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Chinese Yu Opera and calligraphy cultural salon held in Paris

On June 30, the Lanting Pavilion yaji cultural salon on Chinese Yu Opera and calligraphy was held at the China Cultural Center in Paris.

Source: China Daily|2024-07-04 18:26

24 Solar Terms in Oracle Bone Script: Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice marks the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere.

Source: HICC|2024-06-21 23:31

History and origin of Duanwu Festival

Duanwu Festival, also known as Dragon Boat Festival, is one of the four major Chinese festivals.

Source:|2024-06-10 21:46

Tai chi thrives with a French twist

Though there are no formal statistics regarding the number of tai chi practitioners in the country, the martial art can be said to have enjoyed an enduring popularity over the years.

Source: China Daily|2024-06-10 10:36

Customs to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival

China's Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu, is just around the corner. Also called the Double Fifth Festival, the holiday, which falls on June 10 this year, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar.

Source: China Daily|2024-06-09 22:18

Grain in Ear

Grain in Ear

Source: HICC|2024-06-05 18:29

Yinxu Museum helps US scholars dig deeper into Shang history

Nestled beside the tranquil Huanhe River in Anyang, Central China's Henan province, stands the new hall of the Yinxu Museum, a striking structure in the shape of a bronze square ding, or ancient cauldron.

Source: China Daily|2024-05-31 14:33

Science now confirms what the ancients always told us

Tai chi, according to a recent study, is better than aerobic exercise for lowering blood pressure.

Source: China Daily|2024-05-17 12:45

Exhibition of ancient bronzes in Hong Kong illuminates culture, history

Precious items from Central China highlight civilization spanning three dynasties.

Source: China Daily|2024-05-15 14:17

Kung fu dreams in the Cote d'Ivoire

Yollando is also known as Yanming, the Chinese name he was given by his teacher at the Shaolin Temple.

Source: China Daily|2024-05-07 08:29

Beginning of Summer

Beginning of Summer

Source: HICC|2024-05-05 20:36

Feel the pulse of ancient civilization from Luxor to Yin Ruins

Luxor and the Yin Ruins have, respectively, witnessed the historic highlights of the development of Egypt and China, the two ancient civilizations.

Source: Xinhua|2024-04-19 14:37

Cultural relics of Xia, Shang, Zhou dynasties on display in Hong Kong

Cultural relics of the Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties (2070B.C-1600B.C.) unearthed from central China's Henan Province are exhibited at the Hong Kong Museum of History in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, April 2, 2024.

Source: People's Daily|2024-04-08 17:08

Take a bite of qingtuan and taste the flavor of spring

Qingtuan is a traditional green snack that's stuffed and steamed.

Source:|2024-04-06 19:32

Qingming Festival: Culture facts and more

The Qingming solar term marks the fifth of China's 24 solar terms and falls on April 4th this year.

Source:|2024-04-06 19:31

Finding China

German student embraces traditional medicine.

Source: China Daily|2024-04-01 17:15

Vibrant dragon patterns offer glimpse into Tibetan traditional culture

On Monday morning in Lhasa, capital of Southwest China's Xizang autonomous region, a group of local primary school students were skillfully crafting vivid dragon-shaped paper cuttings.

Source: China Daily|2024-03-27 16:36

Picturing a lost era

Back in the 19th century, however, before the advent of photography, the major way for travelers to record their daka was through painting.

Source: China Daily|2024-03-26 10:31

Shaolin pivots to a future beyond kung fu

Today, 162 Shaolin cultural centers have been established in over 50 countries and regions, while the Shaolin Temple attracts nearly 7 million Chinese and international tourists and martial arts enthusiasts every year.

Source: China Daily|2024-03-20 17:21

Things you may not know about the Spring Equinox

The Spring Equinox (Chinese: 春分), as the fourth term of the year starts on March 20 and ends on April 3 this year.

Source: China Daily|2024-03-20 17:16

Museums in rural China preserve culture as nation rapidly modernizes

Many museums demonstrating the unique local culture can now be found in China's vast rural areas.

Source: Xinhua|2024-02-29 15:29

Young artist helps further inner painting tradition

The 30-year-old from Zibo, Shandong province, has been working as an inner painter since 2015.

Source: China Daily|2024-02-26 17:07

Lantern Festival in Poetry

The Lantern Festival, also known as the Shangyuan Festival, is a traditional Chinese festival that falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month.

Source: HICC|2024-02-24 15:11

Rain Water in oracle bone inscriptions

Yushui, the Rain Water is the 2nd solar term of spring and the year. It falls on February 19 this year.

Source: HICC|2024-02-20 10:57

The Everlasting Majie Folk Artists Fair

The Baofeng Majie Folk Artists Fair is held annually on the 13th day of the first month in the Chinese lunar calendar in Majie village in C. Henan province.

Source: HICC|2024-02-19 18:32

Majie Folk Fair in Pingdingshan

Come to the Majie Folk Artists Fair and enjoy a traditional rural delight.

Source: China Daily|2024-02-18 16:21

People celebrate Spring Festival across China

People celebrate Spring Festival across China.

Source: Xinhua|2024-02-12 18:06

Frequently asked questions about Spring Festival

The Spring Festival is the oldest and most important traditional traditional festival in Chinese culture.

Source:|2024-02-08 17:36

Diverse celebrations held across Europe to welcome Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, is still a week away, but people across Europe have felt the festive ambiance by savoring traditional Chinese cuisine and enjoying various celebratory activities.

Source: China Daily|2024-02-04 17:34

Beginning of Spring in oracle bone inscriptions

Beginning of Spring (Chinese: Li Chun 立春) is the first solar term of the 24 Chinese solar terms and falls on the fourth day of February this year.

Source: HICC|2024-02-04 16:11

Little New Year

Little New Year (Chinese: Xiaonian), usually a week before the lunar New Year, falls on Feb 2 this year.

Source: China Daily|2024-02-02 20:05

International students embrace Chinese New Year traditions

International students at Jiangsu University's Overseas Education College came together on Jan 21 for the school's 2024 Spring Festival Party to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Dragon.

Source: China Daily|2024-01-31 18:17

Folk activities add color to Spring Festival

Folk activities add color to Spring Festival

Source: China Daily|2024-01-30 14:46

Lantern show shines brightly in Paris

Traditional event celebrates 60th anniversary of China-France diplomatic relations

Source: China Daily|2024-01-28 10:34

Major Cold in oracle bone inscriptions

The Major Cold begins this year on January 20th. In this period, snow, rain and icy cold weather exert a big influence on people's lives.

Source: HICC|2024-01-20 20:40

Laba porridge sweetens prelude of Chinese Lunar New Year

The day is also known as the Laba Rice Porridge Festival. The Laba this year falls on Jan 18.

Source: China Daily|2024-01-18 13:05

Dancing through a classical painting

As a group of dancers wearing turquoise costumes and towering hair buns moved to a traditional Chinese melody, they appeared as if they had just stepped out of an ancient scroll painting of a Chinese landscape.

Source: China Daily|2024-01-12 11:47

Heritage authorities strengthen protection of Great Wall

In response to growing concerns over the deteriorating state of the Great Wall, China's cultural heritage authorities issued a circular recently outlining enhanced measures to safeguard the iconic structure.

Source: China Daily|2024-01-11 12:04

Must-do prep for prosperous Spring Festival in China

As the Spring Festival getting close, it's time to do some preparation from now.

Source: China Daily|2024-01-06 20:39

The 24 Solar Terms·Minor Cold

Minor Cold (Chinese: 小寒), the 23rd solar term, begins this year on Jan 6.

Source: HICC|2024-01-06 20:23

24 Solar Terms: 9 things about Winter Solstice

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Winter Solstice (Chinese: 冬至), the 22nd solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 22 and ends on Jan 5.

Source: China Daily|2023-12-22 16:52

Posters: Major Snow

Major Snow (Chinese: 大雪), the 21st solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 7.

Source: HICC|2023-12-07 17:45

24 Solar Terms: 7 things you may not know about Minor Snow

The traditional Chinese solar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Snow, (Chinese: 小雪), the 20th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 22 and ends on Dec 6.

Source: China Daily|2023-11-22 09:05

24 Solar Terms: 8 things you may not know about Start of Winter

Start of Winter is the first solar term of winter, which means winter is coming and crops harvested in autumn should be stored up.

Source: China Daily|2023-11-08 10:39

24 Solar Terms: 8 things you need to know about Frost's Descent

The traditional Chinese solar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Frost's Descent, (Chinese: 霜降), the 18th solar term of the year, begins this year on Oct 24 and ends on Nov 7.

Source: China Daily|2023-10-24 08:36

Festive China: Chongyang Festival

When clear and refreshing autumn arrives and chrysanthemums envelope the world, it's time for the Chinese Chongyang Festival, or Double Ninth Festival.

Source: China Daily|2023-10-23 11:35

24 Solar Terms: 8 things you may not know about Cold Dew

The traditional Chinese solar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Cold Dew, (Chinese: 寒露), the 17th solar term of the year, begins this year on Oct 8 and ends on Oct 23.

Source: China Daily|2023-10-08 14:30

Culture Fact: Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth month on the Chinese lunar calendar.

Source:|2023-09-29 21:38

The 24 Solar Term·Autumn Equinox

The Autumn Equinox (Chinese:秋分) is the 16th of the 24 solar terms in China.

Source: HICC|2023-09-23 17:36

Teachers' Day in ancient China

Teacher's Day in ancient China.

Source:|2023-09-10 18:47

24 Solar Terms: 8 things you may not know about White Dew

White Dew, (Chinese: 白露), the 15th solar term of the year, begins this year on Sept 8 and ends on Sept 22. White Dew indicates the real beginning of cool autumn.

Source: China Daily|2023-09-08 08:18

Culture Insider: China's Ghost Festival

The Zhongyuan Festival, also known as Ullambana Festival among Buddhists, falls on the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month, on Aug 30 this year.

Source: China Daily|2023-08-30 11:59

New rural travel routes promote life, cultures in countryside

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism recently launched 143 high-quality rural tourism routes across the country.

Source: China Daily|2023-08-25 14:29

24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about End of Heat

The traditional Chinese solar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. End of Heat, (Chinese: 处暑), the 14th solar term of the year, begins this year on Aug 23 and ends on Sept 7.

Source: China Daily|2023-08-23 16:12

Qixi Festival spreads love across China

The annual Qixi Festival, or Chinese Valentine's Day, falls on August 22 this year.

Source: China Daily|2023-08-22 20:26

Cradle of civilization: Honghe Hani Rice Terraces

The cultural landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, system of Hani rice-growing, covers 16,603 hectares in Yunnan province.

Source:|2023-08-12 21:40

Archaeological discovery paints picture of ancient port

Archaeological discovery paints picture of ancient port.

Source: China Daily|2023-08-10 18:20

A trip through the glorious past

And I encourage everybody to go there, not only to learn about the history of the games, but also to get inspired by the past.

Source: China Daily|2023-08-07 19:56

Chinese intangible culture wows foreign athletes in Chengdu

Chinese intangible cultural heritage has been one of the most delightful surprises for both athletes and spectators at the 31st FISU Summer World University Games.

Source:|2023-07-31 23:27

Culture Fact: Explore the cultural city of Chengdu

Culture Fact: Explore the cultural city of Chengdu

Source:|2023-07-30 21:25

Cradle of civilization: Du Fu Thatched Cottage

The Thatched Cottage of Du Fu is located at the side of the Flower Bathing Brook on the western outskirts of Chengdu, Sichuan Province.

Source:|2023-07-29 20:27

City walks step up in popularity

For Fang Rui walking the streets of Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province, and taking in the buildings and culture of the historical city is almost a daily routine.

Source: China Daily|2023-07-26 19:54

24 Solar Terms: 7 things you may not know about Major Heat

The traditional Chinese solar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Heat, (Chinese: 大暑), the 12th solar term of the year, begins this year on July 23 and ends August 7.

Source: China Daily|2023-07-24 10:09

Fighting to understand the concept of beauty

The beauty of Chinese martial arts is in its power, strength and stillness, Yang says. For Chinese-style dance, the beauty lies in its elegance.

Source: China Daily|2023-07-21 16:55

Cultural heritage sites tapped to carry forward Chinese civilization


Source: People's Daily|2023-07-19 16:10

Chinese culture provides extra attraction for foreign students

Traditional art and cuisine, language and technological breakthroughs are luring young people from around the world to nation's universities.

Source: China Daily|2023-07-17 21:15

Landmark archaeological exhibition reveals origin of Chinese civilization

An exhibition titled Origins and Early Development of Chinese Civilization - A Major Exhibition of Archaeological Discoveries in China was unveiled.

Source: China Daily|2023-07-13 22:55

Protecting cultural heritage, promoting mutual learning among civilizations

To protect cultural heritage and pass it down through generations is a shared responsibility of mankind.

Source: People's Daily|2023-07-12 09:16

24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about Minor Heat

Minor Heat, (Chinese: 小暑), the 11th solar term of the year, begins on July 7 this year and ends on July 22.

Source: China Daily|2023-07-07 10:48

Spirit of ancient poet resonates in modern China

China on Thursday celebrated the Dragon Boat Festival, a day dedicated to commemorating Qu Yuan.

Source: China Daily|2023-06-22 20:27

Innovative Zongtea gains popularity among consumers

It has a history of more than 100 years.

Source: Xinhua|2023-06-21 18:51

Guardians of the desert: herdsmen work tirelessly to protect cultural relics

A group of herdsmen in north China are braving the vast desert to project cultural relic sites.

Source: Xinhua|2023-06-19 16:22

​Let's mark Duanwu Festival

The Duanwu Festival, also known as the Dragon Boat Festival, is a traditional Chinese occasion during which people pray for good health.

Source:|2023-06-19 16:20

Explainer: Understanding inclusiveness of Chinese civilization

At a meeting on cultural inheritance and development last Friday, President Xi Jinping called for efforts to build a modern Chinese civilization.

Source: China Daily|2023-06-09 17:42

24 Solar Terms: 7 things you must know about Grain in Ear

The Chinese solarcalendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Grainin Ear, (Chinese: 芒种), the 9th solar term, begins on June 6 this year and ends on June 20.

Source: China Daily|2023-06-06 18:36

China to launch over 9,800 intangible cultural heritage events

China will launch over 9,800 events nationwide to showcase the country's intangible cultural heritage.

Source: People's Daily|2023-06-01 22:05

Living heritage: Guqin

Wandering sounds, irregular rhythms and a carrier of gentle emotions.

Source: China Daily|2023-06-01 21:34

China to pilot national cultural heritage-themed tourism routes by 2025

China is planning to pilot three to five national-level tourism routes featuring cultural heritage themes during the country's 14th Five-Year Plan period from 2021 to 2025.

Source: CGTN|2023-05-10 16:24

24 Solar Terms: 5 things you may not know about the Start of Summer

The traditional Chinese solar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Summer (Chinese: 立夏), the 7th term of the year, begins on May 6 and ends on May20 this year.

Source: China Daily|2023-05-06 17:12

Chinese Taichi's growing popularity in France

Hundreds of practitioners gathered in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, a commune located in the western suburbs of Paris.

Source: People's Daily|2023-05-04 16:30

24 Solar Terms: 5 things you may not know about Grain Rain

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Grain Rain (Chinese: 谷雨),as the last term in spring, starts on April20 and ends on May 5.

Source: China Daily|2023-04-20 17:09

Qingming, a Poetic Blend of Commemoration and Unity

It drizzles thick and fast on the Pure Brightness Day, I travel with my heart lost in dismay. Is there a public house somewhere, cowboy? He points at Apricot Village faraway.

Source: Xinhua|2023-04-05 15:19

Intangible Cultural Heritage Inheritor: Swallow Kites Carry Misfortune Away

Qingming is both a natural solar term and traditional Chinese festival during which people enjoy spring outings, sweep graves and pray to those who have passed away.

Source:|2023-04-05 15:16

Qingming Festival in Ancient Chinese Poem

The Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day, is a traditional Chinese festival when families pay tribute to their deceased loved ones and ancestors.

Source:|2023-04-05 15:14

24 Solar Terms: 8 Things You May Not Know about 'Clear and Bright'

Here are 8 things you may not know about Clear and Bright.

Source:|2023-04-05 15:09

24 Solar Terms: Things You May Not Know about the Spring Equinox

The traditional Chinese solar calendar divides a year into 24 solar terms. The Spring Equinox (Chinese: 春分), as the fourth term of the year starts on March 21 and ends on April 4 this year.

Source: China Daily|2023-03-23 09:11

Martial Arts Growing in Popularity among Young Chinese

As younger generations attach more importance to traditional culture, relevant industries and services are expected to thrive as well.

Source: People's Daily|2023-03-13 17:57

24 Solar Terms: 6 Things You Must Know about Awakening of Insects

Here are 6 things you may not know about Awakening of Insects.

Source: China Daily|2023-03-07 18:50

The Culture and Traditions of China's Longtaitou Festival

The traditional Chinese Longtaitou Festival, or Dragon-Head-Raising Festival, falls on the second day of the second lunar month every year.

Source: China Daily|2023-02-21 22:45

Lantern Festival in Ancient Chinese Poem

Chinese Lantern Festival, or Yuan Xiao Jie, falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month.

Source:|2023-02-05 20:30

Culture Fact: Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar, falls on Feb. 5 this year. The festival features family reunions, feasts, light shows and various cultural activities.

Source:|2023-02-05 20:28

Various Folk Cultural Activities Held to Welcome Upcoming Lantern Festival

A man performs during a Shehuo show in Chengguan Town of Luoyang, central China's Henan Province, Feb. 3, 2023.

Source: Xinhua|2023-02-04 21:24

24 Solar Terms: 9 Things You May Not Know about Start of Spring

Start of Spring (Chinese: 立春), the first solar term of the year, begins this year on Feb 4 and ends on Feb 18.

Source: China Daily|2023-02-04 21:22

Türkiye Welcomes Chinese Tourists with Hospitality in Year of the Rabbit

Now, with well-known Turkish hospitality, the country welcomes Chinese travelers again in the Year of the Rabbit.

Source: Xinhua|2023-01-31 12:38

New Palace Museum Site to Show More Relics

More than 1 million visits were made to museums across Beijing during the Spring Festival holidays, marking a robust revival for the city's cultural venues.

Source: China Daily|2023-01-30 22:06

China's Box Office Makes Strong Comeback over Holiday

China's cinemas welcomed crowds of moviegoers during the Spring Festival holiday, raising hopes for the film industry's recovery.

Source: China Daily|2023-01-29 20:48

Tracing Silk's Heritage Along the Silk Road

Some 2,000 years ago, silk, once uniquely produced in China, traversed deserts and seas to the West.

Source: Xinhua|2023-01-23 20:23

China Sees Accelerated Recovery of Culture, Tourism Consumption

China, the most promising consumption market in the world, is seeing a dramatic rise in the culture and tourism sector as the Chinese New Year approaches.

Source: People's Daily|2023-01-21 16:45

American Kung Fu Master Loves Chinese Culture, Spring Festival

An American expat, who came to China 13 years ago to study martial arts, has become a Kung Fu master.

Source: Xinhua|2023-01-19 20:10

Cultural Feast Promised for Spring Festival Gala

The Spring Festival Gala is not only a cultural feast, but also a banquet of media technology.

Source: China Daily|2023-01-17 22:05

A Prose Poem about Erlitou Relics

Erlitou relics in Yanshi, Henan, are very eye-catching in the history of Chinese archaeology.

Source:|2023-01-17 13:05

Culture Insider: Little New Year

Little New Year (Chinese: Xiaonian), usually a week before the lunar New Year, falls on Jan 14 this year.

Source: China Daily|2023-01-15 23:33

Cultural Relics to Get Better Protection

The fourth national census of cultural relics in China will be organized this year by the National Cultural Heritage Administration.

Source: China Daily|2023-01-07 21:57

24 Solar Terms: 5 Things You May Not Know about Minor Cold

Minor Cold is the 23rd solar term of the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms.

Source: China Daily|2023-01-05 17:51

Pandemic Highlights Efficacy of TCM

TCM's theories and practices to contain epidemics have been refined and improved.

Source: China Daily|2022-12-31 19:17

24 Solar Terms: 9 Things about Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice (Chinese: 冬至), the 22nd solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 22 and ends on Jan 5.

Source: China Daily|2022-12-22 22:28

Oracle Bones Provide a Glimpse into History

In the Shang Dynasty (c.16th century-11th century BC), a lunar eclipse was also observed, and the scene was engraved on oracle bones.

Source: China Daily|2022-12-12 22:13

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indispensable for COVID Treatment

Studies have shown that traditional Chinese medicine has inhibited the virus from invading and replicating itself.

Source: China Daily|2022-12-10 17:55

Popular Chinese TV Series Bring Positive Life Attitude and Joy to Arab Audiences

After winning the hearts of millions of critics and casual viewers in China, a drama inspired by a real-life poverty alleviation project, Minning Town, began airing in Egypt.

Source: Global Times|2022-12-09 16:51

24 Solar Terms: 6 Things about Major Snow

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Snow (Chinese: 大雪), the 21st solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 7 and ends on Dec 21.

Source: China Daily|2022-12-07 16:01

Culture Fact: Chinese Tea Culture

China is known as the hometown of tea.

Source:|2022-12-05 14:59

China's Traditional Tea-making Enters UNESCO Cultural Heritage List

China's traditional tea-making was added on Tuesday to the intangible cultural heritage list of the UNESCO.

Source: People's Daily|2022-11-30 17:00

24 Solar Terms: 7 Things You May Not Know About Minor Snow

Minor Snow, (Chinese: 小雪), the 20th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 22 and ends on Dec 6.

Source: China Daily|2022-11-22 20:43

Armenian Fan Tells Chinese Culture Stories with Shadow Plays

In 2011, shadow plays, also known as shadow puppetry, were inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Source: People's Daily|2022-11-21 19:03

Qing Royal Architecture Unearthed at Old Summer Palace Site

Archaeologists have fully unveiled a key site at the ruins of Yuanmingyuan in Beijing that tells of past imperial glory and demonstrates a painful moment in Chinese history.

Source: China Daily|2022-11-09 17:39

24 Solar Terms: 8 Things You May Not Know about Start of Winter

Start of Winter, (Chinese: 立冬), the 19th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 7 and ends on Nov 21.

