CIIC:Today's featured article/June 2018


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June 1
Happy Children's Day

June 1 International Children's Day (Chinese: 六一国际儿童节) is a festival for the children of the whole world. The Women International Democratic Federation council meeting was held in Moscow in November 1949. In order to protect the children's right of survival, health and education, and to improve the living environment of children, the meeting decided to set annual June 1 as the International Children's Day. (More...)

June 2
Water Cube, the National Aquatics Center

The National Aquatics Center, a major venue for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, also called the Water Cube (水立方), was completed on the morning of January 28, 2009. (More...)

June 3
The semi-enclosed South China Sea (南海)

The semi-enclosed South China Sea (南海), one of the three Asian marginal seas, lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. (More...)

June 4

Wuzhen (乌镇) is a historic canal town south-west of Shanghai. Located in Tongxiang, Zhejiang Province, the traditional feel, style, features and structures of a typical town in this region of lakes and rivers have been well kept. (More...)

June 5
Left-behind children in a rural area.

Left-behind children (留守儿童) refer to those children who are cared for by a single parent or grandparents, usually residing in rural areas with their parents seeking employment in the cities. (More...)

June 6

Mangzhong (芒种) reflects a phenological phenomenon. Mang means the crops with awning, such as wheat and barley, and Zhong refers to the seeds.(More...)

June 7
Students make the most of their time just before they sit the exam on June 7, 2018.

The National College Entrance Examination, commonly known as Gaokao (高考) in Chinese, is an academic testing event held on June 7-8 in Chinese mainland and joined by millions of participants, a majority of whom are high-school students. The Gaokao is an important exam for those who have accomplished high-school education and are applying for universities, colleges and other higher educational institutions. (More...)

June 8
SCO Emblem

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO 上海合作组织) is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai (China) by China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It was preceded by the Shanghai Five mechanism. Its working languages are Chinese and Russian. (More...)

June 9
He Xiangning

He Xiangning (何香凝) was a renowned artist-turned-social activist and national leader.

Born in Hong Kong in 1879, He was married to Liao Zhongkai, a senior statesman of the Kuomintang, in Guangzhou in 1897. (More...)

June 10
Shenzhou 1 spaceship

"Shenzhou" (神舟), China's first manned experimental spacecraft, launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 6:30 a.m. Beijing time on Nov. 20, 1999. After the scheduled in-space tests were finished, the spacecraft successfully landed in the central Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region at 3:41 a.m. the next day. The success of the Shenzhou spacecraft constituted a crucial step in reaching the next level in space technology.(More...)

June 11
(元上都) is a historical site in the Zhenglan Grasslands of northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (More...)


June 12
Tian'anmen Gate Tower in Beijing

Tian'anmen (天安门) was the front gate of the Imperial City (Forbidden City). It was built in 1417, the 15th year of the reign period of Ming Emperor Yongle. It was formerly called Chengtianmen (the Gate for Receiving Heavenly Orders), and the name was changed to Tian'anmen in the early years of the Qing Dynasty. (More...)

June 13
Mount Emei

Mount Emei (峨眉山), located in Sichuan Province, is one of the four holy mountains of Chinese Buddhism. It is regarded as the domain of Samantabhadra, or Bodhisattva of Universal Benevolence, depicted as riding upon an elephant. (More...)

June 14

The Chang'e 3 (嫦娥三号) is a lunar probe in the second phase of the Chang'e 3 Program under the China National Space Administration. (More...)

June 15
Confucius Temple in Qufu

The Temple and Cemetery of Confucius, and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu all honor Confucius—the great philosopher and educator who lived from 551 BC to 419 BC.

Starting one year after his death and continuing to today, the Temple of Confucius has been used for offering sacrifices to him. The Cemetery of Confucius contains Confucius’ remains as well as that of over 100,000 of his descendants. And the Kong Family Mansions had been expanded over long years to become a very large manor of many buildings for an aristocratic family. (More...)

June 16
The dragon boat racing

A dragon boat (龙舟) is a human-powered watercraft traditionally made in China.

