Athletes once again invigorate Beijing's Big Air Shougang

Shougang Park in Beijing's Shijingshan district is set to host the FIS Snowboard and Freeski Big Air World Cup from November 30 to December 2, as the iconic big air venue embraces the athletes who are preparing for the three-day big air competition.

Renowned Chinese sci-fi novelist Liu Cixin advocates fostering futurology in basic education

"We must guide teenagers to think: What will the future world be like? Is it possible for it to be different? Can we adapt to or change the future? What can we do to make the future better? This is the most fundamental thinking of futurology. It can be said ...

  • China's National Radio and Television Administration introduces new regulations for cable TV services

    China's National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) has recently released industry standards for broadcast television and online audio-visual services, according to domestic media reports on Monday. The notice, titled "Technical Requirements for Cable Television Services," mandates that cable TV terminals should offer two "boot mode" options: one to boot into full-screen live broadcast and the other to boot into an interactive homepage showcasing live channels. The default system setting is specified to be booting into full-screen live broadcast.

    By GT staff reporter | 2023/11/29 2:10:23
  • Dreams come true as young choristers from Xizang shine in Beijing

    “A path in the sky winds through the clouds, here lies Beijing, and there, the snowy mountains...” A children's choir from the snowy highlands of Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region recently brought their beautiful singing to the capital, Beijing.

    By Shan Jie and Li Hao | 2023/11/29 1:02:09
  • Photography retrospective of life along Yellow River opens in Beijing

    The People of the Yellow River – Zhu Xianmin's 60-year Photography Retrospective has opened at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/29 0:55:33
  • Tea art demonstration, cultural exchanges showcase Hubei in New Zealand

    Central China's Hubei Province promoted its unique culture and tourism recently in New Zealand's South Island.

    By Xinhua | 2023/11/28 23:36:19
  • Smoked bacon custom stays amid pursuit of fresh air

    With glossy brownish red skin and a crispy feel with each bite, thick-sliced smoked and air-dried bacon is a traditional homemade dish in Southwest China's Sichuan and Chongqing, as well as Central China's Hunan Province. The aromatic meat is not only a mainstay at Chinese New Year family dinners in these regions, but also a handy present to connect with relatives when celebrating this important festival.

    By Wu Jie | 2023/11/28 23:15:26
  • Culture Beat: TV series tells story of medical aid in Africa

    A new TV series about China's efforts to provide medical aid in Africa has been well-received among audiences. Coproduced by studios including Perfect World, the series Welcome to Milele, which is being aired on various TV stations and Chinese streaming site Youku, stars a team of A-listed actors, ranging from Jin Dong and Zu Feng to Zhang Yuqi.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/28 22:58:15
  • Culture Beat: Story about family ties to hit big screens

    So Long For Love, the latest movie from Chinese director Wang Xiaolie, will hit big screens across the country on Friday. Starring Yan Ni, Tan Songyun and Wu Jing, the movie tells the heartwarming story of a mom, her daughter and a cute dog.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/28 22:55:44
  • Annual festival promotes national reading campaign

    The 2023 Beijing Reading Annual Festival kicked off at the Capital Library of China on Tuesday. As part of China's national reading campaign, the festival aims to promote key publications in history, culture and development of the country among the general public. Experts at the event emphasized that reading classics is one of the best methods to inherit culture and therefore plays a crucial role in preserving Chinese civilization.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/11/28 22:43:33
  • Museum of Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum issues statement on uncivilized visitor behavior

    The Museum of Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum, which houses the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, issued a statement on Monday, condemning a visitor who smoked and spat at the site.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/28 2:05:38
  • Greek PM's call shows global demand for the return of stolen relics

    A recent interview with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in which he urged the British Museum to return the Elgin Marbles, has ignited a fervent response on Chinese social media, echoing a deep-seated desire for the British Museum to repatriate China's lost treasures.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/11/27 23:30:47
  • Red-hot ice-snow trips heat up winter

    The 2023 Skiing Trip Trend Report, recently released by an online travel platform, shows that the popularity of skiing-related searches increased by 120 percent in the first week of November. The booking volume of skiing tickets and related products rose by more than 100 percent monthly. Hotel reservations in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, where the skiing events of the Beijing Winter Olympics were held, have skyrocketed nearly 10 times year-on-year. According to data from a leading e-commerce platform for services, from November 1 to 9, the revenue of group buying skiing tickets grew by 209 pecent compared to the same period in 2019.

