CIIC:Today's featured article/May 2012

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May1
Moutain Emei Scenic Area, Including Leshan Giant Budda Scenic Area

The Giant Buddha at Leshan (乐山大佛), carved out of the waterfront cliff of Mount Lingyun, has been sitting sedately by the Minjing River in Sichuan Province for more than 1,000 years. (More...)
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May2
Surging Waves Pavilion, Suzhou, Jiangsu

Canglang (Surging Waves) Pavilion, located south of Suzhou City, is the oldest garden among the existing classical gardens of Suzhou. (More...)
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May3
the rice paddy

The agricultural way of life, centered around rice, has played an important part in the country’s history. (More...)
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May4
the May 4th Movement, 1919

The May 4th Movement which broke out in 1919 was a great anti-imperialist, anti-feudal revolutionary movement. (More...)
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May5
the beginning of the summer

Lixia (Chinese: 立夏) reflects the changing of seasons. After Lixia, with a noticeable increase in temperature, all lives become vigorous in a warm climate and summer begins. (More...)
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May6
Huizhou

Huizhou, located in the southernmost part of Anhui Province, was designated as an administrative region in 1121 when it then governed Shexian, Yixian, Jixi, Qimen, Xiuning counties, and Maoyuan County, now under the jurisdiction of Jiangxi Province. (More...)
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May7
TV serial drama "Legend of Zhen Huan"

The 76-episode TV serial drama "Legend of Zhen Huan" has had sweeping popularity in the Chinese mainland over the past months. It has been praised as one of the best historical dramas in recent years. (More...)
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May8
Zhang Dan (left) and Zhang Hao

Chinese figure skater Zhang Dan (张丹) announced her retirement from the sport in May. Zhang's increasing height and weight became the main reason hindering her progress. (More...)
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May9
Wang Jianlin (王健林)

Wang Jianlin (王健林) is the chairman of the Board of Directors of Dalian Wanda Group Shareholding Co. Ltd. He came atop the 2012 New Fortune 500 Rich List, with a personal wealth of 46 billion yuan (US$7.3 billion). (More...)
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May10
Zhang Songlin (张松林)

Famous Chinese animator Zhang Songlin (张松林), 80, died Tuesday due to a sudden brain infarction. The artist participated in the creation of 200 episodes of various cartoons and won awards domestically and abroad. (More...)
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May11
Zhang Songlin (张艺谋)

Zhang Yimou (张艺谋) is a noted Chinese film director and cinematographer whose prized works include "Red Sorghum," "The Story of Qiu Ju" and "Not One Less." (More...)
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May12

The Sichuan earthquake, also known as Wenchuan earthquake, was a 8.0 Richter Scale earthquake occurred at 2:28 PM on May 12, 2008 in southwest China. (More...)
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May13
Teresa Teng

Teresa Teng (邓丽君 1953-1995) is an unforgettable pop icon noted for her distinctive sweet voice and unparalleled singing skills. (More...)
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May14
Bird's view of Thousand-Island Lake

Located in Chun'an County, the Qiandao Lake (http://www.1000d.cn/English/) is among the first 44 state-level scenic spots proclaimed by the State Council, and also the largest national forest park so far. It is a man-made reservoir formed during the construction of Xin'anjiang Hydropower Station in 1959. (More...)
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May15
Red Cross Society of China

The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC), founded on March 10th 1904, is the only national Red Cross society in the People's Republic of China. It's a humanitarian social relief organization. (More...)
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May16
Tong Hua

Tong Hua (Chinese: 桐华) is a popular contemporary author who has been dubbed one of the “four young queens of Chinese romance novels.” She is best known for her time-travel novel, “Startling by Each Step,” (Chinese: 步步惊心), which was adapted into a TV drama that received high ratings. (More...)
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May17
Mogao Caves (Gansu Province,1987, World Cultral Herritage)

Standing 25 km southeast of Dunhuang, the Mogao Grottoes have experienced the Northern Wei, Western Wei, Northern Zhou, Sui, Tang, Song, Western Xia, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.(More...)
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May18
Yao Chen

Yao Chen (Chinese:姚晨) is a popular actress in China, whose Weibo microblog (equivalent to twitter) has over 10-million followers, earning her the nickname "the Queen of the Micobloggers". (More...)
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May19
Confucius

Lun yu (论语Analects of Confucius) is a collection of Confucius' lifetime words and deeds, recorded by his students or even their students. The book systematically reflects the thoughts of Confucius on matters of humanism, ethics, education, state affairs management and other themes.(More...)
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May20
Shanghai Art Museum

Located on busy Nanjing Road in People's Square, Shanghai Art Museum has 12 exhibition halls, covering more than 5,000 sq. m. The building itself is a charming area to walk around as it used to be the club house of Shanghai's Race Club built in the 1930s. (More...)
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May21
Li Na (李娜)

Li Na (李娜) is a Chinese professional tennis player. She won the 2011 French Open singles title, becoming the first player from an Asian country to win a Grand Slam in singles. (More...)
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May22
Wu Ying (吴英)

Wu Ying (吴英), a Chinese businesswoman, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for fundraising fraud after retrial by the Zhejiang Higher People's Court on May 21. (More...)
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May23
Zhang Lili (张丽莉)

Zhang Lili (张丽莉) is a teacher at the No. 19 Middle School in Jiamusi, Heilongjiang Province. She sustained serious injuries after saving two students from being hit by an oncoming bus on May 8, 2012. (More...)
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May24
The emblem of Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute (Chinese: 孔子学院) is established worldwide by the Hanban affiliated with the Ministry of Education. It is committed to providing Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services. (More...)
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May25
The smog in Beijing

Particulate matter, or PM, is the term for particles found in the air, including dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets. PM2.5 particles are air pollutants with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers or less, small enough to invade even the smallest airways. (More...)
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May26
Wang Yihan (王仪涵)

Wang Yihan (王仪涵) is the top player of Chinese National Badminton Team in the 24th Uber Cup held in Wuhan on May 20-26. She ranks first in the latest Badminton World Federation list. (More...)
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May27
Lin Dan (林丹)

Lin Dan (林丹) is a world champion player on China's national badminton team. He is the reigning Olympic champion and many consider him to be the greatest badminton player of all time. (More...)
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May28
Diaoyu Island (钓鱼岛)

The Diaoyu Island (钓鱼岛) is described as an island about 356 kilometers from the city of Wenzhou, 385 kilometers from the city of Fuzhou and 190 kilometers from the city of Keelung. (More...)
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May29
Liu Zhijun (刘志军)

Liu Zhijun (刘志军), former minister of railways, was expelled from the Party due to serious disciplinary violations, according to a decision by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced on May 28. (More...)
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May30
A cartoon shows the police crackdown the "three illegals" in Beijing.

A 100-day crackdown was launched in Beijing on May 15, 2012 to combat what's become known as the "three illegals (三非人员)." This refers to foreigners who have entered illegally, overstayed their visa or been employed without obtaining a work permit. (More...)
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May31
Wang Junxia (王军霞)

Wang Junxia (王军霞) won a gold medal in the women's 5,000-m race and a silver medal in the women's 10,000-m race at the Atlanta Olympic Games on July 28, 1996 to become China's first athlete to win two medals in the track events at the same Olympic Games. Wang was reputed as "Oriental Deer." (More...)
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