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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.