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Wearing a traditional Chinese qipao with folk elements on the dress, conductor Nuerbana Yiming's joint performance with the folk orchestra from the Xinjiang Art Theater has won a round of thunderous applause from the seats at the Chinese Lunar New Year concert in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. ...

Spring for Chinese Arts Festival brings dramas, musicals, operas to Beijing

From ballet and dramas to musicals, Beijing's Tianqiao Performing Arts Center is set to stage more than 28 plays and performances during its annual Spring for Chinese Arts Festival, which is set to run until June, the center announced on Wednesday.

  • Trends: Debate on catchy song 'Dark Plum Sauce'

    A love song "The Dark Plum Sauce" has stirred up heated debate as some say it is catchy while others find it meaningless. In a time when short videos prevail, pop music has more or less been reduced to background music in these videos.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/24 0:55:30
  • Draw against N.Zealand not disappointment, but good news for Chinese soccer

    The Chinese national soccer team was held to a scoreless draw with New Zealand on Thursday in Auckland in its first international match since March 2022. The match was Serbian Aleksandar Jankovic's debut as head coach of China's national team after being appointed to the role in February.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/3/24 0:43:03
  • Spotlight on cyber violence, rumors makes movie a sensation

    In early March, a new film Post-Truth, which focused on the damage to people and society done by irresponsible online rumors, became a hit soon after it debuted.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/24 0:38:49
  • Prehistoric snake fossils discovered in Guangxi

    Snake skeleton bones dating back to 6,000 years ago have been discovered at the Baojianshan Site in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/24 0:30:30
  • Culture Beat: 'The Best Is Yet to Come' to hit the big screen

    Directed by Wang Jing, Chinese movie The Best Is Yet to Come is set to hit big screens across the country on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/23 22:31:04
  • Ba culture museum to open

    Construction has finished on the Luojiaba Site Museum, a cultural space covering nearly 12,000 square meters. Set to open in April, it will be the first museum in China dedicated solely to the Ba culture, a Neolithic Chinese civilization that once existed in what is today Southwest China.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/23 22:13:46
  • Tourists welcomed to interact with art and cultural projects at Shanghai's ancient Sijing

    Sijing Ancient Town in Shanghai's suburban Songjiang district greeted its first group of visitors on March 17, after years of protective development and renovation, promoting itself as a culture-themed venue and being different from most other stereotyped ancient towns in the Yangtze River Delta region.

    By Feng Yu in Shanghai | 2023/3/23 22:01:54
  • Beijing bookstores survive through unique business models, govt subsidies

    Not far from Yonghe Gong, or the Lama Temple, in central Beijing's bustling business area, a hidden independent bookstore has become a favorite among visitors both for its style and its exclusive operation mode that is unique even in the country.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/3/23 21:49:36
  • Trends: Safety awareness needed when visiting zoos

    A video showing a man touching pandas at the Tangshan Zoo in Hebei Province has gone trending online, sparking netizens to criticize him for being "lacking in safety awareness."

    By Global Times | 2023/3/23 0:50:57
  • Relic doctors: heroes helping humanity learn about ourselves

    Of all the professions out there, "relic doctors" may be rarely talked about, but they are the heroes that help a nation to understand their ancestors and themselves.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/23 0:41:37
  • Veterans' return to competition at national trials sounds alarm for young swimmers

    The national swimming trials are in full swing in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, as athletes bid for berths for the national championships in May. However, at an event that was expected to see the rise of young swimmers, several veterans stole the spotlight.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/3/23 0:39:15
  • Rural tourism brings new life to ancient village in Hunan Province

    As the mist settles over the UNESCO World Heritage site of Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, the settlements nestled deep in the mountains awaken to the aroma of cooking in the early hours of the morning.

    By Xinhua – Global Times | 2023/3/22 23:30:45
  • New discoveries reveal ancient defense system

    A building cluster covering 914 square meters has been excavated at the Diaoyucheng Site in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, providing clues about the military defense system used during a notable historical battle between the Southern Song (1127-1279) and ancient Mongols, according to a new discovery by the Chongqing Cultural Relics and Archaeology Research Institute (CQA).