    By Zhang Nan | 2023/11/27 23:26:47
  • Culture Beat: Contemporary Theatre Biennale in Shenzhen

    The fourth Contemporary Theatre Biennale is ongoing in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province. From No-vember 24 to December 3, 12 theater works from six countries and regions around the world will be staged, present-ing avant-garde theater in dialogue with the contemporary world.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/27 22:43:27
  • Village marathon events take rural areas by storm

    Following the success of village soccer and basketball leagues in Southwest China's Guizhou Province, village marathon events have injected fresh impetus into rural revitalization across China.

    By Wu Jie | 2023/11/27 22:38:05
  • Books-to-go service handily delivers library books home

    Tapping your fingers on the screen, your favorite books will be delivered to your door within a cou-ple of hours. Who would have thought that cultural consumption in China could become as easy as ordering a sandwich? Yet, it is now happening at many libraries across the country, including a most recent case, a books-to-go program that has been launched by the Chengdu Library in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/11/27 22:34:43
  • Amity between people holds key to sound China-US relations: expert

    The healthy and stable development of China-US relations not only safeguards the fundamental interests of the people of both countries but also aligns with the common expectations of the international community, said Yang Wanming, head of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), during an exclusive interview with the Global Times.

    By Bi Mengying | 2023/11/27 22:25:51
  • Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts reveals winners of Wang Ziyun Art Awards

    The final results of the Wang Ziyun Art Awards were revealed at the Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province and a special exhibition also opened on Saturday at the academy's museum.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/27 21:15:50
  • Shandong's intangible heritage exhibition wows Serbia

    In a cultural celebration transcending borders, the 2023 “Rhythm of Shandong – Exhibition Show of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Shandong Province” unfolded in New Pazar, Serbia, on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/27 19:52:05
  • HK anti-scam film faces cyber sabotage and threats

    Recently, there have been reports of a significant amount of gambling website information in the Hong Kong anti-scam film Quick Counterattack. The movie's director clarified to the media that the version of the film containing gambling website information is a pirated copy, and gambling websites "maliciously" inserted advertisements

    By Global Times | 2023/11/27 19:42:47
  • Director of Goethe-Institut China works to bridge China, Germany through art

    With the premiere of a German film that depicts a moving family story, the Festival of German Cinema 2023 recently debuted at the Goethe-Institut in Beijing.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/11/27 11:33:08
  • Chinese rock music festival draws big crowd in New York

    Chinese rock music festival themed Friends From The East kicked off on Saturday night in New York City and cheered up thousands of fans.

    By Xinhua | 2023/11/27 10:16:23
  • Traditional opera gala held in Quanzhou to celebrate Chinese folk culture

    For better promotingtraditional Chinese opera among the public, The 4th Showcase for Excellent Plays by Private Theatre Troupes Nationwide, a gala that is crowded with performances of several Chinese local opera genres, has recently been held in Quanzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/27 6:59:03
  • Scattered Dunhuang cultural relics reunited in Ningxia thanks to 3D technology

    Scattered around the globe, the world-renowned Dunhuang relics have been reunited for visitors to enjoy, as 80 replicas are displayed in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/11/26 21:55:29
  • Beijing proposes to designate Nov 25 as Olympic Culture Day

    In commemoration of the 160th anniversary of Pierre de Coubertin's birth, Beijing, the host city of the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2022 Winter Olympics, has proposed to establish November 25 as Olympic Culture Day, with the aim of honoring the significance of modern Olympic sports development and the dissemination of Olympic culture.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/11/26 21:52:37
  • Hit documentary series hosts talks with students at Peking University

    The popular Chinese documentary series China visited Peking University for a public screening and hosted a talk with students, marking the latest stop in the series' campus tour across the country.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/26 21:34:12
  • Culture Beat: Design and art forum opens at CAFA

    The 2023 Cumulus Annual Conference opened at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing on Saturday.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/26 21:21:21
  • Culture Beat: 34 impressionist works on display in Beijing

    The Meet the Impressionists: Monet, Renoir and Normandy Masters Exhibition opened at the MeetYou Museum in Beijing. The exhibition showcases 54 paintings by 34 artists, including Monet, Delacroix, Renoir, Courbet, Corot and others, leading visitors through the golden age of 19th century Western paintings.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/26 21:19:49
  • China's micro-drama craze shows potential of 'sheconomy' abroad

