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Ieoh Ming Pei, Chinese-American architect behind buildings including glass pyramid outside Louvre in Paris passes away

Ieoh Ming Pei (102), the Chinese-American architect behind buildings including the glass pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris, has passed away in Manhattan, United States on May 16, 2019. His designs are renowned for their emphasis on precision geometry, plain surfaces and natural light. He carried on working well into old age, creating one of ..

Chang ‘e-4’launched to far side of Moon recently

On December 7, China has launched its first-ever space mission ‘Chang’e-4’ to land a robotic craft on the far side of the Moon. It was launched on a Long March 3B rocket from the southwestern Xichang launch centre, which will explore the Von Karman crater. The mission, which consists of a stationary lander and a ..

5th edition of World Buddhist Forum (WBF -2018)

The 5th edition of World Buddhist Forum (WBF -2018) was recently held in Putian, the southeast Fujian Province of China. Over 1,000 Buddhists, scholars and representatives from 55 countries and regions attended the forum. The WBF-2018 was jointly hosted by the Buddhist Association of China and the China Religious Culture Communication Association. The aim of ..

China launches world’s largest amphibious aircraft “AG600”

China’s world’s largest amphibious aircraft “AG600” has performed its maiden flight from the Jinwan Civil Aviation Airport at Zhuhai in Guangdong Province on December 24, 2017. It’s the latest step in China’s military modernization program. The 121-feet long AG600 aircraft plane, codenamed “Kunlong”, has a 38.8-meter wingspan and 4 turboprop engines. It is around the ..