday. The local government has relaxed Covid-19 testing, sparing some home-bound residents in seven districts from the requirement
  • Nov 28, 2022 18:11 PM
    Gallery: Shanghai Marathon Back on Track
    The race kicked off Sunday after a two-year suspension due to the pandemic. Around 18,000 runners participated in the event, which has been held annually since 1996. Before this year’s marathon, all the runners had to stay in the city for seven days and pass a Covid test for three consecutive days
  • Nov 25, 2022 20:39 PM
    Gallery: Covid Curbs Bite Across China
    Strict containment measures are popping up across the country, including mass testing, lockdowns and quarantines as the Chinese mainland reported 32,695 new local cases for Thursday, the highest daily count since the pandemic began. Beijing, one of the multiple cities facing their worst outbreaks, reported 1,860 new infections that day, with 400 found outside quarantine areas
  • Nov 25, 2022 18:07 PM
    Gallery: Ronaldo Makes World Cup History
    Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo became the first man to score in five World Cups after converting a penalty in the 65th minute in his team’s opening Group H match against Ghana on Thursday. The controversial call by the referee helped the Portuguese get a leg up, but Ghana proved spirited competitors, scoring two goals in what turned out to be a 3-2 thriller. On the same day, five-time champions Brazil beat Serbia 2-0, but the match left Brazilian fans fearful about the future of star striker Neymar, who got injured late in the game
  • Nov 24, 2022 20:43 PM
    Gallery: Zhengzhou Readies for ‘War’ on Pandemic
    Residents are stocking up on food and other necessities as the central Chinese city prepares to enter a ‘five-day anti-pandemic war’ on Friday. During the lockdown, a total of 6.88 million residents in its eight districts will be required to take nucleic acid tests every day and reduce their movements, with some confined to their homes. With a population of nearly 13 million, the provincial capital reported 153 symptomatic cases and 521 asymptomatic cases for Wednesday
  • Nov 24, 2022 19:05 PM
    Gallery: Japan Tackles Germany in World Cup Upset
    Japan beat four-time champion Germany 2-1 in a Group E match on Wednesday in Qatar, giving soccer fans another surprise the day after Saudi Arabia broke Argentina’s long-undefeated streak with a 2-1 victory. Japan’s two substitutes Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano sealed the win by scoring two goals within eight minutes. Japan will face off against Costa Rica on Sunday, while Germany will battle it out with Spain the following day
  • Nov 23, 2022 19:38 PM
    Gallery: World Cup Watchers Left Out in the Cold
    Soccer fans in Guangzhou have found themselves with fewer places to watch the tournament. The southern Chinese city ordered restaurants and bars in Tianhe, its main business district, to temporarily stop serving dine-in customers from Monday as officials battle its latest Covid flare-up. The order, which also shut down other businesses in the district, led many bars that had prepared for the World Cup to close. Home to nearly 19 million people, Guangzhou reported more than 8,000 new Covid cases for Tuesday
  • Nov 23, 2022 18:13 PM
    Gallery: Saudi Arabia’s Stunning Victory Over Argentina
    The Gulf state’s team scored a monumental upset on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory in a Group C match in Qatar, ending the South American team’s 36-game undefeated streak. It is the first time that the Saudi team won their first group match in the tournament since they qualified for the World Cup in 1994. The Argentinian line-up, which boasts global star Lionel Messi, ranks as FIFA’s third best team in 2022, while Saudi Arabia ranks 51
  • Nov 22, 2022 20:55 PM
    Gallery: Factory in Flames
    A fire at a factory in Anyang, Central China’s Henan province, has left 38 dead. Local authorities said the blaze was triggered when a welder’s torch set some flammable material on fire, state media reported. It took almost seven hours to completely put out the blaze, which was first reported at 4:22 p.m. Monday. Police have detained an unspecified number of people believed to be responsible, according to Xinhua
  • Nov 22, 2022 17:08 PM
    Gallery: Beijing’s Worst Covid Outbreak
    Authorities have urged Chaoyang district’s nearly 3.5 million residents to remain at home after it became the worst-hit area in the capital’s latest Covid flare-up. Since this past weekend, many restaurants in the district have stopped serving dine-in customers, and other business have been told to temporarily shut down. Local authorities identified 274 symptomatic infections and 1,164 asymptomatic cases Monday, with 783 detected in Chaoyang alone. It was the first time that Beijing recorded more than 1,000 new cases since the pandemic began
  • Nov 21, 2022 20:56 PM
    Gallery: Unique Venues for the Beautiful Game
    The 2022 World Cup, which began with Qatar’s 2-0 loss to Ecuador, is taking place in eight stadiums around the Gulf state. One of the venues, the 80,000-capacity Lusail Iconic Stadium, was built jointly by China and Qatar. It will host the final match of the tournament
  • Nov 21, 2022 20:16 PM
    Gallery: Chengdu’s Marathon Returns
    Thousands of runners on Sunday took part in this year’s 42-kilometer race, which was suspended in 2021 due to Covid-19. This year, only people living in Chengdu were allowed to participate and the organizer limited the number of runners to 30,000 to avoid potentially exposing people to the virus. Established in 2017, the event in 2019 became the only Chinese candidate race for the Abbott World Marathon Majors, which consists of the world’s six most renowned marathons
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