Joyful celebrations for Chinese New Year

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Joyful celebrations for Chinese New Year

Nation

Xi's Spring Festival greetings touch, inspire overseas Chinese

Chinese President Xi Jinping's Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese people with references to hard work and family values have struck a chord with overseas Chinese.
Nation

Foreign volunteers lend a helping hand to passengers in Spring Festival travel rush

"I see the surprised looks on the faces of the travelers, and I feel proud," Mwamba Malama, a volunteer from Zambia said.
Property

China's housing rental tops US$205 billion in estimated revenue

China's housing rental market was estimated at 1.3 trillion yuan (about US$205 billion) in terms of revenue last year, according Liu Zhifeng, head of China Real Estate Association.
Nation

Small farming town earns a fortune producing pianos

Luoshe, a town with a population of less than 20,000, has more than 60 piano factories, and over 50,000 pianos were produced there in 2017.
Nation

Chinese box office registers single day record sales in US$205 million on the Lunar New Year Day

China's box office raked in more than 1.3 billion yuan on Friday, the first day of the Lunar New Year, breaking the single day sales record for the Chinese market.
Economy

China says US report on steel, aluminum imports 'groundless'

China's Ministry of Commerce today criticized a US government report on steel and aluminum product imports, saying the findings were "groundless" and do not tally with the facts.
Sport

Hanyu wins Japan 1st gold in men's single figure skating at PyeongChang Olympics

Yuzuru Hanyu won Japan the first gold medal at PyeongChang Olympics in men's single figure skating, while Jin Boyang set China's best result in the event as the fourth finisher.
World

Thai driver died, 17 Chinese tourists injured in bus crash in Thailand

A Thai driver has been killed and 17 Chinese tourists have been injured in a tour bus accident in southern Thai province of Phang Nga.
Company

Boeing's new 737 MAX-9 aircraft certified for commercial service

US aeroplane manufacturer Boeing Company said Friday that its new 737 MAX-9 aircraft has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration for commercial service.
World

Powerful 7.2 quake rocks Mexico, minor damage to buildings reported

Both the south of Mexico and the capital are still reeling from earthquakes that caused widespread damage in September.
Nation

Blast kills 9 in Guangdong's garbage station fire blamed on fireworks residue

Fireworks residue caused an explosion and fire at a garbage station in south China's Guangdong Province on Saturday, killing nine people and injuring one.
Metro

Shanghai Disney marks the Year of the Dog

"The Year of the Dog will be a bright year for us all, with new attractions and other great surprises for our guests," said Philippe Gas, general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort.
World

Huge sinkhole on Rome street swallows half-dozen cars

No one was injured in Wednesday evening's collapse in the Balduina neighborhood, but families in nearby buildings were evacuated as a precaution.
Metro

Shanghai enjoys clearer New Year air following firework ban

The environment of the city on New Year's Eve was much better than previous years, thanks to the firework ban within the outer ring of the city.
Nation

Beijing reports fewer injuries, better air quality on New Year's Eve

The city reported 7 injuries and 12 fires caused by fireworks on Thursday night, around half of last year's figures.
Metro

Hospitals welcome lucky 'dog year' babies

Hospitals in the city have mobilized staff to meet patients' needs during the Spring Festival break, despite it being one of China's biggest holidays.
Metro

Unsung heroes sacrifice family time for the city on Chinese New Year's Eve

Shanghai Daily followed some of them on the night of Chinese New Year's Eve to see their lives.
World

Former student confesses to Florida school shooting

Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, appearing Thursday afternoon via video link before a judge who ordered him held without bond.
World

Tears and guilt grip survivors at US school shooting vigils

On Wednesday, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz -- who had been expelled from the school -- opened fire, spraying multiple classrooms with bullets before ditching his tactical gear ... 
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