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/22 23:29:22
  • Famed Russian conductor Gergiev to perform in China

    Following friendly China-Russia talks in Moscow, Russia's veteran conductor Valery Gergiev is set to perform in ­Beijing from March 27 to 29, the ­National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) announced on Monday.

    By Lou Kang in Beijing and Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/3/22 23:24:22
  • China, Switzerland cooperate to revive relics at unique museum

    Twenty years ago, the ancient city of Liye in Longshan ­county, Central China's ­Hunan Province, became famous after a number of wooden slips from the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC) were unearthed there. Archaeologists once even found a wooden slip with a multiplication table written on it; this remains the earliest and most complete multiplication formula table ever found in China to date.

    By Lin Xiaoyi | 2023/3/22 23:06:18
  • Chinese artist's landscape sculptures shine at Seoul exhibition

    A symbol of Chinese fine art, landscape paintings are not only a reflection of mountains and rivers, but also a presentation of the mind, a manifestation of aesthetics. Since ancient times, literati have regarded mountains and rivers as the ideal pursuit to present their personality - placing themselves among the mountains and rivers, indulging in them, and seeking the true meaning of life in the mountains and rivers.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/22 21:02:02
  • Trends: Exhibition at Prince Kung's Palace Museum

    A traditional Chinese architectural model exhibition kicked off on Monday at the Prince Kung's Palace Museum in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/22 1:08:22
  • Seminar in Beijing discusses 'Power of Art' for ongoing exhibition

    To go with an ongoing exhibition at the China Millennium Monument, a seminar was held on Saturday with the theme of “Power of Art,” exploring how to build a beautiful image of China in cultural exchanges and spread Chinese culture.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/22 0:57:44
  • Time-honored brand's trendy products create new means to spread tradition

    Many visitors who have been to Beijing may have enjoyed Peking duck. Now people have more to enjoy such as canvas bags, coffee cups, badges and fridge magnets sporting duck designs, and lovely "baby duck" toys, the newest trendy souvenirs that can be found in time-honored restaurant chains.

    By Liu Yanling | 2023/3/22 0:50:52
  • Foreign-born athletes good for enhancing competitiveness

    The World Baseball Classic (WBC) is set to culminate Wednesday morning with the US going up against Japan. The success of China's East Asian neighbors stands in contrast to the Chinese national team in this sport, which suffered four consecutive defeats in the group stage. But what has surprised Chinese fans the most is that four foreign-born athletes were competing for China - US infielder Ray Chang and pitcher Alan Carter, South Korean pitcher Ju Kwon and Japanese outfielder Yusuke Masago - all of whom are ethnic Chinese.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/22 0:37:25
  • University project introduces Chinese intangible cultural heritage

    Songjiang shadow puppetry, Sanlin porcelain carving, Xinjiang muqam… various time-honored Chinese cultural and handicraft treasures, which used to be little known to foreigners, are being introduced to overseas audiences through evocative and easily understood ways by a group of young people in Shanghai.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/3/21 23:18:32
  • Culture Beat: 'Italian Contemporary Art and Artists on the Silk Road'

    The Inside-Out Art Museum in Beijing's Haidian district is currently holding its first significant international exhibition of 2023: Italian Contemporary Art and Artists on the Silk Road.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/21 22:59:26
  • 2,000-year-old bamboo and wooden slips found in Yunnan

    The Yunnan Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology on Monday announced that more than 10,000 ancient bamboo and wooden slips, known as ­jiandu, have been found at the more than 2,000-year-old Hebosuo Site in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province. Prior to the invention of paper and its widespread usage, slips of bamboo or wooden slips were tied together to form "books" that could be written upon and rolled up like a scroll.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/21 22:24:01
  • Singing in harmony can easily shatter manipulative obscurity

