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Braille standards
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
China has released official standards for sign languages and braille that will go into effect on July 1, the China Disabled Persons’ Federation said yesterday.
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An efficient makeover for pesticide
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Chinese scientists have developed a light-responsive controlled-release pesticide that can increase efficiency and is more environmental-friendly.
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Keeping the opera spirit alive
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Primary school children perform the monkey king at the Hongshan Sports Center in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province, yesterday. Around 50 traditional Chinese operas were performed on stage at the center, with performers ranging from kindergartens...
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Scientists plan record laser-ranging test
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
CHINESE scientists are to conduct a laser-ranging test between the relay satellite of the Chang’e-4 lunar probe and an observatory on the ground, which might help lay the foundation for space-based gravitational
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Satellite to explore Moon’s far side
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
CHINA launched a relay satellite early yesterday to set up a communication link between Earth and the planned Chang’e-4 lunar probe that will explore the Moon’s mysterious far side. The satellite was
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Chinese salamanders facing near extinction
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
THE world’s largest amphibians, Chinese giant salamanders, were once thought to be widespread but now face imminent extinction due to illegal poaching and hunting as a luxury food, researchers said yesterday. “The
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Herders get new life with chickens
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Every morning, Huhtuyaa is woken up by his roosters’ crowing, but he was not so comfortable with the sound 13 years ago when his family abandoned grazing and started to raise chickens.
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Magnate proud of his museum exhibits
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Xia Xicheng has put a lot of money into his museum, but to him, the treasures it holds are priceless.
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Ancient Jaw harps unearthed in Shaanxi
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
A COLLECTION of ancient jaw harps dating back some 4,000 years ago were unearthed in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, archeologists announced yesterday.
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Beijing good air days
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Beijing saw better air quality and more “good air” days in the first four months of this year, the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau said yesterday.
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Residents relocated
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
More than 800 residents have been temporarily relocated as torrential rain lashed central China’s Henan Province, authorities said yesterday.
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Poisoning hits 87
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Eighty-seven people fell ill from suspected food poisoning on Sunday at a villager’s home in Wushan, a county in southwest China’s Chongqing City, authorities said.
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Curry fires Warriors past Rockets
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
STEPHEN Curry hit seven straight shots, including a pair of 3-pointers, in a third-quarter flurry on Sunday night that broke open a competitive game and sent the Golden State Warriors to a 126-85 blowout
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Nadal back at No. 1 ahead of 11th French Open bid
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
RAFAEL Nadal returned to the top of the world rankings yesterday after winning his eighth Italian Open title at the weekend to confirm once more his status as the king of the claycourt. Sunday’s 6-1,
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Wise claims maiden PGA Tour win at 21
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
South African-born American Aaron Wise became the youngest winner on the PGA Tour in more than a year when he clinched a three-shot victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson on Sunday. The 21-year-old, playing
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Ariya makes it 15 different winners from 15 events
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Ariya Jutanugarn made it 15 different winners in 15 events on the LPGA Tour this year when she triumphed in a three-way playoff at the Kingsmill Championship in Virginia on Sunday.
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Vegas into Stanley finals
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
The Vegas Golden Knights moved within sight of making National Hockey League history on Sunday, completing a 4-1 series victory over the Winnipeg Jets to become the first expansion team in 50 years to
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Snubbed Nainggolan ends Belgium career
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
RADJA Nainggolan ended his international career yesterday after Belgium coach Roberto Martinez left the AS Roma midfielder out of his squad for next month’s World Cup in Russia. Despite past clashes
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Emotional sendoffs for Spain duo
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
BARCELONA captain Andres Iniesta lifted a ninth Liga title after his side beat Real Sociedad 1-0 on Sunday in an emotional final game for the midfielder at the Nou Camp while Fernando Torres scored twice
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Sarri may quit Napoli
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
COACH Maurizio Sarri is still uncertain if he will stay at Napoli after leading it to second place in Serie A with a club-record points haul. “It’s a complicated situation,” he said after his team beat
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China and US reach consensus on economic and trade issues
Sun, 20 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
China and the United States have issued a joint statement on economic and trade consultations, vowing not to launch a trade war against each other.
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Guideline published to motivate officials
Sun, 20 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
The General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee yesterday published a guideline to promote competent officials, encourage their initiative and improve their welfare. The central
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Xi promises battle against pollution
Sun, 20 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
CHINESE President Xi Jinping said the country will fight a good battle against pollution and push ecological civilization to a new level during a tone-setting meeting on environmental protection. China
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Chinese tourists set to continue global sojourns
Sun, 20 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
The island of Islay in Scotland is likely to receive more tourists from China, though it has few famous museums or luxury shopping centers.
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More China’s elderly look for extra care
Sun, 20 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Some 15.3 percent of China’s elderly reported a need for additional care, said a recently released report on the living condition of the country’s senior citizens.
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Porcelain goes on show after 1,200 years
Wed, 16 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
A collection of 1,200-year-old Chinese porcelain returned from Germany went on public display in a museum in Changsha, capital of central Hunan Province, on Tuesday.
