102 newly revealed architectural heritage projects aim for better protection

A total of 102 architectural heritage projects have been included in the 9th Batch of China's 20th Century Architectural Heritage Projects for the better protection of the heritage in Chinese architecture in the 20th century. Experts said China has transitioned from "cultural relic protection" to "cultural heritage protection," and ...

'To The Wonder' showing beauty of Xinjiang's Altay acclaimed at Asian premier

Chinese mini TV series To The Wonder won applause at its recent Asian premiere for its light plot, simple and natural audio-visual effects and innovative adaption.

  • China International Communications Group attends 2024 Foire de Paris, showcasing Chinese culture

    The China International Communications Group (CICG) has joined the 2024 Foire de Paris, which commenced on Wednesday, hosting a Chinese cultural exhibition as well as other exchange activities.

    By Global Times | 2024/5/2 20:20:53
  • A skilled expert restores cultural relics at Sanxingdui Ruins site in SW China's Sichuan

    Guo Hanzhong is the vice head of the cultural relics storage department of the Sanxingdui Museum in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The 56-year-old man is skilled in the craft of restoring cultural relics. In the past 40 years, he has restored more than 6,000 cultural relic items and was deeply involved in the excavation of all the eight "sacrificial pits" found at Sanxingdui Ruins site.

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/2 19:11:34
  • Original musical 'Flying Apsaras' premieres

    Musical drama Flying Apsaras, created by the China Oriental Performing Arts Group Co, Ltd, premiered at the Beijing Poly Theatre from Thursday to Saturday. As a project funded by China National Arts Fund in 2023, Flying Apsaras brings together top domestic and foreign art troupes, local governments and social media.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/29 3:28:01
  • Chinese art exhibition's sound design the best: French expert

    Jointly produced by cultural creative organizations of France and China, the opening ceremony of a multi-sensory art show called The Earth Journey: Breath with Our Living World has been launched in Beijing.

    By Li Yuche | 2024/4/28 23:06:09
  • Holiday travel and box office performance expected to surge: experts

    As China's May Day holidays approach, experts anticipate a surge in travel and a promising box office performance, driven by a combination of factors including strong demand, diverse cultural offerings, and a robust lineup of films.

    By Li Hang | 2024/4/28 22:42:14
  • China's sci-fi industry achieves historic growth

    China's sci-fi industry saw accelerated growth in 2023, generating revenue of 113.29 billion yuan ($15.94 billion), according to a report released on Saturday. The revenue represented year-on-year growth of 29.1 percent, and this is the first time the industry's annual revenue has exceeded 100 billion yuan.

    By Chen Xi and Bi Mengying | 2024/4/28 22:36:12
  • Chinese nature reflects balanced maxim

    China's work sector faces criticism by some foreign media, but its detractors fail to see the flip side of the coin - a culture that encourages a "work hard, play hard" balanced approach to life, in line with a philosophy of diligence in all matters. Indeed, some aspects of corporate life in China may appear daunting from the outside. Far from being the preserve of the competitive financial and business markets in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong, this same attitude toward hard work is seen across the board, with everyone from deliverymen, to teachers and regular office workers. They all go above and beyond in discharging their duties.

    By Ngina Mark Allan Karanja | 2024/4/28 22:05:28
  • 30 theatrical works highlight May Performance Season

    The Beijing Performance & Arts Group published its upcoming May Performance Season on Friday in Beijing. In the next month, the group will stage 30 theatrical works for nearly 80 performances in 18 theaters.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/28 21:43:26
  • Culture Beat: Gallery Weekend Beijing to open in May

    Over 30 galleries and institutions will attend the year 2024's Gallery Weekend Beijing from May 24 to June 2, an event that mainly takes place in Beijing's iconic 798 art zone and other key spots across the city.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/28 21:39:27
  • Culture Beat: Exhibition showcases beauty of reading

    A new exhibition at Shu Yong Museum of Modern Art in Beijing aims to show the beauty of reading through various paintings and calligraphies from different Chinese artists.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/28 21:36:06
  • Winner of Sino-French art exchange program announced

