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Mobile payment users exceed 520 million in China: Ant Financial

The number of China’s mobile payment users has exceeded 520 million, according to Ant Financial, Alibaba’s financial affiliate.

According to the People’s Bank of China, Chinese banks dealt with 8.6 billion payments from mobile services in the second quarter of this year, up 40.5 percent from a year ago.

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China From Above gets off to a flying start in US

China From Above, a 100-minute film covering geographic distinctions, cultural diversity and various lifestyles in around 20 provinces, cities and regions, will be broadcast on the National Geographic Channel in the United States on Thursday.

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Split into two episodes, the first part is mostly aerial shots of famous places and traditional events including boat racing in Xishuangbanna in Yunnan province, Shaolin Kungfu in Songshan, Henan province and the 57-meter-tall Stone Buddha at Leshan Mountain in Sichuan province.

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Blacksmith finds it hard to give up old occupation

Blacksmith Tian Hongming, 64, works in his traditional workshop in Changchun, capital of Northeast China’s Jilin province. Although few people now need metal products handmade by a blacksmith, Tian, who has worked in the industry for more than 40 years, still sticks to his old occupation. The work involves time-consuming, labor-intensive aspects such as forging, drawing, bending, punching, and cutting.

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China, Japan hold first security meeting in 4 years

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Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama shakes hands with Liu Jianchao, China’s assistant foreign minister, ahead of a security meeting in Tokyo, March 19, 2015

TOKYO – Foreign and defense officials from China and Japan kicked off a high-level security meeting here on Thursday, the first one between the two sides in more than four years.

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