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Qinghai to host Yellow River Crossing Challenge

Qinghai to host Yellow River Crossing Challenge

A total of 345 swimmers from 12 countries and regions will attempt to swim across the Yellow River on Saturday in an annual challenge held in northwest China’s Qinghai Province.…

Chinese submersible begins first dive in Mariana Trench to attempt national record

Chinese submersible begins first dive in Mariana Trench to attempt national record

China’s manned submersible, Jiaolong, made its first dive in the Mariana Trench on Friday, as part of a bid to attempt the country’s deepest-ever 7,000-meter manned dive. The dive, which…

China responds to criticism from U.S. at WTO

China responds to criticism from U.S. at WTO

China rejected criticism from U.S. in the review of its trade policy in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and took the opportunity to suggest that many of Washington’s accusations were…

FM spokesman denies bias against foreign investors

A Foreign Ministry spokesman on Thursday denied that discrimination existed in China against foreign enterprises operating in the country. Foreign enterprises have been treated favorably rather than with discrimination over…

China restores monastery murals in Jokhang Temple

China restores monastery murals in Jokhang Temple

Murals in the Jokhang Temple (大昭寺) in the Tibet autonomous region’s capital of Lhasa are currently undergoing the most extensive restoration in their 1,300-year existence, according to local cultural relic…

State Oceanic Administration: Chinese nuclear power plants face risk of tsunami

State Oceanic Administration: Chinese nuclear power plants face risk of tsunami

June 13, in a report published today, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) warned nuclear power plants the risk of tsunami. In China Ocean Development Report (2012) the SOA pointed out…

China bans catering business from using nitrite as food additive

China’s health departments have banned catering businesses from adding nitrite salts to processed meats. The Ministry of Health and State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) jointly announced the decision Tuesday,…

Straw burning shrouds central China provinces

Straw burning shrouds central China provinces

Grey haze was reported over a vast portion of central China on Tuesday, and is believed to have been caused by farmers burning straw. According to local environmental protection authorities,…

Chemical plant explodes in Liaoning

An chemical plant in northeast China’s Liaoning province exploded Tuesday afternoon, local fire department said. The explosion occurred at 4:30 p.m. at the Wangjiao Chemical Plant in the Yuhong district…

One of two Chinese female astronauts to join Shenzhou-9 mission

One of two Chinese female astronauts to join Shenzhou-9 mission

One of the two female astronauts, Liu Yang (刘洋) and Wang Yaping (王亚平), from the Wuhan Flight Unit, will join Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft docking mission with Tiangong-1 spacecraft in mid-June.…