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  • Dec 18, 2020 17:13 PM
    Gallery: Tai Chi Wins UNESCO Recognition
    Tai chi, one of the traditional Chinese martial arts, has been added to UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, becoming China’s 42nd item to make the list. Created in the mid-17th century in a village in central China, the martial art has spread to more than 150 countries and regions, becoming one of the most popular forms of exercise among seniors
  • Dec 17, 2020 17:22 PM
    Gallery: To the Moon and Back Again
    After weeks of space travel, China’s Chang’e 5 lunar probe has returned to Earth. On Thursday, a capsule carrying about two kilograms (4.4 pounds) of rock and soil samples landed in the northern region of Inner Mongolia, the first time moon samples have been brought back to earth in more than 40 years. The mission was China’s first to retrieve samples from the moon and its latest in a lunar exploration program that began in 2007
  • Dec 15, 2020 17:17 PM
    Gallery: China’s Craft Champions
    China’s first nationwide vocational skills competition took place in the southern city of Guangzhou last week. The competition attracted more than 2,500 craftsmen from all over the country, who made up 36 teams competing in 86 events. Some of those who performed well were selected to participate in the 46th WorldSkills Competition, known as the ‘Skills Olympics,’ one of the biggest vocational skills competitions in the world
  • Dec 14, 2020 17:17 PM
    Gallery: Beloved Panda Xiang Xiang Gets Extended Stay in Japan
    Xiang Xiang, the female giant panda who was born in Japan’s Ueno Zoo in 2017 and was scheduled to be sent back to China by the end of this year, will likely stay a little longer in the neighboring country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, China’s foreign ministry said Thursday. The 3-year-old panda has gained masses of Japanese fans, who have been leaving messages online to express their love and best wishes for Xiang Xiang after learning about her return
  • Dec 10, 2020 18:08 PM
    Gallery: World’s Highest Peak Is Now Just a Little Taller
    After years of debate, China and Nepal have finally agreed on the height of Mount Everest. The world’s highest mountain, known in China as Mount Qomolangma and which straddles the countries’ common border, has been increased by 4.43 meters to 8,848.86 meters, after they “reached consensus” last year, China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The new height supersedes a 2005 survey by China of 8,844.43 meters
  • Dec 09, 2020 15:54 PM
    Gallery: Southwestern City Fights to Stamp Out Covid-19 Flare-Up
    The city of Chengdu has taken a ‘wartime’ footing after seven locally transmitted Covid-19 cases were reported in two days. Local authorities have carried out measures to curb the latest flare-up, including targeted lockdowns in some areas and mass testing of more than 250,000 city residents
  • Dec 08, 2020 17:24 PM
    Gallery: Waterfall Becomes Icefall
    Part of Hukou Waterfall, China’s second largest, has frozen over after the temperature recently dropped in the northern province of Shanxi. The cold has brought a landscape of icicles to the Yellow River scenic spot, drawing tourists from all over the country
  • Dec 07, 2020 15:53 PM
    Gallery: Shanghai Coffee Shop Offers Service in a Furry
    Hinichijou, a coffee shop that opened Thursday in Shanghai, has gotten a lot of attention from its novel way of doing business. Hordes of customers mobbed the cafe over the weekend to have the experience of getting coffee served by a furry bear claw through a hole in the wall. The coffee shop’s baristas are two hearing-impaired people. Hinichijou’s founder said the initial purpose of the cafe was to employ disabled people who have trouble getting work
  • Dec 04, 2020 18:02 PM
    Gallery: Icemen Cometh For Harbin’s Festival Sculptures
    Ice pickers are hard at work on the frozen Songhua River in preparation for the Northeast China city of Harbin’s ice and snow sculpture festival in January. They are collecting large quantities of ice blocks for delivery to Harbin Ice and Snow World, a key attraction during the annual winter festival, where they will be shaped into hundreds of different sculptures
  • Dec 03, 2020 16:20 PM
    Gallery: Hundreds Rally to Support #MeToo Case Against Famous TV Host
    A sexual harassment case against prominent TV host Zhu Jun began Wednesday in Beijing, with hundreds of supporters of the plaintiff Zhou Xiaoxuan, also known as Xianzi, gathering outside the court. In 2018, she was inspired by the country’s burgeoning #MeToo movement to post a 3,000-word essay on social media alleging that Zhu, a host at state broadcaster CCTV, groped and forcibly kissed her when she was an intern
