Cui Meng
Photographer, Beijing
Cui Meng is an experienced photographer covering natural disasters and crises, such as Wenchuan earthquake and Wuhan lockdown.
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  • Cleaning and disinfection work underway in a flood-hit town in Shanxi

    Cleaning and disinfection work is underway in a flood-hit town in N China's Shanxi after the heavy downpour stopped. As one of the most severely battered areas in this season of floods in the province, residents in the township have ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/10/14 23:33:41
  • Spot visit to flood-stricken Pingyao Ancient City in N.China's Shanxi

    Repairs at flood-stricken Pingyao Ancient City in N.China's Shanxi Province are underway and the damaged walls will be restored to their original state, GT learned. Severe downpours damaged 51 sections of the ancient wall, including the collapse of 15 sections ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/10/14 21:48:40
  • Railway bridge damaged by heavy rain in Shanxi set to be reconnected

    Construction workers and experts are working around the clock to repair a bridge on the Nantongpu railway in Jinzhong, North China's Shanxi Province. The bridge base was destroyed by heavy downpours a week ago. GT reporters at the scene learned ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/10/13 21:19:48
  • China's Red Eagle aerobatic team performs stunts at Airshow China

    China's Red Eagle aerobatic team wows spectators with a series of stunts at the Airshow China in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, on Friday. The team draws colorful smoke patterns during their performance in a celebration of the 72nd anniversary ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/10/1 21:52:17
  • How to work under a scorching sun? Photographers at the Airshow China 2021 have a say

    Photographers and photography enthusiasts cover themselves from head to toe to protect themselves from the scorching sun amid high temperature at the #Airshow China 2021 in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, on Friday. (Photos: Cui Meng/GT)

    By Cui Meng | 2021/10/1 20:55:34
  • Aerobatics show of J-10 fighter jets performed at Zhuhai airshow to celebrate China's National Day

    Six J-10 fighter jets had a fantastic performance delivered by the August 1st Aerobatics Team of the Air Force of the People's Liberation Army to pay tribute to the beloved motherland on Friday, China's National Day, at the ongoing Airshow China ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/10/1 15:59:45
  • Ground force weapons on display at Airshow China 2021

    Ground force weapons are on display at Airshow China 2021 in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, on Thursday. Defense companies bring their self-developed battle tanks, mobile armored vehicles, infantry combat vehicles, mine-resistant vehicles, transport vehicles and all-terrain vehicles to the ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/30 22:35:30
  • PLA August 1 Aerobatic Team leaves trail of smoke to pay tribute to martyrs at Airshow China

    The PLA August 1 Aerobatic Team leaves a trail of yellow and white smoke to pay tribute to China's martyrs at the Airshow China 2021 in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province on September 30. The day marked China's eighth Martyrs Day.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/30 15:48:32
  • Multiple aircrafts perform at Zhuhai Airshow opening

    Multiple aircrafts performed spectacular maneuvers at the opening ceremony of the Airshow China 2021 in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province on Tuesday.   The 13th Airshow China, originally scheduled for November 2020, but postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/29 0:12:03
  • Highlights of China's J-10 fighter jets' impressive performance at Zhuhai Airshow

    The August 1st aerobatic team of the Air Force of the People's Liberation Army delivered a dazzling J-10 fighter jet flight performance at the opening ceremony of the China Airshow 2021 in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province Tuesday.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/28 18:58:58
  • J-20 stealth fighter jets with domestic engines debut at China Airshow 2021

    J-20 jets, China's most advanced stealth fighter jets powered by domestic engines, made their debut at the opening ceremony of the China Airshow 2021 in the host city Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province on Tuesday.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/28 17:16:52
  • Finance and economics building of Huawei headquarters one day after Meng Wanzhou returned to China

    Photos taken on Sunday show the finance and economics building at Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, where Meng Wanzhou worked before she was detained by Canada. The words "waited for 1029 days, welcome you back in full bloom" are shown on ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/26 20:56:23
  • People welcome Meng Wanzhou home at Shenzhen airport

    A charted flight carrying Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou arrives at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport on Saturday evening. People at the airport are holding welcome home banners cheering Meng's return, hailing her as a national hero. A screen at the airport ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/25 21:41:13
  • Highlights of the 200m swimming final at the National Games in NW China's Xi'an

    On Wednesday, Yu Yiting won the gold medal in the women's swimming 200m individual medley final while veteran Ye Shiwen bagged the silver at the 14th National Games in Xi'an. In the women's swimming 200m freestyle final, Tang Muhan won ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/23 0:11:12
  • China's 'butterfly queen', Zhang Yufei, qualifies for the women's 200m butterfly final at the 14th National Games

    On Wednesday, China's “butterfly queen”, Zhang Yufei, easily qualified for the women's 200m butterfly final at the 14th National Games. During the semi-final, Zhang ranked second in the overall qualification.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/22 23:54:43
  • Olympic swimming champion Wang Shun leads his team to victory in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 14th National Games

    The men's 4x200m freestyle relay team, led by Wang Shun, won the gold medal at the 14th National Games on Wednesday in Xi'an. Xu Jiayu, from Zhejiang team, helped his squad win the silver medal while Shandong team took the ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/22 23:48:28
  • Duobujie from China's Xizang bagged gold medal in the men's 10,000m final at the National Games of China

    In the men's 10,000m final at the 14th National Games on Tuesday, Chinese long-distance runner Duobujie, from Southwest China's Xizang (Tibet Autonomous Region), won the gold medal with a result of just over 28 minutes.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/22 0:17:11
  • Moments of the preliminary men's 110m hurdles race at the National Games of China

    Team Shanghai's Xie Wenjun clocked 13.58 seconds in the men's 110m hurdles preliminary race at the 14th National Games of China in Xi'an on Tuesday. (Photos: Cui Meng/GT)

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/21 23:49:52
  • Team Sichuan bags the gold in both Men and Women's track and field 400m final at the 14th National Games of China

    On Tuesday, Team Sichuan's Yang Huizhen won the gold medal on the track and field women's 400m final while Yang Lei, also from Sichuan, led the podium in the men's 400m final at the 14th National Games of China in ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/21 23:23:57
  • Live from the track and field competition at the 14th National Games of China

    National Games Moments: Asian 100m record holder Su Bingtian won the Men's 100m final at the 14th National Games of China, in 9.95 seconds. Congratulations! (Photos: Cui Meng/GT)

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/21 22:48:51
  • Moments of the track and field at the 14th National Games of China

    The track and field competitions at the 14th National Games of China continue in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on Monday. Asian 100m record holder Su Bingtian advances to the final. Olympic champion Gong Lijiao wins gold medal in the ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/21 0:35:51
  • Team Shandong bag both gold and silver medals in men's BMX racing in 14th National Games of China

    On Monday, Team Shandong's Lin Haochao won the gold medal of men's BMX racing, and Miao Runpeng won the silver medal at the 14th National Games of China in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province. (Photos: Cui Meng/GT)

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/20 17:09:11
  • Team Gansu bag both gold and silver medals in the women's BMX racing in 14th National Games of China

    On Monday, Team Gansu's Lu Yan won the gold medal with a score of 36.635 seconds, while Zhang Yaru, also from Gansu, won the silver medal at the 14th National Games of China in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province. (Photos: ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/20 16:53:03
  • Chinese swimmers shine at the 14th Natl Games in NW China's Xi'an

    Chinese swimmers shone at the 14th Natl Games on Sunday in NW China's Xi'an. Veteran Ye Shiwen won the women's 4x200m relay with her teammates representing Zhejiang Province. Swimmer Ji Xinjie won his first gold medal of the Games in ...

