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  • Jun 07, 2021 18:15 PM
    Gallery: Nearly 11 Million Take College Entrance Exam in China
    Nearly 11 million candidates are taking China’s all-important National College Entrance Examination, also known as the ‘gaokao.’ This year, the country has set up over 7,200 testing sites with 466,000 rooms for the exam. Authorities and volunteer groups directed traffic to ensure students had a smooth trip to the testing sites, where anxious parents waited for their children to finish
  • Jun 04, 2021 18:31 PM
    Gallery: An Alternative Way of Life on a Beijing Farm
    Millennial Liu Lurui quit her job and moved to the outskirts of Beijing, where she built a farm on three acres of land to create a healthier lifestyle for herself and five friends. The farm was completed in April 2020, and includes a house, a garden and an organic orchard. They hope that their ‘hobo life’ can set an example for people looking to lead alternative way of life
  • Jun 03, 2021 17:20 PM
    Gallery: Indian State Launches Mass Vaccination Drive
    In Lucknow, the capital of India’s most-populous state Uttar Pradesh, crowds gathered at three major centers to receive Covid-19 jab, after the city launched a campaign Tuesday that aims to vaccinate over 10,500 people a day. The campaign is part of the state government’s drive to vaccinate at least 10 million people this month
  • Jun 02, 2021 17:22 PM
    Gallery: Yunnan Tracks Wild Elephant Herd
    The government of southwestern Yunnan province is tracking 15 wild Asian elephants round-the-clock as the herd moves northward. The elephants, which started their journey from the southernmost prefecture in the province on April 16, were 10 kilometers away from the provincial capital Kunming on Tuesday. The local government has been tracking and escorting the animals to keep them away from residents. The elephants have damaged 561 square meters of cropland, according to media reports
  • Jun 01, 2021 17:38 PM
    Gallery: China Marks International Children’s Day
    Children across China participated in various themed activities, including sports challenges and parent-child games, over the last few days to celebrate the International Children’s Day, which falls on Tuesday this year. China established the day in 1949 and made it a full-day holiday for children under 14 in 1956 as an occasion to celebrate the spirit of youth
  • May 31, 2021 17:47 PM
    Gallery: Long Queues as Guangzhou Extends Covid-19 Testing
    Guangzhou further expanded its nucleic acid testing as the city battles the spread of Covid-19, with Haizhu and Yuexiu districts starting mass testing on Sunday. In Haizhu district, residents queued for hours in the rain to get tested on Sunday. The city reported four new local and three new imported cases, and confirmed 14 cases originally reported as asymptomatic on Sunday
  • May 28, 2021 16:44 PM
    Gallery: Hohhot Hosts Student Track Meet
    A track meet hosted by Hohhot city authorities kicked off at Inner Mongolia Normal University on Thursday. The five-day meet draws 1,276 students from 44 middle and high schools to participate in 19 events, including 100-meter dash, 4x100 relay and long jump
  • May 27, 2021 17:09 PM
    Gallery: Guangzhou Ramps Up Testing to Contain Covid-19
    Guangzhou’s Liwan district carried out nucleic acid tests throughout Wednesday night and Thursday in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19. The southern metropolis is under pressure to prevent imported infections, after a person was confirmed Friday to have contracted a strain of the coronavirus first found in India. The city reported three new cases, one local and two imported, on Wednesday
  • May 26, 2021 17:16 PM
    Gallery: Swelling Yangtze Prompts Upgrade in Flood Response Level
    The water authorities have upgraded their emergency flood control response level for the Yangtze River basin after a continuous rise in water levels. In Wuhan, the water level rose to 24.78 meters (81 feet) on Tuesday, 4.01 meters higher than the same period in previous years, and not far from the warning level of 27.3 meters
  • May 25, 2021 18:22 PM
    Gallery: China Bids Farewell to Iconic Scientist Yuan Longping
    People across China mourned Yuan Longping, the ‘father of hybrid rice’ who helped feed millions. Following the death of the iconic agronomist on Saturday, cities across the nation held memorial ceremonies. People lined up in rain to bid farewell to the scientist at the Mingyangshan funeral home in Changsha, where a service took place on Monday. Flowers were also laid in places Yuan had studied and worked
  • May 24, 2021 16:28 PM
    Gallery: Two Earthquakes Hit Western China
