China’s new manned spacecraft reaches launch center

Friday, July 7, 2017

China’s new manned spacecraft Shenzhou-10, scheduled to blast off in early June this year, was delivered to the launch center in Jiuquan, Gansu province, on Sunday after passing pre-delivery tests, China’s manned space program announced.The rocket which will carry it is undergoing various pre-delivery preparations.Shenzhou-10 will operate both automated and manual space docking with target […]

Calligrapher ready for Chinese Language Day

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Zhang Xuguang (right) teaches Chinese calligraphy to staff of the United Nations. Provided to China DailyA winding path through thick trees leads to a clearing with a villa. It is an unusual scene in the middle of a modern metropolis. Calligrapher and educator Zhang Xuguang, 59, considers his 2,000-square-meter studio hidden beside a busy road […]

New Arrival: New Volkswagen Sagitar

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The new Volkswagen compact sedan was officially launched last week. The new Volkswagen compact sedan, made by the Sino-German joint venture FAW Volkswagen, was officially launched last week, and retails for between 131,800 and 185,800 yuan ($21,343 – 30,087). The new Sagitar is equipped with Volkswagen’s latest, smaller, EA211 engine, which has two options – […]

2014 deadliest year in Iraq for civilians since 2006-7 bloodshed

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

An explosion is seen during a car bomb attack at a rally held by Shi’ite political organisation Asaib Ahl Haq (League of the Righteous) in Baghdad, in this April 25, 2014 file photo.BAGHDAD – Violence in Iraq in 2014 killed at least 12,282 civilians, making it the deadliest year since the sectarian bloodshed of 2006-07, […]

Hikvision boosts Hangzhou’s security

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Automatic algorithms allow timely analysis and efficient responseSecurity data technology is helping Hangzhou become a safer and more intelligent city, said a top executive of Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd, a video surveillance product supplier in China that has provided security solutions to major international events in China and overseas. “Security data and cloud […]

Man scaling Trump Tower in New York City pulled inside by police

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A man climbs the outside of Trump Tower in New York, US, August 10, 2016.NEW YORK – A man who scaled the Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday for more than two hours using what looked like suction cups and a climbing harness was pulled inside through a window by police who had tried […]

Messi scores 300th league goal as Barca win in Gijon

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

MADRID – FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique enjoyed a happy return to his hometown and the club where he began his career as his side beat Sporting Gijon 3-1 to open up a gap at the top of the BBVA Primera Liga on Wednesday. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi reacts during match. Barca had the ‘game in […]

Federer in action on opening day of US Open

Monday, July 3, 2017

Switzerland’s Roger Federer (L) and Serena Williams of the US participate in Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day ahead of the 2012 US Open tennis tournament in New York August 25, 2012. NEW YORK – Roger Federer looks to cap an “incredible” season when he launches his bid for a sixth US Open title against American Donald […]

Colors of life

Monday, July 3, 2017

The foam on top of the coffee cup was bright yellow, the fragrance intoxicating.The idea of making a latte with turmeric is a modern twist, but the spice itself is centuries old, a prized commodity on the ancient Silk Road.It was hearing about the turmeric latte, in fact, that lured me back for a meal […]

Germany’s game is China’s gain

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Eintracht Frankfurt spearheading drive for national academy program Yang Chen in action for Frankfurt in the late 1990s. The German club hopes its soccer program will produce more Chinese players to follow in Yang’s footsteps. China’s soccer drive is set to rev up a gear with the help of some precision German engineering. Bundesliga club […]

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