    By Cui Meng in Xi'an | 2021/9/19 22:27:56
  • Chinese men's 400m individual medley champion wins at Natl Games for third time in row

    Chinese swimmer Wang Shun won gold in the men's 400m individual medley at the 14th National Games of China for the third consecutive time on Sunday in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

    By Cui Meng in Xi'an | 2021/9/19 21:09:55
  • Football at China's 14th National Games

    The finals of the U20 men's football at the 14th National Games were held in Xianyang, Shaanxi Province on Saturday. The Sichuan Team defeated the Hubei Team 2:1 and won the bronze medal.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/18 21:34:11
  • Live from badminton court at China's 14th National Games

    The badminton finals for the 14th National Games in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province were held on Friday. Shi Yuqi, who got to the semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics, won the gold medal in the men's singles. Olympic champion Chen Yufei bagged ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/18 0:39:27
  • Opening ceremony of China's 14th National Games kicks off in Xi'an

    The opening ceremony of China's 14th National Games was held at the Xi'an Olympic Sports Center, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on Wednesday. The biggest national multi-sports event is scheduled to take place from Sep 15 to 27. Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2021/9/15 22:40:43
  • Live from Tokyo: Chinese artistic swimmers win silver medal in the Team Free Routine

    Chinese artistic swimmers win silver medal in the Team Free Routine at Tokyo 2020. Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/7 21:23:53
  • Live from Tokyo: Chinese boxer Gu Hong wins silver medal in women's welterweight

    China's Gu Hong won a silver medal in women's welterweight final at Tokyo Olympic Games on August 7. Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/7 16:23:09
  • Live from Tokyo: Team China at the track and field

    Liu Shiying of China made a powerful throw of 66.34 meters at her first attempt to deliver the first women's javelin throw gold medal for China at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/6 21:13:37
  • Live from Tokyo: Chinese paddlers ease to fourth straight Olympic men's team gold

    China's men's table tennis team defeated their German opponents to win the country's fourth consecutive gold medal in the sport at Tokyo 2020 on Friday. Photo:Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/6 20:42:26
  • Live from Tokyo: China wins table tennis women's team gold at Tokyo Olympics

    Chinese women's table tennis team thrashed Tokyo 2020 hosts Japan 3-0 to win in the women's team final, bagging China's 34th gold medal at the Olympics. (Photos: Cui Meng/Global Times)

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/5 20:40:59
  • Live from Tokyo: China's teenage genius diver and her teammate clinch gold and silver in women's 10m platform

    China's 14-year-old genius diver Quan Hongchan and her teammate Chen Yuxi clinch gold and silver medals in women's 10m platform at Tokyo Olympics.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/5 17:05:49
  • Live from Tokyo: Close look at artistic swimmers from all over the world

    During the artistic swimming duets free routine final, athletes from 12 teams successfully finished their show. Russian Olympic Committee wins gold, China takes sliver and Ukraine bags the bronze. (Photos: Cui Meng/Global Times)  

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/4 23:45:35
  • Live from Tokyo: China's artistic swimmers Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyan win a silver medal for China in the free routine final.

    Chinese artistic swimmers Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyan finished second in the free routine final, bagging a silver medal for China. The Chinese pair is 3.458 points behind the winners of the Russian Olympic Committee team.(Photos: Cui Meng/Global Times)

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/4 20:23:19
  • Live from Tokyo: Chinese women's basketball team eliminated in quarterfinals rivaling Serbia

    Chinese women's basketball team were eliminated 77-70 by Serbia in the quarterfinals at the Tokyo2020 Olympics on Wednesday.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/4 11:33:42
  • Live from Tokyo: The fight continues on the track and field competition

    Chinese athletes keep fighting on the track and field events, including men's 110m hurdles, men's 200m semifinals, women's 800m final, and women's hammer throw. Wang Zheng wins a silver medal for China in women's hammer throw and updates her personal ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/3 22:39:08
  • Live from Tokyo: Chinese distance runner Wang Chunyu finished women's 800m final with her personal best at 1:57:00

    China's distance runner Wang Chunyu finished the women's 800m final with a personal best 1:57:00, ranking 5th in the eight-woman race. Her appearance in the final is already a breakthrough for China. (Photos: Cui Meng/Global Times)

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/3 21:24:46
  • Live from Tokyo: Chinese divers clinch gold and silver for men's 3m springboard at Tokyo Olympic Games

    Now comes the 30th Olympic gold medal for China! Diver Xie Siyi claimed a gold medal in men's 3-meter springboard final Tuesday afternoon. His teammate Wang Zongyuan took the silver.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/3 16:22:02
  • Live from Tokyo: Lang Ping to retire as China's national volleyball team head coach

    Chinese volleyball legend Lang Ping bids farewell to the national women's volleyball team as head coach after an eight-year rein

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/3 12:35:13
  • Live from Tokyo: Chen Long grabs silver for China in the badminton men's singles while Denmark's Viktor Axelsen wins the gold

    Chinese shuttler Chen Long conceded a 2-0 defeat to Denmark's Viktor Axelsen in the badminton men's singles final but enough to grab silver for China. (Photo: Cui Meng/Global Times)

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/2 23:24:07
  • Live from Tokyo: Chinese women's volleyball team made their last appearance in Tokyo with a 3-0 win over Argentina

    Chinese women's volleyball team players and coaches burst into tears after ending their Olympics campaign with a 3-0 win over Argentina on Mon. Defending champions China only won 2 games in the 5 group stage matches.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/2 18:46:13
  • Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian finishes 6th in men's 100m final

    Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian finished 6th in the men's 100m final with 9.98 seconds, the best result for an Asian athlete in the final race. Italian sprinter Marcell Jacobs won the gold with 9.80 seconds. Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/1 22:23:07
  • Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian qualifies for men's 100m race final with new Asian record

