- Apr 30, 2019 16:10 PM
- Gallery: An Era Ends in Japan
- Japan will wave farewell to the Heisei era and welcome the Reiwa era on May 1 when Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the throne. His father, Emperor Akihito began the process of stepping down on Tuesday, the first imperial abdication in Japan in about 200 years
- Apr 29, 2019 16:48 PM
- Gallery: Beijing’s New Airport Is Nearly Ready for Takeoff
- A total of 90 reporters from 46 countries and regions visited Beijing Daxing International Airport during the second Belt and Road Forum on April 25. The airport's official opening is planned for the end of September, according to the city’s top economic planner
- Apr 26, 2019 19:29 PM
- Gallery: Leaders From 37 Countries Gather for Belt and Road Forum
- Leaders from 37 countries converged in Beijing for the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, which started on April 25 and will run for three days
- Apr 25, 2019 16:54 PM
- Gallery: Midnight Moviegoers Line Up for ‘Avengers’
- Chinese cinemas were packed Tuesday at midnight, as Marvel fans swarmed the first showings of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ which has already earned almost $140 million in the country
- Apr 24, 2019 15:24 PM
- Gallery: Beijing Prepares for Second Belt and Road Forum
- The second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held in Beijing from Thursday. The capital will host 37 heads of state and government at the forum.
- Apr 23, 2019 18:40 PM
- Gallery: Beijing Preps Grounds for International Horticultural Extravaganza
- The 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition is set to open on Monday, featuring plants and flowers from around China arranged in a number of regional pavilions. The event will run for more than five months and is expected to draw visitors from around the world. Here's a sneak preview
- Apr 22, 2019 19:00 PM
- Gallery: One Chinese Citizen Killed in Sri Lanka Bombings
- Eight explosions devastated churches and hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan police said Tuesday that the death toll had risen to 310, with more than 500 people reported injured. Late Monday, the Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka revised the number of Chinese citizens who had died to one. It said that five Chinese citizens were missing and five more were injured in Sunday's explosions.This story has been updated to include the latest casualty numbers as of the time of publication on Tuesday.
- Apr 19, 2019 19:14 PM
- Gallery: A 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Up Taiwan
- A 6.7 magnitude earthquake jolted a coastal area near Hualien in eastern Taiwan on Thursday, according to the earthquake networks center of the Chinese mainland. The quake was also felt in the eastern provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang
- Apr 18, 2019 15:15 PM
- Gallery: Shanghai Auto Show’s High-Tech Wheels
- The 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, also known as Auto Shanghai 2019, kicked off Thursday. The event, which runs until April 25, will be attended by more than 1,000 companies from 20 countries and regions. Many new-energy vehicles are expected to debut there.
- 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.
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