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Chinese startup launches rocket
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
A suborbital rocket was launched into space yesterday by a startup in China’s burgeoning commercial aeronautics industry, as private firms snap at the heels of their dominant American rivals. OneSpace,
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Shanghai to host 1st LPGA event
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
SHANGHAI will host its first LPGA event — the Buick LPGA Shanghai — at Qizhong Garden Golf Club on October 18-21, organizes announced yesterday. As the first edition of a five-year deal, the tournament
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Buffon calls time on 17-year Juve stint
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
ITALY’S talismanic goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, considered by many to be the greatest-ever in his position, will play his last match for Juventus after 17 years at the club when it hosts Hellas Verona
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Tuchel: rule-breaking coach and innovator
Sat, 19 May 2018 18:00:00 +0200
THOMAS Tuchel arrives at Paris Saint-Germain with a reputation as a brilliant tactician, albeit with a difficult side. Paris Saint-Germain hired the former Borussia Dortmund coach a day after the outgoing
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Pass the salt
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
An aerial view of the Daqinghe salt flat in Tangshan, north Hebei Province, yesterday. Located on the northern shore of the Bohai Sea, the area has been a salt producer since ancient times. From March to June every year, the area is in a golden season...
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Desert sand and stones inspire artworks
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Stone and sand that have survived thousands of years of wind and rain in northwest China are now showing a new value: materials for collage.
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Wild birds seized
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Beijing forestry police have confiscated a total of 418 wild birds in a campaign targeting illegal hunting and trading of wild birds across the capital city.
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Planes pass review
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Sichuan Airlines has carried out an inspection of its aircraft that are the same model as the one forced to land after its right-side cockpit window broke on Monday.
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7 die in rainstorms
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Seven people were killed and one was injured after a heavy rain and hail hit Minxian County of Dingxi City in northwest Gansu Province on Wednesday evening.
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Apology over WCup manual
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
THE head of the Argentine Football Association has apologized for the publication of a World Cup manual that included advice on how to woo Russian women. The advice — condemned as sexist — was part of
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Liu wins US Women’s Open qualifier in Shanghai
Wed, 16 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Two rounds of par golf proved just enough for rookie pro Liu Yiyi to book her “golden ticket” to the upcoming US Women’s Open as the Shaanxi teenager claimed the lone spot on offer at the China sectional
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Veteran Olympic champion eyeing 2020 Tokyo Games
Fri, 18 May 2018 18:00:00 +0200
VETERAN US sprinter Justin Gatlin reveals he is still hungry for glory and has his sights firmly set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The 36-year-old reigning 100-meter World Champion was in Shanghai
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Buses help revive rural business and boost revenue from tourism
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Xiao Feng used to ride a bike from her town to visit friends in nearby villages.
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Steel mill accident
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Fifteen workers were injured by molten steel in a steel mill accident in central Henan Province yesterday.
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2 out of 3 will live in cities by 2050
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Two thirds of people in the world will be living in cities by 2050, and the boom will be concentrated in three countries — India, China and Nigeria, according to United Nations estimates.
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China sets out its position in Washington trade talks
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
CHINA hopes for positive and constructive outcomes from the Sino-American economic and trade consultations, the Ministry of Commerce said yesterday. “We hope that the two sides can meet each other halfway,
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Online in a tizzy over whether it’s Yanny or Laurel
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
An audio snippet with just two syllables has ignited an online meltdown, dividing social media users into staunchly opposed camps: do you hear “Yanny” or “Laurel?
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Rockets rock to level Western finals with Warriors
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
THE Houston Rockets ramped up the intensity on Wednesday, powering past the NBA champions Golden State Warriors 127-105 to level their Western Conference finals series at one game apiece. Houston’s Most
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Budenholzer for Bucks
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
MIKE Budenholzer and the Milwaukee Bucks have reached an agreement to make him the franchise’s next head coach, according to multiple reports. ESPN reported on Tuesday that Budenholzer, the front-runner
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Halep on track to retain No. 1 ranking
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
SIMONA Halep boosted her bid to retain her world No. 1 ranking as the top seed advanced to the quarterfinals of the Italian Open after American Madison Keys withdrew injured yesterday. The Romanian,
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Griezmann won’t talk about his future at Atletico
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone spoke with an air of resignation when asked if the club can stop Antoine Griezmann from leaving. The France striker’s stock rose higher when he scored two expert goals
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Xi welcomes friendship visit from DPRK
Wed, 16 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
President Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, met a friendship visiting group of the Workers’ Party of Korea of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
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Didi acts in wake of passenger’s killing
Wed, 16 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
CHINA’S biggest ride-sharing company, Didi Chuxing, will make daily facial recognition checks mandatory for all drivers, as it looks to win back trust after a female passenger allegedly killed by a Didi
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Wild panda cubs spotted
Wed, 16 May 2018 18:01:00 +0200
Wildlife monitoring cameras have captured a pair of wild panda cubs in a natural reserve in an earthquake-hit region of southwest Sichuan Province.
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