Xi’an technologies support China’s first spacewalk in 13 years

The Shenzhou XII mission crew engaged in China’s first extravehicular activity in 13 years to perform about seven hours of work outside the core module of China’s permanent space station on July 4. During the mission, Major General Liu Boming floated out of the module, named Tianhe, or Harmony of Heavens. Senior Colonel Tang Hongbo stayed in the air lock

Ruins of over 1,000-year-old village discovered in northwest China

Chinese archaeologists have discovered the ruins of a village dating back more than 1,000 years in the city of Xi’an, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. The ruins, covering an area of around 34,000 square meters, measure 190 meters in length and 180 meters in width. Archaeologists found several ash pits, wells, road remains and tombs at the site of the ruins,

Digital economy thrives in China’s western regions: report

XI’AN — The rural e-commerce industry boomed in China’s western regions in 2020, according to an industrial report. Last year, areas in the west led the growth in the number of new entrepreneurs on e-commerce platform Taobao for the first time in its history, said the report, co-released by Alibaba and an institute under Zhongnan University of Economics and Law.

Jurassic dinosaur, turtle tracks found in China’s Shaanxi

XI’AN, June 11 (Xinhua) — Researchers from China and the United States on Friday jointly announced the discovery of a set of well-preserved dinosaur footprints and turtle swim tracks in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. Five isolated dinosaur tracks and six turtle tracks were found in a layer of yellowish sandstone, according to Xing Lida who led the research. “The body