History and Culture

Landmarks wear red for Chinese New Year around globe

2018-02-16 11:36:00

Global landmarks are celebrating the Chinese New Year by turning red, a color symbolizing good luck and happiness, as Chinese communities mark the Spring Festival around the world. Full Story

Chinese designer debuts new collection inspired by art of Dunhuang

2018-02-14 16:50:00

Chinese fashion designer Vivienne Hu on Tuesday debuted her Fall/Winter 2018 line inspired by the 1,600-year-old Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes in northwest China, at the ongoing New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Full Story

NYC Empire State Building shines for Chinese Lunar New Year

2018-02-14 13:46:00

The top of the Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan, New York, shined in red and gold at sunset on Tuesday to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year that falls on Feb. 16 this year. Full Story

World gets into mode of Spring Festival celebration

2018-02-14 13:34:00

As the Chinese New Year is getting closer, the world is getting into the mood of the Spring Festival celebration. Full Story

Wong Kar-wai to head Tiantan Award jury

2018-02-14 11:03:00

At the press conference held in Beijing on Feb. 12, the organizing committee introduced the overall scheme and preparations of the annual film festival, which will be held from April 15 - 22 this year. Full Story

The Year of Dog is barking at the door

2018-02-14 10:57:00

Every dog has its day, and now dogs in China have their year. Full Story

'People's Cinema Line' launched to highlight core socialist values

2018-02-14 09:50:00

Mainstream films in Chinese cinemas will be given priority with the creation of a "People's Cinema Line," which experts said could alter China's celebrity-focused movie industry and better convey core socialist values. Full Story

U.S.-China cultural exchange among American youths encouraged: U.S. educator

2018-02-13 15:43:00

Young Americans should be encouraged to have cultural exchanges especially with their Chinese counterparts, a U.S. expert from the south central U.S. state of Texas told Xinhua on Monday. Full Story

China's fast-growing animation industry making baby steps

2018-02-13 13:47:00

As of 2015, the Chinese mainland has 730 registered animation companies. Animation went from filling 82,300 minutes of TV air time in 2006 to 134,000 minutes in 2015. Full Story

Dogs get a raw deal in China's ancient legends

2018-02-13 13:39:00

As the Year of the Rooster takes its leave, it is only days before the Year of the Dog arrives. (This year, the Chinese New Year starts on February 16.) Full Story