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The traditional Chongyang Festival (重阳节), or Double Ninth Festival, falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month and is a day to pay respect to seniors. (More)
Did you know...
·... that Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation offers the largest non-governmental science and technology awards in China?
·... that Riyuetan-Weipai Building is the world's largest solar energy office building?
·... that Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway has a 350-km-per-hour average speed, boasting the world's fastest train journey?
·... that the Old Town of Pingyao's history goes back 2,700 years, when it was first built during the reign of King Xuan (827-782 BC) of the Western Zhou Dynasty?
On this day...

The New Fourth Army is being mobilized to fight against Japanese aggressors.
October 12
·1885: Qing government raised Taiwan from county to provincial status and appointed Liu Mingchuan as provincial governor as the Sino-French War (August 1884 – April 1885) brought Taiwan's strategic position off the southeast coast into focus.
·1937: Founding of the New Fourth Army.
·1998: China women's team won the 33rd Chess Olympiad held in the "Chess City" of Elista in Russia.
·2001: Rice genome decoded.
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