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Chinese astronauts deliver messages back to Earth
The astronauts of China's Shenzhou-12 mission have delivered messages back to the Earth from the core module of the country's new space station. The three astronauts are expected to stay in the Tianhe module for three months to help build the station and do scientific research. China plans to complete the construction of the space station by the end of 2022.
China beefs up environmental protection efforts
'Ecosystem restoration' is the theme of this year's World Environment Day. To reverse the degradation of the world's environment, China has introduced systems of natural reserves, a multitude of campaigns and issued regulations.
China's population grows 5.38% to 1.41 billion in a decade
Official data shows China's population on the mainland has reached 1.41 billion. The population has grown by more than half-a-percent on average annually over the past decade. Chinese people aged 60 or above account for 18.7 percent of the total population. An analyst says the Chinese population is expected to peak in the next decade due to low fertility desire among young people.
China’s first consumer goods expo opens in Hainan
China's first International Consumer Products Expo has kicked off in Haikou, the capital of the southern island province of Hainan. Analysts believe though competition exists between domestic and foreign brands, the event will help both to expand their market globally.
Labor Day holiday spurs travel demand in China
Tuesday is the penultimate day of China's extended Labor Day holiday, which has seen a record amount of travel. Industry figures show bookings in all aspects of travel over the five-day holiday have surged and surpassed the 2019 level.
India battles record surge of COVID-19 infections
India has reported a world record of more than 300-thousand cases of COVID-19 for six days in a row. The World Health Organization says the COVID-19 virus variant from India has been found in at least 17 countries. China says the country is willing to help India fight against the new wave of COVID-19.
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