• Jun 20, 2019 19:05 PM
    Gallery: Earthquake Evacuees
    Hundreds of people have been relocated to emergency camps after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Yibin in Southwest China’s Sichuan province on Monday evening. The official death toll now stands at 13, with 199 injured
  • Jun 19, 2019 18:20 PM
    Gallery: Periods of Picasso
    The exhibit Picasso – Birth of a Genius opened on Saturday at the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. The exhibit, which runs until Sept. 1, breaks down the Spanish artist’s career into six periods. It features more than 100 works of art
  • Jun 18, 2019 17:28 PM
    Gallery: Aftermath of Deadly Earthquake in Sichuan
    Rescuers were searching rubble for survivors Tuesday morning after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Yibin, Sichuan province on Monday evening. The official death toll now stands at 13, with 200 injured
  • Jun 17, 2019 17:03 PM
    Gallery: A Marriage Market
    A matchmaking event was held on Sunday in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang province. Tens of thousands of unmarried people and the parents of singletons came to look for spouses
  • Jun 06, 2019 19:10 PM
    Gallery: Inside Asia’s Biggest ‘Cram Factory’
    Each year before China’s high-pressure national college entrance exams in early June, parents bring their children to what is said to be Asia’s biggest cram school — Maotanchang Middle School in Anhui province. There, children train around the clock with militaristic precision. Meanwhile, the relatives who have accompanied them eke out a living inside or nearby
  • Jun 04, 2019 17:40 PM
    Gallery: Rice Parcels and Splashes of Color
    The Dragon Boat Festival, or “Duanwu,” is held on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. This year it falls on June 7. Each year, people across China dress in colorful garb and race in longboats to celebrate the day. They also eat "zongzi", parcels of glutinous rice stuffed with a variety of fillings and wrapped in bamboo leaves
  • May 31, 2019 19:22 PM
    Gallery: China’s Most Grueling Test
    China’s national college entrance exams, known in Chinese as the “gaokao,” fall on June 7 and June 8 every year. For many in China they will be the toughest and most important test of their lives. Around 9.75 million students sat them last year.
  • May 30, 2019 17:19 PM
    Gallery: Another Industrial Explosion
    One person was killed and nine injured in a Wednesday afternoon blast at a steel factory in Nanchang, in East China’s Jiangxi province. The cause is being investigated
  • May 28, 2019 14:20 PM
    Gallery: High-Speed Railway Will Connect Olympic Sites
    Construction is underway on the Beijing-Zhangjiakou intercity railway, which will link Beijing’s Yanqing district with the Chongli district of Zhangjiakou, in neighboring Hebei. The high-speed train will be able to reach a maximum of 350 kph (217 mph), but the speed will be limited significantly in urban areas. It is expected to open this year, ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics which will be held between the two cities.
  • May 23, 2019 21:40 PM
    Gallery: Towering Over the Hanjiang River
    Workers are about to finish construction on the catwalk of the Panggong Bridge in Xiangyang, Central China’s Hubei province, one of four three-tower suspension bridges in the world. The bridge, which spans the Hanjiang River, is slated to be finished by the end of this year at an estimated cost of more than 1 billion yuan ($163 million)
  • May 22, 2019 18:40 PM
    Gallery: Beijing Sheds 50,000 Shared Bikes
    Last week, Beijing disposed of about 50,000 abandoned and illegally parked shared bikes, a problem the city has faced for more than a year. According to the local transport authority, there are about 1.9 million shared bikes in Beijing
  • May 21, 2019 16:51 PM
    Gallery: Electronic Art Exhibition
    The China International Big Data Industry Expo 2019 will be held in Guiyang, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, from Sunday to May 29, with big names including Alibaba and Huawei in attendance. Two days before the start of the expo proper, an exhibition of digital art will be held
  • May 20, 2019 16:34 PM
    Gallery: In China, May 20 Is Also Valentine’s Day
    Many couples in China choose to get married on May 20 for the simple reason that if you say the numbers 5-2-0 in Chinese, it sort of sounds like the phrase ‘I love you.’ Getting married on that day also makes for great photo fodder
  • May 17, 2019 17:12 PM
    Gallery: I.M. Pei, Renowned Architect Whose Works Abound in China, Dies at 102
    Renowned Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei died at age 102. Over his more than seven-decade career, Pei designed many of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Bank of China building in Hong Kong, the Xiangshan Hotel in Beijing and the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre in Paris.
