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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year,also known as the Spring Festival in modern China,is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. It is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. It is one of the world's most prominent and celebrated festivals, and involves the largest annual mass human migration in the world. In 2018, the first day of the Lunar New Year was on Friday, 16 February, initiating the year of the Dog

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The formation of unmanned aerial vehicles at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. The red characters in the sky read "New Era".

International Mountain Tourism and Outdoor Sports’ conference

The conference, with the tagline “promoting harmony between man and nature as well as healthy lifestyles” hosted over 20 international mountain sports events, including hiking, a fire balloon event hosted by the Chinese Balloon Club League, the China Rally Championship, a camping event, a cycling competition, a cross-country running competition and a mountain sport challenge.In addition, a series of meetings and seminars directed to the travel industry were held during the event, including the first annual forum of the International Mountain Tourism Alliance (IMTA) and the Green Development and Mountain Travel seminar that brought together a number of journalists and leaders from international chambers of commerce.

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Opening Ceremony

Asian International Stamp Exhibition

To maintain a friendly bond with the members from the Asia Philatelic Federation (FIAP), as well as to further promote the Asian International Stamp Exhibition, this event gathered 24 members from different countries and regions including stamp dealers, stamp collectors, and collectors from the post council. The event wanted to put Asia’s abundant culture and creative ability on display. This year’s exhibition was titled “Joy of Philately” and showcased stories, history, characteristics and values of stamps. The highlight was a rare collection of stamps worth a total of NT$ 1.5 billion (about US$ 50 million). Decorated like an amusement park, the entire atmosphere of the event was full of entertainment and excitement. As a result, this art and cultural exhibition attracted 230,000 visitors for a feast of the senses.

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The postage stamp engraver Martin Morck signs for visitors

Yangling Agricultural High-tech Expo

It is one of the "science and technology exhibitions" which has big support from Chinese government.During the show, many agriculture companies and large agriculture units from all over the country gathering together to became a sea of agriculture. More than 400 delegates from universities and research institutions in the US, Canada, Germany, UK, Russia, Sri Lanka, and other countries join the activity. Yangling International Agricultural Technology Forum, Modern Agriculture Forum, German Modern Agriculture exhibition, China-Canada roundtable, and other international cooperation activities are held during the cooperation week.

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A glance over Yangling city

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival (Longzhou Jie in Chinese pinyin), also known as Duanwu Festival, is one of the most important traditional festivals in China. There are many folk activities held during the festival like dragon-boat racing, hanging calamus and artemisia, etc.. Dragon Boat Festival is the top four most well-known tradition festivals of the Chinese nation with Spring Festival, Mid-autumn Festival, Tomb-sweeping Day. It originates in China, however, it’s also celebrated in some neighbor countries, like Japan, South Korea, Vietnam. As one of the oldest festival in China, people like to row dragon boat and eat Zongzi to celebrate in Dragon Boat Festival from ancient times. In 2008, Dragon Boat Festival is designated as a public holiday in China.

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The picture shows the site of the first International Elite University Dragon Boat Championship organized by Zhejiang University.

Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo

The Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo (SRDICE) is an important platform organized by the Chinese government for cultural cooperation and communication among countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative. It's held annually in Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu province. Dunhuang, most famous for the Mogao caves, is an important stop on the ancient Silk Road. The expo's cultural exhibitions showcases some 8,500 exhibits from more than 60 countries, ranging from cultural relics, fine arts and photography, creative designs to intangible heritage.

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The opening ceremony of the 1st Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo is held in Dunhuang, northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 20, 2016.

Nanyang Culture Festival

The Event Promotes the Nanyang culture, create a synergy for development, and further boost the pragmatic cooperation of fellow townsmen for win- win outcomes in economy, trade, tourism, culture and friendship. It is a biennial event aimed at promoting cooperation and partnership between China and ASEAN countries. “Nanyang” is a Chinese terminology generally used to refer to Southeast Asia. It is a cultural term and has been used to describe the Culture Festival since the first festival held in 2008. The Festival is inclusive of a whole series of activities to give exposure to the Nanyang (Southeast Asia)Culture.

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Over 200 overseas Chinese nationals from 18 countries and regions gathered at the 7th Nanyang Cultural Festival 2018 in Wenchang, Hainan, China

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018)

The Commonwealth Games is an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will welcome more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories to the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia from the 4th to the 15th of April.

