Construction on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB), a 55-kilometer-long bridge-island-tunnel complex situated in the Lingdingyang waters of the Pearl River Estuary in southern China, began on December 15, 2009. And now, the bridge, which was described by The Guardian as one of the "seven wonders in the modern world," is set to open for vehicles Wednesday.
The 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will be held on September 3 and 4, China’s foreign ministry announced at a briefing in Beijing on Monday.
The Asian Games is the biggest multi-sport event in the world after the Olympics. This year's games, known also known as Asiad, will run August 18 to September 2. The 2018 Asian Games will feature 45 nations competing in 47 sports in Jakarta.
Xi will pay state visits to Senegal, Rwanda and South Africa and the United Arab Emirates from July 19 to 24 and attend the 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg from July 25 to 27.
21st Anniversary of HK's Return to Motherland
The summit is scheduled for June 9 to 10 in Qingdao, a coastal city in east China's Shandong Province.
Ten years ago, on May 12, 2008, an M8.0 earthquake hit Wenchuan and nearby counties in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The quake, one of the most destructive to occur in the world in recent decades, left more than 80,000 people dead or missing.