History and Culture

Chinese paintings inspire rural renovation

2017-04-18 09:22:00

Residents of Dongziguan Village in Fuyang, about a two-hour drive from downtown Hangzhou, live in what many Chinese would consider a dream world. Full Story

Bronze chariots to shine in new digs

2017-04-18 09:17:00

Bronze chariots that belonged to the first Chinese emperor will get new luster when they are lifted from a cramped subterranean showroom at a major museum to a new exhibition hall above ground. Full Story

GIFs give China's solar terms a modern twist

2017-04-18 08:58:00

The 24 solar terms, a complementary calendar system invented in ancient China, has been brought to life by a creative designer in Guizhou province. Full Story

Director of 'Journey to the West', Yang Jie, dies at 88

2017-04-17 15:36:00

Yang Jie, director of the most watched Chinese TV series, Journey to the West, passed away on Saturday at the age of 88, according to actors that Yang used to work with. Full Story

A Catholic church with a Tibetan Priest

2017-04-17 15:33:00

In Upper Saltwell Village, 78% of the villagers believe in Catholic religion. Full Story

Monastery returns pagoda body after 19-year nationwide search

2017-04-17 10:55:00

Nearly 20 years after being stolen, a 1,300-year-old stone Buddhist pagoda body has been returned to its home of northern Shanxi province with the best wishes from pilgrims across the Taiwan Straits, officials said Sunday. Full Story

A long-distance traveler on a refueling stopover in southeast China

2017-04-17 10:34:00

In April every year, thousands of bar-tailed godwits flying from New Zealand and Australia to Siberia and Alaska stop at the Yalu River in southeast China to refuel. Full Story

China to feature at Cuba's int'l book fair in 2018

2017-04-17 09:56:00

China will be the guest country at the 27th International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba, in 2018, the president of the Cuban Book Institute, Juan Rodriguez, announced on Sunday. Full Story

5,000 Indian classical dancers set Guinness world record

2017-04-17 09:54:00

A performance by 5,000 Bharatnatyam dancers in Chennai city in the south of India set a new Guinness world record on Friday. The dancers performed the classical dance for 26 minutes. Full Story

Tibetan language receives new words, terminologies

2017-04-17 09:39:00

A total of 154 new words and terms have been given standardized Tibetan equivalents, local authorities in northwest China's Qinghai Province said Sunday. Full Story