    The "Intelligent Hand – Golden Phoenix · Yishu 8 Sino-French Craft Exchange Program" announced this year's winner on Saturday. Hua Yong, a handicraft artist who graduated from the Academy of Arts & Design at Tsinghua University, was named the winner of this year's award among the 19 shortlisted artists.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/26 4:08:58
  • Culture Beat: Hong Kong Gaudeamus Dunhuang Ensemble to stage concert in Tianjin

    Wrapping up their Beijing performance, the Hong Kong Gaudeamus Dunhuang Ensemble (HKGDE) is set to host a concert at the Tianjin Binhai Performing Arts Center Opera Hall on Friday. The highly anticipated A Dialogue between Dunhuang and the Palace Museum: Across 2000 Years of Chinese Culture Heritage - Nature's Concerto, Music from Heaven, Earth & Man was co-organized by the China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd, CPAA Theatres Development Co, Ltd, the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center and the Tianjin Binhai Performing Arts Center, with staunch support from the Beijing Palace Museum, the Hong Kong Palace Museum and the Dunhuang Academy.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/25 23:12:32
  • Culture Beat: 'In the Name of the Brother' receives high reviews

    A number of spy war dramas have hit small screens in China recently. In the Name of the Brother, one such spy drama, has sparked heated discussions after it aired in China. 2024 is likely to be a big year for the genre as shows War of Faith and Shooting Stars have also received positive reviews.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/25 23:09:36
  • China pursues Thomas & Uber Cup honors in Chengdu

    A total of 32 elite men's and women's badminton teams from 20 countries and regions across the world will compete for the team world championship titles at the 2024 Thomas & Uber Cup Finals in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, from Saturday to May 5.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/4/25 23:02:05
  • 800,000 copies of pirated film, TV works seized in crackdown

    China's Ministry of Public Security has recently revealed that more than 40,000 cases of copyright infringement and counterfeiting were handled nationwide in 2023, involving the seizure of products like bootleg films and forged food brand packaging.

    By Li Yuche | 2024/4/25 22:43:32
  • The tale of three generations of the De Gaulle family's friendship with Chinese people

    Standing in the streets of Beijing in 1978, Gregoire de Gaulle, a 23-year-old French young man, was on his first visit to the faraway country and was eager to take everything he saw with a camera in hand.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2024/4/25 22:37:12
  • CFA deserves credit for using 'Messi clause' in commercial soccer matches

    In a surprising move that has garnered applause from soccer fans, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) introduced what many are dubbing the "Messi clause" in a recent revision of regulations for the administration of international soccer events.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/4/25 22:24:29
  • Flying kites transcend cultures, regions

    Kites, a kind of ancient handicraft deeply rooted in Chinese history, have evolved from a military tool to a traditional pastime toy and then into a potent symbol of culture. Flying kites embodies the human aspiration to explore the skies. This symbolic ascent captures more than just the physical flight; it reflects a broader connection to the cosmos that has captivated human imagination for millennia.

    By Bi Mengying | 2024/4/25 22:20:04
  • A fusion of cultural heritage and natural beauty

    Located in East China's Shandong Province, Weifang, known as the "World Capital of Kites," offers a fascinating blend of cultural heritage and scenic beauty. Come explore the city's rich history, from its ancient kite traditions to the modern-day attractions that draw tourists from around the globe.

    By Bi Mengying in Weifang | 2024/4/25 21:55:54
  • Fashion weeks advance new forms of cultural tourism, regional cooperation

    As spring unfolds across China, many cities are abuzz with various fashion weeks, aiming to explore new models for promoting tourism while infusing fashion elements. Among them are the ongoing Puyuan Fashion Week in East China's Zhejiang Province, and the just concluded Guangzhou Fashion Week in South China's Guangdong Province.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/4/25 20:53:38
  • 'Books' more engaging and inspiring than digital 'screens'

    Hello everyone, my name is Pu Zhao and I'm honored to participate in the second "My Reading Life" book-sharing event, "Spring Reading." Launched by the Global Times, the event is such a great opportunity for me as a student representative speaking at the event.

