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  • Jul 24, 2023 17:25 PM
    Gallery: Rescue Turns to Recovery
    The last victim was pulled from the rubble around 10 a.m. on Monday, showing no signs of life, after the roof of a gymnasium caved in Sunday at No. 34 Middle School in Qiqihar, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. The city’s fire rescue detachment reached the site around 3 p.m. and searched through the night for 15 people trapped by the collapse, many of whom were believed to be girls from the school’s volleyball team. Rescuers recovered five dead from the site, while six victims died despite receiving medical treatment and four others were injured. An investigation into the cause of the incident is underway
  • Jul 21, 2023 20:20 PM
    Gallery: A Feast of Well Wishes
    President Xi Jinping hosted a luncheon in Beijing for former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger after their meeting Thursday. The affair, held at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, served up customary cuisine, such as longevity peach buns, and traditional decorations, such as sculptures of the red-crowned crane — all of which was meant to wish the 100-year-old veteran diplomat happiness, good fortune and a long life
  • Jul 21, 2023 18:36 PM
    Gallery: Commercial Photos Banned at Forbidden City
    The Palace Museum, one of Beijing’s most iconic landmarks, has banned commercial photography without permission on its premises, forcing studios that depend on the location for package bookings to seek out other venues within in the capital. The ban, which took effect on June 30, aims to deter unruly behavior that may result in damage to historical sites and impact the enjoyment of visitors. A trend of donning traditional costume for shoots in recent years has led to a boom in commercial photography in and around ancient sites and buildings
  • Jul 20, 2023 17:03 PM
    Gallery: Remembering Bruce Lee
    Fifty years ago, the celebrated actor and martial arts icon Bruce Lee died in Hong Kong at the age of 32 from a brain edema. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his death, Hong Kong has organized several workshops and exhibitions with artwork, memorabilia and displays honoring his legacy. Born in November 1940 in San Francisco, Bruce Lee’s movies sparked a global kung fu frenzy, helping popularize the genre of martial arts cinema
  • Jul 19, 2023 19:07 PM
    Gallery: Kissinger Back in Beijing
    Centenarian former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger met top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi on Wednesday in Beijing, where they discussed China-U.S. relations, Taiwan and Ukraine. The former Nixon administration official also had a conversation with Defense Minister Li Shangfu the day before. Kissinger visited Beijing several times during his diplomatic career and played a key role in normalizing relations between China and the U.S. in the 1970s
  • Jul 19, 2023 15:59 PM
    Gallery: Kerry Meets Top Brass in Beijing
    U.S. climate envoy John Kerry met Premier Li Qiang and top diplomat Wang Yi on Tuesday during his second day of talks in Beijing. Kerry arrived in the capital on Sunday and met with his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, the following day. His trip, scheduled to end Wednesday, aims to establish stable communication about climate change between China and the U.S. Kerry is the third senior American official to visit the country in recent weeks, following Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Secretary of State Antony Blinken
  • Jul 18, 2023 17:38 PM
    Gallery: China’s Auto Scrappers Eye Batteries
    China may be the largest auto market in the world, but its recycling rate for scrap vehicles remains low, hamstrung by illegal recycling and poor regulation, making it difficult for recyclers to obtain enough scrap vehicles and earn sufficient profits. The largest vehicle recycling factory in Tianjin has a designed annual production capacity of 200,000 tons but had a utilization rate of less than 20% last year, as it only received around 30,000 tons of scrap vehicles. Some recyclers are turning to the electric-vehicle battery recycling sector in a search for new revenue streams
  • Jul 17, 2023 19:54 PM
    Gallery: China’s Diving Gold Rush
    Chinese divers have continued to assert their dominance at the ongoing World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, bagging seven gold medals since the start of the tournament Friday. On Monday, Chang Yani and Chen Yiwen grabbed the women’s three-meter synchronized gold, while Lian Junjie and Yang Hao took first place in the men’s 10-meter synchronized podium. The day before, teen diving stars Quan Hongchan and Chen Yuxi took home the championship in the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform, while 29-year-old Peng Jianfeng won the gold medal in the men’s one-meter springboard final with 440.45 points
  • Jul 14, 2023 20:05 PM
    Gallery: Relics From the Silk Road
    An exhibition featuring more than 100 artifacts related to Dunhuang — a transport hub on the ancient trade route known as the Silk Road — has opened in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang province. Titled Convergence of Civilizations: Dunhuang on the Silk Road, the event showcases items dating back to ancient times, such as a stone pagoda from the Northern Liang Dynasty (398-439/460) and a sancai-glazed pottery figure from the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The exhibition runs through Aug. 22
  • Jul 13, 2023 18:28 PM
    Gallery: European Literary Giant Dies
    Milan Kundera, a Czech-born novelist best known for his work ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being,’ died in Paris on Tuesday at the age of 94. His death was due to illness, according to media reports. A lecturer on world literature by profession, Kundera’s criticism of the Czechoslovakian government led to his ostracization in his home country in the late 1960s. After his emigration to France in 1975, Kundera wrote some of his most important works, including ‘Lightness,’ which was adapted into a 1988 film starring Daniel Day Lewis and Juliette Binoche. The author was nominated several times for the Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Jul 12, 2023 18:46 PM
