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Sunken, 600-year-old Buddha emerges from water in China

A 600-year-old Buddha statue has been discovered in a reservoir in east China’s Jiangxi Province after water levels fell during renovation work. A local villager first spotted the head of the Buddha last month when the water level fell by more than 10 meters during work on a hydropower gate, …

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China’s economy maintains steady, sound growth in 2016


China’s economy maintained a steady and healthy growth in 2016, indicating a good start for the country’s 13th Five-Year Plan period, a Chinese official said on Tuesday. Head of the National Development and Reform Commission Xu Shaoshi made the remarks at a news conference in Beijing while briefing reporters on …

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In China Health authority calls for reinforced prevention of H7N9 avian flu


China’s Health Authority has called for more efforts to prevent and control the spread of the H7N9 avian flu virus. The National Health and Family Planning Commission made the call following reports of H7N9 cases in the provinces of Jiangxi and Hunan. H7N9, a bird flu strain, is most likely …

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China launches first commercial rocket mission

A Chinese rocket successfully sent three satellites into space in the country’s first commercial mission, a media report said on Monday. The rocket Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) blasted off from China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in central Gansu province at 12:11 pm (0411 GMT) with three satellites. The media report stressed that …

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World’s highest bridge opens in China


The world’s highest bridge has opened to traffic in China, connecting two provinces in the mountainous south-west and reducing travel times by as much as three-quarters, local authorities said on Friday. The Beipanjiang Bridge soars 565 metres above a river and connects the two mountainous provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou, …

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China gives US president-elect Donald Trump a bird that looks like him


A Chinese shopping mall is ringing in the year of the cock with a giant sculpture of a chicken that looks like US president-elect Donald Trump. China has gone cuckoo for the cartoonish pastiche — complete with orange pompadour — of the billionaire politician in Taiyuan, capital of the northern …

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