History and Culture

Chinese musician revives traditional instrument

2017-07-10 14:51:00

Unlike the widely-known Pipa, a similar plucked instrument dating back more than 2,000 years ago, the Ruan (lute with fretted neck and round body), has fallen into obscurity in modern times. Full Story

Over 50,000 relics excavated in Ruins of Yuanmingyuan

2017-07-10 13:47:00

The ongoing archaeological excavation in the Ruins of Yuanmingyuan, also known as the Old Summer Palace, has made substantial progress, with more than 50,000 pieces of relics discovered so far. Full Story

Two more Croatian sites join UNESCO World Heritage List

2017-07-10 10:00:00

Two more Croatian sites have been included in UNESCO's World Heritage List on Sunday, at the 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee in Krakow, Poland. Full Story

Venice fortifications added to UNESCO World Heritage list

2017-07-10 09:37:00

UNESCO has added another Italian site to its list of unique and irreplaceable cultural and natural heritage, the Italian culture minister announced Sunday. Full Story

Protection efforts behind successful UNESCO inscription of Hoh Xil, Gulangyu island

2017-07-10 07:52:00

Upon hearing the news that China's Hoh Xil was put on the World Heritage List as a natural site, Lhalung Tsering, 42, was as proud as could be. Full Story

China pledges enhanced heritage protection cooperation

2017-07-09 17:40:00

A senior cultural official said Sunday that China should shoulder more responsibility for world heritage protection and promoting international cooperation. Full Story

Gulangyu island joins UNESCO world heritage list

2017-07-09 07:31:00

Gulangyu island in east China's Fujian Province, famous for its varied architecture and multicultural history, was included on the UNESCO World Heritage list Saturday. Full Story

Chinese listed as second most spoken foreign language in U.S.: survey

2017-07-08 16:30:00

Chinese is the second most spoken foreign language in the United States only after Spanish, CBS Los Angeles reported Friday, citing a survey by 24/7 Wall Str,. a widely-quoted Delaware company. Full Story

Compilation celebrates Hong Kong milestone

2017-07-08 15:13:00

To mark the 20th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to China, China Record Corporation has released a 7-CD album, titled A More Glorious Tomorrow - A Collection of Music Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong's Return to China. Full Story

China's intangible cultural heritage week kicks off in Pakistan

2017-07-08 12:36:00

A cultural week on China's intangible cultural heritage has kicked off with a paper-cut show will to be presented in the national museum in Karachi, according to the Chinese embassy here. Full Story