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PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Jean Paul Gaultier pose with members of a Hong Kong TV channel during the Jean-Paul Gaultier: Front Row - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring / Summer 2013 at Studio Jean Paul Gaultier on September 29, 2012 in Paris, France.
Zhang Wei (C), a contestant, sings during the final round of the television show "The Voice of China" in Shanghai September 30, 2012. The "Voice of China" television show, the local version of the Dutch series "The Voice of Holland", has an audience of more than 40.5 million viewers, local media report. REUTERS/Aly Song
Two members of the audience take a picture of themselves before the final round of the television show "The Voice of China" in Shanghai September 30, 2012. The "Voice of China" television show, the local version of the Dutch series "The Voice of Holland", has an audience of more than 40.5 million viewers, local media report. REUTERS/Aly Song
Vehicles line up to pass a toll station in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning province, Sept 30, 2012. The flow of traffic on expressways is estimated to increase after the country lifted road tolls for cars using highways during major Chinese holidays. China issued a toll-free road policy in August, allowing passenger cars with seven seats or less to travel for free on toll roads during major holidays. The policy also led to traffic jams in many parts of the country. [Photo/Xinhua]
A parent holding a child asleep rests besides a ticket office at Zhengzhou Railway Station in Zhengzhou, capital of Central China's Henan province, Sept 29, 2012. During the Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese National Day festival, which will last from Sept 30 to Oct 7, Zhengzhou Railway Station is expected to send 1.2 million passengers, 3.2% more than the same period last year. [Photo/Xinhua]
Cooks prepare to serve a one-ton mooncake to people in Hefei, East China's Anhui province, Sept 22, 2012. The mooncake is made by more than 30 chefs and measures 2 meters in diameter. Mooncake is a traditional Chinese food served on the Mid-Autumn Festival (the 15th day of the eigth month in lunar calendar), which falls on Sept 30 this year. It symbolizes the reunion of family and friends. [Photo/CFP]
A road cave-in swallowed a passing cement truck and damaged an underground gas pipeline in downtown Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, on Sept. 28. Rescure workers have cut off the nearby gas supply to avoid any possible incident.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/ph..._131882414.htmGold mooncakes raise suspicions of corruption - China News - SINA English
2012-09-28, Beijng...Gold mooncakes made their debut in the gift sector ahead of China's back-to-back autumn holiday but suspicions of corruption have been raised. Made of pure gold, the mooncake-shaped artifact witnessed good sales on the eve of China's traditional Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival. One of the most favored gift box consists of two pieces, which weigh 50 grams each. The price is 42,900 yuan (6,821 U.S. dollars), equalling to 429 yuan per gram. The price of standard metal bars is around 360 yuan.
Contestants present creations during the final of a national fashion model contest in Yingkou, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 29, 2012. A total of 30 contestants competed here on Saturday. (Xinhua/Li Mingfang)
QINGDAO - China's most sophisticated research vessel - named Kexue, or Science - was delivered to its operator on Saturday in Qingdao, a port city in eastern Shandong province.The 87.5-million-US dollar ship, manufactured by the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Co, Ltd. based in Hubei province, was handed over to the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS).
Weighing 4,711 tons, the vessel is 99.8 meters long and 17.8 meters wide. With a cruising capacity of 15,000 nautical miles and a top speed of 15 knots, it can travel with 80 members for 60 days.
Kexue features better stability and a larger laboratory space as well as having more manoeuvrabilty in comparison with other Chinese research vessels, said Sun Song, director of the IOCAS. He added that the vessel is among the world's most advanced research ships.
Capable of global voyages and all-day observations, the ship is seen as a moving laboratory on the sea.
It will serve as one of the key vessels for the country's oceanographic studies for the next 10 to 20 years, with world-leading facilities for scientific detection and experiments, Sun said.
Kexue is designed to conduct a wide range of tasks, such as water body detection, atmospheric exploration, deep-sea environment exploration and remote sensing information verification.
The construction of the ship began in 2010 and launched in November last year for trials.