    The recent boom of Chinese micro-drama platforms abroad, led by ReelShort, marks a notable development, with app downloads even surpassing TikTok. A recent survey shows that a majority of app users were female, reflecting the powerful “sheconomy” not only in China but overseas.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/11/26 21:11:03
  • Winners of 2023 Award for Distinguished Contributions to China Studies share observations, insights on Chinese civilization

    Timothy Brook visited China for the first time in the 1970s, and has returned to the country many times since then to conduct deep exchanges with Chinese scholars.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/11/26 21:06:10
  • Yangzhou opera about scholar&painter Zheng Banqiao to be staged in Beijing

    Yangzhou in East China's Jiangsu Province is not only known for its cuisine and well-designed gardens, but also for the Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou, a group of eight well-known Chinese painters active in the eighteenth century during the Qing Dynasty(1644-1911). The story of Zheng Xie also known as Zheng Banqiao, will be staged at Beijing's Mei Lanfang Grand Theater on November 28 in the form of Yangzhou opera

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/11/26 20:40:36
  • Chinese scientists unveil middle ear evolution in 120 million-year-old eutherian mammals

    Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have identified a new eutherian mammal, which marks the first time that Chinese scientists have revealed the middle ear structure of a eutherian mammal from 120 million years ago, filling a gap in research on middle ear evolution in the early Cretaceous era, according to a recent report by Science and Technology Daily.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/26 19:35:57
  • Chinese authorities vow to promote hi-tech innovation in cultural heritage protection

    Chinese authorities vow to use innovative, high-tech measures to strengthen cultural heritage protection, officials and experts said at the national cultural relics and technology conference on Friday afternoon.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/11/25 0:23:03
  • China's top divers qualify for Paris Olympics at national championship

    ​China's elite diving athletes Wang Zongyuan and Chen Yuxi have secured spots for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games after winning gold at the national diving championship on Wednesday in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province.

    By Wu Jie | 2023/11/24 8:53:46
  • Conference in Chengdu highlights 'sport plus culture' development strategy

    The China Chengdu Life Sports Conference has opened in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, with the aim of discussing better integration of an urban city's sport and cultural scenes.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/24 2:23:18
  • Rewards offered for return of red panda on the run in Yunnan

    Rewards ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 yuan have been offered for the safe return of a red panda from the Pu'er Sun-River Forest Park that has been on the run for more than three months.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 23:39:21
  • New gen of Tibetan music natural, free

    Tibetan people have long been renowned for their exceptional musical gifts, and they take immense pride in this. When a young Tibetan faces strangers, it's no surprise that, like their peers, they might initially be shy and reserved. However, all of this happens before the music kicks in. Music is the cultural DNA of the Tibetan people. While for others, singing and dancing may be talents requiring cultivation and training, for Tibetan children growing up, music is more a way of understanding the world. Melody and rhythm, much like language and words, are tools for Tibetans to express themselves.

    By Chen Jing | 2023/11/23 23:23:55
  • Chinese photographer Yang Dong's journey along the Great Wall

    In the 3 am quiet stillness, photographer Yang Dong stands poised along the rugged expanse of the Great Wall at Jinshanling, North China's Hebei Province. His camera, set and ready, waits patiently for the first shards of light to unveil a breathtaking spectacle of rolling clouds.

    By Li Hang | 2023/11/23 21:22:55
  • China's Asian Games champions underline friendship, solidarity amid international competitions

    China's Olympic champions believe the universal language of sport is a key to bridge communications for athletes as well as people of different countries and regions, as they continue their preparations for the Paris Olympic Games in 2024.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/11/23 20:52:25
  • Legendary army team leads list of inductees to Basketball Hall of Fame

    Yao Ming, president of the Chinese Basketball Association, unveiled the inductees to the Chinese Basketball Hall of Fame - Class of 2023 on Thursday, the country's top basketball honor, in Beijing, with the country's hoop legends such as Zhang Weiping and Olympic silver medalists from the 1992 Women's National Team making the list.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2023/11/23 20:30:22
  • Britain: British Embassy co-organizes winter reading night in Beijing

    The British Embassy in Beijing and Pageone bookstore jointly organized the "Winter Reading Night in Beijing" event on Saturday. The event featured British diplomats, leading bloggers, and literature lovers to share their favorite bits of British literature.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 20:19:36
  • Thailand: Consul General of Thailand in Shanghai attends China Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair

    Prinat Apirat, Consul General of Thailand in Shanghai, recently attended the opening ceremony and related activities of the 2023 China Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair in Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang Province.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 20:17:19
  • Belgium: Belgian King's Day Reception held in Beijing

    A magnificent King's Day celebration recently took place at the Belgian Residence, marking the first King's Day since Ambassador Bruno Angelet began his mandate in China. The Embassy of Belgium invited distinguished guests, high-level Chinese officials from various ministries, prominent members of Belgian and Chinese companies, as well as Belgians and friends of Belgium, to commemorate 10 years of King Phillip's reign.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 20:14:52
  • Greece: Ambassador participates in the 2023 WIOTC

    "The IoT (Internet of Things) is not simply a technological trend; it's a transformative force reshaping the economy in a new, interconnected era. The challenge for Greece, as for many other countries that do not lead the race but hope to not fall behind in this new reality- is to balance advancements and threats, particularly in the realm of security," said Evgenios Kalpyris, Greek Ambassador to China, in a speech on Monday when attending the opening ceremony of the 2023 World Internet of Things Convention in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 20:11:15
  • Russia: Russian opera theater concert staged embracing mutual exchanges

    In the context of the 2024 and 2025 Chinese-Russian Years of Culture, a marvelous opera concert was staged on Wednesday at the Russian Culture Center in Beijing. Tatiana Urzhumtseva, director of the Russian Culture Center in Beijing and, Yuri Alexandrov, director and founder of the St. Petersburg Opera Theatre attended the performance and delivered speeches.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/11/23 20:04:35
  • A diet brings you energy and pleasant surprise

    For those who have never been to Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, the Tibetan cuisine may be a stereotypical idea for them who think it merely consists of very simple diet. In fact, Tibetan cuisine can comprise a diverse array of dishes cooked with the special ingredients from the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau.

    By Liu Yanling | 2023/11/23 18:53:05
  • Dunhuang's slow season offers tranquility and vitality

    Dunhuang in Northwest China's Gansu Province hosts thousands of tourists in the summer, but during the slack season, the number of visitors could drop sharply due to the freezing wind of the Gobi Desert.

    By Lu Wenao in Dunhuang | 2023/11/23 18:02:00
  • National soccer team keeps moving forward at World Cup Asian qualifiers

    Following last week's 2-1 away victory over Thailand, the Chinese national soccer team was defeated by South Korea 0-3 on Tuesday night in their second group match of the second stage of the 2026 World Cup Asian Zone qualifiers held in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province.

    By Wu Jie | 2023/11/22 22:57:43
  • Profit or nature: Yunnan gives answer

    It is said that in Southwest China's Yunnan Province, spring lingers all year round, offering tourists who travel during winter a sheath of warmth as they enjoy the eco-tourism provided by local residents. Amid the soothing air of the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture near the border with Myanmar, the local residents are developing a more mature win-win situation for both the economy and travelers.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/11/22 22:43:38
  • 9th China International Copyright Expo to open in SW China

    The 9th China International Copyright Expo, scheduled to take place in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, from Thursday to Saturday, promises a myriad of digital experiences and interactive showcases. Among the innovative features of this edition is the first introduction of an online metaverse exhibition that offers live broadcasts from the expo and forums.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/11/22 21:46:54
  • American donating WWII album to China eager to be a peacekeeper

    Despite receiving many menacing threats that he had to wear bulletproof vest to work, Evan Kail, a 34-year-old American pawnshop owner and TikTok vlogger, said he has never regretted for his decision to donate an album containing photos of atrocities committed by Japanese invaders in World War II in China.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/11/22 21:38:34
  • 5-year-old boy discovers fossils from 500 million years ago during an expedition

    A 5-year-old boy from Linyi, East China's Shandong Province, stumbled upon ancient fossils which dated back more than 500 million years ago while climbing a local mountain.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/22 16:27:14
  • South Korean soccer star Son Heung-min's celebration arouses controversy

    South Korean soccer star Son Heung-min's goal celebration in their 3-0 away win over China on Tuesday aroused controversy on Chinese social media.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/22 13:04:20
  • China's cybersecurity crackdown: online platforms combat harmful content, privacy violations

    On Tuesday, WeChat and Chinese short video platform Kuaishou announced the removal of the micro-drama series "Go Queen Go" from their platforms for its portrayal of "extreme revenge tactics" and "a distorted moral perspective," contributing to "negative value orientations."

