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  • Sep 21, 2020 16:24 PM
    Gallery: Photo Festival Offers Glimpse of Frontline Pandemic Fight
    The 2020 Pingyao International Photography Festival kicked off Saturday in the ancient town of Pingyao in North China’s Shanxi province. The one-week festival, now in its 20th year, features the work of about 2,400 photographers from 15 countries and regions. More than 10,000 works will be on display, including photos focusing on the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Sep 14, 2020 17:07 PM
    Gallery: Forbidden City Turns 600
    Beijing’s historic Forbidden City opened an exhibition Thursday marking its 600th anniversary. The more than 450 cultural artifacts and historical photos on display give visitors a chance to see some of the remarkable changes that the palace complex has undergone in six centuries. The exhibition runs through Nov. 15
  • Sep 10, 2020 19:21 PM
    Gallery: Driven to the Edge
    Online delivery drivers have become a hot topic in China this week after an internet magazine raised questions about the safety and work conditions for the profession. According to the article in Portrait magazine, the drivers of popular food delivery platforms like Meituan and Ele.me have a tendency to violate traffic rules in order to make their deliveries as fast as possible. After all, late deliveries can cost them
  • Sep 08, 2020 17:30 PM
    Gallery: A Belated Back to School
    Beijing and China’s remote northwestern region of Xinjiang have welcomed millions of students back to school this week, though the return in the Chinese capital has to be done piecemeal to comply with local regulations. Beijing and Xinjiang were two of the last places to begin autumn classes in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic
  • Sep 07, 2020 17:31 PM
    Gallery: Robots That Can Water Your Plants and Swab Your Throat
    The 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services kicked off Friday, offering visitors a look at a cavalcade of high-tech applications including service robots. More than 18,000 enterprises and institutions from 148 countries and regions signed up to attend the six-day event, which is the first international trade fair that China has held since the coronavirus outbreak began
  • Sep 04, 2020 16:42 PM
    Gallery: Oil Leak Threatens Water Supply of Millions in Northwest China
    Crude oil leaking from a damaged pipeline owned by a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corp. has contaminated a tributary of the Yanhe River and threatened the water supply of millions of people in the area. On Aug. 28, the pipeline, apparently damaged by heavy rains, was found at an oil plant in Northwest China’s Shaanxi province
  • Sep 01, 2020 16:50 PM
    Gallery: Schools Reopen in China’s Onetime Coronavirus Epicenter
    Wuhan, the city that was once at the heart of China’s coronavirus epidemic, opened all of its schools and kindergartens Tuesday as the autumn semester began. After being forced to stay at home for months, about 1.4 million students are expected to restart classes, despite virus control measures that include avoiding large gatherings and wearing masks to and from school, according to local authorities
  • Aug 31, 2020 16:05 PM
    Gallery: Combing Through the Rubble of a Deadly Restaurant Collapse
    Twenty-nine people have been confirmed dead and dozens more injured after part of a restaurant collapsed Saturday in a village in northern China. The collapse occurred that morning when villagers gathered at a local restaurant to celebrate an 80-year-old man’s birthday. The collapse left 57 people trapped under the rubble. The cause of the collapse remains under investigation
  • Aug 28, 2020 16:40 PM
    Gallery: Cross-Strait Rivalry on Display at Global Semiconductor Conference
    The 2020 World Semiconductor Conference, which opened Wednesday, features the latest products and technologies from hundreds of industry leaders. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing and its Chinese mainland rival Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. participated in the event, which runs through Friday
  • Aug 27, 2020 16:39 PM
    Gallery: China Blows Its Own Horn With Ancient Instrument Exhibition
    An exhibition of ancient Chinese musical instruments opened on Aug. 8 at the National Museum of China. The exhibition of more than 200 items includes some borrowed from six other institutions. People passionate about music, musical instruments, and China’s long history have been drawn to the exhibition
  • Aug 26, 2020 16:48 PM
    Gallery: Collapsed Building Leaves 16 Dead in India
    At least 16 people have died and several more are missing after a building collapsed Monday in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The collapse of the five-story apartment building left as many as 70 residents trapped under the debris, including a 4-year-old boy. After a two-day rescue effort, most of those trapped have been found, local officials said
  • Aug 25, 2020 17:58 PM
    Gallery: Chinese Say It With Flowers on Their Valentine’s Day
    Qixi Festival, also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day, falls every year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. The holiday gives couples a chance to express their love, while driving sales of flowers and other goods associated with the increasingly commercialized celebration
  • Aug 24, 2020 17:05 PM
    Gallery: Swollen Three Gorges Dam Gets Relief After Water Reaches Record Highs
    The Yangtze River’s latest bout of flooding has passed at the Three Gorges Dam now that the reservoir’s water level has begun to recede. With some 75,000 cubic meters per second of water flowing into the reservoir on Thursday, its water level reached as high as 167.65 meters, about 20 meters more than the official warning level and the highest since the dam’s construction
  • Aug 21, 2020 16:33 PM
    Gallery: Surging Floodwaters Too Much for Three Gorges Dam
    The Three Gorges Dam is facing the largest surge of floodwater since its construction, according to local authorities. On Thursday morning, the inflow of water at the world’s largest hydroelectric dam reached 75,000 cubic meters per second. Eleven sluice gates have since been opened to discharge the floodwater
  • Aug 19, 2020 18:04 PM
    Gallery: Flooding at Buddha’s Feet
    Southwest China’s Sichuan province has raised its flood control response to the highest level as torrential rains continue to ravage the region. On Tuesday, floodwaters reached the feet of a 1,300-year-old statue of Buddha in Leshan. It was reportedly the first time that the ancient statue had its feet ‘washed’ in seven decades
  • Aug 18, 2020 16:00 PM
    Gallery: Japan’s Deadly Heat Wave
    At least 53 people have died of heatstroke this month in Tokyo and an increasing number have been taken to the hospital with symptoms, according to authorities in the Japanese capital. The scorching heat has sent the temperature to nearly 40 degree Celsius in many areas and isn’t expected to break for the rest of the week at least
  • Aug 17, 2020 17:35 PM
    Gallery: A Province Underwater
    At least seven people have died and seven more are missing in Sichuan province’s latest bout with flooding and other natural disasters resulting from the unusually heavy rains hitting southern China this year. A continuous downpour that started last week triggered flooding and mudslides in many cities, forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes, according to local authorities
  • Aug 14, 2020 16:03 PM
    Gallery: Long Wait for Fast Food
    Shake Shack, a popular U.S. burger chain, opened its first location in Beijing on Wednesday. Hundreds of burger lovers have descended on the restaurant this week, only to find they had to wait in line for hours. The restaurant, in the trendy Sanlitun neighborhood, is the 12th that the chain has opened in China
  • Aug 06, 2020 17:02 PM
    Gallery: Redemption at Last After Decades Behind Bars
    Zhang Yuhuan, a 52-year-old man who was convicted of intentional homicide and spent nearly 27 years in prison, returned home to eastern China Tuesday after the provincial high court overturned his conviction due to “unclear facts and insufficient evidence.” In 1993, Zhang was detained by the police on suspicion of murdering two children, marking the start of the longest unjust imprisonment on record in the country
  • Aug 05, 2020 15:00 PM
    Gallery: Explosion in Beirut
    More than 100 people have been killed and thousands injured in an explosion that occurred Tuesday in the port area of Lebanon’s capital of Beirut, according to local authorities. The blast produced a shock wave that shattered windows and knocked down buildings kilometers away. Although officials said a cache of highly explosive materials stored in a warehouse six years ago was the cause of the blast, it remains unclear if it was an accident or an attack
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