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  • Aug 04, 2020 16:57 PM
    Gallery: Slammin’ Mugs in Qingdao
    The 30th Qingdao International Beer Festival kicked off Friday in the coastal city of Qingdao. Despite the coronavirus prevention measures, the annual event drew thousands of beer lovers to the sandy shore where the festival takes place. More than 1,500 kinds of beer from around the world will be on tap during the festival, which runs until Aug. 16
  • Aug 03, 2020 15:13 PM
    Gallery: Squatting in Their Own Homes
    More than 30 families have been living in unfinished apartments, without electricity or running water, in a residential development in Southwest China. They bought the apartments two years before the developer had to halt construction. Unable to get their money back, some of the homeowners who fell on hard times and can no longer afford rent in the city have resorted to taking shelter in the development
  • Jul 29, 2020 15:50 PM
    Gallery: Chongqing Submerged
    The southwestern megacity of Chongqing is suffering its worst flooding in over two decades as torrential rains continue to pound much of China. On Monday, floodwaters submerged an ancient town of Ciqikou and inundated low-lying areas of the metropolis, including its landmark Chaotianmen Wharf
  • Jul 28, 2020 16:36 PM
    Gallery: Testing a City for Covid-19
    Dalian, a port city in Northeast China’s Liaoning province, is ramping up Covid-19 testing after a rash of new infections emerged last week. Nearly 3 million residents have taken nucleic acid tests as authorities plan to test everyone living in the city
  • Jul 27, 2020 17:13 PM
    Gallery: Soldiers Reinforce Dikes in Flooded Anhui
    Soldiers are busy reinforcing dikes in eastern China after continuous heavy rain forced tens of thousands of residents to evacuate, with more storms expected in the days to come. On Thursday, floodwaters broke through a dike and submerged villages in East China’s Anhui province
  • Jul 23, 2020 15:44 PM
    Gallery: Trapped by Rising Waters
    Some 16,000 residents of a town in eastern China had been evacuated from their homes by Wednesday after being trapped for more than 50 hours by floodwaters. On Sunday, flooding caused by days of torrential rains breached the levees that protected the town, inundating 13 villages and cutting off electricity, according to local authorities
  • Jul 21, 2020 17:47 PM
    Gallery: Showtime Again in Cinemas
    Cinemas in most parts of China reopened Monday after a nearly half-year closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite some virus control measures, such as mandatory mask wearing, tickets for Monday screenings quickly sold out in cinemas in many cities. The nationwide box office for the day hit $470,000
  • Jul 20, 2020 16:34 PM
    Gallery: Fleeing the Flooding
    Authorities in eastern China blew up a dam on Sunday to relieve some of the growing flooding pressure on the Chuhe River. Many rivers in Anhui province have risen to record levels after days of heavy rainfall. Destroying the dam was just one of the control measures authorities have taken during this latest bout of flooding, which has driven tens of thousands from their homes
  • Jul 17, 2020 16:30 PM
    Gallery: Fighting the Flood
    Since June, flooding along the Yangtze River has engulfed many Chinese cities, with rising water levels posing a threat to residents. More than 7,000 soldiers have taken part in the fight against the flooding in eastern China. They are in a battle against time to reinforce dikes to prevent floodwaters from overflowing into urban areas
  • Jul 16, 2020 16:28 PM
    Gallery: Cool Ways to Keep Cool
    People around the world are trying different ways to stay cool during the summer heat wave, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow. From inflatable pools to river dining, many creative ideas have come out over the past few months from people eager to beat the heat
  • Jul 15, 2020 16:37 PM
    Gallery: Wading Through Floodwaters in India
    Heavy rains that lashed several parts of India on Sunday have led to flooding in low-lying areas and inundated streets. In the cities such as Patiala and Kolkata, residents have had to wade through knee-deep water to reach their destinations. Light to medium rainfall is reported to continue in the cities
  • Jul 13, 2020 17:17 PM
    Gallery: Escaping the Flood
    China has raised its emergency flood response level to the second-highest as downpours continue to wreak havoc across swaths of the country. In East China’s Jiangxi province, more than 5 million residents have reported being affected by heavy rains and flooding, with tens of thousands evacuated from their homes
  • Jul 09, 2020 16:55 PM
    Gallery: Lost in a Landslide
    Torrential rains continue to batter China, causing flooding and landslides in many provinces. In Central China’s Hubei province, a rain-triggered landslide buried nine villagers Wednesday, eight of whom died, state-run broadcaster CCTV reported. Forty other villagers have been transported to safety
  • Jul 08, 2020 18:15 PM
    Gallery: River Consumes Centuries-Old Bridge
    A centuries-old stone bridge has been destroyed in a flood caused by days of torrential rains in Huangshan, East China’s Anhui province. First built in 1536, the Zhenhai Bridge had stood for more than 480 years before it collapsed Tuesday
  • Jul 07, 2020 17:23 PM
    Gallery: Testing Perseverance
    China’s national college entrance examinations, known as the “gaokao”, began Tuesday morning after a one-month delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, about 10.7 million candidates will sit for the annual exams. Candidates in one part of China will have to wait a little longer, however. In East China’s Anhui province, officials in Shexian county postponed the first two gaokao exams because a flood caused by torrential rains overnight prevented students from reaching the testing sites
  • Jul 06, 2020 19:08 PM
    Gallery: Social Distancing Measures Around the World
    Wearing masks, maintaining healthy distance and constant disinfecting of public spaces have become the “new normal” amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the past few months, many creative social-distancing measures have been put in place to protect people from contracting the disease
  • Jul 03, 2020 17:26 PM
    Gallery: Locusts Swarm Africa
    A plague of locusts have descended on East Africa, devastating farms and grazing lands. According to the International Rescue Committee, the most serious locust outbreak in 70 years could leave nearly 5 million people facing starvation. In Kenya, the county of Turkana, one of the country’s poorest, was among the areas hit hardest by the outbreak
  • Jul 01, 2020 16:29 PM
    Gallery: Bidding Farewell to Wuhan’s Most Beautiful Bookstore
    The Wuhan bookstore Beyond Book Story closed one of its most well-known locations Wednesday. Once voted Wuhan’s most beautiful bookstore because of its architectural design, the soon-to-be-closed store held a sale for customers who wanted to make one last purchase there
  • Jun 30, 2020 18:16 PM
    Gallery: Getting Rowdy With Rice
    Nepal’s National Paddy Day began Monday, marking the beginning of the country’s rice planting season. For the festival, which falls on the 15th day of the Nepali month Asar, farmers flock to their fields to plant rice and splash each other with mud to celebrate
  • Jun 29, 2020 18:35 PM
    Gallery: Chongqing Underwater
    Torrential rain in the megacity has affected 28 districts and counties, according to the local government. The downpour has flooded some regions, leading to the evacuation of thousands, with many homes damaged or destroyed
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