STORY: Feel charm of China's 1st national wetland park on World Wetlands Day
DATELINE: Feb. 2, 2023
LOCATION: HANGZHOU, China
1. STANDUP (English): ZHENG MENGYU, Xinhua correspondent
2. various of Xixi wetlands
3. SOUNDBITE (English): MUSONDA MUMBA, Secretary-general of Ramsar Convention
STANDUP (English): ZHENG MENGYU, Xinhua correspondent
"On Feb. 2, the 27th World Wetlands Day (celebration) in China with the theme of 'Wetland Restoration' was held in Xixi National Wetland Park, Hangzhou city, east China's Zhejiang province. Xixi wetland is the first national wetland park in China. In recent years, more than 800 species of animals and plants have increased here, making it a paradise for birds, fish, insects and vegetation."
Xixi National Wetland Park opened in 2005.
It is located in Hangzhou's northwestern suburb and occupies about 10 square kilometers with rare and endangered aquatic animals and plants.
In 2009, it was listed as a Wetland of
STORY: Belgian expat experiences folk customs in China's Guangxi to greet Chinese New Year
DATELINE: Jan. 24, 2023
LOCATION: GUILIN, China
1. various of Jacques Duquenne
2. STANDUP 1 (English): JACQUES DUQUENNE, Belgian expat living in China's Guilin
3. STANDUP 2 (English): JACQUES DUQUENNE, Belgian expat living in China's Guilin
4. STANDUP 3 (English): JACQUES DUQUENNE, Belgian expat living in China's Guilin
5. STANDUP 4 (English): JACQUES DUQUENNE, Belgian expat living in China's Guilin
STANDUP 1 (English): JACQUES DUQUENNE, Belgian expat living in China's Guilin
"Hi everybody, my name is Jacques Duquenne. And Happy New Year! We are here in Lingchuan County of Guilin to enjoy a Spring Festival carnival. So let's go have a look."
Duquenne came to China in 2009 and settled down in Guilin of south China's Guangxi after meeting his wife there. This is the 13th Spring Festival that he has celebrated in China.
This year, he joined a temple fair i
STORY: Maintenance technicians in China's Tibet work hard to ensure railway safety
DATELINE: Jan. 15, 2023
LOCATION: LHASA, China
1. SOUNDBITE (Chinese): NORBU, Supervisor of Lhasa-Nyingchi railway flaw detection team
2. various of the Lhasa-Nyingchi railway
The Lhasa-Nyingchi line, the first electrified railway in China's Tibet where Fuxing bullet trains run, was put into operation in 2021.
Many technicians have been making great efforts to ensure the safe and smooth operation of the railway.
SOUNDBITE (Chinese): NORBU, Supervisor of Lhasa-Nyingchi railway flaw detection team
"My name is Norbu. I am the supervisor of the Lhasa-Nyingchi railway flaw detection team.
Since 2009, I've been working as a flaw detection worker. The purpose of our work is to use advanced instruments to scan the damage inside the track that cannot be seen by naked eyes. After checking the rail by ultrasonic waves to accurately locate the damages, we then notify the workers t
STORY: African Nations Championship kicks off in Algeria
DATELINE: Jan. 14, 2023
1. various of the opening ceremony of the 7th African Nations Championship
The seventh edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) kicked off at Nelson Mandela Stadium in Baraki locality, southern Algiers on Friday.
Host Algeria beat Libya 1-0 through Aymen Mahious' 57th-minute penalty in the tournament opener.
Algerian Prime Minister Ayman Benabderrahmane declared the championship open, in the presence of several international sports personalities and big world football names, including FIFA president Gianni Infantino and president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Patrice Motsepe.
In his opening remarks, Benabderrahmane welcomed all teams and guests to the tournament as he paid tribute to late Nelson Mandela.
The biennial tournament, which was first staged in 2009 in Cote d'Ivoire, runs from January 13 to February 4 this year.
(230110) -- BEIJING, Jan. 10, 2023 (Xinhua) -- Sha Ye (R), a PhD student, and Cui Shuai measure the photosynthesis of corns in an experimental field of a "science and technology courtyard" in Lishu County, northeast China's Jilin Province, Aug. 17, 2022.
The "science and technology courtyard" was co-founded in 2009 by China Agricultural University, Jilin Agricultural University and the Lishu County government. The facility has attracted many young academics doing agricultural research. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)
File photo taken in July 2009 shows Art Tower Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture, eastern Japan, designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. The 2019 Pritzker laureate died on Dec. 28, 2022, aged 91.
TOKYO, Japan - File photo taken on July 20, 2009, shows Ranko Popovic. On Jan. 2, 2012, the 44-year-old Serbian and former Oita Trinita boss was named manager of FC Tokyo, the newly crowned Emperor's Cup winner.
