Railway's passenger numbers expected to continue to rise

Railway passenger numbers continued to rise on Monday, the fifth day of a week-long Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, according to the China Railway Corporation.

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Racing pigeon demand pushes prices to new records

The growing demand for racing pigeons among China's wealthy is said to be pushing up prices for the birds to new records, according to a report in the UK's Financial Times.

Magnitude-6.0 quake strikes southern Mexico

​A magnitude-6.0 quake struck 43 km east of Mexico's southern Oaxaca state at a depth of 10 km at 0656 GMT, the country's National Seismological Service reported early Monday. 

Fake wildlife dinner leads to jail

​A person who put photos of what appeared to be a dinner featuring protected wildlife in China has been detained for five days in Hunan's capital, Changsha, reports Beijing Youth Daily.
 

Team LeBron edges Team Stephen 148-145 in All-Star Game

LeBron James scored 29 points and won his third All-Star Game MVP award while his hand-picked team rallied to win an uncommonly entertaining showcase, beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday night.

London Welcomes Year of the Dog

Thousands of people lined the streets of London to welcome the Year of the Dog at the European city's annual Chinese New Year celebration.

Chinese Children and Parents in Stockholm celebrate Year of the Dog

Over 600 Chinese children and parents attended a grand celebration of the Chinese Spring Festival at Solna High School near Stockholm.

Chinese FM offers condolences over air crash in Iran

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday offered condolences to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif over the crash of an Iranian passenger plane earlier in the day, in which all the 66 people aboard were killed.

Chinese Film Festival in Myanmar Promotes Mutual Understanding

The Lunar New Year saw the start of a week-long festival in Myanmar celebrating Chinese film. The new festival features four Chinese films that have been dubbed into the Myanmar language.

Panda pair unveiled in Finland

Two giant pandas on loan from China were unveiled at Ähtäri Zoo in central Finland Saturday after a month-long quarantine. The zoo is organizing an official opening ceremony for the pandas at the beginning of March.

China reiterates non-first-use principle of nuclear weapon

​A Chinese diplomat said that China is committed to the principle of non-first-use of nuclear weapon, expressing concerns about the danger of nuclear development at present at the Munich Security Conference. 

UK Prime Minister sends best wishes for Chinese New Year

​In a video filmed during Theresa May's recent state visit to China, the Prime Minister sends her best wishes to all in the UK and in China.

New BBC crime drama coming to Chinese screens

A hit BBC crime drama will be broadcast in China following the signing of a licence agreement.

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