Source: China Daily|2022-11-07 17:38

Officials Call for TCM Modernization, Innovation

Senior officials have called for the accelerating modernization and innovation of TCM to better contribute to global health on Saturday.

Source: China Daily|2022-11-06 19:12

Nation to Continue Promoting Protecting Heritage, Traditions

China will continue to stress efforts to inherit and enhance the influence of traditional culture.

Source: China Daily|2022-11-02 19:31

Advanced Technologies Bring China's Shipwreck Cultural Relics Back to Life

Using 3D laser scanning technology, the lab recorded all the information on the cultural relics before and after protection.

Source: People's Daily|2022-11-01 20:06

China's Efforts to Preserve Cultural Heritage

Over the last 10 years, China has accomplished its objectives to preserve its cultural heritage.

Source:|2022-10-19 14:43

China Achieves Fruitful Results in International Art Exchanges

In recent years, the Chinese art world has fully demonstrated China's artistic ideas through its active interaction with the rest of the world.

Source: People's Daily|2022-10-11 16:43

Cultural Tour of Peking Opera Highlights Ancient Art Form

Veteran Peking Opera performers Du Zhenjie and Zhang Huifang joined in the Culture Tour of Peking Opera Master Forum.

Source: China Daily|2022-10-10 17:04

24 Solar Terms: 8 Things You May Not Know about Cold Dew

Here are eight things you should know about Cold Dew.

Source: China Daily|2022-10-08 16:09

Chinese Keyword & Chongyang Festival

The name of the Chongyang Festival, which is also called Double Ninth Festival, comes from when two nines appear on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month.

Source:|2022-10-04 13:33

Keywords in China's Double Ninth Festival

China's Double Ninth Festival, also referred to as the Chongyang Festival, falls on the ninth day of the ninth Chinese lunar month.

Source:|2022-10-04 13:27

Local Tours on the Rise During Holiday

The number of day-trip travelers participating in local tours or traveling to nearby regions almost doubled compared to last year.

Source: China Daily|2022-10-03 18:09

Huge Ancient Stone Murals Discovered in Central China

Two stone murals from the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) have been unearthed in central China's Henan Province.

Source: Xinhua|2022-09-30 17:02

Huge Flower Basket Installed in Tian'anmen Square for National Day

A huge flower basket arrangement with the theme blessings to China will be installed in Beijing's Tian'anmen Square as part of the plan to decorate the square.

Source: China Daily|2022-09-26 17:39

Calendar for Chinese 24 Solar Terms: Autumn Equinox

The Autumn Equinox, or “Qiufen” in Chinese, the 16th of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, falls on September 23 this year.

Source: People's Daily|2022-09-23 17:09

Integrating Culture and Tourism Major Goal of Document

China recently unveiled its cultural development plan for the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period, stressing that culture is not only the soul of a country, but also the soul of national governance.

Source: China Daily|2022-09-21 14:57

Taking Heart in Tradition

Traditional holidays give people a chance to go home.

Source: China Daily|2022-09-15 17:25

China Sees Over 73 Million Domestic Tourist Visits During Festival Holiday

China saw 73.41 million domestic tourist visits during the three-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday.

Source: China Daily|2022-09-13 14:54

Fun Facts about Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival, the 15th day of August on lunar Chinese calendar, falls on Sept. 10 this year.

Source:|2022-09-11 13:24

Mid-Autumn Festival in Ancient Chinese Poem

The annual Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 10 this year.

Source:|2022-09-11 13:16

Museum-themed Creative Products to Be Displayed at China's Int'l Service Trade Fair

More than 680 pieces of museum-themed creative products will be exhibited at the 2022 CIFTIS slated to open on Wednesday.

Source: People's Daily|2022-08-30 16:24

Feature: China-Funded Green Sewage Treatment Plant Boon for Millions in Dhaka

Bangladeshi Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Tazul Islam and Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming jointly inspected the Dasherkandi Sewage Treatment Plant project.

Source: People's Daily|2022-08-26 13:33

24 Solar Terms: 6 Things You May Not Know About End of Heat

End of Heat the 14th solar term of the year, begins this year on Aug 23 and ends on Sept 6.

Source: China Daily|2022-08-24 16:02

Modern Yellow River Began Forming 1.25 Million Years Ago: Study

Chinese researchers have found that the modern Yellow River began to form 1.25 million years ago.

Source: China Daily|2022-08-22 17:06

China's Public Cultural Services Become More Accessible over Decade

China has promoted the standardization of and equal access to public cultural services, with an improved variety of cultural products and services benefiting the people.

Source: Xinhua|2022-08-19 15:33

China Unveils Cultural Development Plan for 2021-2025 Period

China has unveiled its cultural development plan for the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025) to promote socialist culture and build China into a country with a strong grounding in this regard.

Source: Xinhua|2022-08-17 15:08

China's Ghost Festival

The Zhongyuan Festival falls on the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month, on Aug 12 this year.

Source: China Daily|2022-08-12 15:06

Technologies Bring China's Cultural Relics Back to Life

China has integrated scientific and technological innovations with its cultural relics, restoring the glamour of these treasures and bringing them back to life.

Source: People's Daily|2022-08-10 16:37

Chinese Traditional Culture Museum Celebrates the Culture of Qixi

The Qixi Festival, a once widely celebrated event across the country, is now listed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage event.

Source: China Daily|2022-08-08 15:58

China's Cultural Industry Sustains Steady Growth in H1

China's cultural sector saw steady growth in the first half of the year.

Source: People's Daily|2022-08-01 16:25

Domestic Tourism Jumps as People Flee Hot Summer

Domestic tourism in China has surged as people flee the sizzling summer heat wave.

Source: China Daily|2022-07-27 17:20

Work on Cultural Relics Recognized

The past decade has witnessed a booming period of protecting cultural relics in China.

Source: China Daily|2022-07-25 17:09

Universities Make Significant Progress in China's Sci-Tech Innovation

Between 2012 and 2021, the number of patents granted to colleges and universities increased from 69,000 to 308,000.

Source: Xinhua|2022-07-22 17:46

Chinese Academy of Sciences Issues Certificates to 65 New Academicians

As China's top academic title in science and technology, being a CAS academician is a lifetime honor.

Source: Xinhua|2022-07-20 14:56

China Issues Plan for Preserving, Using Cultural Relics along Yellow River

Chinese authorities have issued a plan for preserving and using cultural relics along the Yellow River.

Source: Xinhua|2022-07-18 17:59

China's Average Life Expectancy Rises to 78.2 Years

Average life expectancy, a key gauge of the health level of a country's residents, reached 78.2 years in China in 2021.

Source: Xinhua|2022-07-13 16:11

President Stresses Firming up of Cultural Confidence

President Xi Jinping has stressed firming up cultural confidence, preserving the fine accomplishments of Chinese civilization and using cultural relics to promote exchanges and mutual learning between civilizations.

Source: China Daily|2022-07-11 18:11

TCM Awareness Abroad Grows

TCM has become a vigorous medium of Chinese culture.

Source: China Daily|2022-07-06 16:02

Domestic Films Contribute 85% of China Box Office Total in H1

China's box office earnings for the first half of 2022 totaled 17.18 billion yuan.

Source: People's Daily|2022-07-04 15:48

Over 25 Million Foreigners Learning Chinese by End of 2021: Education Ministry

More than 25 million foreigners were learning Chinese by the end of 2021.

Source: People's Daily|2022-07-01 15:27

China's Acupuncture Gains Popularity in BRICS Countries

China's acupuncture is enjoying growing popularity in BRICS countries.

Source: People's Daily|2022-06-29 16:20

Sanxingdui Continues to Reveal Its Treasures

The Sanxingdui ruins are considered one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century.

Source: China Daily|2022-06-27 16:38

Online Chinese Teaching Brings Chinese Culture to Overseas Students

Online Chinese teaching embraced rapid development over the recent couple of years.

Source: People's Daily|2022-06-24 16:35

Plan Promotes Cultural Digitalization

The digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way in which culture and cultural services are produced, distributed and accessed.

Source: China Daily|2022-06-23 15:39

Online Shopping Spree Mirrors Consumption Recovery

As the June 18 shopping festival has come to an end, Chinese consumers have set off a mid-year consumption boom.

Source: People's Daily|2022-06-22 15:36

24 Solar Terms: 6 Things You May Not Know about Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice (Chinese: 夏至), the 10th solar term of the year, begins on June 21 this year and ends on July 6.

Source:|2022-06-21 16:46

Thriving Online Concerts in China Jazz up Pandemic-hit Entertainment Industry

Online concerts are taking off in China.

Source: People's Daily|2022-06-20 16:30

Consumption of Online Cultural Activities Thrives in China

Online cultural activities are creating new consumption scenarios and delivering new experiences for the public.

Source: People's Daily|2022-06-17 17:00

Online Platforms Connect Intangible Cultural Heritage and Modern Life in China

The burgeoning online platforms in China have brought intangible cultural heritage (ICH) closer to people across the country.

Source: People's Daily|2022-06-16 17:55

Sanxingdui Relics Offer Glimpse of Early Chinese Civilization

Cultural relics that are more than 3 millennia old and feature previously unknown shapes were recently found during an archaeologicalexcavation in the Sanxingdui site in Sichuan province.

Source: China Daily|2022-06-15 17:27

New Findings at China's Sanxingdui Ruins Stun Archaeologists

Archaeologists have recently made some stunning discoveries at the famed Sanxingdui Ruins site in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Source: Xinhua|2022-06-13 16:59

China Releases New Geologic Map of Moon

China has released a new geologic map of the Moon on a scale of 1:2,500,000, the first one in the world, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Source: Xinhua|2022-06-10 14:06

China's Annual College Entrance Exam Concludes

China's annual college entrance exam concluded on Wednesday in some parts of the country.

Source: Xinhua|2022-06-09 17:36

Chinese Study Reveals Evolution of Giraffe's Long Necks

Chinese researchers offered a new explanation for the evolutionary mystery of giraffes' long necks: They were elongated by head-bashing combat in competition for mates.

Source: Xinhua|2022-06-06 19:34

Dragon Boat Festival: A Celebration of Patriotism

Dragon Boat Festival is an important traditional festival in China.

Source: Xinhua|2022-06-04 13:51

Children's Games in Ancient China

During ancient times, children didn't have smart phone, iPador computer to entertain them.

Source:|2022-06-01 17:22

Fascinating Relics in China's Museums

International Museum Day: Fascinating relics in China's museums

Source:|2022-05-30 17:54

Diversified Chinese Movies, TV Dramas Appeal to More Fans Globally

China's domestic movies and TV series have gone global with diversified themes and higher production standards.

Source: Xinhua|2022-05-27 16:17

24 Solar Terms: 6 Things You May Not Know about Grain Buds

Grain Buds, (Chinese: 小满), the 8th solar term of a year, begins on May 21 this year, and ends on June 5.

Source:|2022-05-21 21:55

Power of the Past Fuels Museums' Prosperity

6,183 museums had been registered on the Chinese mainland as of the end of 2021.

Source: China Daily|2022-05-19 16:23

China to Issue Commemorative Coins on Auspicious Culture

China's central bank will issue a set of commemorative coins featuring Chinese auspicious culture.

Source: Xinhua|2022-05-16 17:43

More Tourists Go Camping During May Day Break

The camping industry in China has become one of the indispensable forms of outdoor tourism.

Source: China Daily|2022-05-09 16:07

In-depth Travel Gains Popularity in Many Chinese Cities

In-depth tours for local residents are a manifestation of the upgrading of tourism.

Source: People's Daily Online|2022-05-06 15:48

Celebrating Labor Day

The International Labor Day is celebrated on May 1.

Source:|2022-05-01 18:21

China's Cultural Industry Recovers Steadily in Q1

China's cultural sector sustained recovery momentum in the first quarter despite COVID-19 shocks, official data showed Friday.

Source: Xinhua|2022-04-29 18:12

Digitization Gives a New Way of Reading in China

The reports shows that 44.63% of the e-book readers range from age 19 to 25, 27.25% are those below 18.

Source:|2022-04-28 15:13

China Marks 7th Space Day amid Busy Mission Schedule

China designated April 24 as Space Day of China in 2016 to mark the anniversary of the country's first satellite launch, Dongfanghong-1 in 1970.

Source: Global Times|2022-04-25 19:13

Traditional Handcrafts Give Impetus to China's Rural Vitalization

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism and five other departments recently issued a guideline on promoting the development of cultural industries in a bid to advance rural vitalization.

Source: People's Daily|2022-04-24 16:56

24 Solar Terms: 5 Things You May Not Know about Grain Rain

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Grain Rain (Chinese: 谷雨), as the last term in spring, starts on April 20 and ends on May 4.

Source:|2022-04-22 17:43

More Hollywood Movies Feature Chinese Elements

In recent years, Hollywood has been striving to woo the Chinese audience by inviting Chinese actors to make an appearance, shooting scenes in China, or showcasing elements of Chinese culture.

Source: Xinhua|2022-04-18 16:40

China to Regulate Use of Chinese Characters

The Chinese government has launched a nationwide campaign to regulate the use of Chinese characters in publications and on radio, TV, and the internet.

Source: Xinhua|2022-04-13 18:35

China to Step up Preservation, Publication of Ancient Books

Chinese central authorities have issued a set of guidelines on stepping up the preservation and publication of ancient books.

Source: Xinhua|2022-04-12 18:05

Qingming, Time for Remembering Heroes and Observing Traditions

As Tomb Sweeping Day falls on Tuesday this year, Chinese people are preparing to worship ancestors and pay tribute to their loved ones who died.

Source: Xinhua|2022-04-04 15:34

Internet, Digital Technologies Inject Renewed Vitality into ICH

Internet and digital technologies have enabled inheritors of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in China to attract more public attention towards ICH-related products.

Source: People's Daily Online|2022-03-28 15:59

Why Do Younger Chinese Consumers Have a Supreme Fondness for ‘Guochao’ Products?

Elements of traditional culture, which in the past could seldom hardly be associated with modern fashion trends, nowadays can be seen in various shopping scenarios.

Source: People's Daily Online|2022-03-25 17:33

Governance Based on Virtue in Confucianism

Since ancient times, the traditional Chinese idiom Wei Zheng Yi De or governance based on virtue has been used to describe the importance of such deeds.

Source: Xinhua|2022-03-23 19:23

Calendar for Chinese 24 Solar Terms: Spring Equinox

The Spring Equinox, the fourth of China's 24 solar terms, falls on March 20 this year.

Source:|2022-03-21 19:06

Solar Terms First Mapped out 4,000 Years Ago

The establishment of 24 solar terms is believed to be an outstanding contribution to the world made by ancient Chinese almanac scientists.

Source: China Daily|2022-03-20 21:42

China Enhances Protection over Blocks of Historical, Cultural Value

Through reasonable utilization, enriching business forms and functional activation, historical blocks and modern lifestyles are fusing with each other.

Source: People's Daily|2022-03-18 19:23

Spring Farming in Full Swing

As the weather turns warm, farmers across the country are busy with spring farming to lay a solid foundation for a bumper harvest this year.

Source: Xinhua|2022-03-15 18:58

Decade of Miracles: A Snapshot of China's Cultural Advancement

What are the first names that pop up in your mind regarding which cultural phenomena or moments have impressed you most in recent years?

Source: Xinhua|2022-03-11 15:58

The Culture and Traditions of China's Longtaitou Festival

A well-known phrase goes, Er yue er,long tai tou, meaning, On the second day of the second month, the dragon lifts his head.

Source:|2022-03-04 15:51

China Issues Revised Regulations to Protect Underwater Cultural Relics

The regulations will take effect on April 1 and lay down requirements to strengthen the conservation and management of underwater cultural relics.

Source: Xinhua|2022-03-03 16:40

Film Sees Bridging of Cultural Dialogue

A feature film co-produced by Greece and China, A Day in the Life of a Teddy Bear.

Source: Xinhua|2022-02-28 16:44

Winter Olympics Start New Era for Spread of Chinese Culture

The Beijing Winter Olympics had ended, yet the unique Chinese romance left by the event still lingers.

Source: Global Times|2022-02-25 16:25

Culture China: Crystal Clean, Jade-Like Minds

The Chinese idiom as clean as ice and as pure as jade, or Bing Qing Yu Jie in Chinese, symbolizes double-distilled, pure, and noble minds.

Source: Xinhua|2022-02-23 17:46

Timely Assistance to Those in Need a Time-honored Tradition

The spirit is well manifested in the Chinese idiom Xue Zhong Song Tan, which literally means, to send charcoal in snowy weather.

Source: Xinhua|2022-02-21 18:18

Chinese Cultural Elements Ring out at Olympic Rink

Cultural elements have shone through at the ongoing Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

Source: Xinhua|2022-02-16 16:26

Lunar Treats Light up Festivities

Lantern Festival symbolizes unity and perfection.

Source: China Daily|2022-02-15 18:29

Red Envelope Mania Takes off During Spring Festival

Shaking her mobile phone, scanning the Chinese character Fu and watching short videos, Zhao Yacong started collecting lucky money at least 10 days before Spring Festival.

Source: China Daily|2022-02-14 16:12

Kung Fu Goes High-tech

The first online test of Shaolin kung fu was held by the Shaolin Temple on Mount Song Henan province.

Source:|2022-02-11 13:58

Tiny Trumpeter's Ceremony Melody Hit Right Note

A 9-year-old solo trumpeter who performed at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics practiced the melody about a thousand times before his big night at the Bird's Nest on Friday.

Source: China Daily|2022-02-09 16:48

Cultural Tourism Favored among China's Spring Festival Celebrations

Online and offline cultural experiences are offered in many Chinese cities.

Source: Xinhua|2022-02-07 16:19

24 Solar Terms: 9 Things You May Not Know about Start of Spring

Start of Spring (Chinese: 立春), the first solar term of the year, begins this year on Feb 4 and ends on Feb 18.

Source:|2022-02-04 14:51

Ancient Cemetery Relics Get Second Wind

Some nine decades after a royal cemetery from the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-256 BC) in Luoyang, Henan province was plundered and damaged by tomb robbers.

Source: China Daily|2022-01-29 15:43

Little New Year

Here are six things you should know about the Little New Year, another sign of the start of spring.

Source:|2022-01-25 16:51

A Heritage Showcase

A display of traditional Chinese culture has been prepared for Winter Olympic athletes from all over the world.

Source: China Daily|2022-01-24 16:36

Spring Festival Book Fair Promotes Chinese Culture to World

An international book fair kicked off Thursday in the lead-up to the upcoming Spring Festival.

Source: Xinhua|2022-01-21 16:19

24 Solar Terms: 6 Things You Must Know about Major Cold

Here are six things you should know about Major Cold.

Source:|2022-01-20 16:56

Photo Exhibition Captures New Countryside Scene of Henan

A photography exhibition showcasing a new perspective of countryside landscape in Central China's Henan province is underway in Zhengzhou.

Source:|2022-01-19 18:55

China Livestreams Cultural Heritage Activities to Celebrate Traditional Holidays

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Cyberspace Administration of China Monday jointly launched a livestreaming cultural event in the run-up to celebrate traditional Chinese holidays.

Source: Xinhua|2022-01-17 16:33

Chinese Qipao's Fashion Gala Shines in Expo 2020 Dubai

A lavish fashion gala featuring qipao, a traditional Chinese dress for women, was held on Monday in Expo 2020 Dubai as a part of the celebrations for the National Day of China Pavilion.

Source: Xinhua|2022-01-14 19:10

Chinese Elements Amaze Visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai

The China Pavilion have dazzled visitors with splendid Chinese culture and cutting-edge technologies.

Source: Xinhua|2022-01-12 17:28

Laba Porridge Sweetens Prelude of Chinese Lunar New Year

Three major customs on Laba are ancestor worship, eating Laba rice porridge and making Laba garlic.

Source:|2022-01-10 16:53

China's Box Office Tops 47.26 Billion Yuan in 2021

As the world's largest film market in 2021, China's movie industry had seen a rapid recovery from the COVID-19 impact.

Source: Xinhua|2022-01-07 20:05

24 Solar Terms: 5 Things You May Not Know about Minor Cold

Minor Cold is the 23rd solar term of the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms.

Source:|2022-01-05 15:31

China's Box Office during New Year's Day Holiday Tops 1 Billion Yuan

China's box office revenue during the New Year's Day holiday reached 1.02 billion yuan.

Source: Xinhua|2022-01-04 17:28

China's Cultural Industry Expands Steadily in 2020: NBS

China's cultural and relevant sectors saw solid growth in 2020 despite COVID-19 shocks.

Source: Xinhua|2021-12-31 16:35

Year-ender: Top 10 Cultural Events from 2021

China is achieving steady progress in the cultural realm. Let's review some of them and look forward to the coming year!

Source:|2021-12-29 17:20

China Discovers 635 Cave Temples, Cliff Statues

China announced Friday that 635 cave temples and cliff statues were discovered in a 10-month field survey nationwide.

Source: Xinhua|2021-12-27 14:15

China's Yearly Box Office Tops 46 Billion Yuan Leading Global Markets

With just a week to go until the end of 2021, this year is set to see China retain its position as the world's largest box office market for the second year in a row.

Source: Xinhua|2021-12-24 14:17

24 Solar Terms: 9 Things about Winter Solstice

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Winter Solstice (Chinese: 冬至), the 22nd solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 21.

Source:|2021-12-22 17:25

Cambodia Inaugurates China-aided Stadium with Sports Parade, Martial arts, Dance

Cambodia on Saturday inaugurated a China-funded national stadium in the northern suburbs of the capital Phnom Penh with a sports parade, martial arts, and traditional dances.

Source: Xinhua|2021-12-20 17:31

Ming Dynasty Pottery Figurines Returned to China

Two pottery figurines dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) have been returned to China from overseas, to be placed in the Shanghai Museum's collection.

Source: Xinhua|2021-12-15 18:34

Archeological Sites Become Hit with Tourists in China

A number of archeological sites have been attracting a great deal of attention from the public in recent years, becoming popular tourist destinations for a variety of reasons.

Source: People's Daily Online|2021-12-13 15:32

24 Solar Terms: 6 Things about Major Snow

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Snow, the 21st solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 7 and ends on Dec 20.

