CHINESE ASTRONAUTS PREPARE TO LEAVE TIANGONG-2

Two Chinese astronauts are preparing to depart the Tiangong-2 space lab for the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft, which is ready to return to Earth on Nov. 18. Tiangong-2 will be vacated, left to operate independently. To ensure a safe landing, air and ground teams have been performing search and rescue exercises in China’s northern Inner Mongolia Autonomous … Continue reading CHINESE ASTRONAUTS PREPARE TO LEAVE TIANGONG-2

Stellar Road Runner: Fastest-Orbiting ‘Super-Earth’ Planet Ever Discovered

The Kepler telescope, which has already helped discover some 2,300 exoplanets during its K2 planet-hunting mission, has been instrumental in identifying arguably the fastest-orbiting planet ever discovered. A day on Earth, the time it takes for an Earth to conduct a full revolution, lasts 24 hours, roughly speaking, and a year on Earth takes 365 … Continue reading Stellar Road Runner: Fastest-Orbiting ‘Super-Earth’ Planet Ever Discovered

7 million Chinese tourists will travel abroad this Spring Festival

Chinese tourists visiting the ruis of Ephesus in Turkey. (Photo/China.com.cn) Chinese people will make about 7 million trips to 90 countries and regions during the upcoming Spring Festival, according to statistics released by travel services providers, Xinhua reported on Jan. 20. According to online travel agency Ctrip, there are two main categories of overseas tourists … Continue reading 7 million Chinese tourists will travel abroad this Spring Festival

AIIB approves 7 new applications, expands membership to 77

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced Saturday that itsmembership has been expanded to 77 after its Board of Governors approved newapplications from seven countries. Jin Liqun, AIIB president, said that three of the new members are “regional” — Bahrain,Cyprus, and Samoa. The other four are non-regional prospective members, namelyBolivia, Chile, Greece and Romania. The … Continue reading AIIB approves 7 new applications, expands membership to 77

CHINA TO FACE KINDERGARTEN SHORTAGE IN 2-CHILD ERA: SURVEY

China’s implementation of a universal two-child policy will impose higher requirements on early education resources, resulting in a possible shortage of kindergarten spots,according to a survey by China Youth Daily. The survey estimates that kindergartens will be 110,000 spaces short of demand by 2021. According to the survey, the two-child policy cannot reverse falling birthrate … Continue reading CHINA TO FACE KINDERGARTEN SHORTAGE IN 2-CHILD ERA: SURVEY

BEIJING TO REDUCE PM2.5 DENSITY BY 30 PCT

BEIJING, Nov. 9 — Beijing government has vowed that by 2020 the city’s annual average density of the fine particulate matter PM2.5 will have decreased by 30 percent. According to the city’s environmental protection plan for the 2016-2020 period, which was approved Tuesday, the average concentration of PM2.5 will be around 56 micrograms per cubic … Continue reading BEIJING TO REDUCE PM2.5 DENSITY BY 30 PCT

Political meetings offer glimpse into China’s achievements in human rights development

A worker is producing photovoltaic parts at a factory in Jiujiang, eastern China’s Jiangxi province. The factory has helped build 217 power stations to reduce poverty, increasing income for 2,860 impoverished households. (Photo by CFP) As China’s human rights development has become a focus on the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council in … Continue reading Political meetings offer glimpse into China’s achievements in human rights development

China’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile expected to be deployed next year

(File photo) China’s intercontinental ballistic missile DF-41 is expected to be deployed in early 2018, said military expert Yang Chengjun on a TV program broadcasted on China Central Television (CCTV) on Nov. 26. According to military experts, no failure has occurred during the test launches of DF-41, and the success rates of the US and … Continue reading China’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile expected to be deployed next year

Whole new “two sessions” attracts global attention

As 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up, the whole new “two sessions”, the country’s top legislature and advisory body to be convened this March, will not only give direction to China’s future development, but also become a window for the world to know more about the country. New faces Over 2,200, … Continue reading Whole new “two sessions” attracts global attention