- Dec 20, 2019 18:56 PM
- Gallery: Meat Mob
- A horde of customers descended on a new supermarket in eastern China on Thursday that had advertised it was selling pork at a discount for the day. The store sold three tons of pork during the sale, which has captured locals’ attention as it comes at a time when the price of China’s favorite meat has skyrocketed in wake of a nationwide outbreak of African swine fever.
- Dec 18, 2019 17:55 PM
- Gallery: Bullet Trains Speed Through China’s Mountainous Southwest
- The Chengdu-Guiyang high-speed railway was completed when its 374-kilometer Yibin-Guiyang section came into use on Monday. Trains traveling on the railway can reach up to 250 kph, with the total 648 kilometer journey through Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou provinces taking as few as three hours. Chinese state media have reported it’s the world’s first high-speed railway in a mountainous region.
- Dec 09, 2019 17:35 PM
- Gallery: Smog Choked
- Smog shrouded northern China on Monday, causing authorities to issue air pollution alerts across the region in the morning. Beijing, Tianjin and cities in the provinces of Shandong, Liaoning, Hebei suffered PM2.5 levels above 200 micrograms per cubic meter, or eight times the World Health Organization’s recommended limit for a 24-hour period.
- Dec 06, 2019 16:15 PM
- Gallery: River Repopulation
- Nearly 240,000 catfish get released into the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang province, on Thursday. The release is an annual event held by the people in the city’s Jianggan district to repopulate the river. About 2 million fish have been released at the event since 1980s, authorities said.
- Dec 04, 2019 18:00 PM
- Gallery: Animal House
- Momole Pet Paradise in Shanghai has made something of name for itself by offering visitors the opportunity to interact with some of the animals on display. The 3,000-square-meter indoor animal park, which resides in a shopping mall, is home to more than 1,000 social media-friendly animals and offers free zoology classes for visiting children
- Dec 02, 2019 17:48 PM
- Gallery: Winter Palace
- Thousands of people converged on the Forbidden City on Saturday in Beijing after snow blanketed it white the night before. It was the first snowfall of the season in Beijing, spurring visitors to flock to the former imperial palace
- Nov 28, 2019 18:13 PM
- Gallery: Aftershocks on Albania
- At least 40 people had died in Albania as of Thursday morning after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the country two days earlier. It was reportedly the strongest quake to hit the southern European nation in four decades. Rescue efforts continued in the port city of Durrës, located 20 miles west of the capital Tirana, the epicenter of the earthquake, as aftershocks continued to wreak havoc on the country. Rescue personnel from nearby countries joined the rescue effort.
- Nov 25, 2019 18:35 PM
- Gallery: Nearly a Million Sit China’s Civil Service Test
- Almost 1 million prospective government workers sat Sunday for the 2020 National Civil Servant Examination, the test that they need to pass to land a sought-after job in China’s sprawling bureaucracy. About 965,000 of them sat the exam to compete for 24,000 positions this year, according to the State Administration of Civil Service
- Nov 20, 2019 17:07 PM
- Gallery: Bye Bye to Bei Bei
- Bei Bei, a male giant panda born at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, left his birth country for China on Tuesday as per the zoo’s agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association. The association requires that all panda cubs be sent to China once they turn 4 years old. Bei Bei celebrated his fourth birthday on Aug. 22. He flew home on a private plane supplied by U.S. express delivery service FedEx Corp
- Nov 13, 2019 16:55 PM
- Gallery: Catching Plague Rats on the Tibetan Plateau
- Efforts to control the plague are commonplace in areas with large rodent populations. Every year, a group in southwestern Sichuan province sets up a station in the wild from May to September to catch rats, whose blood and fleas they test to monitor for a possible outbreak of the disease
- Oct 28, 2019 17:45 PM
- Gallery: Faceless Monsters and a Raft Made of Body Parts
- Fans of drama and the arts descended Friday on the river town of Wuzhen, East China’s Zhejiang province, for the opening of the Wuzhen Theater Festival. The 10-day event in the scenic town, which also plays host to China’s much touted World Internet Conference, features both on- and off-stage performances by actors, musicians, dancers and other artists. It is the seventh time Wuzhen has held the event
- Oct 25, 2019 18:54 PM
- Gallery: The Shenzhen Factories That Make the World’s E-Cigs
- Vaping products are clouded in scandal, after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked 34 deaths and 1,604 cases of lung disease to their use. Eye-catching designs and flavors like raspberry cheesecake have been blamed for a spike in young nonsmokers taking up the devices, which were originally touted as a way to quit smoking. Production bases in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen make 90% of the world’s e-cigarettes, most of which are exported
- Oct 23, 2019 17:48 PM
- Gallery: Scaly Showcase
- Reptile fans from across China gathered in Beijing Saturday for the Reptiles Chinese Culture Festival. The event provided owners of scaly serpents and lizards with opportunity to show off their pets and meet with other reptile owners. It also served as a market for trading the creatures, which included terrapins, tortoises and rare pythons.
- Oct 14, 2019 20:07 PM
- Gallery: At Least 50 Dead as Typhoon Hits Japan
- Typhoon Hagibis has killed at least 50 people across central and eastern Japan and left a dozen missing. Local news reports say it's the most powerful typhoon to hit the country in six decades
- Oct 11, 2019 19:24 PM
- Gallery: Aftermath of Deadly East China Bridge Collapse
- Cleanup crews worked through the night after a highway overpass collapsed in Wuxi, Jiangsu province
- Sep 30, 2019 18:55 PM
- Gallery: Images of the People’s Republic of China, 1949-2019
- Oct. 1, 2019, marks the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. As people around the country celebrate this special moment with spectacular fanfares, we take a retrospective from historical photos to commemorate a country’s unprecedented transformation and the tangible changes in the lives of ordinary people.
- Sep 26, 2019 16:34 PM
- Gallery: Beijing’s Giant New Airport
- The 80 billion yuan ($11.31 billion) Daxing International Airport, which held its opening ceremony Wednesday, was built to shoulder part of the capital’s increasing air traffic, which is expected to reach 140 million annual passengers by next year. Daxing airport is expected to be able to handle 45 million passengers a year in 2022 and 72 million in 2025.
- Sep 17, 2019 18:40 PM
- Gallery: Catching the River’s Waves
- The Qiantang River estuary, which flows into the East China Sea near Hangzhou, is known for the enormous “tidal bore” waves that rush in from the Bay of Hangzhou. The phenomenon is especially strong around the Mid-Autumn Festival
- Sep 12, 2019 18:02 PM
- Gallery: Kuala Lumpur Shutters Schools as Smog Strikes
- Malaysia closed more than 400 schools Tuesday, citing unhealthy air quality as smoke and ash from raging forest fires in Indonesia spread to more areas in countries from Thailand to the Philippines.
- Aug 28, 2019 12:50 PM
- Gallery: Frenzied Scenes as Costco Shoppers Elbow and Kick Their Way to Savings
- The U.S. wholesale giant was forced to suspend business at its first mainland store in Shanghai just hours into its first day of trading on Tuesday, after bargain-hunters created chaos, pushing and shoving their way through the store in search of the best deals.
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