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  ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)

  PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Luehdorfiachinensis,orChineseLuehdorfia,isararebutterflyspeciesunderstate-levelprotectioninChina.TheinsectmainlyinhabitsthemiddleandlowerreachesoftheYangtzeRiver.Nanjing,capitalofEastChina'sJiangsuprovince,ishometothelargestnumberofChineseLuehdorfias.AChineseLuehdorfiahastoexperience300daysasapupabeforemorphingintoabutterfly.Butafterthat,theyonlylive7to20days,accordingtotheChineseLuehdoefiaNaturalHistoryMuseum.NestledinNanjing'sLaoshanMountain,theChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseumisdedicatedtoprotectingthedecliningspecies.Onshowatthemuseumaremorethan400specimenscollectedfromaroundtheglobe,imagesofdifferentstagesoftheinsect'slife-fromhatchingtodeath.Themuseumhasalsodocumentedscholars'achievementsinsavingthethreatenedinsectoverthepast30years.PhotosofmajorbutterflyspeciesfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuprovinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)VisitorsinMarchandAprilcouldalsoseethebutterfliesflyinginthewoodsofLaoshanMountain.ChineseLuehdorfiaisoneofthefivespeciesoftheLuehdorfiafamily.OthersincludeLuehdorfiajaponica,LuehdorfiataibaichouandLuehdorfiachoui,whicharemainlyfoundineasternAsiancountriessuchasJapanandSouthKorea.Ifyougo:10a.m.-4:30p.m.,TuesdaystoFridays;9a.m.-5p.m.,SaturdaystoSundays.LuehdorfiachinensisNaturalHistoryMuseum,ShuimoDanianscenicarea,Pukoudistrict,Nanjing.AnimageofaChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Themuseumfeaturesimages,specimensanddocumentsnarratingdifferentlifestagesoftheChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)DisplaysforfivemajorLuehdorfiaspeciesintheworld.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Morethan400butterflyspecimenscollectedfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuProvinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)

  China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Luehdorfiachinensis,orChineseLuehdorfia,isararebutterflyspeciesunderstate-levelprotectioninChina.TheinsectmainlyinhabitsthemiddleandlowerreachesoftheYangtzeRiver.Nanjing,capitalofEastChina'sJiangsuprovince,ishometothelargestnumberofChineseLuehdorfias.AChineseLuehdorfiahastoexperience300daysasapupabeforemorphingintoabutterfly.Butafterthat,theyonlylive7to20days,accordingtotheChineseLuehdoefiaNaturalHistoryMuseum.NestledinNanjing'sLaoshanMountain,theChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseumisdedicatedtoprotectingthedecliningspecies.Onshowatthemuseumaremorethan400specimenscollectedfromaroundtheglobe,imagesofdifferentstagesoftheinsect'slife-fromhatchingtodeath.Themuseumhasalsodocumentedscholars'achievementsinsavingthethreatenedinsectoverthepast30years.PhotosofmajorbutterflyspeciesfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuprovinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)VisitorsinMarchandAprilcouldalsoseethebutterfliesflyinginthewoodsofLaoshanMountain.ChineseLuehdorfiaisoneofthefivespeciesoftheLuehdorfiafamily.OthersincludeLuehdorfiajaponica,LuehdorfiataibaichouandLuehdorfiachoui,whicharemainlyfoundineasternAsiancountriessuchasJapanandSouthKorea.Ifyougo:10a.m.-4:30p.m.,TuesdaystoFridays;9a.m.-5p.m.,SaturdaystoSundays.LuehdorfiachinensisNaturalHistoryMuseum,ShuimoDanianscenicarea,Pukoudistrict,Nanjing.AnimageofaChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Themuseumfeaturesimages,specimensanddocumentsnarratingdifferentlifestagesoftheChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)DisplaysforfivemajorLuehdorfiaspeciesintheworld.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Morethan400butterflyspecimenscollectedfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuProvinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)

  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)

  ChinaandGermanyareexpectedtoupholdfreetradeandmultilateralismandcreatenewopportunitiesforbilateralcooperationinmanufacturingandinnovation,expertssaidaheadofGermanChancellorAngelaMerkel's11thvisittoBeijing,whichbeginsonThursday.Takingofficeforherfourthterm,MerkelwillmeetwithPresidentXiJinpingandPremierLiKeqianginBeijingonThursday.Bilateraltradehit8.1billionlastyear,upby11percentyear-on-year,withGermanyhavingatradesurplusof.8billion,theForeignMinistrysaid."ChinahasbeenGermany'slargesttradingpartnerinrecentyears.Bothcountriesshouldvoiceasharedstanceagainstunilateralismandsupportformultilateralism,"saidChenXin,aneconomicsresearcherattheInstituteofEuropeanStudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.ChinaandGermanycanenhancetheircoordinationintheIraniannucleardealnowthattheUnitedStatespullsout,hesaid.Thisyear,ChinahoststheChina-Germanprimeministers'regularmeeting,butMerkelcomesataspecialtimeinachanginginternationalscenario,saidChenFengying,aseniorworldeconomyresearcherattheChinaInstitutesofContemporaryInternationalRelations.HervisitiscastintheshadowofrisingtradeprotectionismandthedecisionbyU.S.PresidentDonaldTrumptowithdrawfromtheIrannucleardeal.TheoutcomeofMerkel'sattemptinWashingtonseekingexemptionsfromsteelandaluminumtariffsremainsunknown.Chinahasreiterateditsstanceoffurtherreformandopening-up,whichcreatesnewchancesforforeigncompanies,includingthosefromGermany,andisexemplifiedbytariffcutsforautomobiles,Chensaid.InadditiontoBeijing,MerkelhasvisitednineChinesecities,includingShanghaiandTianjin.Thistime,shewillheadtoShenzhen,Guangdongprovince,wheresheisscheduledtovisitaSiemensfactoryandaChinesebusinessstartup.Innovationiskeytothehigh-techstrategiesofbothcountries,andShenzhenhasgrowntobeafrontiercityinthisarea.  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  

  Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Luehdorfiachinensis,orChineseLuehdorfia,isararebutterflyspeciesunderstate-levelprotectioninChina.TheinsectmainlyinhabitsthemiddleandlowerreachesoftheYangtzeRiver.Nanjing,capitalofEastChina'sJiangsuprovince,ishometothelargestnumberofChineseLuehdorfias.AChineseLuehdorfiahastoexperience300daysasapupabeforemorphingintoabutterfly.Butafterthat,theyonlylive7to20days,accordingtotheChineseLuehdoefiaNaturalHistoryMuseum.NestledinNanjing'sLaoshanMountain,theChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseumisdedicatedtoprotectingthedecliningspecies.Onshowatthemuseumaremorethan400specimenscollectedfromaroundtheglobe,imagesofdifferentstagesoftheinsect'slife-fromhatchingtodeath.Themuseumhasalsodocumentedscholars'achievementsinsavingthethreatenedinsectoverthepast30years.PhotosofmajorbutterflyspeciesfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuprovinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)VisitorsinMarchandAprilcouldalsoseethebutterfliesflyinginthewoodsofLaoshanMountain.ChineseLuehdorfiaisoneofthefivespeciesoftheLuehdorfiafamily.OthersincludeLuehdorfiajaponica,LuehdorfiataibaichouandLuehdorfiachoui,whicharemainlyfoundineasternAsiancountriessuchasJapanandSouthKorea.Ifyougo:10a.m.-4:30p.m.,TuesdaystoFridays;9a.m.-5p.m.,SaturdaystoSundays.LuehdorfiachinensisNaturalHistoryMuseum,ShuimoDanianscenicarea,Pukoudistrict,Nanjing.AnimageofaChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Themuseumfeaturesimages,specimensanddocumentsnarratingdifferentlifestagesoftheChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)DisplaysforfivemajorLuehdorfiaspeciesintheworld.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Morethan400butterflyspecimenscollectedfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuProvinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)

