History and Culture

NYC Empire State Building to shine for Chinese Lunar New Year

2018-02-12 14:03:00

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

CCTV Spring Festival Gala provides Ultra HD viewing experience

2018-02-12 13:45:00

CCTV's Spring Festival Gala is utilizing 4K resolution cameras to provide viewers in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong and Guizhou provinces with Ultra HD viewing options on cable television's CCTV section. Full Story

Traditions come and go, but spirit prevails steadfast

2018-02-12 13:17:00

Family reunions around dinner tables overflowing with sumptuous dishes, firecrackers exploding in the night sky and children anxiously waiting for the red envelopes filled with “lucky money.” Full Story

Circus County

2018-02-12 10:14:00

Wuqiao, considered to be the birthplace of Chinese acrobatics, is also a big draw for talent from abroad. Full Story

Tasty treats, and useful when the monsters come

2018-02-12 09:58:00

Dumplings have long been equated with the Spring Festival, both as a culinary and cultural symbol. Full Story

CPC senior official inspects Spring Festival gala rehearsal

2018-02-12 09:51:00

Senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Sunday inspected the rehearsal for the annual Spring Festival TV gala, calling for a cultural feast. Full Story

Fijian president extends Chinese New Year greetings

2018-02-12 09:40:00

Fijian President Jioji Konrote on Sunday extended his best wishes for the Chinese Lunar New Year and thanked China for the continued support given to the South Pacific island state. Full Story

Chinese fashion tastes increasingly individualistic, says 'Queen of the suit'

2018-02-12 09:15:00

Consumers in China are increasingly individualistic in their tastes of fashion, a trend that may offer unlimited opportunities for emerging young designers world wide, said Chinese designer Wang Tao, often hailed as the "Queen of the Suit." Full Story

U.S. families share early joy of Chinese Spring Festival

2018-02-12 09:11:00

A drizzling rain appeared to have discouraged people from going outside on Saturday, with a fewer pedestrians and vehicles spotted in downtown Washington D.C. Full Story

4,000-yr-old characters found on pottery piece

2018-02-12 09:00:00

Archaeologists have found 4,000-year-old characters, even older than the oracle bones scripts, in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Full Story