    China's veteran sprinter Su Bingtian qualified for the men's 100 meters race final with a new Asian record of 9.83 seconds. Su is the only Asian athlete to feature in the athletics showpiece event at the Olympics.Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/1 20:12:04
  • Live from Tokyo: China claims gold and silver medals in women's 3m springboard

    China's Shi Tingmao outperformed her teammate Wang Han to win the champion in women's 3m springboard, making it the 23rd gold medal for China at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Wang claimed silver.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/8/1 16:56:29
  • Live from Tokyo: Lü Xiaojun wins gold in the men's 81kg weightlifting

    China's 37-year-old Lü XIaojun has broken the Olympics record and bagged gold in the men's 81kg weightlifting. This is the second gold on Sat for China and its 21st in total.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/31 20:58:22
  • Live from Tokyo: China's Ma Long wins unprecedented back-to-back Olympic singles titles

    China's Ma Long became the first male table tennis player to win back-back Olympic titles in singles competition after outclassing world No. 1 and teammate Fan Zhendong 4-2 in the final at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/31 2:40:05
  • Live from Tokyo: The 18th gold medal! China's Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping win gold in badminton mixed doubles at Tokyo Olympics

    Chinese pair Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping beat their compatriots Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong, 2-1 in the badminton mixed doubles final, to win gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. China swept the gold and silver medals for this ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/30 19:01:18
  • China's Chen Meng wins gold in women's table tennis single

    Chinese ChenMeng held off her compatriot Sun Yingsha in the table tennis women's singles final with a 4-2 marking China's 15th gold medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/29 22:54:25
  • Chinese women's volleyball team suffers third defeat in Olympic preliminaries

    The Chinese women's volleyball team failed to secure a win after 3 group stage games as they were beaten 3-2 by the Russian Olympic Committee team. Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/29 19:07:29
  • Gold and silver secured as another Chinese Olympian enters women's singles table tennis final

    China's paddler Sun Yingsha, 20, thrashed Japanese Olympian Mima Ito 4-0 to qualify for women's singles final in table tennis. Sun will take on compatriot Chen Meng in the final on Thursday night.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/29 15:12:17
  • Chinese paddler Chen Meng qualifies for women's table tennis singles final

    China's paddler Chen Meng eased past Singapore's Yu Mengyu to reach the women's table tennis singles final on Thursday.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/29 11:43:16
  • China defeats Japan 16-11 in water polo group stage

    China beats Japan 16-11 in water polo group stage at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/28 23:32:36
  • Chinese diving pair won gold in men's 3m synchro springboard at Tokyo Olympics

    Diving pair Xie Siyi and Wang Zongyuan sealed China's 11th gold medal at Tokyo Olympics by winnning the 3m synchro springboard race.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/28 16:02:11
  • China wins first Olympic medal in men's scull event in Tokyo

    Chinese duo Zhang Liang and Liu Zhiyu claimed bronze in men's double sculls Wednesday morning in Tokyo, the first Olympic medal in male scull for the Chinese national rowing team.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/28 12:14:12
  • Chinese rowing team clinch gold at women's quad sculls at Tokyo Olympics

    China's national rowing team won in the women's quad sculls with a convincing performance in the final, bagging the 10th gold medal for Team China at the Tokyo Olympics. Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/28 11:45:11
  • China finishes in 7th place in the women's artistic gymnastics team final

    Chinese gymnasts finish in seventh place in the women's artistic gymnastics team final.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/27 23:11:29
  • Chinese duo win gold in women's 10m platform synchro in Tokyo

    China's diving aces Zhang Jiaqi and Chen Yuxi won a gold medal in the women's 10m platform synchro. It is the 6th consecutive win for China in this discipline.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/27 15:39:48
  • China's men's gymnastics team bags a bronze in Tokyo

    China's artistic gymnasts team finished third in the men's team all-around final. Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/26 22:05:56
  • China wins silver in men's 10m synchronised platform diving

    China's Chen Aisen and Cao Yuan won silver in the men's 10 metres synchronised platform diving at Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng in Tokyo | 2021/7/26 18:12:30
  • Britain wins gold in men's 10m synchronised platform diving

    Britain's Thomas Daley and Matty Lee won gold in the men's 10 metres synchronised platform diving at Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng in Tokyo | 2021/7/26 17:59:38
  • Keep fighting! Hope remains for Chinese women's volleyball team despite setback

    The Chinese women's volleyball team on Sunday lost their first match 0-3 to Turkey in their opening game at Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Despite the setback, Chinese neitizens cheered up the team with comments such as, "Don't worry. Keep fighting! ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/25 19:18:02
  • China's swimmer Zhang Yufei reached the final match for women's 100m butterfly

    China's swimmer Zhang Yufei reached the final match for women's 100m butterfly of the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday after winning her semi-final.  

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/25 11:40:21
  • Sun Yiwen wins Team China's third gold medal at Tokyo Olympics

    Sun Yiwen of China won the gold medal in women's epee individual final in the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. That was the third title Chinese athletes have claimed so far in the Tokyo Games.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/24 20:16:13
  • Tokyo Olympics kicks off after one-year delay

    The Tokyo Olympic Games opened on Friday night one year after its originally planned date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. About 950 people, including officials and reporters, were allowed into the venue to watch the opening ceremony. The Chinese mainland ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/24 0:37:34
  • Reporters prepare for the Upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games

    2,000 media outlets from 200 countries and regions gathered at the Main Press Center (MPC) to make final preparations for the upcoming Olympic Games. Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/22 16:30:11
  • Glimpse of the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games upon arrival

    As the opening of the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games approaches under the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, GT staff reporters recorded the epidemic prevention process upon their arrival in Tokyo on Sunday. Check the following for more details. (Photos: Cui ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/7/18 21:47:55
  • Fighter jets, military helicopters soar across Beijing's skies in formation during CPC centenary

    A grand gathering to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was held at the Tiananmen Square in Beijing on July 1.  A total of 15 J-20 stealth fighter jets soared overhead through the ...

    By Li Hao & Cui Meng | 2021/7/1 9:52:59
  • CPC centenary exhibition attracted youths to its birth place

    The debut of a centenary exhibition depicting stories of how the way was paved for the establishment of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the former Peking University's Red Building on Tuesday attracted over a thousand visitors. The visitors ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/6/29 15:58:09
  • Fireworks light up Bird's Nest during gala performance celebrating centennial of CPC

    Fireworks light up the sky during a gala performance to celebrate the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held in the National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, Beijing, China, June 28, 2021.

    By Cui Meng | 2021/6/28 21:33:17
  • Award uniform for Chinese delegation to 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially released in Beijing

    The Chinese delegation's award uniform was officially released in Beijing on June 25, when the 28-day countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics began. The uniform adopts red and white color matching, which combines traditional Chinese culture and beauty. Photos: Cui ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/6/25 19:24:18
  • Gaokao kicks off as scheduled despite sporadic COVID-19 cases

    Students walked with confidence into a Gaokao examination sites in Beijing and Shanghai on Monday. Some parents gathered around the gate of the school and wish them good luck.   China's biggest exam, or the Gaokao, will be held on Monday and ...

