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  • Jan 28, 2022 19:19 PM
    Gallery: Tigers of All Sizes Take Asia by Storm
    With the Lunar New Year holiday approaching, caricatures of the tiger are appearing across East Asia as the region celebrates the animal’s year in the Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Tiger is the third in the 12-year cycle. Considered the king of beasts, the tiger is known for its strength and courage, and is believed to bring good luck and chase away evil
  • Jan 27, 2022 18:04 PM
    Gallery: Senior Chic on Shanghai’s Streets
    Commercial photographer Qin Xiao has been snapping shots of stylish seniors in Shanghai since 2018, taking his camera onto the streets in a challenge to prevailing stereotypes of the elderly. Through his lens, some are dressed to the nines, while others appear in casual clothes, eclectically selected in what he calls a “wild fashion” style. The 33-year-old has been a street photographer since 2011, and has featured his “Senior Fashion Hub” photos at several exhibitions
  • Jan 26, 2022 19:42 PM
    Gallery: Amateur ’70s Ice Hockey Team Reunites
    Following China’s successful bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics in 2015, an amateur ice hockey team from the 1970s reunited to become the Beijing 1979 Ice Hockey Team. Some 80% of its members are over 60 years old. Ice hockey has gained popularity in Beijing amid the Olympic fanfare, with 4,000 people registering as players at the local ice hockey association
  • Jan 25, 2022 15:55 PM
    Gallery: Final Touches on the Eve of the Olympics
    With the Beijing Winter Games 10 days away, the Main Media Centre began operating 24 hours a day on Monday, and volunteers began to work in over 700 sites on Tuesday. Competition venues are under closed-loop management, which isolates participants from the general population to prevent the spread of Covid-19
  • Jan 24, 2022 16:06 PM
    Gallery: Street Life Returns as Xi’an Eases Covid Curbs
    The government of Xi’an on Monday downgraded the status of two parts of the city to low-risk for the transmission of Covid-19, clearing the last of the recent Covid hot spot’s medium- or high-risk areas. In mid-January, the capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi province began easing movement restrictions in certain locations, leading to the resumption of public transportation and reopening of places of business
  • Jan 21, 2022 18:20 PM
    Gallery: Photo Contest Puts Homes for Tiny Creatures in Focus
    China’s insects and other invertebrates are spoilt for choice with the country’s array of deserts, rainforests, mountains and tropical coastlines. The winning photographs of the Wild China Biodiversity Photography Contest hosted by Wild China Film present the country’s sweeping lands and rare plants from unexpected perspectives. Here is a pick of the crop
  • Jan 20, 2022 18:19 PM
    Gallery: Harbin’s Giant Snowman Causes Stir Online
    A giant snowman erected on the bank of Songhua River in Harbin, the capital of Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, has drawn much attention online. Around 2,000 cubic meters of snow was used to create the 18.5-meter-tall figure dressed in a red hat and scarf. Since December, ice and snow sculptures featuring Winter Olympics and Lunar New Year elements have popped up across the city famed for its ice festivals, drawing many visitors
  • Jan 19, 2022 17:37 PM
    Gallery: Beijing Swings Into Action Against Omicron
    Following the detection of its first omicron case Saturday in Haidian district of Beijing, the Chinese capital locked down certain communities and office buildings just weeks before the Winter Olympics and the Lunar New Year holiday. The city opened 30 emergency testing points in Haidian on Monday as it rushes to contain the spread
  • Jan 18, 2022 17:36 PM
    Gallery: Ice Climbers Take Up Their Crampons
    An ice rink featuring a frozen waterfall in Beijing’s Changping district has become a popular destination among climbing enthusiasts and newcomers to ice sports. Located in the Huyu Natural Scenic Area, the rink consists of a 40-meter-high climbing area. With the approach to the Beijing Winter Olympics, ice and snow activities are attracting fans across the country. The China Tourism Academy estimated that 305 million people will visit such venues nationwide this season
  • Jan 17, 2022 17:00 PM
    Gallery: China’s Holiday Travel Rush Under Covid
    The 40-day travel rush for the 2022 Lunar New Year has begun, with Covid-19 testing stations and checkpoints popping up at train stations across the country. During this year’s period, which runs from Monday to Feb. 25, national railways are expected to carry 280 million passengers, a railway executive said
