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Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-22 17:20:47|Editor: Zhou Xin
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Hi, here is what you need to know about China in the past 24 hours.

BEIJING -- China's Singles' Day, also known as Double Eleven as it falls on November 11, was bigger than ever this year as online shopping frenzy shattered last year's sales records, with a rise in both transaction volume and transaction value.

Double 11, an online shopping festival created by China's e-commerce giants, has evolved into a lavish commercial gala with international influence.

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NANCHANG -- Freight train services have been launched between Nanchang City in east China's Jiangxi Province and Hanoi in Vietnam.

A train loaded with auto parts and office equipment departed from Henggang Railway Station in Nanchang Wednesday morning, marking the launch of the service.

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KIEV -- China-Ukraine Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) exhibition kicked off at the Kiev International Exhibition Center Tuesday, showcasing high-tech achievements of the two countries.

The event was co-organized by China's Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

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CHICAGO -- After flying over 11,000 kilometers, Hainan Airlines Flight 497 which took off from Beijing landed at Chicago O'Hare International Airport at 12:05 pm local time on Tuesday.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner of Hainan Airlines flew with biological aviation fuel that is produced from waste cooking oil, signaling the first Sino-U.S. green route demonstration to use aviation biofuel.

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MOGADISHU -- Chinese government on Tuesday donated 2 million U.S. dollars to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) to help reach 15,000 young children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in the southern and central regions of Somalia.

Chinese Ambassador to Somalia Qin Jian said Beijing was committed to supporting humanitarian response in Somalia to ensure that the needs of the most vulnerable group, mainly children and women, are met.