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New book records the endangered culture and oral history of China’s Oroqen ethnic minority


Chinese-French anthropologist Yu Shuo held a delicate model of a boat made from the bark of a birch tree sewn together with leather thread. It was a classic example of ...

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn puts politics center stage at Glastonbury Festival

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rock star reception at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, telling a headliner-sized crowd that millions of young people who voted for him would not be silenced or sidelined.
Source: Reuters | 2017/6/25 16:53:40

Predictable me?

Reformed super-villain Gru adds to his burgeoning family on June 30 with the release of Despicable Me 3, which will likely push the gargantuan franchise past $3 billion at the box office.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/25 16:48:40

In Argentina, musicians bring music to soothe the sick

Picture a hospital: the bustle of harried doctors and nurses, time dragging for lonely patients, and the pervasive sadness of a place for the sick and dying.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/25 16:48:39

Chinese crosstalk artists perform in Japan to mark anniversary of bilateral relations

A group of Chinese Xiangsheng or crosstalk artists gave a performance here on Saturday to mark the 45th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic ties between China and Japan, receiving warm acclaim from some 5,000 spectators.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/25 7:54:24

China bans 40 TV commercials for rule violations

China's TV and radio watchdog banned 40 television commercials Friday for violation of state rules.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/23 21:15:39

"Reba Queen" Zeji

Zeji teaches Reba Dance at Tibet University in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, May 4, 2017. Zeji, born in 1969, was first attracted to Reba Dance at the age of 13. Over the years, she constantly studied and explored the dance, and also performed the dance in more than 10 countries. Called by people "Reba Queen", Zeji now puts all her energy in teaching and training young artists to pass down the tradition of Reba dance.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/23 10:47:46

Sacrifice ceremony held at Temple of Fu Xi in northwest China

Actors perform during a sacrifice ceremony at the Temple of Fu Xi in Tianshui, northwest China's Gansu Province, June 22, 2017. Tianshui is believed to be the birth place of Fu Xi, one of legendary ancestors of the chinese nation. According to some experts, the biggest invention he made for his people was the eight divinatory symbols, which was the earliest written characters. It is recorded that Fu Xi was the first to teach people how to catch fish with nets, and how to cook food, grind grain and make clothes.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/23 10:46:07

New documentary about orphaned wolf cub dispels misunderstandings about wolves

Wolves have a complex image in China. On one hand, many Chinese find them scary, which is why there are numerous stories about wolves harming people and other animals in traditional Chinese culture. On the other hand, Chinese also respect these animals because they are seen as being "courageous" and "tough."
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 19:28:39

Global Times interview with one of the stars of 'Return to the Wolves'

Seven years since Li Weiyi set her son-like young wolf free, she still clearly recalls the days with him.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 19:13:10

Comedy host Noah 'stopped eight-10 times' by US police

Trevor Noah, one of the most prominent comedy hosts in the US, has spoken out against the wider problem of racial bias among police, saying he has been stopped by US officers "eight to 10 times."
Source: AFP | 2017/6/22 16:03:40

Time is money

An engraved gold Cartier watch given to Jacqueline Kennedy and a reciprocal thank-you painting from the former first lady sold for $379,500 at auction in New York on Wednesday, Christie's said.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/22 16:03:39

Yogis gather in New York's Times Square to mark Summer Solstice

Thousands of yoga fans took part in free yoga classes in the Times Square in central New York in the US on Wednesday to celebrate the Summer Solstice, the northern hemisphere's longest day of the year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/22 8:25:15

Ancient artifact exhibition sheds light on Peru's mysterious Nazca culture

Rare 2,000-year-old relics from Peru's pre-Incan Nazca archaeological site went on show in the capital Lima for the first time on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/22 8:24:12