    By Li Hao & Yang Hui & Cui Meng | 2021/6/7 10:20:03
  • 'Final farewell' to top Chinese hepatobiliary surgeon Wu Mengchao

    Despite rainy weather, huge crowds from across China waited in long queues with flowers in hand to honor the deceased top hepatobiliary surgeon Wu Mengchao at his farewell ceremony on Wednesday in Shanghai. Wu, known as the father of Chinese ...

    By Yang Hui & Cui Meng | 2021/5/26 11:54:09
  • People pay homage to 'Father of Hybrid Rice' Yuan Longping at his funeral

    The funeral of Professor Yuan Longping was held at Yangmingshan Mortuary House in Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province on May 24, 2021. Thousands of people went there with flowers to show their respect. As it was about to close ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/5/24 16:55:38
  • Tributes flow as crowds bid farewell to Yuan Longping, 'Father of Hybrid Rice'

    "Every time when the wind blows through the rice fields, I think of you."

    By Fan Anqi in Beijing and Cui Meng in Changsha | 2021/5/24 16:22:48
  • People mourn death of 'Father of Hybrid Rice' on Sunday

    More than 100,000 local citizens and people from across China came to offer their condolences and pay tribute to the "Father of Hybrid Rice" Yuan Longping, who passed away on Saturday, at Mingyangshan funeral parlor in Changsha, Central China's Hunan ...

    By Cui Meng in Changsha | 2021/5/23 18:55:41
  • Beijing Capital International Airport witnesses travel rush on first day of the May Day Holiday

    May 1st, first day of the May Day Holiday, is predicted to be the most stressful day in terms of the traffic. GT reporter observed in the T3 terminal of the Beijing Capital Airport. Passengers quickly scanned the code to ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/5/1 19:46:14
  • 9th World Radio Detection & Ranging Expo kicks off in Nanjing

    The 9th World Radio Detection & Ranging Expo, China's only international radar industry exhibition, kicked off in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province on Thursday. Large military conglomerates including China Electronics Technology Group Co (CETC) and China Electronics Information Industry Group ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/4/23 0:18:52
  • One year after outbreak, medics from around the country return to Wuhan to enjoy cherry blossoms

    It's the best season in Wuhan, as the signature cherry blossom trees are in full bloom. Wuhan University, one of the best places in China to enjoy the flowers, set up special cherry blossom open days for the medical workers ...

    By Liu Xiaojing, Cui Meng in Wuhan and Lin Xiaoyi in Beijing | 2021/3/14 18:52:02
  • Leishenshan Hospital reopens to medics to commemorate anti-epidemic fight in Wuhan

    The Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) Hospital in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province opened for the first time after ceasing operations nearly one year ago, welcoming 400 medical workers across China and their families to visit the place where they had ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/3/14 14:59:54
  • Medics around China return to Wuhan – this spring to enjoy cherry blossoms

    It's the best season in Wuhan, as the signature cherry blossom trees are in full bloom. Wuhan University, one of the best places in China to enjoy the flowers, set up special cherry blossom open days for the medical workers ...

    By Liu Xiaojing, Cui Meng in Wuhan and Lin Xiaoyi in Beijing | 2021/3/13 17:36:59
  • Medics from around the country return to Wuhan – this spring to enjoy cherry blossoms

    As cherry blossoms begin blooming in Wuhan, more than 3,000 medical personnel who assisted Wuhan in the fight against COVID-19 in 2020 returned to the city along with their families, visiting Wuhan University to appreciate the cherry blossoms. At the beginning ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/3/13 17:10:07
  • Spring Festival travel volume dropping by half from previous years

    Responding to the government's urge to stay put to contain COVID-19, which gained momentum before the Spring Festival, the number of trips made during the week-long lunar Chinese new year holiday this year were only half of previous years, media ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/2/17 18:57:35
  • 'We always believed help would come,' say rescued miners

    Two days after 11 miners were rescued from a fatal goldmine explosion in Qixia, East China's Shandong Province, the miners spoke up about memories of their time down the shaft and faith in the rescue. “We always believed help would ...

    By Cui Meng in Qixia, Cui Fandi and Wan Lin in Beijing | 2021/1/26 22:02:37
  • Ten miners in E.China goldmine confirmed dead, one remains missing

    Ten of 22 trapped miners were confirmed dead on Monday, after 11 miners were successfully rescued from a goldmine in East China's Shandong Province on Sunday. Rescue workers are still searching for the remaining one trapped.

    By Cui Meng in Qixia and Cui Fandi in Beijing | 2021/1/25 17:13:48
  • All 11 trapped miners who established contact with ground workers in E.China Shandong rescued after two weeks

    Rescuers have brought all eleven trapped miners who established contact with ground workers in a goldmine in Qixia, East China's Shandong Province, up to the ground as of 3:18 pm Sunday.

    By Cui Meng in Qixia and Cui Fandi in Beijing | 2021/1/24 13:50:06
  • NHC medical team arrives at Shandong goldmine to guide rescue

    Update on Shandong goldmine rescue: 11 trapped miners said via phone that 8 of them are in good condition, 2 in mild discomfort and 1 is in critical condition in a coma due to a head injury from the explosion. ...

    By Cui Meng in Qixia and Cui Fandi, Lin Xiaoyi in Beijing | 2021/1/19 20:01:16
  • Trapped miners in good condition as rescue continues in Shandong

    Rescuers contacted miners trapped underground in Qixia, East China's Shandong via phone on Tuesday, and confirmed that they were in good condition, according to the latest update from the on-site rescue command.

    By Cui Meng in Qixia and Cui Fandi in Beijing | 2021/1/19 18:52:10
  • Saving lives with the 120-hotline emergency nightshift crew

    From November 30 to December 28, 2020, 52,937 emergency vehicles were dispatched by Beijing Emergency Medical Center in total, equivalent to 78 vehicles every hour. "Don't be afraid, I'm here!" is what Yang Jie, a 37-year-old doctor, says every time ...

    By Cui Meng | 2021/1/10 23:55:32
  • A glimpse of China's maritime rescue force

    China's maritime rescue force consists of aircrews, rescue teams and divers. By the end of Nov 2020, the Beihai Rescue Bureau's ships had rescued 576 ships and 9,852 people. (Photos: Cui Meng/GT)

    By Cui Meng | 2020/12/21 19:31:15
  • 2020 National Ski Mountaineering Challenge Race kicks off in Hebei Province

    The 2020 National Ski Mountaineering competition kicks off at Wanlong Ski Resort in Chongli District of Zhangjiakou, north China's Hebei Province on Tuesday. As a top domestic ski event, it has attracted more than 100 athletes from more than 20 ...

