CIIC:Today's featured article/August 2019

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August 1

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) (中国人民解放军) is the military arm of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the major armed forces of the People's Republic of China, consisting of ground, sea, air and strategic missile forces. The PLA is under the command of the Central Military Commission of the CPC. (More...)
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August 2

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 2, 2019
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August 3
Autumn scenery of Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou in Jiuzhaigou County is a 50-km-long deep valley in the Minshan Mountains. Literally translated as the Nine Village Valley, it is named after nine Tibetan villages that are located there. It was also known as Goats' Cave and Green Sea in ancient times. The valley is between 2,000 and 3,100 m above sea level and is composed of the three gullies, totaling 720 sq. km in length. (More...)
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August 4

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 4, 2019
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August 5

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 5, 2019
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August 6
Actress Tang Wei in Qipao

Qipao (旗袍) is a long body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress for women. It looked cold and upright. Influenced by the trend of times, Qipao underwent many changes in the length, waist measurement, collar and sleeves. (More...)
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August 7
The traditoonal Qixi Festival

The Qixi Festival (七夕节), or the Double Seventh Festival, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, is a traditional festival full of romance. It falls on August 20 this year. (More...)
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August 8
Liqiu, one of 24 Chinese solar terms.

Liqiu (立秋) reflects the changing of seasons. Around Liqiu, temperatures drop gradually, and people can feel the start of autumn when the weather is often fine with clear skies and cool air. (More...)
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August 9

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 9, 2019
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August 10

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 10, 2019
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August 11

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 11, 2019
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August 12
Qinghai Lake

Lying on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the oval-shaped Qinghai Lake is the largest inland saltwater lake in China, covering an area of 4,635 sq. km and is 3,196 m above sea level. (More...)
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August 13

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 13, 2019
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August 14

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 14, 2019
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August 15

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 15, 2019
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August 16
big bronze bird-head

The site of Sanxingdui (三星堆), located in the city of Guanghan, 40 km from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, is recognized as one of the most important ancient remains in the world for its vast size, lengthy period and enriched cultural contents. (More...)
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August 17

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 17, 2019
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August 18

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 18, 2019
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August 19

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 19, 2019
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August 20
Face-changing

Face changing (变脸) is a unique stunt incorporated in Sichuan Opera that is used to express the changing emotions of characters. (More...)
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August 21

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 21, 2019
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August 22

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 22, 2019
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August 23

Chushu (处暑) ) reflects the changing of temperature. Chu means stop and shu means summer, so Chushu indicates that the hot summer is ending. However, in fact, it is not cool yet at the moment and could be still very hot in some days, especially in the afternoon of sunny days. This is also a busy season of harvesting for farmers.(More...)
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August 24

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 24, 2019
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August 25

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 25, 2019
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August 26

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 26, 2019
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August 27
Fenghuang Ancient Town in Hunan Province

Fenghuang Ancient Town (凤凰古城), also known as Phoenix Ancient Town, located on the western edge of Hunan Province next to Guizhou, is one of the most beautiful towns in China.

With a history of 1,300 years, the town features distinct residential buildings, elegant bridges plus several mysterious towers and pagodas. Upon entering the town, visitors will immediately get a sense of the area's mystery, elegance and primitive simplicity. When an early morning mist sets in around the bridges over the water and stilted houses, the area simply becomes a mirror of traditional Chinese paintings. (More...)
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August 28

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 28, 2019
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August 29

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 29, 2019
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August 30
Waterfall on Diaoluo Mountain

Situated in Lingshui County, Diaoluo Mountain (吊罗山) is one of the three main virgin tropical rainforest nature reserves in Hainan. Its 40,000-hectare forest is home to over 3,500 plant species, including 250 orchid species and Alsophila spinulosa, a living fossil from the age of dinosaurs. It is also a nature reserve for black gibbons and many other rare animals, as well as more than 300 butterfly species, including beautiful swallowtails, white butterflies, duffers, fauns, and danaids. Also found in the nature reserve are the Fengguoshu Falls, the largest in Hainan. (More...)
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August 31

CIIC:Today's featured article/August 31, 2019
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