History and Culture

Over 340 items found along ancient trading route on display

2017-04-17 09:38:00

A total of 342 items including copper unicorns, elaborately-carved saddles and colored terra-cotta figures found along the ancient Tea Horse Road are on display in northeast China's Liaoning Province. Full Story

Guilin's art river: charting the source of China's masterpiece

2017-04-17 09:35:00

From a source high in the Mao'er Mountain the Lijiang River sweeps south toward Guilin and into the world's imagination. Millions each year take to its waters, weaving between poetic peaks and submerged islands in search of scenery that arguably epitomi Full Story

Stolen pagoda body returned to Chinese mainland

2017-04-17 09:32:00

A donation ceremony was held Sunday for a Taiwanese monastery to return an ancient pagoda body that was stolen 19 years ago from Shanxi Province. Full Story

Play aims to give audiences a taste of farm life in Shaanxi

2017-04-17 09:21:00

After wrapping up its performances in Beijing on April 2, the play Bai Lu Yuan (White Deer Plain), will tour other Chinese cities, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Shanghai and Suzhou of eastern Jiangsu province, through June. Full Story

A Chinese homecoming for an American ballet choreographer

2017-04-17 09:17:00

John Neumeier has created more than 150 ballets since he took the position as Hamburg Ballet's director in 1973. Full Story

Facelift of China's major museum to raise bronze chariots above ground

2017-04-16 11:59:00

One of the country's most important museums will raise bronze chariots, which belonged to China's first emperor, from a subterranean showroom to a new exhibition hall above ground. Full Story

Guards of honor

2017-04-15 12:34:00

In many cases they have built their reputations over hundreds of years, and they have become names that millions of Chinese love, respect and most of all buy. Full Story

As streaming booms, songs get to the point faster, study finds

2017-04-15 12:20:00

Streaming is making it quicker not only to play music. A new study finds that pop songs themselves are getting faster as listeners' attention spans diminish. Full Story

Panda love endures across the Pacific

2017-04-15 12:12:00

The bestowment of two giant pandas on the U.S. in 1972 began the 'year of the panda' and a continuing fascination with the rare and vulnerable animals. Full Story

Man in his 70s spends five years copying ancient Chinese classics

2017-04-14 16:44:00

A retired teacher, aged in his 70s, has spent the past five years copying four great classic novels, including Journey to the West, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, A dream of the Red Mansion and Water Margin. Full Story