Po Wu: Fifth day of Chinese New Year

The fifth day of the traditional Chinese lunar year can be summed up in one word: poverty.

Have a bowl of Laba porridge in Laba Festival

Monks prepare to make Laba porridge at the Daleiyin Temple in Lushan County of Pingdingshan City, central China's Henan Province, Jan. 23, 2018. The Chinese people have the tradition to eat a special porridge to greet the Laba Festival on the eighth day of the 12th lunar month, which fell on Jan. 24 this year. The Laba porridge is usually made with at least eight ingredients, representing people's prayers for harvest.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 8:46:29

Bean curd, traditional snack of China' Laba Festival

Photo taken on Jan. 23, 2018 shows handmade bean curd in Yecun Village of Xidi Township in Huangshan City, east China's Anhui Province. The bean curd, made from beans, hot peppers and spices, is a traditional snack to greet the Laba Festival, a traditional Chinese festival on the eighth day of the 12th lunar month.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 8:24:52

China, India need Aamir Khan films and more

Indian actor Aamir Khan's latest film "Secret Superstar" has taken Chinese audiences by storm within four days of its release, becoming a hot topic against the relatively cooler China-India relationship.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 8:19:57

Dog-themed antiques displayed in southwest China

An exhibition of 200 dog-themed curios opened Wednesday at the Three Gorges Museum in southwest China's Chongqing to welcome the approaching Chinese Lunar Year of the Dog.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 8:17:17

The evolution of Laba congee

"Back in the old days, my mother would get up early to cook Laba congee before dawn, with a huge iron wok over a wood-burning stove that young people have never seen," said Liu Shufang, a Beijing resident.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 8:08:48

Photo exhibition at Nixon Library recalls bridges between China, US

Late US President Richard Nixon has entered the spotlight again, as a special photo exhibition mirroring his historic visit to China in 1972 and its impact was inaugurated on Tuesday at his hometown of Yorba Linda in California.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 0:26:57

Confucius Institutes to better serve Chinese diplomacy

China has developed plans to reform the Confucius Institute system to make the language and cultural teaching facility better serve Chinese diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/24 22:03:39

Japanese traveling frog game becomes hit among young Chinese

"Where has your frog been?" has recently become one of the most popular greetings among young urban residents in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/24 18:03:39

Indian filmmaker Aamir Khan attends Chinese-Indian Film Forum

One of the best-known Indian stars in China, Aamir Khan, appeared at a Beijing forum on Tuesday along with the cast and crew of his latest film Secret Superstar to talk about the future of film with Chinese filmmakers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/24 17:58:39

Rare Munch picture revealed

Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum unveiled a rare new purchase on Tuesday, painted by Vincent's contemporary Edvard Munch, the only portrait by the Norwegian artist on display in The Netherlands.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/24 17:23:39

Chinese National Arts & Crafts Group holds annual Creative Spirit Awards in Beijing

The China National Arts & Crafts Group Corporation (CNACGC)held a ceremony for its second CNACGC Creative Spirit Awards on Monday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/24 17:18:39

Lagerfeld's 'scruffy' beard raises eyebrows at Paris fashion show

Legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld almost upstaged his Chanel haute couture fashion show on Tuesday when he turned up sporting a wispy white beard.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/24 17:13:41

'The Shape of Water' scores big with 13 Academy Award nominations

Fantasy romance The Shape of Water topped the Oscars nominations list on Tuesday with 13 nods, one shy of the record, as the Academy also gave a rare nomination to a woman in the directing category.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/24 17:13:40