History and Culture

Rain Water: Spring blooms as ice melts away

2018-02-19 08:53:00

The solar term of Yushui, or Rain Water, is probably named after the climate around the period of time. Falling on Monday this year, it is the time when temperatures begin to rise and rain becomes more frequent. Full Story

Famous Chinese painting brought to life with holographic technology

2018-02-18 13:56:00

The Palace Museum will bring a famous Chinese painting to "life" using holographic technology, enabling visitors to immerse themselves in the virtual scenes of the painting, according to Shan Jixiang, director of the museum. Full Story

Asia society holds Chinese New Year celebration event in Texas

2018-02-18 10:35:00

Asia Society Texas center in Houston held Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations Saturday afternoon with local Americans and Chinese participating in all kinds of activities and performances. Full Story

Over 10,000 expected at Lunar New Year parade in New York

2018-02-17 22:50:00

Over 10,000 spectators are expected to flood the Flushing Chinatown, one of the largest and fastest-growing ethnic Chinese enclaves in New York City (NYC), to watch the colorful Lunar New Year parade on Saturday. Full Story

U.S. students celebrate Lunar New Year with scroll inspired by ancient Chinese painting

2018-02-17 15:41:00

Hundreds of students here Friday celebrated the Chinese New Year by painting a 40-foot (12-meter) scroll depicting the landmarks of the city's five boroughs, inspired by an ancient Chinese painting. Full Story

Chinese box office breaks single day sales record

2018-02-17 14:26:00

China's box office raked in more than 1.3 billion yuan (about 205 million U.S. dollars) Friday, the first day of the Lunar New Year, breaking the single day sales record for the Chinese market. Full Story

Chinese celebrate Year of the Dog

2018-02-17 13:31:00

People across China celebrated the Spring Festival, the country's most important occasion for family gatherings, with fireworks, greetings, delicious food and performances. Full Story

Animated feature kicks off 68th Berlin Int'l Film Festival

2018-02-16 13:46:00

The 68th Berlin International Film Festival, or as it's more commonly known, the Berlinale, kicked off Thursday with an animated feature. Full Story

Diverse cultural elements at the 2018 Spring Festival Gala

2018-02-16 12:45:00

Among the Spring Festival celebrations, Chunwan has become an important ritual for Chinese people. Full Story

Tibetans celebrate double New Year

2018-02-16 11:43:00

As Chinese celebrate traditional Lunar New Year, the most important festival of a year, Tibetans are even happier as the Tibetan New Year coincides with the Spring Festival this year. Full Story