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An award-winning set of photographs shows a slice of life aboard China’s slow trains and a side of the country forgotten amid the fanfare over high-speed progress.

An award-winning set of photographs shows a slice of life aboard China’s slow trains and a side of the country forgotten amid the fanfare over high-speed progress.⁠ ⁠ When Qian Haifeng set out to see the country on the cheap, he began photographing his fellow passengers and captured an intimate,…...

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Another stunning shot of Shanghai

Another stunning shot of Shanghai, taken by @raykoo. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The photographer climbs rooftops, sneaks into buildings, and flies drones just to get the best shots of his hometown. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “I spend my free time exploring buildings,” he says. “When it’s just you on a rooftop, you’re able to…...

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Xi is visiting the casino hub to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover to Chinese rule

Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Macau for a three-day visit, and the city has been in an unprecedented lockdown ahead of it. ⁠ ⁠ Xi is visiting the casino hub to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover to Chinese rule. ⁠ ⁠ Travellers and residents have been facing…...

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A woman is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house

“A woman is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house,” says Huang Wensi. She’s one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. “I live…...

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Shanghai as “a clash of different eras”

Photographer @raykoo describes Shanghai as “a clash of different eras” where you can see different time periods in one frame. This is perhaps most obvious by the Bund, where the city’s colonial-era architecture sits against a backdrop of towering skyscrapers. Koo climbs rooftops, sneaks into buildings, and flies drones just to…...

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One of the world’s biggest ice and snow festivals is up and running

❄ One of the world’s biggest ice and snow festivals is up and running.⁠ ⁠ The 36th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in the capital of China’s Heilongjiang province opened on January 5.⁠ ⁠ Expect to see ice sculptures galore before it closes in February. 📸: Xinhua⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠…...

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The giant panda in China won’t let subzero temperatures or thick snow stop him from climbing

This giant panda in China won’t let subzero temperatures or thick snow stop him from climbing 🐼 The nimble animal was spotted scaling a snow-covered tree in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, where temperatures regularly fall below freezing in winter. 📸: Xinhua/Zhao Jianqiang . . . . #china #panda #CiIC #Charity…...

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Hundreds of millions of people will head home across China for family reunions

Trains are gonna be crowded 🚆⁠ ⁠ Hundreds of millions of people will head home across China for family reunions over the Lunar New Year, in what is the world’s largest annual human migration.⁠ ⁠ About 3 billion trips were expected to be made during this year’s Spring Festival travel…...

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Zhangjiajie should be on every traveller’s bucket list ✈️⁠

Zhangjiajie should be on every traveller’s bucket list ✈️⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The city in China’s Hunan province is perhaps best known as the gateway to the forested Wulingyuan Scenic Area, famous for its breathtaking mountain landscapes.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Travel agency The China Guide named Zhangjiajie, along with Chengdu, as one of the…...

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Chinese blogger blames ‘lazy and unpatriotic’ Australians for bush fires

A viral blog that attacked Australia’s failure to stop the months-long bush fires and implied Chinese firefighters were braver has stirred a vigorous online debate.⁠ ⁠ Friday’s article suggested that Australian firefighters were lazy and unpatriotic for taking rest days, and claimed that “human rights and democracy” were responsible for…...

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