    By Pu Zhao | 2024/4/25 20:37:09
  • Award injects new artistic energy into Lancang-Mekong region, creating a bright future

    The 2024 Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Art & Design Award, an international event involving the six Lancang-Mekong countries (China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam), was launched in Beijing on Wednesday. Experts expect the event to inject new artistic energy into the Lancang-Mekong region and create a brighter future for Lancang-Mekong cooperation (LMC).

    By Global Times | 2024/4/25 3:25:01
  • Stephen Chow to debut comedy variety show in Chinese mainland

    Stephen Chow, the renowned "King of Comedy" in Hong Kong cinema, is poised to launch a comedy variety show in the Chinese mainland, domestic streaming platform iQiyi revealed on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/25 2:03:32
  • China's national pavilion debuts at Venice Biennale, fostering cross-cultural artistic connections

    Displaying both ancient and contemporary Chinese artworks, the Chinese pavilion recently debuted at the 60th Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/25 1:36:30
  • Comic strip exhibition opens in Zhejiang, showcasing realistic works depicting modern China

    The opening ceremony of the 8th national comic strip exhibition kicked off recently in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province. The "New Journey, New Chapter" exhibition showcases the finest works in the field of comic strips from across the country in recent years.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/24 23:15:12
  • Emerging talents, seasoned champions propel China's swim team to new heights as they gear up for Paris Olympics

    Swimming has gaining increasing popularity in China thanks to Chinese swimmers' excellent performances in recent years, including three gold, two silver and one bronze medals at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 - an increase from one gold, two silver and three bronze medals at Rio 2016.

    By Wu Jie and Lu Wenao | 2024/4/24 22:05:52
  • Global guests share ideas about Sora and AI onslaught at 14th BJIFF

    The 14th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) is underway. Buzzing with excitement and filled with diverse discussions, the festival has attracted a large cross-section of international filmmakers. Chinese moviegoers are flocking to the festival, eager to catch the screenings of their favorite films.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/4/24 21:23:51
  • Chinese civilization dazzles in cross-border art exhibit

    The bronze art masterpieces of the Twelve Oriental Beasts series by outstanding contemporary sculptor Huang Chenyu are on display in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province. His works have won the attention of art lovers and experts around the world.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/24 20:26:43
  • Uzbekistan: Embassy in China hosts promotion event to showcase tourism potential

    The Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in China held a promotional event showcasing the tourism potential of Uzbekistan on April 18.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/24 19:24:29
  • Kazakhstan: Cooperation plans explore new horizons in China

    Kazakh Ambassador to China Shakhrat Nuryshev briefed attendees about the Kazakhstan Tourism Year in China and the latest developments in China-Kazakhstan cooperation at a press conference on April 19.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/24 19:22:10
  • Spain: Beijing students engage in cultural event at embassy

    Eight students from the Beijing Gucheng Middle School visited the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain in China on April 16, participating in a cultural event and receiving a warm welcome from the embassy. Ms. María Luisa Ochoa Fernández, Education

    By Global Times | 2024/4/24 19:20:02
  • Saudi Arabia: Counselor visits BISU for educational bonds

    Dr. Ahmed Al-Zahrani, Cultural Counselor of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in China, visited the Beijing International Studies University (BISU) on April 17 to initiate more student exchanges between Saudi Arabia and China.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/24 19:17:14
  • France: Embassy in China has symbolic decors on for Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    As the countdown to the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games approaches 90 days, the French Embassy in China has been adorned with Olympic-themed decorations. The newly adorned exterior of the embassy showcases the country's rich and diverse array of sports disciplines and architectural heritage.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/24 19:14:52
  • Journey through time: exhibition about evolution of Chinese characters opens in London

    The "Evolution of Chinese Characters" exhibition and a series of events were launched in London during the weekend, celebrating the 15th United Nations Chinese Language Day which falls on April 20.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/24 1:51:45
  • Shanxi culture, tourism promotion conference held in Morocco

    The Chinese Cultural Center in Rabat, Morocco held a culture and tourism promotion conference on Monday, to showcase Shanxi's rich cultural and tourism resources to the Moroccan people, promote in-depth cooperation in the tourism field, and help build an internationally renowned cultural tourism destination. It was jointly held by the Shanxi Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, the Network of International Culturalink Entities of China, and the Chinese Cultural Center in Rabat.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/23 22:34:29
  • Culture Beat: Works by young Chinese, French artists celebrated at NAMOC