Source:|2021-12-10 15:10

Chinese Martial Arts Gain Popularity in Africa

Chinese martial arts, or kung fu, conjure up an image of the iconic movie star Bruce Lee, whose superb fighting skills were popularized throughout the world.

Source: China Daily|2021-12-06 16:22

Cultural Exchanges Between China and Africa Bear Rich Fruits

In recent years, cultural and people-to-people exchanges between China and Africa, both with a long history and a splendid civilization, have played an essential role in promoting exchanges.

Source: People's Daily|2021-12-03 14:38

China Rolls out Multiple Measures to Enrich Rural Residents’ Cultural Life

As public cultural infrastructure facilities in the countryside have been continuously improved, rural residents in China are living an increasingly rich cultural life.

Source: People's Daily|2021-12-01 17:15

China to Emphasize Culture, Tourism in Promoting Common Prosperity

China is gearing up for further energizing the tourism and cultural industry of its eastern province of Zhejiang, as part of efforts to promote building Zhejiang into a demonstration zone for achieving common prosperity.

Source: Xinhua|2021-11-29 15:15

China's Archaeology Becomes More and More Tech-ish

Shovels, brushes and tape measures are probably what one could think of when it comes to the tools of archaeologists.

Source: People's Daily|2021-11-26 16:33

TCM Treatment Recognized by BRI Countries

A traditional Chinese medicine therapy developed in Gansu province to treat COVID-19 patients is being recognized by a growing number of Belt and Road Initiative partners, authorities said.

Source: China Daily|2021-11-25 13:35

24 Solar Terms: 7 Things You May Not Know about Minor Snow

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Snow, (Chinese: 小雪), the 20th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 22 and ends on Dec 6.

Source:|2021-11-22 14:13

China's Yearly Box Office Tops 43 Billion Yuan, Leading Global Markets

China's 2021 box office revenue totaled 43 billion yuan (about 6.71 billion U.S. dollars) as of Saturday, according to box office tracker Maoyan.

Source: Xinhua|2021-11-17 15:40

Overseas Chinese Pledge to Strive for Chinese Dream of National Rejuvenation

Overseas Chinese-funded enterprises will continue to promote globalization through concrete actions and contribute to the realization of the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.

Source: Xinhua|2021-11-15 17:23

Singles Day, 'Double Eleven', Shopping Spree

The annual Singles' Day shopping festival, launched by Alibaba's e-commerce platform, enters its 12th year. Let's take a glimpse of this year's event.

Source: Xinhua|2021-11-12 15:42

China Issues Plan for Cultural Relic Protection, Technological Innovation

The General Office of the State Council has released a plan for the preservation of cultural relics and related technological innovation during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025).

Source: Xinhua|2021-11-10 15:20

China Announces Winners of 31st China Journalism Award

The All-China Journalists Association on Sunday announced the winners of the 31st China Journalism Award.

Source: Xinhua|2021-11-08 21:11

Chinese Cultural Elements Seep into Sci-fi World

Chinese sci-fi productions are gaining ground on the world stage with Chinese philosophy and aesthetics finding increasing presence in sci-fi novels, movies, animations and video games.

Source: Xinhua|2021-11-05 18:33

China Pledges to Promote Cultural Relics Protection through Sci-tech Methods

China will improve the application of sci-tech in cultural relics protection during the country's 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025).

Source: Xinhua|2021-11-03 17:58

China, Asian Counterparts Initiate Alliance for Cultural Heritage Conservation

China and nine Asian countries jointly initiated an alliance for cultural heritage conservation at the two-day Asian Dialogue for Cultural Heritage Conservation that concluded Thursday.

Source: Xinhua|2021-11-01 16:09

Games Terminology Platform Can Be Read in Eight Languages

The latest version of an online terminology platform for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games has been made available to the public.

Source: China Daily|2021-10-29 18:03

China's Traditional Medicine Literacy Rate Increases: Survey

China's health literacy rate for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) increased by 8 percent during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), according to a survey released by the National Administration of TCM.

Source: Xinhua|2021-10-27 16:05

24 Solar Terms: 8 Things You Need to Know about Frost's Descent

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Frost's Descent, (Chinese: 霜降), the 18th solar term of the year, begins this year on Oct 23 and ends on Nov 6.

Source:|2021-10-25 14:59

Culture Facts behind Olympic Flame Lantern and Cauldron

The design of the Olympic flame lantern originated from the Changxin Palace Lantern of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 25).

Source:|2021-10-21 16:41

China Lists Top 100 Archaeology Findings of Past Century

China has revealed the top 100 archaeology findings of the past century as the country celebrates the 100th anniversary of modern archaeology, China Daily reported Tuesday.

Source: Xinhua|2021-10-19 15:32

War Epic 'The Battle at Lake Changjin' Continues Leading Chinese Box Office

With a daily box office of 70.8 million yuan (about 11 million U.S. dollars), the film's total box office had amounted to 4.45 billion yuan by Thursday, its 15th day of screening.

Source: Xinhua|2021-10-15 14:56

Film on Climate Change to Be Shown at COP26

A film that brings together the views of global youth on climate change will be screened at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November.

Source: Xinhua|2021-10-13 15:50

Chinese Culture Has Profound Understanding of Biodiversity: White Paper

As one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, China has a profound understanding of biodiversity.

Source: Xinhua|2021-10-11 14:16

Chinese Online Literature Draws More Overseas Readers

Chinese online literature has created a huge fanbase overseas, thanks to the diligence of writers and deepening of international communication.

Source: Xinhua|2021-10-09 18:02

24 Solar Terms: 8 Things You May Not Know about Cold Dew

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Cold Dew, (Chinese: 寒露), the 17th solar term of the year, begins this year on Oct 8 and ends on Oct 22.

Source:|2021-10-08 15:07

Cultural Activities Feature Heavily in 2021 National Day Holiday

The National Day holiday of 2021 is in many ways different from previous years.

Source: Xinhua|2021-10-06 20:15

'The Battle at Lake Changjin' Leads Chinese Box Office Chart

Historical epic The Battle at Lake Changjin topped the Chinese mainland box office on Saturday, data from the China Movie Data Information Network showed Sunday.

Source: Xinhua|2021-10-04 14:57

Party History Museum Becomes New Landmark

As this year marks the centenary of the Communist Party of China, the Museum of the CPC-a new landmark in northern Beijing-is set to be a hot destination during the weeklong National Day holiday.

Source: China Daily|2021-10-01 16:47

Events to Mark Martyrs' Day

At the ceremony, the Chinese leaders and representatives of all walks of life will gather and present flower baskets to the people's heroes to mark Martyrs' Day on the eve of National Day.

Source: China Daily|2021-09-29 16:28

Historical Epic Advance Ticket Sales Soar as China's Holiday Nears

The advance sales data cover both Sept. 30 and the National Day holiday from Oct. 1 to 7, which is known as a golden week for major cultural and tourism consumption in China.

Source: Xinhua|2021-09-27 15:52

24 Solar Terms: 8 Things You May Not Know about Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox lies at the midpoint of autumn, dividing autumn into two equal parts.

Source:|2021-09-24 15:58

How Is Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrated at China's National Games?

In a festival representing family reunions, the implication was spread around every corner of the Games.

Source: Xinhua|2021-09-22 14:57

Mid-Autumn Recollections

When was the last time that you really paid attention to the moon?

Source: China Daily|2021-09-21 12:32

68 Book Series Published to Reveal Archives of War against Japanese Aggression

Archives can talk and history speaks for itself.

Source: Xinhua|2021-09-17 17:31

China's National Day Holiday to See Star-studded Films Compete

China's lucrative National Day holiday box office is set to see a star-studded four-part anthology film roughly translated as Me and My Father's Generation lock horns with the highly-anticipated war film The Battle at Lake Changjin.

Source: Xinhua|2021-09-15 17:12

Museum Exploration: Pingdingshan Museum, Henan Province

Covering an area of 30,000 square meters, the Pingdingshan Museum is the largest public cultural facility with the most investment in Henan province.

Source:|2021-09-13 17:00

A Sneak Peek at Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday Chinese Film Releases

The Mid-Autumn Festival holiday starts on Sept. 19 and will last for three days this year.

Source: Xinhua|2021-09-10 15:08

24 Solar Terms: 8 Things You May Not Know about White Dew

White Dew, (Chinese: 白露), the 15th solar term of the year, begins this year on Sept 7 and ends on Sept 22.

Source:|2021-09-08 14:15

24 Solar Terms: 6 Things You May Not Know about End of Heat

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. End of Heat, (Chinese: 处暑), the 14th solar term of the year, begins this year on Aug 23 and ends on Sept 6.

Source:|2021-09-06 17:12

Young Chinese Students Kickstart New Semester with Less Burden, More Choices

School bells rang again across China as the fall semester kicked off on Wednesday with strict anti-epidemic measures in place.

Source: Xinhua|2021-09-03 17:32

China to Promote Development of Cultural, Creative Products

Chinese authorities have rolled out a set of measures to encourage the development of creative cultural products inspired by museums, libraries, art museums, memorial halls, and other cultural sites.

Source: Xinhua|2021-09-01 15:59

Saving Cultural Relics from Flooding

Henan boasts more than 65,500 immovable cultural heritage sites, occupying about one-tenth of China's total, and over 23,000 of these sites are ancient architectural spots.

Source: Xinhua|2021-08-30 15:46

Chinese Doctors Transform Lives in South Sudan

Chinese medical doctors' presence in South Sudan over the past years has helped transform medical treatment, inspiring local doctors to interact with and learn a lot from them.

Source: Xinhua|2021-08-27 18:59

China Enriches School Curriculum with More Traditional Culture

China's Ministry of Education on Tuesday said it is enriching school curriculum with more elements of fine traditional culture and other major thematic contents.

Source: Xinhua|2021-08-25 15:58

24 Solar Terms: 6 Things You May Not Know about End of Heat

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. End of Heat, (Chinese: 处暑), the 14th solar term of the year, begins this year on Aug 23 and ends on Sept 6.

Source:|2021-08-23 16:31

China's Ghost Festival

The Zhongyuan Festival, also known as Ullambana Festival among Buddhists, falls on the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month, on Aug 22 this year.

Source:|2021-08-20 17:29

Document Offers Guide to Heritage Protection

A new national-level guiding document for the protection and inheritance of intangible cultural heritage was released last week.

Source: China Daily|2021-08-18 16:49

The Romantic Story behind China's Valentine's Day

The seventh day of the seventh lunar month is Qixi, widely regarded as China's Valentine's Day.

Source:|2021-08-16 15:29

China Steps up Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage

China has rolled out new measures to strengthen the protection of the country's intangible cultural heritage (ICH).

Source: Xinhua|2021-08-13 17:14

Revenue of China's Culture Industry Rebounds to Pre-epidemic Level

Operating revenue of China's culture sector and related businesses rebounded to the pre-COVID-19 level in the first half of the year, as the country's economy continued steady recovery.

Source: Xinhua|2021-08-11 15:23

New Zealand Secondary School Students Compete for Chinese Proficiency

Thirty-four secondary school students from across New Zealand competed for Chinese proficiency in the annual Chinese Bridge competition held on Sunday.

Source: Xinhua|2021-08-09 16:28

Anthology Series Chronicles CPC's 100-Year History

With up to 6,543 actors, an unprecedented cast scale for a domestic TV program, the anthology series Faith Makes Great recently concluded its first run, receiving widespread acclaim.

Source:|2021-08-06 19:16

Confucius Institute Popularizes Chinese among Lebanese

The Chinese language has become popular among Lebanese students over the past five years, says Antoine Hokayem, a professor and local director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Saint Joseph.

Source: Xinhua|2021-08-04 20:36

Artist Turns Work into Life-saving Equipment

A Beijing-based artist has visited a flood-stricken city to turn her artwork into life-saving equipment for donation.

Source:|2021-08-02 14:55

Documentary Revisits Birthplace of CPC

As the birthplace of the Communist Party of China, Shanghai has so far listed 612 historic sites as red legacies that were part of the revolutionary history between the May Fourth Movement in 1919 and the liberation of the city in 1949.

Source:|2021-07-30 14:37

China Sees Mushrooming of New Museums in 5 Years

The total number of museums in China increased from 4,692 in 2016 to 5,788 in 2020, with the annual number of visits rising from 700 million to 1.2 billion, official data showed.

Source: Xinhua|2021-07-28 17:40

Behind the Uniform Design for Chinese Athletes at Tokyo Olympics

A total of 777 members of the Chinese Olympic delegation appeared at the event wearing uniforms designed by a team from the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology.

Source:|2021-07-26 15:44

Chinese Museums on CPC History Wow Expats

A five-year plan was preliminarily formed to boost capacity building for China and Africa regarding world heritage conservation and management.

Source: People's Daily|2021-07-23 16:47

24 Solar Terms: 7 Things You May Not Know about Major Heat

Major Heat, (Chinese: 大暑), the 12th solar term of the year, begins this year on July 22 and ends August 6.

Source:|2021-07-22 14:13

'Chinese Doctors' Continues to Top Chinese Box Office Chart

Domestic anti-epidemic-themed movie Chinese Doctors continued to top Chinese box office chart on Saturday, China Movie Data Information Network reported Sunday.

Source: Xinhua|2021-07-19 14:18

Culture Insider: Get Ready for 'Sanfu'

July 11 marked the arrival of this year's sanfu days, or dog days of summer in China.

Source:|2021-07-16 17:28

Celebrations of CPC's Centenary Set to Release Overseas

China's major celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China have been made into a series of video publications, set to be released domestically and abroad.

Source:|2021-07-14 13:27

Chinese Anti-poverty TV Drama Well-received Overseas

A Chinese TV drama series about the country's poverty alleviation efforts has recently gained popularity overseas, garnering millions of views on YouTube.

Source: Xinhua|2021-07-12 14:40

Book, Film Introducing CPC History Published in Britain

A book introducing the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has been published in Britain, marking the centenary of the party.

Source: Xinhua|2021-07-09 16:37

24 Solar Terms: 6 Things You May Not Know about Minor Heat

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Heat, (Chinese: 小暑), the 11th solar term of the year, begins on July 7 this year and ends on July 21.

Source:|2021-07-07 14:08

A Meeting That Changed History

Blending suspense and drama, new film takes a retrospective look at events surrounding the first CPC National Congress, Xu Fan reports.

Source: China Daily|2021-07-05 15:14

Upcoming Films Celebrate CPC Centenary

This Thursday, marking the 100th birthday of CPC, filmgoers will have the opportunity to see two productions, both center around the early years of the Communist Party of China.

Source:|2021-07-02 16:53

China to Broadcast Art Performance Marking CPC Centenary

An art performance marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will be broadcast by China Media Group on Thursday evening.

Source: Xinhua|2021-07-01 14:17

Commemorative Stamps, Cover Celebrate 100th Anniversary of CPC

China Post said Tuesday it will issue a set of 20 commemorative stamps and a commemorative cover on July 1 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Source: Xinhua|2021-06-30 17:56

TV Series to Review Chinese Revolution's 'Decisive Victory'

To celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, a major serial TV drama on the Chinese revolution will broadcast through China Central Television, which is affiliated with China Media Group, at primetime on June 25.

Source:|2021-06-28 15:28

Chinese Action Film 'Raging Fire' to Release in North America

Chinese action crime film Raging Fire will hit the big screen in limited theatrical release in the United States and Canada later this year, its distributor said on Thursday.

Source: Xinhua|2021-06-25 17:05

Ancient Culture Witnesses China's Early Exchanges with Foreign Countries

An ancient Chinese culture dating back more than 5,000 years witnessed China's early exchanges with foreign countries.

Source: Xinhua|2021-06-23 15:19

6 Things You May Not Know about Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice (Chinese: 夏至), the 10th solar term of the year, begins on June 21 this year and ends on July 6.

Source:|2021-06-21 15:13

Painting Exhibition Displays 'Spirit of Dabie Mountains'

The mountains once served as a base of the Communist Party of China to carry out revolutionary activities from the 1920s to the '40s.

Source:|2021-06-16 15:15

Festive China: Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival falls on Monday this year, which is the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar.

Source:|2021-06-14 19:28

TV Series Documenting CPC's Historic Moment Creates Waves

As this year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, a number of TV series and movies are treating the early revolutionary history - especially the Party's first National Congress - as the subject.

Source:|2021-06-11 15:04

7 Things You Must Know about Grain in Ear

The Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Grain in Ear, (Chinese: 芒种), the 9th solar term, begins on June 5 this year and ends on June 20.

Source:|2021-06-07 16:14

'Zongzi' More than Just a Summer Holiday Treat

Visitors to Jiaxing can sink their teeth into one of these sticky delights at any time of year.

Source:|2021-06-04 17:55

TV Series Revisits CPC's Early History

A highlighted project to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of Communist Party of China has recently began its run on China Central Television's flagship channel CCTV-1 as well as multiple streaming sites.

Source:|2021-06-02 18:26

Exhibitions, Online Projects to Celebrate Cultural Heritage

Various highlighted activities promoting intangible cultural heritages will held nationwide for the upcoming Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, which falls on June 12.

Source:|2021-05-28 17:38

467 Million Chinese Read Online Literature in 2020: Report

A total of 467 million Chinese read online literature in 2020, according to an industry report released by the China Writers Association on Wednesday.

Source: Xinhua|2021-05-26 16:54

China, Iran to Cooperate in Cultural Heritage Conservation in Asia

China and Iran signed a joint statement on Saturday on cooperation in conservation of cultural heritage on Saturday, echoing a commitment to better take care of relics through cross-border efforts in Asia.

Source:|2021-05-24 17:15

6 Things You May Not Know about Grain Buds

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms.

Source:|2021-05-21 10:34

China Opens a New Museum Every 2 Days over Past 5 Years

An average of one new museum was opened every two days across China between 2016 and 2020, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Li Qun said on Tuesday.

Source: Xinhua|2021-05-19 18:07

Chinese Language Competition Held in Bulgaria for University Students

The Bulgarian national qualification contest of the 20th Chinese Bridge, a major international Chinese proficiency competition for foreign university students, was held here on Sunday.

Source: Xinhua|2021-05-17 17:54

Landmark-shaped Popsicles Give Chinese a New Taste of Culture

Temperatures are rising across China and a hot-weather trend is making a comeback: popsicles shaped like cultural markers.

Source: CGTN|2021-05-14 17:12

China to Mark International Museum Day with Heritage Exhibition

An exhibition on China's achievements in cultural heritage preservation will be held in Beijing in celebration of the upcoming International Museum Day (IMD).

Source: Xinhua|2021-05-12 17:52

May Day Holiday Sees 14,000 Shows, $134 Million Revenue in 5 Days

More than 14,000 performances were held throughout the May Day holiday from May 1 to 5, with total ticket revenues reaching 860 million yuan ($133.74 million) and attracting over 6 million audiences.

Source:|2021-05-10 18:12

Over 6 Million Nationwide Attend Shows over May Day Holiday

About 14,000 shows were staged nationwide during the five-day May Day holiday, attracting over 6 million viewers, according to statistics from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which were released on Saturday.

Source:|2021-05-08 17:58

Record Holiday Box Office Mirrors Chinese Movie Market Recovery

China's box office revenue during the five-day May Day holiday ending on Wednesday hit a record high of nearly 1.67 billion yuan (about 258 million U.S. dollars).

Source: Xinhua|2021-05-06 17:35

Report Reveals Most Popular Historical Research Topics

Archaeological progresses of the ancient Silk Road, institutional history, the origin and evolvement of Chinese civilization, and exchange and comparison of Chinese and Western civilizations are among most popular historical research topics in recent year

Source:|2021-04-30 16:55

China Builds Nearly 600,000 Cultural Centers in Villages

China had built 575,384 cultural centers in its rural areas as of December 2020, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said in a statement.

Source: Xinhua|2021-04-28 17:39

NPC Deputy Crusades to Raise Profile of Tang Literary Legacy

At least twice last year, Chinese social media was abuzz about the poetry of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

Source: China Daily|2021-04-26 17:29

Chinese Libraries Release Digital Copies of Antique Books

The National Library of China (NLC), in collaboration with nine other libraries across the country, has made over 1,700 sets of ancient books available digitally.

Source: Xinhua|2021-04-23 17:58

5 Things You May Not Know about Grain Rain

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Grain Rain (Chinese: 谷雨), as the last term in spring, starts on April 20 and ends on May 4.

Source:|2021-04-21 21:11

China Holds National Parent-child Reading Event

A national parent-child reading event was held on Sunday in the run-up to the 26th World Book Day on April 23.

Source: Xinhua|2021-04-19 16:45

Traditional Chinese Culture Flourishes amid Inheritance, Promotion Efforts

Behind the cultural boom is the people's deep identification with and confidence in Chinese culture.123。

Source: Xinhua|2021-04-16 16:49

China's Top 10 New Archaeological Discoveries in 2020

China's Top 10 New Archaeological Discoveries of 2020 were unveiled on Tuesday.

Source:|2021-04-14 16:48

China Tightens Regulation on Cultural Relics Protection

China has ordered local cultural heritage authorities to better regulate cultural relics protection in accordance with the law, the National Cultural Heritage Administration said Friday.

Source: Xinhua|2021-04-12 17:01

Blind Boxes Packing Thrills for Amateur Archaeologists

Type archaeology blind box into Sina Weibo, China's biggest social media platform, and videos and pictures of lucky digs pop up, along with some less lucky examples.

Source: China Daily|2021-04-09 17:29

China to Stage Performances to Mark CPC Centennial

A total of 140 outstanding stage productions will be performed nationwide to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Source: Xinhua|2021-04-07 17:27

8 Things You May Not Know about Clear and Bright

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Clear and Bright (Chinese: 清明), the 5th solar term, starts this year on Apr 5 and ends on Apr 20.

Source:|2021-04-04 22:32

Peony Festival Kicks off in Central China's Henan

A peony festival kicked off on Thursday in Luoyang, Central China's Henan province, a city with a 1,500-year history of cultivating peonies.

Source: Xinhua|2021-04-02 17:01

China Finds New Uses for Revolutionary Relics

China has made solid progress in protecting revolutionary relics and has explored various ways to utilize and revitalize them in the new era.

Source: Xinhua|2021-03-31 17:51

Institutions around the World Urged to Follow China's Lead

At 6 am on Sept 10 last year, before the sun had fully risen, the Palace Museum in Beijing began an eight-hour live broadcast on Sina Weibo.