    "Don't ask me where I come from, my hometown is far away..." This line from a popular song from the island of Taiwan kicked off the highly anticipated music and cultural program Infinity and Beyond - Taiwan Edition last week. A sequel to the Hong Kong edition in 2022, the show is being broadcast on TV in the Chinese mainland and Taiwan. The program reflects the close bonds between people across the Taiwan Straits.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/21 0:38:40
  • Trends: Chinese mainland box office predictions

    The 2023 Chinese mainland box office (including pre-sales) has exceeded 15 billion yuan ($2.2 billion), according to box office tracking site Dengta.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/20 23:57:18
  • New book about China's renowned silk embroidery gets new anotated version

    A nearly 100-year-old book about China's silk embroidery is being published as a new version with annotations from renowned Chinese scholar Shen Congwen thanks to collaboration between Beijing Yanshan Press and the Beijing United Publishing Company.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/20 23:52:07
  • Culture Beat: Faust-themed art show promotes China-Italy cultural exchanges

    The Representation of Faust, an art exhibition that shows ­Chinese and Italian artists' different ­interpretations on the tragic play by German playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, is currently being held at the Carte Blanche in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/20 23:16:57
  • Shanghai music festival returns with young talents

    Rising stars and new musical works from China's music circles finally debuted after a one-year break at the 38th Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, injecting a booster shot into Shanghai's recovering performing arts market and becoming the first major international art festival held in Shanghai since the country optimized its COVID-­19 management in January.

    By Du Qiongfang in Shanghai | 2023/3/20 23:10:34
  • New findings unveil production process of Terracotta Warriors

    Chinese experts announced that they have encoded more details about how the world famous Terracotta Warriors were made, according to a report by China Central Television on Sunday.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/3/20 23:02:43
  • New art and archaeology center aims to be another cross-field base for China's national origins project

    How can art-inspired interdisciplinary studies improve research into China's ancient civilizations? This was the question discussed on Saturday at the launch ceremony for the Research Center for Art and Archaeology at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, China's only higher-education institution for fine arts under the country's Ministry of Education.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/20 22:52:27
  • Seminar in Beijing tackles how Chinese game and e-sports enterprises go global

    By going abroad, Chinese games and e-sports can spread Chinese concepts and worldviews to the rest of the world and showcase the charm of Chinese culture with a more confident attitude, said experts and participants when attending a seminar on games and e-sports.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/20 21:27:10
  • Chinese-folk inspired animation aims to charm a broader audience

    Legend has it that Zao Jun (Lit: Kitchen God), one of the key Chinese domestic gods, is ordered to descend from Heaven to Earth and settle with a family, with the task to protect the family, bringing prosperity, good luck and great meals.

    By Ji Yquaio | 2023/3/20 15:59:46
  • Trends: New excavation of the Terracotta Warriors Pit

    After 13 years, the third excavation of the Terracotta Warriors Pit 1 ended in 2022. Only a bit more than 400 square meters were excavated, accounting for 3 percent of the 14,260 square meters in Pit 1.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/20 0:35:37
  • Chinese performance market welcomes international artists

    China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) has announced that China will resume accepting applications for international commercial performances in China starting from Monday. This signifies that the three-year suspension of overseas performances is coming to an end and also shows that China is dedicated to embracing international cultural exchanges and providing the population with various cultural products, which will surely inject vitality into the global cultural market.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/20 0:23:23
  • Culture Beat: 'An Asymmetric Game'

    Professor Han Xiandong's new book, An Asymmetric Game: The Thirty Years of US-DPRK Relations, on the Korean Peninsula systematically examines the development of relations between the US and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) since the end of the Cold War. It delves into the meaningful interactions that have taken place between the two countries.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/19 23:54:13
  • Botticelli exhibition set for Shanghai

    Botticelli and the Renaissance, a show about Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, will be held in Shanghai in April. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 27 at the Shanghai Bund One Art Museum, will be the largest Botticelli show ever held in the Chinese mainland, according to the organizer.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/19 23:49:33
  • Exhibition held in Beijing shows power of women

    With colorful visual symbols and elements, an exhibition showcasing a world of flowers is now being held by Chinese artist Cranehehe in the bustling center of Beijing throughout March.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/19 23:38:24
  • Expats find advantages in bringing up their families in China

    An article in The New York Times titled China Helped Raise My American Kids, and They Turned Out Fine by a US mother may partially explain why an increasing number of expat families are choosing Chinese schools for their children, given that more and more people from Western countries have been enjoying working and living in China as the country continues to expand opening-up.

