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Covid-19 lockdown strands 80,000 tourists in ‘China’s Hawaii’ Sanya resort city

Around 80,000 tourists are stranded in the popular resort city of Sanya on China’s tropical Hainan island after authorities announced lockdown measures to stem an outbreak of Covid-19. Public transportation was suspended and people’s movements inside the city were restricted from early Saturday morning, authorities said. Stranded tourists are required to stay for seven days […]

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Evergrande assures investors after officials order demolition of ‘illegal’ buildings

Troubled Chinese real estate developer Evergrande is trying to reassure investors about the impact of an official order to demolish a few dozen buildings in China. Chinese media reported over the weekend that authorities in Hainan province had ordered Evergrande to demolish 39 buildings, saying that the building permits had been illegally obtained. The company […]

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Spacecraft carrying fuel, supplies and equipment docks with China’s space station module

China’s cargo spacecraft, carrying supplies, equipment and propellant, docked with the space station’s key module Tianhe on Sunday, the official news agency Xinhua reported. The Tianzhou-2, or “Heavenly Vessel” in Chinese, autonomously rendezvoused and docked with Tianhe at 5:01am Beijing time, Xinhua said Sunday. It blasted off via a Long March-7 Y3 rocket at 8:55pm […]

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Jack Ma spotted playing golf after disappearing for months

Chinese business magnat, Jack Ma, who avoided public eye has resurfaced after months. The former Alibaba boss was spotted playing a game of golf at the expansive greens of the Sun Valley Golf Resort in Hainan. The expensive five-star resort is located on the picturesque Hainan Island, south of the Qiongzhou Strait separating it from […]

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China takes step towards building space station with new rocket launch

China’s latest large carrier rocket made its first successful flight Tuesday, an important step in the nation’s plan to build a space station, according to state-run news agency Xinhua. The Long March-5B rocket blasted off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China’s Hainan province, sending an unmanned prototype spacecraft and a cargo return […]