- Apr 17, 2019 18:00 PM
- Gallery: Monuments Rising From the Ashes
- Notre Dame is not the only historic building to have suffered massive damage. Many others have been destroyed by fires, natural disasters or at the hands of humans. But over time, many of these buildings have been restored
- Apr 16, 2019 16:10 PM
- Gallery: Notre Dame Cathedral Burns
- A huge fire broke out at Paris’s 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral Monday evening local time, causing its iconic spire to collapse and destroying part of the roof. The cause of the blaze was under investigation Tuesday, but French media quoted the Paris fire brigade as saying it may have been linked to a 6 million euro ($6.8 million) restoration project.
- Apr 15, 2019 14:29 PM
- Gallery: Running From Tiananmen to the Bird’s Nest
- A record 58,392 people from 40 countries and regions registered to participate in this year's Beijing Half Marathon. The marathon, which took place Sunday, saw 20,000 runners take to the streets of the Chinese capital. Marathons have exploded in popularity in recent years in China, with the number of marathons hitting 1,581 last year.
- Apr 12, 2019 16:37 PM
- Gallery: Putting in Primary School
- An elementary school in Hangzhou has had golf as a required course for third and fourth graders since 2014, illustrating the leisure activity’s growing popularity in the country. The school has a seven-stall driving range and two putting greens on campus for its golf team. Every April, there is a golf tournament for all third graders.
- Apr 11, 2019 18:10 PM
- Gallery: International Team Takes World’s First Picture of Black Hole
- In another giant leap for science, researchers from around the world have connected a global network of radio dishes to capture the first-ever image of what scientists believe is a gargantuan black hole at the heart of a distant galaxy. The work from the international Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project is the strongest evidence yet to support the theory of general relativity proposed by the German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein more than a century ago. No Chinese dishes were involved in the EHT project, but the state-run China Daily reported that twelve astronomers from the Chinese mainland were among the more than 200 that contributed
- Apr 10, 2019 15:33 PM
- Gallery: Shanghai Tesla Gigafactory Takes Shape
- The first phase of building Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 is underway in Shanghai. Two sets of steel roof structures were installed late last month, and local officials estimate that production gear will be installed by May and mass production could start by the end of the year.
- Apr 09, 2019 20:16 PM
- Gallery: Beijing Blooms Bright
- 2019 China Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition will open on April 29, run for more than five months and host visitors from over the world. Recently, the expo park’s many multicolored lights were tested
- Apr 08, 2019 17:04 PM
- Gallery: Racing in Pyongyang
- The annual Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon was held in Pyongyang on April 7. About 1,000 foreign runners from around 40 countries and regions around the world took part in the race, which is also known simply as the Pyongyang Marathon. Twice as many foreigners as last year gathered in the North Korean capital for the annual event
- Apr 04, 2019 18:55 PM
- Gallery: Fighting Sichuan’s Deadly Forest Fire
- Local villagers accompanied some of the firefighters tackling a deadly forest fire that broke out in a remote part of Southwest China’s Sichuan province on Saturday. The villagers recorded the battle that took the lives of 30 firefighters
- Apr 02, 2019 20:36 PM
- Gallery: Fighting Fires in China
- A remote forest fire that broke out Saturday in Southwest China’s Sichuan province has killed 30 of the 689 people sent to contain it. Forest fires occur frequently around the country during the spring in China. Of those who died, 27 were firefighters and three were employees of the fire department of Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture’s Muli county, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.
- Apr 01, 2019 20:11 PM
- Gallery: Xiongan Turns Two
- On April 1, 2017, the central government announced its decision to create an economic development zone around 60 miles south of Beijing. Over the past two years, progress has been made in building the basic infrastructure the new city will need.
- Mar 29, 2019 20:52 PM
- Gallery: Big Names in Boao
- The 2019 annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia, which ended Friday, drew a host of prominent figures from big business, finance and the Chinese government to South China’s island province of Hainan. The theme of this year’s event was “Shared Future, Concerted Action and Common Development.”
- Mar 28, 2019 20:14 PM
- Gallery: Blowing Up the Mysterious Mansion
- Cao Garden, a complex of ornate buildings that stood for 14 years in a nature reserve without approval, was being demolished Wednesday in the city of Mudanjiang, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. The local authorities have determined that the owner’s activities, including logging, land occupation and unapproved construction, were illegal.
- Mar 27, 2019 05:01 AM
- Gallery: Peach Trees Blossom on Track Through Popular Spring Travel Spot
- Around this time each year, visitors flock to northern Beijing’s Juyong Pass — one of the Great Wall’s three most famous passes — to see the first blossoms of spring. To keep them safe from passing trains the local government is building a trackside boardwalk and two observation decks, which it expects to complete by April 20.
- Mar 25, 2019 19:18 PM
- Gallery: 78 Confirmed Dead in Chemical Plant Explosion
- The official death toll from the blast in East China’s Jiangsu province continued to climb on Monday. The explosion left a crater 328 feet in diameter at the site.
- Mar 22, 2019 17:48 PM
- Gallery: 47 Confirmed Dead in Jiangsu Chemical Plant Blast
- An explosion occurred at 2:48 p.m. Thursday at a chemical plant in an industrial park in East China’s Jiangsu province. The blast has left at least 47 dead and 90 badly injured, according to the official Xinhua News Agency
- Mar 21, 2019 19:19 PM
- Gallery: Spring Snow in Harbin
- While others were looking forward to the coming spring on the Vernal Equinox, known in Chinese as Chunfen, residents of the Heilongjiang provincial capital saw icy flakes come first
- Mar 20, 2019 16:20 PM
- Gallery: Giving the Lake a Break
- A three-month fishing moratorium kicks off on March 20 in Poyang Lake, China’s largest freshwater lake. All fishing is banned until June 20, as are other activities that damage the fish and the lake ecosystem
- Mar 19, 2019 19:18 PM
- Gallery: Stopping on a Spiral
- Residents of one community in hilly Chongqing have to be extra careful when they park their cars
- Mar 18, 2019 15:20 PM
- Gallery: Landslide Death Toll Reaches 10
- Two residential buildings, a portable building and a public bathhouse were destroyed in a landslide in the town of Zaoling, North China’s Shanxi province on Friday. As of Sunday morning, the death toll had reached 10, with 13 injured and 10 others still missing
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