    By Cui Meng | 2020/12/9 21:55:42
  • Global Times annual forum themed World Changes and Challenges under COVID-19 kicked off on Sat in Beijing

    The Global Times annual forum “World Changes and Challenges under COVID-19” kicked off on Sat in Beijing, with more than 100 scholars, academics and public opinion leaders gathering to review 2020 and forecast 2021.

    By Li Hao and Cui Meng | 2020/12/5 15:47:42
  • People commemorate 70th anniversary of CPV army in War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea

    Tourists visit the memorial hall commemorating the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea in Dandong, NE China's Liaoning Province on Fri. Although the allowed number of daily visitors has increased, reservations for the hall have been full recently.

    By Cui Meng | 2020/10/23 14:25:22
  • PLA soldiers commemorate the 70th anniversary of CPV army in War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea

    PLA Air Force soldiers stationed in Dandong, a Chinese city bordering North Korea, present flowers at a memorial hall on Fri as China commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers army entering the DPRK for the War to ...

    By Cui Meng | 2020/10/23 14:12:35
  • US consulate in Chengdu closes

    The US Consulate General in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province officially closed on Monday, following a decision the Chinese government was forced to make, as the Chinese consulate in Houston was abruptly demanded to close down last week.

    By Cui Meng in Chengdu, Chen Qingqing and Yang Sheng in Beijing | 2020/7/27 21:56:53
  • China takes over premises after closure of US consulate

    The US Consulate General in Chengdu was officially closed at 10 am on Monday, as required by the Chinese side. China's competent authorities then entered through the front entrance and took over the premises, China's foreign ministry said Monday. ...

    By Cui Meng in Chengdu, Liu Caiyu and Fan Anqi in Beijing | 2020/7/27 9:59:31
  • Chinese netizens hail closure of US Consulate in Chengdu

    Besides moving vehicles driving in and out of the US Consulate General in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, after Beijing's order to cease operations in retaliation for US' closure of China's Consulate General in Houston, not many people have been observed in ...

    By Cui Meng in Chengdu, Fan Anqi and Liu Caiyu in Beijing | 2020/7/26 20:00:40
  • Military race against clock before new round of rainfall further strains anti-flood efforts

    Some 24,000 People's Armed Police (PAP) and PLA troops have joined the efforts to combat floods in hard-hit East China's Jiangxi Province, where 6 million people have been impacted. The military are racing against the clock to repair and consolidate ...

    By Cui Meng in Poyang and Zhang Han in Beijing | 2020/7/14 18:28:40
  • A repeat of 1998 floods 'unlikely to happen'

    Chinese People's Armed Police and PLA soldiers are making their ways to the flood-hit areas to reinforce river banks and battle floods, as 433 rivers in the country, especially those along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze ...

    By Cui Meng in Poyang, Zhang Han and Xu Keyue in Beijing | 2020/7/13 21:43:40
  • GT photographer Cui Meng: Wuhan was an incredible dream

    I had been under medical observation for one week. The 86 days in Wuhan were like a dream, heart-wrenching but incredible.

    By Cui Meng | 2020/5/20 19:58:41
  • Flying high

    Members of a medical team sent to aid Central China's Hubei Province during the COVID-19 epidemic throw Liu Ying, an ICU head nurse, into the air on Sunday to celebrate a phased victory in the fight against the virus. The ...

    By Cui Meng | 2020/4/13 0:13:39
  • Time for celebration

    Members from the last medical support team from Wuhan's Leishenshan Hospital, about 200 medics from Shanghai and Guangdong, celebrate with each other before returning home on Thursday.

    By Cui Meng | 2020/4/10 0:23:41
  • Wuhan Yangtze River ferries whistle anew after 76-day silence

    At 6:30 am, on Wednesday, the first ferry departed Wuchang Zhonghua road wharf for Hankou Wuhanguan. Steams emanated from the vessel as its horn blew after a silence of 76 days. Though water transport resumed in this key transportation hub ...

    By Cui Meng | 2020/4/8 14:40:28
  • Wuhan police officers mourn COVID-19 victims

    At 10 am, April 4, Wuhan Qiaokou police station traffic brigade's officers mourn COVID-19 victims on Yangtze River Bridge (Photos: Cui Meng/GT)

    By Cui Meng | 2020/4/4 17:14:14
  • Beijing to welcome its triumphant medical support team returning from Wuhan

    After serving 65 days in the frontline Wuhan, the Beijing medical support team is ready to return, on Tuesday, after accomplishing their mission. Besides, 7,000 other medical workers will also depart from Wuhan for their respective hometowns on Tuesday. This ...

    By Cui Meng | 2020/3/31 18:10:22
  • Returning to normal

    People wearing masks stroll on Chuhehan Street, a shopping center in downtown Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province on Monday after 67 days of lockdown in the city due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The banner behind them proclaims “We are back.”

    By Cui Meng | 2020/3/31 0:58:40
  • China-EU freight transport resumes, carrying medical supplies to Europe

    A cargo freight train, X8015/6, departed from Wuhan, Hubei Province on Saturday, carrying 50 containers of supplies to Europe, signaling the resumption of China-EU freight transport. This is the first China-EU cargo freight train service after the city was locked ...

    By Cui Meng | 2020/3/28 16:50:15
  • A glimpse of Wuhan Central Hospital after police revokes Li Wenliang's reprimand order

    After a 42-day probe, China's top supervision body revealed the findings on Li Wenliang, a “whistleblower” doctor from Wuhan. Wuhan police were urged to revoke a reprimand order against Li and others for alleged rumormongering. (Photos: Cui Meng/GT)

    By Cui Meng | 2020/3/19 23:36:52
  • International Women's Day honors female medical staff in Wuhan

    Female medical personnel from Peking Union Medical College Hospital began International Women's Day at Wuhan Tongji Hospital's ICU amid the COVID-19 epidemic. (Photos: Cui Meng/GT)

    By Cui Meng | 2020/3/8 23:18:36
  • To save more lives, a cured COVID-19 patient in Wuhan donates plasma second time

    Xu Delong, a doctor of orthopedics department in Wuhan No.4 Hospital, infected with the COVID-19 when he received a patient in January. It is the second time that he donated plasma for other patients after he was cured. When talked ...

    By Cui Meng | 2020/3/5 0:14:13
  • Post-90s generation emerged main force within communities amid coronavirus battle

    Rao Yue, a post-90s community official, received a promotion during the coronavirus outbreak and is now in charge of a community in Wuhan's Jiang Han district. Rao's responsibilities include coordinating medical deliveries in quarantined areas. As Wuhan remains under strict ...

