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A gay couple was attacked by security guards at 798 Beijing art district

The girls in the video were attacked by security guards during an LGBT event held at the Beijing’s popular arts district Factory 798, to celebrate the international day against homophobia (国际 不再 恐 同 日) on May 17th.

The girls said they were just heading to the parking lot to get in the car. However, the guards blocked them at the entrance and attacked them. When the police finally arrived at the scene of the assault, they took the girls to the local police station.

Topic: Homophobia in China

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The Tianma Pit Hotel, The Shimao Quarry Hotel, is incredible

The hotel, Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental, 上海洲际世茂仙境酒店, Shànghǎi Zhōujì Shìmào Xiānjìng Jiǔdiàn, called also Tianma Pit Hotel, or Shimao Quarry Hotel, Songjiang, or Pit Pegasus Hotel, is built in a deep pit beside Tianma Mountain in Songjiang district of Shanghai.

After few delays, the opening of the hotel is expected to be around the end of 2018.

The British InterContinental Hotels Group will run the project as one of its flagship hotels in the country under the banner of Shimao Wonderland InterContinental. According to Shanghaiist, the group has an investment of US$555 million in the project.

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Rooms are expected to be priced at a floor of US$320 per night.

Shanghai Songjiang National Scenic Area was hidden in an abandoned pit. This pit was the quarry of the Japanese invaders before the liberation, and they used the stones collected there to build bunkers.

In 2006, Shimao Group decided to make use of the natural environment in the deep pit to build a five-star hotel, integrating the entire hotel with the area.

The project has been established as early as 2006. Shimao Group spent seven years on scientific feasibility studies and geological examination to solve all the architectural problems of the underground space.

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According to the design plan, the main building of this five-star hotel includes hotel lobby, conference center, guest room section, entertainment catering and logistics services.

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The combination of the unique cliffs, the natural resources, the waterfalls, and the natural indoor and outdoor gardens create a unique ecological environment.

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A large waterfall falls, hanging from the cliff, forming a spectacular sight in the hotel atrium.

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Source: baike

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The last China Steam locomotive

The steam locomotive was central to the Industrial Revolution.

For the first time in history, goods were transported by something other than the muscle of man or animal.

However, it was replaced by diesel locomotives and electric locomotives in the twentieth century.

Except for a portion of steam trains reserved for tourist purposes, there are few places in the world where steam locomotives still operate commercially.

The Sandaoling open-pit mine (三道嶺露天礦), located in Xinjiang, China, is the largest open-pit coal mine in northwestern China. Since 1958, the total mining area has exceeded one thousand square kilometers and transportation within the mine still relies on steam trains.

There is no doubt that the steam train is a superstar of railway photography while breathing rhythmically smoke, like a living thing.

Every winter, there will be railroad fans all over the world gathering in Sandaoling.

Sandaoling steam locomotive is expected to be fully suspended in 2018, this railroad reputation as the last steam train shrine is about to disappear!

China continued to build mainline steam locomotives until the late 20th century, even building a few examples for American tourist operations. China was the last main-line user of steam locomotives, with use ending officially on the Ji-Tong line at the end of 2005. Some steam locomotives are as of 2017 still in use in industrial operations in China.

Some coal and other mineral operations maintain an active roster of China Railways JS (建设, “Jiànshè”) or China Railways SY (上游, “Shàngyóu”) steam locomotives bought secondhand from China Railway. The last steam locomotive built in China was 2-8-2 SY 1772, finished in 1999.

Source: Youtube, Wikipedia

Topic: steam locomotive, China steam locomotive, steam locomotive video

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9 Chinese Native Plants that changed Western food culture and habits

Chinese native plants that shaped Western food culture and traditions. Every day, every moment of our lives, even the most trivial, to a more careful … Read more

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Chinese police agents organizing the crossing of pedestrians in China

A mesmerizing video of Chinese police agents organizing the crossing of pedestrians in the crowded Nanjing road in Shanghai.

NOTE: The article has been corrected.

Source Youtube via reddit

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‘Twenty Two’ tells life stories of survivors of sexual slavery

A Chinese-language documentary (and mainland China box-office sensation) completed with over 32,000 contributions from crowdfunding, “Twenty Two” was shot a few years ago. by James Verniere … Read more