  • Dec 02, 2020 17:56 PM
    Gallery: Looted Bronze Horse Head Returns Home to Old Summer Palace
    A bronze horse head which was stolen from Beijing’s Old Summer Palace in 1860 returned to its original home Tuesday. The figure was one of 12 Chinese zodiac animal sculptures looted by invaders during the Second Opium War in the mid-1800s. It was donated back to China by Macao gambling titan Stanley Ho who bought it for $8.9 million in a Hong Kong auction
  • Dec 01, 2020 16:49 PM
    Gallery: More Than a Million Test to Be in China’s Next Batch of Bureaucrats
    More than 1.5 million people took China’s annual civil service entrance exam Sunday, competing for 25,700 jobs in the country’s sprawling bureaucracy. The number of registered candidates rose 9.7% from a year earlier, official data showed
  • Nov 26, 2020 16:41 PM
    Gallery: Chinese Fans Mourn Soccer Legend Diego Maradona
    Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona died Wednesday at the age of 60. The former attacking midfielder and manager died from a heart attack, his lawyer said, two weeks after having surgery on a blood clot in his brain. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Maradona’s death triggered mourning from millions around the world including legions of Chinese fans
  • Nov 25, 2020 16:20 PM
    Gallery: Smart Trash Cans and Delivery-Bots on Show at Internet Expo
    The Light of the Internet Expo, showcasing the latest global trends in technology and the internet, kicked off Sunday in the ancient river town of Wuzhen, East China’s Zhejiang province. As part of the 2020 World Internet Conference, the expo has drawn industry leaders including Alibaba and Baidu to show off their latest products in the fields of 5G, artificial intelligence and virtual reality
  • Nov 24, 2020 15:58 PM
    Gallery: Off to the Moon
    China has launched the Chang’e 5 lunar probe. Its mission: to bring back rocks from the moon, marking the first time any country has tried to do so in more than four decades. The Long March 5, the country’s largest carrier rocket, carrying the Chang’e 5 spacecraft, lifted off Tuesday from the Wenchang Space Launch Center on the southern island province of Hainan. If successful, China will become the third country able to retrieve lunar samples, following the U.S. and the Soviet Union
  • Nov 23, 2020 16:59 PM
    Gallery: Covid-19 Case Puts Shanghai Hospital to the Test
    Hundreds of medical workers in Shanghai Pudong Hospital have been transferred to an isolation facility for 14 days of observation after a nurse at the hospital was confirmed with the coronavirus Saturday. The 34-year-old woman showed symptoms including fever and sore throat on Friday and tested positive for the virus. Local authorities have sealed off the hospital and tested 4,015 people connected to the case
  • Nov 20, 2020 14:45 PM
    Gallery: Snow-Go for Schools in Northeastern City
    A snowstorm hit the northeastern city of Harbin Thursday, disrupting traffic and forcing many schools to close. Early that morning, local weather authorities issued a red alert for heavy snow, the most severe warning on the country’s four-tier system
  • Nov 18, 2020 16:30 PM
    Gallery: Rental Service Faces Wrath of Both Landlords and Tenants
    Hundreds of renters and property owners descended on rental service Danke Apartment’s headquarters in Beijing on Tuesday to figure out what’s going on with their rent. Recently, many landlords who hadn’t received rent payments from Danke have taken action to push out tenants, who for their part say that they had already paid Danke and wouldn’t move out. The dispute came as the company’s financial troubles worsened in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic
  • Nov 17, 2020 17:10 PM
    Gallery: Smog Shrouds Vast Swathes of Northern China
    Smog blanketed northern China on Sunday, as the authorities issued air pollution warnings for more than 50 cities across the region. Among them were 47 cities that issued orange alerts, the second most severe warning on the country’s four-tier system. The pollution followed the start of the winter heating season and amid an industrial comeback from the Covid-19 epidemic
  • Nov 16, 2020 16:27 PM
    Gallery: Caixin Summit Draws Big Names to Discuss Big Issues
    The 11th Caixin Summit concluded this weekend in Beijing and Singapore. Due to Covid-19, Caixin held the annual summit both online and in person, along with a series of forums and roundtables. The highlight this year was in Singapore, where political, financial and business leaders from around the world gathered to discuss issues focused on how to restore global trust in the shadow of the pandemic
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