History and Culture

China strengthens protection of cultural heritage

2017-07-13 16:42:00

China will strengthen protection of cultural heritage in the second half of 2017 and carry out random inspections in provinces where cultural relics are common, according to a senior cultural official. Full Story

Miniature ceramic figure class gaining popularity

2017-07-13 16:22:00

A miniature ceramic artist, based in Sanya, South China's Hainan province, has launched a course in a bid to pass on his traditional talent and love for miniature ceramic making. Full Story

China approves 1st film on wartime sex slavery victims

2017-07-13 13:18:00

The first documentary film on the subject of Chinese victims of Japanese wartime sex slavery has been approved by the Chinese authorities and will hit local theaters in August. Full Story

Summer treats

2017-07-13 08:20:00

Some 50 new movies will hit Chinese theaters by the end of August, taking the total number of releases in this season to 90. Full Story

Carbon dating confirms age of 3,800-year-old pottery bird statue

2017-07-12 17:09:00

Carbon dating has recently confirmed the age of a 3,800-year-old red pottery bird statue, unearthed in central China's Henan Province. Full Story

Getting prepared for Sanfu? Do like the Chinese

2017-07-12 14:55:00

China today has entered Toufu, the first phase of Sanfu. In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, Sanfu refers to the periods that are predicted to be the hottest days of the year, which are called Toufu, Zhongfu and Mofu. Full Story

How did ancient people escape the summer heat

2017-07-12 14:54:00

During the scorching summer, we modern people can enjoy cold drinks in an air-conditioned room to escape the heat. But how did ancient people cool down without these modern-day technologies? Full Story

Reviving a sound from the past

2017-07-12 14:02:00

The accordion is gaining popularity again after decades in obscurity, and Chinese students are even winning awards abroad. Full Story

Making sense of mindfulness

2017-07-12 10:58:00

At a recent reception, we encountered a "mindfulness guru". Yes, that is the job title on his business card-one bearing the logo of a huge multinational software company. His job is to teach the company's stressed-out employees the "art of mindfulness Full Story

Finding the meaning behind surnames

2017-07-12 09:08:00

In order to obtain a business card from a vendor with an extremely rare family name-Xiang, the character for which means "fragrant" in Chinese-Yang Xiaotie spent 3,000 yuan ($440) on candy to gain the man's trust. Full Story