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Olympic Gold medalist Sally Pearson receives the Queen's Baton from ironman Trevor Hendy Jnr. on the morning of the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Wednesday, April, 4, 2018. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

The Kingdom of Thailand to Stage Royal Barge Procession on 22 October 2011

The water-borne royal kathin procession on 22 October will consist of a flotilla of 52 traditional-style barges arranged in five columns, based on a battle formation from ancient times. This is made up of four major royal barges — Suphannahongse, Narai Song Suban H.M. King Rama IX, Anantanagaraj and Anekchatbhuchongse, ten barges with animal figureheads and 38 smaller vessels. The five-column flotilla stretches 1,280 metres in length and 110 across. A total of 2,200 sailors from various units within the Royal Thai Navy will serve as oarsmen.

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The Royal Kathin Barge Procession to Present Monastic Robes

Thailand Proceeds on Efforts to Become RHVAC and Electric and Electronics Hub a Showcase of Products

From 12 to 16 October 2011, the Department of Export Promotion (DEP) -- Ministry of Commerce of Thailand will be organizing Bangkok RHVAC 2011, one of Asia's most important technology and innovation showcases for the refrigeration, heating, cooling, and ventilation products. The two exhibitions will be held at the IMPACT Arena, Exhibition and Convention Center, Muang Thong Thani.

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BANGKOK RHVAC 2011 AND BANGKOK E&E 2011

Department of Export Promotion to Hold the 24th Made in Thailand 2011

The Department of Export Promotion (DEP), Ministry of Commerce, recently announced details of the 24th Made in Thailand 2011: Export Opportunity for SMEs, which will be held during July 13-17, 2011 at Hall 5-8, Impact Muangthong Thani. Mrs. Nuntawan Sakuntanaga, the Director General of the Department of Export Promotion (DEP) said that this trade fair is expected to attract both Thai and international visitors, especially from the ASEAN, in line with the Ministry of Commerce’s policy to boost Thailand’s trade and economic growth among the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) from 20 per cent at present to 30 per cent by the end of 2015

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Made in Thailand’ trade fair will focus on creating opportunities for Thai SMEs to develop their product quality and enhance their competitiveness

Two Melbourne Libraries Adopt 'World First' Technology System

Celebration of an historic milestone - the world’s first RFID self-service solution with EFTPOS was implemented in the Melbourne City and East Melbourne libraries on August 28th 2010, by Geelong based company FE Technologies. Further details can be provided by contacting Barry McGuren on +61 400 926 480

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One of the self-service EFTPOS machines in operation.

Amateur and Professional Photographers are Invited to Compete on a Global Stage

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to compete on a global stage for over US$80,000 in cash and prizes.

Entries are now open for The International Aperture Awards, one of the world’s richest online photography competitions. This is the 3rd year of the competition, which is open to professional and amateur photographers worldwide.

With a total prize pool of over US$80,000, including a first prize in the Open competition of US$20,000 in cash, the competition attracts some of the best international professional and amateur photography. Enter online at www.internationalapertureawards.com

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The 2010 International Aperture Awards is proudly supported by Pentax, Pixel Purity, Kayell Australia, Sigma, Better Photography Magazine and Polaroid.

Australia's Largest Water Photography Competition Goes International

The 2010 savewater! awards® has opened its photographic category internationally for the first time, giving budding photographers and conservation enthusiasts around the world a chance to enter the prestigious competition.

With water conservation imagery as the key focus, the savewater! awards® photographic competition provides a unique platform for photographers to creatively demonstrate the importance of water and its impact on our future.

Entries for the 2010 savewater! awards® photographic competition are now open.

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‘The drought has broken’ by Annette Blattman. Open category winning photo of the 2009 savewater! awards® photographic competition.

Toughest Worldwide Bridge Construction Demands Met by Australian Company

Building 8 bridges around the world proves Australian based company can meet the toughest project demands and competition for formwork design, scaffolding and engineering.

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Iron Cove Bridge Project New South Wales, Australia.

European Cities Leading U.S.A. in Innovation Race

Innovation Analysts 2thinknow released today a 4 year global study of which cities were winning the global innovation race and why, in an in-depth report. The centrepiece of the Innovation Cities Analysis Report was a 162-indicator framework to build innovation cities globally.

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Christopher Hire, Executive Director of 2thinknow, presenting the Innovation Cities Analysis Report

RMIT University - Partnership Boosts Chinese Medicine Research

Professor Margaret Gardner on behalf of RMIT researchers and Professor Yubo Lu from Guangdong, one of the region’s leading Chinese Medicine research facilities, will collaborate on an Australian-first clinical study comparing the effectiveness of two herbal formulations for treating the symptoms of chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

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Professor Margaret Gardner (RMIT) and Professor Yubo Lu (Guangdong)