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Severe Earthquakes Attacked Yushu, Qinghai Province February 11, 2014

Severe earthquakes (7.1-magnitude at the strongest) attacked Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province in Northwest China, on the morning of April 14, 2010.

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Guangzhou to Host the 9th China Art Festival in May 2010 February 9, 2014

In 2010, the 9th China Art Festival will be staged in Guangzhou from May 10 till May 25. The festival will include more that 100 art shows and 23 major exhibitions.

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Chengdu becomes UNESCO City of Gastronomy February 10, 2014

Chengdu, a city in southwest China's Sichuan Province known for its "hot and spicy" cuisine, has joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and become one of the UNESCO Cities of Gastronomy.

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Asia's Largest Private Jet Show to Unveil in Sanya February 11, 2014

The first luxury lifestyle event in China, Hainan Rendez-Vous, is going to unveil from April 2 – 4 in Sanya, Hainan Island, the southernmost point in China.

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Zhangjiajie Mountain Renamed after Avatar February 11, 2014

The global blockbuster Avatar is so successful that local residents in central China want their mountains to be named after the floating rocks in the movie, "the Hallelujah Mountains."

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Freezing Weather Affects Most Parts of China February 11, 2014

After being hit with severe cold weather and heavy snow over the last week, China is now facing continuing low temperatures and strong winds, especially in North China. What’s more, the National Meteorological Administration of China is forecasting that almost all of Southern China will soon be covered by snow or rain, with some provinces expecting storms.

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Wuhan-Guangzhou Bullet Trians Started Operating Today February 11, 2014

On December 26,  the Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed rail was officially put into service, and  the history of China's bullet trains was opened into a new page.

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Wuhan-Guangzhou Bullet Trains to Run from December 26 February 11, 2014

Bullet trains will run from Wuhan to Guangzhou for about 990 kilometers (615 miles), passing through the three provinces of Hubei, Hunan and Guangdong. The time from Wuhan to Guangzhou will be shortened from eleven hours to three hours!

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2010 China Public Holidays Announced April 4, 2014

The public holidays of China in 2010 are concentrated on the three following months: January, May and October. Chinese New Year 2010 (the Spring Festival) begins at the same day as the Valentine's Day on Feb. 14th.  In China, 2010 is the year of tiger(虎).

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Follow Obama's Footprints April 15, 2014

President Obama visited the world-famous Forbidden City where he spent 50 minutes. He is the fourth incumbent President to visit the Forbidden City, following in the footprints of Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton.

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