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Exploring the culture and history of three major cities in Kazakhstan


When I first learned that I was going to have to go to Kazakhstan for business, I had no idea what to expect.

Arab poet Antara rises as comic book superhero

In a red cape, dark hair blowing in the wind, he crosses the dunes under a blazing sun: Antara, the famed 6th century Arab poet born a slave, is now a superhero.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/10 16:53:39

Chinese Kung Fu show enchants audience at Istanbul university

A charm of Chinese Kung Fu tour started on Tuesday evening at Bogazici University in Istanbul, enchanting the audience with a mixture of Chinese martial arts and dances.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 14:51:39

Protesters disrupt controversial horse race promotion at iconic Sydney Opera House

Thousands gathered at Australia's Sydney Opera House on Tuesday night, when protesters shined torches and lasers onto the structure's iconic sails-like facade to disrupt a six-minute light show promoting the country's richest horse race, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 14:42:11

China-Afghanistan post stamp exhibition held in Kabul to mark World Post Day

An Afghan-Chinese post stamp exhibition was held with a wide range of rare and traditional stamps from the two neighboring counties.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 14:27:34

Israel displays earliest stone inscription with Hebrew name of Jerusalem

A unique stone inscription dating back to first century, with the earliest known full Hebrew spelling of the word "Jerusalem", was presented on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 14:13:01

New York museum to hold Chinatown-themed documentary photo exhibition

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) will launch a documentary photo exhibition on Oct. 18, featuring daily life in New York City's Chinatown and how the Chinatown has evolved since 1980s.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 10:19:45

'Ocean, my Hometown' concert celebrates music of Wang Liping

The Ocean, my Hometown concert, featuring songs composed by renowned Chinese composer Wang Liping, was staged in a suburban theater in Chicago on Sunday night, arousing homesickness among the many Chinese-Americans present.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 19:43:39

Taylor Swift sets off storm by getting political

Taylor Swift's decision to break her silence on politics triggered a storm on Monday, with fans and commentators divided over whether one of pop music's biggest stars should have spoken out.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/9 19:38:40

Models take to the runway to show off latest Tibetan fashion trends

It's common for fashion shows to head to major cities around the world such as Milan, Paris or London, but it's not often we see events like this come to the remote regions of Northwest China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/9 19:33:42

Chinese Culture Day embraces Egyptian civilization

The Confucius Institute of Cario University's Chinese Culture Day was held for the first time at the Egyptian National Museum in the Cario's Tahrir Square on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 19:33:40

Iconic Chinese garden in Sydney listed as protected historic site

The Chinese Garden of Friendship in Sydney, capital of Australia's New South Wales, is being listed as a heritage site, amid celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of the iconic venue, according to authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 19:28:39

Australian anti-war exhibition debuts in SE China

A sculpture exhibition with an anti-war theme by Diana Williams, an Australian artist based in China, has attracted over 200,000 visitors since its debut on May 18.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 19:18:39

SACH covers new guidelines for cultural heritage protection

China's State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) held a press conference on Tuesday in Beijing to provide further information on the new cultural heritage guidelines released on Monday by the general offices of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/9 19:13:40