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Beijing exhibits how China is “Forging Ahead in the New Era” (Pics)

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As the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is drawing near, Beijing is exhibiting China’s achievements and development over the past 10 years.

Titled “Forging Ahead in the New Era”, the exhibition covered an area of over 30,000 square meters.

Among the highlights are the achievements made in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region, and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

South China’s Hainan Province took up the largest exhibition area, showcasing the development of the Hainan Free Trade Port and the ecological protection achievements in the region.

Visitors can also see the positive changes that China has witnessed in various areas, including culture, the environment and poverty alleviation.

General secretary of the CPC Central Committee and president of the People’s Republic of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission – Xi Jinping had also visited the exhibition.

The 20th National Congress of the CPC is to commence on Oct. 16 in Beijing.

(Pics & report – Kelum Shivantha reporting from Beijing)

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President’s fifty-year milestone (pics)

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe was felicitated last evening in completing 50 years since taking oaths as a lawyer at a gala event at the Shangri La Hotel in Colombo. 

Speaking at the occasion, the President said he practised law for five years and then joined the ‘chambers’ of President J.R. Jayewardene, where he then became a lawmaker. 

Picture shows the President last night in a good mood with his wife Professor Maithri Wickramasinghe.

President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva who joined the occasion said that President Ranil Wickremesinghe has never worked for self promotion but to strengthen the parliament.

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China’s Diesel donation arrives in SL (Pics)

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The Oil tanker “Super Eastern” carrying 10.6 million litres (9,000 metric tonnes) of diesel donated by China has arrived at the Colombo Port.

The fuel is donated for farmers and fishermen in remote areas of Sri Lanka.

Tweeting, the Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka said that the Chinese Ambassador Qi Zhenhong today (27) boarded the oil tanker and handed over the diesel donation to Sri Lankan farmers & fishermen through related Sri Lankan ministries.

Distribution will start soon under a mutually agreed modality, the embassy adds.

(Pics Courtesy : Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka / Fisheries Ministry)

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‘Beaver moon’ lunar eclipse (Pics)

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People watch as a full moon rises before a total lunar eclipse in Stanwell Park, Australia (Photograph: Dean Lewins/EPA)

A beaver blood total lunar eclipse stunned skygazers across the world yesterday (08).

The reddish lunar lunar eclipse visible from North America to the Pacific but not in Europe.

The eclipse’s totality, where the Moon is entirely in Earth’s shadow – lasted between 10:17 and 11:42 GMT.

The next total lunar eclipse will been seen in on March 14, 2025.

The following is a selection of the lunar eclipse as it was seen across the world.

A composite image of the total lunar eclipse, in which the moon is completely covered by the Earth’s shadow, seen from the city of Gwangju, south-west South Korea (Photograph: Yonhap/EPA)
The eclipse is visible in Kolkata, India (Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA)
The moon rises above Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar (Photograph: Thein Zaw/AP)
The blood-red moon passes over the Empire State Building in New York City (Photograph: Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)
The Earth’s shadow starts to cover the moon, as seen through Christmas lights at a public square in Caracas, Venezuela (Photograph: Matias Delacroix/AP)
The moon seen behind a corner tower along the outer walls of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China (Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
The lunar eclipse rises over the Australian Parliament House in Canberra (Photograph: Getty Images)
A total lunar eclipse is seen over the roof of Sensoji temple at Asakusa in Tokyo (Photograph: EPA)
As seen from Central America, from San Salvador, El Salvador’s captal (Photograph: Reuters)

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