    By Li Xing | 2023/11/22 0:39:22
  • 9th Chinese Tea Wonderful Game unveils diversity of brewing excellence

    In a three-day meeting for tea enthusiasts from around the globe, the event concluded at Longwu Tea Town. As the nation's first tea-themed event with tea enthusiasts and businesses taking center stage, the event celebrated tea culture.

    By Li Xing | 2023/11/21 23:54:57
  • 'Zibo barbecue,' 'ChatGPT,' 'mediocre earning youth': selection for buzzword of the year launched in Beijing

    The Israel-Hamas conflict, China-US relations, ChatGPT… The selection for the buzzword of the year was launched in Beijing on Monday. Held for 18 consecutive years, the annual event this year is being jointly organized by the National Language Resources Monitoring and Research Center, the Commercial Press, and Xinhuanet.

    By GT staff reporter | 2023/11/21 22:30:47
  • Dinosaur fossils with nearly complete skeletal structure unearthed in China

    Two fossilized dinosaurs dating back over 130 million years, one with a nearly 100 percent complete skeletal structure and fossilized skin, were unveiled by Chinese paleontologists during a fossil excavation and restoration project in North China's Hebei Province, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/21 21:40:06
  • Notice calls for tech innovation in relics protection

    Led by China's State Administration of Cultural Heritage, 13 departments recently issued a list of recommendations for better enhancing China's technological innovation in the field of cultural relics. According to cultural policy expert Song Weiping, the aim of the recommendations is to "establish a systematic operational manual in niche fields."

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/21 21:35:57
  • Film renews call to return Chinese relics

    The recent movie Great Love Dunhuang, a semi-documentary centered on Honorary President of the Dunhuang Academy Fan Jinshi, has shed light on the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) Taoist abbot Wang Yuanlu, who was the caretaker of the Mogao Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Dunhuang in Northwest China's Gansu Province. Wang is remembered as the man who discovered the Library Cave at the site, a repository of over 50,000 items dating back to the 4th to the 11th century.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/11/21 21:32:29
  • New oratorio from musicians of China, US delivers warmth, light

    It must be a dream team in the classical music world as some of top musicians from China and the US gathered in Shanghai for a four-year co-commissioned work. The oratorio, Émigré, commissioned by Maestro Long Yu, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and the New York Philharmonic (NY Phil) made its global premiere in Shanghai on November 17-20.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/11/21 21:30:19
  • Culture Beat: Play showing authentic Beijing to be staged

    A Beijing-style drama Yinding Bridge is set to hit the stage at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/21 20:37:17
  • Border ethnic group maneuvers cultural inheritance roots while welcoming global visitors

    Near the China-Myanmar border, the Dai ethnic people of Southwest China's Yunnan Province have preserved their ancient survival skills for thousands of years. And now, they have fully adapted to the modern living with the help of both the government and the larger society, transforming their traditional villages into incredibly popular tourist attractions.

    By Lou Kang in Xishuangbanna | 2023/11/21 20:22:54
  • Hong Kong star Eric Tsang responds to 'telecom fraud scandal involvement' in northern Myanmar family

    A video has recently been circulating online that claims to show several celebrities appearing in a video to send birthday greetings to Bai Yingcang, a member of a northern Myanmar family allegedly involved in telecom fraud.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/21 19:44:39
  • Biopic of heroic rural school teacher faces backlash for controversial adaption

    The upcoming release of the film Beyond the clouds, adapted from the remarkable life of Zhang Guimei, a female Chinese school principal that helped thousands of girls in the remote mountain areas receive a proper education, has been met with controversy during its preview screenings, with some criticizing its inaccurate depiction of the life of Zhang and her students.

