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  • Apr 17, 2020 16:23 PM
    Gallery: China’s Abandoned Cinemas
    The domestic cinema industry has been crushed by the coronavirus pandemic. Since Jan. 24, nearly every theater in the country has been shut down in a government effort to prevent the outbreak from flaring back up. The closures wiped out the industry’s box office during the Lunar New Year holiday, typically its most lucrative time of year
  • Apr 15, 2020 17:00 PM
    Gallery: Makeshift Hospital’s Last Patient Departs
    Leishenshan Hospital, a makeshift facility built in February amid Wuhan’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic, shut its doors Wednesday because all of its patients had been released. The previous day, the last four patients in the hospital’s intensive care unit were transferred to another hospital in the city
  • Apr 13, 2020 16:19 PM
    Gallery: Wuhan’s Residents Stretch Their Legs
    Wuhan’s streets are starting to return to life. The city, which is home to about 11 million people, was the epicenter of China’s coronavirus pandemic, causing the government to close it off from the rest of China for more than two months. Although schools and many stores remain closed, residents are now free to walk the streets
  • Apr 10, 2020 16:55 PM
    Gallery: First Train Out of Wuhan
    Thousands of people have streamed out of Wuhan since the city ended its months-long lockdown on Wednesday. That afternoon, a high-speed train carried more than 800 passengers to Beijing West Railway Station, the first passenger train out of the city since January
  • Apr 08, 2020 16:50 PM
    Gallery: Wuhan Lockdown Ends
    After spending more than 10 weeks under lockdown as the government tried to contain the coronavirus outbreak, inhabitants of Wuhan can now leave the city. At midnight, the local government reopened its borders and resumed some flights and train services. Residents still need to show they have a clean bill of health to leave the city by air or rail
  • Apr 07, 2020 17:40 PM
    Gallery: Holiday Under Shadow of the Coronavirus
    China’s first public holiday of the year, the Lunar New Year, arrived just as the coronavirus outbreak became a national crisis. China’s second holiday fell last weekend, with the country marking the Qingming Festival, or Tomb-Sweeping Festival, just as it emerges from lockdown
  • Apr 03, 2020 14:44 PM
    Gallery: Water Colors
    As the temperature rises, the water of Yuncheng Salt Lake in North China’s Shanxi province changes color, producing vibrant shades of violet, scarlet and mustard. Known as “China’s Dead Sea” for its high salinity, the lake attracts travelers who come to see the colorful waters.
  • Apr 01, 2020 17:20 PM
    Gallery: Battling the Blaze
    Firefighters continue their battle against the wildfire in Sichuan province that has left 19 dead, including 18 firefighters. One hot spot has been a forested mountainside near the city of Xichang as the fire approaches the city center. Although the cause of the blaze remains under investigation, a local fire official noted the recent dry weather and strong winds played a part
  • Mar 31, 2020 16:56 PM
    Gallery: Derailed Train Leaves One Dead, 100-Plus Injured
    At least one person has died and 127 more have been injured after a passenger train derailed Monday in Central China. The train, which was on a cross-country trip from the northeastern city of Jinan to the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, derailed after running into a landslide in Yongxing county. Although the train’s driver took emergency breaking measures as soon as he saw the landslide, the train did not have time to stop in time. The train’s first car caught fire and the second through sixth jumped the track
  • Mar 30, 2020 16:12 PM
    Gallery: Life in Wuhan Steps Closer to Normal
    Life has begun to gradually get back to normal in Wuhan, the epicenter of China’s coronavirus outbreak. Bus and subway services have been partially restored since the local government announced last week that it will lift the months-long lockdown on the city
  • Mar 28, 2020 14:17 PM
    Gallery: Bereaved Families of Wuhan Finally Allowed to Collect Their Loved Ones’ Remains
    On Monday, the virus-scarred city of Wuhan reopened its funeral homes, allowing the bereaved to collect the remains of those who perished in recent months. On Thursday morning, people were queuing for hundreds of meters outside Hankou Funeral Parlor to retrieve the ashes of their loved ones. The Covid-19 epidemic that began in the city killed more than 2,500 Wuhan residents.
  • Mar 26, 2020 18:10 PM
    Gallery: Old Shanghai Street Art on New Walls
    As the coronavirus outbreak eases in China, street artists have come back out to showcase their talent and creativity. In the heart of Shanghai, a row of renovated old houses has become a hotspot for murals
  • Mar 25, 2020 19:41 PM
    Gallery: Great Wall Reopens
    A section of the Great Wall in Beijing reopened to the public on Tuesday. The popular Badaling section, which once saw 60,000 visitors in a single day, was closed on Jan. 25 amid efforts to control the coronavirus. Authorities have temporarily capped the number of visitors to this part of the wall at 30% of full capacity for safety and health reasons
  • Mar 23, 2020 18:09 PM
    Gallery: Cherry Blossoms at Wuhan University
    At this time of year, crowds of sightseers usually flock to Wuhan University’s campus to enjoy its cherry blossoms. However, the campus is quiet this year amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, with the administration announcing on March 12 that it would remain off-limits even as the flowers bloom
  • Mar 20, 2020 16:46 PM
    Gallery: Spring Sand Storm
    Beijing experienced its strongest winds of the year Wednesday, with wind speeds rising as high as 72.9 mph in some areas, according to the China Meteorological Administration. The powerful gusts picked up grit and dirt, causing air quality readings to fall
  • Mar 18, 2020 18:27 PM
    Gallery: Opening After the Outbreak
    The Shenyang Palace Museum, one of three former palaces in China that have been converted into museums, reopened Tuesday after being shuttered for two months due to the coronavirus outbreak. The museum reopened on the same day as seven others in Shenyang, Liaoning province. All the museums require visitors to register in advance and present identification at the entrance. Visitors are limited to 4,000 a day
  • Mar 17, 2020 18:54 PM
    Gallery: Masked in Class
    Hundreds of thousands of junior high and high school students in western China returned to class Monday following a postponed start to their spring terms due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Ministry of Education has estimated that a total of 1.5 million students in Guizhou province and the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have now gone back to school
  • Mar 15, 2020 22:00 PM
    Gallery: The Fatal Impact of Coronavirus Lockdown
    Travel restrictions to curb the coronavirus epidemic have hit China’s nomadic beekeepers hard, as they cannot take their swarms to where flowers are blooming. Liu Decheng, a 45-year-old beekeeper, killed himself in February after many of his bees starved to death
  • Mar 10, 2020 16:45 PM
    Gallery: After the Collapse
    At least 20 people had been confirmed dead as of Tuesday morning after a hotel used as a coronavirus isolation facility collapsed in Quanzhou, East China’s Fujian province. The cause of the collapse remains under investigation, though it did occur after the hotel, named Xinjia, had undergone renovations. After a two-day rescue effort, 10 people remain trapped under the debris, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management
  • Mar 09, 2020 17:10 PM
    Gallery: Cherry Trees Blossom in Wuhan
    Every year, travelers flock to Wuhan in March to April to visit a spot famous for its cherry blossoms, the aptly named East Lake Cherry Blossom Park. That’s a not happening this year because the coronavirus has left much of the city, the epicenter of the outbreak, on lockdown
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