  • May 16, 2019 15:20 PM
    Gallery: China’s Richest Village
    Huaxi village claims to be the wealthiest in China. The village government operates a business conglomerate that includes a Shenzhen-listed company Jiangsu Huaxicun Co. Ltd. According to the village’s official website, the government paid 1.5 billion yuan in taxes last year.
  • May 15, 2019 18:28 PM
    Gallery: Over 14,000 Evicted for New Train Station
    To make way for a new high-speed rail station in Hefei, capital of Anhui province, a so-called “urban village” home to more than 14,000 people will be demolished in three phases
  • May 14, 2019 11:30 AM
    Gallery: Sailing to Stargaze
    On the cusp of summer, the “pearl of the plateau,” Lugu Lake, becomes a haven for stargazers. Located in the mountains that straddle Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, Lugu Lake is free of the air and light pollution that plague China’s cities. According to the state-owned China Daily, the city home to Lugu Lake received 605,000 visitors during the recent May Day holiday
  • May 13, 2019 16:21 PM
    Gallery: China's Major Carriers Run Test Flights to Beijing's New Airport
    Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines dispatched their flagship aircraft on test flights to Beijing Daxing International Airport. The airport's official opening is planned for the end of September
  • May 10, 2019 17:39 PM
    Gallery: Chinese Scientists Discover Species of Bat-Winged Dinosaur
    Paleontologists unearthed the 163-million-year fossil of a Jurassic-era winged dinosaur in Northeast China’s Liaoning province and published their findings in renowned scientific journal Nature
  • May 09, 2019 16:50 PM
    Gallery: China’s Newest Special Economic Zone Moves Ahead
    The authorities in China’s newest special economic zone, the Xiongan New Area, began 2019’s first round of land acquisitions Tuesday after receiving approval from Hebei province. The government will acquire a total of 392 acres of land at a rate of around 4.4 million yuan ($655,000) an acre
  • May 08, 2019 17:53 PM
    Gallery: AI Innovations on Display
    The second Digital China Summit kicked off in Fuzhou, Fujian province on Monday, giving visitors the chance to check out internet courts, artificial intelligence-equipped cameras and 5G-connected robots
  • May 07, 2019 17:10 PM
    Gallery: Dragons, Butterflies and a Kite So Big You Can Walk Through It
    The Beijing International Kite Festival 2019 was held at the Beijing Garden Expo on Saturday, featuring kites in traditional Chinese and modern styles. The event aimed to draw kite lovers from around the world and promote traditional Chinese culture
  • May 06, 2019 14:55 PM
    Gallery: Cosplayers Take To Hangzhou’s Streets
    The 15th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival was held last week in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. As part of the festival, people dressed up as characters from movies and TV marched through the city. Last year, the festival attracted 1.43 million visitors
  • May 03, 2019 14:26 PM
    Gallery: Horticultural Extravaganza Gets Beijing Blooming
    The 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition opened in Beijing’s Yanqing district on Monday, two days before the May Day holiday. The event will run for more than five months and is expected to draw visitors from around the globe
  • May 02, 2019 14:57 PM
    Gallery: China Celebrates Labor Day
    Millions are flocking to China’s scenic spots over the four-day Labor Day holiday, which began on May 1. Online travel platform Ctrip estimates that more than 160 million travelers have been on the move during the holiday
  • 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
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