leaving nine people dead and 164 injured, including 32 seriously, by 5:00 a.m. Wednesday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for all-out efforts to rapidly organize relief work and rescue the injured people.
7.0-magnitude quake hits southwest China A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck a remote area in southwest China's Sichuan Province Tuesday night, leaving nine people dead and 164 injured, including 32 seriously, by 5:00 a.m. Wednesday. Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for all-out efforts to rapidly organize relief work and rescue the injured people.
Opening ceremony of Summer Olympics in Beijing, 9 years on The opening ceremony of Summer Olympics in Beijing kicked off at the Bird's Nest 9 years ago today, lauded as "the greatest ever" by many. Were you one of those that came to watch live? What impressed you most?
Tune-in alert! LIVE concert at 19: 30 (Beijing Time), Aug. 9! Under the baton of LÜ Jia, China NCPA Orchestra will present Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, together with soprano SONG Yuanming, alto ZHU Huiling, baritone XUE Haoyin, bass Liangli and China NCPA Chorus. Watch the live concert on CCTV and NCPA Facebook. Video below: Schubert’s Symphony No.9 - IV. Finale, Allegro vivace by NCPA Orchestra.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sent a congratulatory message to Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines which is the rotating chair of the Association of Southeastern Asian Nations (ASEAN), on the 50th anniversary of the founding of ASEAN. "On this occasion of the 50 anniversary of the founding of ASEAN, I would like to, on behalf of the Chinese government and the Chinese people and in my own name, express warm congratulations to you, and through you, to the governments and peoples of the member states of ASEAN." Xi said in the message.
Inner Mongolians captured on film Animals play an irreplaceable role in every corner of a traditonal lifestyle in North China's #InnerMongolia autonomous region, including living, entertaining, business and transportation.
Thrilling news for cosplay enthusiasts all over China: the Chinese players won Grand Championship of the World Cosplay Summit (WCS) in Nagoya, Japan, Aug. 6. The Chinese duo, Xue Yan Xue and Tian Tian won for their costumes and performance from "Blood: The Last Vampire," a horror-action film released in Japan. In second place was Mexico; Japan, the originator of cosplay, came in third. This was the 15th annual World Cosplay Summit, which began in 2003 to discover who's the best of the best when it comes to cosplay, and China's first win.
Chinese Navy holds live ammunition drills in Bohai, Yellow Sea The Chinese Navy conducted live ammunition combat drills in water and air areas above both the Bohai Sea and the Yellow Sea simultaneously on Monday. Dozens of missiles were fired in the drills, according to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy.
China's top political advisor presents gifts to #InnerMongolia China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Monday presented gifts to Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to celebrate its 70th anniversary, while leading a delegation from the central authorities. Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, presented a plaque with an inscription by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee. It reads "building beautiful Inner Mongolia, achieving the great Chinese dream" in both Chinese and Mongolian.
2017 marks the 190th anniversary of Beethoven's death. On Aug.9, China NCPA Orchestra and Chorus will present Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 to pay tribute to this music giant. The concert will be live streamed at 19: 30 (Beijing Time) on Aug. 9 through CCTV and 国家大剧院National Centre for the Performing Arts Facebook. Video below: Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 by NCPA Orchestra
Interesting! In a vacuum tube, release a feather weighing 1.4 grams and a metal ball weighing 677 grams at the same height simultaneously, and they will hit the ground at the same time. But, if we release the feather in a vacuum tube and the metal ball in the air, which will fall faster? Take a guess and find out the answer in the video. #BestofCCTV #TotheFuture
China's Peace Ark docks in Sri Lanka Chinese navy's hospital ship Peace Ark arrived at the port of Colombo on Sunday for a four-day stopover there. With a crew of 381, the ship, which is 178 meters in length and 24-meter wide, has treated more than 120,000 people across the globe during her travels. The vessel is equipped with facilities such as theaters, intensive care units, consultant medical services, residential treatment units and computerized tomography machines. Its helicopter can transfer patients in an emergency.
Goodbye to summer, hello to autumn The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. The start of autumn, (Chinese: 立秋), the 13th solar term of the year, begins this year on Aug 7. The start of autumn means the fruitful season is approaching. China’s 24 solar terms were created thousands of years ago to guide agricultural production. But solar terms are is still useful today to guide people's lives through special foods, cultural ceremonies and even healthy living tips that correspond with each term. #SolarTerm #ChineseCulture
For the visually impaired, these sweet angels are the light in the dark. If you are driving, watch out for hand signals from blind pedestrians who raise their hands when crossing the road. #BestofCCTV #TotheFuture
Beijing's first maglev train starts trial operation Beijing's first mid-to-low-speed magnetic levitation track connects its western Mentougou and Shijingshan districts with eight stations on a 20-minute journey. The 10-kilometer line is scheduled to open by the end of the year.