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  • Jul 11, 2019 19:40 PM
    Gallery: The Dark Side of WeChat’s Microstore Platform
    For many in China, WeChat offers a straightforward path into e-commerce. The “Weishang” function allows users to sell products and services to their contacts. These are typically friends and acquaintances, which builds trust. But there’s a dark side. Poor product quality, marketing spam and nonexistent after-sales service top a litany of consumer complaints that have undermined trust in the platform.
  • Jul 09, 2019 19:54 PM
    Gallery: Firefighter Dies Saving Trapped Tourists
    Zhou Jinyong was one of a team of firefighters sent to rescue 15 tourists who had become trapped by a flooded river in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, on July 3. Zhou fell into the river while trying to save the tourists, who all ultimately survived. His body was found two days later
  • Jul 08, 2019 17:40 PM
    Gallery: Dangling Honey Hunters
    Gathering wild honey is not an easy job. In Dehong prefecture, Southwest China’s Yunnan province, ethnic Lisu honey hunters get stung over and over while suspended from makeshift ladders as they collect wild honey from cliff-side hives. The honey they collect can be sold for up to 300 yuan ($43.5) per kilogram — much more than ordinary honey. However, finding hives is getting harder
  • Jul 05, 2019 18:39 PM
    Gallery: A Solar Eclipse as Seen From Earth and the Moon
    A microsatellite in orbit around the moon, developed by the Harbin Institute of Technology in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, captures images showing how the Earth looks during a total solar eclipse. The eclipse occurred Wednesday Beijing time
  • Jul 04, 2019 16:37 PM
    Gallery: Tornado Kills Six in China’s Northeast
    A tornado ripped through Kaiyuan, a city in Northeast China's Liaoning province Wednesday afternoon, killing six and injuring over 190, the local authorities said.
  • Jul 03, 2019 18:32 PM
    Gallery: Strangled by Seaweed
    Winds have blown huge amounts of seaweed to the coast of Qingdao, Shandong province, covering more than 50,000 square kilometers last week. The seaweed can threaten marine life and choke waterways
  • Jul 02, 2019 19:34 PM
    Gallery: Shanghai Launches Household Trash Regulation Backed by Fines
    In Shanghai, a new regulation which came into effect Monday makes sorting household garbage compulsory. The city requires households to sort their waste into four different categories — recyclable materials, hazardous waste, ‘wet’ or organic waste, and ‘dry’ waste — with punitive fines for noncompliance. But it’s left some residents complaining and others scratching their heads.
  • Jul 01, 2019 19:06 PM
    Gallery: Freak Summer Hailstorm Buries Cars
    A summer hailstorm hit Guadalajara, one of Mexico’s largest cities and capital of Jalisco state, on Sunday. In some places, vehicles were trapped in a 1.5 meter (5 feet) layer of ice. Governor of Jalisco Enrique Alfaro described it as “incredible,” AFP reported
  • Jun 28, 2019 18:35 PM
    Gallery: World Leaders Gather for the G-20 Summit
    Heads of state from China and the U.S. join leaders from 17 other countries and the EU in Osaka on Friday and Saturday for the annual G-20 summit, one of the main forums for global economic cooperation
  • Jun 26, 2019 16:56 PM
    Gallery: China Out of Women’s World Cup
    The China women’s national soccer team was knocked out of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Tuesday at the La Mosson stadium in Montpellier, southwestern France, after Italy beat them 1-0 to reach the quarter finals
  • Jun 24, 2019 18:56 PM
    Gallery: Surging Spectacle
    Xiaolangdi Reservoir in Luoyang, Central China’s Henan province, started discharging water into the Yellow River on Friday as part of annual flood-prevention efforts. Every year, thousands of people come to see the man-made waterfall
  • Jun 21, 2019 19:42 PM
    Gallery: Sharing Shared Bikes
    Schoolchildren in Yangon, Myanmar, recently received free bicycles from a project called “LessWalk.” The program, started by a local entrepreneur, buys second-hand bicycles from Chinese bike-sharing firms to help children travel to school more easily
  • 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.
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