    By Feng Yu in Ningbo | 2023/3/19 23:05:03
  • CAFA establishes 'Art and Archaeology' center to fuel China's national research

    The Research Center for Art and Archaeology (RCAA), a center that merges the research of art history and archaeology, was established on Saturday at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/19 20:23:34
  • Enlivening Palace Museum's Kunqu Opera record creates new way of heritage preservation

    A few days ago, the Palace Museum and the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe signed a cooperation agreement on academic research, creation and promotion of the Kunqu Opera. The cooperation brought some of the 600-year-old opera plays back to life, creating an effective way to promote traditional culture.

    By Liu Yanling | 2023/3/19 19:15:47
  • Shanghai to host largest exhibition of Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli's works

    "Botticelli and the Renaissance," a show themed on Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli will be held in Shanghai in April. It also marks the largest Botticelli-themed show in the Chinese mainland, the Global Times learned from the organizer.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/17 3:29:32
  • UKRI to build creative links between UK and China

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is planning to establish a UK China Creative Industries Hub, with locations in both China and the UK to scale up exchanges between the two countries in the arts and creative industries, the Global Times learned from the UKRI at a reception event on Thursday celebrating the 15th anniversary of its office being set up in China.

    By Qi Xijia | 2023/3/17 0:48:51
  • Yinxu Museum preserves early secrets of Chinese characters

    The Yinxu Museum in the heart of China's "Central Plains" preserves the cultural relics that are essential to making "Chinese culture" Chinese. In 1899, an official from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) came across some mysterious inscriptions carved on some "dragon" bones being sold in a shop, thus pushing back the origin of the Chinese writing system to some 3,300 years ago.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/3/17 0:14:11
  • China's top dance cup for youth launches 'achievements” exhibition

    Focusing on China's youth dance education, an exhibition about the “Taoli Cup,” the country's most notable dance achievements exhibition for youth, recently kicked off at Beijing Dance Academy in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/17 0:05:09
  • China's restoration arts shine in Cambodia in safeguarding famed Angkor relics, via modern Silk Road

    Deep in a forest in northwestern Cambodia, the minaret of an ancient stone city glistens in the sun, soaring skyward above the Angkor Archaeological Park. Such a treasured cultural heritage, laden with artistic designs such as bas-relief galleries that depict scenes of daily life of ancient Cambodians, has now been revived by the hands of Chinese conservators and archaeologists, symbolizing the enduring friendship and cultural connection between the two countries.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2023/3/16 21:35:48
  • China's spring blossoms attract visitors, boost rural tourism

    As March generally marks the booming flowering season in China, the influx of tourist crowds is also an opportunity for the rural villagers to strengthen their businesses as well.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/3/16 21:25:21
  • Newly rebuilt iconic Workers' Stadium to be unveiled in Beijing

    Located in downtown Beijing, the Workers' Stadium, commonly nicknamed by the fans and the public using its Chinese name abbreviation as Gongti, has also been labeled as a symbol of the history and progress of Chinese sports.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/3/16 20:53:23
  • Trends: Jingju Theater Company of Beijing's repertoire performances

    The Jingju Theater Company of Beijing is performing 20 of the best operas in its repertoire for audiences until Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/16 1:13:44
  • Japanese delegation officials visit Hangzhou ahead of Asian Games

    Two Japanese officials with the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) are visiting the venues of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, the organizing committee said Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/16 1:01:06
  • Exhibition highlighting early spread of Marxism in China held to mark 140th anniversary of Marx's passing

