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Hitler's phone sells for more than $240,000

Adolf Hitler's personal telephone, which the Fuehrer used to dictate many of his deadly World War II commands, sold at auction on Sunday for $243,000, the US house selling it announced.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/20 18:23:40

Artisans return to Britain’s pottery capital

At the 18th-century Spode pottery works in Stoke-on-Trent, start-up artisans like 22-year-old Emma Price are moving into abandoned buildings and breathing new life into a once-mighty industry.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/20 17:53:39

China Heute project to celebrate 45 years of Sino-German relations

A series of live performances such as ballet, classic concerts and operas as well as documentary screenings and literature salons from Chinese artists and writers will take place in Germany throughout 2017 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-German diplomatic relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 16:53:39

Creative makeover of basement by Chinese artist in Beijing

The Digua Community, Chinese for "Sweet Potato Community," is a renovation product of basement dwellings made by Chinese artist Zhou Zishu. The former shabby and sunless underground place had undergone a year's makeover since 2015. When reopened, it dazzled people with its creative and modern interior. The community, installed with central ventilation system, has several functional blocks, including reading block, library block, shared living room, private film theatre, tea bar, gym block and classrooms. All these functions were decided by ballot of adjacent residents. Since the founding of the Digua Community, changes have emerged among neighbors, who interact more through donating tea and books to the newly-renovated center.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 23:29:20

Newly-launched WWII exhibition in Singapore renamed: minister

Singapore's Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim announced on Friday to change the name of newly-launched World War II exhibition "Syonan Gallery: War and Its Legacies" to "Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 8:07:07

Dutch exhibition provides new insight into Genghis Khan

More than 200 items linked with Genghis Khan and his descendants went on exhibition at the Dutch National Military Museum Friday to display the history of the Mongol Empire that ruled most of Eurasia throughout the 13th and 14th centuries and the multiple facets of its mysterious founder.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 8:06:15

Artists from China's Inner Mongolia give performance in Houston

Artists from China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region perform during a celebration on the occasion of the Chinese New Year in Houston, Texas, the United States, on Feb. 15, 2017. (Xinhua/Zhong Jia)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 14:15:01

'Beasts' resurface below Nanjing's Seven Bridge Urn

Four sculptures are newly visible beneath the ancient site of Seven Bridge Urn in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China.com.cn reported.
Source: People.cn | 2017/2/17 11:32:52

85-year-old man spends over 20 years making 200 ancient cart models

Cai Daren, an 85-year-old man living in Wuhan, Hubei province, has made over 200 models of ancient carts since 1993. Cai makes the models using traditional methods, which he mines from recorded historical data. His models cover three categories of carts: human-hauled carts, animal-hauled carts and carts for military use. Cai expressed his hope of building a museum for ancient cart models in the future.
Source: People.cn | 2017/2/17 11:30:37

China hopes to bring more relics back home

China will set up a website to release information on missing artifacts to help return them from overseas, Xinhua learned Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 7:54:06

Renowned Greek painter Dimitris Mytaras dies aged 83

Renowned Greek painter Dimitris Mytaras, one of the most important painters in contemporary Greece, died on Thursday aged 83, Greek national news agency AMNA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 7:29:20

Wrought iron art creations displayed on wall of construction site in Shanghai

A pedestrian passes by wrought iron artworks at Hengshan Road in Shanghai, east China, Feb. 14, 2017. A total of 28 wrought iron art creations were displayed on the wall of a construction site in Shanghai recently, turning the pavement into an open gallery for the public.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 10:08:49

94-year-old 'Kung Fu Grandma'

A 94-year-old woman named Zhang Hexin is sometimes known as "Kung Fu Grandma" in recognition of her expertise in martial arts. She began to learn kung fu at the age of 4, and has continued to practice throughout the 90 years since. Zhang lives outside of Ningbo, Zhejiang province. She bravely fought against local tyrants and rogues when she was young; now, at 94, she still enjoys remarkably good health.
Source: People.cn | 2017/2/14 11:13:11

‘Violence’ moves NY museum to shut down anti-Trump art show

A streaming video performance installation that aimed to provide a forum for anti-Trump expression was shut down after it became “a flashpoint for violence,” New York’s Museum of the Moving Image said Friday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/12 17:18:39

Japanese manga legend Jiro Taniguchi passes away at age 69

Jiro Taniguchi, a legend in Japan’s comic art of manga, died in Tokyo on Saturday at the age of 69, leaving behind an international following for his exquisite line drawing of scenes from everyday life.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/12 17:08:39

Chinese New Year Concert held in Pretoria, South Africa

Chinese musicians perform during a Chinese New Year Concert in Pretoria, South Africa, on Feb. 10, 2017. The Chinese New Year Concert was given by China Shanghai Beaufin Music Group here on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/11 10:35:15

The King of Lanterns

When it comes to this traditional festival, which takes place this Saturday, a tranquil city in Southwest China's Sichuan Province has a lot to offer.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/9 23:44:42

A diverse range of customs can be found across China during the Lantern Festival

Since ancient times, the annual Lantern Festival has been an important part of Chinese New Year celebrations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/9 19:33:39