    As part of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France, a new exhibition featuring artworks by young Chinese and French artists kicked off recently at the National Art Museum of China.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/23 22:18:19
  • International plays to shine at Aranya Theater Festival

    The 2024 Aranya Theater Festival will be held in Qinhuangdao, North China's Hebei Province from June 20 to 30. The theater festival will bring together 29 plays from 17 countries. For the first time, nine artistic directors from national theater festivals in eight countries - France, Austria, Japan, Australia, Greece, Egypt, Poland, and Colombia - have been invited to bring their works to China.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2024/4/23 22:13:19
  • 'Ride the Wind 2024' brings cultural feast

    The international cultural exchange and music show Ride the Wind 2024 aired on Chinese streaming platform Mango TV on Friday. A total of 36 international members made their first appearance on the stage, which took China's 24 Solar Terms as its theme.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/23 22:04:00
  • To value copyright is to respect ourselves: coauthor of 'Umbrella of Creation'

    A new book of long-form journalism, The Umbrella of Creation: Chronicle of Copyright Protection for Chinese Written Works, a collection of stories on intellectual property rights protection over the past three decades in China, was released in Southwest China's Chongqing on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/23 22:00:36
  • Strengthening bonds through film

    In the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between China and Brazil in 2024, the 14th Beijing International Film Festival (BIFF) has taken a significant step toward enhancing cultural exchanges and cooperation between the two countries.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/4/23 21:57:09
  • Conference in Kunming boosts nationwide reading momentum

    The three-day 3rd National Conference on Reading kicked off in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, on Tuesday. The first event of its kind kicked off in 2022 with a congratulatory letter sent from Chinese President Xi Jinping, in which he described reading as "an important avenue for humans to acquire knowledge, expand wisdom and cultivate virtue."

    By Li Yuche | 2024/4/23 21:57:08
  • World kite capital preserves and invigorates heritage

    The 41st Weifang International Kite Festival and the 2024 Weifang Kite Carnival were just concluded in Weifang, East China's Shandong Province, drawing nearly 460 participants from 46 countries and regions. This event allows people from China and abroad a closer look at the inheritance and invigoration of the kite as a cultural symbol in the "kite capital of the world."

    By Bi Mengying in Weifang | 2024/4/23 21:45:22
  • Road race events thrive through integrity and fairness

    The number of road race participants has hit new highs across China since March of this year. Nearly 500,000 runners took part in over 50 marathon races on the weekend of April 20, and more events are expected to fuel the marathon craze amid an evolving running trend.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/4/23 20:43:41
  • 2nd Global Times 'My Reading Life' book-sharing event held in Beijing

    To mark the 29th World Book Day on April 23, the Global Times hosted its second "My Reading Life" book-sharing event, "Spring Reading," as well as a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Global Times English Edition at the Cultural Center of Longfu Building in Beijing on Saturday.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/4/23 0:09:17
  • Culture Beat: Exhibition marks debut of Jeff Koons' sculpture in China

    Sacred Heart, a sculpture by renowned US artist Jeff Koons, is being exhibited as part of the International Contemporary Art Exhibition at the One Song Center of Guangzhou One Pengrui, marking the debut appearance of the artist's sculpture in China.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/22 23:57:26
  • 11 films set to hit Chinese cinemas during May Day holidays

    Formed Police Unit, starring leading Chinese actors Wang Yibo and Huang Jingyu, is the first commercial film focusing on China's peacekeeping polices overseas. It tells the story of China's peacekeeping police officers undertaking a sacred mission, traveling to foreign countries, and carrying out tasks in war-torn areas.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/4/22 22:44:44
  • 'Books of the Future' inject new vitality into reading experience

    The 3rd Guardian Art Book Fair kicked off in Beijing on Saturday, offering readers an inviting space for leisurely reading, art appreciation and engaging in discussions about art. Featuring a diverse selection of books curated by prominent figures in the book industry, the fair aims to highlight the uniqueness of art books.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/22 19:42:59
  • Chinese audience accuses Singaporean singer Mavis Hee of 'slacking off,' demands refunds