    By Cui Meng | 2020/2/21 0:35:10
  • Thoroughly disinfected

    A community service employee sprays disinfectant on a local resident on Wednesday in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, which is also the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. The city government has launched door-to-door visits of every household and imposed strict ...

    By Cui Meng | 2020/2/19 23:08:40
  • Ringing the alarm

    Zhang Jixian is considered the first doctor to report the novel coronavirus before its outbreak. She works as the director of respiratory and critical care medicine department of the Hubei Provincial Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine.

    By Fan Wei, Yang Cheng and Cui Meng in Wuhan | 2020/2/6 19:33:43
  • Guangzhou residents wearing masks visit a flower fair despite coronavirus impact

    Local residents wearing masks visit a flower fair in Tianhe, Guangzhou in South China's Guangdong Province on January 23 as a traditional an event for the Spring Festival celebrations despite the impact of the spread of novel Coronavirus.

    By Cui Meng | 2020/1/23 21:12:06
  • 2nd gold for China in military world games

    China bagged its second gold medal in the flying contest of aeronautical pentathlon at the 7th Military World Games in Wuhan on Saturday. Private Liao Weihua, navigator of the Chinese team, scored 3,500 points to rank first in the low ...

    By Cui Meng | 2019/10/20 0:25:37
  • The 7th CISM Military World Games opens in Wuhan on Friday

    Chinese President Xi Jinping declared the opening of the 7th Military World Games on Friday evening in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province.The quadrennial military gala, held in China for the first time, is set to usher in a new era ...

    By Cui Meng | 2019/10/19 0:08:33
  • China has won the opening game at FIBA World Cup

    China won the opening game at the home basketball Word Cup by defeating Coted'Ivoire 70-55 in Wukesong Arena in Beijing on Aug 31.Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2019/8/31 23:01:00
  • Safeguard Hong Kong assembly at Tamar Park in Hong Kong

    Safeguard Hong Kong assembly at Tamar Park in Hong Kong attracts over 476,000 Hongkongers in the rain on Saturday. The silent majority speaks out: no more violence, no more divergence, no more chaos!

    By Cui Meng from GT and Safeguard Hong Kong | 2019/8/17 23:04:46
  • Residents and visitors dance happily in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

    Residents and visitors dance happily at the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar and Pedestrian Street in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on July 4. Dance is an important part of people's life in Xinjiang.

    By Cui Meng | 2019/7/4 22:32:39
  • Qualifying session for F1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai

    F1 drivers compete in the qualifying session of the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday at the Shanghai International Circuit.

    By Cui Meng | 2019/4/13 19:38:04
  • Heroes' return

    People's Liberation Army soldiers hold the remains of 10 Chinese volunteer soldiers killed in the Korean War (1950-53) that were transferred from South Korea. The aircraft that carries the remains arrived at an airport in Shenyang, Northeastern China's Liaoning Province, ...

    By Cui Meng | 2019/4/3 22:48:40
  • Steam locomotives in Xinjiang become online sensation despite era being nearly over

    It never occurred to Li He, a 55-year-old steam locomotive driver who works in Sandaoling, Hami Prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, that the place where he had been working for 36 years had suddenly become wildly popular ...

    By Cui Meng in Hami, Xinjiang | 2019/3/10 15:27:01
  • Full concentration

    Khouloud Kamal Hijazi, a Lebanese policewoman, competes in the World Police Service Pistol Shooting Championship on Friday. The event began in Foshan, South China's Guangdong Province on Wednesday. Sixty-nine teams involving 256 police officers from 68 member countries and regions ...

    By Cui Meng | 2018/11/16 22:48:40
  • Future airmen

    Freshmen of the People's Liberation Army's Aviation University of the Air Force stare at their schoolmates' performance to usher in the new semester on Thursday.

    By Cui Meng | 2018/8/30 22:38:40
  • Skills test

    Chinese soldiers compete in the minefield event at the International Army Games 2018 in Korla, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on Thursday.

    By Cui Meng | 2018/8/2 22:28:41
  • Keeping the faith

    Survivors and relatives of those who died in a boat accident in Phuket, Thailand join Buddhist monks in prayer on Wednesday.

    By Cui Meng | 2018/7/11 22:11:46
  • Thai official apologizes for blaming travel firm, 3 Chinese still missing

    Thai Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan apologized for his previous remarks that blamed Chinese tour operators for the boat capsized last Thursday that killed at least 44 tourists.

    By Cui Meng in Phuket and Liu Caiyu in Beijing | 2018/7/10 22:33:40
  • More than 100 Chinese tourists cancel Phuket island tour after boat accident

    The tourist boat accident in Thailand's Phuket island, which killed 41 Chinese tourists, has sparked travel concerns to the country.

    By Cui Meng in Phuket and Xu Hailin in Beijing | 2018/7/9 22:27:09
  • Thai, Chinese rescuers continue search for missing tourists after tragic boat capsize

    Rescuers from Thailand and China set out to retrieve boat capsized in Phuket on July 8. Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2018/7/8 12:37:36
  • Xinjiang police deal with heavy workload protecting region from terrorism

    Deep into the night after the city has quieted down, police officers at the Liudaowan police station in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, are still on high alert.

    By Cui Meng and Chang Peng | 2018/3/25 17:28:40
  • Snapshots of the Chinese team in Monday's competition at the International Army Games 2017

    Snapshots of the Chinese team in Monday's competition at the International Army Games 2017

    By Cui Meng | 2017/7/31 23:53:13
  • Bear back home

    The US-born giant panda Baobao made its official Chinese debut on Friday after a month in quarantine at the Dujiangyan base of the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Southwest China's Sichuan Province

    By Cui Meng | 2017/3/24 23:58:39
  • Chinese resident offers free accommodation and food to fleeing Burmese in Wanding

    A 5-year-old Burmese girl plays in a warehouse in Wanding, Southwest China's Yunnan Province on Friday. Her mother and four of her siblings crossed the border river to enter Wanding where they met up with her father, whose employer offered ...

    By Cui Meng | 2016/11/25 21:43:23
  • Fleeing Burmese find safety in China

    Chinese residents in Manghai fly the Chinese flag on their roof to avoid unintended gunfire from Mong Ko, a border town in Myanmar, which has suffered from the conflict since Sunday. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2016/11/25 20:59:46
  • Xinjiang officials deny holding ordinary citizens' passports

    Sources from Xinjiang police denied that the government is holding ordinary citizens' passports, noting that the government only holds passports of those who are suspected of having links to terrorism.

    By Zhao Yusha and Cui Meng | 2016/11/25 20:18:39
  • Marathon frenzy

    Runners race out of the starting line of the 2016 Great Wall Marathon on Sunday in Huairou, Beijing. About 10,000 runners from 14 countries and regions took part in the race.

