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Myths about immortals attract tourists to coastal city of Yantai

In the minds of many Chinese, Yantai in Shangdong Province is a city strongly connected to the legendary Eight Immortals. In the legend, each of the immortals uses their unique powers to depart from Yantai to travel across the Bohai Sea to attend the Conference of the Magical Peach on the magical Mount Penglai. Yantai's connection to this myth is so strong that the county-level city in the northern part of Yantai is named Penglai. Today, however, Yantai offers far more to modern visitors than stories about legendary figures.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 18:35:39

Chinese artists explore Africa with new art exhibition in Chongqing

Art exhibition focusing on cultural customs in Africa, Walking Paintbrushes - Africa in the Eyes of Chinese Artists, is currently being held at the Chongqing Art Museum in Chongqing until September 11.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 16:43:39

China arts festival kicks off in San Francisco to build cultural bridge

The Fifth "Across the Pacific: China Arts Festival", featuring concerts, photo exhibitions, opera performances and a movie festival to celebrate the rich Chinese cultural heritage, officially opened here Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/9 8:48:37

Building hope

Maps of destroyed Yazidi shrines and flat-pack emergency shelters were among exhibits focusing on the destructive legacy of war at the London Design Biennale which opened on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/6 18:44:40

Monaco exhibition kicks off at Beijing's Palace Museum

The opening ceremony for the Prince and Princess of Monaco - An European Dynasty (13th – 21th century) exhibition was held at Beijing's Palace Museum on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 18:33:40

India looks to increase number of visitors from China

A total of 253,128 tourists from China visited India in 2017, only a .07 percent increase from 2016, according to official data from the India Ministry of Tourism.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 17:33:40

Giuseppe Castiglione: role model for modern diplomacy

Today, hardly anyone in the West knows of the name Giuseppe Castiglione. Even fewer know the name Lang Shining. Yet, if you were to ask a Chinese citizen with even an elementary knowledge of painting, the very opposite would be true, as both these names invoke the greatest affinity and respect.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 18:58:40

New animated short film about celebrated Chinese diplomat Wellington Koo becomes hit in China

When the middle-aged Gu Weijun, better known as Wellington Koo in the West, China's first representative to the then newly formed League of Nations, stepped onto a train bound for Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, 86 years ago following Japan's occupation of Northeast China, he most likely knew he was undertaking an extraordinary journey that could be written into history.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 18:43:44

Sotheby's HK to put 'supermarket' under the hammer for the first time ever at September auction

Installation work Xuzhen Supermarket by Chinese conceptual artist Xu Zhen will go under the hammer in Hong Kong on September 30 for an estimated price of $115,000-$190,000.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 18:33:44

Van Gogh was murdered claims new movie at Venice film festival

A new film about the artist Vincent van Gogh claims that he was murdered rather than having shot himself.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/4 19:38:40

French actress Binoche stages musical in Shanghai

Renowned French actress Juliette Binoche staged her new musical at the Shanghai Grand Theater on Monday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/4 19:23:40

Collective memory

The Chinese pavilion at The London Design Biennale 2018 was awarded the Honorable Mention award by the event's organizing committee as the event kicked off on Tuesday in London.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 19:23:40

Photography exhibition explores China's 40 years of reform and opening-up

A national photo exhibition focusing on the historical changes the nation has undergone over the past four decades of reform and opening-up, China: 40 Years Through the Lens, kicked off at the National Museum of China on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 19:38:39

'Golden Bridge' of friendship

The Golden Bridge on Silk Road, Chinese artist Shu Yong's signature installation work has been chosen to represent the friendship between China and the world for the ongoing 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit in Beijing. Made from 20,000 golden-colored bricks, each featuring the national flower of the countries along the ancient Silk Road, the large installation work located in front of the China National Convention Center in Beijing was originally created to celebrate the country's Belt and Road initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 19:18:40

A guide to the three major museums in Zibo, Shandong Province

For a city, museums are windows to the past. Boasting 96 public and private museums, the city of Zibo in East China's Shandong Province is able to provide a look into history that rivals any major city in the world. Roughly 2,000 years ago, the city used to be one of the largest urban centers in Asia. The capital city of the Qi Kingdom during the Spring and Autumn (770BC-476BC) and Warring States (475BC-221BC) periods, Zibo played an important role in Chinese history.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/2 18:43:39

FCCH annual arts festival comes to an end with performance from National Ballet of China

The 58-day Open Door to Art festival wrapped up at Beijing's Forbidden City Concert Hall (FCCH) on Friday night with a ballet performance by The National Ballet of China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/2 17:53:39

Franco-Chinese Month of the Environment to kick off this month

A total of 130 events will be staged as part of the cross-cultural multidisciplinary Franco-Chinese Month of the Environment festival from September 15 to October 14 in Paris and 22 cities in China, the event's organizers announced at a press conference held in Beijing on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/2 17:48:39

Original 'Sanmao' comic strips exhibited at Yantai Art Museum

The comic book character Sanmao is probably one of the most well-known characters in China. The comic strip Adventure of Sanmao starring the skinny boy with only three hairs on his head has been beloved by children in China for generations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/29 18:38:42