    A disappointed Chinese audience demanded ticket refunds after Singaporean singer Mavis Hee only performed for a mere half-hour at a meet and greet music concert in Nanjing, the capital city of East China's Jiangsu Province, on Saturday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/22 4:38:39
  • Current geopolitical battles a zero-sum game

    February saw a cohort of European students descend on Beijing to take part in a semester abroad study program organized by Chinese universities in conjunction with sister institutions in Europe. Despite studying different majors, the students had also chosen to incorporate not just the Chinese language into their degree studies, but also an understanding of the history and culture of China. For students like Gideon Redwitz, a German doing his study abroad semester at Peking University, it is more than just a smart career move; the study abroad program will go a long way toward creating understanding on an interpersonal level for Gen Z students in Germany and China.

    By Ngina Mark Allan Karanja | 2024/4/21 21:30:59
  • World celebrates United Nation's annual Chinese Language Day

    Featuring countries like Kenya and Nepal, a number of varied cultural events were recently held all around the globe to celebrate the 2024 UN Chinese Language Day.

    By Li Yuche | 2024/4/21 21:20:48
  • Emotional Zhou makes F1 home debut

    Emotional Chinese Formula One driver Zhou Guanyu burst into tears after ending his maiden Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on Sunday with a 14th place finish.

    By By Lu Wenao in Shanghai | 2024/4/21 21:20:13
  • Joint performance of Huang Zitao, DJ Martin Garrix falls short of expectations

    On Saturday, Chinese singer Huang Zitao sparked controversy among fans at the first F1 China Grand Prix music festival, which took place from Friday to Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/21 21:16:18
  • Digital reading, audiobooks dominate China's Gen Zers' reading habits and online literature goes global, says new report

    Days before World Book Day on April 23, the Global Times Institute and China Literature released the Generation Z Digital Reading Report on Saturday, outlining the digital reading habits of Gen Zers (generally referring to people who were born after 1995) from dimension such as geographical distribution, reading behavior, and content preferences, presenting the new digital reading trends among Gen Zers in 2023.

    By Xu Liuliu and Li Yuche | 2024/4/21 21:13:41
  • Shanghai and Paris can work together in urban governance, sustainable development and economic and cultural aspects: French Senator

    On Thursday, Our Water, To a Boundless Future, a program of the China-France Year of Culture and Tourism, was rolled out at the Palais Brongniart, a classical structure seating on the bank of the Seine in Paris, France.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/21 19:15:30
  • 2nd Global Times 'My Reading Life' book-sharing event held in Beijing

    To mark the 29th World Book Day on April 23, the Global Times hosted “Spring Reading,” the second “My Reading Life” book-sharing event as well as the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Global Times English Edition at the Cultural Center of Longfu Building in Beijing on Saturday.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/4/21 0:29:09
  • Guyu: Chinese solar term symbolizes growth, renewal, community celebration

    Guyu, or Grain Rain, marks a significant period in the traditional Chinese calendar. As the sixth of the 24 Solar Terms, Guyu usually falls around April 20 and lasts until the beginning of May. This period is traditionally associated with the onset of the rainy season, providing much-needed moisture that helps crops grow and thrive.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/19 0:15:55
  • 14th Beijing International Film Festival opens with red carpet gala

    The 14th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) has officially started after the opening ceremony was held at Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Center on Thursday.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/4/18 23:24:49
  • Unlocking charm of Chinese culture in foreigners' eyes

    We have seen many people from around the world express their love for Chinese culture in various forms. What is the charm of Chinese culture that attracts these people?

    By Zhang Nan | 2024/4/18 22:58:55
  • Ancient Divine Granary opens to public, adding a new star to Beijing's Central Axis

    With a momentous ceremony, the Divine Granary complex, part of the historic Xiannongtan Temple, or the Altar of the God of Agriculture, opened to the public in Beijing on Thursday, marking the complex's first public opening in over two centuries. The opening coincides with the 42nd International Day for Monuments and Sites.

