Monthly Archives: August 2016

Precious heritage given a makeover

On the northern bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River is the Samye Monastery. Boasting a 1,300-year history, this monastery in Shannan, in the southern part of the Tibet autonomous region, is the earliest Buddhist monastery in Tibet.

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When President Xi Jinping and the then British Prime Minister, David Cameron, downed a pint of beer at a pub in England, in October, the beer in question immediately became a must have for hundreds of thousands of drinkers in China.

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Li welcomes Trudeau to China

Forty-three years after joining his prime minister father on a visit to the Forbidden City, Justin Trudeau, now the Canadian prime minister himself, was welcomed by Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday at the UNESCO World Heritage site as he started an eight-day visit to China.

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Human ancestor ‘Lucy’ died falling from a tree

Lucy, one of the best known ancestors of humans to ever roam the earth, may have died after a fall from a tree, University of Texas researchers said on Monday after studying her 3.18-million-year-old fossilized remains.

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Building landmarks out of sand

Since mid-August, about 20 artists from a dozen countries, including China, the Netherlands, Canada, Spain and the Czech Republic, have gathered in the city of Zhoushan to make sand sculptures of famous landmarks ahead of the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province.

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Ban lauds China on G20 plans

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended China for leading the G20 toward an action agenda that supports development and climate change.

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