    By Fan Anqi | 2023/11/21 2:11:34
  • Over 70,000 relics discovered at archaeological site in Sichuan Province

    More than 70,000 relics have been found at Jiangkou Chenyin, a unique “beach” archaeological site by the Min River in Meishan, Southwest China's Sichuan Province.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/21 1:13:30
  • Earliest Paleolithic Age site excavated in Sichuan Province

    The Tanguan Mountain site in Meishan city, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, has been recognized as the Chengdu Plain's earliest Paleolithic age site, with a history going back more than 200,000 years.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/21 1:09:17
  • Chinese fashion designers innovate on traditional aesthetics for Paris show

    How can art and culture from the past survive in today's globalized world? Inheriting a treasure trove of art and culture from the past thousands of years, young Chinese have created a new trend - Guochao, or China Chic. It refers to a movement started off by young Chinese who are endeavoring to revive and reinvent China's traditional culture. These young China Chic trendsetters have helped China's cultural legacies be passed down and preserved for future generations. In this column, the Global Times will interview young people who are using wisdom and creativity to reinterpret traditional Chinese culture in their particular field of expertise. The sixth installment focuses on the innovative Chinese fashion showcases on the Paris runway.

    By Li Hang and Lou Kang | 2023/11/20 23:13:39
  • Archeology professor turns to vlogs to raise young people's interest in history of food

    The Chinese started eating lamb kebab about 2,000 years ago. The invention of instant noodle was a fluke by a calligrapher in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Deep-fried dough sticks have something to do with a treacherous chancellor from the Song Dynasty (960-1279)…" These are some of the inspiring remarks from a Chinese professor who endeavors to impart historical and archaeological knowledge to the public through food vlogs.

    By Wu Jie | 2023/11/20 20:56:16
  • San Francisco a witness and promoter of China-US people-to-people friendship

    Last week, the top leaders of China and the US met in San Francisco, while Chinese President Xi Jinping also attended a welcome dinner by friendly organizations in the US. These events reminded me of the days when I first visited this city and worked on friendly China-US exchanges decades ago.

    By Liu Yanling | 2023/11/19 23:09:57
  • Chinese speed skaters make breakthroughs at World Cup

    Chinese speed skaters made some breakthroughs at the speed skating World Cup in Beijing over the weekend, as they totaled two silver and four bronze medals in the three-day competition.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/11/19 22:49:05
  • Culture Beat: NBC symphonic ballet opens new season

    Choreographed by the National Ballet of China (NBC), the symphonic ballet Ode to Joy: Star Seas recently debuted in Beijing from Friday to Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/19 21:58:46
  • Move to help boost inbound, outbound tourism industry

    China expanded the 144-hour visa-free policy to passengers from 54 countries with transit flights in China on No-vember 17, a new move not only providing convenience for many foreign tourists who want to experience China's culture and scenery, but also bringing new opportunities for China's inbound and outbound tourism market.

    By Lou Kang in Kunming | 2023/11/19 21:54:10
  • Cemetery of literati great Su Shi's family members discovered in Sichuan

    Encompassing the tomb of the great-grandson of Chinese literature giant Su Shi, an ancient tomb site in the city of Meishan, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, has been confirmed by archaeologists on Sunday as the “family cemetery” for Su, considered one of the greatest Chinese poets and who is more commonly known as “Su Dongpo.”

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/19 21:30:34
  • Docuseries 'The Great Wall with Ash Dykes' reveals lesser-known sides of the world wonder

    In the newly released internationally collaborated documentary series - The Great Wall with Ash Dykes, the British adventurer and ­extreme athlete Ash Dykes revealed the lesser-known yet unparalleled intriguing sides of the world's great wonders through his extraordinary journey. The underwater Great Wall, the earliest built and the most dangerous section of the architectural wonder, along with the wildlife nearby, and the unsung heroes who have been guarding the ancient relics feature prominently in the docuseries.

    By Bi Mengying | 2023/11/19 21:26:40
  • Regulating China's booming micro-drama industry offers development model for world

    Micro-dramas on online platforms have experienced a rapid growth in the Chinese market over the past two years. Industry predictions estimate that the market value of micro-dramas will approach 25 billion yuan ($3.47 billion) in 2023.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/11/19 20:08:45
  • Concertgoers sue organizer over obstructed view at Malaysian singer's Shanghai concert

    Nine concertgoers have filed a lawsuit against the organizer of Malaysian singer Fish Leong's Shanghai concert in May, alleging that their views were obstructed by pillars without being informed in advance and seeking for a full refund of their tickets and damages.

    By Li Xing | 2023/11/19 18:18:23
  • Italian Screens held in Beijing fosters Sino-Italian cinematic collaboration

    The "Italian Screens: New Italian Cinema in Beijing" was held at the Italian Institute of Culture, Embassy of Italy in Beijing on Friday, marking a pivotal moment in the collaboration between the film industries of Italy and China.

