Tourism revenue up 9.7 pct on lunar New Year's Day

China's tourism revenue rose on the first day of lunar Chinese New Year, reaching 83.4 billion yuan (13 billion U.S. dollars), up 9.7 percent from last year.

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Grand celebrations of Chinese Year of Dog held in Sweden

Grand celebrations have been held in Stockholm and elsewhere in Sweden to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog.

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.

Confident Jin sets China's best result in Olympic men's singles figure skating

​China's Jin Boyang was ranked fourth on Saturday to set a best result for the country in men's singles figure skating at Winter Olympic Games.

17 Chinese tourists injured, Thai driver killed in bus accident in S. Thailand

​A Thai driver has been killed and 17 Chinese tourists have been injured in a tour bus accident in southern Thai province of Phang Nga.

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits Mexico

​A powerful earthquake has shaken southern Mexico on Friday afternoon as people fled out of buildings in capital Mexico City when the ground was shaking.

China makes skeleton debut at Winter Olympics

Geng Wenqiang has become the first Chinese athlete to compete in the skeleton at the Winter Olympics, finishing in 13th place.

Sydney launches red hot start to Chinese New Year

The Sydney Harbour Bridge, decked out in auspicious red and a glowing eight-meter-tall guard dog, unleashed the start of the biggest celebrations of the Lunar New Year outside Asia on Friday evening.

Nasdaq special opening bell celebrates Chinese New Year

The Nasdaq stock exchange has marked the Chinese Lunar New Year on Friday with a special bell ringing ceremony to kick off the day's trading. 

Nigerian president condemns attack in northern village

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Friday strongly condemned the massacre of innocent persons in northwest Birane village of Zamfara State.

Celebration for Chinese Spring Festival kicks off in Osaka in western Japan

A three-day celebration for the Chinese Spring Festival kicked off in Osaka in western Japan on Friday, the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year.

Temple fair at Ditan Park in Beijing

Chinese performers dressed in traditional costume rehearse for the temple fair at Ditan Park in Beijing on Friday. The performers reenact the imperial sacrifice dating from the Qing Dynasty for the worship of the Earth and to pray for a good New Year harvest. 

Zhang Xin claims China's third silver at PyeongChang Olympics

Zhang Xin won the third silver for China at 2018 PyeongChang Olymic Games after taking the second place of the women's freestyle skiing aerial at Phoenix Snow Park here on Friday. 

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