• Lotus flowers bloom across Wuxi

    Lotus flowers are photographed in Wuxi, East China’s Jiangsu province. Lotus flowers across Wuxi have started to bloom in the summer sunshine. Li Garden, Changguangxi Wetland Park and Lianghong Wetland Park are all excellent places to enjoy the flowers!
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  • New manned space vehicle planned

      Astronauts Nie Haisheng (right), Liu Boming (center) and Tang Hongbo wave during a ceremony before the launch of the Shenzhou XII manned space mission at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China on Thursday. Craft designed to accommodate up to 7 astronauts While Shenzhou...
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  • Three astronauts head to space station, embarking on 3-month mission

    A 20-story-tall Long March 2F carrier rocket blasts off at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China’s Gobi Desert, June 17, 2021. See-off ceremony held for Shenzhou XII mission astronauts China launched its seventh manned spaceflight on Thursday morning, sending three a...
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  • New images of Mars unveiled

    The China National Space Administration makes public four pictures taken by the Tianwen 1 robotic mission on June 11, 2021. After dropping the camera, Zhurong moved back toward the platform. The process was recorded by the camera, which transmitted the video and pictures to the rover via rad...
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  • China estimates 124m passenger trips during holiday

    A tour group arrive at Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong province, April 26, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING – Total passenger trips made during China’s Dragon Boat Festival holiday are expected to reach 124 million, according to official data....
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  • Unkempt math wizard has formula for fame

    Wei Dongyi. [Photo/Weibo] Holding a big bottle of water and a bag of steamed buns, and with uncombed hair and a slightly awkward way of speaking, Wei Dongyi does not seem like a typical university teacher. Wei, an assistant professor at Peking University’s School of Mathematical Scienc...
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  • Over 2,000 men lift world’s longest dragon canoe

    More than 2,000 adult males lift the dragon canoe on Tuesday afternoon in Shibing county, Guizhou province. To celebrate the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on the 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar calendar, Miao people from Shibing county in Southwest China’s Guizhou pr...
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  • Experts dismiss Wuhan lab theories

    Experts dismiss Wuhan lab theories

    Experts with the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have dismissed theories that the virus that causes COVID-19 was leaked from the lab, saying that no staff member of the institution has ever contracted the virus. The experts, who requested anonymity, said individual...
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  • Guangdong educators press for more control efforts

    Guangdong educators press for more control efforts

    An examinee dresses in protective clothing before entering the examination room during the last day of the national college entrance examination in Guangzhou on Wednesday. The Guangdong Department of Education urged provincial departments and schools to redouble their efforts to prevent the spre...
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  • Quake zone students take gaokao in tents

    Quake zone students take gaokao in tents

    A temporary testing site for the gaokao in Yangbi, Yunnan province on Monday. LI CANMEI/FOR CHINA DAILY Sitting in a temporary shelter for the annual national college entrance examination, or gaokao, Su Xiao felt little nervous when it shook lightly due to a 2.1 magnitude quake on Tuesday mornin...
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  • Elephant herd on the move after break

    Elephant herd on the move after break

    Wild Asian elephants take a break on Monday in Jinning district of Kunming, Yunnan province. The herd has made a temporary stop along their migration in Kunming’s outskirts, authorities said on Monday. One male in the 15-strong herd has broken away and is now about 4 km northeast of the gr...
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  • China hits travel booking peak for Dragon Boat Festival

    Booking for travel during Dragon Boat Festival has entered its peak period this week, the Beijing News reported on Monday. Some 100 million trips are expected to be made during the three-day holiday, according to Ctrip, an online travel booking platform. Airline bookings for trips during Dragon ...
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