    By Cui Meng | 2016/10/16 23:28:39
  • Footballing dreams

    In the middle of the wilderness, this little township is passionate about football.

    By Cui Meng | 2016/8/10 23:08:39
  • Fast-breaking in Urumqi's Limin Alley, NW China's Xinjiang

    Limin Alley has for hundreds of years been a central fixture of downtown Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, merchants here prepare a cornucopia of tasty treats including fruits, roast meat and ...

    By Cui Meng | 2016/7/4 13:24:56
  • Muslims break fast during holy month of Ramadan in China's Xinjiang

    Muslims break their daily fast at a free fruit stand during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on June 24.

    By Cui Meng | 2016/6/25 13:40:33
  • Land of mine: How a villager on China's border with Vietnam is dismantling decades of landmines, one at a time

    While the army's mine-clearing operations continue after a 16 year break, some have taken it upon themselves to clear mines placed near the border by the Vietnamese and Chinese militaries.

    By Cui Meng | 2016/5/16 22:23:35
  • Kumamoto castle badly damaged by quake

    Photos from April 21 show the severe damage the earthquake in Japan has caused to Kumamoto Castle, one of the three most famous ancient castles in Japan.

    By Cui Meng | 2016/4/21 22:36:53
  • Search for the last missing person in Kumamoto

    A rescue team and members of Japan's Self Defense Forces search for a missing victim April 20 in Minamiaso, Kumamoto, after earthquakes struck Japan last week. Minamiaso is one of the most severely damaged areas, and suffered large-scale ...

    By Cui Meng | 2016/4/21 12:06:55
  • Scenes of strength: Japanese cope with Kumamoto earthquake aftermath

    People in the hardest-hit town of Mashiki continue to cope and support one another following the two deadly earthquakes that rocked Kumamoto prefecture in southern Japan last week. So far at least 44 people have been reported dead and more ...

    By Cui Meng | 2016/4/20 0:20:32
  • China grabs 3 more golds at FINA Diving World Series in Beijing

    Poor dives and below-par forms did not stop Chinese divers' winning streak when Shi Tingmao, Cao Yuan and Wang Han/Yang Hao continued to claim three titles on the second day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2016 in Beijing on ...

    By Cui Meng | 2016/3/13 16:23:56
  • Twins

    China's Cao Yuan (bottom) competes with teammate Qin Kai in the men's three-meter springboard sychro final during the FINA Diving World Series at the Water Cube in Beijing on Friday. The duo won the event with 442.74 points. China totaled ...

    By Cui Meng | 2016/3/12 0:48:05
  • Air on ice

    Sui Wenjing (top) and Han Cong of Team Harbin compete in the pairs free skating during the 13th Chinese National Winter Games in Urumqi, capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The duo, who won the title with 236.56 ...

    By Cui Meng | 2016/1/29 23:58:01
  • Perfect flow

    Yin Xu from Urumqi competes in the final of the men's halfpipe event in freestyle skiing at the National Winter Games on Thursday in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Yi won gold.

    By Cui Meng | 2016/1/28 23:28:01
  • Dazzling embrace

    Zhang Xuan (right) from Changchun celebrates with teammate Bi Ye after winning gold in the men's parallel slalom at the National Winter Games on Wednesday in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Bi won silver.

    By Cui Meng | 2016/1/27 23:33:01
  • Giant feat

    Niu Jiaqi from Jilin Province competes in the final of the women's parallel giant slalom at the National Winter Games on Tuesday in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Niu won gold of the event.

    By Cui Meng | 2016/1/26 23:23:01
  • Hanging tight

    Liu Jiayu of Team Harbin competes in the women's halfpipe snowboarding at the 13th Chinese National Winter Games on Friday in Fukang, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The 23-year-old, who missed 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics due to injury, won ...

    By Cui Meng | 2016/1/23 0:03:01
  • Head over heels

    Zhang Xin of Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, competes in the women's aerials event in freestyle skiing at the Chinese National Winter Games on Thursday in Fukang, Xinjiang. Zhang won gold in the event.

    By Cui Meng | 2016/1/21 23:58:01
  • Fire meets ice

    Tightrope walker Adili Wuxor sets fire to a sculpture of a snowflake during the opening ceremony of China's 13th National Winter Games on Wednesday in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. A total of 1,388 athletes will take part ...

    By Cui Meng | 2016/1/20 23:03:01
  • Muslims in Xinjiang celebrate Corban Festival

    On September 24, 2015, Muslims in Xinjiang celebrated the annual Corban Festival. Also known as Eid al-Adha and the Sacrifice Festival, it is an important traditional Islamic festival during which Muslims hold religious rites, slaughter livestock, and visit relatives and ...

    By Cui Meng | 2015/9/24 20:34:33
  • Chinese airforce puts on a colourful show for V-Day

    A KJ-500 airborne early-warning aircraft (AEW) flies above plumes of colored smoke.

    By Cui Meng | 2015/9/5 11:18:51
  • Battle of the sprinters

    Usian Bolt of Jamaica competes in the men's 200 meters heat during the IAAF World Championships on Tuesday at the Bird's Nest in Beijing. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2015/8/25 23:33:51
  • 2015 IAAF World Athletics Championships kicks off in Beijing

    The 2015 IAAF World Athletics Championships kicks off in Beijing, Capital of China, on August 22, 2015.

    By Cui Meng | 2015/8/22 21:54:17
  • Mourning the victims of the Tianjin blasts

    Crowds pray and hold vigils in front of Taida hospital and at a square for the victims of the Tianjin explosions on Sunday night. Passing vehicles honked their horns to pay homage. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2015/8/16 23:56:43
  • Tianjin's migrant workers hit hard by blast

    Notices of missing persons cover a blackboard at school in Tianjin on August 15 following Wednesday's explosion. The school in the Binhai New Area Development Zone has served as a temporary shelter for blast victims. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2015/8/16 19:26:30
  • Heroes of Tianjin: firefighters battle blasts on the frontlines

    Two blasts in Tianjin have left 44 people dead, including 12 firemen as of 1:15 pm on August 13.

    By Cui Meng | 2015/8/13 15:50:47
  • Gallery: Extent of Tianjin blast damage revealed

    At least 17 people were killed and more than 400 others were injured after two massive blasts rocked north China's port city of Tianjin late night of August 12.

    By Cui Meng | 2015/8/13 11:56:48
  • China's police dogs train to sniff out crime

    Police dogs of the No.8 Special Police Force detachment of the Xinjiang Urumqi Public Security Bureau help officers in tracking, bomb-sniffing and drug searches.

