Located beneath a disused gypsum mine in the Austrian town of Hinterbruhl, the Seegrotte is a series of underground canals that make up Europe’s largest subterranean lake and was created by the same flood that shut down the mine.
When Wu Dajing slid past the finish line at Gangneung Ice Arena in 39.584 seconds, breaking the men's 500 meters short track world record for the second time in the day, the whole arena burst into applause and cheers.
Chinese researchers recently designed more efficient semiconductor chips, paving the way for realizing full quantum-logic operations in semiconductor multiqubit systems.
Wu Dajing of China celebrates victory after men's 500m final of short track speed skating at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena, Gangneung, South Korea, Feb. 22, 2018. Wu Dajing claimed gold medal in a time of 0:39.584 and set new world record.
Chinese scientists have identified the secret of bats that harbor highly pathogenic viruses like Ebola, Marburg and SARS coronavirus but do not show clinical signs of disease.
The country is planning to build a national parks system to promote ecological harmony.
The launch of the Ladybeetle satellite project signals a step change for the national commercial aerospace industry, Chinese technology analysts said Thursday.
Chinese stocks rallied on Thursday amid positive trading sentiment buoyed by robust tourism and consumption data over the Lunar New Year holiday and stabilizing global equity markets following previous steep selloffs.
An international team has drawn on surprising genetic and archeological evidence to show that Przewalski's horse, previously believed to be the last wild equine in the world, actually descends from horses once domesticated by humans.
Packages for express delivery goods in China are expected to be thinner and more recyclable to reduce environmental stress, according to a new national standard.
U.S. fast food chain McDonald announced Thursday it will distribute 20 million packets of limited Szechuan sauce next week and apologized for last year's promotion that arose fans riots.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Thursday condemned the ongoing U.S.-Japan joint war drills as a dangerous provocation.
A leading Irish beef supplier announced on Thursday that it has signed a 50-million-euro (61.6 million U.S. dollars) contract to supply beef to China's mainland and Taiwan.
A documentary series called If National Treasures Could Talk is making waves with its bite-sized episodes helping viewers to learn more about China's rich history.
More than a thousand visitors made a beeline to the city’s urban planning exhibition hall every day during the latter part of the seven-day Spring Festival holiday, mainly for an exhibition about the city's newly approved master plan for 2035.
The number of domestic trips by tourists hit a record high of 386 million, a year-on-year increase of 12.1 percent, during the seven-day Spring Festival holiday, according to a report released on Wednesday by the China National Tourism Administration.
The Preliminary Hearing of the case of Chinese comedian Zhou Libo, who is facing weapon and drug charges, will be held on March 15, 2018, a judge announced on Thursday.
China UnionPay, the country's sole bank card network operator, said Thursday that transactions surged to a record high during the week-long Spring Festival holiday as card holders went on a spending spree.
Algerian Minister of Tourism and Handcrafts Hassan Mermouri on Thursday said his country is seeking to attract more Chinese tourists by easing the visa issuing procedures.
Huawei Spain, the arm of the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, has been certified as a Top Employer 2018, by the Top Employers Institute, the company confirmed in a press communique on Thursday.
More than 4 million tourists visited Shanghai over the seven-day Spring Festival holiday, with Yuyuan Garden, watertowns, and Shanghai Disney Resort among the most popular attractions.
Singapore looks forward to participating in the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE) and hopes that the companies will take full advantage of the opportunities in an increasingly open Chinese market, through the CIIE platform, said an official on Thursday.
Airlines are cashing in after thick fog over Hainan Province left many Spring Festival holiday travelers stranded on the island.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signaled an openness to raising the minimum age to buy some kinds of guns and tightening background checks, as the Florida school shooting prompted a public outcry for action.
China on Thursday marked the 170th anniversary of the publication of the Communist Manifesto, the guiding political document for the communist movement.
Six Chinese movies raked in about 6.38 billion yuan ($1 billion) in total just a week after their release on the first day of Spring Festival, according to box-office tracker Maoyan.
A Spring Festival temple fair in Kaifeng, Henan province, has attracted major media attention after it printed information about missing children along with admission tickets and encouraged tourists to help share them through social media.
China can achieve more inclusive and sustainable development with coordinated reforms that maximize development impact and address its development challenges, according to a report from the World Bank Group.
High operating costs could hamper plans by Chinese companies to launch autonomous taxi services, analysts said.
U.S. private flight company SpaceX on Thursday launched its first two test satellites for its global broadband internet-in-space project.
Recent testimony at a congressional hearing singling out Chinese students and scholars as a threat to US national security has prompted a strong response by Chinese-American politicians and other groups.
Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in late 2012, the CPC Central Committee has advanced reform in various fields and taken socialism with Chinese characteristics forward.
Long queues of cars from all over China crawling along the main drags of south China's Hainan island were worsened by heavy fog that disrupted ferries, stranding over 100,000 passengers and more than 10,000 cars.
