History and Culture

China presales for 'Avengers: Infinity War' rake in 100 mln yuan

2018-05-03 16:29:00

Box office sales of Disney and Marvel's latest blockbuster "Avengers: Infinity War" have surpassed 100 million yuan (15.71 million U.S. dollars) in China at its presale stage by Thursday, according to Maoyan, a major film database. Full Story

Lalique pieces on show at Art Beijing

2018-05-03 16:13:00

Swallows herald the coming of spring and are widely recognized as a symbol of happiness. They once inspired French glass designer Rene Lalique (1860-1945) to create decorative pieces that feature these carefree creatures of the sky. Full Story

Tik Tok denies rumored Peppa Pig ban

2018-05-03 16:05:00

Chinese music video platform Tik Tok, also known as Dou Yin in Chinese, has denied a rumor that it blocked Peppa Pig elements and related hashtags, according to National Business Daily on Wednesday. Full Story

Why wearing qipao to prom aroused heated debate

2018-05-03 16:04:00

Keziah Daum, a white high school student in Utah, recently found herself in a social media storm for wearing a traditional Chinese dress known as qipao to her prom. Full Story

Egyptian shabtis displayed at Shanxi Museum

2018-05-03 16:02:00

Rows of ushabtis, mummy-like tomb figurines used by ancient Egyptian civilizations, were exhibited at Shanxi Museum on May 3. Full Story

Chengdu looks to Nashville for a 'Music City' assist

2018-05-03 14:56:00

The Chinese city of Chengdu is looking to America's "Music City" to build an entertainment and music district to expand its tourism economy. Full Story

Increasing China-India economic exchanges boost enthusiasm for learning Chinese in India

2018-05-03 14:06:00

Many Indian young people now choose to learn Chinese to access a bigger pool of job opportunities in Chinese-funded enterprises as more and more Chinese enterprises have come to the country to conduct business. Full Story

Chinese film icon Wang Danfeng dies at 94

2018-05-03 13:31:00

Wang Danfeng, one of the most influential movie stars in the past 40 years in China, passed away this morning at the age of 94. Full Story

Chinese Embassy donates Cyrillic version of Buddhist classics to Mongolian library

2018-05-03 13:20:00

The Chinese Embassy in Mongolia has donated a modern Mongolian Cyrillic version of a Tibetan Buddhist classic to a library in the country's north. Full Story

Learning Chinese language brings opportunities: ambassador

2018-05-03 10:19:00

Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming on Tuesday said that learning the Chinese language brings several opportunities. Full Story