Global experts explore Xinjiang's cultural heritage following forum

Experts and scholars from China and abroad kicked off visits to cultural relic sites in Xinjiang for further studies on Thursday after the conclusion of the international forum. The international forum titled "The History and Future of Xinjiang, China" held on Wednesday in Kashi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region ...

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  • Beijing E-Town: Autonomous driving area

    In Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area, also known as Beijing E-Town, drivers and pedestrians have started to get used to a new phenomenon: cars passing by without drivers, only passengers in.

    By Liu Shaohua and Hu Xiaoxiao | 2024/6/15 16:42:17
  • 'Russian Heart' festival aims to boost Russia-China cooperation

    As part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Russia, the "Russian Heart" Cultural and Art Festival opened at Beijing Exhibition Center in Beijing on Friday. Artists and business leaders convened to develop business opportunities while exchange cultural heritage of the two countries.

    By Dong Feng | 2024/6/15 1:06:50
  • Documentary 'The Sinking of The Lisbon Maru' has world premiere in Shanghai, highlight of international film festival

    A thunderous applause erupts as the film ends. The cinema lights slowly brighten, illuminating the faces of many audience, with tears of emotion glistening in their eyes.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2024/6/14 20:51:03
  • Spotlight on global film trends at Shanghai International Film Festival

    The 26th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) is set to commence on Friday with the premiere of much-anticipated documentary The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru. Over the course of ten days, a total of 461 films will be screened across 47 cinemas in the city, with more than 1,600 screenings planned, according to the committee.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/14 0:30:17
  • Archaeological finds in Yunnan reveal ancient metallurgical secrets

    Located in the Deqen Tibetan autonomous prefecture in South China's Yunnan Province, the Bronze Age Jicha site is associated with ancient metallurgy. Several new finds have recently been made at the site, unveiling the industry's role in production in ancient times.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/6/14 0:16:01
  • 2024 BIBF opens soon with 15 new exhibitors participating

    The 30th Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF), one of China's largest book fairs with global participation, is scheduled to start on June 19.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/13 23:42:21
  • Culture Beat: Art show promotes cultural interaction

    The art exhibition Valle y Mar Sin Fin by Domènec Corbella recently opened in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province. Curated by Zeng Xi and Li Huashuai, the exhibition features 28 works from Corbella's Valley and Ocean series, which are deeply influenced by Chinese philosophy. The exhibition also incorporates an AI visual search engine, offering visitors a new tech-enhanced art experience.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/13 22:08:31
  • Culture Beat: 'The Unknown Heroes' to be staged soon

    The cast and crew of the expansive stage play The Unknown Heroes held a press conference at the National Centre for the Performing Arts on Wednesday. Commemorating the birth of the Communist Party of China, the play is scheduled to be staged from June 28 to July 1.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/13 22:05:29
  • Over 900 historical relics found in two ancient shipwrecks in South China Sea

    Chinese archaeologists have finished three phases of a deep sea archaeological investigation of two ancient shipwrecks from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in China's South China Sea, excavating over 900 cultural relics, the National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA) announced at a press conference on Thursday.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/6/13 22:01:08
  • Trusting youth over short-term fixes: a solution for Chinese soccer

    Chinese soccer's path forward lies in recognizing and learning from its past mistakes. An overreliance on experienced veterans and naturalized players has only provided temporary relief without addressing underlying issues.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/6/13 21:12:38
  • Dragon boating still seeking IOC recognition

    Dragon boat racing will be featured as a demonstration sport at the upcoming Paris Olympic Games after the sport's first appearance on the Olympic stage at Tokyo 2020, according to International Canoe Federation President Thomas Konietzko.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/6/13 19:31:07
  • Culture Beat: Original musical 'Lights and Shadow' premieres

    The original musical Lights and Shadow recently premiered in Beijing. With its intricate youthful story and pleasant musical melody, it ignited the enthusiasm of the audience. The musical will be staged over six consecutive nights at the Shanghai People's Grand Theatre starting from Thursday, followed by a tour across the country.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/12 22:26:15
  • Culture Beat: The 'Era of Encore' opens to public

