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  • Dragon Boat Race builds bridge across Straits

    10:32 Author:alpha

    The 2022 Cross-Straits Dragon Boat Race started on Thursday in Xiamen, Fujian province, with the two-day event attracting people from different age groups, including those from Taiwan who are studying or working in Fujian. As one of the most important traditions of the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat racing is extremely popular among people on both sides of the Taiwan Straits, who have a shared culture. At the Dragon Boat Pond in Xiamen's Jimei district, 24 dragon boat teams from the mainland and 17 from Taiwan competed on Thursday in a 300-meter preliminary race and a dragon boat tug of war. The event's opening ceremony, the traditional ritual of "eye-dotting", and the finals and prize-giving ceremony of the 300-meter race will take place on the Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on Friday. It's believed that dotting the eyes of dragon boats can actually "awaken" the awe-inspiring dragons, with auspicious implications, and this should be repeated each year before a race. Chen Sing-long, a 21-year-old student from New Taipei City, Taiwan, said he was very excited to take part in this year's event, as "it's my first time to paddle a dragon boat". The sophomore from the male dragon boat team…

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  • First underwater post office

    17:14 Author:alpha

    On Feb. 15, the country's first underwaterpost office was launched in the Wuhan Haichang Polar Ocean Park. Guided by professional staff, tourists can dive deep to send a postcard from "the ocean" to their friends and family. The post office, which was jointly launched by the park and Wuhan Municipal Postal Administration, was set up at the aquarium tunnel in the park. The green underwater mailbox was particularly eye-catching, attracting many tourists to queue up to experience it.Original link

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  • Beijing bids farewell to Winter Olympics!

    18:01 Author:alpha

    THE Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games came to an end yesterday with the closing ceremony taking place at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, in Beijing. President Xi Jinping attended the ceremony. Gu Ailing (2nd R in first row) and Su Yiming (3rd R in first row) are seen as Team China parades at the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games in the National Stadium in Beijing yesterday. Xinhua After over two weeks of competition on ice and snow, Team Norway came out on top of the medal count, winning a total of 37 medals, including 16 gold medals. China, the host country, claimed nine gold medals and 15 medals in total, achieving its best result yet at any Winter Games. At the ceremony, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach officially declared the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics closed. The Olympic flame for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, which had been burning in the National Stadium for 16 days, was extinguished. The closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 at the National Stadium last night. Xinhua Cai Qi, president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, made a speech at…

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