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  • Aug 19, 2022 19:24 PM
    Gallery: Sizzling Summer Sears Europe
    Soaring temperatures and scant rain across Europe have led to the continent’s worst drought in 500 years, with many rivers and lakes running dry. Parts of the Rhine, one Europe’s major rivers, have dried up, halting transport of products such as grain and fuel along the waterway
  • Aug 19, 2022 17:22 PM
    Gallery: Deadly Flash Floods Hit Northwest China
    Flash flooding swept villages in Northwest China’s Qinghai province, leaving at least 17 dead and 17 missing. Triggered by a rainstorm on Wednesday night, the flooding washed away roads and houses in six villages, impacting more than 6,200 people. The search and rescue work at the damaged sites is still underway. The government has earmarked relief funds for the recovery of the flood-affected areas
  • Aug 18, 2022 20:24 PM
    Gallery: China’s Rural Children Head Home for School
    The summer holidays have ended for China’s ‘left-behind children,’ whose parents work in cities far from their rural homes. After using the break to reunite with their mothers and fathers, they are headed back to their hometowns to begin the new semester. Known as ‘little migratory birds,’ the children started their trip home earlier than usual this year as schools require them to come back 14 days in advance as a Covid-19 prevention measure
  • Aug 18, 2022 18:06 PM
    Gallery: Rural Child Singers Take to the Stage
    More than 1,800 children from China’s countryside took to the stage in Beijing on Sunday to bring local and international classical music to a national audience. The annual “Childhood on the Field — Tencent Hefeng Art in Action Concert” was first held in 2019 as a part of a project established by the tech giant and the Hefeng Art Foundation to improve arts education for rural kids
  • Aug 17, 2022 18:55 PM
    Gallery: Invasive Species’ $30 Billion Threat
    China is being besieged by hundreds of nonnative plants and animals that are threatening the country’s ecosystems and biosecurity and causing an estimated at 200 billion yuan of damage every year, state media reported. Here is a look at some of the species disrupting life across the country
  • Aug 17, 2022 17:59 PM
    Gallery: China’s Yangtze Succumbs to Heatwave
    A heatwave in China has brought drought to regions that rely on the Yangtze river, the country’s longest. In Southwest China’s Chongqing, local media reports more than 600,000 people and 36,000 hectares of crops are affected. Further east, the extreme weather is also threatening crops in Jiangxi province. Local authorities have issued warnings for high temperatures and carried out drought relief measures in parts of the country
  • Aug 16, 2022 16:26 PM
    Gallery: Aging Theme Park to Get $73 Million Facelift
    Guangzhou’s Nanhu Amusement Park is about to receive a major renovation. Southern China’s first theme park is showing signs of its age since opening in 1985. The city government plans to invest about 500 million yuan in the park, which will be open 24 hours a day and feature esports venues and night markets
  • Aug 15, 2022 19:53 PM
    Gallery: Yangtze Brought Low by Summer Drought
    Heatwaves and sparse rain have left China’s longest river parched, with water volumes along its longest sections in Jiujiang, Nanjing and Wuhan dropping to record lows in July. The river’s basin usually floods at some point in the summer, when its water levels peak in August
  • Aug 15, 2022 19:38 PM
    Gallery: China Defeats Japan in Volleyball Final
    China beat Japan 3-0 in the men’s final of the 2022 Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup to claim the crown for the second time in a decade. The Chinese team went into the final unbeaten throughout the tournament in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, and maintained a clean sweep over their East Asian neighbor. The Chinese men’s team first became AVC champions in 2012
  • Aug 12, 2022 19:13 PM
    Gallery: Shanghai Bids Goodbye to Nostalgic Street
    Shanghai’s Yuan dynasty Confucian Temple and its surrounding communities are about to receive a major facelift. As stores and restaurants on neighboring Wenmiao Road are closing due to the project, locals have flocked to the area to bid goodbye to the businesses, many of which have been running for decades
  • Aug 12, 2022 17:30 PM
    Gallery: Greenland’s Melting Glaciers