Dragon is the symbol of the Chinese nation. As early as during the Spring and Autumn and the Warring States periods (770-221 BC), people began to paint dragon heads, scales and tails on wooden boats. This was the earliest form of a dragon boat. (More...)

June 17
The portrait of Qu Yuan

Qu Yuan (屈原 c. 340-277 BC) was a Chinese poet who lived during the Warring States Period in ancient times. He is famous for his contributions to the poetry collection known as the Chu Ci, or The Poetry of Chu. (More...)

June 18
The dragon boat racing

The Duanwu Festival (端午节), falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month (usually in June according to the Gregorian Calendar). It is also called the Dragon Boat Festival. It has had a history of more than 2,000 years. (More...)

June 19
Zongzi 粽子

Zongzi (Chinese: 粽子) is a traditional Chinese food made of glutinous rice, stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves. The food is popular during May 5 in the Chinese lunar calendar, early June according to the Gregorian calendar. It can be cooked by steaming or boiling. In Western countries, they are also known as Chinese rice dumplings. (More...)

June 20

The South-to-North Water Diversion Project (南水北调) is designed to divert water from the water-rich south of the country, mainly the Yangtze, the country's longest river, to arid northern parts. The world's largest water transfer project consists of eastern, central and western routes. (More...)

June 21

Xiazhi (夏至) is one of the 24 Solar Terms. It reflects the changing of seasons and falls on June 21 this year. In the Northern Hemisphere, Xiazhi is the day with the longest daytime (roughly 14 hours in south China) and shortest nighttime, when the sun moves exactly over the Tropic of Cancer. (More...)

June 22
Night view of Houhai

Houhai (后海) is directly north of Tian'anmen Square and just south of subway Line 2. Because of its proximity to the Forbidden City, this area was historically home to court officials and the city's elite. Some of their residence still stand. Today the area has noisy bars and restaurants. (More...)

June 23
Xiangsheng (相声) is one of the most popular and influential types of Chinese performing art. It can be said that nobody in China does not know or like it. It is humorous and highly satirical by nature. (More...)


June 24

Wu Guanzhong (吴冠中 August 29, 1919 – June 25, 2010), a contemporary Chinese painter, is considered as one of the most important figure in the country’s 20th –century art. With combination of eastern and western styles, Wu’s paintings have portrayed various aspects of China. (More...)

June 25
Shanghai International Film Festival

The Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF 上海国际电影节), founded in 1993, is China’s only A-category international film festival accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). (More...)

June 26
Black-heoded gulls flying over Dianchi Lake, Kunming, Yunnan

Located in the southwest of Kunming, Dianchi Lake (滇池) covers an area of 294 sq km and has an average depth of 4.4 m. It is the largest lake in Yunnan Province and the sixth largest freshwater lake in China. (More...)

June 27
Jiaolong, the manned submersible.

The Jiaolong (蛟龙), named after a mythical sea dragon, is China's first manned submersible designed to reach a depth of 7,000 meters below sea level. The Ministry of Science and Technology began researching and developing the project in 2002, with the intention of promoting China's deep sea exploration and operation technology. (More...)

June 28
Huangpu River

The Huangpu River, the most important shipping artery of Shanghai, rises in Anji County, Zhejiang Province, and flows into the East China Sea, with a total length of 113 km.(More...)

June 29
Yueju, also known as Shaoxing opera. [Photo:]

Yueju (越剧), also known as Shaoxing opera, is a form of Chinese opera first taking shape at the end of the Qing Dynasty on the basis of folk songs from Shengxian in Zhejiang Province, incorporating singing and acting techniques of local operas. It was later influenced by modern drama and kunqu and became highly popular in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Fujian. (More...)

June 30

The former Residence of Mei Lanfang (renowned Peking Opera star), located on No. 9 Huguosi Street in the West City District, was originally part of Prince Qing's Mansion. In 1965 Mr. Mei's wife donated her husband's collection of art works and materials to the country. In 1984, the Society for the Study of Mei Lanfang was established and his former residence turned into a museum, one of the historical and cultural sites under the state protection. (More...)

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