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China opens new freight train service to Budapest

The freight train of China Railway Express (Xiamen-Budapest), linking southeast China's port city of Xiamen with Budapest, capital of Hungary, is seen at Haicang Station in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, Jan. 19, 2018. The 11,595 km journey, which takes one stop at China's Xi'an, will take 18 days.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/20 9:49:54

Bank of Beijing opens branch to support Xinjiang's cultural, creative industries

The Bank of Beijing has recently opened a branch in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, aimed at supporting the development of the local cultural and creative industries.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/20 9:36:44

Details of China's long-range, quantum-secured "unhackable" messaging revealed

A joint China-Austria team performed an intercontinental videoconference by the "unhackable" quantum-secured real-world communication last year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/20 8:10:47

Death penalty sought for man charged with kidnapping, death of Chinese scholar in US

The US government filed on Friday a notice of intent on the website of the Department of Justice to seek death penalty against Brendt A. Christensen of Champaign, Il. charged with kidnapping resulting in death of visiting Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/20 7:51:34

First exhibition

An exhibit of the watermark print, a Chinese traditional painting art with a 1,400-year history, is being staged at the Zhejiang Art Museum in Hangzhou, the capital of East China's Zhejiang Province on Friday. More than 140 artworks are on display.
Source: IC | 2018/1/20 0:28:39

Beijing permanent residents down 22,000 in 2017

The population of Beijing fell 0.1 percent to 21.7 million at the end of 2017 from a year ago, authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 19:56:10

China to probe Sanchi sinking

China will investigate the Sanchi sinking accident and continue cleaning operations in the East China Sea area where the Iranian oil tanker sunk and try its best to reduce pollution caused by the oil spill, an official in charge of the mission said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/19 18:06:37

South China's Guangxi plays bigger role in Belt and Road Initiative

Photo taken on Jan.10, 2018 shows Qinzhou port in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. By making full use of its geographical location and the potential of coastlines and border areas, Guangxi capitalized on its advantages and played a bigger role in the Belt and Road Initiative. Through ports and the Beibu Gulf Economic Zone, the trade cooperation between Guangxi and ASEAN countries gained great prospects.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 15:18:27

Shared-bicycles left idle due to reduction of utilization in cold weather

Photo taken on Jan. 18, 2018 shows idle shared-bikes collected on an open space in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Thousands of shared-bicycles have been idle here due to reduction of utilization in cold weather. Many of them were recalled by bike-sharing companies.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 15:12:15

Engineers inspect Zhijinghe Bridge in Hubei

Engineers inspect the Zhijinghe Bridge across the Zhijing River valley, a 545.54-meter arch bridge on the Hunie State Highway 318, in Yeshanguan Town of Badong County, central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 17, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 14:55:25

Flu kills 24 people in Ireland this season

A total of 24 people in Ireland have died from flu so far this season, said local health officials on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 9:14:36

Volunteers serve residents at Wuxiaoge Village in E China's Anhui

Calligraphers write the Chinese character "Fu", which means fortune, to villagers at Wuxiaoge Village of Bozhou City, east China's Anhui Province, Jan. 18, 2018. Volunteers from city-level cultural, scientific and healthy organs came to the village on Thursday to serve people in rural area.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 8:04:11

70 pct of Chinese children using social media: survey

A survey report released on Thursday said 70.9 percent of primary and middle school students in China use the WeChat instant messaging App.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 6:43:54

Chinese students too busy for playtime: survey

About 48.9 percent of primary and middle school students in China take private lessons, according to a survey released Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 6:42:34

China to hold governments, officials at provincial level accountable for farmland protection

China's State Council has recently issued a regulation to hold governments and officials at provincial level accountable for the protection of farmland.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 6:42:18

More Chinese airlines allow inflight mobile phone use, wifi

China Eastern Airlines and other domestic airlines have begun to allow mobile phone use on their aircraft or announced plans to lift a ban.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 6:41:58

Half of China's 17 mln newborns in 2017 are second children

China's health authority said Thursday that about 51 percent of China's newborn babies in 2017 were second children in the family, a 5 percentage points increase from 2016.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 6:41:01

Heavy snowfall welcomes giant pandas arriving in Finland

Snowflakes swirled around the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport on Thursday morning, as a crowd welcomed a pair of Chinese giant pandas eating bamboo inside two transparent glass boxes.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 6:37:53