China's top experts in traditional Chinese medicine have developed seven treatments that can potentially combat the growing resistance to antibiotics, a global public health threat that could kill 10 million people a year by 2050.
China's central bank resumed open market operations Thursday, the first trading day after a week-long holiday, amid efforts to ease a liquidity strain.
China's penalty-plagued short-track speed skating team finally turned the table in the high-drama competition in Pyeongchang when Wu Dajing won the men's 500-meter event at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Thursday.
The Xiongan New Area should become a city of innovation and a role model to promote high-quality development across the country, according to an official release after a meeting on Thursday chaired by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.
China's central bank on Thursday gave the green light to a credit-scoring platform for individual online lending activity.
More than 13,000 vehicles remained in line for ferry transportation from Hainan province on Thursday evening due to heavy fog that continued to affect normal ferry services at Haikou ports, local authorities said.
India has launched a series of anti-dumping probes against Chinese products in sectors including chemicals, textiles and steel since the beginning of the year, and experts said India should avoid abusing such measures as trade friction will harm both countries.
Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Limited announced on Thursday it had purchased a controlling stake in French fashion label Lanvin.
China expressed its hope Thursday that the recent interactions between the two koreas during the Winter Olympic Games will lead to dialogue among all parties, particularly between North Korea and the United States.
China's box office raked in more than 5.6 billion yuan (880 million U.S. dollars) during the Spring Festival holiday, breaking the sales record for the same period.
Chinese central authorities have launched a campaign to clear up outdated regulations to safeguard the integration of military and civilian development, according to a circular provided to Xinhua Thursday.
China will allow more enterprises to cooperate with vocational schools to better integrate education with business, according to a guideline released by the Ministry of Education.
Wu Dajing won China's first gold medal at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games by breaking world record twice in men's 500 meters short track speed skating here on Thursday.
Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming on Wednesday called for building a China-Britain "Golden Era" 2.0 and shifting bilateral relations to a higher gear.
Senior leaders of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Thursday stressed efforts to build Xiongan New Area into a "high-quality modern socialist city."
In the northwest suburbs of Beijing, a 68.5-square-km historic area waits to be protected and managed.
The Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) will oversee 33 pollution cases in 11 provincial-level regions.
Archeologists have discovered the ruins of an ancient city in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, believed to have been built some 2,000 years ago.
A festive lantern made from 2,800 volcanic rocks has lit up an ongoing lantern show in Datong City, north China's Shanxi Province.
Although the box office revenue for the Spring Festival holiday in 2018 set a new record, Chinese audiences are looking for more high-quality domestic movies, an industry expert said Thursday.
An unknown attacker threw an explosive device, probably a hand grenade, at the U.S. embassy in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica, before killing himself with another bomb, local police confirmed on Thursday.
Chinese automaker Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) on Wednesday unveiled a plan to build its first factory in Mexico for the North and South American markets.
The number of nursing homes in China has more than tripled in the past five years, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region received 1.76 million domestic tourists during Spring Festival holiday, up 16 percent year on year.
Despite the theft of a thumb of a national treasure statue during display at a U.S. museum, an expert said it will not deter China's efforts to promote cultural exchange through artwork exhibition overseas.
A former aide to former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was sentenced Thursday to two and a half years in prison for seeking to conceal the corruption scandal leading to Park's impeachment.
Despite the unwillingness of many to return to work, on Wednesday the curtain finally dropped on the week-long holiday in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year.
The exhibit "Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor" continues at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia despite a surprising interruption -- a U.S. man broke the thumb off the left hand of a 2,000-year-old Terracotta Warrior.
Thirteen-year-old Zhang Yi describes his first time on the ice as a wonderful way to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
The International Skating Union (ISU) on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by China over the disqualification in the women's 3,000 meters short track speed skating relay at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.
Two people are missing after a freighter and a passenger ship collided off the coast of south China's Guangdong Province early Thursday, according to authorities.
Temple fairs during Spring Festival are unique way to "sell" culture and commodities to Chinese people, particularly young people, according to China Daily.
Shanghai police have caught 36 people for producing and selling counterfeit traditional remedy ejiao, or donkey-skin gelatin.
Beijing's 11 municipal parks and the Museum of Chinese Garden and Landscape Architecture received 2.26 million visitors during the Spring Festival holiday.
Even with differences in culture and occasional homesickness getting in the way, foreign coaches who are assisting with China's winter sports have embraced their mission.
U.S. electric car maker Tesla said Thursday that it has expanded the charging network in China, its most important market.
The international Financial Action Task Force (FATF) lifted Libya from the list of countries unable to fight money laundering and terrorism financing, the Central Bank of Libya said in a statement on Wednesday.
Chinese hi-tech telecommunications companies, such as Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) and ZTE Corporation (ZTE) lead the billion-U.S.-dollar fiber-optic market of wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) Metro equipment in 2017, a market research firm said Wednesday.
Former Guangzhou Evergrande youth coach Marco Pezzaiuoli is urging China to be patient in its bid for success on the international stage.