  ChinaandGermanyareexpectedtoupholdfreetradeandmultilateralismandcreatenewopportunitiesforbilateralcooperationinmanufacturingandinnovation,expertssaidaheadofGermanChancellorAngelaMerkel's11thvisittoBeijing,whichbeginsonThursday.Takingofficeforherfourthterm,MerkelwillmeetwithPresidentXiJinpingandPremierLiKeqianginBeijingonThursday.Bilateraltradehit8.1billionlastyear,upby11percentyear-on-year,withGermanyhavingatradesurplusof.8billion,theForeignMinistrysaid."ChinahasbeenGermany'slargesttradingpartnerinrecentyears.Bothcountriesshouldvoiceasharedstanceagainstunilateralismandsupportformultilateralism,"saidChenXin,aneconomicsresearcherattheInstituteofEuropeanStudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.ChinaandGermanycanenhancetheircoordinationintheIraniannucleardealnowthattheUnitedStatespullsout,hesaid.Thisyear,ChinahoststheChina-Germanprimeministers'regularmeeting,butMerkelcomesataspecialtimeinachanginginternationalscenario,saidChenFengying,aseniorworldeconomyresearcherattheChinaInstitutesofContemporaryInternationalRelations.HervisitiscastintheshadowofrisingtradeprotectionismandthedecisionbyU.S.PresidentDonaldTrumptowithdrawfromtheIrannucleardeal.TheoutcomeofMerkel'sattemptinWashingtonseekingexemptionsfromsteelandaluminumtariffsremainsunknown.Chinahasreiterateditsstanceoffurtherreformandopening-up,whichcreatesnewchancesforforeigncompanies,includingthosefromGermany,andisexemplifiedbytariffcutsforautomobiles,Chensaid.InadditiontoBeijing,MerkelhasvisitednineChinesecities,includingShanghaiandTianjin.Thistime,shewillheadtoShenzhen,Guangdongprovince,wheresheisscheduledtovisitaSiemensfactoryandaChinesebusinessstartup.Innovationiskeytothehigh-techstrategiesofbothcountries,andShenzhenhasgrowntobeafrontiercityinthisarea.  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Luehdorfiachinensis,orChineseLuehdorfia,isararebutterflyspeciesunderstate-levelprotectioninChina.TheinsectmainlyinhabitsthemiddleandlowerreachesoftheYangtzeRiver.Nanjing,capitalofEastChina'sJiangsuprovince,ishometothelargestnumberofChineseLuehdorfias.AChineseLuehdorfiahastoexperience300daysasapupabeforemorphingintoabutterfly.Butafterthat,theyonlylive7to20days,accordingtotheChineseLuehdoefiaNaturalHistoryMuseum.NestledinNanjing'sLaoshanMountain,theChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseumisdedicatedtoprotectingthedecliningspecies.Onshowatthemuseumaremorethan400specimenscollectedfromaroundtheglobe,imagesofdifferentstagesoftheinsect'slife-fromhatchingtodeath.Themuseumhasalsodocumentedscholars'achievementsinsavingthethreatenedinsectoverthepast30years.PhotosofmajorbutterflyspeciesfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuprovinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)VisitorsinMarchandAprilcouldalsoseethebutterfliesflyinginthewoodsofLaoshanMountain.ChineseLuehdorfiaisoneofthefivespeciesoftheLuehdorfiafamily.OthersincludeLuehdorfiajaponica,LuehdorfiataibaichouandLuehdorfiachoui,whicharemainlyfoundineasternAsiancountriessuchasJapanandSouthKorea.Ifyougo:10a.m.-4:30p.m.,TuesdaystoFridays;9a.m.-5p.m.,SaturdaystoSundays.LuehdorfiachinensisNaturalHistoryMuseum,ShuimoDanianscenicarea,Pukoudistrict,Nanjing.AnimageofaChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Themuseumfeaturesimages,specimensanddocumentsnarratingdifferentlifestagesoftheChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)DisplaysforfivemajorLuehdorfiaspeciesintheworld.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Morethan400butterflyspecimenscollectedfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuProvinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)

  PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)

  Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Luehdorfiachinensis,orChineseLuehdorfia,isararebutterflyspeciesunderstate-levelprotectioninChina.TheinsectmainlyinhabitsthemiddleandlowerreachesoftheYangtzeRiver.Nanjing,capitalofEastChina'sJiangsuprovince,ishometothelargestnumberofChineseLuehdorfias.AChineseLuehdorfiahastoexperience300daysasapupabeforemorphingintoabutterfly.Butafterthat,theyonlylive7to20days,accordingtotheChineseLuehdoefiaNaturalHistoryMuseum.NestledinNanjing'sLaoshanMountain,theChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseumisdedicatedtoprotectingthedecliningspecies.Onshowatthemuseumaremorethan400specimenscollectedfromaroundtheglobe,imagesofdifferentstagesoftheinsect'slife-fromhatchingtodeath.Themuseumhasalsodocumentedscholars'achievementsinsavingthethreatenedinsectoverthepast30years.PhotosofmajorbutterflyspeciesfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuprovinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)VisitorsinMarchandAprilcouldalsoseethebutterfliesflyinginthewoodsofLaoshanMountain.ChineseLuehdorfiaisoneofthefivespeciesoftheLuehdorfiafamily.OthersincludeLuehdorfiajaponica,LuehdorfiataibaichouandLuehdorfiachoui,whicharemainlyfoundineasternAsiancountriessuchasJapanandSouthKorea.Ifyougo:10a.m.-4:30p.m.,TuesdaystoFridays;9a.m.-5p.m.,SaturdaystoSundays.LuehdorfiachinensisNaturalHistoryMuseum,ShuimoDanianscenicarea,Pukoudistrict,Nanjing.AnimageofaChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Themuseumfeaturesimages,specimensanddocumentsnarratingdifferentlifestagesoftheChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)DisplaysforfivemajorLuehdorfiaspeciesintheworld.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Morethan400butterflyspecimenscollectedfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuProvinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)ChinaandGermanyareexpectedtoupholdfreetradeandmultilateralismandcreatenewopportunitiesforbilateralcooperationinmanufacturingandinnovation,expertssaidaheadofGermanChancellorAngelaMerkel's11thvisittoBeijing,whichbeginsonThursday.Takingofficeforherfourthterm,MerkelwillmeetwithPresidentXiJinpingandPremierLiKeqianginBeijingonThursday.Bilateraltradehit8.1billionlastyear,upby11percentyear-on-year,withGermanyhavingatradesurplusof.8billion,theForeignMinistrysaid."ChinahasbeenGermany'slargesttradingpartnerinrecentyears.Bothcountriesshouldvoiceasharedstanceagainstunilateralismandsupportformultilateralism,"saidChenXin,aneconomicsresearcherattheInstituteofEuropeanStudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.ChinaandGermanycanenhancetheircoordinationintheIraniannucleardealnowthattheUnitedStatespullsout,hesaid.Thisyear,ChinahoststheChina-Germanprimeministers'regularmeeting,butMerkelcomesataspecialtimeinachanginginternationalscenario,saidChenFengying,aseniorworldeconomyresearcherattheChinaInstitutesofContemporaryInternationalRelations.HervisitiscastintheshadowofrisingtradeprotectionismandthedecisionbyU.S.PresidentDonaldTrumptowithdrawfromtheIrannucleardeal.TheoutcomeofMerkel'sattemptinWashingtonseekingexemptionsfromsteelandaluminumtariffsremainsunknown.Chinahasreiterateditsstanceoffurtherreformandopening-up,whichcreatesnewchancesforforeigncompanies,includingthosefromGermany,andisexemplifiedbytariffcutsforautomobiles,Chensaid.InadditiontoBeijing,MerkelhasvisitednineChinesecities,includingShanghaiandTianjin.Thistime,shewillheadtoShenzhen,Guangdongprovince,wheresheisscheduledtovisitaSiemensfactoryandaChinesebusinessstartup.Innovationiskeytothehigh-techstrategiesofbothcountries,andShenzhenhasgrowntobeafrontiercityinthisarea.  

  AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Luehdorfiachinensis,orChineseLuehdorfia,isararebutterflyspeciesunderstate-levelprotectioninChina.TheinsectmainlyinhabitsthemiddleandlowerreachesoftheYangtzeRiver.Nanjing,capitalofEastChina'sJiangsuprovince,ishometothelargestnumberofChineseLuehdorfias.AChineseLuehdorfiahastoexperience300daysasapupabeforemorphingintoabutterfly.Butafterthat,theyonlylive7to20days,accordingtotheChineseLuehdoefiaNaturalHistoryMuseum.NestledinNanjing'sLaoshanMountain,theChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseumisdedicatedtoprotectingthedecliningspecies.Onshowatthemuseumaremorethan400specimenscollectedfromaroundtheglobe,imagesofdifferentstagesoftheinsect'slife-fromhatchingtodeath.Themuseumhasalsodocumentedscholars'achievementsinsavingthethreatenedinsectoverthepast30years.PhotosofmajorbutterflyspeciesfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuprovinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)VisitorsinMarchandAprilcouldalsoseethebutterfliesflyinginthewoodsofLaoshanMountain.ChineseLuehdorfiaisoneofthefivespeciesoftheLuehdorfiafamily.OthersincludeLuehdorfiajaponica,LuehdorfiataibaichouandLuehdorfiachoui,whicharemainlyfoundineasternAsiancountriessuchasJapanandSouthKorea.Ifyougo:10a.m.-4:30p.m.,TuesdaystoFridays;9a.m.-5p.m.,SaturdaystoSundays.LuehdorfiachinensisNaturalHistoryMuseum,ShuimoDanianscenicarea,Pukoudistrict,Nanjing.AnimageofaChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Themuseumfeaturesimages,specimensanddocumentsnarratingdifferentlifestagesoftheChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)DisplaysforfivemajorLuehdorfiaspeciesintheworld.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Morethan400butterflyspecimenscollectedfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuProvinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)

  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  

  PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  

  ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)

  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)

  Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Luehdorfiachinensis,orChineseLuehdorfia,isararebutterflyspeciesunderstate-levelprotectioninChina.TheinsectmainlyinhabitsthemiddleandlowerreachesoftheYangtzeRiver.Nanjing,capitalofEastChina'sJiangsuprovince,ishometothelargestnumberofChineseLuehdorfias.AChineseLuehdorfiahastoexperience300daysasapupabeforemorphingintoabutterfly.Butafterthat,theyonlylive7to20days,accordingtotheChineseLuehdoefiaNaturalHistoryMuseum.NestledinNanjing'sLaoshanMountain,theChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseumisdedicatedtoprotectingthedecliningspecies.Onshowatthemuseumaremorethan400specimenscollectedfromaroundtheglobe,imagesofdifferentstagesoftheinsect'slife-fromhatchingtodeath.Themuseumhasalsodocumentedscholars'achievementsinsavingthethreatenedinsectoverthepast30years.PhotosofmajorbutterflyspeciesfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuprovinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)VisitorsinMarchandAprilcouldalsoseethebutterfliesflyinginthewoodsofLaoshanMountain.ChineseLuehdorfiaisoneofthefivespeciesoftheLuehdorfiafamily.OthersincludeLuehdorfiajaponica,LuehdorfiataibaichouandLuehdorfiachoui,whicharemainlyfoundineasternAsiancountriessuchasJapanandSouthKorea.Ifyougo:10a.m.-4:30p.m.,TuesdaystoFridays;9a.m.-5p.m.,SaturdaystoSundays.LuehdorfiachinensisNaturalHistoryMuseum,ShuimoDanianscenicarea,Pukoudistrict,Nanjing.AnimageofaChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Themuseumfeaturesimages,specimensanddocumentsnarratingdifferentlifestagesoftheChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)DisplaysforfivemajorLuehdorfiaspeciesintheworld.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Morethan400butterflyspecimenscollectedfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuProvinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)ChinaandGermanyareexpectedtoupholdfreetradeandmultilateralismandcreatenewopportunitiesforbilateralcooperationinmanufacturingandinnovation,expertssaidaheadofGermanChancellorAngelaMerkel's11thvisittoBeijing,whichbeginsonThursday.Takingofficeforherfourthterm,MerkelwillmeetwithPresidentXiJinpingandPremierLiKeqianginBeijingonThursday.Bilateraltradehit8.1billionlastyear,upby11percentyear-on-year,withGermanyhavingatradesurplusof.8billion,theForeignMinistrysaid."ChinahasbeenGermany'slargesttradingpartnerinrecentyears.Bothcountriesshouldvoiceasharedstanceagainstunilateralismandsupportformultilateralism,"saidChenXin,aneconomicsresearcherattheInstituteofEuropeanStudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.ChinaandGermanycanenhancetheircoordinationintheIraniannucleardealnowthattheUnitedStatespullsout,hesaid.Thisyear,ChinahoststheChina-Germanprimeministers'regularmeeting,butMerkelcomesataspecialtimeinachanginginternationalscenario,saidChenFengying,aseniorworldeconomyresearcherattheChinaInstitutesofContemporaryInternationalRelations.HervisitiscastintheshadowofrisingtradeprotectionismandthedecisionbyU.S.PresidentDonaldTrumptowithdrawfromtheIrannucleardeal.TheoutcomeofMerkel'sattemptinWashingtonseekingexemptionsfromsteelandaluminumtariffsremainsunknown.Chinahasreiterateditsstanceoffurtherreformandopening-up,whichcreatesnewchancesforforeigncompanies,includingthosefromGermany,andisexemplifiedbytariffcutsforautomobiles,Chensaid.InadditiontoBeijing,MerkelhasvisitednineChinesecities,includingShanghaiandTianjin.Thistime,shewillheadtoShenzhen,Guangdongprovince,wheresheisscheduledtovisitaSiemensfactoryandaChinesebusinessstartup.Innovationiskeytothehigh-techstrategiesofbothcountries,andShenzhenhasgrowntobeafrontiercityinthisarea.  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)

  ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  

  ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChinaandGermanyareexpectedtoupholdfreetradeandmultilateralismandcreatenewopportunitiesforbilateralcooperationinmanufacturingandinnovation,expertssaidaheadofGermanChancellorAngelaMerkel's11thvisittoBeijing,whichbeginsonThursday.Takingofficeforherfourthterm,MerkelwillmeetwithPresidentXiJinpingandPremierLiKeqianginBeijingonThursday.Bilateraltradehit8.1billionlastyear,upby11percentyear-on-year,withGermanyhavingatradesurplusof.8billion,theForeignMinistrysaid."ChinahasbeenGermany'slargesttradingpartnerinrecentyears.Bothcountriesshouldvoiceasharedstanceagainstunilateralismandsupportformultilateralism,"saidChenXin,aneconomicsresearcherattheInstituteofEuropeanStudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.ChinaandGermanycanenhancetheircoordinationintheIraniannucleardealnowthattheUnitedStatespullsout,hesaid.Thisyear,ChinahoststheChina-Germanprimeministers'regularmeeting,butMerkelcomesataspecialtimeinachanginginternationalscenario,saidChenFengying,aseniorworldeconomyresearcherattheChinaInstitutesofContemporaryInternationalRelations.HervisitiscastintheshadowofrisingtradeprotectionismandthedecisionbyU.S.PresidentDonaldTrumptowithdrawfromtheIrannucleardeal.TheoutcomeofMerkel'sattemptinWashingtonseekingexemptionsfromsteelandaluminumtariffsremainsunknown.Chinahasreiterateditsstanceoffurtherreformandopening-up,whichcreatesnewchancesforforeigncompanies,includingthosefromGermany,andisexemplifiedbytariffcutsforautomobiles,Chensaid.InadditiontoBeijing,MerkelhasvisitednineChinesecities,includingShanghaiandTianjin.Thistime,shewillheadtoShenzhen,Guangdongprovince,wheresheisscheduledtovisitaSiemensfactoryandaChinesebusinessstartup.Innovationiskeytothehigh-techstrategiesofbothcountries,andShenzhenhasgrowntobeafrontiercityinthisarea.  AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)

  ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Luehdorfiachinensis,orChineseLuehdorfia,isararebutterflyspeciesunderstate-levelprotectioninChina.TheinsectmainlyinhabitsthemiddleandlowerreachesoftheYangtzeRiver.Nanjing,capitalofEastChina'sJiangsuprovince,ishometothelargestnumberofChineseLuehdorfias.AChineseLuehdorfiahastoexperience300daysasapupabeforemorphingintoabutterfly.Butafterthat,theyonlylive7to20days,accordingtotheChineseLuehdoefiaNaturalHistoryMuseum.NestledinNanjing'sLaoshanMountain,theChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseumisdedicatedtoprotectingthedecliningspecies.Onshowatthemuseumaremorethan400specimenscollectedfromaroundtheglobe,imagesofdifferentstagesoftheinsect'slife-fromhatchingtodeath.Themuseumhasalsodocumentedscholars'achievementsinsavingthethreatenedinsectoverthepast30years.PhotosofmajorbutterflyspeciesfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuprovinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)VisitorsinMarchandAprilcouldalsoseethebutterfliesflyinginthewoodsofLaoshanMountain.ChineseLuehdorfiaisoneofthefivespeciesoftheLuehdorfiafamily.OthersincludeLuehdorfiajaponica,LuehdorfiataibaichouandLuehdorfiachoui,whicharemainlyfoundineasternAsiancountriessuchasJapanandSouthKorea.Ifyougo:10a.m.-4:30p.m.,TuesdaystoFridays;9a.m.-5p.m.,SaturdaystoSundays.LuehdorfiachinensisNaturalHistoryMuseum,ShuimoDanianscenicarea,Pukoudistrict,Nanjing.AnimageofaChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Themuseumfeaturesimages,specimensanddocumentsnarratingdifferentlifestagesoftheChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)DisplaysforfivemajorLuehdorfiaspeciesintheworld.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Morethan400butterflyspecimenscollectedfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuProvinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)

  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)

  PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Luehdorfiachinensis,orChineseLuehdorfia,isararebutterflyspeciesunderstate-levelprotectioninChina.TheinsectmainlyinhabitsthemiddleandlowerreachesoftheYangtzeRiver.Nanjing,capitalofEastChina'sJiangsuprovince,ishometothelargestnumberofChineseLuehdorfias.AChineseLuehdorfiahastoexperience300daysasapupabeforemorphingintoabutterfly.Butafterthat,theyonlylive7to20days,accordingtotheChineseLuehdoefiaNaturalHistoryMuseum.NestledinNanjing'sLaoshanMountain,theChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseumisdedicatedtoprotectingthedecliningspecies.Onshowatthemuseumaremorethan400specimenscollectedfromaroundtheglobe,imagesofdifferentstagesoftheinsect'slife-fromhatchingtodeath.Themuseumhasalsodocumentedscholars'achievementsinsavingthethreatenedinsectoverthepast30years.PhotosofmajorbutterflyspeciesfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuprovinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)VisitorsinMarchandAprilcouldalsoseethebutterfliesflyinginthewoodsofLaoshanMountain.ChineseLuehdorfiaisoneofthefivespeciesoftheLuehdorfiafamily.OthersincludeLuehdorfiajaponica,LuehdorfiataibaichouandLuehdorfiachoui,whicharemainlyfoundineasternAsiancountriessuchasJapanandSouthKorea.Ifyougo:10a.m.-4:30p.m.,TuesdaystoFridays;9a.m.-5p.m.,SaturdaystoSundays.LuehdorfiachinensisNaturalHistoryMuseum,ShuimoDanianscenicarea,Pukoudistrict,Nanjing.AnimageofaChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Themuseumfeaturesimages,specimensanddocumentsnarratingdifferentlifestagesoftheChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)DisplaysforfivemajorLuehdorfiaspeciesintheworld.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Morethan400butterflyspecimenscollectedfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuProvinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)

  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)

  ChinaandGermanyareexpectedtoupholdfreetradeandmultilateralismandcreatenewopportunitiesforbilateralcooperationinmanufacturingandinnovation,expertssaidaheadofGermanChancellorAngelaMerkel's11thvisittoBeijing,whichbeginsonThursday.Takingofficeforherfourthterm,MerkelwillmeetwithPresidentXiJinpingandPremierLiKeqianginBeijingonThursday.Bilateraltradehit8.1billionlastyear,upby11percentyear-on-year,withGermanyhavingatradesurplusof.8billion,theForeignMinistrysaid."ChinahasbeenGermany'slargesttradingpartnerinrecentyears.Bothcountriesshouldvoiceasharedstanceagainstunilateralismandsupportformultilateralism,"saidChenXin,aneconomicsresearcherattheInstituteofEuropeanStudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.ChinaandGermanycanenhancetheircoordinationintheIraniannucleardealnowthattheUnitedStatespullsout,hesaid.Thisyear,ChinahoststheChina-Germanprimeministers'regularmeeting,butMerkelcomesataspecialtimeinachanginginternationalscenario,saidChenFengying,aseniorworldeconomyresearcherattheChinaInstitutesofContemporaryInternationalRelations.HervisitiscastintheshadowofrisingtradeprotectionismandthedecisionbyU.S.PresidentDonaldTrumptowithdrawfromtheIrannucleardeal.TheoutcomeofMerkel'sattemptinWashingtonseekingexemptionsfromsteelandaluminumtariffsremainsunknown.Chinahasreiterateditsstanceoffurtherreformandopening-up,whichcreatesnewchancesforforeigncompanies,includingthosefromGermany,andisexemplifiedbytariffcutsforautomobiles,Chensaid.InadditiontoBeijing,MerkelhasvisitednineChinesecities,includingShanghaiandTianjin.Thistime,shewillheadtoShenzhen,Guangdongprovince,wheresheisscheduledtovisitaSiemensfactoryandaChinesebusinessstartup.Innovationiskeytothehigh-techstrategiesofbothcountries,andShenzhenhasgrowntobeafrontiercityinthisarea.  AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)