    Tuesday marked the 140th anniversary of Karl Marx's passing. In honor of this great thinker and the profound influence of Marxism on China's social development, an exhibition about the early spread of Marxism in China has opened in Shanghai.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/3/16 0:20:55
  • China-made content shines at FILMART

    The ongoing Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) has returned after three years as a virtual trade show, with nearly 700 exhibitors from more than 25 countries and regions. Asia's largest and most influential film market has attracted over 330 studios and companies from the Chinese mainland whose film and TV series have been well-received at the show.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/16 0:01:38
  • Pakistani art at Palace Museum

    The largest exhibition of Gandhara art ever held in China, showcasing the diverse cultures of Pakistan and the long history of China-Pakistani relations, kicked off at the Palace Museum in Beijing on Wednesday, receiving widespread attention at home and abroad.

    By Lin Xiaoyi and Li Hao | 2023/3/15 23:54:28
  • 40 years on, the Shanghai Quartet continues mission to boost China's chamber music, train young talents

    It was a wonderful Sunday night for both the audience sitting in the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall and the Shanghai Quartet on the stage as the internationally acclaimed string quartet was back where their chamber music legend started four decades ago.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/15 23:50:35
  • A day for balance

    Chunfen, or Spring Equinox – one of the traditional Chinese Solar Terms that help make up the Chinese calendar – begins on Tuesday. During this roughly two-week period, Chinese traditionally like to head out to fly kites or play a game in which they try to balance an egg to make it stand up.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/3/15 20:39:12
  • Trends: Dunhuang expands online database for ancient manuscripts

    The Dunhuang Textual Research Institute is expanding its online database for the Dunhuang ancient manuscripts that were unearthed in the Mogao Caves in 1900.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/15 0:50:30
  • Largest set of ancient bells listed on China's top archives heritage list

    The Zenghouyi Bells, the world's largest set of musical bronze bells, have recently been listed as part of the fifth batch of items inscribed to the Chinese Archives and Documents Heritage List by the National Archives Administration of China.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/15 0:41:57
  • NFT artworks in Beijing reveal 'A New Possibility'

    The rapid development of technology is changing the world in every aspect, including the art world. Crypto art, art preserved as part of a blockchain in the form of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, has stormed Beijing's CAFA Art Museum with the new Crypto Art: A New Possibility exhibition, the first international, large-scale cryptographic digital art exhibition in China.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/15 0:02:57
  • Marx exhibition opens in Shanghai

    "The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it."

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/3/15 0:00:54
  • 2023 book decodes evolution, power and influence of Chinese characters

    Hengping Shuzhi is a 2023 non-fiction book written by Chinese documentary director Liu Junwei. The title refers to the flat horizontal and straight vertical strokes used in Chinese characters, or hanzi, which have more than 5,000 years of history.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/14 23:53:54
  • Young people savvy to settle wherever life and career bloom

    In the spring recruitment season of 2023, more and more young people began to avoid megacities and return to their hometowns to start businesses. Their response of “I am doing fine at home” has gradually become a trend among young job seekers in China today.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/14 1:00:06
  • Trends: Prospects for China's animation industry to go overseas

    The prospects for China's animation industry to go overseas are very good and it is in a critical period of expansion from animation for young children to animation for all ages.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/14 0:22:46
  • Resourceful Shaanxi Province reveals 2022's top six archaeological discoveries

    The Top Six Archaeological Discoveries of 2022 in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province were revealed on Sunday by the Shaanxi Archaeological Society.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/14 0:12:50
  • Yeoh's Oscar win long due victory for Asian community

    At the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday, Michelle Yeoh, the Malaysian actress who rose to fame in the film industry in Hong Kong, made history by becoming the first Asian woman to win Best Actress award.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/13 22:57:28
  • Culture Beat: China-Japan-Korea Invitational Exhibition kicks off in Shenyang

    The China-Japan-Korea Art Academies Paintings and Works on Paper Invitational Exhibition opened at the Art Gallery of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts on Friday in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning Province.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/13 22:42:52
  • Chinese site 'incubator' for overseas OL authors