Source: China Daily|2021-03-29 17:22

China to Launch National Reading Campaign for 2021

China will launch a national reading campaign for 2021, according to an official circular.

Source: Xinhua|2021-03-26 17:12

Sanxingdui Discoveries Shed Light on Ancient China

Major discoveries made at the renowned Sanxingdui Ruins site in southwest China’s Sichuan province have shed light on the unified and diverse origins of the Chinese civilization, according to Chinese archaeologists.

Source: People's Daily Online|2021-03-24 17:15

Things You May Not Know about the Spring Equinox

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides a year into 24 solar terms. The Spring Equinox (Chinese: 春分), as the fourth term of the year starts on March 20 and ends on April 3 this year.

Source:|2021-03-22 16:36

Internet Fuels Innovation for China's Film and Television Products

China's film and television industry has been deeply integrated with the internet in recent years.

Source: People's Daily|2021-03-19 15:24

The Melody of Our Heritage

When Liu Jing played the suite of Dream of the Red Chamber, which is based on a novel of the same title written by Cao Xueqin during the Qing Dynasty, in the University of Cambridge as a member of a Chinese ensemble in 2011, something strange happened.

Source: China Daily|2021-03-17 15:37

Hollywood Insiders Delight at China's Growing Film Industry

Every producer in Hollywood is envious that China's theaters have been able to reopen safely, Hollywood producer Jeff Most has said.

Source: Xinhua|2021-03-15 16:29

Leaving No Stone Unturned

According to the National Cultural Heritage Administration, over 4,400 archaeological projects were launched in China in the past five years alone.

Source: China Daily|2021-03-12 15:16

Classic Chinese Tales Thrive in Modern Times

Ancient cultural relics, archaeological finds and literature gaining in popularity with young viewers.

Source: China Daily|2021-03-10 15:34

Wonder Women on Screen: 9 Movies You Must See

As March 8 marks another International Women's Day, here are nine powerful films that just might inspire you to re-imagine what it means to be a woman.

Source:|2021-03-08 16:18

24 Solar Terms: 6 Things You Must Know about Awakening of Insects

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Awakening of Insects (Chinese: 惊蛰) falls on March 5 and ends on March 19 this year.Here are 6 things you may not know about Awakening of Insects.

Source:|2021-03-05 16:28

36 Outstanding Theatrical Works to Be Streamed at Govt Website

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on Monday that 36 outstanding stage plays will be broadcast via the officialwebsiteof the ministry.

Source:|2021-03-03 16:43

China Sets 1.88-bln-USD Monthly Box Office Record

China's monthly box office revenue hit a record of 12.2 billion yuan (1.88 billion U.S. dollars) in February, marking the highest-grossing month the country has ever seen.

Source: Xinhua|2021-03-01 17:20

Terracotta Figures Unearthed in Henan

A dozen terracotta female figurines and horses of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24) were excavated recently in a complex of tombs in Luoyang, Henan province.

Source:|2021-02-24 17:29

Dance Show on Tang Dynasty Wins Hearts

A dance show which recreates Tang Dynasty (618-907) scene has gone viral online, winning much acclaim from netizens.

Source:|2021-02-22 17:39

China's Spring Festival Box Office Record Spirals Upward

The Spring Festival box office on the Chinese mainland has notched up another 1.6 billion yuan (around $248.4 million). It follows beating 2019's record of 5.9 billion yuan on Monday.

Source: China Daily|2021-02-20 17:11

5 Things You May Not Know about Rain Water

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Rain Water (Chinese: 雨水) starts on Feb 18 this year.

Source:|2021-02-18 16:54

Overseas Students Enjoy Lunar New Year Celebrations

Overseas students in China have spent some quality time during Spring Festival.

Source: CHINA DAILY|2021-02-17 12:22

Chinatown Lion Dance Aims to Lift Spirits

With drums and cymbals playing, a lion dance troupe marched through Sydney's Chinatown, bringing joy to both businesses and passersby.

Source: Xinhua|2021-02-16 11:25

Spring Festival Gala Hotly Anticipated as Holiday Approaches

The annual Spring Festival Gala will be broadcast live on CCTV at 8 pm on Thursday (Feb 11) to celebrate the Spring Festival.

Source:|2021-02-10 11:59

Essential Foods for Chinese New Year's Eve

The first day of the first lunar month is Spring Festival, the beginning of a new year for China.

Source:|2021-02-08 16:17

Little New Year

Little New Year (Chinese: Xiaonian), usually a week before the lunar New Year, falls on Feb 4 this year.

Source:|2021-02-05 17:53

9 Things You Must Know about Start of Spring

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Spring (Chinese: 立春), the first solar term of the year, begins this year on Feb 3 and ends on Feb 17.

Source:|2021-02-03 16:08

Pre-sale Box Office Tops 100 Mln Yuan for China's Spring Festival Season

Advance sales for major films set for release during this year's Spring Festival holiday exceeded 100 million yuan (about $15.5 million) in just two days since the pre-sale was opened Friday.

Source:|2021-02-01 17:14

Getting Ready for the Chinese Lunar New Year


Source: CGTN|2021-01-29 16:47

China Sees Enhanced Science Literacy in Citizens

China has endeavored to boost sci-tech development and met the target of enhancing citizens' science literacy over the past five years.

Source: Xinhua|2021-01-27 17:34

Explore the Soup Culture, a Striking Feature of Luoyang Cuisine

How do you kick off a cold winter morning full of energy and passion for the day’s work that lies ahead? A hot bowl of soup for breakfast might be the answer in Luoyang, central China’s Henan Province.

Source: People's Daily Online|2021-01-25 16:29

Henan is Home to Nation's Oldest Palatial Dwelling

Archaeologists in China have uncovered what appears to be the nation's oldest palace in Central China's Henan province, extending China's history of constructing palaces by about 1,000 years.

Source: Xinhua|2021-01-22 10:49

24 Solar Terms: 6 Things You Must know About Major Cold

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Cold (Chinese: 大寒), the 24th solar term, begins this year on Jan 20 and ends on Feb 3.

Source:|2021-01-20 14:43

Distinctive China: Mysterious and Delicate Chinese Facial Makeup

Chinese Opera facial makeup is a special makeup method with Chinese cultural characteristics. It combines personalities and symbols together. After years of development, it has become an important part of Chinese culture.

Source: CGTN|2021-01-18 15:42

China Makes Continuous Efforts to Protect Intangible Cultural Heritage

Two new intangible cultural heritage items from China were inscribed on the United Nations Educational, making the country top the list with 42 items.

Source: People's Daily|2021-01-15 15:07

Year-Ender: Top 10 Art Exhibits in China

Here are 10 major art exhibitions that were held offline around China and drew huge public attention.

Source:|2021-01-13 15:25

China Home to 23 World Heritage Irrigation Structures

Four ancient Chinese sites were recently recognized as World Heritage Irrigation Structures (WHIS) by the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID).

Source: People's Daily|2021-01-11 15:05

24 Solar Terms: 5 Things You May Not Know About Minor Cold

Minor Cold is the 23rd solar term of the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms. For most areas of China, it marks the start of the coldest days of the year.

Source:|2021-01-08 15:06

China Post Issues Year of the Ox Stamps

China Post issued sets of Year of the Ox stamps on Jan 5 to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year which starts in mid-February.

Source:|2021-01-06 16:34

Maintaining China's Solar Flair

A new alliance will promote the cultural heritage of the ancient 24-term calendar, Wang Ru reports.

Source: China Daily|2021-01-04 10:48

Top 10 Cultural Events from 2020

In spite of the coronavirus epidemic, we still made many achievements in the cultural field.

Source:|2020-12-30 09:34

China’s Museums Keep Growing, Attracting More Visitors

China has become one of the countries with the fastest growing museum capability in the world during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020) and has brought more visitors to museums.

Source: People's Daily Online|2020-12-28 16:10

Costume Dramas Gain More Popularity Overseas

In the overseas market, Chinese dramas are seeing a rise in popularity.

Source:|2020-12-25 15:48

Time to Reclaim Authenticity of Tai Chi

On Thursday, tai chi was added to UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage.

Source: China Daily|2020-12-23 16:23

Taijiquan Joins UNESCO Heritage List

China's taijiquan, also known as tai chi was added to UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on Thursday.

Source: China Daily|2020-12-21 16:24

Tai Chi

Taijiquan is a major division of Chinese martial art.

Source:|2020-12-18 14:57

China Philately Releases New Collectible Stamps

For decades, specially designed stamps featuring the 12 Chinese zodiac animals and merchandised collectibles have been sought after by collectors.

Source:|2020-12-16 16:40

Online Exhibition Commemorates Sino-Indian Diplomatic Relations

Beautiful India Beautiful China, a virtual photo exhibition, was recently launched in Beijing, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and India.

Source:|2020-12-14 16:41

DNA Extractions Seek Traces of Ethnic Fusion in Ancient China

Archaeologists in central China's Henan Province have invited paleogeneticists to extract DNA samples from the remains of a tomb dating back some 2,600 years to find traces of ethnic fusion.

Source: Xinhua|2020-12-11 17:24

Four Chinese Irrigation Projects Granted World Heritage Status

Four ancient Chinese irrigation sites were honored as World Heritage Irrigation Structures (WHIS) on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Water Resources.

Source: Xinhua|2020-12-09 16:56

China's Oldest Sculpture Artwork among World's Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries

A US magazine has chosen China's oldest known sculpture artwork as one of the Top 10 Discoveries of 2020.

Source: Xinhua|2020-12-07 15:29

Remains of Granaries 4,000 Years Old Found

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of 28 granaries dating back about 4,000 years in Central China's Henan province. They are believed to be among the country's earliest centralized grain storage facilities.

Source: China Daily|2020-12-04 16:15

Horse-head Bronze Statue Returns to Old Summer Palace

The horse-head bronze statue lost from the Old Summer Palace, or Yuanmingyuan, in 1860 returned to the site of the former royal resort on Tuesday.

Source:|2020-12-02 17:22

China's Oldest Multigrid City Layout Unearthed

Chinese archaeologists announced Wednesday that they have discovered the country's earliest multigrid city layout at a large relics site that dates back 3,500 to 3,800 years.

Source: China Daily|2020-11-30 16:53

Archaeologists Unearth 5,000-year-old Jade Base

Ten jade processing workshops that date back around 5,000 years have been unearthed in China, providing key research material for studying the origin of Chinese civilization.

Source: Xinhua|2020-11-27 17:58

4,000-yr-old Grave Potteries Unearthed in Central China

A total of 33 earthenware objects were found arranged in order bearing ritual characters.

Source: Xinhua|2020-11-25 17:26

Int'l Publishers Eye China's Market for Children's Books

Children's books are seeing a heyday in China as young readers' appetite for books has grown significantly over the years, which has attracted publishers from around the world seeking to grab a slice of the bullish market.

Source: Xinhua|2020-11-23 17:35

Cultural Treasures Back Home from UK

68 Chinese cultural relics that had been taken to the United Kingdom recently were returned to their homeland, the National Cultural Heritage Administration said at a news conference on Wednesday.

Source: China Daily|2020-11-20 17:37

Grand Canal Culture Spotlighted in Stone Rubbings Show

To bring audiences closer to stories in history of the Grand Canal Cultural Belt, an exhibition featuring rubbings taken from stone tablets along the banks of the canal is now underway at Haidian district's north cultural center.

Source:|2020-11-18 17:42

Upcoming Films Expected to 'Rescue' Sluggish Market

Seemingly still struggling to end the post-National Day lackluster run, the domestic movie market is gearing up for 44 new releases in Nov, with some expecting to warm up the market.

Source:|2020-11-16 17:30

China Solicits Public Opinion on Revised Cultural Heritage Law

The National Cultural Heritage Administration on Wednesday has begun soliciting public opinion on a draft revision to the law on cultural heritage protection.

Source: Xinhua|2020-11-13 17:02

Foreign Diplomats Regard CIIE as Opportunity for Cultural Exchanges

Foreign diplomats are trying their best to promote the products from their countries at the ongoing third China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai.

Source: Xinhua|2020-11-11 17:06

EU-China Literary Festival Set to Launch Online

The fifth EU-China International Literary Festival will start on Nov 12 and run through Dec 6, says Nicolas Chapuis, ambassador of the European Union to China, via an online launch ceremony on Nov 6.

Source:|2020-11-09 16:14

China to Enhance Protection of Grotto Temples

China's State Council has issued a set of guidelines to improve the protection and make better use of the country's grotto temples.

Source: Xinhua|2020-11-06 16:40

China Announces Top Journalism Awards

The All-China Journalists Association (ACJA) on Monday announced the winners of the 30th China Journalism Award and the 16th Changjiang Taofen Award, the two most prestigious journalism prizes in the country.

Source: Xinhua|2020-11-04 16:48

Sci-fi Movie Box Office Soars in China in 2019: Report

The box office of homemade sci-fi movies in 2019 reached 7.14 billion yuan (about $1.06 billion) in China, more than twice the number in 2018, said a report issued on Sunday.

Source: Xinhua|2020-11-02 17:54

China's 6th National Poem Festival to Open in Nov

The 6th edition of China's national poem festival will take place in Chengdu, Sichuan province, and Chongqing from Nov 1 to Nov 7, according to a news conference of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Wednesday.

Source:|2020-10-30 16:20

Museums Could Play Educational Role for Schools, Guidance Says

Museums can be an expansion to schools and better benefit elementary and high school students' growth, a new national guidance policy shows.

Source: China Daily|2020-10-26 17:09

8 Things You Need to Know about Frost's Descent

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Frost's Descent, (Chinese: 霜降), the 18th solar term of the year, begins this year on Oct 23 and ends on Nov 6.

Source:|2020-10-23 11:01

Educational Exchange Seminar Highlights Sino-Filipino Ties

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and the Philippines, the 2020 Sino-Philippines Educational Exchange Seminar was held in Beijing on Friday.

Source:|2020-10-21 16:32

China Sees More than 900 Million Online Audiovisual Content Users

China saw the number of online audiovisual content usersreach 901 million as of this June, accounting for 95.8 percent of total internet users, with the industry grossing a revenue of 454.13 billion yuan ($67.43 billion) in 2019.

Source: CGTN|2020-10-16 17:41

China is Set to Surpass U.S. as World's Largest Movie Market in 2020

The just-concluded National Day holiday saw a recovery for the film industry in China, as the total domestic box office soared past 3.95 billion yuan ($585 million) from October 1 to 8, according to China movie Data Information Network.

Source: CGTN|2020-10-14 15:58

China's Top Translation and Interpretation Capacity Test Opens to Foreigners

China's most authoritative translation and interpretation qualification test will be launched worldwide.

Source:|2020-10-12 16:57

China's Holiday Box Office Nears 3.7 Billion Yuan

China's box office revenue in the first seven days of the eight-day National Day holiday grew to more than 3.69 billion yuan (about $542 million), according to the country's film ticketing and data authority.

Source: Xinhua|2020-10-09 16:18

Four Legends You Need to Know about Mid-Autumn Festival

Chinese are celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept 13 - an annual festival that falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar.

Source:|2020-10-02 15:57

Weeklong Online Events Spread Mid-Autumn Festival Joy

Mid-Autumn Festival, one of the most important traditional Chinese festivals, falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, Oct 1 this year.

Source:|2020-09-30 17:15

China's Cultural Industry Booming amid Work Resumption

China is seeing strong momentum in the development of its cultural industry both online and offline, amid the country's resumption of work and production.

Source: Xinhua|2020-09-28 16:48

8 Things You May Not Know about Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox lies at the midpoint of autumn, dividing autumn into two equal parts.

Source:|2020-09-23 17:55

Chinese Cultural Activities Enter Fijian Village

Chinese culture is marvelous, we like it and we want to have more chances to enjoy it in the future, some Fijian women told Xinhua after having had a special and unforgettable experience of the Chinese culture in a remote Fijian village.

Source: Xinhua|2020-09-21 17:36

Chinese Movie Theaters Raise Attendance Cap Before Holiday

Movie theaters in China will raise their cap on maximum seating capacity from the current 50 percent to 75 percent as in a mark of further recovery of the world's second-largest box-office market amid the COVID-19 epidemic.

Source: Xinhua|2020-09-18 17:58

Mooncake Bakers Break the Mold This Year

Mooncakes, the seasonal treat shared by families and friends during the Mid-Autumn Festival, have become a focus of competition among pastry makers with the traditional holiday for family reunions less than a month away.

Source: China Daily|2020-09-16 15:39

China Sees More Young, Women Online Writers in 2019

Young and women writers have taken larger shares of China's online literature industry, according to a recent report on the development of Chinese online literature in 2019.

Source: Xinhua|2020-09-14 17:59

Forbidden City's 600 Years Focus of Show

Times change, but some cultural legacies can be everlasting.

Source: China Daily|2020-09-11 11:17

China’s Film and TV Industry Gets New Lease of Life

China’s film and TV industry, which has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, has received a new lease of life after being integrated with the Internet industry.

Source: People's Daily Online|2020-09-09 11:40

24 Solar Terms: 8 Things You May Not Know about White Dew

White Dew, (Chinese: 白露), the 15th solar term of the year, begins this year on Sept 7 and ends on Sept 21.

Source:|2020-09-07 17:44

Museum Helps Remember Major Events

The Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression has carried out a series of activities and events since the start of this year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of victory in the war.

Source: China Daily|2020-09-04 11:31

Chinese Bridge 2020 Officially Kicks off in Beijing

The 2020 Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition, sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters in cooperation with China Central Television (CCTV), launched its opening ceremony in Beijing on Tuesday.

Source: People's Daily Online|2020-09-02 17:38

Nominees for China's Hundred Flowers Film Awards Unveiled

Five blockbusters, including My People, My Country, Ne Zha and The Wandering Earth, have been nominated in the best film category at the 35th Hundred Flowers Awards.

Source: Xinhua|2020-08-31 17:42

Over 17.5 Mln Authors Committed to Online Literature Creation in China

More than 17.5 million writers have been engaged in the creation of online literary works since the advent of Internet-oriented novels over two decades ago in China

Source: Xinhua|2020-08-28 18:21

Love's in the Air: Traditional Qixi Festival Celebrated across China

A slew of activities were organized across China as people celebrated the Qixi Festival on Tuesday.

Source: Xinhua|2020-08-26 17:28

China’s Cultural Consumption Lights up the Night Economy

As COVID-19 wanes in China, cinemas, bookstores, bars, sports centers and other public cultural spaces in various cities have been reopened, launching various activities.

Source: People's Daily Online|2020-08-24 11:30

Epidemic-related Reads Steal Literary Spotlight

Books and activities related to the epidemic were a major highlight at this year's Shanghai Book Fair, which concluded on Tuesday.

Source: China Daily|2020-08-21 10:57

Chinese Helps Build Bridge with World

I'm the Alice that is chasing my dream, and the Chinese language is a key that opens the wonderland. The world is jointly fighting against the novel coronavirus pandemic, while Chinese connects the hearts of all language learners all over the world.

Source: China Daily|2020-08-19 17:38

Cultural Heritage Authorities Recommend 100 Exhibitions

China's National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA) has published a list of the country's 100 recommended exhibition programs promoting traditional Chinese culture in 2020.

Source: Xinhua|2020-08-17 17:24

Tomb of Historical Celebrity Cao Cao to Be Opened to Public

The tomb of Cao Cao, a famous warlord and poet who lived in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD) and the Three Kingdoms period (220-280 AD), is expected to open to the public soon in Anyang City.

Source: CGTN|2020-08-14 17:59

Young Culture Fans Dress to Impress

A group of young people wearing hanfu, the traditional clothing of the Han ethnic group, gathered at Donghua University in Shanghai in November to stage a series of performances.

Source: China Daily|2020-08-12 17:51

Chinese Scientists Find New Evidence of Ancient Domestication of Plants

Chinese paleontologists have found new evidence of how ancient humans domesticated wild plants, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Source: Xinhua|2020-08-10 11:19

24 Solar Terms: 9 Things about Start of Autumn

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Autumn, (Chinese: 立秋), the 13th solar term of the year, begins this year on Aug 7 and ends on Aug 21.

Source:|2020-08-07 11:25

Henan's Dining Culture - Spicy Roast Beef

Tanghe county is the main breeding area for Nanyang yellow cattle, which is one of the top five varieties of fine yellow cattle.

Source:|2020-08-03 15:24

Henan's Dining Culture - Stone Buns

Stone buns (石子馍/Shi Zi Mo) are Chinese-style baked rolls with a long and profound history.

Source:|2020-07-31 11:19

Henan's Dining Culture - Deep-fried Sesame Balls

Deep-fried sesame balls, a fried sweet dish made of glutinous rice balls coated with sesame seeds, are stuffed with sweetened bean paste, shredded coconut or sesame paste with sugar.

Source:|2020-07-29 15:33

New Commission Set up to Protect TCM Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Chinese Medicine Commission of China Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Association was established in Beijing on Saturday.

Source:|2020-07-27 16:01

30th Anniversary of Silk Roads Expeditions Commemorated

The China National Silk Museum, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and the UNESCO Silk Roads Programme jointly organized a webinar to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Silk Roads expeditions.

Source: Xinhua|2020-07-24 10:48

China's National Sci-tech Museum to Reopen as Epidemic Wanes

The China Science and Technology Museum announced Wednesday that it will reopen to the public from July 23, after the capital city lowered its COVID-19 emergency response from level II to III.

Source: Xinhua|2020-07-22 15:53

Protecting Heritage Sites a Priority

Protection and reinforcement of cultural heritage sites in flood-hit provinces in South China will be a focus of restoration work in the next few years, a senior National Cultural Heritage Administration official said on Saturday.

Source: China Daily|2020-07-20 17:29

Cinemas to Reopen after Six-month Closure

After being shuttered for nearly six months, China's cinemas - which have the most screens in the world - will steadily reopen in the low-risk areas under COVID-19 prevention protocols from July 20.

Source:|2020-07-17 11:52

China Warns of Cultural Relics Protection amid Floods

China's National Cultural Heritage Administration has required more efforts to protect cultural relics against floods as heavy rainfall has lashed large parts of southern China since June.

