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Century-old textile mill to be revived as culture zone

The municipal government of Jinzhong in Shanxi Province is cooperating with enterprises to revive its century-old Jinhua Textile Mill by turning it into a culture zone.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/3 18:03:39

Taoism temple excavation reveals connections to the Forbidden City: experts

Archaeologists working at the Grand Shangqing Temple excavation site near Longhu Mountain, East China's Jiangxi Province announced on Sunday that the remains of the major palaces unearthed at the site may have close connections to Beijing's Forbidden City, the former imperial residence.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 18:03:39

Civilization magazine publishes Olympic message from IOC

Civilization magazine has invited Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and Jacques Rogge, the honorary president of IOC, to write prefaces for the first issue of Civilization in 2018.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 17:48:40

East China's Shandong sets up 150 learning centers for Confucianism

East China's Shandong Province has to date established 150 centers in both rural and urban areas to promote fine traditional culture since 2014, said the provincial culture department.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/2 17:03:39

Palace Museum in Beijing relieves visitor traffic by opening new ancient Forbidden City gate to the public

The Palace Museum has opened the Forbidden City's Qixiang Gate, (Gate of Auspicious Beginning) to the public.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/1 17:03:39

Chinese artist makes 2018 pieces of doggie dough figurines ahead of New Year

Dough figurines of doggie made by artist Sun Yandou are displayed in Jining, east China's Shandong Province, Dec. 29, 2017. Sun spent 4 months in making 2018 pieces of dough figurines to greet the upcoming New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/30 12:43:11

30,000 Buddha statues meet the public

Wanfo Cave, or Ten-Thousand Buddha Cave, opens to the public in Jinan City, the capital of East China's Shandong Province, Dec. 29, 2017. The cave houses nearly 30,000 Buddha statues, reproductions of classic works from China's top-four Buddhist grottoes: Mogao, Yungang, Longmen and Maiji Mountain.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/29 18:09:18

People of Dong ethnic group celebrate Dongnian festival in S China

People of Dong ethnic group make glutinous rice cakes during a celebration of traditional Dongnian festival in Guangnan Dong Village of Longsheng County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Dec. 28, 2017. Dongnian Festival was held on Thursday during which Dong people gather together to sing and display their costumes. The festival was enlisted as one of the national intangible cultural heritages in 2011.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/29 18:02:25

Exhibition on Tibetan yaks held in Guangzhou

A girl of Tibetan ethnic group, who studies in Guangzhou, poses for photos with a picture displayed during the exhibition on Tibetan yaks in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Dec. 28, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/29 8:48:34

Dutch experts doubt authenticity of rare 'Hitler' watercolor painting

Two researchers in the Netherlands have raised doubts about a rare watercolor painting signed by Adolf Hitler, saying that it appears more likely to be the work of a forger, a Dutch newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/28 18:58:39

New discovery reveals China's Maritime Silk Road connections

As one of the most powerful nations in the East throughout its history, China long dominated the maritime Silk Road with its extraordinary manufacturing capabilities, especially when it came to porcelain.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 18:53:39

Brightening Amman's drab street

Dreadlocked university student Suhaib Attar clutches a can of spray paint as he sets to work on the latest gloomy corner of Jordan's capital that he has turned into his canvas.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/28 17:48:39

Turning e-waste into art at Ghana's toxic dump

Joseph Awuah-Darko sits on a stool at one of the world's largest electronic waste dumps, watching polystyrene and insulation cables burn on the blackened ground.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/28 16:03:39

Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" enshrined for 5 centuries thanks to tireless conservation efforts

In the heart of Milan, Italy's modern and running-fast economic capital, there is a gem local people sometimes call the "time machine."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/28 7:12:16

Shui ethnic minority drama Ancient Songs at Wood Buildings' to be staged for two nights at Minzu Theater in Beijing

A dance drama about the Shui writing system - one of the most important culture heritages of China's Shui ethnic minority, a group who mostly live in Guizhou Province - will be staged at Beijing's Minzu Theater on Thursday and Friday night.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 19:38:40

Replicas of Tang Dynasty cultural relics seen on Xi'an street

Photo taken on Dec. 26, 2017 shows sculptures based on a kind of polo game in Tang Dynasty (618-907) in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province. A street characterized by 96 pieces of sculptures, half of which are replicas of precious cultural relics preserved in the provincial history museum, was opened here Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/27 8:10:05

Hand-made textile brings job opportunities for farmers in north China's Hebei

An employee works at a cloth workshop in Zanhuang County in Shijiazhuang, north China's Hebei Province, Dec. 26, 2017. In recent years, the government of Zanhuang has encouraged local residents to develop the provincial intangible cultural heritage, the traditional hand-made textile, and the move has offered job opportunities for more than 2,500 farmers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/27 7:59:21

Chinese oracle bone inscriptions added to UNESCO world memory register

Chinese oracle bone inscriptions have been included on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register, Chinese authorities announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/27 7:43:52