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Forgotten capital, Luoyang, aims to revive past glory

Before the middle of the 10th century, the city of Luoyang was already a bustling metropolis - for half of its then 3,000-year-old history it had been the capital of some 13 dynasties.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 16:43:39

Visitors flock to see 1,000 li of history at Forbidden City

As A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains (Qianli Jiangshan Tu) opened to viewing at 8:30 am, Palace Museum employees warned art lovers lining up outside to expect a three-hour wait.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 23:28:40

Beijing hosts 'Deutschland 8,' largest showcase of contemporary German art ever shown in China

It must be the largest showcase of contemporary German art in China. The ongoing Deutschland 8 - Deutshce Kunst in China Series exhibition is so large that seven museums in Beijing are needed to present the 320 works from 55 German artists.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 18:53:39

Model Ratajkowski blasts French magazine for slimming her curves

The US model and actress Emily Ratajkowski has called out a French magazine for reducing her lips and breasts in a photograph for an interview which deals with the discrimination she says she has faced for "being too sexy."
Source: AFP | 2017/9/19 17:58:40

Zhuang ethnic people make "Changqing" rice in S China's Guangxi

A farmer of Zhuang ethnic group husks rice in Fengshan County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 17, 2017. People of Zhuang ethnic group in northwestern part of Guangxi have a tradition to collect some rice before harvest season and then make sweet and soft "Changqing" rice after the processes of husking, cooking, drying, grinding and sifting. It also symbolizes good luck if local people can eat "Changqing" rice on the harvest day.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:45:22

Cheongsam presented at Panshan Mountain scenic area in Tianjin

Women present cheongsam, a traditional Chinese women's dress, also known as Qipao, at Panshan Mountain scenic area in Tianjin, north China, Sept. 17, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:38:09

Beijing Opera hits Athens stage to mark Greece-China Year of Cultural Exchanges

"We are proud hosting this treasure of Chinese culture," Nicholas Theocarakis, chairman of the Athens Concert Hall, told Xinhua after watching Female Generals of the Yang Family, a classic masterpiece of Beijing Opera.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 2:44:29

National Museum of China exhibits rare collection of relics from Qin and Han dynasties

After taking New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art by storm for the past few months, a rare collection of relics from China's first two unified empires, the Qin (221BC-206BC) and Han (206BC-AD220) dynasties, have returned home to go on display at the National Museum of China (NMC) starting from Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 17:48:39

‘Three Billboards’ wins big at Toronto film fest

Martin McDonagh's darkly hilarious drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won the Toronto film festival's audience prize for best picture on Sunday, giving it a leg up in the race for the Oscars.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/18 17:23:39

‘Sang Culture' barometer for mood of young Chinese

"'Failure is not scary.' Actually, what's scary is that you think that's true." "When you start thinking you are ugly and poor, do not fall into despair… this at least shows that your judgement is right on the nose."
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/17 18:58:39

World’s biggest beer festival Oktoberfest opens in Munich, Germany

The drinking has begun as wet weather and enhanced security did not dampen the spirits of beer enthusiasts at the 184th Oktoberfest which opened in Munich on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/17 17:08:39

Xiamen holds BRICS cultural festival

Xiamen, the host city of the ninth BRICS Summit earlier this month, is holding a week-long cultural festival to celebrate BRICS cultural diversity and cultural exchange.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 23:44:52

PLA Air Force film ‘Sky Hunter’ demonstrates China’s growing military confidence

With the recent rise in military films and dramas, as well as the incredible success of military action film Wolf Warrior 2, it seems that the Chinese military has been growing more open and confident about being in the public eye.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 18:28:39

Superman confronts white supremacists

No longer are planet-destroying extra-terrestrials or billionaire evil geniuses the villains: Superman, the DC Comics superhero, has a new mission protecting hard-working immigrants from white supremacist bullies.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/14 15:53:40

Six major exhibitions bring ancient Chinese masterpieces and Hungarian royal collection to Beijing’s Palace Museum

If you are interested in viewing some rare ancient artworks, you will certainly have plenty of opportunities to do so at the Palace Museum in Beijing this month. Among the more notable works making their debut at the Beijing museum later this month is a legendary 11.9-meter-long Song Dynasty (960-1279) landscape painting by an 18-year-old court artist that has only been displayed three times in the past six decades.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 19:03:39

Norwegian artist Henrik Placht weighs in on his experiences in N. Korea

In an interview with the Global Times, published on Tuesday, Traavik went into detail about some of the difficulties and negative situations he had encountered trying to carry out the project amid current international tensions. After reading the article, Norwegian artist Henrik Placht, one of the artists who took part in the project, wrote in to present his take on the experience.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 18:38:40

China’s Ministry of Culture announces new five-year work plan dedicated to the protection of ancient books

China's Ministry of Culture released a work plan outlining a projected aim at protecting ancient books as part of the country's 13th Five-year Plan (2016-20) on Wednesday. This is the very first five-year plan to focus on protection of ancient books in China, according to the ministry's press release.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 18:18:41

Blondie backs experimental eco-fashion in London show

Blondie star Debbie Harry took to the London catwalk Monday to support sustainable fabrics created by VIN + OMI, designers experimenting with everything from environmentally-friendly latex to leather-style mushrooms.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/12 18:33:39