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Over 200 mln railway trips made during Spring Festival travel rush

Railway trips in China have reached 210 million since the Spring Festival travel rush kicked off on Jan. 21, data from the national railway operator showed Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/12 16:45:22

Dusting of late snow in Beijing brings out the shutterbugs

After several months with virtually no precipitation, people in Beijing stormed social media with photos of Tuesday mornings' dusting of snow, while asking why it has been so dry in Beijing and why the snow came so late this winter.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/12 16:43:31

China's largest air carrier serves 2.1 mln passengers in Spring Festival holiday

China Southern Airlines (China Southern), the country's largest air carrier, has transported more than 2.1 million passengers during the week-long Spring Festival holiday from Feb. 4 to 10, said the airline Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/12 8:38:47

China to lift another ten million people out of poverty in 2019

China will continue to work vigorously to reduce poverty and lift no less than ten million people out of poverty in 2019, to lay a solid foundation for winning the battle against poverty, the State Council's executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/12 8:33:51

Digital red envelopes flood Chinese New Year

Some 823 million Chinese, about 2.5 times the US population, sent or received digital red envelopes through Tencent's popular instant messaging tool WeChat during the seven-day Spring Festival holiday, a 7.1 percent increase year-on-year.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/11 20:23:40

Railway workers' marriage proposal pulls netizens' heartstrings

A television news report of an ill-timed marriage proposal between two Chinese railway employees moved millions to tears during the Spring Festival holiday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/11 18:24:46

Police use social media to clear emergency lanes to transport sick child

The ambulance was transferring Wang Yibei, a 21-month-old girl who was in critical condition due to acute meningitis caused by H1N1 flu on Sunday, the last day of the Spring Festival holiday and also the busiest day on expressways to Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/11 18:11:11

China vows to crack down on online piracy of domestic films

China's copyright administration on Sunday vowed to crack down on online piracy to protect the copyrights of domestic films, after a number of films were pirated during Chinese New Year, including sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/11 17:48:40

Changing role of Tibetan horses reflects region's modernization

In ancient times on the Tibetan plateau, as one folk epic describes it, any tribe member who won a horse race would be perceived worthy of being named chief.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 17:42:19

Mountain fire put out in popular Chinese tourist city

A fire in a mountainous region in Dali, a well-known tourist attraction in southwest China's Yunnan Province, has been extinguished, with no casualties reported, local authorities said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 17:40:34

Tech giants report more digital "red envelopes" usage during Lunar New Year

Chinese tech giants reported more user participation in the digital "red envelopes" during the Spring Festival holiday as Chinese zealously snatched lucky money for good fortune.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 17:40:04

Volunteers bring family warmth to orphans

Xiaojie who just turned 13 years old had one of her three wishes come true -- to have a real hamburger, which she had only seen on TV.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 17:38:57

170,000 policemen dispatched daily to ensure road safety during Spring Festival holiday

Nationwide, 170,000 policemen and more than 60,000 police vehicles were dispatched daily to ensure road safety and smooth traffic during the week-long Spring Festival holiday, said the Traffic Management Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 17:38:23

Long-term elderly care insurance program benefits 186,000 in Shanghai

About 186,000 elderly people in Shanghai have benefitted from the city's long-term care insurance pilot program, according to the Office of the China National Working Commission on Aging.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 17:37:00

Air New Zealand flight turned back mid-air for lack of Chinese landing permission

An Air New Zealand finally flight arrived in Shanghai airport Monday morning after being turned back for failing to get a landing permission in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/11 17:03:39

Across China: Changing role of Tibetan horses reflects region's modernization

In ancient times on the Tibetan plateau, as one folk epic describes it, any tribe member who won a horse race would be perceived worthy of being named chief.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 12:01:17

Two killed, over 50 injured in SW China expressway accidents

Two people were killed, and over 50 others were wounded after two separate road accidents occurred on two expressways in southwest China's Guizhou Province on Saturday, according to local media.
Source: CGTN | 2019/2/10 23:45:14

Chinese celebrate cultural Spring Festival

Where Spring Festival firecrackers once crackled for days on end on the streets and across the cities of China, nowadays families celebrate the weeklong holiday period with movies, museum visits and travel, according to data released on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/10 21:53:40