    By Shan Jie and Chen Xi | 2024/4/18 22:53:19
  • French visitors tour 'Wonderful Gardens in Jiangnan' from China in Versailles

    As one of the countries with the longest history of garden art, China has played a very important role in the global history of gardens. Gardens in the regions south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River in China, or Jiangnan, are the profound artistic conception of Chinese culture and wisdom while showcasing natural beauty.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2024/4/18 22:49:36
  • Ancient painting inspired dance show holds 500th performance

    The poetry dance performance A Mere Touch of Green - A Choreographed Portrait of A Panorama of Mountains and Rivers concluded its 500th performance in Shanghai on Wednesday night. Featuring choreography based on the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) silk scroll paining A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains, the show has toured to 60 cities since its debut in 2021.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/18 22:48:08
  • Vloggers leading readers on literary adventures becomes rising trend

    The emergence of book vloggers has offered people a window to gain a quick understanding of books potential readers might be interested in and helped develop a passion for reading in an era dominated by short videos and fragmented information.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/4/18 22:18:08
  • Zhou's journey from kid spectator to race driver underscores China's motorsports progress

    China's race car driver Zhou Guanyu will finally make his debut as a full-time Formula One driver on the Shanghai International Circuit, two years after he started competing in the high-octane motorsport pantheon.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/4/18 22:00:11
  • Nuclear fusion museum, student activities in Leshan carry on the legacy of Chinese scientific research

    Leshan, nestled in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, is perennially popular among travelers, whether it's during the three-day Qingming Festival holiday in April or the upcoming May Day holiday. Renowned for its delectablefood characterized by delicacies such as sweet duck skin, tofu pudding and bobo chicken skewers, and well-known for its iconic Giant Buddha, Leshan attracts throngs of visitors, making it challenging to secure tickets to local attractions such as Mount Emei and the Leshan Giant Buddha during peak seasons.

    By Leng Shumei in Leshan | 2024/4/18 20:50:50
  • Unveiling the refined style of Suzhou recipes

    Suzhou, located in East China's Jiangsu Province, is known as a "heaven" in Chinese history for its rich natural resources, picturesque landscape, economic prosperity, and culinary heritage.

    By Liu Yanling in Suzhou | 2024/4/18 15:53:44
  • US returns 38 cultural relics to China; more similar cases in the future?

    A total of 38 pieces of Chinese cultural relics, including a Buddhist pagoda display, were returned from the US to China on Wednesday.

    By Li Yuche and Chen Xi | 2024/4/18 15:41:00
  • Cultural events held in Beijing to commemorate Indian writer Rabindranath Tagore

    The opening ceremony for a series of cultural events dedicated to Indian thinker and writer Rabindranath Tagore was held at Fayuan Temple in Beijing on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/18 5:05:20
  • Olympics a chance to put unity under spotlight

    As Wednesday marked the beginning of the 100-day countdown to the Paris Olympics, which will kick off on July 26, athletes around the world are gearing up for final preparations for the world's biggest multi-sport event.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/4/17 22:36:31
  • Culture Beat: Drama focuses on young people's struggles

    A new TV series has gained hot attention and viewership after debuting on Mango TV on Monday. The show has sparked more than 160 trending topics on Chinese social media platforms.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/17 22:31:17
  • Culture Beat: New performance season to kick off

    A new performance season will bring shows to various theaters in Beijing to welcome the upcoming May Day holidays.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/17 22:26:54
  • Fu Bao fervor continues in S.Korea two weeks after panda's return to China

    It has been two weeks since the international giant panda celebrity Fu Bao arrived in Chengdu in Southwest China's Sichuan Province by a chartered flight from South Korea. The chubby princess continues holding the attention of people in both countries.

    By Bi Mengying | 2024/4/17 22:25:30
  • Commercial competition to be regulated in athletics races

    Following recent controversies of race rigging surrounding the 2024 Beijing Half Marathon, the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) announced plans to introduce guidelines aimed at standardizing commercial competition in races.

    By Li Hang | 2024/4/17 22:08:47
  • Liangzhu Ruins to host World Heritage Day main event

    The main event for the International Day for Monuments and Sites, also known as World Heritage Day, is set to take place at the Liangzhu Ruins in East China's Zhejiang Province on Thursday. Experts said the event is set to promote Global Civilization Initiatives and advance cutting-edge research in archaeological site conservation management. It also seeks to explore new pathways for the conservation and utilization of archaeological sites, enhance the management of world cultural heritage protection, and foster international exchanges and cooperation in the field of cultural heritage.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/4/17 22:06:40
  • Bookshop in Seoul, a hub for South Koreans who wonder about China

    The "China Book" in Seoul is not the grandest, but is arguably one of the most comprehensive bookstores in South Korea, stocking publications about China since it was established in 1996.