AUGUSTA, United States - Argentina's Angel Cabrera (R) poses with Trevor Immelman of South Africa, the winner of the 2008 Masters golf tournament, after being presented the green jacket following his victory in the 2009 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 12. Cabrera overcame Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell in a playoff to become the first Argentine to win the Masters.
AUGUSTA, United States - Argentina's Angel Cabrera is presented his green jacket by Trevor Immelman of South Africa, the winner of the 2008 Masters golf tournament, after winning the 2009 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 12. Cabrera overcame Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell in a playoff to become the first Argentine to win the Masters.
NEW YORK, United States - Photo shows a Nissan GT-R which received the 2009 World Performance Car award in New York on April 9. World Car of the Year is a program organized and conducted by automotive journalists from all over the world.
TOKYO, Japan - Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso speaks at a press conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on April 9. The premier reiterated he will decide whether to dissolve the lower house for a general election after examining how the opposition bloc responds to the fiscal 2009 extra budget.
NEW YORK, United States - Photo shows a Honda FCX Clarity which received the 2009 World Green Car award in New York on April 9. World Car of the Year is a program organized and conducted by automotive journalists from all over the world.
TOKYO, Japan - Prime Minister Aso Taro answers questions from reporters on a fiscal 2009 supplementary budget at his office in Tokyo on April 8. The government is planning to compile a supplementary budget that will involve actual fiscal spending of 15 trillion yen, the largest-ever amount for an extra budget, to help Japan overcome the current economic crisis.
OSAKA, Japan - German athletes hold a banner showing the next world athletics championships will be held in Berlin in 2009 during the closing ceremony of the 11th World Athletics Championships at Nagai Stadium in Osaka on Sept. 2.
TOKYO, Japan - Toyota Motor Corp. President Katsuaki Watanabe speaks at a news conference in Tokyo on Aug. 31 about the company's management strategy for the coming years. Watanabe said Toyota is aiming to sell about 10.4 million cars and trucks on a group basis in 2009, up from projected sales of 9.34 million units for this year.
NEW YORK, United States - Young people stand outside the New York store of Abercrombie & Fitch on Aug. 8. The company, based in New Albany, Ohio, disclosed plans to open a Tokyo flagship store in late 2009, its first store in Asia.
TOKYO, Japan, July 17 Kyodo - File photo taken in June 2009 shows the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo's Ueno Park, one of 17 buildings in seven countries designed by the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier that the UNESCO World Heritage Committee decided on July 17, 2016 to add to the World Heritage list.
BEIJING, Oct. 19 Kyodo - Sheng Laiyun, spokesman for China's National Bureau of Statistics, announces at a press conference in Beijing on Oct, 19, 2015, that China's economy in the July-September quarter grew 6.9 percent from a year earlier. The gross domestic product figure of the world's second-largest economy slipped below 7 percent for the first time in more than six years.
DJIBOUTI, Djibouti - Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani shakes hands with a Japan Self-Defense Forces during a visit to a SDF base in Djibouti in eastern Africa on Jan. 18, 2015. SDF personnel stationed in Djibouti have engaged in antipiracy activities in the pirate-infested Gulf of Aden since 2009.
FUKUOKA, Japan - A statue of Yakushi Nyorai or medicine Buddha is shown in this file photo taken in December 2009. Supporters of Myoryuzan Yakushido, a Buddhist temple in Nakama, Fukuoka Prefecture, southwestern Japan, announced a decision on Dec. 24, 2014, to pay a cash reward of 2 million yen for key information leading to the discovery of the statue stolen in 2010.
TOKYO, Japan - Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki attends a press conference at his ministry in Tokyo past midnight on Oct. 27, 2014, to unveil that his support group incorrectly recorded expenditures totaling around 6.6 million yen in its funding report as spending for New Year's events in 2008 and 2009 that were not sponsored by the group. Mochizuki said he does not think the incorrect entry constitutes a legal violation and indicated he has no plan to resign over the issue.
TOKYO, Japan - Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki (R) checks a document during a press conference at his ministry in Tokyo past midnight on Oct. 27, 2014, held to unveil that his support group incorrectly recorded expenditures totaling around 6.6 million yen in its funding report as spending for New Year's events in 2008 and 2009 that were not sponsored by the group. Mochizuki said he does not think the incorrect entry constitutes a legal violation and indicated he has no plan to resign over the issue.
BEIJING, China - Sheng Laiyun, a spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics of China, tells a press conference in Beijing on Oct. 21, 2014, the country's gross domestic product slowed to 7.3% growth in the July-September quarter on a year-on-year basis, the slowest since a 6.6% rise in the January-March quarter of 2009.