  • Jan 15, 2022 18:45 PM
    Gallery: Best Wildlife Photos Capture Biodiversity of China
    Wild China Film, an organization that aims to raise awareness about environmental protection, announced 60 photos of wildlife from across the country as winners of its biodiversity photography contest in December. Here are some of the winners
  • Jan 13, 2022 18:30 PM
    Gallery: Covid Cuts Festival Bonanza for Lion Mask-Maker
    Slack demand due to Covid has dampened business for a dragon and lion mask manufacturer in Wuzhou, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, ahead of the Lunar New Year. The masks are used for lion dance performances, which are an integral part of celebrations around the world, especially in East and Southeast Asian countries. In China, the mask-making workshops are mainly located in the south and eastern parts of the country
  • Jan 12, 2022 17:45 PM
    Gallery: Chengdu’s New Stadium Hosts First Game
    The Phoenix Hill Sports Park in the capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan province hosted the 2021 Chinese FA Cup final as its inaugural event Sunday. Covering an area of 128,000 square meters, the park consists of two world-class sports venues, a retail and hotel complex, and a public plaza. It will be one of the venues of the 31st Summer World University Games
  • Jan 11, 2022 19:26 PM
    Gallery: Beijing Opens Ice Venues Ahead of Olympics
    Beijing’s iconic Summer Palace tourist resort is the home of a huge new ice rink that’s opened just ahead of the Winter Olympics. The rink measures 300,000 square meters and consists of two areas designed for different types of activities. The city has opened seven municipal ice rinks and four snow resorts to the public. Since 2014, ice and snow activities in municipal parks have attracted nearly 2 million visitors, according to the Beijing Municipal Administration Center for Parks
  • Jan 10, 2022 18:18 PM
    Gallery: More Omicron Cases Spring Up in China
    North China’s Tianjin and the city of Anyang in Central China’s Henan province both reported two new cases of the highly transmissible omicron variant over the weekend. Both cities have launched new rounds of mass testing and designated more Covid-19 risk areas to control the spread of the virus
  • Jan 07, 2022 20:45 PM
    Gallery: Beijing Flags Off Bullet Train for Olympics
    A high-speed train with a 5G live broadcast studio especially designed for the Beijing Winter Olympic Games was put into operation Thursday. The train links Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the co-host cities of the Games. With a maximum speed of 350 kilometers per hour, the train can cover the distance between the two cities in around 50 minutes
  • Jan 06, 2022 17:04 PM
    Gallery: Hong Kong Cruise Cut Short by Covid
    Cruise ship operator Royal Caribbean has offered a 25% refund to about 2,500 passengers after they were made to wait for almost a day to get a Covid-19 test Wednesday in Hong Kong. The ship, which set sail on Sunday, was ordered to cut its journey short and return to dock at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, after local health authorities found that the passengers included nine close contacts of Covid cases. All nine tested negative
  • Jan 05, 2022 18:16 PM
    Gallery: Life in Locked-Down Xi’an
    Photographer Wang Jing, who has been locked down in Xi’an, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, has captured images of daily life through his lens since the city imposed restrictions on people’s movement to control a Covid-19 outbreak. With soaring case numbers, many consider Xi’an’s outbreak to be the second most serious in China after Wuhan in 2020
  • Jan 04, 2022 18:11 PM
    Gallery: China Unveils First List of National Ski Resorts
    The Ministry of Culture and Tourism released a list of the country's top 12 national ski resorts on Wednesday. The venues, including those that will host the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, are considered the most professionally managed and entertaining ski attractions across the country, offering a broad range of activities and services
  • Dec 31, 2021 17:52 PM
    Gallery: Celebrations Kick Off to Ring In New Year
    People around the world are getting ready to celebrate 2022’s arrival. In countries such as China and Japan, paintings and decorations that depict tigers can be seen in various places, as 2022 is the year of the tiger according to the Chinese zodiac. Traditional celebrations, such as the countdown in New York’s Times Square are also going ahead despite Covid-19
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