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Int'l friends experience Spring Festival Fair

Up to 50 international people from 19 countries visit an indoor fair which storesgoods for the Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year.The fair is beingheld in downtown Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province on Jan. 18, 2017. Northeast China strongly preservesthe cultures and traditions ofthe Spring Festival.
Source: | 2017/1/19 11:37:58

"Happy Chinese New Year" 2017 held in Berlin

Dancers perform lion dance to welcome guests at the entrance of "Happy Chinese New Year" 2017, which is held by Chinese Culture Center Berlin, at the Red City Hall in Berlin, capital of Germany, on Jan. 16, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/18 9:21:30

South Korea kicks off ice fishing festival

A participant carves a hole for fishing during the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival in Hwacheon county, Gangwon-do, South Korea, Jan. 15, 2017. Every year when the Hwacheon Stream freezes in winter, locals and tourists alike flock to the ice, carve a hole, and begin fishing for sancheoneo (mountain trout). The festival from Jan. 14 to Feb. 5 this year has programs including trout ice fishing, lure fishing and even bare-handed fishing.
Source: | 2017/1/17 10:48:58

Folk art "dashuhua" performed to celebrate New Year in N China

Sparks pour down as a performer sprays burning hot iron water to simulate display of fireworks at Cixian County, north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 12, 2017. The performance was held as a traditional way to celebrate the New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/14 13:44:45

Book on Chinese zodiac serves as bridge for China-Argentina cultural exchanges

As Chinese communities worldwide are expecting the Spring Festival that falls on Jan. 28 this year, a new book is helping to bring the annual cultural celebration to life for Argentine readers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/13 11:24:25

Cultural relics displayed in newly built museum, N. China

A tourist views cultural relics at Yuzhou Museum in Yuxian County, north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 12, 2017. Over 6,000 cultural relics were displayed in the newly built museum.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/13 8:57:13

Cup of nostalgia at timeless Chinese teahouse in Chengdu

At 4:00 am the kettles crackle on a charcoal stove as regulars crowd inside an ancient Chinese temple turned teahouse, a relic in a country being overrun by Starbucks cafes.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/12 17:33:39

Red lanterns popular throughout the world

Workers from Kaiming Lantern Factory make lanterns at Luyang Industrial Park in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, Jan. 11, 2017. Taking orders from home and abroad, Kaiming produces more than 3,000 lanterns per day and becomes one of the world's major lantern manufacturers. Producing processes of traditional Chinese lanterns cannot be fully mechanized and require manual work.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/12 8:48:05

Workers make traditional incense stick in Tangerang, Indonesia

A worker paints a large traditional incense stick at a factory in Tangerang, Banten province, Indonesia, Jan. 10, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/11 8:54:22

Chinese Shaolin martial arts hit Cypriot theater

Chinese monks perform Chinese Shaolin martial arts at a theater in Nicosia, capital of Cyprus, on Jan. 10, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/11 8:53:11

Chinese Shaolin martial arts hit Cypriot theater

Cypriot officials and fans crammed into a theater here on Tuesday night to watch a unique performance of Chinese Shaolin martial arts.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/11 8:45:29

From 'Little Snow' to 'Big Smog'

China’s 24 Solar Terms were everywhere in the media after they were inscribed on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage on November 30, 2016. While the move was an important one for China, Yu Shicun, a scholar of traditional Chinese culture who released a book on the 24 Solar Terms titled Book of Time on Saturday, says UNESCO’s reasons for listing the terms shows a lack of understanding.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/11 0:28:39

Manila holds major Catholic ritual

Masses of barefooted devotees gathered in the Philippine capital on Monday in a bid to touch a centuries-old icon of Jesus Christ, a frenzied annual event that is one of the world's biggest displays of Catholic devotion.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/9 23:38:39

Shanghai Disney launches training program in Chinese universities

Shanghai Disney Resort announced Friday it will launch a talent training program in Chinese universities and colleges in 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/7 7:01:58

Year of the Rooster

Every year China Post releases an official stamp celebrating that year's Chinese Zodiac sign. On Thursday, the State-owned enterprise released the official postal stamps for the upcoming Year of the Rooster: one a colorful rooster and the other a hen caring for her two little chicks.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/6 0:28:39

Gold and silver gilt porcelain wares discovered in Liao Dynasty tomb

First discovered in 2015 in Duolun county, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, a tomb for a Liao Dynasty (916-1125) concubine has revealed a large amount of porcelains decorated with gold and silver over the past two years.
Source: Xinhua - Global Times | 2017/1/4 18:23:39

Hair salon? Library? Novel time for Ivorian women

As many African women spend much of their spare time in hair salons, Cote d'Ivoire's chief librarian, also a woman, came up with a brainwave scheme to help them read and learn to read.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/4 18:13:39

History-changing archaeological remains found in Beijing’s southeastern suburb of Tongzhou

The discovery in 2016 of a number of archaeological sites in Beijing's Tongzhou district have helped to redefine the region's history.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/3 18:43:39