    Set to run until September, the Era of Encore exhibition has opened at the Beijing Times Art Museum. Focusing on the creations of artists born in the 1990s, the exhibition showcases 70 works from 32 artists. Twenty-six of the works were created specifically for this exhibition.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/12 22:20:40
  • Ancient Persia exhibition kicks off in Shanghai

    In the soft glow of the lights, ancient artifacts from Iran are displayed in a deep blue exhibition hall, each piece whispering tales of the distant and illustrious Persian civilization.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2024/6/12 22:14:45
  • Short dramas, IP adaptions, AIGC boost development of online literature

    China's online novels have benefited from the booming short drama industry, the intellectual proper-ty (IP) adaptions as well as fast developing AI tools, according to the Online Creation Conference running from Wednesday and Thursday in Huangshan, East China's Anhui Province.

    By Xu Liuliu in Huangshan | 2024/6/12 22:11:27
  • Digital ibuprofen: Japan's 'Chiikawa' memes capture Chinese youth

    Since the beginning of 2024, the Chinese internet has been taken over by the adorable characters from the Japanese animated series Chiikawa, which has also quickly become a sensation among young people across the globe. From group chats to social media and even physical stores with merchandise collaborations, these characters have become a cultural phenomenon.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/6/12 22:05:26
  • Experts discuss cultural heritage, development of Xinjiang

    Kashi, a 1,000-year-old city in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, boasts a rich ethnic flavor and deep cultural heritage. The historically significant commercial hub on the ancient Silk Road, which continues to serve as a crucial junction for the economies and cultures of the East and West, welcomes guests from around the world.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/6/12 22:03:20
  • AI bot, too perfect to be a boyfriend

    As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to revolutionize a whole spectrum of industries, some young women are exploring a unique application: training large language models to create virtual boyfriends. While this may seem therapeutic in a world awash with loneliness, it raises questions about the impact of generative AI on our ability to form genuine, human connections.

    By Zhao Deshui | 2024/6/12 21:59:54
  • Chinese fans thank Singaporean goalie, call for visits to his food stall

    Chinese soccer fans have taken to social media to express their heartfelt gratitude to Singapore and its goalkeeper for their efforts to prevent Thailand's landslide victory, and for keeping China's World Cup hopes alive by the narrowest of margins on Tuesday.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/6/12 13:49:24
  • Blend of traditional tea culture and modern fashion wins hearts of young consumers

    The topic "Post-1990 founder brings Chinese tea to the world" began trending on social media recently after the founder of a new Chinese-style tea brand made headlines with his innovative ways of promoting the Chinese tea culture to the global stage.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/6/11 22:17:52
  • 'Doctor of cultural relics' calls for more lost artifacts to return to Yungang

    In the western suburb of Datong, North China's Shanxi Province, nestled against the southern slope of Mount Wuzhuo, stand the majestic figures of the Yungang Grottoes, a testament to the enduring beauty of 1,000 years. These colossal Buddhas, towering and awe-inspiring, continue to draw a steady stream of visitors who come to witness the grandeur of this World Cultural Heritage site.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/6/11 22:01:04
  • Beijing provides 100 million yuan in Great Wall protection efforts

    Beijing is funding urban and district level institutions with nearly 100 million yuan ($13.78 million) annually for the repair, protection, development and utilization of the Great Wall, according to the Beijing Daily.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/11 21:50:54
  • Upcoming military TV drama embodies heroic spirit of Chinese pilots

    An upcoming military TV drama Hai Tian Xiong Ying, or The Eagle over the Sea, will air this Tuesday evening on CCTV-1 prime time, with two episodes broadcast every Monday and Friday at 8 pm.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/11 19:31:00
  • Commemorating the birthday of Peking Opera artist Cheng Yanqiu

