History and Culture

Game of cultural exports gets exciting and controversial

2017-07-24 09:25:00

King of Glory, China's megahit mobile game, faces a domestic backlash over young players' addiction, but its march to the global market goes on unabated. Full Story

Cash rewards offered for deciphering oracle bones

2017-07-24 08:37:00

The National Museum of Chinese Writing has encouraged people from around the world to help decipher oracle bone inscriptions dating back more than 3,000 years to the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC). Full Story

Documentary on reform wins praise from public

2017-07-24 08:31:00

A 10-episode political documentary that began airing last week has gained positive feedback from the public nationwide, with many people expressing confidence toward the Communist Party of China's ongoing efforts to comprehensively deepen reform. Full Story

Chinese museum offers big cash reward for identifying oracle bone characters

2017-07-21 16:36:00

The National Museum of Chinese Writing announced on July 12 that they are conducting a study on oracle bones characters. People can receive up to 100,000 yuan for identifying new characters and 50,000 yuan per character for new explanations of controversi Full Story

Tibet strives to make culture its pillar industry by 2020

2017-07-21 10:53:00

Tibet autonomous region has decided to make culture one of the region's pillar industries by the end of 2020, according to a press release of the region's cultural department on Thursday. Full Story

Founder of Taiwan's Eslite Bookstore passes away

2017-07-21 10:39:00

On Wednesday, My Time in Eslite - the autobiography of Robert Wu (Wu Ching-yu), the founder of Eslite, the largest bookstore chain on the island of Taiwan - reached bookshelves. Full Story

Death of Linkin Park frontman saddens Chinese fans

2017-07-21 10:25:00

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, whose screeching vocals helped the rock-rap band become one of the most commercially successful acts in the 2000s, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los Angeles County coroner said. He Full Story

Shanghai Airlines brings back local dialect

2017-07-21 09:24:00

Shanghai Airlines has reintroduced cabin announcements in the Shanghai dialect on selected flights, following suggestions from passengers. Full Story

Instrument makers dance to a traditional tune

2017-07-21 09:09:00

Rehman Abdula is a quiet man, so when he speaks people know his words are important. Full Story

Decoding and preserving history on the rocks

2017-07-20 14:08:00

How did prehistoric humans express their feelings? The answer can be found in more than 20,000 rock paintings at Helan Mountain in northwest China. Full Story