Source: Xinhua|2020-07-15 11:44

China Adds Two Parks to List of UNESCO Global Geoparks

China has added another two geological parks to its list of UNESCO Global Geoparks, bringing the total number to 41, the National Forestry and Grassland Administration said Wednesday.

Source: Xinhua|2020-07-13 09:16

China Issues Commemorative Coins for World Heritage Site 'Liangzhu City'

China's central bank issued a set of commemorative coins on Monday featuring the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Source: Xinhua|2020-07-10 11:36

Digital Library Helps Pakistanis Learn about Chinese Culture

The China Cultural Center in Pakistan recently set up an online library on its official website, and made it open to locals.

Source:|2020-07-08 17:19

6 Things You May Not Know about Minor Heat

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Heat, (Chinese: 小暑), the 11th solar term of the year, begins on July 6 this year and ends on July 21.

Source:|2020-07-06 16:18

China Unveils 22 Areas for Preservation of Revolutionary Heritage

China has unveiled 22 areas for the protection and utilization of cultural relics from revolutionary times, according to an official circular.

Source: Xinhua|2020-07-03 16:20

'Chinese Bridge' Competition Boosts Malaysian Interest in China

Malaysian college and middle school students were able to show their skills in the Chinese language and culture with their participation in the preliminary round of a Chinese proficiency competition for foreign students in Malaysia, which concluded on Sun

Source: Xinhua|2020-07-01 17:54

China’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Goes Online, Gains New Vitality

More and more inheritors of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in China are taking it to online platforms to integrate ICH into modern life, in an attempt to attract more public attention on and consumption of ICH-related products, win people’s respect fo

Source: People's Daily|2020-06-29 15:42

Culture Insider: Dragon Boat Festival

The 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar year is an important day for the Chinese people. The day is called Duan Wu Festival, or Dragon Boat Festival, celebrated everywhere in China.

Source:|2020-06-25 15:40

China Sees Rising Collections in Public Libraries

Nearly 1.12 billion volumes of books were collected by public libraries in China by the end of 2019, up 7.3 percent year on year, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Source: Xinhua|2020-06-24 17:00

Chinese Cultural Relic Restorers Work to Protect National Treasures

Chinese cultural relic restorers have been dedicated to protecting national treasures, with the purpose of not only prolonging the life of cultural relics, but also being in dialogue with history.

Source: People's Daily Online|2020-06-22 11:26

Chinese Cities Launch Evening Cultural, Tourism Activities

Many Chinese cities have rolled out cultural and tourism activities to boost the nighttime economy, as COVID-19 prevention and control measures become regular and routine in the country.

Source: People's Daily Online|2020-06-19 16:04

Chinese Book on Countering Coronavirus Becomes Available in Arabic

A Chinese book on countering the COVID-19 pandemic has become available in Arabic with the translation recently completed, Ahmad Al-Saeed, chairman of the Cairo-based Chinese institution Wisdom House for Cultural Industries said Monday.

Source: Xinhua|2020-06-17 16:22

Traditional Products Prove Popular with Dragon Boat Shoppers

Wearing fragrant sachets is a tradition to celebrate Duanwu Festival. Also known as the Dragon Boat Festival, it falls on the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calendar, which is June 25 this year.

Source:|2020-06-15 15:45

China to Build Two Cultural Ecology Protection Pilot Zones

China's cultural affairs regulator has approved plans to build two cultural ecology protection experimental zones at the national level.

Source: Xinhua|2020-06-12 15:26

Pangolin Officially Removed from TCM List

The latest version of the Chinese Pharmacopoeia for 2020 does not include pangolins, which means the mammals will no longer be used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

Source: Global Times|2020-06-10 15:26

China Launches Promotional Events for Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism is set to launch a series of promotional events for intangible cultural heritage (ICH) as Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, which falls on June 13 this year, draws near.

Source: Xinhua|2020-06-08 16:31

7 Things You Must Know about Grain in Ear

The Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Grainin Ear, (Chinese: 芒种), the 9th solar term, begins on June 5 this year and ends on June 20.

Source:|2020-06-05 11:58

China to Kick off First ICH Shopping Festival

An Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) shopping festival will be launched to mark Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, which falls on June 13 this year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on Monday via an online press conference.

Source:|2020-06-03 11:43

Love of Books

To foster a love of reading and build a learning society was an area of focus at the recent two sessions, as members from China's top political advisory body suggested on May 25 to elevate the idea to that of a national strategy, and ensure its implementa

Source: China Daily|2020-06-01 11:57

China to Honor Prominent Figures in Cultural Heritage Preservation

An annual event to honor individuals and groups for their contributions to the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage around China has kicked off, according to the China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservation (CFCHC), the event's sponsor.

Source: Xinhua|2020-05-29 11:19

Rare Pottery Kiln Unearthed at 6,000-year-old Ruin

Archaeologists in Central China's Henan province have unearthed a cluster of pottery kilns dating back more than 6,000 years to the Neolithic period, including one representing the highest level during that period.

Source: Xinhua|2020-05-27 09:46

Online Shows Bring Beauty of China to Japan

As the series of Visiting China Online virtual shows were launched in March by many China Cultural Centers around the world, the exhibitions have explored a variety themes about China, including both natural and cultural heritage.

Source:|2020-05-25 11:49

China Celebrates First International Tea Day

May 21 this year marks the first International Tea Day, which was designated by the UN on Nov 27, 2019.

Source:|2020-05-22 11:49

6 Things You May Not Know about Grain Buds

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 20 this year, and ends on June 4. It means that the seeds from the grain are becoming full but are not ripe

Source:|2020-05-20 13:43

Museums Rise to COVID-19 Challenge

Museums in many Chinese cities are holding a variety of events to promote culture and get closer to the public, echoing the theme of the 2020 International Museum Day, which is Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.

Source: China Daily|2020-05-18 14:22

Intangible Cultural Heritage, Tourism Key to Poverty Reduction

Poverty alleviation supported by culture and tourism has been the focus of NPC deputies, CPPCC members, and the general public, said Li Jinzao, vice minister of Chinese culture and tourism, at a routine policy briefing by the State Council on Saturday.

Source:|2020-05-15 16:08

Discovered Ruins Point to Older Civilization

Archaeologists recently unveiled newly discovered city ruins in Central China, which reveal an ancient state dating back 5,300 years.

Source: China Daily Global|2020-05-13 13:58

Book Series on Classical Chinese Novels Published

A series of books on classical Chinese novels have been published by the People's Literature Publishing House, compiling 54 volumes of 25 classics that represent the highest artistic achievements in this field.

Source: Xinhua|2020-05-11 14:19

Chinese Ceramics Discovery Provides Crucial Clues

Chinese ceramics have been unearthed near a harbor in the Middle East by a team of archaeologists from the University of Durham in the United Kingdom.

Source: China Daily|2020-05-08 14:01

Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries Offer Cultural Food for Thought

Experts hailed a number of milestones achieved by China's archaeologists last year, as the nation's Top 10 New Archaeological Discoveries of 2019 were unveiled on Tuesday.

Source: China Daily|2020-05-06 14:03

China Themes Heritage Day ‘Healthy Life’

China will focus on the role intangible cultural heritage plays in advocating a healthy lifestyle and fighting the COVID-19 epidemic in the promotion of cultural and natural heritage this year.

Source: Xinhua|2020-04-30 11:22

Multi-language Children's Picture Books Illustrate China's COVID-19 Fight

A set of picture books illustrating China's arduous battle against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been published and will be translated into 11 languages, said its publisher in eastern China's Jiangsu province.

Source: Xinhua|2020-04-28 15:30

UNESCO Holds First Virtual Conference with Ministers

On April 22, culture ministers from over 130 countries shared, through an online meeting organized by UNESCO, their remarks on the impact of the COVID-19 health emergency on the cultural sector, as well as on the responses being initiated within their res

Source:|2020-04-27 14:53

Annual Report on China's Reading Habits Released

In advance of World Book Day on April 23, the Chinese Academy of Press and Publication released its 17th annual report on the study of Chinese people's reading habits on Monday.

Source:|2020-04-26 14:33

World Book Day Celebrated Online amid COVID-19 Lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic and the global response to it have severely limited public celebration of this year's World Book Day but online activities are still underway to promote the power of reading which the United Nations believes should be leveraged more

Source: Xinhua|2020-04-24 14:19

Intl Forum Discusses Sinology, Chinese Language

As the special activity to commemorate the 11th UN Chinese Language Day, Beijing Language and Culture University hosted the International Humanities Forum titled Spreading of Sinology and Chinese Language During the Epidemic on April 19.

Source:|2020-04-23 15:02

China's Cultural Relics Units Urged to Up Safety Measures amid Epidemic

China has stepped up epidemic prevention and control measures among local cultural relics units around the country amid the COVID-19 epidemic, according to an official with the National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA) Thursday.

Source: Xinhua|2020-04-22 14:41

Unusual Sacrificed Human Bones Found

Archaeologists from Henan province have excavated a human skeleton in a sacrificial pit dating back to the late Shang Dynasty (1600 BC-1046 BC) in the Chaizhuang Ruins.

Source:|2020-04-21 14:10

China Introduces More Tech to Protect Cultural Relics

More new technologies including drones, robots and satellite remote-sensing have been used on the safety inspection of China's cultural relics, an official said Thursday.

Source: Xinhua|2020-04-20 14:10

5 Things You May Not Know about Grain Rain

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Grain Rain (Chinese: 谷雨),as the last term in spring, starts on April20 and ends on May 4.

Source:|2020-04-19 14:42

Exhibition on Ancient Three Kingdoms Period to go Live Online

An exhibition featuring the Three Kingdoms (220-280) will be presented live online starting Wednesday, according to the organizers.

Source: Xinhua|2020-04-17 14:41

UNESCO Postpones World Heritage Committee Meeting

In light of recent developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO has decided the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee, initially scheduled for June 29 through July 9, will be postponed to a later date. The announcement was made on April 15

Source:|2020-04-16 14:00

Bone Remains Suggest Kneeling Burial of Ancient Human Sacrifice

Archaeologists have discovered human bones in kneeling position in a sacrificial pit of ruins dating back to the late Shang Dynasty (1600 BC-1046 BC) in Central China's Henan province, which proves a glyph in oracle bone inscription of the burial.

Source: Xinhua|2020-04-15 13:52

Story Book Released to Help Children Cope with COVID-19

A new story book aimed at helping children better cope with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Thursday.

Source: Xinhua|2020-04-14 14:03

China Unveils Nominees for Top Archaeological Discoveries in 2019

China has unveiled 20 candidates for the final selection of its top 10 archaeological discoveries in 2019, according to the official website of the National Cultural Heritage Administration.

Source: Xinhua|2020-04-13 14:06

Chinese Martial Arts Help Cubans Deal with COVID-19 Lockdown

Aleida Chavez, 69, is one of thousands of Cubans who practice ancient Chinese martial arts to help them stay in shape and even maintain mental health, especially in times of hardship.

Source: Xinhua|2020-04-10 14:15

Beijing Repairs 'Wild Great Wall'

Beijing will start repairing the eastern part of the Jiankou Great Wall at the end of April.

Source: Xinhua|2020-04-09 14:18

China Steps up Protection of Cultural Relics in 2019

China has stepped up supervision over cultural relics protection by carrying out over 270,000 law enforcement inspections in 2019, according to the National Cultural Heritage Administration.

Source: Xinhua|2020-04-08 13:56

Discovery of Bird Fossil Unravels Plateau's Past

Chinese scientists have found the oldest sandgrouse fossil in Asia embedded in rocks dating back 6 million to 9 million years in northwest China's Gansu province.

Source: China Daily|2020-04-07 14:40

Historical Tragedy Which Sparked National Festival

When Qingming Festival-or Tomb Sweeping Day-is approaching, many people might not know the event is closely associated with another festival called Hanshi, or Cold Food Festival.

Source: China Daily|2020-04-04 13:08

Chinese Film and TV Studios Reopen after COVID-19 Suspensions

Chinese film and TV industry is recovering as film studios have reopened across China and many crews have resumed work after several weeks of suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Source: CGTN|2020-04-03 14:05

Museums Reopen, But Online Exhibitions Stay

The outbreak of COVID-19 has been curbed across China, and museums, after shutting down for two months, have gradually reopened to the public.

Source: CGTN|2020-04-02 11:21

NCPA to Cancel Shows, Activities in April

The National Center for the Performing Arts will cancel all performances and related activities in April due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to an announcement recently released on its official website.

Source: Xinhua|2020-04-01 13:56

Kite-making a New Class for Chinese Teens

Originating during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC) as the wooden bird, kites are one of the most time-honored handicrafts in Chinese culture. People have been flying kites as outdoor entertainment since the Song Dynasty (960-1279).

Source:|2020-03-31 10:42

Online Evening Gala Held to Pay Tribute to Chinese Fineries

An evening gala was presented online on Thursday night to celebrate the third Chinese National Costume Day, China Youth Daily reported Friday.

Source: Xinhua|2020-03-30 14:05

Box Office Revenue of China's Performance Industry Exceeds 20 Bln Yuan in 2019

China saw a total box office revenue of over 20 billion yuan (around $2.84 billion) in the performance industry in 2019, up 7.29 percent year on year, said the Beijing Daily, citing data from a newly released report.

Source: Xinhua|2020-03-27 13:27

Tomb-sweeping Holiday to See Soaring On-site Trips

China's three-day tomb-sweeping holiday will see soaring on-site trips as the coronavirus outbreak leveled off across the country, an industry report said Wednesday.

Source: Xinhua|2020-03-26 14:20

Virtual Visits Reveal Museums' Magic

Chinese stuck at home are traveling from afar to visit museums around the world without going anywhere but online, Xu Lin reports.

Source: China Daily|2020-03-25 14:23

Archaeologists Find China's Earliest Urban Drainage System

Archaeologists have unearthed a number of pottery drain pipes at a Neolithic site of Longshan Culture dating back more than 4,000 years and believe they form China's earliest and most complete urban drainage system.

Source: Xinhua|2020-03-24 11:49

As Epidemic Wanes, Cultural Sites Once Again Greet Visitors

Before Spring Festival, the outbreak of COVID-19 forced thousands of museums to close their doors.

Source: China Daily|2020-03-23 14:07

Things You May Not Know about the Spring Equinox

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides a year into 24 solar terms. The Spring Equinox (Chinese: 春分), as the fourth term of the year starts on March 20 and ends on April 4 this year.

Source:|2020-03-21 13:48

6 Things You Must Know about Awakening of Insects

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Awakening of Insects (Chinese: 惊蛰) falls on March 5 and ends on March 19 this year.

Source:|2020-03-06 11:42

5 Things You Must Know about Rain Water

Rain Water (Chinese: 雨水) this year starts on Feb 19 and ends on Mar 4.

Source:|2020-02-25 15:48

Seven Things You May Not Know about Lantern Festival

Feb 8 is the Lantern Festival (or Yuan Xiao Festival in Chinese), a traditional Chinese festival with great significance, which is on the 15th of the first lunar month, marking the end of New Year celebrations.

Source:|2020-02-09 15:01

May Kitchen God Give a Good Report

Little New Year (Chinese: Xiaonian), usually a week before the lunar New Year, falls on Jan 17 this year.

Source:|2020-01-31 18:16

Essential Etiquette for Bumper Banquets

If you ruin a Lunar New Year's banquet, your Spring Festival may be a disaster.

Source: China Daily|2020-01-30 17:32

Chinese New Year Folk Art Exhibition Opens in Beijing

An exhibition displaying traditional folk art surrounding the Chinese New Year opened in the National Library of China in Beijing on Jan 21.

Source:|2020-01-22 11:18

Spring Festival Gala: Glitzy, Interactive and Diverse

The 2020 Spring Festival Gala by CCTV will be broadcast live at 8 pm on Jan 24.

Source:|2020-01-21 11:18

China, Italy Welcome Cultural and Tourism Feast in 2020

As part of the major events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of China-Italy diplomatic ties, the 2020 China-Italy Year of Culture and Tourism will open with a concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome on Jan 21, said Chines

Source:|2020-01-20 16:00

Cultural Tourism Booming in China

Chinese consumers are actively embracing domestic cultural tourism during the holidays, taking special interest in sites with historical significance, according to a new report.

Source:|2020-01-19 10:44

Chinese New Year Events to Draw 25,000 People in Panama

As many as 25,000 people are expected to take part in the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations scheduled to be held in Panama from Jan 24 to Feb 9, organizers said on Tuesday.

Source: Xinhua|2020-01-16 13:54

Occupant of 1,000-yr-old Royal Tomb in Inner Mongolia Confirmed

Chinese archaeologists have confirmed the occupant of a royal tomb dating back around 1,000 years in Inner Mongolia autonomous region as Yelu Abaoji (Emperor Taizu of Liao), khagan of the nomadic Khitans who once ruled the northern part of China.

Source: Xinhua|2020-01-15 13:55

Spring Festival Reunion Dinners a Hot Commodity

It took Shanghai resident Su Zhihao several rounds of phone calls and personal visits to three restaurants to secure a reservation for a family reunion dinner on the eve of Chinese New Year.

Source: China Daily|2020-01-14 11:45

Cultural Activities to Be Held in China's Impoverished Areas during Festivals

About 300 cultural activities featuring intangible cultural heritage will be held in China's impoverished counties during the upcoming Chinese New Year and the Lantern Festival, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Source: Xinhua|2020-01-13 11:20

Wushu's Youth Olympic Debut an Important Step of World Recognition

Wushu, widely known as Chinese kung fu, is set to make its debut as an official sport at the 2022 Dakar Youth Olympic Games.

Source: Xinhua|2020-01-10 13:56

Overseas Chinese Cultural Ambassadors Awarded Special Honor in Beijing

A ceremony aimed at honoring the outstanding work of Chinese people who live overseas and highlight Chinese culture and encourage cultural exchanges with the rest of the world was held on Wednesday in Beijing.

Source:|2020-01-09 11:11

Relics from Seven Dynasties Discovered

Archaeologists have unearthed artifacts from seven dynasties, shedding new light on living conditions and lifestyles.

Source: Xinhua|2020-01-08 14:27

China to Set up Cultural Heritage Demonstration Zones

China is to set up a batch of demonstration zones for the protection and use of cultural heritage resources, according to the National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA).

Source: Xinhua|2020-01-07 14:07

Candidates Announced for China's Top Archaeological Discoveries in 2019

China made public 36 candidates for the annual selection of top ten archaeological discoveries and launched the first round of voting on Friday.

Source: Xinhua|2020-01-06 14:06

More Terracotta Warriors Emerge from the Trenches

Archaeologists have unearthed another army of Terracotta Warriors in their campaign to shed light on history. About 200 more Terracotta Warriors and a large number of weapons from the No 1 Pit of the Mausoleum of Emperor Qinshihuang were revealed in the l

Source: Xinhua|2020-01-03 14:20

Laba Porridge Sweetens Prelude of Chinese Lunar New Year

Chinese people start their preparations for the Spring Festival more than 20 days ahead. The 12th lunar month in Chinese is called la yue, so the eighth day of this lunar month is la yue chu ba, or laba. The day is also known as the Laba Rice Porridge Fes

Source:|2020-01-02 14:23

Exhibits Show China's Efforts to Get back Lost Cultural Items

In the early 1950s, when the newly founded People's Republic of China just began to recover from social upheaval and was still a poor country, a costly cultural mission was made a priority.

Source: China Daily|2019-12-31 14:08

Palace Museum Publishes Lifetime Work of Top Art Appraiser

A lifetime note written by a late master appraiser of art pieces was published by the Palace Museum in Beijing, according to a news conference at the museum on Thursday.

Source:|2019-12-30 11:31

China Opens First Museum on Ancient Book Repairing

Southwest China's Sichuan province Thursday unveiled the signboard of China's first museum on antique book repairing, an endangered craft vital to the country's huge inventory of ancient texts.

Source: Xinhua|2019-12-27 14:24

22 Chinese Tourist Attractions to Be Added to 5A Category

A total of 22 tourist attractions, including Beijing's Old Summer Palace, are expected to be added to the 5A category, the highest level in the rating system, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) on Wednesday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-12-26 14:55

Year-ender: Top 10 Cultural Events from 2019

The year 2019 is coming to an end, and the past 12 months witnessed several major cultural events that impressed us. Here we have selected the 10 most influential cultural events that happened this year to provide you a snapshot of the year.

Source:|2019-12-25 14:50

Ancient State Barn Site Discovered in Central China

The site of a group of circular building foundations, which are believed to be the state barns of the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC), has been discovered in Central China's Henan province.

Source: Xinhua|2019-12-24 14:25

Big Data Assists Tourism at China's World Heritage Site

A meteorological big data system has been installed at Mount Fanjing, a world heritage site in Southwest China's Guizhou province, to boost winter tourism.

Source: Xinhua|2019-12-23 13:44

Culture of 24 Solar Terms Highlighted in Museum Show

An exhibition displaying products of intangible cultural heritage and fine art pieces themed on the 24 Solar Terms opened in the China Agricultural Museum in Beijing on Dec 19 and will last until Dec 23.

Source:|2019-12-20 10:50

Sounds of Ancient Bone Flute Brought Back to Life

More than 8,000 years ago, a red-crowned crane died, leaving behind a bone from its wing to be claimed by primitive men. They drilled holes in the skeletal remains, and there was music.

Source: XINHUA|2019-12-19 14:17

Heritage Parks to Protect Cultural Icons

The development of three national parks covering the Great Wall, the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal and the route of the Long March will enable better protection of endangered cultural relics and bring them closer to the general public, officials and expert

Source: China Daily Global|2019-12-18 14:39

Experts Mark 90th Anniversary of Peking Man Skull Discovery

Paleontologists gathered in Beijing earlier this month to mark the 90th anniversary of the discovery of the first skull of Peking Man, the Homo erectus who lived about 700,000 years ago in what are today the suburbs of China's capital.

Source: Xinhua|2019-12-17 14:04

Chinese Treasures on Show around World Wow Visitors

Numerous Chinese cultural and art treasures have been put on show in many parts of the world this past year, with sculptures, calligraphy, ceramics and imperial belongings showcasing the charm of the Chinese civilization on the global stage and facilitate

Source: Xinhua|2019-12-16 10:55

Book Based on Ancient Medical Bamboo Slips to Be Published

A book based on medical bamboo slips from a Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 25) tomb will be published in 2020, the book's compiler said Thursday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-12-13 14:22

500-year-old Eggs Found Unbroken in Chinese Tomb

Archaeologists in Southwest China's Sichuan province said Monday they had found a jar of rice and unbroken eggs that date back more than 500 years.