    By Li Hang | 2023/11/19 17:26:21
  • The biggest ice and snow theme park to incorporate Winterfell of 'Game of Thrones' in NE China's Harbin

    Harbin Ice and Snow World have been incorporating scenes from Winterfell of Game of Thrones in this year's winter gala festival, according to its recent official reply at the message board for leaders of People's Daily online.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/19 17:15:03
  • Reading 'The Call of the Wild' teaches me essence of human spirit

    In the timeless history of literature, there are works that transcend epochs, resonating with the essence of the human spirit. Jack London's The Call of the Wild stands as a testament to the enduring power of storytelling, captivating me with its primal allure and evocative portrayal of the untamed wilderness.

    By Li Lejun | 2023/11/16 21:20:53
  • Exploring culinary tapestry of Chaozhou

    Chaozhou, a city immersed in a rich cuisine history spanning over two millennia, has recently earned the distinguished title of “Creative City of Gastronomy” from UNESCO.

    By Li Hang | 2023/11/16 19:05:44
  • Spirit of harmony

    "We advocate harmony and inclusiveness, and promote exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations…" Six young individuals, representing different countries, ethnicities and cultures, echoed the Hehe World Initiative during the recently concluded 2023 Global Forum on Hehe Culture.

    By Chen Xi in Taizhou | 2023/11/15 19:49:04
  • Fingerprint art project helps elderly people with no family

    With the name Temple of Heaven, an artwork jointly created by Chinese contemporary artist Zou Cao and “isolated elders,” or elderly people who have no family, has recently been finished and revealed to the public.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/16 23:52:49
  • Dental issues unearthed in ancient Chinese remains illuminate agriculture boom 5,000 years ago

    By examining the human bone remains discovered from the Shuanghuaishu ruin, an archaeological site dubbed the “seed of early Chinese civilization,” researchers recently found that the site's residents commonly experienced a dental problem dating back 5300 years ago.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/16 22:54:36
  • Confucius Institute in Czech Republic marks fifth anniversary

    A celebration was held in Prague, the Czech Republic this week to mark the fifth anniversary of the Confucius Institute of the University of Finance and Administration (VSFS) in Prague.

    By Xinhua – Global Times | 2023/11/16 22:47:54
  • Student Games concludes with hope for future

    China's first Student (Youth) Games concluded on Wednesday in Nanning, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Drawing about 20,000 young players, the Games awarded 805 gold medals across various sports.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/16 22:43:48
  • STEM institute in Shanghai to advance innovation in China

    The resolution adopted by UNESCO to establish a UNESCO International Institute for STEM Edu-cation (IISTEM) in Shanghai will assist China in sharing its education experience and growing to be a leader in global STEM education, an expert told the Global Times on Wednesday.

    By Wu Jie | 2023/11/16 22:14:06
  • Abbot Shi highlights the shared values of Shaolin culture in the US

    Drunken fist, spear techniques, staff techniques… these are the Shaolin kung fu skills traditionally showcased in Hollywood movies. These and other kung fu techniques were demonstrated at the 2023 North American Shaolin Games held in Los Angeles.

    By Li Hang | 2023/11/16 22:03:24
  • Time-honored status removed from unfit businesses to better protect prestigious brands

    Lately some customers in Beijing were "shocked" to hear that Daoxiangcun, a store that sells everyday snacks, would no longer be listed as a laozihao, or time-honored brand. Fortunately, it turned out that it was a same-named store in Tianjin, rather than the renowned store in Beijing, that would lose the honor.

    By Liu Yanling | 2023/11/16 21:42:21
  • Cherishing life permeates Tibetan culture

    Near the Potala Palace, in the vicinity of Zong Juelu Kang (Dragon King Pond), during the rainy season, you can see people of all ages bending down to gently pick up earthworms that haven't been able to complete their journey and placing them back onto the grass.