    The WebNovel Spirity Awards (WSA) 2022, awards for online literature (OL) launched by China's overseas-targeted platform WebNovel, was recently held in Hong Kong. More than 90,000 foreign language OL works were eligible for the awards.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/13 22:37:18
  • Upcoming drama takes a trip to search family bonds and roots

    It is a story about being far away from home for decades, then one day returning to reunite with family members and dealing with deep-rooted memories, nostalgia and homesickness.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/13 22:27:24
  • Abstract art exhibition reflecting on social changes held in Beijing

    An abstract art exhibition is being held in Beijing reflecting social changes during China's reform and opening-up in the past 45 years.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/13 22:14:38
  • Innovative feature 'Deep Sea' seeks out core competitiveness of Chinese animation

    Out of his affection toward Jules Verne's most famous book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Tian Xiaopeng, the Chinese director behind the breakout animated film Monkey King: Hero is Back, has created his own underwater world in his recent animated movie Deep Sea. In his own words, he defines the term ocean as a "world beyond people's imagination," which reflects the deep confusion human beings have toward modern society.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/3/13 21:58:29
  • Michelle Yeoh's historical Oscar win dominates Chinese social media

    An online craze celebrating Michelle Yeoh's historical win has swept through Chinese social media after the star was crowned the Best Actress at the 95th Academy Awards on Monday, becoming the first woman of Asian descent to triumph in the category.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/13 14:13:04
  • Congratulations to Michelle Yeoh for becoming the first Asian to win the best actress Oscar.

    Congratulations to Michelle Yeoh for becoming the first Asian to win the best actress Oscar.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/13 11:47:59
  • Culture Beat: 'Jin Rilong: Inner Voice in the Universe' comes to Beijing

    A new exhibition featuring paintings from renowned artist Jin Rilong has kicked off at Beijing's One Art Museum. The Jin Rilong: Inner Voice in the Universe exhibition, which runs until March 28, resents 50 representative paintings to form a timeline of the artist's decades-long career.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/13 0:06:58
  • Chimes with history of over 2,000 years unearthed

    Three sets of bronze chimes were unearthed on Wednesday in Sanmenxia, Central China's Henan Province, during excavations of 570 ancient tombs. It marks the first time that bronze chimes dating from the Warring States Period (475BC-221BC) have been found in the city, according to the Sanmen­xia City Institute of Cultural Heritage and Archaeology.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/13 0:04:57
  • Revitalizing intangible heritage a priority, says NPC deputy

    China's fruitful intangible cultural heritage condenses the diligence, wisdom and strength of the Chinese nation. This important and significant inheritance from generation to generation has left a deep impression on Zeng Na, the 23rd generation inheritor of the traditional brewing technique for Luzhou Laojiao, a well-known Chinese baijiu that dates back 450 years to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

    By Chen Xi | 2023/3/12 23:57:11
  • Exclusive: Richness, variety of Chinese culture helps online literature attract 170 million fans overseas and rising

    By the end of 2022, China's online literature (OL) had attracted around 170 million overseas readers, according to a report jointly published Sunday by the Global Times Research Center and China Literature Limited (CLL) - the industry's leading platform. The platform had hosted foreign language versions of 2,900 Chinese web novels by the end of 2022.

    By Li Yuche and Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/12 23:50:09
  • A calm market, rational spending better for Chinese soccer's progress

    Radical changes are in store for Chinese soccer as Director of the General Administration of Sports Gao Zhidan vowed on Sunday "to cure sickness with powerful medicine."

    By Global Times | 2023/3/12 23:48:04
  • High tech an effective means to ensure future of Peking Opera

    At the ongoing Two Sessions, Peking Opera actress Dong Yuanyuan proposed integrating the art of Peking Opera with digital technology to vie for more young audiences.

