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A bite of B&R: Chongqing Xiaomian

The unique flavor of Chongqing Xiaomian, a spicy noodle dish, attracts not only locals, but also visitors from across the nation. Traditionally the distinctive noodles, whether dry or soupy, were served alone with chili sauce, though today beef, intestines and pea paste are frequently added to compliment the dish.
Source: Globaltimes.cn-Xinhua | 2017/5/3 10:42:58

A bite of B&R: Pakistani cuisine

Beef, chicken and mutton are the staple foods of Pakistani cuisine. Yet vegetarians need not worry, as salads made with eggplant, cabbage, potatoes and beans are also popular with locals.
Source: Globaltimes.cn-Xinhua | 2017/5/3 10:27:47

Seminyak sunset a Belt and Road gem

The beautiful sunset over Double Six Beach at Bali’s Seminyak is an unmissable sight, where local residents and tourists alike play, relax, drink and sing in the evening breeze. Sunset starts at around 6 pm in May, while arriving earlier to enjoy the stunning scenery in the fading sunlight is a popular choice. Photos: Pang Qi/GT
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/5/2 17:59:29

A bite of B&R: Lanzhou beef noodles

Locals in Lanzhou, capital of Northwest China’s Gansu Province, usually start their day with a hot bowl of beef noodles.
Source: Globaltimes.cn-Xinhua | 2017/5/2 15:19:16

A bite of B&R: Uzbek plov

Plov, also known as pilaf, a traditional fried rice dish containing carrot, lamb and eggs, is a popular national dish in Uzbekistan.
Source: Globaltimes.cn-Xinhua | 2017/4/27 17:59:13

Afghan Ambassador Janan Mosazai talks about cultural protection

“As long as the culture lives, the nation lives,” said Shan Jixiang, head of China’s Palace Museum, at the opening ceremony to the exhibition Afghanistan – Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 18:58:39

Bisket Jatra festival celebrated in Bhaktapur, Nepal

A devotees offer prayers during a celebration of traditional Bisket Jatra Festival, or Nepali new year, in Bhaktapur, Nepal, April 14, 2017. Bisket Jatra festival is celebrated to welcome the spring and the Nepalese New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/15 10:51:05

Vietnamese city turns into graffiti canvas

Shrouded by fumes and surrounded by spray cans, Vietnamese graffiti artist Kong conjures his latest masterpiece, a monkey clutching an aerosol, a color-splashed act of rebellion in a country where the youth are expected to follow strict social mores.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/12 18:03:39

Pakistani artisans decorate truck

A Pakistani artisan decorates the front of a truck, in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar, on April 10, 2017. Many trucks, buses and vans in Pakistan are highly customized and decorated by their owners.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/11 14:40:09

New book introduces Uyghur culture

Before writing Notes of Residency in Southern Xinjiang (南疆住村笔记), Zhao Jiangtao had never imagined he would live in a rural village among Uyghur residents.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/6 18:08:41

Muslim Indonesia joins global craft beer revolution

Defying an escalating anti-alcohol movement and conservative officials in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia's only craft brewer is tapping into demand for better quality booze among the country's small number of drinkers.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/1 0:43:39

Afghan displaced children

An Afghan displaced child looks outside from her mud house in Herat province, western Afghanistan, March 30, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/30 20:53:04

Highlight of Bangkok International Fashion Week 2017

Models present creations by Chinese designer Guo Pei during the Bangkok International Fashion Week 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand, March 23, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/24 10:05:19