  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)

  China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)ChinaandGermanyareexpectedtoupholdfreetradeandmultilateralismandcreatenewopportunitiesforbilateralcooperationinmanufacturingandinnovation,expertssaidaheadofGermanChancellorAngelaMerkel's11thvisittoBeijing,whichbeginsonThursday.Takingofficeforherfourthterm,MerkelwillmeetwithPresidentXiJinpingandPremierLiKeqianginBeijingonThursday.Bilateraltradehit8.1billionlastyear,upby11percentyear-on-year,withGermanyhavingatradesurplusof.8billion,theForeignMinistrysaid."ChinahasbeenGermany'slargesttradingpartnerinrecentyears.Bothcountriesshouldvoiceasharedstanceagainstunilateralismandsupportformultilateralism,"saidChenXin,aneconomicsresearcherattheInstituteofEuropeanStudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.ChinaandGermanycanenhancetheircoordinationintheIraniannucleardealnowthattheUnitedStatespullsout,hesaid.Thisyear,ChinahoststheChina-Germanprimeministers'regularmeeting,butMerkelcomesataspecialtimeinachanginginternationalscenario,saidChenFengying,aseniorworldeconomyresearcherattheChinaInstitutesofContemporaryInternationalRelations.HervisitiscastintheshadowofrisingtradeprotectionismandthedecisionbyU.S.PresidentDonaldTrumptowithdrawfromtheIrannucleardeal.TheoutcomeofMerkel'sattemptinWashingtonseekingexemptionsfromsteelandaluminumtariffsremainsunknown.Chinahasreiterateditsstanceoffurtherreformandopening-up,whichcreatesnewchancesforforeigncompanies,includingthosefromGermany,andisexemplifiedbytariffcutsforautomobiles,Chensaid.InadditiontoBeijing,MerkelhasvisitednineChinesecities,includingShanghaiandTianjin.Thistime,shewillheadtoShenzhen,Guangdongprovince,wheresheisscheduledtovisitaSiemensfactoryandaChinesebusinessstartup.Innovationiskeytothehigh-techstrategiesofbothcountries,andShenzhenhasgrowntobeafrontiercityinthisarea.  

  ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Luehdorfiachinensis,orChineseLuehdorfia,isararebutterflyspeciesunderstate-levelprotectioninChina.TheinsectmainlyinhabitsthemiddleandlowerreachesoftheYangtzeRiver.Nanjing,capitalofEastChina'sJiangsuprovince,ishometothelargestnumberofChineseLuehdorfias.AChineseLuehdorfiahastoexperience300daysasapupabeforemorphingintoabutterfly.Butafterthat,theyonlylive7to20days,accordingtotheChineseLuehdoefiaNaturalHistoryMuseum.NestledinNanjing'sLaoshanMountain,theChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseumisdedicatedtoprotectingthedecliningspecies.Onshowatthemuseumaremorethan400specimenscollectedfromaroundtheglobe,imagesofdifferentstagesoftheinsect'slife-fromhatchingtodeath.Themuseumhasalsodocumentedscholars'achievementsinsavingthethreatenedinsectoverthepast30years.PhotosofmajorbutterflyspeciesfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuprovinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)VisitorsinMarchandAprilcouldalsoseethebutterfliesflyinginthewoodsofLaoshanMountain.ChineseLuehdorfiaisoneofthefivespeciesoftheLuehdorfiafamily.OthersincludeLuehdorfiajaponica,LuehdorfiataibaichouandLuehdorfiachoui,whicharemainlyfoundineasternAsiancountriessuchasJapanandSouthKorea.Ifyougo:10a.m.-4:30p.m.,TuesdaystoFridays;9a.m.-5p.m.,SaturdaystoSundays.LuehdorfiachinensisNaturalHistoryMuseum,ShuimoDanianscenicarea,Pukoudistrict,Nanjing.AnimageofaChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Themuseumfeaturesimages,specimensanddocumentsnarratingdifferentlifestagesoftheChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)DisplaysforfivemajorLuehdorfiaspeciesintheworld.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Morethan400butterflyspecimenscollectedfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuProvinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)

  AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)

  Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Luehdorfiachinensis,orChineseLuehdorfia,isararebutterflyspeciesunderstate-levelprotectioninChina.TheinsectmainlyinhabitsthemiddleandlowerreachesoftheYangtzeRiver.Nanjing,capitalofEastChina'sJiangsuprovince,ishometothelargestnumberofChineseLuehdorfias.AChineseLuehdorfiahastoexperience300daysasapupabeforemorphingintoabutterfly.Butafterthat,theyonlylive7to20days,accordingtotheChineseLuehdoefiaNaturalHistoryMuseum.NestledinNanjing'sLaoshanMountain,theChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseumisdedicatedtoprotectingthedecliningspecies.Onshowatthemuseumaremorethan400specimenscollectedfromaroundtheglobe,imagesofdifferentstagesoftheinsect'slife-fromhatchingtodeath.Themuseumhasalsodocumentedscholars'achievementsinsavingthethreatenedinsectoverthepast30years.PhotosofmajorbutterflyspeciesfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuprovinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)VisitorsinMarchandAprilcouldalsoseethebutterfliesflyinginthewoodsofLaoshanMountain.ChineseLuehdorfiaisoneofthefivespeciesoftheLuehdorfiafamily.OthersincludeLuehdorfiajaponica,LuehdorfiataibaichouandLuehdorfiachoui,whicharemainlyfoundineasternAsiancountriessuchasJapanandSouthKorea.Ifyougo:10a.m.-4:30p.m.,TuesdaystoFridays;9a.m.-5p.m.,SaturdaystoSundays.LuehdorfiachinensisNaturalHistoryMuseum,ShuimoDanianscenicarea,Pukoudistrict,Nanjing.AnimageofaChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Themuseumfeaturesimages,specimensanddocumentsnarratingdifferentlifestagesoftheChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)DisplaysforfivemajorLuehdorfiaspeciesintheworld.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Morethan400butterflyspecimenscollectedfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuProvinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)ChinaandGermanyareexpectedtoupholdfreetradeandmultilateralismandcreatenewopportunitiesforbilateralcooperationinmanufacturingandinnovation,expertssaidaheadofGermanChancellorAngelaMerkel's11thvisittoBeijing,whichbeginsonThursday.Takingofficeforherfourthterm,MerkelwillmeetwithPresidentXiJinpingandPremierLiKeqianginBeijingonThursday.Bilateraltradehit8.1billionlastyear,upby11percentyear-on-year,withGermanyhavingatradesurplusof.8billion,theForeignMinistrysaid."ChinahasbeenGermany'slargesttradingpartnerinrecentyears.Bothcountriesshouldvoiceasharedstanceagainstunilateralismandsupportformultilateralism,"saidChenXin,aneconomicsresearcherattheInstituteofEuropeanStudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.ChinaandGermanycanenhancetheircoordinationintheIraniannucleardealnowthattheUnitedStatespullsout,hesaid.Thisyear,ChinahoststheChina-Germanprimeministers'regularmeeting,butMerkelcomesataspecialtimeinachanginginternationalscenario,saidChenFengying,aseniorworldeconomyresearcherattheChinaInstitutesofContemporaryInternationalRelations.HervisitiscastintheshadowofrisingtradeprotectionismandthedecisionbyU.S.PresidentDonaldTrumptowithdrawfromtheIrannucleardeal.TheoutcomeofMerkel'sattemptinWashingtonseekingexemptionsfromsteelandaluminumtariffsremainsunknown.Chinahasreiterateditsstanceoffurtherreformandopening-up,whichcreatesnewchancesforforeigncompanies,includingthosefromGermany,andisexemplifiedbytariffcutsforautomobiles,Chensaid.InadditiontoBeijing,MerkelhasvisitednineChinesecities,includingShanghaiandTianjin.Thistime,shewillheadtoShenzhen,Guangdongprovince,wheresheisscheduledtovisitaSiemensfactoryandaChinesebusinessstartup.Innovationiskeytothehigh-techstrategiesofbothcountries,andShenzhenhasgrowntobeafrontiercityinthisarea.  ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)