LOS ANGELES, United States - A dress made up of stuffed Hello Kitty toys that American singer Lady Gaga wore in 2009 is on display at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on Oct. 10, 2014. The dress is part of "Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty," the first Hello Kitty exhibit in North America, which will begin the following day and will run until April 26, 2015, to celebrate the feline character's 40th anniversary.
TOKYO, Japan - Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui, seen in this undated photo, left for Japan on Sept. 19, 2014, for a seven-day vacation that will take him to several parts of the country. The trip to Japan is his sixth since he stepped down as president and his first since 2009.
TOKYO, Japan - National Public Safety Commission Chairwoman Eriko Yamatani holds a press conference at the National Police Agency in Tokyo on Sept. 18, 2014. Yamatani admitted that she had a photo taken in 2009 with a former member of a civic group against privileges for Korean residents in Japan without knowing it.
SENDAI, Japan - A photograph of the 10-meter-tall coastal breakwater (L) in the Taro district of Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, taken on July 19, 2009, indicates the structure was not high enough prior to the 2011 quake-tsunami disaster as the other picture taken on Sept. 1, 2014, shows most of the nearby houses gone. Part of the breakwater will be kept to show what remained just after the devastating tsunami hit.
TOKYO, Japan - Sadakazu Tanigaki, the newly appointed secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, holds a press conference at LDP headquarters in Tokyo on Sept. 3, 2014. Tanigaki was LDP leader when the Democratic Party of Japan was in power from 2009 to 2012.
TOKYO, Japan - Liberal Democratic Party President Shinzo Abe (L) and Secretary General Sadakazu Tanigaki hold hands for photos after the launch of the party's new leadership at LDP headquarters in Tokyo on Sept. 3, 2014. Tanigaki was LDP leader when the Democratic Party of Japan was in power from 2009 to 2012.
TOKYO, Japan - Senji Miyake, president of Kirin Holdings Co., briefs reporters about the company's earnings report for the January-June period at a news conference in Tokyo on Aug. 6, 2014. Kirin's sales were surpassed by those of Suntory Holdings Ltd. in the period for the first time since 2009.
TOKYO, Japan - Japanese lawyer Shoichi Ibusuki (R) explains the poor working conditions foreign trainees are forced to endure, including low wages, in this file photo taken in June 2009. Workers chiefly from Asian countries are subjected to conditions of forced labor, sometimes through the government's industrial training and technical internship program.
TOKYO, Japan - Monks at Zenkoji Temple and tourism officials in Nagano, central Japan, announce at a press conference in Tokyo on July 8, 2014, plans for a rare opening to the public next year of the principal image enshrined at the temple. They expect seven million visitors during the event scheduled for April 5 to May 31, 2015, held once every six years, compared with 6.73 million visitors during the previous opening in 2009.
URUMQI, China - Photo taken in July 2009 shows stores burnt in riots in Urumqi, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China.
URUMQI, China - Armed police officers keep guard in Urumqi, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China, on July 5, 2014, five years after the July 2009 Urumqi riots.
URUMQI, China - An Uyghur man who fought against the ethnic Han during July 2009 Urumqi riots prays near his home in Urumqi, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, on July 4, 2014.
URUMQI, China - Uyghur men gather near the International Grand Bazaar, where clashes were intense during the July 2009 Urumqi riots, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China, on July 5, 2014.
URUMQI, China - A woman stands near the International Grand Bazaar, where clashes were intense during the July 2009 Urumqi riots, in Urumqi, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, on July 5, 2014.
URUMQI, China - Police officers keep a watchful eye near the International Grand Bazaar, where clashes were intense during the July 2009 Urumqi riots, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China on July 5, 2014.
URUMQI, China - Uyghur men pray in front of a mosque in Urumqi, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, on July 4, 2014. The 2009 Urumqi riots broke out on July 5.
URUMQI, China - Armed police members keep guard in Urumqi, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, on July 5, 2014, five years after the July 2009 Urumqi riots.
NAGOYA, Japan - Photo taken in around 2009 shows Mitsushige Yamanaka, mayor of the city of Matsusaka in the central Japan prefecture of Mie. The 38-year-old mayor said on July 3, 2014, he is going to file a lawsuit, arguing the Cabinet decision to allow Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense is unconstitutional.
TOKYO, Japan - A vessel of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (front) guards a Japanese cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia against piracy in June 2009. Japan plans to send a senior Self-Defense Forces officer to serve as the commander of the multinational antipiracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.
LOS ANGELES, United States - A fan takes a souvenir photo at the star honoring American pop icon Michael Jackson on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on June 16, 2014. Jackson died on June 25, 2009 at age 50.
KOBE, Japan - The main keep of Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, is photographed from a Kyodo News helicopter on June 14, 2014. The castle, under repair since October 2009, is scheduled to reopen in March 2015.