    A 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted the Yangbi Yi autonomous county in Southwest China’s Yunnan province Friday night, leaving at least three dead and 27 injured. The next day, a 7.4-magnitude quake in Northwest China’s Qinghai province damaged roads and bridges. Rescue efforts are underway in both areas, with local authorities setting up temporary settlements for people who have been forced from their homes. Even though they occurred less than a day apart, the two earthquakes are unrelated, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center
  • May 21, 2021 18:39 PM
    Gallery: Shanghai Couples Hit Lover’s Street to Celebrate ‘520’
    Shanghai’s lovebirds descended on Tian’ai Road, or lover’s street, on Thursday to celebrate 520. When pronounced in Chinese, 520, or May 20, sounds similar to “I love you.” Known for its romantic decorations, including graffiti walls of love poems and heart-shaped mailboxes, Tian'ai Road has become a popular tourist site
  • May 20, 2021 19:03 PM
    Gallery: China Gets Its First Up-Close Look at Mars
    The China National Space Administration made public the first photographs and videos sent back by the Tianwen-1 probe on Wednesday, four days after the Zhurong rover landed on the red planet. Images show parts of the rover and its lander with the terrain of the Utopia Planitia, the northern plain the rover will explore during its mission, in the background. Tianwen-1, which is a combination of orbiter, lander and rover, was launched on July 23,2020, and entered orbit around Mars on Feb. 24
  • May 19, 2021 19:11 PM
    Gallery: Taiwan Closes Schools, Cinemas to Curb Covid-19 Surge
    A fresh surge in Covid-19 has forced Taiwan to impose tough restrictions, including shutting down cinemas and entertainment venues, closing schools, limiting public gatherings, and suspending entry of foreign nationals who don’t hold resident certificates. Two deaths and 245 new cases were reported on Tuesday, according to Taiwan Centers for Disease Control
  • May 18, 2021 18:17 PM
    Gallery: World Celebrates International Museum Day
    International Museum Day was established in 1977 to raise awareness about the value of museums in the development of society. China had 5,535 museums as of 2019, according to the National Cultural Heritage Administration. To mark the day, Caixin has curated photos of some of the most representative Chinese cultural relics
  • May 17, 2021 17:51 PM
    Gallery: Tornadoes Wreak Havoc in Central, East China
    Two twisters hit parts of central and eastern China on Friday night, leaving 12 dead and hundreds injured, illustrating the extreme weather that can result from climate change. The first tornado struck the town of Shengze in the eastern city of Suzhou around 7 p.m., damaging buildings and knocking out power. The second storm ripped through Wuhan in central China at about 8:40 p.m., toppling hundreds of houses and factories
  • May 14, 2021 17:49 PM
    Gallery: China’s Seniors Embrace the Internet
    China's number of people aged 65 and above topped 190 million last year, accounting for 13.5% of the total population, the national census released on Tuesday showed. The elderly population is increasingly active online, with many becoming internet celebrities
  • May 13, 2021 17:09 PM
    Gallery: Nepal Sees Surge in Covid-19 Cases, Deaths
    A jump in cases since April has strained the country’s health care system and caused a shortage of medical supplies. Nepal reported 9,483 new cases and 225 deaths on Tuesday, the highest single-day death toll since the outbreak of the epidemic. Some reports linked the surge to its neighbor India, where the disease continues to rage
  • May 12, 2021 17:50 PM
    Gallery: China’s Schools Mark National Disaster Prevention Day
    Students across the country carried out emergency drills on Tuesday to mark the 13th National Disaster Prevention and Reduction Day, which falls on Wednesday. Established in 2009, following the Wenchuan earthquake in Southwest China’s Sichuan province the year before, the day aims to raise public awareness about disaster prevention
  • May 11, 2021 16:30 PM
    Gallery: Escaped Leopard Continues to Evade Capture Amid Massive Cat-Hunt
    Teams with dogs, drones, and search devices are still looking for the third escaped leopard in Hangzhou. The city government told a press conference on Monday that the Hangzhou Safari Park concealed information for over three weeks since April 19, the day three leopards escaped from the park, to prevent negative publicity. Over 4,000 police, firefighters, officials and concerned citizens have participated in the search. An investigation of the incident is underway