  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  

  ChinaandGermanyareexpectedtoupholdfreetradeandmultilateralismandcreatenewopportunitiesforbilateralcooperationinmanufacturingandinnovation,expertssaidaheadofGermanChancellorAngelaMerkel's11thvisittoBeijing,whichbeginsonThursday.Takingofficeforherfourthterm,MerkelwillmeetwithPresidentXiJinpingandPremierLiKeqianginBeijingonThursday.Bilateraltradehit8.1billionlastyear,upby11percentyear-on-year,withGermanyhavingatradesurplusof.8billion,theForeignMinistrysaid."ChinahasbeenGermany'slargesttradingpartnerinrecentyears.Bothcountriesshouldvoiceasharedstanceagainstunilateralismandsupportformultilateralism,"saidChenXin,aneconomicsresearcherattheInstituteofEuropeanStudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.ChinaandGermanycanenhancetheircoordinationintheIraniannucleardealnowthattheUnitedStatespullsout,hesaid.Thisyear,ChinahoststheChina-Germanprimeministers'regularmeeting,butMerkelcomesataspecialtimeinachanginginternationalscenario,saidChenFengying,aseniorworldeconomyresearcherattheChinaInstitutesofContemporaryInternationalRelations.HervisitiscastintheshadowofrisingtradeprotectionismandthedecisionbyU.S.PresidentDonaldTrumptowithdrawfromtheIrannucleardeal.TheoutcomeofMerkel'sattemptinWashingtonseekingexemptionsfromsteelandaluminumtariffsremainsunknown.Chinahasreiterateditsstanceoffurtherreformandopening-up,whichcreatesnewchancesforforeigncompanies,includingthosefromGermany,andisexemplifiedbytariffcutsforautomobiles,Chensaid.InadditiontoBeijing,MerkelhasvisitednineChinesecities,includingShanghaiandTianjin.Thistime,shewillheadtoShenzhen,Guangdongprovince,wheresheisscheduledtovisitaSiemensfactoryandaChinesebusinessstartup.Innovationiskeytothehigh-techstrategiesofbothcountries,andShenzhenhasgrowntobeafrontiercityinthisarea.  China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)

  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Luehdorfiachinensis,orChineseLuehdorfia,isararebutterflyspeciesunderstate-levelprotectioninChina.TheinsectmainlyinhabitsthemiddleandlowerreachesoftheYangtzeRiver.Nanjing,capitalofEastChina'sJiangsuprovince,ishometothelargestnumberofChineseLuehdorfias.AChineseLuehdorfiahastoexperience300daysasapupabeforemorphingintoabutterfly.Butafterthat,theyonlylive7to20days,accordingtotheChineseLuehdoefiaNaturalHistoryMuseum.NestledinNanjing'sLaoshanMountain,theChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseumisdedicatedtoprotectingthedecliningspecies.Onshowatthemuseumaremorethan400specimenscollectedfromaroundtheglobe,imagesofdifferentstagesoftheinsect'slife-fromhatchingtodeath.Themuseumhasalsodocumentedscholars'achievementsinsavingthethreatenedinsectoverthepast30years.PhotosofmajorbutterflyspeciesfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuprovinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)VisitorsinMarchandAprilcouldalsoseethebutterfliesflyinginthewoodsofLaoshanMountain.ChineseLuehdorfiaisoneofthefivespeciesoftheLuehdorfiafamily.OthersincludeLuehdorfiajaponica,LuehdorfiataibaichouandLuehdorfiachoui,whicharemainlyfoundineasternAsiancountriessuchasJapanandSouthKorea.Ifyougo:10a.m.-4:30p.m.,TuesdaystoFridays;9a.m.-5p.m.,SaturdaystoSundays.LuehdorfiachinensisNaturalHistoryMuseum,ShuimoDanianscenicarea,Pukoudistrict,Nanjing.AnimageofaChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Themuseumfeaturesimages,specimensanddocumentsnarratingdifferentlifestagesoftheChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)DisplaysforfivemajorLuehdorfiaspeciesintheworld.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Morethan400butterflyspecimenscollectedfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuProvinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)

  China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  ChinaandGermanyareexpectedtoupholdfreetradeandmultilateralismandcreatenewopportunitiesforbilateralcooperationinmanufacturingandinnovation,expertssaidaheadofGermanChancellorAngelaMerkel's11thvisittoBeijing,whichbeginsonThursday.Takingofficeforherfourthterm,MerkelwillmeetwithPresidentXiJinpingandPremierLiKeqianginBeijingonThursday.Bilateraltradehit8.1billionlastyear,upby11percentyear-on-year,withGermanyhavingatradesurplusof.8billion,theForeignMinistrysaid."ChinahasbeenGermany'slargesttradingpartnerinrecentyears.Bothcountriesshouldvoiceasharedstanceagainstunilateralismandsupportformultilateralism,"saidChenXin,aneconomicsresearcherattheInstituteofEuropeanStudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.ChinaandGermanycanenhancetheircoordinationintheIraniannucleardealnowthattheUnitedStatespullsout,hesaid.Thisyear,ChinahoststheChina-Germanprimeministers'regularmeeting,butMerkelcomesataspecialtimeinachanginginternationalscenario,saidChenFengying,aseniorworldeconomyresearcherattheChinaInstitutesofContemporaryInternationalRelations.HervisitiscastintheshadowofrisingtradeprotectionismandthedecisionbyU.S.PresidentDonaldTrumptowithdrawfromtheIrannucleardeal.TheoutcomeofMerkel'sattemptinWashingtonseekingexemptionsfromsteelandaluminumtariffsremainsunknown.Chinahasreiterateditsstanceoffurtherreformandopening-up,whichcreatesnewchancesforforeigncompanies,includingthosefromGermany,andisexemplifiedbytariffcutsforautomobiles,Chensaid.InadditiontoBeijing,MerkelhasvisitednineChinesecities,includingShanghaiandTianjin.Thistime,shewillheadtoShenzhen,Guangdongprovince,wheresheisscheduledtovisitaSiemensfactoryandaChinesebusinessstartup.Innovationiskeytothehigh-techstrategiesofbothcountries,andShenzhenhasgrowntobeafrontiercityinthisarea.  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)