    By Li Yuche | 2024/4/17 22:01:22
  • Türkiye: Ambassador meets with chairman of Export-Import Bank of China

    Ambassador of Türkiye to China Dr. İsmail Hakkı Musa met with Wu Fulin, chairman of The Export-Import Bank of China on April 11. They had a friendly and in-depth exchange of views on China-Türkiye economic and trade relations as well as bilateral cooperation.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/17 20:03:05
  • Greece: Ambassador encourages Chinese ultra-marathon runner

    Greek Ambassador to China Dr. Evgenios Kalpyris met with China's ultra-marathon runner Chen Penbin on April 12 at the Greek Embassy in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/17 19:58:53
  • Italian Design Day 2024 brings creative sustainable experiences to China

    Including a conference featuring renowned Italian architect Mario Cucinella, Italian Design Day 2024, a global artistic event, recently toured Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Chongqing.

    By Li Yuche | 2024/4/17 19:46:02
  • EUNIC launches campaign of 'Ability over Disability'

    The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) China, a European network of organizations engaging in cultural relations in China, has decided this year to hold a joint campaign on the issue of disability,according to a press conference about the campaign in Beijing on Tuesday.

    By Bi Mengying and Lou Kang | 2024/4/17 19:41:20
  • Myanmar: Embassy holds water splashing activities to celebrate Thingyan Festival

    The Myanmar Embassy in China held various activities, including water splashing, Thingyan dance performances, and a jewelry exhibition on Sunday and Monday to celebrate the Thingyan Festival.

    By Leng Shumei | 2024/4/17 19:02:35
  • Scholz wraps up China visit with German cultural center, restaurant stops

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz wrapped up his trip to China with visits to the German cultural center in China - Goethe-Institut and a typical Beijing restaurant on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/17 18:48:39
  • Beijing International Film Festival to host crossover cultural activities

    As the Beijing International Film Festival will be held as scheduled next week, the Beijing Langyuan Station will host a three-day film and television crossover market and various industry exchange activities from Friday to Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/17 1:59:47
  • Should commercial activities be banned at museums for sake of exhibitions?

    The Sanxingdui Museum in Sichuan Province, one of China's most sought-after exhibition facilities, recently released a visiting notice that prohibits many activities such as ­unauthorized "online streaming" and "museum study groups."

    By Li Yuche | 2024/4/16 23:47:00
  • Falling in love with China's rural vibrancy

    In China's "Village Super League" (VSL) soccer tournament in Rongjiang county, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, a soccer team of international students from Guizhou University played against the Jiangxi Rice Noodle team from Shangrao, East China's Jiangxi Province, attracting numerous spectators who cheered on the young players.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/4/16 23:44:40
  • Culture Beat: 14th Beijing Reading Festival launched at City Library

    The Beijing 2023 list of fine literature books was unveiled during the opening ceremony of the 14th Beijing Reading Festival at the Beijing City Library, a new cultural landmark in Beijing's Tongzhou district, on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/16 22:45:26
  • Culture Beat: Guanlan International Print Collection Exhibition opens to the public

    A new exhibition of prints from the China Print Art Museum kicked off at the Guardian Art Center. The art of printing allows culture to be spread and shared. With its unique feel and paper and ink style, printmaking is a medium that can connect with more people. With the development of digital technology and the rising demand for art appreciation, new possibilities will continue to emerge in the development of printmaking art.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/16 22:43:18
  • 2,200-year-old Chu state tomb, largest of its kind, unearthed in China

    The National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA) on Tuesday revealed details on the largest, highest-level, and most structurally complex tomb from the ancient state of Chu ever unearthed.

    By Li Hang | 2024/4/16 22:37:51
  • UNESCO symposium highlights mutual learning, intercultural dialogue

    An international symposium on the concept of intercultural exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations was held Monday at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, the French capital.

