More than 50,000 balloons released in #Brazil's #SaoPaulo to celebrate end of 2016 and welcome the new year of 2017
Beautiful view of #Shanghai on the night of New Year's Eve
#Xi, #Putin exchange New Year greetings

Chinese President #XiJinping and his Russian counterpart, #VladimirPutin, on Saturday exchanged congratulatory messages on the coming New Year.

On behalf of the Chinese government and the Chinese people, Xi extended sincere greetings and good wishes to President Putin and the Russian people.

The two countries marked the 15th anniversary of the...
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Smart design for a astronauts base on freezing #Mars

#NASA is planning to send astronauts to Mars by the 2030s. And the idea of building an ice hosue on the planet for astronauts is being considered. It is reported that the ice shell protects against radiation and won't melt, since Mars is about 67 degrees below zero.
#Turkish army "neutralizes" 23 IS militants in northern #Syria

A total of 23 #Islamic State (IS) militants were "neutralized" in northern Syria on Saturday, the Turkish General Staff said.

The Turkish Army said in a statement that Turkish jets destroyed 12 IS targets in al-Bab, Kabr al-Mukri, #Bzagah, Tadif and abu-Jabbar and killed 12 IS militants.

Other 11 militants were neutralized in...
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January 28, 2017 will mark the first day of Spring Festival, or lunar new year of #Rooster. Children in #China have begun to create some rooster decorations to welcome the Year of Rooster. According to the Chinese #zodiac that assigns one of the 12 animals to each year.
President #Xi urges new media outlet to "tell #China stories well"

Chinese President #XiJinping offered congratulations to a media organization launched Saturday, urging it to "tell China stories well" to the world.

"The relationship between China and the rest of the world is undergoing historic changes. China needs to know better about the world and the world needs to know better about...
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Sunset scenery in Xiapu County, SE #China's #Fujian

Photos show a boat going back to the port in Xiapu County, southeast China's Fujian Province.
Locals wearing traditional costumes welcome the #NewYear2017 with dancing and music in Wusu, #Xinjiang #PDO20thAnniversary
President Xi extends good wishes in New Year speech

Chinese President #XiJinping on Saturday extended New Year greetings to all Chinese compatriots and people around the world, saying hardwork and joint efforts in 2017 will make #China and the world better.

"There is no such thing as a free lunch, and only hardwork will make dreams come true," #Xi said in his New Year speech.

He said 2016...
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'Jingyue Snow World' opens to tourists in northeast #China
People take photos by drone of the snow sculpture at Jingyuetan National Forest Park in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Dec. 30, 2016. The "Jingyue Snow World", with numbers of snow sculptures, opened to tourists on Friday.
Photo taken on Dec. 30, 2016 shows numerous pinwheels at a lavender garden in Xincheng County of Laibin City, south China's #Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Dec. 30, 2016. More than 240,000 pinwheels with various colours were installed here to greet the upcoming New Year.
Students from Yunnan Minzu University in Kunming city, southwest China's Yunnan province, wear their traditional ethnic clothes while attending a hiking event to mark the new year and also 20th anniversary of People’s Daily Online, Saturday. They will finish a five-kilometer tour across the city.
Children celebrate the Year of #Rooster in their own way

Pupils make clay roosters in Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Dec. 29, 2016. The Chinese will celebrate the lunar new year, or Spring Festival, on Jan. 28, 2017. Spring Festival this time marks the beginning of the Year of Rooster, according to the Chinese zodiac that assigns one of the 12 animals to...
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College student uses 12,000 iron rings to make hauberk

Kasim from Xidian University in northwest China's #Shaanxi Province wears his hauberk, a style of ancient armor invented in the 5th century BC, in this undated photo. Kasim spent one month putting together 12,000 iron rings to make the 20-kg hauberk.
Chinese firefighters awe netizens in 2017 Calendar
Photos of handsome #firefighters posing for the 2017 Chinese Firefighters' Calendar have gone viral, impressing viewers with their supermodel-like bodies and masculine valour. The photo shoot featuring the firefighters' firm eyes and muscular bodies are a testimony to the strength of China's search and rescue forces, providing all of us in...
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A beautiful landscape of winter cherry blossoms in #China's 'spring city' Kunming
People's Daily Online holds hiking events in 40 cities in honor of New Year

On the last day of 2016 and first day of 2017, group hiking events will be simultaneously carried out in more than 40 cities around China, in celebration of the start of 2017 and in honor of the 20th anniversary of the People's Daily Onine (People.cn). About 100,000 people have signed up for the events. More about the...
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Spectacular view of "Wave of birds" in East #China
Tens of thousands of migrant birds were spotted flocking to the wetlands in Qingdao, Shandong Province on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, enjoying the rich food resources and warmer air in the beautiful paradise
#Lotus flowers in bloom in a pond in Haikou, capital of south China's #Hainan Province