Source: Xinhua|2019-12-12 14:24

Chinese Science Fiction Wins Growing Universal Approval

The Japanese version of The Three-Body Problem, the first book in Chinese author Liu Cixin's The Three-Body trilogy, has proved to be a hit since it was launched in July.

Source: Xinhua|2019-12-11 15:27

Raising the Curtain

A Beijing theater festival functions as a platform to explore new avenues for international collaboration in global dramatic arts, Chen Nan reports.

Source: China Daily|2019-12-10 13:51

Remains of Earliest Silk Fabric Found in Henan

Chinese archaeologists have used new technology to ascertain whether the remnants of carbonized textiles found in a burial urn unearthed at the Neolithic Yangshao Culture ruins in Central China's Henan province are the remains of the world's earliest know

Source: Xinhua|2019-12-09 13:49

China Promotes Cultural-relic Buildings' Utilization

The National Cultural Heritage Administration of China on Thursday released a guide on the utilization of cultural-relic buildings.

Source: Xinhua|2019-12-06 14:06

World Heritage Application of Tea Horse Road Promotes Intl Cooperation

The World Heritage application of the ancient Tea Horse Road, jointly carried out by China, Mongolia and Russia, will serve as an example for international cooperation, according to Sergey Kalashnikov, chairman of Russia International Cooperation Associat

Source: Xinhua|2019-12-05 13:43

Rare Copies of Ancient Chinese Books on Show in Taipei

Eighteen rare books printed during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) are on display from Monday at the library of Taiwan Normal University in Taipei.

Source: Xinhua|2019-12-04 14:23

Ancient Civilizations Forum Meets in Beijing

Eight countries jointly called for the revitalization of historical civilizations in the development of a contemporary world.

Source: China Daily|2019-12-03 11:39

Ministers Meet in Beijing to Discuss Safeguarding Ancient Civilizations

The third Ministerial Meeting of the Ancient Civilizations Forum was held in Beijing from Wednesday to Saturday. It ended with a declaration calling for joint efforts to protect heritage and to enhance cultural dialogue and cooperation.

Source:|2019-12-02 13:37

4th China-CEEC Ministerial Forum on Cultural Cooperation Held in Skopje

The two-day 4th Ministerial Forum on Cultural Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) concluded here on Tuesday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-11-29 10:32

Turkey Returns Two Cultural Artifacts to China

Turkey returned two Chinese cultural relics, which were reportedly illegally taken abroad, to China on Nov 25, according to a statement of the National Cultural Heritage Administration.

Source:|2019-11-28 14:31

UNESCO, China Celebrate 25 Years of Fellowships

China and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization held a ceremony at UNESCO's Paris headquarters to mark the 25th anniversary of the Great Wall Fellowships program last month.

Source: Xinhua|2019-11-27 13:57

Ancient Art of Papermaking Thrives in South China Village

A village in Sihui city under the administration of Zhaoqing in South China's Guangdong province, has recently become a hot tourist attraction for its ancient papermaking methods and technologies.

Source:|2019-11-26 14:25

Archeological Discovery Unveils Ancient Cultural Exchange along Silk Road

Chinese National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA) on Friday released four archeological discoveries in western China, showcasing proof of cultural exchange along the ancient Silk Road.

Source: Xinhua|2019-11-25 14:07

24 Solar Terms: 7 Things You May Not Know about Minor Snow

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Snow, (Chinese: 小雪), the 20th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 22 and ends on Dec 6.

Source:|2019-11-22 14:21

China's Cassic Works of Literature Shine at Kuwait Int'l Book Fair

Dream of the Red Chamber is the best seller at this fair and these books are almost sold out one hour after the event is opened, a Chinese book publisher said.

Source: Xinhua|2019-11-21 13:59

Taihu World Cultural Forum Concludes

Attendees of the Taihu World Cultural Forum including former Italian prime minister Romano Prodi and Irina Bokova, former director-general of UNESCO, look at ancient residential houses in Bengbu, Anhui province, on Tuesday.

Source:|2019-11-20 14:52

China Releases Guideline to Improve Fire Safety for Cultural Relics

China's National Cultural Heritage Administration and Ministry of Emergency Management on Monday jointly issued a guideline on improving fire safety measures for cultural relics.

Source: Xinhua|2019-11-19 14:33

China's Online Literature Gains Popularity Overseas

China's online literature has developed rapidly in recent years with the rise of Internet and mobile reading and becoming increasingly popular with foreign readers, an official of the China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration said Friday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-11-18 14:43

Int'l Travel Fair to Be Held in SW China

The 2019 China International Travel Mart (CITM) will be held from Friday to Sunday in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, the event organizer said Thursday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-11-15 14:42

Festival Aims to Promote China-US Cultural Relations

Hollywood is playing host to the star-studded 15th Chinese American Film Festival and the Chinese American Television Festival that kicked off in California last week.

Source: Xinhua|2019-11-14 14:42

Ancient Texts Made Available Online

Digitized versions of about 7,200 copies of ancient Chinese books went online on Tuesday and can now be accessed for free by the public for pleasure or academic reference, the National Library of China announced.

Source:|2019-11-13 13:56

Archaeology Forum Looks at Heritage Protection

A two-day key national forum exploring public education, publicity, and archaeological tourism was held in Guilin, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on Thursday.

Source:|2019-11-12 11:35

Documentary Promoting Sino-Greek Dialogue on Civilizations Launched in Athens

A documentary entitled Harmony in Diversity aimed to promote China-Greece dialogue about civilizations was introduced to the Greek audience during an event held here on Saturday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-11-11 11:29

Exhibition of China's Intangible Cultural Heritage Attracts Nepali Enthusiasts

An exhibition of New Innovation of Handicraft - China's Intangible Cultural Heritage kicked off here on Wednesday, offering Nepali people insight into China's rich and abundant art and culture.

Source: Xinhua|2019-11-08 15:17

China and France to Jointly Repair Notre Dame de Paris

When the oak-framed roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned to the ground in the blaze on April 15, people around the world wept over the fate of the iconic 12th-century monument.

Source:|2019-11-07 14:14

China's Resort Island Hainan to Hold Int'l Tourism Book Fair

An international book fair is scheduled to kick off mid-November in Sanya, a resort city of China's southern island province of Hainan, according to a press conference held by the organizing committee Tuesday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-11-06 14:11

Forum on Chinese Civilization and China's Path Held in Beijing

A two-day academic forum on the theme, Chinese Civilization and China's Path, opened at the Academy of Chinese Culture in Beijing on Friday.

Source:|2019-11-05 14:03

China to Restore Murals of Largest Taoist Temple

The restoration of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) murals in Yongle Palace, the largest Taoist temple in China, will be launched in 2020, local authorities said Saturday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-11-04 11:09

Liangzhu Ruins Park Achieves Full 5G Coverage

The Liangzhu ancient city ruins park in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, has been fully covered by the 5G network as major mobile operators in the country on Thursday switched on commercial 5G services.

Source: Xinhua|2019-11-01 11:02

Two Chinese Cities Join UNESCO's Network of Creative Cities

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday named 66 urban settlements, including two Chinese cities to join its Network of Creative Cities.

Source: Xinhua|2019-10-31 11:09

China Establishes Research Center for Dunhuang Studies

Dunhuang Academy China and Peking University have signed an agreement to establish a research center for Dunhuang studies, aiming to nurture more high-level research talent in the area.

Source: Xinhua|2019-10-30 11:23

Palace Museum Hosts Forum on Ancient Civilizations

A two-day international forum highlighting the significance of ancient civilizations in a modern context opened in the Palace Museum in Beijing on Monday.

Source:|2019-10-29 12:01

China Looks for Tourist Ideas on Intangible Cultural Heritage

China has invited tourist companies and agencies to collect tourist plans themed on the country's intangible cultural heritage.

Source: Xinhua|2019-10-28 11:41

China-CEEC High-level Meeting on Tourism Cooperation Held in Riga

The 5th China-Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) 17+1 High-level Tourism Forum was held here in the Latvian capital on Wednesday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-10-25 11:47

Latvian PM Meets Chinese Minister on Closer Cultural, Tourism Cooperation

Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins met here Tuesday with Chinese Minister of Culture and Tourism Luo Shugang.

Source: Xinhua|2019-10-24 11:19

'Chinese Bookshelf' Launched in London to Promote Cultural Exchanges

Chinese Bookshelf, a project which aims to provide local readers an access to Chinese books and culture, was launched Tuesday here.

Source: Xinhua|2019-10-23 11:33

Yanqing to Build Cultural Park Protecting Great Wall

Beijing's northwestern Yanqing district plans to establish a Great Wall cultural park at the Badaling section, to better protect the cultural heritage, according to a three-year action plan released on Saturday.

Source:|2019-10-22 11:23

China Releases Heritage List of Information and Telecommunication Industry

A list of 20 cultural heritage projects in China's information and telecommunication industry has been released by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC).

Source: Xinhua|2019-10-21 11:40

Int'l Event of Intangible Cultural Heritage Opens in Chengdu

The seventh International Festival of Intangible Cultural Heritage kicked off Thursday in southwest China's Chengdu city, with over 1,100 intangible cultural heritage items from 86 countries to be showcased.

Source: Xinhua|2019-10-18 10:43

Intangible Cultural Heritage Workshop Opens in SW China

A workshop on intangible cultural heritage opened Wednesday in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Source: Xinhua|2019-10-17 11:11

Photo Show of BRI Countries Opens in Palace Museum

A photo exhibition displaying the humanities and history of Belt and Road-related countries opened in the Palace Museum in Beijing on Friday.

Source:|2019-10-16 10:24

China's Terracotta Warriors Shortens Distance between China, Thailand

I feel honored to witness the Terracotta warriors, the eighth wonder of the world, said Jariya Thanomtin, a 68-year-old Thai woman who used to work at the Thai national museum.

Source: Xinhua|2019-10-15 10:13

Two Large-scale Palace Relics Discovered in China

Chinese archaeologists have discovered two large-scale palace relics in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

Source: Xinhua|2019-10-14 10:02

China to Announce New National-level Cultural Heritage Sites

China will soon announce the country's eighth group of 762 major cultural heritage sites to be put under national-level protection, according to China's National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA).

Source: Xinhua|2019-10-12 12:30

More Heritage Sites Are Listed for Protection

The State Council has approved China's eighth list of national cultural heritage sites under key protection, which includes 762 new entries, the National Cultural Heritage Administration told media in Beijing on Thursday.

Source: China Daily|2019-10-11 11:09

'Red Cultures' Glitter at Chinese ACG Expo

Red cultures with the themes including patriotism and Chinese histories glittered at China International Comics Festival Expo, which was held in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province from Wednesday to Sunday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-10-10 11:26

Culture Insider: 6 Things You may Not Know about Double Ninth Festival

The 9th day of the 9th lunar month is the traditional Chongyang Festival, or Double Ninth Festival, which falls on Oct 7 this year.

Source:|2019-10-09 11:15

8 Things You May Not Know about Cold Dew

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Cold Dew, (Chinese: 寒露), the 17th solar term of the year, begins this year on Oct 8 and ends on Oct 23.

Source:|2019-10-08 09:47

Earliest Chinese Poetry Collection Unveiled

The earliest version of the Book of Songs in known existence was recently unveiled after Chinese researchers restored bamboo slips from 2,400 years ago.

Source: Xinhua|2019-09-30 11:47

Traditional Game Marks New Era of Cultural Exchange

Go is like a mirror, if you allow yourself to look into it. You should accept all of your mistakes and realize how flawed your plans are and how inconsistent your ideas are, maybe see ideas you didn't even know. In daily life, you don't have that, descr

Source:|2019-09-29 10:01

Additional Sites to Get Protected Status

Another 762 places will be added to the list of major national-level protected historical and cultural sites, it was decided on Thursday at a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

Source: China Daily|2019-09-27 11:10

Cap on Number of Visitors for Prince Kung's Mansion Museum

A cap will be set for the number of daily visitors to Prince Kung's Mansion Museum in Beijing during the upcoming National Day holidays.

Source:|2019-09-26 11:18

China Releases Novel Collection to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of PRC Founding

China has recently published a collection of 70 novels to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Source: Xinhua|2019-09-25 10:18

Yuanmingyuan Park Authorities Plan to Begin Restoration of 11 Cultural Relics

The administration of the Yuanmingyuan Ruins Park announced on Friday that it plans to start the restoration of 11 cultural relics that were excavated from the remains in recent years.

Source:|2019-09-24 10:28

Book Fair in Xiamen Emphasizes Need for Cross-Straits Unity

China is moving to become a publishing power in the world, which provides a good opportunity for the development of the publishing industry on both sides of the Straits, said Wu Shulin, executive vice-president of the Publishers Association of China, on

Source: China Daily|2019-09-23 10:37

Archaeologists Determine Age of North China Prehistoric Settlement

A recent analysis has validated the exact age of a prehistoric settlement in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, local experts said Friday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-09-21 09:50

Chinese Artist Promotes Traditional Opera among Egyptian Audience

Chinese renowned opera artist Wang Quanzhen, head of Henan Opera House, held on Wednesday evening a lecture at the Chinese Cultural Center in Cairo (CCC) to promote Henan Yu Opera in Egypt as part of cultural exchange between the two countries.

Source: Xinhua|2019-09-19 11:52

Museums Partner to Issue 'Passport' to Vsitors

Over 70 Chinese museums have joined hands to release a passport-like cultural product in a bid to improve visitors' experience.

Source: Xinhua|2019-09-19 11:14

Relics Returned from Overseas on Display in National Museum

As 1.4 billion people prepare to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China, long-lost relics are on display to help honor the country's ongoing revitalization.

Source: China Daily|2019-09-18 08:56

Ancient Chinese Treasures on Display in Scotland

Dozens of ancient Chinese treasures including a rare Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) tankard and a 500-year-old cup that performs a practical joke are now on display at an exhibition in Scotland.

Source:|2019-09-17 09:27

Traditions You May Not Know about Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China after Chinese New Year.

Source:|2019-09-15 18:52

China to Host Intl Event of Intangible Cultural Heritage

The seventh International Festival of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will be held in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province, from Oct 17 to 22.

Source: Xinhua|2019-09-12 09:59

Returned Bronzeware Adds to Historical Record

Eight lost pieces of Chinese bronzeware with a history of over 2,500 years were returned from Japan in August, the National Cultural Heritage Administration announced in a news conference in Beijing on Tuesday.

Source: China Daily|2019-09-11 09:55

Xi Urges National Library to Stick to Correct Political Direction

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the National Library of China to stick to correct political direction and promote fine traditional culture.

Source: Xinhua|2019-09-10 09:55

Foreign Photographers Invited to Record Beijing

Ten foreign photographers have been invited to record Beijing on their cameras, the Beijing Youth Daily reported Thursday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-09-06 10:26

Northeast Asia Food Festival Held in NE China

The Northeast Asia Culture Tourism Food Festival opened Tuesday in the border city of Hunchun, northeast China's Jilin Province.

Source: Xinhua|2019-09-05 10:56

New UNESCO Site Included in Textbooks

The ancient civilization of Liangzhu, China's latest cultural site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, has had its history recorded in middle school textbooks that are being used during the new school year that started on Monday.

Source: China Daily|2019-09-04 10:16

Dunhuang Academy Cooperates with Forbidden City in Heritage Conservation

China's Dunhuang Academy, which administers the Mogao Grottoes, will team up with the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, in the field of heritage research and protection to promote cultural exchanges along the Silk Road.

Source: Xinhua|2019-09-03 10:38

Chinese Books Translated to Mark 70th Anniversary of China-Mongolia Ties

An inauguration ceremony of the complete translations of three Chinese books was held here on Saturday as part of a China-Mongolia seminar on translation of literature.

Source: Xinhua|2019-09-02 10:50

Culture Ministers of China, Japan, S. Korea Discuss Cooperation

At the 11th China-Japan-South Korea Cultural Ministers' Meeting held here Friday, the three ministers of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) exchanged in-depth views on further promoting practical cooperation in cultural areas.

Source: Xinhua|2019-08-31 10:22

Beijing Hosts Meet to Discuss Future of Academic Publishing

University publishers from home and abroad gathered in Beijing on Monday to discuss the past, present and future of academic publishing in a globalized, digitalized world.

Source:|2019-08-30 11:21

Shaanxi Fills Historic Role as Gateway

Known for its rich history and cultural heritage, Northwest China's Shaanxi province is actively participating in the Belt and Road Initiative to break new ground in its efforts to open up, the province's top official said on Wednesday.

Source: China Daily|2019-08-29 11:41

Revolutionary History and Culture Push Tourism Drive

When the national opera Yimeng Mountain debuted in Jinan in February, many in the audience were moved to tears because of Shandong province's close connection to the story.

Source: China Daily|2019-08-28 11:28

Tibet Sees Progress in Preserving Cultural Relics

Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region has witnessed sustainable development with its cultural relic preservation work over the past 60 years, according to the region's bureau of cultural relics on Monday.

Source:|2019-08-27 11:30

Confucian Center Founded in Philosopher's Hometown

The Nishan World Center for Confucian Studies was founded on Sunday in Nishan, the ancient philosopher's birthplace, in eastern China's Shandong province in an effort to establish a research and study center for Confucianism with global appeal.

Source: China Daily|2019-08-26 11:03

Mogao Caves Look beyond Past to Focus on Cultural Heritage

When I first visited the famous Mogao Caves in Dunhuang 10 years ago, the beauty of the ancient Buddhist art was not the most moving part of the experience.

Source: China Daily|2019-08-23 10:45

China's First Simulation Laboratories to Help Protect Cultural Relics

Research laboratories that could simulate environmental conditions surrounding historical sites and relics have been put into operation, helping Chinese researchers in their cultural heritage protection endeavors.

Source: CGTN|2019-08-22 11:17

Xi Calls for Preserving Quintessence of Chinese Culture

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has called for well preserving the quintessence of Chinese culture.

Source: Xinhua|2019-08-21 11:35

180 Paleontologists Worldwide Appeal for Fossil Protection in NE China

An international forum on fossil protection was held Sunday in northeast China's Heilongjiang province, attracting over 180 paleontologists worldwide, according to the organizer.

Source: Xinhua|2019-08-20 11:02

1,300-yr-old Epitaph Found in N China Province

An epitaph dating back over 1,300 years has been found in Linxi County in north China's Hebei Province, local authorities said.

Source: Xinhua|2019-08-19 10:33

Private Museum Boom Highlights Diversity of Chinese Culture

At about 8 pm every night, one hour after his dinner, 45-year-old Xie Zhongguo opens his computer and searches for new items to exhibit at his Liu Sanjie cultural museum.

Source: Xinhua|2019-08-16 10:28

9,000-year-old Settlement Unearthed in Zhejiang

Colored potteries, tombs and a skeleton were excavated in a Neolithic settlement, dating back 9,000 years, in east China's Zhejiang Province, according to local authorities.

Source: Xinhua|2019-08-15 14:38

Yixing Ceramic Cultural and Arts Festival to Start on Oct 18

The 10th Yixing International Ceramic Culture and Arts Festival will kick off on Oct 18 and run through to the end of the month in Jiangsu province's Yixing, a city which is often hailed as the capital of ceramics in China, it was announced a media conf

Source:|2019-08-14 11:10

Chinese Online Literature Favors More Realistic Themes

Up to 65 percent of online literary works were about realistic themes, a 24-percent increase year on year, according to a report on the development of Chinese online literature in 2018.

Source: Xinhua|2019-08-13 10:21

Kazak Restaurateur's Passion Produces Cultural Harvest

Music interrupts the conversation of contented diners as dancers dressed in traditional Kazak and Uygur costumes invite the restaurant's customers to put down their cutlery and dance. The waiters and waitresses set down their trays and join in.

Source: China Daily|2019-08-12 09:46

Shanghai Eyes Boosting Nighttime Cultural and Tourism Activities

Shanghai unveiled a list of cultural activities and tour routes to boost its nighttime economy on Thursday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-08-09 11:14

Lishui City to Implement Regulation on Traditional Village Preservation

Legislative measures will be taken to protect the largest traditional village cluster in eastern China's Zhejiang province, local authorities said Monday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-08-07 11:39

National Summer Camp for Restoration of Cultural Relics Held at Palace Museum

A six-day national summer camp on the restoration of cultural relics recently concluded at the Palace Museum in Beijing, China's former imperial palace also known as the Forbidden City.

Source:|2019-08-06 11:23

Six Chinese Cities Vie for 2020 Culture City of East Asia

A final review meeting for selecting China’s Culture City of East Asia for 2020 took place in Beijing on Aug 1.

Source:|2019-08-05 11:28

Bringing the History of Shanghai University Museums to the World

An exhibition about the history of Shanghai university museums was held at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom from July 18 to 22.

Source: China Daily|2019-08-02 10:40

China Launches Crackdown on Cultural Relic Crimes

China's police and cultural relic authorities have launched a five-month crackdown campaign on cultural relic-related crimes.

Source: Xinhua|2019-08-01 09:52

Tibet relics to be exhibited in Beijing

Thousands of kilometers lie between the Forbidden City in Beijing, China's imperial palace complex from 1420 to 1911, and the Tashihunpo Monastery in Shigatse, the Tibet autonomous region, built in 1447 and now the seat of the Panchen Lama, a Tibetan spir

Source: China Daily|2019-07-31 10:09

4,300-yr-old Jade Disk Discovered in E China

A jade disk which dates back to the Liangzhu civilization more than 4,300 years ago has been unearthed in East China's Zhejiang province.

Source: Xinhua|2019-07-30 10:58

29th National Book Expo Attracts Thousands with Speakers, Forums

Two hours after the 29th National Book Expo opened in Xi'an's Qujiang International Exhibition Center on Saturday, 200 sets of two-volume thriller The Longest Day in Chang'an were sold out.

Source: China Daily|2019-07-29 10:31

Palace Museum Publishes Fantastic Beasts Book Collection

The Palace Museum of China dived in their records and from that mission was created a new series of children's books, focused on real and imaginary creatures.

