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  • 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
  • May 10, 2021 18:33 PM
    Gallery: Pet Traders Punished for Sending Live Animals in Packages
    The Chengdu city government fined two companies Saturday for their involvement in an illegal online business that sold live animals in ‘pet mystery boxes’ transported via package delivery services. Animal rescue volunteers in the city first reported the issue on May 3. The public was outraged by local media reports of around 160 puppies and kittens that suffocated while packed into small crates and transported as if they were any other package. Volunteers transferred the animals rescued from the companies to a rescue center in the city on Friday
  • May 07, 2021 16:57 PM
    Gallery: North China Battered by Sandstorm
    North China was hit by yet another sandstorm, which brought air quality to hazardous levels in multiple cities. Wednesday’s storm pushed the hourly reading of PM10 concentration upward of 1,000 micrograms per cubic meter in some cities and then expanded on Thursday. Strong winds with speeds of over 20 meters per second battered cities like Beijing on Thursday afternoon, elevating the capital’s air quality index to 500, indicating the highest level of pollution
  • May 06, 2021 15:56 PM
    Gallery: China Sees 230 Million Trips During Labor Day Holiday
    Travelers flooded China’s transportation hubs on Wednesday as the Labor Day holiday came to an end. The travel rush started on Tuesday, the fourth day of the holiday, bringing over 50 million passengers to railways, highways, waterways, and airports. China took special measures like running extra trains to cope with the situation. A total of 230 million domestic trips were made during the five-day holiday, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • May 05, 2021 18:18 PM
    Gallery: Chinese Divers Triumph at FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo
    China’s diving team came out on top at the International Swimming Federation Diving World Cup on Tuesday in Tokyo, as Chen Yiwen took the gold medal and Chang Yani took the bronze in the women’s 3-meter springboard final. The two athletes also won the women’s synchronized 3-meter springboard final. The competition runs from May 1 to May 6, drawing 225 divers from 46 countries. It is the first Olympic test event involving overseas athletes in Japan since the outbreak of Covid-19
  • May 04, 2021 18:32 PM
    Gallery: Millions of Chinese Hit the Road for Labor Day Holiday
    Millions of visitors flooded China’s tourist destinations during the five-day Labor Day holiday that began on Saturday as people were eager to venture out as the country has Covid-19 well under control. Domestic travelers made 56.4 million trips on Saturday, more than double the same period last year. China is expected to record about 265 million trips during the holiday, according to the Ministry of Transport
  • May 03, 2021 19:52 PM
    Gallery: All Pain and No Trains
    High speed train passengers at Beijing West Railway Station, one of China’s busiest, were left stranded at the weekend after strong winds caused a power outage just as throngs of residents tried to leave the capital for the Labor Day national holiday. Some 30 high speed trains were delayed and 24 cancelled, bringing many holiday trips to an end before they had begun
  • Apr 29, 2021 17:35 PM
    Gallery: India’s Health Care System Teeters as Virus Cases, Deaths Surge
    The devastating surge of Covid-19 infections is pushing India’s health care system and crematoriums to the brink of collapse, with hospitals suffering acute shortages of oxygen as the country saw 360,960 new cases on Wednesday and 201,187 total fatalities, according to the WHO
  • Apr 28, 2021 17:18 PM
    Gallery: First Supermoon of 2021 Shines Across the Globe
    The first of the two supermoons of 2021, also known as ‘Pink Moon,’ lit up skylines across the world on Monday at 11:32 p.m. EDT, creating a special sight for viewers as the moon’s orbit was about 8% closer to Earth than its usual orbit. The second supermoon will appear on May 26, according to NASA
  • Apr 27, 2021 20:18 PM
    Gallery: Northern China Besieged by Yet Another Sandstorm
    An enormous sandstorm swept through northern China on Monday. Starting Sunday afternoon, the storm engulfed parts of Gansu province and the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, reducing visibility in cities like Erenhot and Lanzhou. The National Meteorological Center issued a code yellow alert Tuesday, warning that the storm may hit more areas
  • Apr 26, 2021 16:32 PM
    Gallery: China’s Elite Tsinghua University Turns 110
    Tsinghua University, one of China’s top academic institutions, celebrated its 110th anniversary on Sunday. Famous alumni like Deng Yaping, former Olympic table tennis champion, attended the event. Starting mid-April, various activities including parades, dance performances, and exhibitions were held in Beijing to mark the anniversary
  • Apr 22, 2021 17:08 PM
    Gallery: Indian Cities Go Into Lockdown as Covid-19 Surges
    India reported 295,041 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, including 2,104 deaths, as the rising number of infections has overwhelmed the country’s health care system and its crematoriums. New Delhi, Mumbai and several other cities have imposed strict curfews and lockdowns to prevent the virus from spreading
  • Apr 21, 2021 17:06 PM
    Gallery: Boao Forum Brings In Big Names
    The year’s Boao Forum for Asia conference wraps up Wednesday after running 63 sessions on global economic and political topics like digital currencies, 5G and Covid-19 vaccines. Attended by government and finance heavyweights like President Xi Jinping and former PBOC chief Zhou Xiaochuan, the forum opened on Sunday in South China’s Hainan province, drawing more than 4,000 participants
  • Apr 20, 2021 15:43 PM
    Gallery: Auto Shanghai 2021 Starts Its Engine
    Auto Shanghai 2021, one of the biggest auto industry events in the world, opened Monday at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. This year’s show, which runs until April 28, involves 1,000 carmakers and automotive suppliers
  • Apr 19, 2021 16:32 PM
    Gallery: Drought Diminishes Taiwan’s Water Supply
    Taiwan is facing its most severe drought in 56 years, in large part because typhoons have failed to make landfall this year. Of the region’s 19 major reservoirs, 17 were at less than half their capacity as of Tuesday. The drought has affected local business and agriculture, as well as people’s livelihoods. To cope with the situation, Taiwan has been rationing tap water in several cities
  • Apr 16, 2021 15:37 PM
    Gallery: Another Sandstorm Leaves Beijing Covered in Muddy Filth
    Beijing was engulfed with muddy rain Thursday, as a sandstorm worsened the city’s air quality to hazardous levels. It was the third sandstorm to hit the capital in five weeks
  • Apr 14, 2021 18:01 PM
    Gallery: China Women’s Soccer Team Scores Trip to Olympics
    The Chinese national women’s soccer team clinched the last spot at the Tokyo Olympics, defeating South Korea 4-3 on aggregate in Suzhou thanks to an extra-time goal by forward Wang Shuang. Two goals in the first half initially put the South Koreans in pole position to qualify before China’s Yang Man hit the target after the break to end the tie all square. The first leg had ended 2-1 to China, which will now make its sixth trip to the Olympics since 1996
  • Apr 13, 2021 18:00 PM
    Gallery: Just How Much Wastewater Is There at Fukushima?
    Japan has announced plans to release 1.23 million tons of wastewater from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean, drawing opposition both from home and abroad. The government had initially hoped to make the call in October, but postponed the decision due to concerns about the impact to marine life
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