Carrying furniture, home appliances and machinery, the first train of the first regular railway freight service linking Guangdong Province and Germany waits for departure in Dongguan on Thursday. China on Thursday launched its first regular freight train service linking its southern province of Guangdong and Germany.The first train, carrying furniture, home appliances and machinery, left Dongguan on Thursday afternoon and will pass through Russia, Belarus and Poland before reaching Duisburg in Germany.The journey of more than 13,000 kilometers will take 19 days, 15 days shorter than sea freight,
A photo shows the surface of the Moon. China's National Astronomical Observatories has recently released the complete image data collected by the Chang'e-3 lunar lander and the Yutu moon rover. The image data contain thousands of high-resolution color photos that had never been revealed before. [Photo: Xinhua]
CRRC to build rail cars for Chicago China.org.cn, March 10, 2016
China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), the world's biggest train maker by revenue, announced it won a 1.3-billion-U.S. dollar order to build rail cars for Chicago on Thursday. A CRH train production site of CRRC's Qingdao Sifang Co Ltd in Qingdao, Shandong province. CSR Sifang America JV, subsidiary of CRRC which makes both high speed trains and railcars, will supply up to 846 railcars to the Chicago Transit Authority. [Photo/Xinhua] The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) awarded the contract to build 846 railcars to CRRC subsidiary CSR Sifang America JV, which submitted the lowest bid, according to a statement posted on the CTA's website.
China building World’s largest Telescope
Photo taken on March 9, 2016 shows an aerial view of the assembly site of the single-aperture spherical telescope "FAST" in Pingtang County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. A total of 3,492 reflector panels, an equilateral triangle with a side length of 11 meters each, have been installed on the frame. When it is completed in 2016, the five-hundred-meter aperture spherical telescope (FAST) will be the world's largest, overtaking Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory, which is 300 meters in diameter. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)
Rare brown giant panda seen in Shaanxi
File photo from a giant panda research institute in Shaanxi shows a brown giant panda walking in the woods of Qinling Mountains, northwest China. The brown male giant panda named Qizai was born in 2009 and his mother was a normal one with black and white hairs. Brown giant panda is extremely rare in China as only 8 pandas of such kind were found since records began. (Xinhua/Liang Qihui) Source: China.org.cn dated 14 March, 2016.
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