Practice makes perfect for flag party on eve of Year of the Monkey

2016-02-07 22:09:08

Lunar New Year's Eve, 5:30 am, National Flag Guard soldiers are up early to start their daily one-hour practice in Beijing, on the last day of the Year of the Sheep. More than 30 form a flag-raising team which takes the flag from the Meridian Gate in the Forbidden City to Tiananmen Square.

China's icebreaker 'Snow Dragon' reaches Ross Sea in Antarctica

2016-02-07 18:03:18

Photo taken on Feb 7, 2016 shows the Chinese icebreaker "Xuelong", or Snow Dragon, stops at the McMurdo Sound on the Ross Sea in Antarctica. The icebreaker reached the Ross Sea for scientific research.

How soldiers welcome Lunar New Year

2016-02-07 11:34:41

How soldiers welcome Lunar New Year

Rescuers conclude 13 trapped Shandong miners are dead

2016-02-06 15:14:01

The operation to find 13 people trapped in a collapsed gypsum mine in East China's Shandong province since Dec. 25 was called off on Saturday, with rescuers concluding there was no chance of them still being alive 43 days after the incident.

View from Haifa, Horsens: Chengdu's sister cities

2016-02-06 20:25:42

Lin Jingting was happy to meet members of a recent media delegation from Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province, when they visited the University of Haifa in Israel where she is a master's degree candidate.

Beijing to focus on low-emission travel

2016-02-06 04:04:20

Beijing will build more subway lines this year, as well as roads exclusively for public buses and lanes just for bicycles, providing lower-emission means for transportation, local officials said on Friday.

Over 120 blamed for explosions in Tianjin

2016-02-06 04:00:40

More than 120 people have been held responsible for the massive explosions in Tianjin in August that killed 165 and devastated the port area.

A tad more festive jeers this season

2016-02-06 03:39:53

Chinese New Year looks to be losing a bit of its luster and significance in Shanghai, at least according to the latest survey results from the Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau.

North to south, people going home

2016-02-06 03:35:46

Record-high travel is expected during the holiday rush ahead of the Year of the Monkey, which begins on Monday.

New tax policies introduced in Shanghai

2016-02-06 03:35:17

Ten innovative tax measures designed to bring more convenience and benefits to enterprises and entrepreneurs in Shanghai were unveiled at the end of last year as part of the government’s efforts to speed up the city’s transformation into a scientific and technological innovation center.

Downtown Shanghai bans firecrackers & fireworks

2016-02-06 03:35:17

Shanghai’s residents will no longer be able to usher in the Lunar New Year by setting off fireworks or firecrackers after the city’s authorities enforced a ban on the activity in the beginning of the year in an attempt to improve air quality and ensure public safety.

The feast of the year

2016-02-06 03:23:22

Of all the meals Chinese people have during the year, there is none more significant than the reunion dinner on the eve of the Lunar New Year.