    By Liu Yanling | 2023/3/12 23:42:34
  • Trends: Caring for national historical relics an awareness every Chinese should have

    Caring for national historical and cultural relics is an awareness that every Chinese should have. On Saturday, two persons were detained after staff warned them not to climb on cultural relics in Yuanmingyuan, or Old Summer Palace, in Beijing. After the incident, the park's management office carried out an inspection of the site and found that the relics had not been damaged. But still, this uncivilized behavior deserved punishment. Tourists need to bear a sense of discipline when visiting centuries-old scenic spots.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/12 23:34:54
  • Smile for the camera

    Visitors take photos of a model at the Hong Kong Flower Show at Victoria Park, Hong Kong on March 9, 2023. The show, which aims to promote horticulture and green awareness among the public, will be held until March 19, 2023 after a three-year hiatus.

    By VCG | 2023/3/10 0:59:01
  • Village museums require support

    Addressing the urgency to protect the numerous cultural heritages scattered across the vast rural areas in China, Hang Kan, an NPC deputy and director of the Yungang Research Institute (YRI), has proposed establishing more "small and refined" village museums to realize rural revitalization.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/10 0:57:13
  • Erlitou museum allows people to appreciate wisdom of ancient China

    The city of Luoyang in Central China's Henan Province is a huge modern metropolis. However, its prominent place in China is not a recent development. More than 3,800 years ago, the land was already rich with the culture of China's first recorded dynasty - the Xia Dynasty (c.2070-c.1600BC).

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/3/10 0:23:32
  • Trends: Short videos can also be a studying field

    In addition to entertaining, short videos can also be a studying field accelerating the spread of general knowledge to the masses. Last week, the country's "Moving China 2023 Person of the Year Award Ceremony" was held, where a group of "silver-haired knowledge broadcasters" who are retired teachers telling knowledge to their million viewers were selected as top 10 groups for their touching stories behind.

    By GLobal Times | 2023/3/9 23:35:38
  • Hong Kong star Donnie Yen's truthful remarks deserve applause

    Recently, Donnie Yen, or Zhen Zidan, an action movie actor from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, talked about Asian stereotypes in Hollywood during an interview with a foreign media outlet. He revealed his stance on the 2019 social unrest in Hong Kong. As a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, he also suggested that better policies be introduced to help Chinese action films tell better Chinese stories. His patriotism, upright position and confidence in Chinese culture won him big applause.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/9 23:28:01
  • 321 Eastern Zhou tombs found in Shanxi, indicating agricultural-nomadic fusion

    Archaeologists have found 321 tombs and burial artifacts with transregional traits dating back to Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770BC–256BC) in Houzhai village in North China's Shanxi Province, said the local archaeological institution on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/9 23:16:58
  • Scientists find out how Antarctic Krill adapted to extreme climate

    Scientists have decoded the secrets of the genes of Antarctic Krill, explaining the reason why such small creatures have been able to adapt to the extremely harsh climate of the South Pole, according to a recent report published in the journal Cell.

    By Lou Kang and Li Yuche | 2023/3/9 23:07:41
  • English book series looks to teach teens about China

    A seminar about China in Stories - a book series in both Chinese and English that explores China's 5,000 years of history and culture as well as decodes the country's path to modernization - kicked off in Beijing on Thursday.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/3/9 22:48:03
  • US filmmaker holds on to his roots in China as a Beijinger

    "White face with a Beijinger's soul," this is the self-description of US filmmaker Andy Friend who has gained new popularity after playing the role "Mike" in the Chinese sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth II.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/3/9 20:04:55
  • China's top film bases embrace movie-making boom with high-tech studios and historical settings

    Following the success of the domestic box-office blockbuster The Wandering Earth II, which has earned nearly 4 billion yuan ($574 million) since its release in late January, spring has been a true lucky strike for China's Film and TV (F&T) industry, allowing it to bloom again after shaking off the fatigue brought by the pandemic.

    By Li Yuche in Qingdao and Du Qiongfang in Hengdian | 2023/3/9 0:26:52
  • Protection of women's right to give birth requires enabling social environment

    On International Women's Day on March 8, apart from sending good wishes and small gifts to women as the routine practice in many Chinese workplaces, society should focus more on the protection of women's rights to give birth at the same time as having jobs.