    Billionaires including Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates are funding a search for rare minerals under Greenland’s disappearing glaciers. Over the past decades, rising temperatures have triggered rapid ice melting on the island, potentially revealing deposits of nickel and cobalt that can be used to power electric vehicles
  • Aug 11, 2022 19:47 PM
    Gallery: Celebrating the Life of Designer Issey Miyake
    Japan’s renowned designer Issey Miyake has died aged 84 in Tokyo, after a lifetime of pioneering work in fashion, perfume and exhibition curation. The style icon has worked with Guy Laroche and Hubert de Givenchy in Paris, and was celebrated for his bold pleated clothing designs
  • Aug 11, 2022 18:15 PM
    Gallery: Tourist Towns’ Covid Shutdowns
    Tibet closed its famous Potala Palace on Tuesday following an outbreak of Covid-19, while Xinjiang and Hainan have locked down high-risk areas over the past few days. Authorities in the three regions have detected thousands of local infections this month
  • Aug 10, 2022 20:31 PM
    Gallery: Bike-Sharing Peddlers Hike Prices
    Meituan’s bike rental service, formerly known as Mobike, has raised its seven-day membership fee from 10 yuan to 15 yuan. Companies in China’s bike-sharing market, which has experienced a dramatic rise and fall since 2016, are raising rates as they struggle to survive in the face of rapid capital expansion costs and cutthroat competition
  • Aug 10, 2022 18:06 PM
    Gallery: Camping Out to Avoid Quarantine
    Tourists who found themselves in “high-risk” areas in Northwest China’s Xinjiang region choose to camp at highway rest areas for a week to avoid centralized quarantine. According to the country’s latest disease control plan, anyone who has been to a high-risk area in the previous week is supposed to enter centralized quarantine for seven days. As of Tuesday, 45 parts in the region have been classified as high risk
  • Aug 09, 2022 20:13 PM
    Gallery: Fire Destroys 900-Year-Old Bridge
    Located in East China’s Fujian province, Wan’an Bridge, built during the Song Dynasty, was the longest wooden arch bridge in China until it caught fire over the weekend. Selected as a national cultural relic for preservation in 2006, the bridge takes its name from a dictum: “Peace and serenity for thousands of generations, good and prosperous life for all people.” There were no reports of casualties in the incident and authorities are investigating the cause of the fire
  • Aug 09, 2022 19:08 PM
    Gallery: Record Rainfall Floods Seoul
    Rain pounded South Korea’s capital, leaving at least eight dead, six missing and 14 injured. By late Monday 5.5 inches of rain had landed south of the city. That night, the heavy rains disrupted people’s commutes after floodwaters submerged vehicles, subway stations and train tracks. The rain also triggered power outages and landslides across the city. The national weather forecaster predicted that the heavy rain will continue until Thursday
  • Aug 08, 2022 19:18 PM
    Gallery: Snail Invasion
    Nandianchi National Wetland Park in Southwest China’s Yunnan province is working to suppress the invasive golden apple snail, which lays its eggs at this time of year. Originally from South America, the golden apple snail was named one of the 100 world’s most harmful pests by the Global Invasive Species Database. The rapidly reproducing snail poses a threat to ecosystems around the world
  • Aug 08, 2022 16:43 PM
    Gallery: Virus in Paradise
    China’s southern island province of Hainan is tightening restrictions and measures to stem its vacation-fueled Covid-19 outbreak. This weekend, the local government imposed lockdowns on Sanya and Qionghai, disrupting lives and stranding tourists. Hainan reported 504 local cases on Sunday, taking the total number of infections across the island to over 1,000 in a week
  • Aug 05, 2022 19:47 PM
    Gallery: Flower Frenzy
    The Dounan Flower Market in Southwest China’s Yunnan province has been bustling with visitors ahead of this year’s Qixi Festival, a Chinese holiday similar to Valentine’s Day. Local media reported that from July 27 to Wednesday, the day before the holiday, the market sold an average of more than 2 million flowers daily. Built in 1998, the Dounan Flower Market has become one of the largest flower markets in the country
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