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Chinese vase found in attic sells for 16.2 million euros

An 18th-century Chinese vase forgotten for decades in a shoe box in a French attic sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million) at Sotheby's in Paris on Tuesday – more than 30 times the estimate.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/13 16:28:39

Mega Chinese Cultural Exhibition enters Sri Lanka

A mega Chinese cultural exhibition titled "Silk Road Memory - NICE Choice Exhibition of Chinese Creative Cultural Products" kicked off in Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Tuesday, displaying China's popular culture such as Kung Fu.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/13 13:37:19

Indian PM posts physical fitness video on social media

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday posted on Twitter his physical fitness video showing his daily morning routine - doing some yoga poses, brisk walking and stretching exercises.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/13 12:31:49

China's love of wedding photography depicted in new documentary at Sydney Film Festival

A new documentary showcasing Chinas profound love of wedding photography will premiere at the Sydney Film Festival on Wednesday evening, with audiences buzzing about the behind-the-scenes look into the multi-billion dollar industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/13 11:41:53

Chinese artists talk about art and technology at 'The Future Of' forum in Beijing

A group of Chinese artists and scholars including Hu Jieming, Lu Yang, and Xu Wenkai (also known as aaajiao) held a talk about art and technology at the "The Future Of" forum hosted by WF Central on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 18:08:39

Young painter restores ancient wood carvings

Li Ziying dips a cotton swab in a glass of water and carefully swipes it across the surface of a wood carving. Then she takes off the cotton at the tip, dehydrates it and puts it in a plastic bag.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/11 18:03:40

18th century Chinese moon flask sells for 4.1 million euros

A rare porcelain moon flask that belonged to the 18th century Chinese emperor Qianlong has been sold for 4.1 million euros ($4.8 million) after a bidding war at an auction in France.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/11 17:28:40

International Wushu tournament held to commemorate end of Rwandan genocide

An international Wushu (Chinese Kung-Fu) tournament aimed at commemorating the end of the Rwandan genocide in 1994 closed here on Sunday. Five athletes from five African countries walked away from the tournament with titles.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/11 11:22:01

The Palace Museum celebrates China's Cultural Heritage Day with behind-the-scenes look at art restoration

As China observed its annual Cultural Heritage Day on Saturday, museums and galleries across the nation celebrated by holding numerous interesting events to bring in hordes of visitors. As one of the most prominent museums in China, the Palace Museum in Beijing also held a series of activities, the most interesting of which was the opening of its Relic Hospital.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 15:58:39

French artist brings paradise to LANNG Art Center in Beijing

French artist Jean-Charles Penot has turned an exhibition space into a technological paradise of light and video to dazzle the five senses of visitors.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 15:53:39

Chinese artist to work with Kazakhstan to adapt artwork into a public space

Chinese artist Shu Yong will work with Kazakhstan's G-Global platform to adapt his renowned work Golden Bridge on the Silk Road into a themed public space, the artist told media on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 15:38:39

Chinese artist Zhao Bandi explores the thought process behind his art at event in Beijing

Chinese artist Zhao Bandi attended the first Artist Thoughts Party hosted by Bazaar Art magazine on Friday night in Beijing. A cultural event aimed at promoting artists and their work, each party focuses on presenting the participating artist's personal thoughts toward their art.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 15:33:40

Digitalization preserves intangible culture in Yunnan

Southwest China's Yunnan Province has been racing against time to digitalize intangible cultural heritage that is on the verge of extinction.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/10 15:33:39

1,000-year-old straw patchwork art sees revival

As farmers in Sanfutan town in central China's Hubei Province were busy harvesting wheat, Deng Youpu and his son Deng Xiaojun eyed something else: wheat straw.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/10 6:20:18

Disney's Marvel Studios presents hero show in Singapore

The hero characters from the Marvel Studios under the Disney brand were on display from Saturday at the ArtScience Museum of Singapore.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/10 0:26:57

11 Chinese universities enter global top 100 in latest QS rankings

A total of 11 Chinese academic institutions have been included in the global top 100 of the fifteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings, which was recently released by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a higher education analyst firm.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/9 9:03:29

Forbidden City's 'relic hospital' opens for trial run

Forbidden City's "Hospital for Cultural Relics" is expected to open to the public for a trial run on Saturday after a related documentary went viral in China that sparked an online frenzy for relic repair work.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 23:13:41

Earliest animal footprints found in China

Chinese and American paleontologists reported on Wednesday in the journal Science Advances the discovery of earliest animal fossil footprint ever found.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/7 9:55:15