    By Chen Jing | 2023/11/16 21:38:02
  • Pakistan: Ambassador inaugurates Pakistan Pavilion at the COTTM Expo

    "Tourism exchanges between China and Pakistan hold immense significance for strengthening the [two countries'] bilateral relationship," Pakistani Ambassador to China Khalil Hashmi underscored on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of the Pakistan Pavilion at the 2023 China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market (COTTM) Expo in China National Agriculture Center.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/11/16 20:39:49
  • Georgia: Ambassador attends the 5th China-CEEC SME Cooperation Forum

    Georgian Ambassador to China Archil Kalandia participated in the 5th China-CEEC SME Cooperation Forum held in Cangzhou, North China's Hebei Province on Monday, with a total of more than 600 Chinese and Central and Eastern European enterprises participating in the forum. During the meeting, Ambassador Kalandia met with China's Vice Foreign Minister Deng Li.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/16 20:30:06
  • Italy: The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World kicks off in Beijing, Tianjin and Qingdao

    The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World kicked off on Monday, with the aim to promote exquisite Italian cooking, the Mediterranean diet, Italian agri-food products and wine. In the 2023 edition, as in past years, the week will be further enhanced by activities organized by the Italian Embassy in China together with the Italian business community operating in China.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/16 20:26:40
  • Austria: Cultural performance event in Beijing raises food waste awareness

    The Austrian Cultural Center in Beijing recently invited artists Honey and Bunny to organize the performance art exhibition "Diets, resources, and aesthetics" at the Markor Cave Museum. This exciting event was organized to commemorate the International Day of Food Loss and Waste Awareness.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/16 20:21:27
  • Belgium: Antwerp and Beijing art exhibitions promote mutual exchanges

    As one of the oldest art schools in the world, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (RAFA) in Antwerp has constantly reinvented itself since it was founded in 1663. To promote the exchange of ideas and strive for greater creativity, RAFA established an exchange program with the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. This year marks RAFA's 360th anniversary. To celebrate this momentous occasion, RAFA and CAFA organized a unique project.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/16 20:16:57
  • Vietnamese version of hit Chinese reality show gains huge popularity

    The Vietnamese version of China's hit reality show Sisters Who Make Waves has recently been released on the country's national television platform VTV3 and sites like YouTube. The show is crowded with Vietnam's hottest celebrities and has become highly popular, attracting a wide range of local viewers. The original show made a similar splash in the Chinese entertainment market when it was first released in 2020.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/16 1:10:27
  • Authorities carry out rectification of unhealthy online micro dramas

    The China Netcasting Services Association (CNSA) issued an article on Wednesday stating that since 2022 China's National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) has continued to carry out the rectification of online micro dramas and strengthen standardized management.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/15 23:49:00
  • Nature, infrastructure boost outdoor activities

    The last few years have seen outdoor sports in China grow extremely popular. The 2023 Outdoor Life Trend Report, jointly released by a social networking platform and two other media outlets, shows that outdoor activities have gradually become a part of people's daily lives. From January to October, the number of people who engage in outdoor sports rose by over 100 percent, while the cumulative release of related numbers of posts has reached nearly 7 million. According to the Outdoor Sports Industry Development Plan (2022-2025) issued by the General Administration of Sport of China, the total size of the outdoor sports and leisure activities industry is expected to surpass 3 trillion yuan ($414 billion) by 2025. As the magnetizing power of outdoor sports leads to the industry's prosperity, what are the factors behind this appeal?

    By Zhang Nan | 2023/11/15 23:39:16
  • Sanxingdui Museum unveils four stunning cultural relics

    The Sanxingdui Museum is currently showcasing four new exquisite cultural relics - a bronze basin, a bronze round ornament, a bronze bird, and a bronze kneeling figure holding a zun, as announced by the Sanxingdui Museum's official WeChat account on November 8.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/11/15 23:22:52
  • Culture Beat: National Excellent Musical Performance held in Xiamen

    The second season of the National Excellent Musical Performance recently opened in Xiamen, East China's Fujian Province.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/15 22:54:54
  • Culture Beat: 'The Last Five Years' from London to be staged in Beijing

    The original London West End musical The Last Five Years is being staged at the Beijing Tianqiao Art Center from Wednesday to Friday. This is the first round of performances for the show in the "performing arts capital" Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/15 22:53:34
  • World theater forum in Shenzhen builds cross-cultural bridges

    To perform or not to perform? This is no longer a question for performing artists as the COVID-19 pandemic is over. The only question that lies ahead now is how to unite as one to boost the performing arts on stages across the world.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/11/15 22:49:52
  • HK documentary shows full face of Xinjiang and Xizang

    Documentary No Poverty Land: A Vast Expanse, which shows the full face of Northwest China's Xin-jiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, recently premiered on Hong Kong Television Broadcasting Company's (TVB) Jade Channel, bringing in impressive viewership numbers.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/11/15 22:39:45