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China battles grassland fire along China-Mongolia border

More than 200 fire fighters from north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region are Monday battling a grassland fire that crossed the Sino-Mongolian border into China.

According to regional forest police, it will be difficult to extinguish the blaze which crossed border on Thursday and has raged in New Barag Left Banner near the city of Hulunbuir for several days.

July 3rd, Guilin Tourism School

Eight people have been confirmed dead after a rainstorm-triggered flood hit Quanzhou County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local authorities said Monday.

As of 11 p.m. Sunday, nine people in Quanzhou had been reported missing and another 34 injured, according to the county's publicity department.

Coin-tossing passenger avoids punishment in Shanghai Airport

An 80-year-old passenger was exempt from punishment, partly due to her age, after she tossed a handful of coins toward the engine of an aircraft on Tuesday.

The woman, surnamed Qiu, threw nine coins to pray for a safe journey when she was boarding the China Southern Airlines plane at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

Maintenance personnel launched an immediate overhaul of the aircraft and found one coin in the engine, which could have led to its malfunction. The aircraft departed late on Tuesday evening from Shanghai to Guangzhou, five hours behind schedule.

Wifes of Presidents of Belt and Road countries in Forbidden City

Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, visits the Palace Museum in Beijing with the wifes ( Primeira-Dama ) of the heads of the foreign delegations who participated in the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 15, 2017.

Peng Liyuan and the others discussed cultural exchanges between China and countries along the Belt and Road Initiative. Images from Xinhua News Weibo account.