Source: CGTN|2019-07-26 19:05

Milestones of Millennia: Role of Jade in China History Explored

A new exhibition at the Palace Museum provides a panoramic view of the role played by jade in 5,000 years of Chinese culture, Wang Kaihao reports.

Source: China Daily|2019-07-25 15:48

7 Things You May Not Know about Major Heat

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Heat, (Chinese: 大暑), the 12th solar term of the year, begins this year on July 23 and ends August 6.

Source:|2019-07-24 17:02

Sino-Europe Confucius Summer Camp Held

More than 1,000 students and teachers from 31 Confucius Institutes in 16 Central and Eastern European countries gathered in Beijing Language and Culture University on Monday for the opening ceremony of the 2019 CEEC Confucius Institute Summer Camp.

Source:|2019-07-23 16:20

Envelope Celebrates Chinese Friendship with Russia

The unveiling ceremony for the China-Russia commemorative envelope took place Friday at the Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Office building in Beijing.

Source:|2019-07-22 17:11

Disney's Mulan Trailer Makes Waves

Monday was absolutely a big day for Mulan fans and fans of Chinese actress Liu Yifei because Disney finally dropped the teaser trailer for the live-action remake of the 1998 animated classic, with Liu playing the title role.

Source:|2019-07-19 18:33

Palace Museum Unveils Digital Products for Cultural Promotion

BEIJING -- The Palace Museum has unveiled a number of upgraded and newly developed digital products to promote the rich history and culture it represents.

Source: Xinhua|2019-07-18 16:59

Farmer Keeps Art of Bamboo Balancing Alive

On the wide, misty Xin'an River surrounded by lush green mountains, Fang Shuyun balances in the water on a bamboo pole.

Source: China Daily|2019-07-17 16:03

Exhibit Reveals Tubo's Role in Silk Road

A major exhibition examining the pivotal role played by the Tibetan Tubo regime in the Silk Road era is breaking new ground, Wang Kaihao reports in Dunhuang.

Source: China Daily|2019-07-16 17:23

All You Need to Know about Liangzhu Culture

All you need to know about Liangzhu Culture.

Source:|2019-07-15 10:35

World Heritage Committee Closes Baku Session, Adding 29 New Sites

The 43rd session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee wrapped up here on Wednesday, with a total of 29 new sites inscribed on the World Heritage List, according to Azerbaijan's state new

Source: Xinhua|2019-07-12 11:34

360,000 People Participate in Online Crowdfunding for Great Wall Protection

In less than three years, about 360,000 internet users have donated more than 45 million yuan (about $6.54 million) to renovate and repair the Great Wall through a crowdfunding campaign, the Beijing Daily reported Wednesday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-07-11 11:45

China to Better Protect Newly Elected World Heritage Liangzhu City

China has pledged to put more efforts in protecting the country's newly inscribed UNESCO World Heritage -- Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, according to the country's top cultural heritage official.

Source: Xinhua|2019-07-09 12:07

Newly-elected World Heritage Liangzhu City Opened to the Public

The Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City near Hangzhou city in East China's Zhejiang province has finally opened to the public, after it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site on Saturday, Xinhua News Agency reported.

Source:|2019-07-08 14:02

Exhibition on Ancient Kingdom Opens in Dunhuang

An exhibition on the Tibetan Tubo Kingdom (about 618-842) opened in the city of Dunhuang, northwest China's Gansu Province Tuesday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-07-05 10:24

Talk in Egypt Shows Flair of Classic Chinese Fashion

As a part of series for Egypt's 2019 China Tourism and Culture Week, the Chinese Cultural Center in Cairo hosted a lecture on classic styles and fashion of Chinese costumes on June 29.

Source:|2019-07-04 10:16

Cultural Heritage in Spotlight at Summer Davos in Dalian

Dalian Night,a key cultural program featuring a gala and delicacies held July 1, spiced up the ongoing 2019 Summer Davos held from July 1-3 in Northeast China's coastal city Dalian.

Source:|2019-07-03 10:18

China's First Intangible Cultural Heritage Park Opens in Beijing

A park focusing on the innovation and development of intangible cultural heritage opened in Beijing on June 28, the first of its kind in China.

Source:|2019-07-02 10:00

Artifacts about Overseas Chinese Donated to National Museum

May our old folk tunes and our new songs that blend the harmonies of East and West be another bond between free peoples, wrote Madame Sun Yat-sen (Soong Ching Ling) in a preface to the release ofChee Lai: Songs of New China in 1941.

Source:|2019-07-01 10:06

Experts trace Chinese Cultural Origins in Ancient Yangzhou and Beyond

Launched by the Traditional Chinese Culture Research Center at Renmin University, a group of experts in archaeology, history and cultural promotion went to Jingbian county in Northwest China's Shanxi province from June 16 to 19 to discover and study mater

Source:|2019-06-28 15:19

China's BRI Boosts Cultural Exchange, Mutual Understanding among Participants

China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) greatly contributes to boosting cultural interaction and exchange as well as mutual understanding and respect of differences among participants, a Chinese scholar told Xinhua in an interview.

Source: Xinhua|2019-06-27 11:30

Over-400-yrs-old Coffins on the Cliffs Remain Intact after Quakes in Sichuan

Mysterious coffins high up off the ground, a historical and cultural heritage with hundreds of years of history in Southwest China's Sichuan province, remain safe and sound after the recent earthquakes.

Source: Xinhua|2019-06-26 11:59

Chinese Folk Culture Tour to ASEAN Launched

The Chinese Folk Culture Tour to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was launched at the ASEAN Secretariat recently.

Source: Xinhua|2019-06-25 11:57

Unique Project Uses Ancient Painting to Forge Closer Bonds

Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains by Huang Gongwang from the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) is one of China's best-known ancient paintings.

Source: China Daily|2019-06-24 11:35

24 Solar Terms: 6 Things You may not Know about Summer Solstice

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Summer Solstice (Chinese: 夏至), the 10th solar term of the year, begins on June 21 this year and ends on July 6.

Source:|2019-06-21 14:08

China Hosts Conference to Promote AI Ethical Standards

China is keen on ensuring that ethical standards take hold in the booming artificial intelligence industry, says Chen Xiaoping, director of the Robotics Lab at the University of Science and Technology of China.

Source: Xinhua|2019-06-19 10:45

Expats Experience Chinese Cultural Heritage in Beijing

To further introduce China's natural scenery and cultural heritage to foreign visitors, a cultural salon was organized in Beijing's Haidian district on Saturday.

Source:|2019-06-18 10:01

Beijing Art Exhibition Marks Progress in Tibet

More than 70 works of fine art are currently on show through June 19 at the Cultural Palace of Nationalities in Beijing, marking the 60th anniversary of democratic reform in Tibet autonomous region.

Source:|2019-06-17 10:26

Heritage Celebrated Nationwide

More than 3,200 activities were held across China to celebrate this year's Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, which falls on the second Saturday of every June.

Source: Xinhua|2019-06-14 11:29

Bilingual Books Aim to Explain Peking Opera to Foreign Audience

A series of books in Chinese and English covering eight classic works of Peking Opera were recently released, with the aim of revealing details about the art form in a straightforward way.

Source: China Daily|2019-06-13 11:36

Egypt's Chinese Cultural Center Organizes Symposium on Chinese Tourism

The Chinese Cultural Center in Cairo held a symposium titled Tourism Bridge of Communication between People: Egypt and China as a Model on Sunday night.

Source: Xinhua|2019-06-12 11:25

China Stages Series of Activities on Cultural, Natural Heritage Day

More than 3,200 activities have been staged across China to celebrate this year's Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, which falls on the second Saturday of every June.

Source: Xinhua|2019-06-11 11:31

Environment Created for 'Blossoming' of Culture

An intangible cultural heritage fair - which showcases 40 items on UNESCO's World Intangible Cultural Heritage List - started in Guangzhou on Friday.

Source: China Daily|2019-06-10 13:47

New Rules to Help Local Governments Plan Cultural, Tourism Development

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism published a guideline for local governments on planning the development of cultural sectors and tourism, a ministry statement said Wednesday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-06-06 10:26

Dragon Boating Offers Foreign Students a Window into Chinese Culture

More than 1,000 foreign students from 29 local universities participated in this year's Shanghai International Students Dragon Boat Race on June 1.

Source:|2019-06-05 10:07

Many Events Planned Nationwide to Mark Cultural and Natural Heritage Day

Cultural events will be held on June 8 all over China to celebrate Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Source:|2019-06-04 10:10

95 Ancient Tombs Found on Tsinghua University Campus

A total of 95 ancient tombs have been discovered on the campus of Tsinghua University, a prestigious university in Beijing.

Source: Xinhua|2019-06-03 09:45

Cultural Heritage Shows Gearing Up

A number of cultural activities are ready to open to the public to celebrate the approaching national Cultural and Natural Heritage Day on June 8, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said on Thursday.

Source:|2019-05-31 11:08

Beijing's Culture Trade Expands Steadily

Beijing's culture trade reported steady growth in 2018 with its foreign trade volume up 17.5 percent year on year, according to the ongoing 2019 China International Fair for Trade in Service.

Source: Xinhua|2019-05-30 12:06

Chinese Artwork from Vatican on Show at Palace Museum

For people who are familiar with Leonardo da Vinci's painting The Last Supper, the version being exhibited at the Palace Museum in Beijing may look familiar yet peculiar.

Source: China Daily|2019-05-29 13:41

China-EU Literary Festival Promotes Cultural Exchanges

A series of celebrations of the literary world between China and the European Union kicked off in Beijing last week, and will continue with 90 literary talks and workshops scheduled to take place through June 5 in four bookstores.

Source:|2019-05-28 14:00

Belt and Road Cultural Events to Open in Beijing

Cultural events can be a catalyst for building cooperative platforms for people and organizations in Belt and Road countries.

Source:|2019-05-27 11:14

Retrieved Stolen Relics to be Displayed in North China

North China's Shanxi province, an area rich in cultural relics, will open the Shanxi Bronze Museum in July, with exhibits mainly sourced from stolen antiques recovered by police.

Source: Xinhua|2019-05-24 09:54

Experts Call for Prudence, Coordination in Grand Canal Heritage Protection

Chinese experts have called for prudence and coordination in protecting and developing the heritage of the Grand Canal, the world's longest man-made waterway.

Source: Xinhua|2019-05-23 09:43

24 Solar Terms: 6 Things You May not Know about Grain Buds

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 5. It means that the seeds from the grain are becoming full but are not ripe

Source:|2019-05-22 10:26

Arts Festival Looks to Future, with an Eye on the Past

There's a genre to please every art lover - from dance and stage drama to folk opera - at the 12th China Art Festival, which officially opened on Monday in Shanghai.

Source: China Daily|2019-05-21 10:07

Chinese Museums Receive 16% More Visits in 2018

The number of visitors to museums across China increased by 16 percent year-on-year to reach 1.13 billion in 2018, said Liu Yuzhu, chief of the National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA), on Saturday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-05-20 10:10

Film Week Attracts Big Talent from China and across Region

Asian Film and TV Week kicked off on Thursday, bringing together more than 100 celebrities from some 10 countries for the launch at the Beijing Working People's Cultural Palace.

Source: China Daily|2019-05-17 11:39

Carnival to Showcase Asian Arts, Performances

More than 30,000 people from China and abroad will join in the Asian Cultural Carnival, which will be held at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, on Wednesday in Beijing.

Source: China Daily|2019-05-16 11:30

Yuanmingyuan Team Works Hard to Repair the Past

The floor of an office in Yuanmingyuan Ruins Park is full of broken porcelain pieces that are all lined up. The scene is not an contemporary art installation-the categorized pieces are just waiting for cultural-heritage restorers to find their long-lost b

Source: China Daily|2019-05-15 11:29

Landmark Exhibition Projects Asia's Cultural Richness

The curtain was raised on a major exhibition at National Museum of China in Beijing on Monday that presents the great wealth and diversity of Asian cultures.

Source: China Daily|2019-05-14 11:22

Shenyang Palace Museum Offers Vsitors Hands-on Experience on Renovation

Tourists to Shenyang Palace Museum in Northeast China's Liaoning province can experience ancient building repair work from Saturday, the museum said.

Source: Xinhua|2019-05-13 14:20

Exhibition Unveils Part of Thangka Scroll Set to Be Completed in Five Years

Since he started learning thangka painting at age 12, Nyangbon, now in his late 40s, and a generation of other artists have dedicated years to the revival of the ancient Buddhist art form.

Source: China Daily|2019-05-10 10:48

Center Set up in Beijing to Protect Traditional Women-only Language

To promote nvshu, a language used by women only, the Nv Shu (Beijing) International Culture Exchange Center was recently established, marking the launch of the Nv Shu Global Exhibit project.

Source:|2019-05-09 15:01

Emperor Qianlong’s Calligraphy on Display in Beijing

Emperor Qianlong's passion for calligraphy and painting is the subject of an ongoing exhibition at the Palace Museum, Wang Kaihao reports.

Source: China Daily|2019-05-08 11:15

China Tourism and Culture Week to Present 'China Beyond Your Imagination'

Chinese culture centers and tourism offices overseas will host more than 250 cultural and tourism events in over 40 countries from May 15 to June 30.

Source:|2019-05-07 10:10

Adaption of Peking Opera Classic Reinvigorate Tradition

A decade in development, Peking Opera star Zhang Huoding's adaptation of the classic Farewell My Concubine in the Cheng style is nothing short of a dream come true, Chen Nan reports.

Source: China Daily|2019-05-06 11:12

Liuli Art Show Presents Chinese Culture to Americans

An ongoing Liuli (colored glaze) art exhibition in the US city of Costa Mesa in southern California showcases the heritage and innovation of an ancient Chinese craft.

Source: Xinhua|2019-05-05 10:01

Embroiderer Elevates Hami Craft to Haute Couture

Though Ranagul Sopi started learning embroidery in a small village in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, her craftsmanship has taken a magical leap onto the catwalks of the Paris Haute Couture Week.

Source: China Daily|2019-04-30 15:29

China Oracle Bones Calligraphy Exhibition Launched at UN Headquarters

An exhibition on calligraphy art of Chinese oracle bones was launched Wednesday evening at the UN headquarters in honor of the 120th anniversary of the discovery of Chinese oracle bones.

Source: Xinhua|2019-04-29 11:15

Ancient Deer-Shaped Rock Paintings Found in Gansu, China

Archaeologist in Dahe town in Sunan county in Northwest China's Gansu province discovered many ancient rock paintings, including some in deer-shaped pattern, in the Yangkan Gorge and the Yumu Mountain in the Qilian Mountains on April 15.

Source:|2019-04-28 11:24

Artifact Exhibition Retraces Ancient Shandong History

Qi a state that existed from the 11th to the third century BC was a flourishing regional kingdom that boasted political, economic and cultural significance in ancient Eastern China. Its capital city in present-day Linzi, in Shandong province, was known as

Source:|2019-04-26 14:16

Chinese Cultural Relics Returned from Italy Displayed in National Museum

Chinese cultural relics returned from Italy are on display at the National Museum of China in Beijing starting Wednesday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-04-25 11:24

Craftsman Carves out Pages that Tell a Tale of Traditional Skill

Zhao Yishen is bent over, his eyes staring at the woodblock. Holding a chisel in his right hand, he guides it forward steadily and precisely across the woodblock using his left hand.

Source: China Daily|2019-04-24 11:47

Palace Museum Brings Virtual Tour of Forbidden City Hall Nationwide

Chinese audiences nationwide will be able to take a virtual tour of a royal hall in the Forbidden City over the next three years, the Palace Museum said Friday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-04-23 11:26

China Arts Festival to Showcase Power of Modern Arts

The 12th China Arts Festival will bring a slew of art activities to the Chinese economic and art hub Shanghai.

Source:|2019-04-22 10:31

National Museum Now Open to Applications for Postdoctoral Positions

The National Museum of China in Beijing is now accepting applications for postdoctoral positions from those who are interested in carrying out studies on the Chinese history, archaeology and museuology, conservation of cultural relics and documentation.

Source:|2019-04-19 11:25

Chinese Cultural Event Kicks off in NE Egypt

Guo Moruo Cultural Week kicked off on Wednesday at the Confucius Institute of Suez Canal University in Ismailia in northeastern Egypt.

Source: Xinhua|2019-04-18 11:42

Old Skill Gets Modern Twist

A handicraft based on Manchu applique art is also helping with poverty alleviation, Wang Ru reports.

Source: China Daily|2019-04-17 11:09

17,000-year-old Pottery Fragments Found in Southern China

Chinese archaeologists have found pottery fragments dating back about 17,000 years in southern China's Guangdong province.

Source: Xinhua|2019-04-16 11:46

China Uses High-tech Measures for Cultural Heritage Protection

China is using high-tech measures, such as satellite remote sensing technologies, in protecting its cultural heritage, according to an official with the National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA).

Source: Xinhua|2019-04-15 11:17

Chinese Culture Delights British University in Egypt

The China Cultural Center in Cairo participated in the event with 22 other cultural institutions in Egypt from the European Union, the United States, Iraq, Libya, South Africa and other countries and regions.

Source:|2019-04-12 13:45

Thousands Gather on Holiday to Mark Yellow Emperor's Birthday

Nearly 10,000 Chinese people from more than 40 countries and regions attended a grand ceremony last Sunday morning in Central China's Henan province to worship the legendary ancestor Huangdi, or the Yellow Emperor.

Source: Xinhua|2019-04-11 10:09

34 Movies to be Screened at Film Festival for College Students

The 26th Beijing College Student Film Festival kicked off at the student center of Beijing Normal University on Sunday and will come to a close on April 28.

Source:|2019-04-10 11:01

Palace Museum Director Shan Jixiang Retires

According to a public announcement from the Palace Museum, director and curator Shan Jixiang has retired April 8, succeeded by the director of the Dunhuang Academy, Wang Xudong.

Source:|2019-04-09 09:40

Nation Plays Vital Role in Safeguarding and Showcasing Regional Landmarks

China is playing a key role in protecting and displaying heritage, not only at home but also in the region.

Source: China Daily|2019-04-08 10:23

New Generation Digs Old Values

An online documentary series, now in its fourth season, shows that young people have the time and patience for tradition, Wang Kaihao reports.

Source: China Daily|2019-04-04 09:49

Man Devotes to Preserving 'Vivid' Naxi Culture

The tour guide believes it is his responsibility to pass it down and let more people know about it

Source: China Daily|2019-04-03 09:50

Instruments of Change

Feng Mantian and his band plan a tour to promote his brand of Chinese music, Chen Nan reports.

Source: China Daily|2019-04-02 10:04

Culture City of East Asia 2019 Kicks Off in Xi'an

The Culture City of East Asia 2019 opened in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi province, March 27.

Source:|2019-04-01 10:15

Metal, Lacquer and Clay

Three masters share their thoughts on the development and promotion of traditional handicraft, Wang Ru reports.

Source: China Daily|2019-03-29 15:02

Collective Memories in the Nation's History

Iconic auteur Chen Kaige clearly remembers the events of Oct 16, 1964, when he was walking home after school in downtown Beijing.

Source: China Daily|2019-03-28 15:36

Hundreds of Cultural Relics to be Returned

Nearly 800 Chinese cultural relics that had been taken overseas will soon set off on their journey home.

Source: China Daily|2019-03-27 16:01

Nanyang,Cradle of Chu Culture

Nanyang, rich in silk in ancient times, had an advantageous geographical location and convenient waterway transportation. Therefore, many merchants gathered here to do business with the merchants from the Western Regions. Lots of materials like documents

Source:|2019-03-26 11:50

First Asian Civilization Forum Coming in May

A conference on Asian civilizations will be held in May in Beijing, Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday.

Source: China Daily|2019-03-25 11:16

Mutual Interest Develops in Heritage Restoration

Italian academics share their knowledge to help preserve unearthed ancient relics.

Source: Xinhua|2019-03-22 10:49

24 Solar Terms: Things You May Not Know about the Spring Equinox

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides a year into 24 solar terms. The Spring Equinox (Chinese: 春分), as the fourth term of the year starts on March 21 and ends on April 4 this year.

Source:|2019-03-21 10:26

Relics from Qinghai's Rich Trading Past Go on Show

The Capital Museum in Beijing is showcasing an exhibition about the cultural and historical development of Northwest China's Qinghai province, focusing particularly on its close relationship with the ancient Silk Road.

Source: China Daily|2019-03-20 14:10

Guiding the Way It Should be Done

With his online popularity and ever-growing knowledge, Fang Bo is a new face of the Forbidden City.

Source: China Daily|2019-03-19 10:26

NPC Deputies and CPPCC Members Share Views on Conservation of Cultural Heritages

Strengthening the safeguarding and utilization of cultural relics and inheritance of intangible cultural heritages were mentioned in this year's Government Work Report.

Source:|2019-03-18 10:18

China's Biggest Half-Buddha Statue Closed for Maintenance

The Renshou Buddha, China's biggest Buddha statue featuring only the top half of the figure, has been closed for maintenance for the first time since it was built more than 1,300 years ago.

Source: Xinhua|2019-03-15 10:56

Sculpture Exhibition Celebrates Ethnic Unity

The diverse history, life and cultures of China's 56 ethnic groups have long been central to many artists' creations.So, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China this year, the National Art Museum of China is holding an e

Source:|2019-03-14 11:27

Breathing New Life into Old Books

Everyday, 29-year-old Jin Xin restores centuries-old books, a job that seems mysterious to most of his peers.

Source: Xinhua|2019-03-13 13:55

Celebrating Dunhuang Culture with Embroidery

With a love of embroidery and Dunhuang murals, Liu Yao, a young woman from northwest China's Gansu province, has found a way to combine her two passions.

Source:|2019-03-12 11:49

The Culture and Traditions of China's Longtaitou Festival

The traditional Chinese Longtaitou Festival, or Dragon-Head-Raising Festival, falls on the second day of the second lunar month every year, and recognizes the start of spring and farming. This year it falls on March 8.

Source:|2019-03-11 10:21

Lost Chinese Relics Find Their Way Back Home

Cultural items repatriated after raid on US farm

Source: China Daily|2019-03-08 11:30

Fine Collections to be Exhibited as Forbidden City Turns 600


Source: Xinhua|2019-03-07 11:04

US Will Return 361 Rare Artifacts to China

A green couch of glazed pottery from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and pottery animals with a livestock shed from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) are being carefully packed for the trip home to China.

