China

Railway trips expected to rise as Spring Festival holiday comes to an end

Some 10.6 million passenger trips are expected to be made on China's railway network on the 6th day of the Spring Festival holiday, up from 9.5 million trips the previous day and by 8.3 percent year on year.

10 killed in road accident in E China

Ten people were killed after an overloaded passenger vehicle skidded off the road in east China's Jiangxi Province Tuesday morning, local authorities said.

40 percent rise in Chinese visitors to Scotland

Scotland's been making an impact on Chinese social media, and visitor numbers are through the roof.

NBA player apologizes for slur in Chinese New Year’s video

NBA player JJ Redick has gone to Twitter to offer an apology after a video was posted online with him using a derogatory term toward Chinese people.

Over 210 mln Chinese walk for health during Tencent holiday campaign

About one seventh of the Chinese population participated in tech giant Tencent's campaign to encourage walking during the Spring Festival holiday, according to the company.

Australian Prime Minister sends wishes to celebrate Chinese New Year

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull posted a video on Twitter on Feb. 18, wishing everyone a happy Chinese New Year. 

Xi's special envoy to attend closing ceremony of Winter Olympics

Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy Liu Yandong will attend the closing ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the Republic of Korea (ROK) on Feb. 25.

Chinese artisans to repair damaged terracotta warrior in US

​Officials from the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center are sending two professionals to Philadelphia to restore a terracotta warrior statue which had its thumb broken off and stolen in December.
 

Railway's holiday 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.

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.

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.
 

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 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. 

Animal rescue base in Xi'an

​This animal rescue base in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province has helped hundreds of pets to find homes over the past 13 years. 

Lunar New Year greetings from panda cubs in Sichuan, China

17 pandas showed up at the photo-op at Wolong Shenshuping Base. All of them were born at China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas in 2017. 

Fire put out in Jokhang Temple in China's Tibet

A fire in part of Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, was put out Saturday evening, according to the official WeChat account of Tibet Daily.

Spring Festival travel rush attracts foreign volunteers

​At Zhengzhou East station, in the capital of Henan Province, an alarm buzzed after a woman inserted her train ticket into the ticket check machine.

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