  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Luehdorfiachinensis,orChineseLuehdorfia,isararebutterflyspeciesunderstate-levelprotectioninChina.TheinsectmainlyinhabitsthemiddleandlowerreachesoftheYangtzeRiver.Nanjing,capitalofEastChina'sJiangsuprovince,ishometothelargestnumberofChineseLuehdorfias.AChineseLuehdorfiahastoexperience300daysasapupabeforemorphingintoabutterfly.Butafterthat,theyonlylive7to20days,accordingtotheChineseLuehdoefiaNaturalHistoryMuseum.NestledinNanjing'sLaoshanMountain,theChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseumisdedicatedtoprotectingthedecliningspecies.Onshowatthemuseumaremorethan400specimenscollectedfromaroundtheglobe,imagesofdifferentstagesoftheinsect'slife-fromhatchingtodeath.Themuseumhasalsodocumentedscholars'achievementsinsavingthethreatenedinsectoverthepast30years.PhotosofmajorbutterflyspeciesfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuprovinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)VisitorsinMarchandAprilcouldalsoseethebutterfliesflyinginthewoodsofLaoshanMountain.ChineseLuehdorfiaisoneofthefivespeciesoftheLuehdorfiafamily.OthersincludeLuehdorfiajaponica,LuehdorfiataibaichouandLuehdorfiachoui,whicharemainlyfoundineasternAsiancountriessuchasJapanandSouthKorea.Ifyougo:10a.m.-4:30p.m.,TuesdaystoFridays;9a.m.-5p.m.,SaturdaystoSundays.LuehdorfiachinensisNaturalHistoryMuseum,ShuimoDanianscenicarea,Pukoudistrict,Nanjing.AnimageofaChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Themuseumfeaturesimages,specimensanddocumentsnarratingdifferentlifestagesoftheChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)DisplaysforfivemajorLuehdorfiaspeciesintheworld.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Morethan400butterflyspecimenscollectedfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuProvinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)

  PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  

  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  

  China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)ChinaandGermanyareexpectedtoupholdfreetradeandmultilateralismandcreatenewopportunitiesforbilateralcooperationinmanufacturingandinnovation,expertssaidaheadofGermanChancellorAngelaMerkel's11thvisittoBeijing,whichbeginsonThursday.Takingofficeforherfourthterm,MerkelwillmeetwithPresidentXiJinpingandPremierLiKeqianginBeijingonThursday.Bilateraltradehit8.1billionlastyear,upby11percentyear-on-year,withGermanyhavingatradesurplusof.8billion,theForeignMinistrysaid."ChinahasbeenGermany'slargesttradingpartnerinrecentyears.Bothcountriesshouldvoiceasharedstanceagainstunilateralismandsupportformultilateralism,"saidChenXin,aneconomicsresearcherattheInstituteofEuropeanStudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.ChinaandGermanycanenhancetheircoordinationintheIraniannucleardealnowthattheUnitedStatespullsout,hesaid.Thisyear,ChinahoststheChina-Germanprimeministers'regularmeeting,butMerkelcomesataspecialtimeinachanginginternationalscenario,saidChenFengying,aseniorworldeconomyresearcherattheChinaInstitutesofContemporaryInternationalRelations.HervisitiscastintheshadowofrisingtradeprotectionismandthedecisionbyU.S.PresidentDonaldTrumptowithdrawfromtheIrannucleardeal.TheoutcomeofMerkel'sattemptinWashingtonseekingexemptionsfromsteelandaluminumtariffsremainsunknown.Chinahasreiterateditsstanceoffurtherreformandopening-up,whichcreatesnewchancesforforeigncompanies,includingthosefromGermany,andisexemplifiedbytariffcutsforautomobiles,Chensaid.InadditiontoBeijing,MerkelhasvisitednineChinesecities,includingShanghaiandTianjin.Thistime,shewillheadtoShenzhen,Guangdongprovince,wheresheisscheduledtovisitaSiemensfactoryandaChinesebusinessstartup.Innovationiskeytothehigh-techstrategiesofbothcountries,andShenzhenhasgrowntobeafrontiercityinthisarea.  

  ChinaandGermanyareexpectedtoupholdfreetradeandmultilateralismandcreatenewopportunitiesforbilateralcooperationinmanufacturingandinnovation,expertssaidaheadofGermanChancellorAngelaMerkel's11thvisittoBeijing,whichbeginsonThursday.Takingofficeforherfourthterm,MerkelwillmeetwithPresidentXiJinpingandPremierLiKeqianginBeijingonThursday.Bilateraltradehit8.1billionlastyear,upby11percentyear-on-year,withGermanyhavingatradesurplusof.8billion,theForeignMinistrysaid."ChinahasbeenGermany'slargesttradingpartnerinrecentyears.Bothcountriesshouldvoiceasharedstanceagainstunilateralismandsupportformultilateralism,"saidChenXin,aneconomicsresearcherattheInstituteofEuropeanStudiesattheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences.ChinaandGermanycanenhancetheircoordinationintheIraniannucleardealnowthattheUnitedStatespullsout,hesaid.Thisyear,ChinahoststheChina-Germanprimeministers'regularmeeting,butMerkelcomesataspecialtimeinachanginginternationalscenario,saidChenFengying,aseniorworldeconomyresearcherattheChinaInstitutesofContemporaryInternationalRelations.HervisitiscastintheshadowofrisingtradeprotectionismandthedecisionbyU.S.PresidentDonaldTrumptowithdrawfromtheIrannucleardeal.TheoutcomeofMerkel'sattemptinWashingtonseekingexemptionsfromsteelandaluminumtariffsremainsunknown.Chinahasreiterateditsstanceoffurtherreformandopening-up,whichcreatesnewchancesforforeigncompanies,includingthosefromGermany,andisexemplifiedbytariffcutsforautomobiles,Chensaid.InadditiontoBeijing,MerkelhasvisitednineChinesecities,includingShanghaiandTianjin.Thistime,shewillheadtoShenzhen,Guangdongprovince,wheresheisscheduledtovisitaSiemensfactoryandaChinesebusinessstartup.Innovationiskeytothehigh-techstrategiesofbothcountries,andShenzhenhasgrowntobeafrontiercityinthisarea.  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)

  AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  

  China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  China'sMinistryofCommerceonWednesdaypublishedthenamesof11privaterefinerieswithaplantoallowthemtodirectlyimportcrudeoil.Theministrysaidithasexaminedthefirms'applicationsandfoundtheminaccordancewithrequirements.TherefineriesarelocatedintheprovincesofLiaoning,Shaanxi,Shandong,HenanandHubei.Chinaisoneoftheworld'slargestoilbuyers.Over60percentofitsoilcomesfromimports.Crudeimportsaredominatedbystate-rungiantsSinopec,ChinaNationalPetroleumCorporationandChinaNationalOffshoreOilCorporation.Thecountrygaveprivaterefineriesthegreenlighttodirectlyimportcrudein2015asthegovernmenttriedtoattractprivatecapitalintothelargelymonopolizedsector.In2018,thequotafornon-statecrudeoilimportsroseto142milliontonnes,55percenthigherthanthatfor2017.CustomsdatashowedChinaimported420milliontonnesofcrudeoilin2017,up10.1percentyearonyear.  PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)

  Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Luehdorfiachinensis,orChineseLuehdorfia,isararebutterflyspeciesunderstate-levelprotectioninChina.TheinsectmainlyinhabitsthemiddleandlowerreachesoftheYangtzeRiver.Nanjing,capitalofEastChina'sJiangsuprovince,ishometothelargestnumberofChineseLuehdorfias.AChineseLuehdorfiahastoexperience300daysasapupabeforemorphingintoabutterfly.Butafterthat,theyonlylive7to20days,accordingtotheChineseLuehdoefiaNaturalHistoryMuseum.NestledinNanjing'sLaoshanMountain,theChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseumisdedicatedtoprotectingthedecliningspecies.Onshowatthemuseumaremorethan400specimenscollectedfromaroundtheglobe,imagesofdifferentstagesoftheinsect'slife-fromhatchingtodeath.Themuseumhasalsodocumentedscholars'achievementsinsavingthethreatenedinsectoverthepast30years.PhotosofmajorbutterflyspeciesfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuprovinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)VisitorsinMarchandAprilcouldalsoseethebutterfliesflyinginthewoodsofLaoshanMountain.ChineseLuehdorfiaisoneofthefivespeciesoftheLuehdorfiafamily.OthersincludeLuehdorfiajaponica,LuehdorfiataibaichouandLuehdorfiachoui,whicharemainlyfoundineasternAsiancountriessuchasJapanandSouthKorea.Ifyougo:10a.m.-4:30p.m.,TuesdaystoFridays;9a.m.-5p.m.,SaturdaystoSundays.LuehdorfiachinensisNaturalHistoryMuseum,ShuimoDanianscenicarea,Pukoudistrict,Nanjing.AnimageofaChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Themuseumfeaturesimages,specimensanddocumentsnarratingdifferentlifestagesoftheChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)DisplaysforfivemajorLuehdorfiaspeciesintheworld.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Morethan400butterflyspecimenscollectedfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuProvinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Luehdorfiachinensis,orChineseLuehdorfia,isararebutterflyspeciesunderstate-levelprotectioninChina.TheinsectmainlyinhabitsthemiddleandlowerreachesoftheYangtzeRiver.Nanjing,capitalofEastChina'sJiangsuprovince,ishometothelargestnumberofChineseLuehdorfias.AChineseLuehdorfiahastoexperience300daysasapupabeforemorphingintoabutterfly.Butafterthat,theyonlylive7to20days,accordingtotheChineseLuehdoefiaNaturalHistoryMuseum.NestledinNanjing'sLaoshanMountain,theChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseumisdedicatedtoprotectingthedecliningspecies.Onshowatthemuseumaremorethan400specimenscollectedfromaroundtheglobe,imagesofdifferentstagesoftheinsect'slife-fromhatchingtodeath.Themuseumhasalsodocumentedscholars'achievementsinsavingthethreatenedinsectoverthepast30years.PhotosofmajorbutterflyspeciesfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuprovinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)VisitorsinMarchandAprilcouldalsoseethebutterfliesflyinginthewoodsofLaoshanMountain.ChineseLuehdorfiaisoneofthefivespeciesoftheLuehdorfiafamily.OthersincludeLuehdorfiajaponica,LuehdorfiataibaichouandLuehdorfiachoui,whicharemainlyfoundineasternAsiancountriessuchasJapanandSouthKorea.Ifyougo:10a.m.-4:30p.m.,TuesdaystoFridays;9a.m.-5p.m.,SaturdaystoSundays.LuehdorfiachinensisNaturalHistoryMuseum,ShuimoDanianscenicarea,Pukoudistrict,Nanjing.AnimageofaChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Themuseumfeaturesimages,specimensanddocumentsnarratingdifferentlifestagesoftheChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)DisplaysforfivemajorLuehdorfiaspeciesintheworld.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Morethan400butterflyspecimenscollectedfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuProvinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)

  PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenonMay23,2018showstheinstallationsiteofahemisphericaldomeattheNo.3unitofFangchenggangnuclearpowerstationinsouthChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.ThedomehasbeeninstalledonareactoratChina'snuclearpowerprojectinFangchenggangusingHualongOnetechnology,adomestically-developedthirdgenerationreactordesign.(Xinhua/FangchenggangNuclearPowerCo.,Ltd.)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)AnewlightingsystemisinuseatthePalaceofGatheredElegance(Chuxiugong)inthePalaceMuseuminBeijing.ChuxiugongislocatedinthenortheastoftheSixWesternPalaces.NotableamongtheconsortswholivedherethroughouttheMing(1368-1644)andQing(1644-1911)dynastieswastheEmpressDowagerCixi.ShelivedherewhenshewasyoungasConsortYi.Intherearhall,shegavebirthtoZaichun,theonlysonoftheXianfengEmperorandwhobecametheTongzhiEmperor.Wallsoftheroofedcorridorsinthecourtyardhaveinscriptionswrittenbythecourtiersforherfiftiethbirthdayin1884.Thenewlightingsystem,whichisnotafirerisk,issaidtobeenhancingvisitorexperiences.(Photo/VCG)

  ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturethermoswhichisasbigasafingernail.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHesheng,69,isalocalNanjingresidentwhosepredecessorshavelivedtherefor300years.Afterhisretirement,hepickedupcarpentry.Everymorningthefirstplacehegoestoishisworkshop.Atfirsthemadesomesmallwoodenspoonsandscoops,andthencreatedminiaturewoodenfarmtoolsandutensils.Later,Chenturnedhisfocustofastdisappearingprofessions.Hesaidthathewantstopreservetheoldmemoriesasmanyoldprofessionsaredisappearing.MiniaturewoodenfurnituremadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiaturewoodenwheelbarrowmadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenspinningwheel.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengmakeswoodenitemsusingasawwhichhehasusedfor52years.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)ChenHeshengshowsaminiaturewoodenbench.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AminiatureteastovemadebyChenHesheng.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)PhototakenwithaninfraredcamerashowsawildgiantpandaintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)ResearchersworkintheBaishuiRiverNationalNatureReserveinPengzhouCity,SouthwestChina’sSichuanProvince.Eversincethefirstgiantpandawasfoundinthereservein2000,localauthoritieshaveincreasedeffortstoprotectbiodiversity,fightagainstillegalhunting,andimprovethelocalecologicalsystem.(Photo/VCG)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Luehdorfiachinensis,orChineseLuehdorfia,isararebutterflyspeciesunderstate-levelprotectioninChina.TheinsectmainlyinhabitsthemiddleandlowerreachesoftheYangtzeRiver.Nanjing,capitalofEastChina'sJiangsuprovince,ishometothelargestnumberofChineseLuehdorfias.AChineseLuehdorfiahastoexperience300daysasapupabeforemorphingintoabutterfly.Butafterthat,theyonlylive7to20days,accordingtotheChineseLuehdoefiaNaturalHistoryMuseum.NestledinNanjing'sLaoshanMountain,theChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseumisdedicatedtoprotectingthedecliningspecies.Onshowatthemuseumaremorethan400specimenscollectedfromaroundtheglobe,imagesofdifferentstagesoftheinsect'slife-fromhatchingtodeath.Themuseumhasalsodocumentedscholars'achievementsinsavingthethreatenedinsectoverthepast30years.PhotosofmajorbutterflyspeciesfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuprovinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)VisitorsinMarchandAprilcouldalsoseethebutterfliesflyinginthewoodsofLaoshanMountain.ChineseLuehdorfiaisoneofthefivespeciesoftheLuehdorfiafamily.OthersincludeLuehdorfiajaponica,LuehdorfiataibaichouandLuehdorfiachoui,whicharemainlyfoundineasternAsiancountriessuchasJapanandSouthKorea.Ifyougo:10a.m.-4:30p.m.,TuesdaystoFridays;9a.m.-5p.m.,SaturdaystoSundays.LuehdorfiachinensisNaturalHistoryMuseum,ShuimoDanianscenicarea,Pukoudistrict,Nanjing.AnimageofaChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Themuseumfeaturesimages,specimensanddocumentsnarratingdifferentlifestagesoftheChineseLuehdorfia.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)DisplaysforfivemajorLuehdorfiaspeciesintheworld.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Specimensofdifferentbutterfliesshowcasedatthemuseum.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)Morethan400butterflyspecimenscollectedfromaroundtheworldondisplayattheChineseLuehdorfiaNaturalHistoryMuseuminNanjing,JiangsuProvinceonMay21,2018.(Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com.cn)

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