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International Urban Planning and Design Competition announces winners

After running for more than half a year, the third International Urban Planning and Design Competition has announced the winning designs that will transform an old factory in Handan, North China's Hebei Province, into a modern residential hub. A French architectural firm won the first place.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/27 14:18:40

Chinese students studying in the UK keep finishing their degree amid coronavirus

When Chinese student Yao Han and her Chinese friend studying in the UK finished shopping in Tesco, a British young guy followed them on their way home and kept yelling at them with verbal abuse until a British woman helped them yell back and drive the rude guy away.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 22:53:40

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region to open its first autonomous region-level art museum

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region will open its first autonomous region-level art museum in July 2021 to mark the region's 70th peaceful liberation anniversary, the museum's designer announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 22:03:40

Sichuan Province holds first wedding banquet since COVID-19 outbreak; traditional Chinese wedding customs adapt to pandemic requirements

Couples in China with wedding plans have been anxiously waiting for the day when the ban against large gatherings will finally be lifted. Well, one lucky couple in Southwest China's Sichuan Province was finally able to celebrate with family and friends at the province's first wedding banquet, or xijiu, on Thursday, although they quickly discovered that many customs had been adapted to fit the current times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 9:33:19

Professor of Hong Kong University keeps world heritage of China's tulou alive

Nine hundred years ago, Chinese built large enclosed earthen "castles" called tulou to guard against enemies. Although it is peaceful now, these earthen structures are still being used as dwelling places. Many of these shining examples of Chinese architectural structures have become World Heritage sites and have attracteda lot of film directors, including the director behind Disney's live-action Mulan remake, to use them as the setting for film shoots.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 15:08:32

Wuhan's Huoshenshan Hospital a symbol of Chinese spirit

China would like to share all its experience in designing Wuhan's hospitals to countries in need, said a technical expert that worked on the Huoshenshan Hospital, the emergency field hospital for treating COVID-19 patients that had been constructed within only 10 days in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 16:28:40

Chinese web adaptation of BL online novel promotes China's traditional Peking Opera

Chinese web drama Winter Begonia, an adaptation of a popular Boys' Love web novel, has earned high marks among TV viewers in China for its efforts in promoting the traditional culture of Peking Opera.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 22:33:40

Indian businessman living in Xi'an puts faith in China during virus crisis

"After every darkness, there is a dawn."
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 19:03:40

Online learning platform sees smooth operation amid epidemic

A free online learning platform launched for China's primary and secondary school students studying at home during the outbreak of COVID-19 has seen good results since it was launched Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/20 18:13:40

Chinese entertain themselves at home under shadow of novel coronavirus

The unprecedented coronavirus lockdown in Wuhan and many other cities in Central China's Hubei Province made Chinese New Year a bit of boring this year for local residents as well as people playing it safe at home elsewhere around the nation over the holiday. However, it did not stop talented Chinese people from making their lives at home interesting and colorful by posting all kinds of content on short video platforms.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/30 18:53:49

Sculptures 'The Footsteps of the Qin Dynasty People' debut in Northwest China

A group of 22.1-meter-high sculptures titled "The Footsteps of the Qin Dynasty People" debuted in the cultural zone of a township in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 14:58:40

Belgian man decks out his garden with 25,000 Christmas lights

The Belgian village of Hamme-Mille became Christmas central on Saturday when "Elf Serge" turned on more than 25,000 lights in his garden.
Source: Reuters | 2019/12/9 17:43:39

Multilanguage versions of 'Liangzhu Civilization Series' to be published around the world

The signing ceremony for a cooperative agreement that will see the Liangzhu Civilization Series published in multiple languages was held at the 26th Beijing International Book Fair on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/25 17:33:39

Chinese friendship garden to open in St. Paul, Minnesota

The St. Paul-Changsha China Friendship Garden in Phalen Park in St. Paul, the state capital of Minnesota, will open to the public on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/31 19:13:41

Iconic Chinese garden in Sydney listed as protected historic site

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

Scarred UNESCO World Heritage site slowly recovers after quake

Over the past year, Ren Guiyuan has spent at least four hours every day touring the Jiuzhaigou National Park in the mountainous areas of Southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/28 17:08:40

China's youth obsessed by cat sniffing

Zhou Shuaibo loves sniffing his orange Tabby cat and spends hours playing with his pet every day.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 14:34:15

Highlights of KoShariki Cat Show in Moscow

A cat is seen at a booth during the KoShariki Cat Show at the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center in Moscow, Russia, on Jan. 4, 2018. The cat show will last until Jan. 5.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 8:40:31