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Artists paint summer scenes at Saihanba Forest in Hebei Province

In late July, a group of around 40 Chinese artists traveled to Saihanba Forest in North China's Hebei Province to capture the summer beauty of the forest and raise awareness about the Saihanba Afforestation Project. An exhibition featuring their paintings will be held at the National Museum of China on December 16.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 18:18:40

Local 'preservation' of historic artifacts sparks outrage on Chinese social media

A post on Chinese social media platform Sina Weibo showing the results of efforts to "restore" a group of Buddha statues has sparked heated discussion online. On Saturday, Chinese netizen XuxinNixUx posted a series of photos of Buddhist statues that compared their original state and their restored state on Sina Weibo with the caption "the restoration of Anyue Grottoes statues… shocked that we have this kind of 'protection' for historic relics nowadays…" Looking at the photos, netizens were shocked when they saw that the once elegant stone statues had been painted with bright garish colors.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 17:43:40

China-themed fireworks festival in Brussels adds glitter to tourism

The dark night sky in Brussels was lit up with dazzling colors from fireworks shot up from its landmark Mini-Europe park on Saturday, as a China-themed fireworks festival added glitter to the 2018 China-European Union (EU) Tourism Year campaign.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/6 17:43:39

Karl Marx exhibition in Beijing receives 2 mln visitors

A three-month exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth, which closed Sunday, has received more than 2 million visitors, according to the organizers.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/6 8:36:04

Piccaso and Dali engravings exhibited in Lanzhou city

Masterpieces by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali are being exhibited in a museum in Lanzhou City in northwest Gansu Province Saturday, to mark the 45th anniversary of Picasso's death.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/4 14:42:36

Tibet's largest joint archaeological excavation to explore region's ancient civilizations

Chinese archaeologists from across the country have recently embarked on a joint archaeological project in the Tibet Autonomous Region's Ngari Prefecture - the largest operation of its kind that the region has ever seen.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 17:08:39

World's first intertidal art gallery opens in Maldives

An intertidal art gallery filled with around 30 sculptures that will act as a habitat for coral and other marine species was opened recently in the Maldives, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 14:01:46

Beijing Documentary Week comes to the capital in early August

The 2nd Beijing Documentary Week will kick off on Friday, bringing 54 selected documentaries and a series of exhibitions, seminars and cultural events to the capital, organizers announced at a press conference on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 18:03:39

'Comfort women' film 'Great Cold' to rescreen in the Chinese mainland after poor January debut

The release of the Chinese film Great Cold in August is looking to ensure that the horrifying tragedies experienced by a group of Asian women more than 70 years ago are not forgotten as the group's numbers continue to dwindle with each individual's passing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 17:53:40

China to strengthen protection of cultural relics of revolutionary times

China has issued a guideline to strengthen protection and utilization of cultural relics of revolutionary times.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/30 9:13:38

Chinese junior pianist wins grand award of Melbourne International Youth Music Competition

Chinese young pianist Lv Jiaying has stood out from more than 130 contestants and won the grand award of the fourth Melbourne International Youth Music Competition.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/29 21:29:03

Imperial College London president hails China link, urges collaboration

President of Imperial College London Alice Gast has spoken highly of the college's link to China, and urged more cooperation and collaboration between the Chinese and British institutions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/26 16:43:40

End of the game

With the increased involvement of the Internet and electronic devices in our daily life, people are more easily distracted than ever. How to overcome this issue has been a headache for many people. To raise awareness about this problem, a group of artists are tackling this issue with a new exhibition, Final Del Juego, at Beijing's Hongkun Museum of Fine Art.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/25 18:38:39

Chinese super-realistic painter wins top accolade in Britain

A Chinese contemporary artist, famous for his paintings and drawings that look like photographs, was handed a top honor Tuesday from Birmingham City University.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/25 8:23:43

Million dollar find

When a US art dealer dropped $15,000 on what he thought was "junk" in a New Jersey storage locker, he never imagined it could be the deal of a lifetime.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/24 18:03:40

New school established to conserve Chinese intangible cultural heritage and design

A new school dedicated to Chinese intangible cultural heritage and design was established in Beijing on Friday in order to carry out education in the country's cultural heritage, Beijing Capital Land, one of the school's supporters, announced that same day.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/24 18:03:39

Annual Symposium on China Studies held in Beijing

A symposium attended by 11 Chinese scholars and 28 overseas sinologists and scholars from 24 countries and regions kicked off in Beijing on Monday. The theme of the two-day 2018 Symposium on China Studies, an annual gathering platform for overseas sinologists and scholars, is "40th Anniversary of the Reform and Opening-up: China and the World."
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/23 18:28:40

Young artist 'ambassadors' from China, US gather in Houston for cultural exchange event

A group of Chinese and US young artists shared their achievements on Saturday night in Houston at an event showcasing the cultural exchange efforts between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 16:58:39