    Gallery: The World Swelters
    Temperatures in China and Europe have soared to new levels as the World Meteorological Organization announced that the first week of July was the hottest on record. In China, temperatures rose to above 40 C in some regions, while in Europe, they are set to reach 48 C on the islands of Sicily and Sardinia, with Italy, Spain, France and others struggling to cope with the heat
  • Jul 11, 2023 17:27 PM
    Gallery: Life at an Offshore Wind Farm
    A team of 19 engineers keeps China’s most remote offshore wind farm running smoothly, sometimes spending days at sea. The site, 72 kilometers off the coast of East China’s Jiangsu province, also has the world’s largest offshore converter station, which sends clean energy back onshore. While carrying out maintenance, the engineers scale the giant turbines and work from dizzying heights
  • Jul 10, 2023 20:16 PM
    Gallery: Yellen’s Four Days in China
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen concluded a four-day trip to China on Sunday, during which she met senior Chinese officials and the local American business community. She is the second senior official from the Biden administration to visit China in recent weeks, following close on the heels of Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Before leaving Sunday, Yellen stressed it is important to assure Beijing that ‘de-risking’ and ‘de-coupling’ are not the same thing
  • Jul 10, 2023 18:09 PM
    Gallery: Deadly Landslide Hits Central China
    A landslide struck a highway construction site in Yichang, Hubei province on Saturday, trapping 14 people. As of Sunday morning, rescuers had freed seven from the rubble, including one who died of injuries. The landslide covered the area in mud and trees, burying machinery and vehicles. The Ministry of Emergency Management launched a geological disaster emergency response and sent a working group to the site
  • Jul 07, 2023 17:28 PM
    Gallery: Yellen Touches Down in China
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen arrived in Beijing on Thursday for a four-day visit aimed at stabilizing relations with China. She was welcomed at the airport by finance ministry official Yang Yingming and U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns. Yellen was scheduled to meet Premier Li Qiang on Friday, as she embarks on two days of meetings. Her trip follows Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit last month
  • Jul 06, 2023 18:54 PM
    Gallery: Remembering Pop Diva Coco Lee
    The 48-year-old Chinese American singer-songwriter died after a suicide attempt, her siblings announced Wednesday on social media. Lee had suffered from depression for a few years, her sisters said, but her condition deteriorated recently. The Hong Kong-born star first gained popularity across China in the late 1990s. She became internationally recognized in 2001 with the Oscar-nominated song ‘A Love Before Time,’ from the movie ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.’ Lee recorded 18 studio albums over the course of her career
  • Jul 05, 2023 19:06 PM
    Gallery: Fatal Flooding in Southwest China
    At least 15 people have died after days of heavy rainfall in Chongqing unleashed severe floods, leaving four others missing and forcing thousands more to evacuate from their homes. On Tuesday, water levels in 10 rivers across the southwestern metropolis exceeded warning levels, with three reaching flood-stage water levels. In neighboring Sichuan province, floods caused by torrential rains have triggered landslides and forced tens of thousands of residents to relocate
  • Jul 04, 2023 18:15 PM
    Gallery: Sunken Treasures
    A new exhibition at the Nanyue King Museum in Guangzhou features artifacts recovered from the wreck of a sunken ship from the Song Dynasty (960–1279). The exhibition, which runs until Oct. 8, showcases more than 400 artifacts, including porcelain and jewelry. The 25-meter-long, 3,800-ton wreck of the Nanhai One was discovered in 1987 off the coast of Yangjiang, South China’s Guangdong province. The ship, which was raised in 2007, has since been preserved at the Maritime Silk Road Museum of Guangdong. Recently, researchers confirmed that artifacts found at the site were produced in the Nanhai kilns, meaning the ship had departed from the provincial capital of Guangzhou
  • Jul 03, 2023 18:38 PM
    Gallery: Regional Slam Dunk for China Women’s Basketball
    The Chinese national team foiled Japan’s bid for a sixth straight FIBA Asia Cup title in Sydney with a nail-biting 73-71 win. Center Han Xu achieved a double-double with 26 points and 10 rebounds, while star guard Li Meng contributed 17 points and 6 assists in Sunday’s game. In the run-up to the final, China defeated Lebanon, New Zealand and South Korea, as well as Australia 74-60 in the semifinal. The win marks the Chinese team’s first FIBA Women’s Asia Cup title in more than a decade
  • Jun 30, 2023 19:05 PM
    Gallery: Chinese Artist Lights Up Japan’s Skies
    Cai Guoqiang has opened a new exhibition in Tokyo, titled Ramble in the Cosmos — From Primeval Fireball Onward. The exhibition traces the evolution of Cai’s style and features a range of pieces, from gunpowder painting to virtual reality artwork. Cai is renowned for his use of fireworks, having gained worldwide recognition for his display for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. As a prelude to his latest show, the artist put on a daytime display earlier this week, illuminating the sky above Iwaki, Fukushima in Japan with hues of cherry. Cai, born in 1957, developed his interest in gunpowder painting while living in Japan from 1986 to 1995