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Introducing China’s lesser-known contributions to UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage lists

On Wednesday, China’s 24 Solar Terms were officially included on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at the 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/4 18:53:39

Fund set up to protect endangered heritage sites

Representatives of around 40 countries and regions on Saturday approved plans to establish a fund to protect heritage sites in war zones and a network of safe havens for endangered artworks.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/4 17:38:39

China says backs int'l efforts to protect endangered cultural heritage

A senior Chinese official attended the International Conference on the Protection of Endangered Cultural Heritage, which ended on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Chinese Embassy in the UAE said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/4 7:16:01

St. Petersburg cultural forum highlights China-Russia culture cooperation

The fifth St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum held from Thursday to Saturday has highlighted a series of fruits yielded in the China-Russia cooperation in culture.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/4 7:15:25

Senior Chinese official calls for further development of literature, arts

Senior Chinese official Liu Yunshan on Saturday called on writers and artists to further develop Chinese literature and arts.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/3 21:14:15

London book-sharing campaign head weighs in on Chinese version

A large-scale Chinese book-sharing event that has drawn both criticism and praise from literature lovers has expanded to other major Chinese cities, including Tianjin, Qingdao in East China's Shandong Province and Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/29 19:23:39

6,000-year-old pentagon house discovered in north China

Archaeologists have found ruins of a pentagonal structure believed to have been a tribal meeting hall or a leader's office from 6,000 years ago, authorities in north China's Shanxi Province said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/28 15:49:32

Thanksgiving celebrated in Chicago, the US

Photo taken on Nov. 24, 2016 shows performers from Chicago Hua Xing Arts Troupe marching during McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago, the United States. The annual McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade kicked off here on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/25 9:49:36

Dulongjiang Township: Home to people of Dulong ethnic group

Dulongjiang Township is home to people of Dulong ethnic group. Due to abominable natural conditions, the local economy was undeveloped in the past. After years of development, roads have been paved and modern dwelling houses built to replace thatch-covered houses.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/25 7:59:25

People visit Christmas market after official opening in Frankfurt

People visit the Christmas market after its official opening in Frankfurt, , Nov. 23, 2016.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/24 10:01:26

Egypt unearthed ancient cemetery and town

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced on Wednesday the discovery of a Pharaonic necropolis and a town near an ancient tomb in Upper Egypt's province of Sohag, official MENA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/24 8:47:52

Officials present preparations of Beijing int'l horticultural exhibition

Chinese delegates on Wednesday presented preparations of the 2019 International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing to the 160th general assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions in Paris.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/24 8:47:17

Top political advisor stresses preservation of Tibetan culture

Top Chinese political advisor Yu Zhengsheng underscored the importance of preserving and developing Tibetan culture on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/24 8:35:37

Ancient Indonesian martial arts seeks global spotlight

Some fight with machetes a meter long, others are armed with daggers curved like the claws of big cats, while other combatants rely only on their wits. This is the world of "pencak silat," or Indonesian martial arts, which is now battling for greater global recognition.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/22 19:03:40

Traditional Chinese lantern show held in Houston

Photo taken on Nov. 20, 2016 shows a set of lanterns featuring the Temple of Heaven of Beijing in Houston, the United States. A traditional Chinese lantern show from Zigong city of southwest China's Sichuan Province kicked off in Houston on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/22 9:53:19

Making Xuan paper in traditional procedure

Workers stretch the super Xuan paper at a workshop in Jingxian County, Xuancheng City of east China's Anhui Province, Nov. 21, 2016. The super Xuan paper, which measures 11 meters in length and 3.3 meters in width, is made for traditional large-scale painting and calligraphy creation. Xuan paper, a type of handmade paper, was originally produced during ancient China's Tang Dynasty (618-907) in Jingxian County and its neighboring cities. Xuan paper is white, soft and smooth and hard to be creased and corroded. The procedure of making Xuan paper was listed as a world intangible cultural heritage by the UNESCO in 2009.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/22 9:51:42

Traditional Chinese operas staged in Lima

Artists perform during a performance showcasing traditional Chinese operas at a theater in Lima, Peru, Nov. 20, 2016.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/22 9:40:17

Parts of Britain becoming cultural deserts: museums body

With more than 50 museums in Britain forced to close through spending cuts, parts of the country face becoming cultural deserts, the Museums Association (MA) said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/22 9:20:02