History and Culture

Wells at ancient Beijing settlement a welcome find

2017-11-02 14:03:00

Archaeologists have discovered dozens of ancient wells and homes built partially underground at a Beijing settlement dating back 2,000 years, offering a rare window into the lives of people in ancient China. Full Story

TCM must adapt to scientific findings

2017-11-02 11:05:00

A recent essay published in Science Translational Medicine, a sub-journal of Science, concludes that herbal medicines that contain aristolochic acid are a main cause of liver cancer in Asia. Full Story

Terracotta Warriors help football city Liverpool score as a culture destination

2017-11-02 10:19:00

Britain's football city Liverpool has set the goal of being regarded as a cultural destination with the help of China's iconic Terracotta Warriors, a move that the authorities expect to boost tourism. Full Story

2,400-year-old horse and chariot pit unearthed in China

2017-11-02 09:25:00

Archaeologists in central China's Henan Province have excavated a 2,400-year-old pit containing horses and chariots beside a tomb possibly belonging to a lord. Full Story

French cave art from 20,000 years ago

2017-11-02 09:11:00

An exhibition of replicas from an ancient French cave complex that include wall engravings and paintings made its debut in China at Shanghai Science and Technology Museum yesterday. Full Story

Cinematic draw: Pingyao's new film festival

2017-11-02 08:53:00

Chinese director Jia Zhangke hopes his new film festival will be as much an attraction for tourists to Pingyao as the ancient heritage city. Full Story

All of Shanghai history is here from 4000 BC

2017-11-02 08:49:00

Shanghai History Museum started a private trial run yesterday and is scheduled to open at the end of March. Full Story

Chui welcomes UNESCO's decision to choose Macao as city of gastronomy

2017-11-02 00:15:00

Chief Executive of China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Chui Sai On welcomed the decision by UNESCO to pick Macao SAR as a City of Gastronomy to join its Creative Cities Network, a statement by the Government Spokesperson Office said Wednesd Full Story

Hong Kong heritage wins UNESCO conservation award

2017-11-02 00:13:00

The Blue House Cluster in Wanchai of China's Hong Kong has won the Award of Excellence in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said in a press release on Wednesd Full Story

Spooky Halloween: East meets West

2017-11-01 13:51:00

‍When leaves turn red, witches, ghosts, monsters and other scary creatures make an appearance on the spookiest time of the year -- Halloween. Celebrated on October 31 every year, a day before All Saint's Day, this "haunted" holiday gets millions Full Story