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  • Jan 06, 2020 16:58 PM
    Gallery: Frozen in History
    Every year, fishermen in Songyuan, Northeast China’s Jilin province, head onto the frozen surface of Chagan Lake to harvest the bounty. The season is marked by the annual Chagan Lake Fishing and Hunting Cultural Tourism Festival, which began on Dec. 28. The 40-day event draws tourists interested in watching dozens of fishermen cast a 2,000-meter net under the ice. Locals have been fishing this way in the lake since the Jin Dynasty, which began in the third century
  • Jan 02, 2020 18:00 PM
    Gallery: Showing Skin for 2020
    South Koreans ring in the new year by shedding much of their clothing to run a marathon Wednesday in Seoul, the capital. The marathon was just one athletic event in which participants exposed themselves to near-freezing temperatures as a way gain good luck in the coming year
  • Dec 27, 2019 13:50 PM
    Gallery: Paintings With Pop
    An exhibition of the work of British artist David Hockney, who until this year held the record for the most expensive piece of art sold at auction by a living artist, is running until Jan. 5 in Beijing. The exhibition features work from across Hockney’s decades-long career as a leader in the pop art movement, including some of his most famous paintings, such as “A Bigger Splash.” In November 2018, the 82-year-old’s “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” sold for more than $90 million
  • Dec 24, 2019 17:03 PM
    Gallery: Christmas in Beijing
    Beijing is no stranger to Christmas, and neither are its shopping malls unacquainted with the commercial potential of the Christian holiday. Malls around the city have been preparing displays of lights, trees and other Christmassy decorations to draw in consumers ahead of Dec. 25
  • 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.
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