    By Xu Liuliu and Bi Mengying | 2024/4/16 22:35:48
  • As birthplace of Communist Party of China, Shanghai utilizes its red sources in patriotic education

    Standing at the gate of a Shanghai-style Shikumen house, a typical Shanghai building with a courtyard and stone-framed gates, Chen Cheng and his friends wait for the memorial staff. Two days prior, they made an appointment by phone to visit the newly opened memorial: the Memorial Hall of the Former Site of the Special Task Division of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2024/4/16 20:10:25
  • Original musical 'Light and Shadow' to debut in Beijing

    An original musical titled Light and Shadow, produced by Youthful Bloom Musical, is set to commence online ticket sales on Tuesday. The musical will premiere at the Erqi Theater in Beijing from June 7 to 9.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/16 0:51:48
  • China Film Festival illuminates London

    China Film Festival 2024 kicked off in London over the weekend, signifying a significant milestone in Sino-British cultural exchange.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/16 0:46:49
  • Water-Splashing Festival: Fusion of tradition and tourism ignites cultural excitement

    The Water-Splashing Festival in Southwest China's Yunnan Province, a traditional celebration, has gained widespread attention after videos of participants joyfully splashing water at each other and playfully "attacking" others with their sandals went viral on social media.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/4/15 23:45:53
  • Chinese woman referee makes history

    Chinese soccer marked a historic moment during the sixth round of the 2024 season of the Chinese Super League on Sunday.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/4/15 23:32:54
  • Culture Beat: Ancient myth-inspired exhibition kicks off

    A new exhibition inspired by China's classic text and compilation of mythic geography and beasts, Classic of Mountains and Seas, kicked off recently in Guilin, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/15 22:59:12
  • Culture Beat: Red-themed Tea-Picking Opera staged in Beijing

    The red-themed Tea-Picking Opera You Yan Tong Xian, or Sharing Salt Together When You Have It, hit the stage at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing on Saturday and Sunday nights. The performance by the Ji'an Tea-Picking Song and Dance Theater is inspired by the true stories of the Red Army in East China's Jiangxi Province during the 1930s and expresses the idea that as long as the Red Army has salt to eat, the ordinary people's food bowls will also be salty.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/15 22:56:36
  • Top 10 authors, literary works of 2023 unveiled

    The China Written Works Copyright Society Association hosted its annual event on Monday afternoon, showcasing the top 10 authors and literary works of 2023, alongside the release of its annual report.

    By Li Hang | 2024/4/15 22:50:56
  • Growing international events call for more sports presenters

    As a major sports powerhouse, China has witnessed a growing number of international sporting events across the country in recent years, attracting more and more foreign athletes and sports enthusiasts to the country.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/4/15 22:43:54
  • Musical 'Dream Becomes Reality' starts national tour

    Chinese musical Dream Becomes Reality kicked off its first national tour after a performance at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing. From the opening song “City of the Future” to the theme song “It's also a dream, it's also true,” there show presents 20 songs across a variety of styles, all of which serve to tell a story about main character Hao Jie, who faces difficulties but insists on independent research and development of automotive chips.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/15 21:53:48
  • Young singer hosts live show for new album

    Young Chinese singer Liu Xuanting held his first concert for his new album Nobody on Friday, giving music fans the live experience for the album, which was released on March 25. The concert consists of three sections, “The First Lights,” “The Night of Feast” and “The Final Chapter,” which present rich and diverse music styles. At the same time, an upcoming national tour was officially announced at the concert.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/15 21:44:19
  • Submissions open for 2nd Silk Road Global News Awards

    The Belt and Road News Network (BRNN), chaired by China's People's Daily, launched a global call for submissions for the second Silk Road Global News Awards (SRGNA) on April 12.

    By People's Daily Online | 2024/4/15 18:30:15
  • Champion of Beijing Half Marathon mired in controversy of race rigging

    He Jie, men's champion of the 2024 Beijing Half Marathon (BHM) on Sunday, has been entangled in controversy as he allegedly won the race thanks to three African contenders letting him cross the finish line first. The incident is still under investigation, said one of the event partners on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/15 16:35:03