History and Culture

Genetic profiles compiled for over 300 wild giant pandas

2017-05-22 16:26:00

Southwest China's Sichuan Province Monday released statistics on the progress of it's giant panda genetic profiling project. Full Story

Imperial physician's manuscript valued at 200m yuan

2017-05-22 14:25:00

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) imperial physician Wang Bichang's manuscript which records 540 kinds of prescriptions, has been valued at 216 million yuan ($31.4 million). Full Story

Emperor Qianlong's favorite reading place getting a face-lift

2017-05-22 11:04:00

An imperial garden in downtown Beijing's Beihai Park opened to tourists after a restaurant that had operated for 60 years was moved out as part of a campaign to protect the city's cultural heritage. Full Story

Carvers make a lifetime's commitment to their art

2017-05-22 10:50:00

Walking down an alley off a bustling street in Chongwenmen, downtown Beijing, it's easy to miss a sign next to a small glass door that announces the Beijing Ivory Carving Factory, so very few people enter the simple facade. Full Story

China builds Mongolian language database with cloud computing

2017-05-22 10:00:00

Experts in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region have developed a Mongolian language database containing over 19 million words and phrases in an effort to protect ethnic culture and language. Full Story

Delving into China's dinosaur graveyard C Erenhot

2017-05-22 09:55:00

Located on the border of China and Mongolia, Erenhot serves as a gateway connecting the two countries. Full Story

Inside the tomb of the emperor

2017-05-21 12:28:00

Sixty-one years have passed, but Sun Xianbao well remembers exactly what he saw after squeezing himself through the narrow opening between two giant stone panels, panels that form the gate to the burial chamber of Emperor Wanli (1563-1620). Full Story

6 things you may not know about Grain Buds

2017-05-21 12:03:00

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Grain Buds, (Chinese: 小满), the 8th solar term of a year, begins on May 21 this year, and ends on June 4. It means that the seeds from the grain are becoming full but are not ripe Full Story

Chinese museums lead trend in cultural innovation

2017-05-21 10:38:00

After visiting the Palace Museum in Beijing, Lei Shiyi, a college student from Chongqing Municipality, bought two bookmarks in the Forbidden City souvenir store. Full Story

Palace Museum's new virtual city app has a royal aura

2017-05-20 09:21:00

It looks like a life simulation computer game, but this new online community is more than just entertainment. Full Story