    By Cui Meng | 2015/8/3 18:07:59
  • Urumqi's Muslims celebrate Lesser Bairam

    To celebrate the Lesser Bairam Festival, over 3,000 Muslims gather for prayer in a square in front of the Khan Tenqri Temple in Urumqi, capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on July 18, 2015.

    By Cui Meng | 2015/7/19 0:16:20
  • The break fast club: Observing Ramadan in Xinjiang

    This year's Ramadan, a holy month for Islam, stretched from June 18 to July 17, during which Muslims are prohibited from eating, drinking alcohol, smoking and sexual intercourse from sunrise to sunset.

    By Cui Meng | 2015/7/16 16:08:16
  • Healing hands

    Members of the Rescue Team of Ramunion, a non-government rescue team from China, provide medical services to residents at Lamosangu village in Nepal on Saturday, a week after the devastating earthquake.

    By Cui Meng | 2015/5/4 0:58:01
  • Chinese civilian rescue teams find no survivors in collapsed Nepal building

    Members of the Blue Sky Rescue Team and Blue Leopard Rescue Team, China's civilian rescue teams, search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed four-storey building on April 29, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

    By Cui Meng | 2015/4/30 10:51:31
  • Chinese team conducts search for Nepal quake survivors

    A Chinese PLA team conducts rescue work at the rubble of a collapsed residential building after the devastating earthquake and aftershocks in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 29, 2015. The earthquake has caused 5,057 deaths and injured 10,915 as of April ...

    By Cui Meng | 2015/4/29 23:57:27
  • View of Myanmar troops trucked into Kokang

    A fire truck transports Myanmar government troops into Kokang, Myanmar on March 22. This photo was taken from across the Chinese border.

    By Cui Meng | 2015/3/22 19:09:07
  • Chinese armed police make midnight sweeps at Myanmar border

    Chinese border police patrol in armored vehicles at night on March 21 in Nansan, Yunnan Province.

    By Cui Meng | 2015/3/22 19:05:39
  • Trouble at the gates

    Trucks transporting supplies to Kokang line up at China's Nansan border gate in Lincang, Yunnan Province on March 21.

    By Cui Meng | 2015/3/22 18:57:33
  • Bittersweet escape from Kokang: refugee sugar cane farmers in China

    A Kokang sugar cane farmer can normally bring in up to 100,000 yuan ($16,120) a year. However, most of this year's harvest was either burnt by Myanmar government troops or abandoned as farmers fled to China. Kokang refugees are now ...

    By Cui Meng | 2015/3/22 17:23:45
  • Keeping watch

    A Chinese military helicopter patrols the airspace of Nansan township, Lincang,Yunnan Province on Thursday. The township sits on the China-Myanmar border and is close to the conflict-hit Kokang region in northern Myanmar. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2015/3/20 0:13:03
  • Myanmar refugees crowd makeshift camps across China's border

    Three children who fled from Kokang, Myanmar with their family play on a tractor in Lincang, Yunnan Province on March 18.

    By Cui Meng | 2015/3/19 20:41:51
  • Racy runners

    Runners take part in the Undie Run at the Beijing Olympic Forest Park on Sunday. More than 100 people joined in the 3.5-kilometer fun run wearing skimpy costumes or undies.

    By Cui Meng | 2015/3/2 20:43:01
  • Scantily-clad runners in Beijing Undie Run

    Now in its fourth year, hundreds of runners clad in various costumes took part in the 3.5-kilometer-long race at the Olympic Forest Park. Organizers said they aimed to advocate healthy living.

    By Cui Meng | 2015/3/1 19:33:28
  • High flyer

    Chinese skier Qi Guangpu competes during the team event of the Inter­national Ski Federation Freestyle Aerials Ski World Cup in Beijing on Sunday. Qi, Jia Zongyang and Xu Mengtao claimed gold in the event for China. Russia and Belarus won ...

    By Cui Meng | 2014/12/21 23:38:01
  • Aerial excitement

    China's August 1st Aerobatics Team performs with J-10 fighters at the 10th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, on November 11.

    By Cui Meng | 2014/11/12 11:36:13
  • Team Brazil defeats Argentina 2:0 at friendly match in Beijing

    Team Brazil celebrate victory after a friendly match against Argentina at 2:0 in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 11, 2014.

    By Cui Meng | 2014/10/12 16:37:14
  • Brazil gear up

    Brazil's players (from left) Robinho, Kaka and Oscar practice in a training session on Friday ahead of the 2014 Superclasico de las Americas, against Argentina, in Beijing.

    By Cui Meng | 2014/10/11 1:03:01
  • Tennis champ Li Na tearfully announces retirement, ending 15-year career

    Famed Chinese tennis star Li Na formally announces her retirement due to knee injuries at a press conference in Beijing on September 21, 2014. During her 15-year career, Li won two Grand Slam titles, making her the first-ever Asian to ...

    By Cui Meng | 2014/9/21 18:31:22
  • Tough run

    Runners compete in the Beijing Mountain Marathon on Sunday at Beijing Xishan National Forest Park in Beijing.

    By Cui Meng | 2014/9/14 23:28:01
  • Thousands of runners take to the trails in Beijing Mountain Marathon

    Runners compete in the 2014 Beijing Mountain Marathon on September 14 at Beijing Xishan National Forest Park in Beijing.

    By Cui Meng | 2014/9/14 20:28:27
  • Birthday treat

    Hannah Moore of the US competes in the women's 400m freestyle final on August 22, also her birthday, at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing of East China's Jiangsu Province.

    By Cui Meng | 2014/8/22 22:30:30
  • Magyar triumph

    Tamas Kenderesi of Hungary competes during the men's 200m butterfly final at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing of East China's Jiangsu Province on August 22.

    By Cui Meng | 2014/8/22 22:27:12
  • Mixing it up

    He Yun of China swims breaststroke during the mixed 4X100m medley relay final at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province on August 22.

    By Cui Meng | 2014/8/22 22:24:49
  • French delight

    French rugby sevens players celebrate their victory over Argentina after the final match of the boys' rugby sevens competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province on Wednesday. France claimed gold after a 45-22 victory. ...

    By Cui Meng | 2014/8/20 23:48:01
  • Aussies win women's sevens gold at Youth Olympic Games

    Australia took the crown for women's sevens rugby at the Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday in Nanjing. The Australians clobbered Canada 38:10. Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2014/8/20 19:31:18
  • Hanging in there

    China's Ma Yue performs during the men's all-round final of artistic gymnastics at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing on Tuesday. He finished fifth. Great Britain's Giarnni Regini-Moran won gold in the event. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2014/8/19 23:43:01
  • Slam dunk

    China plays Uruguay during the second round of men's 3-on-3 basketball event at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing on Monday. China beat Uruguay 21:11 in the group-stage match. Photos: Cui Meng/GT

    By Cui Meng | 2014/8/18 22:25:52
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