Photos taken on Dec. 26, 2019 shows the closure of the suspension span on the new Wufengshan Yangtze River Bridge, China's first suspension bridge that integrates an expressway and a railway, in east China's Jiangsu Province. The double-deck bridge linking Yangzhou and Zhenjiang in Jiangsu completed its main body here on Thursday. With a main span of 1,092 meters, the bridge boasts an eight-lane expressway on the upper deck and a high-speed railway on the lower deck. (Xinhua/Li Bo)
Protective netting is laid on Xiaohaituo Mountain in northwest Beijing's Yanqing district on Thursday. Construction of the National Alpine Ski Center continues in the area, with the 2022 Olympics venue set to stage an FIS World Cup meet in February. WANG JING/CHINA DAILY
Basketball player Abdusalam Abdurexit injures during the match against Beijing Ducks in Beijing, on Dec 25, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]
URUMQI - Chinese international basketball player Abdusalam Abdurexit faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after rupturing the ACL in his left knee, his club Xinjiang Flying Tigers announced on Thursday.
The 23-year-old player was injured after falling awkwardly during the CBA game between Xinjiang and Beijing Ducks on December 25.
He was stretchered off court before being taken to hospital for a CT and MRI exam.
"We will discuss a treatment program with sports medicine experts and select the best hospital to help Abdusalam get back to the court as soon as possible," read a statement from his club.
This season, Abdusalam has averaged 16.8 points and 5 rebounds in 20 games, with Xinjiang currently sitting second in the CBA behind Guangdong Southeast Tigers.
Long March-5 Y3 blasts off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province, Dec. 27, 2019. The rocket, coded as Long March-5 Y3, blasted off from the coastal launch center at 8:45 p.m. (Beijing time), carrying the Shijian-20 technological experiment satellite weighing over eight tonnes, the heaviest and most advanced communications satellite of the country. About 2,220 seconds later, the satellite was sent into its planned orbit. (Xinhua/Chen Yehua)
People prepare for a reindeer-pulled sled race in Aoluguya Ewenki autonomous township in Hulunbuir, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Dec 25, 2019. [Photo by Wang Zheng/chinadaily.com.cn]
People participate in a reindeer-pulled sled race in Aoluguya Ewenki autonomous township in Hulunbuir, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Dec 25, 2019. [Photos by Wang Zheng/chinadaily.com.cn]
The following photos feature tells the inspiring story of a new girls' football team at a school deep in the mountains of southwestern China's Sichuan province. The school, located in the village of Wawu at an altitude of more than 2,600 meters, was reopened in 2004 by a newly certified teacher, Qubi Shigu.
In the years since, the school grew from four students to 272, and the once impoverished area with no electricity or road access is now a place where local girls harbor big dreams to become professional football players.
Emu Youluo, a sixth-grade student who wears the No.4 jersey, is the only female football player who can compete with the boys. Emu is a highly-effective striker and joins a boy's match after the training session with the girls' football team. [Photo by Chen Weisong]
Emu Youluo is the only child in her family. Her father is a local farmer and her mother is a migrant worker. Her favorite football club is Real Madrid, and she is a big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo. Speaking of her favorite female football player, she adores Marta Vieira da Silva, the Brazilian legend who has been named FIFA World Player of the Year six times. [Photo by Chen Weisong]
Every time the teachers' team compete with boys' team, members of the girls' football team observe on the sidelines. Some use their phones to record the match, which they review and learn from after. [Photo by Chen Weisong]
Qubi has special plans for the development of the newly established girls' football team. "In this semester, we will try to grow their interest through training sessions on basic skills. If everything goes well, they can compete with other teams in our county," Qubi said. [Photo by Chen Weisong]
After putting in years of hard work to improve the village school's facilities, Qubi Shigu, who is himself a football enthusiast, decides to popularize the sport among children in this area. In line with the school slogan which says "let our village school become a place full of dreams and hopes," Qubi hopes his students to explore their potential and dream big. [Photo by Chen Weisong]
Group photo of the girls' football team and Qubi Shigu (on the right) and two other coaches. "I hope football can help these children see the world," Qubi says. "That is my greatest motivation." [Photo by Chen Weisong]
Visitors buy some snacks at the 2019 Tropical Island (Sanya) International Tourism Food Festival in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, Dec. 29, 2019. The festival kicked off here on Sunday and will last till Jan. 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Liyun)