    By Liu Yanling | 2023/3/8 23:34:19
  • Construction of Great Wall cultural parks proposed to preserve national icon

    Built by human hands over the course of more than 2,000 years, the Great Wall of China stretches for more than 20,000 kilometers across the vast lands of northern China's 15 provinces and autonomous regions.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/3/8 23:13:06
  • Healing Hearts

    Partially because they are getting bored of working out in the gym everyday and partly out of the simple desire to try something completely different, young Chinese are experimenting with a new way to stay healthy: Doing traditional Chinese exercises such as Tai chi and Baduanjin after work.

    By Lou Kang and Huang Lanlan | 2023/3/8 22:23:00
  • A robust troupe with national champions and a big warm family for ethnic minority kids

    It was 6:30 in the morning when the sky had just turned blue and the street lamps were still on. Despite the outdoor temperature of one degree, children from the Wild Elephant Tennis Club(Wild Elephant) had been practicing in front of the tennis wall for a while in Langfang, North China's Hebei Province.

    By Zhang Changyue in Langfang | 2023/3/8 21:00:52
  • Culture Beat: A high-tech romance drama

    Green Plum, a love drama about two young people, has been streaming on sohu.com since Thursday. The drama tells the story of Jiang Yiyi, a graduate student majoring in artificial intelligence (AI) who is trying to bring back her deceased sister using AI technology. Along the way she happens to meet the field's expert "Zhu Ma."

    By Global Times | 2023/3/8 0:27:48
  • Researchers discover 388 million yr old reefs in Xizang

    Chinese researchers have discovered reefs dating back to nearly 390 million year in Ngari, Southwest China's Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region during a scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau. The discovery is a first of its kind in the region.

    By Ji Yuqiao and Li Yuche | 2023/3/8 0:21:10
  • Youths present joyous Xinjiang

    "The new media platforms in the new era give me the opportunity to bring Xinjiang people's humor to audiences around the country and even the world through our short videos," Enzat Tohti, a young entrepreneur from the Uygur ethnic group who is a national political advisor from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, said in an address at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday, showing Xinjiang youths' confidence in front of the cameras of domestic and foreign media.

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2023/3/8 0:09:49
  • China's most influential music festival to return in Hainan

    China's highly anticipated music festival is set to come back in Haikou, South China's Hainan Province in mid-March.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/7 22:58:20
  • Trends: Students' diverse employment directions key to inheriting Chinese calligraphy

    To celebrate the 60-year establishment of higher education courses for Chinese calligraphy, a forum was held recently in Shanghai to discuss the future of this traditional subject and the challenges teachers face. Data shows that 261 colleges and universities offering calligraphy majors nationwide.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/7 22:30:51
  • Counterattacks a pragmatic tactic for Chinese soccer, for now

    The long underachieving sport of Chinese men's soccer finally got some good news recently, as the under-20 national team defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the under-20 Asian Cup, keeping their qualifying hopes for the quarterfinals alive amid rampant scandals.

    By Lu Ming | 2023/3/7 22:14:08
  • Could Oscars be the next for a nod of the Asian Michelle Yeoh?

    "Kung Fu Queen" Michelle Yeoh seems to be only one step away from making history at the Oscars after she won best actress at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, which are seen as one of the most crucial steps on the path to an Oscar statuette.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/7 21:51:25
  • Jiang Shengnan: Good literature cannot be replaced by AI story generators

    CPPCC National Committee member Jiang Shengnan is a well-known scriptwriter and writer who has written a raft of prestigious works, including the ancient costume drama Legend of Mi Yue, which proved as popular as the hit Empresses in the Palace, and The Legend of Xiao Chuo, which was a hit in East Asia.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/3/7 0:44:14
  • Shu Yong: Telling Chinese stories through nation's cultural symbols

    Shu Yong is super busy as a new ­CPPCC National Committee ­member, and he has submitted three proposals covering topics such as ­rural revitalization. He hopes to ­create national cultural symbols that tell Chinese stories about the new era.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/7 0:40:52