Source: China Daily Global|2019-03-06 11:00

Belgian Students Explore Chinese Culture

Looking at an ink wash painting of the Chinese zodiac, 12-year-old Elizabeth Baxter pointed to the pig sign. This is my Chinese zodiac, she said.

Source:|2019-03-05 11:16

Donation Enables Palace Renovation

In the 720,000-square-meter Forbidden City-the former imperial palace in the heart of Beijing officially known as the Palace Museum-there is a courtyard with a distinctively exotic appearance.

Source: China Daily|2019-03-04 11:15

Survey Shows Europeans Absorb Chinese Culture from Films

Films help Europeans to better understand today's China, as shown through an academic report, which was released by Beijing Normal University on Monday.

Source: China Daily|2019-03-01 10:54

China Pavilion Showcases Chinese Culture in Czech

The lion dance, tai chi, kung fu, a tea ceremony and other traditional Chinese cultural elements were featured at the China pavilion during the 28th Czech Holiday World International Tourism Fair on Thursday.

Source:|2019-02-28 10:28

Ancient Texts Preserved in Tibet's Potala Palace

China plans to spend 300 million yuan ($45 million) over the next 10 years to preserve ancient documents and anthologies at the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region, the palace's administration office said on Tuesday.

Source: China Daily|2019-02-27 10:10

Shanghai Theater Academy Art Troupe Tours UK

The Happy Spring Festival - Shanghai Theater Academy Art Troupe, supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and organized by the Shanghai Bureau of Culture and Tourism visited the UK from February 6 to 17, bringing Chinese traditional performance

Source:|2019-02-26 10:34

Egypt's Nile River Hosts Dragon Boat Festival to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Egypt's Nile River hosted on Saturday an international dragon boat festival to celebrate the Chinese New Year, with over 200 paddlers of 24 teams from several states including China, Egypt, the United States, Australia, the Philippines and Singapore.

Source: Xinhua|2019-02-25 16:45

China Cultural Centre in Malta Celebrates Lantern Festival

China Cultural Centre in Malta, together with the Confucius Institute of the University of Malta and the Mediterranean Regional Centre for Traditional Chinese Medicine, held Chinese Salon Celebrating Lantern Festival event on Feb 19.

Source:|2019-02-22 14:03

Traditional Opera Inspires Overseas Students

Overseas students in Shanghai had the opportunity to experience the glamor of Kunqu Opera during Lantern Festival celebrations held on Feb 19.

Source:|2019-02-21 10:37

Lantern Show with History in Mind Draws Visitors in Chengdu

A museum held a lantern show depicting local farming customs dating back 3,000 years in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province, to celebrate the Lantern Festival on Tuesday.

Source:|2019-02-20 10:56

Lantern Festival: A Romantic Celebration in China

The Lantern Festival, a traditional Chinese festival, is celebrated on the 15th day of the first lunar month. It falls on Tuesday this year.

Source:|2019-02-19 10:09

Time for Some Light Entertainment

As the first full moon of the new year approaches, China prepares to celebrate Lantern Festival, Li Yingxue reports.

Source: China Daily|2019-02-18 10:21

China Sees Progress in Revitalizing Traditional Crafts

China has seen progress in its effort to revitalize traditional crafts and turn them into targeted measures for poverty alleviation, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Source: Xinhua|2019-02-15 11:07

Guangzhou Culture Week Gives US a Taste of China

A special event honoring the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States and celebrating the 2019 Chinese New Year was recently held at the Embassy of China in the United States.

Source:|2019-02-14 11:02

Dunhuang's Ancient Tibetan Manuscripts Repaired, Digitalized

Twelve pieces of millennium-old Tibetan manuscripts from the famed Mogao Grottoes have been restored and digitalized, authorities in Northwest China's city of Dunhuang said Tuesday.

Source: Xinhua|2019-02-13 10:51

Opera in Hunan Sees Revival during Spring Festival

An old Hunan art form sees revival during Lunar New Year, Liu Xiangrui reports.

Source: China Daily|2019-02-12 11:38

Oroqen Elder's Classes Preserve Ethnic Language

Every Saturday and Sunday morning for the past three months, Wu Xiaodong has waited for her students at the ethnic primary school in Xunke county, Heihe, in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province.

Source: China Daily|2019-02-11 11:47

Festive Snacks for Friends and Family

Spring Festival is a period for reunion among family and friends. Traditionally, this is also the time to relax, and catch up with long overdue visits.

Source: China Daily|2019-02-02 10:18

Old Summer Palace Gate Area being Restored

Officials in charge of the Old Summer Palace in northwestern Beijing have announced plans to refurbish one of the original landmarks of the Imperial Garden which had – until recently – been lost to time.

Source: China Plus|2019-02-01 11:24

Zisha Master Launches New Teapot Designs

Generations of masters have sculpted zisha teapots from a unique clay variety in Jiangsu province's Yixiang for centuries. They're popular not only as quality containers for brewed tea but also for their refined design.

Source:|2019-01-31 10:24

Xi'an and Nanjing Hold Lantern Shows to Celebrate Spring Festival

Xi'an and Nanjing, two ancient cities in China, have been decorated with and illuminated by a large variety of fancy lanterns to celebrate the upcoming Spring Festival.

Source:|2019-01-30 10:32

Cultural Exchanges with DPRK Stressed

General secretary says such events help implement consensus of two countries

Source: China Daily|2019-01-29 09:49

Culture Insider: Little New Year

Little New Year (Chinese: Xiaonian), usually a week before the lunar New Year, falls on Jan 28 this year. It is also known as the Festival of the Kitchen God, the deity who oversees the moral character of each household.

Source:|2019-01-28 10:15

Great Wall Plan to Protect Giant Relic

Authorities said excessive restoration of the Great Wall will be avoided in the future to help preserve its historical integrity.

Source: China Daily|2019-01-25 11:24

Taiwan Essayist Lin Ching-hsuan Dies at 65

Lin Ching-hsuan, a Taiwan-born writer gaining popularity across the Straits, died at the age of 65, according to Taiwan media.

Source:|2019-01-24 10:46

Maltese Parliament Speaker Attends 'Happy Chinese New Year' Exhibit in Valletta

While attending the opening of the 13th Happy Chinese New Year celebrations in Valletta and the fourth Inspired in China art exhibition by Maltese artists (2018-2019), Anglu Farrugia, the speaker of the Maltese House of Representatives, said on Friday tha

Source:|2019-01-23 11:01

Northern and Southern Intangible Cultural Heritage Meets in Beijing

An exhibition opened at the Overseas Chinese History Museum of China on Wednesday (Jan 16) to welcome the upcoming Spring Festival through the comparative display of intangible cultural heritage from Northern and Southern China.

Source:|2019-01-22 10:11

CAFA Sets up New Research Center to Study Yuanmingyuan Ruins

A new research center has just been set up at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing to boost studies on Yuanmingyuan, or the Old Summer Palace.

Source:|2019-01-21 13:46

Zhangjiakou Tourism Festival Displays Chinese New Year Culture

With a charcoal fire burning bright and fireworks blooming over the sky, the 2019 International Tourism Festival opened in grand fashion at Yuxian county, Zhangjiakou city in North China's Hebei province on Sunday.

Source:|2019-01-18 13:44

More Cultural and Tourism Events for Happy Chinese New Year

More than 1,500 cultural programs will take place in 396 cities in 133 countries and regions during the upcoming Spring Festival, said Luo Shugang, minister of culture and tourism, during the launch ceremony held Jan 16 in Beijing for the cultural program

Source:|2019-01-17 12:28

Laba Porridge Sweetens Prelude of Chinese Lunar New Year

Chinese people start their preparations for the Spring Festival more than 20 days ahead.

Source:|2019-01-14 17:37

Hollywood Blockbusters Look to Chinese Culture

An increasing number of Hollywood producers have in recent years released film posters for Chinese audiences, demonstrating their attention to the country’s film market.

Source:|2019-01-11 15:55

Ru Porcelain Pigs in Henan to Welcome Lunar New Year

Ru porcelain pigs in Henan welcome lunar New Year.

Source:|2019-01-08 16:45

Five Things You May Not Know about Minor Cold

Minor Cold is the 23rd solar term of the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms.

Source:|2019-01-07 16:47

Traditional Chinese Tunes Fill the Air in South Korea

Chinese musicians staged three folk music concerts in South Korea from Dec 18 to 20.

Source:|2019-01-03 10:15

Top 10 Cultural Events of 2018

Source:|2019-01-02 10:53

Fire-resistant Xuan Paper Developed for Precious Calligraphy Collection

BEIJING -- Today's Chinese artists now have the opportunity to preserve their works much longer than the masters who painted hundreds of years ago.

Source: Xinhua|2018-12-29 16:34

From Commonplace Items to Revered Cultural Icons

People in North China are not fearful of the winter cold because most homes are equipped with radiators, underfloor heating systems or central air-conditioning.

Source: China Daily|2018-12-27 15:16

Nine Things about Winter Solstice

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Winter Solstice (Chinese: 冬至), the 22nd solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 22 and ends on Jan 4.

Source:|2018-12-24 10:55

Six Novels Written by Eryue He

On Dec 15 before dawn, novelist Ling Jiefang, better known by his pseudonym Eryue He, died in Beijing at the age of 73.

Source:|2018-12-18 16:00

Long-lost Cultural Relic Comes Home

A Chinese bronze vessel some 3,000 years old that was looted and taken to the United Kingdom in the 19th century, has returned to its country of origin, officials said.

Source: China Daily|2018-12-14 11:55

Six Things about Major Snow

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Snow (Chinese: 大雪), the 21st solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 7 and ends on Dec 21.

Source:|2018-12-07 11:51

8th Chinese Opera Festival Held in Paris

French audiences were offered a feast of traditional Chinese operas as the 8th Traditional Chinese Opera Festival in Paris was held in the French capital from Nov 26 to Dec 2.

Source:|2018-12-04 11:48

Traditional Tibetan Bathing Listed as UNESCO Heritage

Traditional Tibetan bathing for health and healing was added to UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list on Wednesday.

Source: China Daily|2018-11-30 10:36

Chopsticks Do's and Don'ts

Chopsticks, or kuaizi in Chinese, are a pair of small equal-length tapered sticks, usually made of wood, used for eating Asian food.

Source:|2018-11-26 11:57

Seven Things You May Not Know about Minor Snow

Minor Snow, (Chinese: 小雪), the 20th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 22 and ends on Dec 6.

Source:|2018-11-22 15:51

Traditional Keepsake Gives Ethnic Group A Lift

For the Zhuang ethnic group in Southwest China, embroidered balls were once keepsakes given by lovers to show their affection.

Source: China Daily|2018-11-21 09:45

Palace Museum Adopts Modern Approaches to Promote Traditional Culture

The Palace Museum has taken new approaches, such as a TV show, music and games, to promote its cultural relics and Chinese traditional culture.

Source: Xinhua|2018-11-19 11:21

Shadow Puppets Take the Spotlight

Performances of a fading art form add a special flavor to the Wuzhen Theater Festival, Chen Nan reports.

Source: China Daily|2018-11-12 12:15

Eight Things You May not Know about Start of Winter

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Winter, (Chinese: 立冬), the 19th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 7 and ends on Nov 21.

Source:|2018-11-07 09:35

Lao She International Theater Festival Puts Beijing Center Stage

The second Lao She International Theater Festival concluded in Beijing on Nov 1, with a forum focusing on the theme of relationship among the city, its people and theaters.

Source:|2018-11-05 10:58

Kaifeng's Rich Legacy Takes A Bow

The city of Kaifeng in Henan province, which served as a capital during several dynasties, is rich in cultural heritage.

Source: China Daily|2018-11-01 09:31

The Chinese Wisdom of Dividing Time

For the Chinese people, one of the remarkable cultural events staying in their memories in the year 2016 is probably the 24 Solar Terms recognized as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Source: CGTN|2018-10-29 09:49

Eight Things about Frost's Descent

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Frost's Descent, (Chinese: 霜降), the 18th solar term of the year, begins this year on Oct 23 and ends on Nov 6.

Source:|2018-10-23 10:06

Double Ninth Festival: Ancient Tales and Modern Customs

Wednesday marks the traditional Double Ninth Festival in China.

Source: CGTN|2018-10-18 14:35

Chinese Way to Have A Warm Autumn

Though people have been connecting autumn with misery and loneliness since ancient times, I believe the season is better than spring, Liu Yuxi, a renowned poet from the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD), said in his poem Words of Autumn.

Source:|2018-10-16 09:30

Battle Cold Dew Season with Chinese Pastry

Cold Dew season gets its name from the dew which is about to become frost as the weather begins to get chilly.

Source: CGTN|2018-10-09 09:42

Eight Things You May Not Know about Cold Dew

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Cold Dew, (Chinese: 寒露), the 17th solar term of the year, begins this year on Oct 8 and ends on Oct 22.

Source:|2018-10-08 11:04

Design Contest Brings beauty of Chinese Characters to Foreigners

The six-month-long global youth design contest focusing on Chinese characters concluded with a grand award ceremony at the 77 Theatre in Beijing on September 28, 2018.

Source:|2018-09-30 10:55

24 Solar Terms: 8 Things You May not Know about Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox lies at the midpoint of autumn, dividing autumn into two equal parts.

Source:|2018-09-25 15:29

Traditions You May Not Know about Mid-Autumn Festival in China

Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China after Chinese New Year.

Source:|2018-09-21 12:19

Stamp Issued to Mark Mid-Autumn Festival

China Post issued a set of stamp to celebrate the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept 15. The set, designed by Cui Jingzhe, comprises one stamp and has a nominal value of 1.2 yuan (around $0.2).

Source:|2018-09-19 10:16

Culture Insider: Teachers' Day in ancient China

Culture Insider: Teachers' Day in ancient China

Source:|2018-09-17 10:06

24 Solar Terms: 8 Things You May Not Know about White Dew

White Dew, (Chinese: 白露), the 15th solar term of the year, begins this year on Sept 8 and ends on Sept 22.

Source:|2018-09-10 10:17

Martial Arts Center Conjures Kung Fu 'Magic'

The southwestern US state of New Mexico boasts its stuccoed constructions, among which one building stands out.

Source: Xinhua|2018-09-07 10:01

Culture Plays Its Part in Friendship

More than 20 participants from seven African countries demonstrated Chinese martial arts at a gala on Monday night welcoming African leaders to the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

Source: China Daily|2018-09-05 10:26

Performance Brings Traditional Arts to Chongqing Campus

A group of 21 students from Chongqing University recently performed on campus in the Peony Garden to promote traditional arts among young people.

Source:|2018-09-03 11:12

Sanmenxia Culture Keywords

Sanmenxia is a prefecture-level city that sits along the middle reaches of the Yellow River, which connects China's central plain with the Northwest, an area that is bestowed with scenic landscapes.

Source:|2018-08-30 10:18

End of Heat: Things you Shouldn't Miss

The End of Heat, or Chu Shu in Chinese, is the 14th of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese lunar calendar.

Source:|2018-08-27 09:24

Ancient Tale of Love in Qixi Festival

Chocolates and shopping sprees aside, lovers across the country last week celebrated the Qixi Festival, or Chinese Valentine's Day, in the traditional way as well as with romantic photography.

Source: China Daily|2018-08-23 09:04

Nanyang Steamed Dishes

Nanyang steamed dishes, good in color, aroma, taste and shape, have high nutritional value.

Source:|2018-08-22 09:55

Porcelain Peonies Shine in Luoyang

Peony porcelain, a unique variety of firing porcelain in Luoyang, reflects a combination of peony imagery with Chinese porcelain culture.

Source:|2018-08-20 12:04

Culture Insider: Qixi - the Chinese Valentine's Day

Source:|2018-08-17 15:26

Multi-religious Culture in Nanyang

Religious culture in Nanyang goes back to ancient times. Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Christianity and Catholicism are widespread in Nanyang.

Source:|2018-08-15 12:25

Si Muwu Square Vessel - The Largest one in the World

Summit of Ancient China's Bronze vessels unearthed in Yin Ruins, including sacrificial vessels, musical instruments, weapons, daily used instruments, decorations and art articles, formed ancient China's history of civilization.

Source:|2018-08-13 09:59

24 Solar Terms: 9 Things about Start of Autumn

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Autumn, (Chinese: 立秋), the 13th solar term of the year, begins this year on Aug 7 and ends on Aug 22.

Source:|2018-08-08 10:08


Hulatang is a kind of Chinese traditional soup created in Henan Province but became popularised in the cuisine of Shaanxi Province. Chinese immigrants have introduced it to the United States, where it is known as spicy soup.

Source:|2018-08-01 10:15

24 Solar Terms: 7 Things You May Not Know about Major Heat

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Heat, (Chinese: 大暑), the 12th solar term of the year, begins this year on July 23 and ends August 6.

Source:|2018-07-26 10:05

A Taste of Culture

Students of the Confucius Institute in different countries get a flavor of China through summer camps in Beijing, Xing Wen reports.

Source: China Daily|2018-07-25 15:26

A Chinese Craftsman's Devotion to Ru Porcelain

Ru porcelain, one of the five great porcelain varieties from the Song Dynasty (960-1127), is distinguished by its smooth and refined sky blue glaze. Fewer than 100 complete specimens of Ru ceramics are believed to exist today, mostly in museums in China

Source:|2018-07-23 09:46

This is China: The Secrets of Tai-chi

Tai-chi is one of the many branches of Chinese Wushu, the broad term applied to the country’s various forms of martial arts.

Source: CGTN|2018-07-23 09:33

Tanghe Special: Tanghe Prepares to Commemorate Philosopher

Culture is the main strength of, and attraction to, many cities in China. One county's unique charms are based on a philosopher who will not be forgotten.

Source: China Daily|2018-07-19 10:27

Zhang Zhongjing Medicine Culture Festival

From Sept 20 to Oct 10 every year, the Zhang Zhongjing Medicine Culture Festival is celebrated in Nanyang, the capital of traditional Chinese medicine in China.

Source:|2018-07-17 13:40

Shanzhou Silo-cave Listed as Provincial Cultural Industry Demonstration Base

Shanzhou Silo-cave in Sanmenxia was recently listed as a provincial cultural demonstration base by the Cultural Department of Henan Province.

Source:|2018-07-16 09:36

Dushan Jade: One of China's Best Known Jades

Dushan Mountain, eight kilometers away from the north of Nanyang downtown area, is quite abundant in jade and ranks first in terms of its output, among China's four most famous jades.

Source:|2018-07-13 09:51

Rediscovering China's Early Civilization

Driving through Anyang's wide, dusty boulevards, you'd wonder why anybody would visit.

Source: China Daily|2018-07-12 16:44

A Craftsman's Passion for Creating Cloth Tigers

Lei Zhichao, a 54-year-old farmer from Huaiyang county of Henan province, is an intangible cultural heritage inheritor, who has been obsessed with creating cloth tigers for decades.

Source:|2018-07-11 15:45

Dietary Customs of Nanyang

Food with wheat flour as major ingredients.

Source:|2018-07-10 16:26

To Experience the Central Plains Culture with Music Ritual Zen Shaolin

A music ritual entitled Zen Shaolin is staged in the Daixian Valley of the Songshan Mountain, near the Shaolin Temple in Central China's Henan Province.

Source:|2018-07-09 16:55

Man Paints 700 Peking Opera Masks in 50 Years

An 85-year-old man in Zhangjiakou, North China’s Hebei province has been painting Peking Opera facial masks for more than 50 years.

Source:|2018-07-03 14:44

Henan Opera

Henan Opera is commonly called Henan Bangzi. The name of Henan Opera began to be used after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Henan Opera is popular among the provinces or regions of Henan, Hebei, Shandong, Shanxi, Hubei, Ningxia,

Source:|2018-06-28 16:06

Quju Opera from Mianchi Makes A Stir in Beijing

The Quju opera Son of Mountains, designed by an opera troupe from Mianchi county in Sanmenxia, Henan province made an impressive entrance in Beijing on June 23.

Source:|2018-06-27 09:55

Couple in Henan Stick to Folk Art 'Ninigou'

Huaiyang county in Central China's Henan province, with its long history and profound culture, is the birthplace of ninigou, an art style translated literally as muddy dog.

Source:|2018-06-26 13:09

Artist Uses Paper-cutting to Tell Mulan Story

A Chinese artist incorporates traditional craft into a new book about the legend of Mulan that has made a splash overseas. Mei Jia reports.

Source: China Daily|2018-06-25 14:11

Food Fresh from the Middle Plains

Yuxiang Yuan may not be well-known among expatriate diners in Beijing but it is a restaurant that deserves to be bookmarked if you want to experience what Henan food is like.

Source: China Daily|2018-06-25 13:58

Ancient City's Peonies Bring in A Pretty Penny from Home and abroad

Luoyang, China's city of peonies, exported 17 million yuan ($2.68 million) worth of the flowers in 2017, official data show.

Source: China Daily|2018-06-25 13:42

Preserving Traditional Bian Embroidery

Bian embroidery, with a history of 800 years, originates from the Northern Song Dynasty. The world-famous folk art is characterized by lucid and lively color and tight needlework.

Source: China Daily|2018-06-21 15:07

Crossroads of Cultures

The rulers of the Northern Wei Dynasty created the Yungang Grottoes as a way to unite China's war-torn ethnic groups under Buddhism.

Source: China Daily|2018-06-21 14:41

Suspended in The Sky

Xuankong hanging temple at Hengshan Mountain in Shanxi is one of China's most stunning examples of ancient architecture. Sun Ruisheng and Li Yang reports

Source: China Daily|2018-06-21 14:26

Culture Insider: Children's Games in Ancient China

During ancient times, children didn't have smart phone, iPad or computer to entertain them. Instead, they came up with interesting games to play in their childhood. Let's take a look.

Source:|2018-06-21 11:54

Treats for Your Inner Dragon

Tasty rice dumplings with local variations in fillings have been a tradition of China's Dragon Boat Festival for centuries, the China Daily team reports.

Source: China Daily|2018-06-20 15:31

Chinese Festival Going Global with Dragon Boats

The Dragon Boat Festival was celebrated among overseas Chinese communities worldwide over the weekend with the specialty food Zongzi, but not necessarily a dragon boat race, both widely seen as its logos.

Source: Xinhua|2018-06-20 15:19