Railway trips in China hit a record high at the end of Spring Festival holiday as travelers returned to work, the national railway operator said Thursday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has the support of nearly 70 percent of the public for next month's presidential election, the latest public opinion poll showed Thursday.
Liu Guoliang, former head coach of the Chinese national table tennis team, is set to try out a new role: that of a sports commentator.
More Chinese travelled by air during the just-concluded week-long Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, official data showed Thursday.
An employee poses with 'Nympheas en fleur' (circa 1914-1917) by Claude Monet (estimate $35 million) during a photocall for the Peggy and David Rockefeller art collection at Christie's auction house in London, Feb. 20, 2018.
Chinese researchers have developed a new pesticide with nano slow-releasing technology that can increase efficiency and decrease pollution in the soil.
For the first time, Finnish pork, renowned for its high quality, joins the ranks of other foreign brands that are served on Chinese dinner tables.
Chinese construction companies are aiming to create another architectural miracle with the creation of a "sky-rocketing corridor."
To welcome the Year of the dog, an exhibition showcasing the culture of dogs is currently underway at Heilongjiang Provincial Museum in Harbin. The exhibition, co-organized by more than 20 museums in the country, displays hundreds of pictures and cultural relics on the theme of dog that symbolizes loyalty. It also provides a cultural feast to visitors during the holiday of the Spring Festival.
Scottish craft brewer BrewDog is looking to open a brewery in China to capitalize on the fast-growing market for premium beer.
Mohd Shukri bin Arifin, a 40-year-old responsible for the last working procedure on the metalworking production line of Alliance Steel, has barely any idea what the wire rods or the metal bars are used for.
Cybercrime may now cost the world almost $600 billion, or 0.8 percent of global GDP, according to the report Economic Impact of Cybercrime–No Slowing Down released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies with McAfee on Wednesday.
Xibaipo, a major revolutionary site in north China, received over 210,000 visitors during the seven-day Spring Festival holiday that ended Wednesday, double that of 2017.
On Tuesday, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) hosted a symposium at Duke University for 100 state and local business, university and government leaders to discuss the benefits and challenges of a 7,000-mile nonstop flight to China, according to the Raleigh News & Observer.
The popularity of planes leaving the coastal city Haikou is no less than that of Noah's ark, as stranded tourists on Hainan Island were eager to finish their tour when the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday ended Wednesday.
China offers huge opportunities for British businesses while the commercial partnership between the UK and China continues to go from strength to strength, Liam Fox, British International Trade Secretary said Wednesday at the China All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).
Chinese consumers were less sensitive to prices and put increasing focus on services, experience and personalization when they traveled and did shopping during the weeklong Spring Festival holiday, according to a report by Economic Information Daily.
Art works by Chinese artists who live in New York debuted on Monday at the New York Institute of Art and Design, as part of the Big Apple's Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations.
The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 102 basis points to 6.3530 against the U.S. dollar Thursday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System.
People walk at Times Square in New York City, the United States, on Feb. 21, 2018.
People perform dragon dance amid splashed 1,500-degree Celsius molten iron water in Wuhan, Hubei province on Feb. 21, 2018.
Liu Xinran, 39, plays Consort Yu in the Peking Opera Farewell My Concubine at the Zhengyici Peking Opera Theatre in Beijing. Liu originally worked in Beijing’s weather bureau.
An Australian-led team of researchers have successfully developed a rotavirus vaccine that could have the potential to protect millions of newborn babies around the world.
China's leading social media platform WeChat released a report on user behavior during the six-day Spring Festival holiday.
U.S. voters are supporting stricter gun laws, according to two polls released on Tuesday, as survivors of the Florida high school where 17 teens and educators were gunned down in a shooting rampage pushed to reduce gun violence.
China's major stock indices closed sharply higher in the morning session Thursday, the first trading day after the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday.
U.S. smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm on Wednesday criticized Singapore-based microchip maker Broadcom for lowering its bid to acquire Qualcomm earlier in the day, saying it made an "inadequate offer even worse".
A team of researchers from Harvard University have developed a soft snake-like robot that can slither like a serpent, coil and uncoil, and could be used for difficult rescue and medical operations some day.
An ongoing exhibition at the National Museum of China features a selection of reproductions of Dunhuang murals by the late Zhang Daqian, the maestro of traditional Chinese ink-brush painting. Zhang lived in Dunhuang for nearly three years in the early 1940s, copying murals at the Mogao and Yulin grottoes.
Developing a common language and framework for project management is imperative for Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) infrastructure and construction projects, according to global industry advocacy organization Project Management Institute (PMI).
The G50 Global Smart City Summit, co-sponsored by the two Silicon Valley cities of Cupertino and Santa Clara, aims to bring together experts from 50 cities around the world, as well as academia and major industries, to promote innovation and deployment of smart city technologies.
Former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that the United Nations has succeeded in preventing another world war.