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Kitchen god dominates fourth day of Chinese New Year

The rats have tied the knot. Today it's time for a meeting of all gods from the celestial world. Gods sail from your house to heaven, where they meet and possibly discuss which families are due a lucky year. According to the old Chinese idiom, the god needs an early sendoff and late welcome return. To prepare for the meeting, all families get up early and open the windows,, bidding a fond adieu. Offerings are also necessary. Meat, mainly fish, pork and chicken, fruit and alcohol are basic requirements to show respect to the gods.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/19 9:03:04

Temple fair held in Beijing to embrace Chinese Lunar New Year

Actors perform at a temple fair in Longtanhu Park, in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 16, 2018. Various celebrations were held all over China, to embrace Chinese Lunar New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 10:49:27

Molten iron fireworks show performed to greet Chinese New Year

Sparks pour down as performers spray burning iron chips to shower sparks-like fireworks in Cixian County, north China's Hebei Province, Feb. 17, 2018. The performance was held to celebrate the Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, which fell on Feb. 16 this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 10:18:11

Vienna museum's 'Stairway to Klimt' takes visitors to new heights

Visitors to Vienna's art history museum on Monday enjoyed a closer look at 13 of Gustav Klimt's unsung masterpieces thanks to a walkway erected over a monumental central stairway.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 17:48:40

Archeologists unearth magnificent palace at emperor's mausoleum, supplying clues to Tang Dynasty living

A palace and 27 sculptures at the mausoleum of Tang Emperor Daizong (726-779 AD) are among the latest, most important archeological discoveries unearthed last year at the Yuan Ling tombs in Shaanxi Province's Tan Shan mountain range, the provincial archeology institute said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 17:38:39

Archeologists ascertain 4,000-year-old characters on Mongolian pottery

Archeologists have found characters older than oracle-bone scripts in the city of Chifeng in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/12 17:33:39

Capital Museum exhibition delves into role, meaning of dogs in Chinese culture

In Chinese culture the dog is known not only for its fidelity but also as a guardian of peace in the underworld, exhibits suggest at the Best Wishes from the Auspicious Dog exhibition in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 17:13:39

Beverly Hills celebrates Year of the Dog with 'Charming Beijing Tianjin Hebei' variety show

Charming Beijing Tianjin Hebei came to the affluent Californian city of Beverly Hills in the United States for the first time on Saturday, highlighting traditional Chinese culture from the northern areas of China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/12 16:58:39

CPC senior official inspects Spring Festival gala rehearsal

Senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Sunday inspected the rehearsal for the annual Spring Festival TV gala, calling for a cultural feast.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/12 2:11:28

Siriano champions 10 years of difference on NY runway

Christian Siriano, a plus-size diversity advocate and red carpet designer who has dressed leading Hollywood ladies and Michelle Obama, celebrated 10 years in the business Saturday with a masterclass in the art of dressing women of all shapes and colors.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/11 17:13:39

Terracotta warriors cross ocean, march on Liverpool to launch 'golden era'

China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition opens at the World Museum in Liverpool on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 18:48:40

Korea in New York

The Winter Olympics are being watched for many things: sporting excellence, of course, but also for headway on the US-North Korea nuclear stand-off and even tentative rapprochements between Seoul and Pyongyang.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/8 17:38:39

Exhibition opens about early stirrings of Marxism in China

When the salvoes of the October Revolution brought us Marxism-Leninism a hundred years ago, China was still a semi-feudal nation under the influence of foreign forces. As Chinese people rose against invasion and worked out solutions to save the nation, Marxism began to enter China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/7 18:23:40

Chinese artists visit Saihanba for upcoming exhibition

To capture the winter scenery, more than 30 Chinese artists visited the Saihanba forest in Weichang Man and Mongolian Autonomous County of Chengde, a city in North China's Hebei Province, according to a press release sent to the Global Times on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/7 18:08:39

Marquis of Haihun tomb site bids for World Cultural Heritage

The tomb site for one of China's most controversial emperors, Liu He, better known to history as the Marquis of Haihun, will one day be submitted as a candidate for World Cultural Heritage status, archeological team leader Yang Jun said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/7 18:03:40

UK artist showcases performance work at Red Brick Art Museum

Performance artist Nigel Rolfe poured a bowl of floury powder over himself from head to toe at the Great Wall on January 28.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/6 17:38:39

Chinese-Mongolian archeological team study mysterious Xiongnu city

Three lost adjoining ancient cities are helping to clear up mysteries surrounding the Xiongnu, the bellicose Mongolian nomads of 2,000 years ago who disappeared from history about 453 AD.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/5 18:13:39

Greek young innovator gives second life to dead leaves of sea grass

Hundreds of tons of dead leaves of sea grass are washed up on Greek shores each year. Most of them end up in landfills as waste.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/4 9:17:41