    This year marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of Peking Opera artist Cheng Yanqiu, one of the "Four Great Dan Actors." To honor his legacy, the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, along with other institutions, recently co-hosted a series of memorial events in Beijing. These events spanned four days and concluded today.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/10 23:32:25
  • Culture Beat: Immersive experience art park unveiled

    The launch ceremony for Beidaihe·Butong Art Town was successfully held at Beijing's 798 Art Zone recently. This innovative project combines cutting-edge art concepts with professional exhibition spaces, merging culture and tourism to create an extraordinary narrative of art. It will be China's first immersive art experience park.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/10 22:17:00
  • Culture Beat: HKB celebrates its 45th anniversary

    The Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) has announced its 2024-25 Season, which will mark its 45th anniversary with a series of exciting premieres and classic favorites. Highlights include the Asian premieres of The Wizard of Oz and Frida, the world premiere of The Butterfly Lovers, and a fresh new interpretation of Giselle.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/10 22:14:15
  • Team China to play against S.Korea in critical qualifier

    The Chinese national soccer team is gearing up for a crucial away pitch World Cup qualifier against South Korea on Tuesday.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/6/10 22:00:39
  • New finds in Suzhou reveal city center from over 2,000 years ago

    Revolving around the archaeological ruins called the Jincheng Xincun site, literally meaning the Jincheng New village site, an academic meeting was recently held in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province, during which new findings were discussed that show the site was once an urban center during the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206 BC).

    By Li Yuche | 2024/6/10 21:57:39
  • International cooperation in protecting cultural heritage staged at NMC

    Starting from June 6, the National Museum of China (NMC) is presenting, in partnership with the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH), an exhibition titled Salvaged from the Shadows, Protecting Cultural Heritage, featuring ALIPH's work from around the world.

    By Dong Feng | 2024/6/10 21:18:58
  • China's TV industry wins audiences' hearts with high quality series

    Since its debut on Chinese streaming platform Youku on June 2, Chinese TV series The Double has become a hit, making the Youku one of the top three downloaded free apps in the Apple App Store on Friday and Saturday.

    By Ai Pang | 2024/6/10 19:29:17
  • Too low to bear, not too late to care

    Recently, an e-commerce platform launched a book promotion plan for the June 18 Chinese Shopping Festival, claiming to offer a 70-80 percent discount for all types of books for eight days. Subsequently, two joint statements issued by the publishing industry went viral on social media platforms. As of now, 56 publishing houses have declared that they will not participate in the promotion plan or bear any rebate costs incurred during the event. This is the largest collective boycott against an e-commerce platform by China's publishing industry over the years.

    By Zhang Nan | 2024/6/10 19:19:52
  • Number of young golf players steadily increases in China

    The number of young athletes participating in golf in China has been steadily increasing in recent years, according to the first official national youth golf development report released by the China Golf Association (CGA) during the Dragon Boat Festival.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/6/10 17:08:52
  • New unearthed items of 'Marquis of Haihun' tomb exhibited for Cultural and Natural Heritage Day

    A group of jade artifacts, unearthed from the main coffin of Marquis of Haihun, Liu He's tomb, were exhibited for the very first time at the Nanchang Relic Museum of Haihunhou State of Han Dynasty in East China's Jiangxi Province on Saturday, the Cultural and Natural Heritage Day.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/9 14:46:33
  • China acts as an active advocate for cultural heritage protection and dialogue among civilizations: experts

    Jointly organized by the NCHA and the Liaoning Provincial Government, an exhibition themed with Hongshan Culture and Chinese Civilization, has opened on the day.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/6/8 19:08:10
  • Russian student encounters Eastern beauty in Chinese intangible cultural heritage 'qipao'

    "I'm a foreigner, but I am not an outsider!" In China, there is a group of "non-outsiders" among foreigners -- they enjoy Chinese cuisine, speak Chinese, read ancient poetry, and practice tai chi. Their unique bond with China has made them fall deeply in love with the country. Recently, the "Together We Gather" studio of huanqiu.com has launched a series of short videos titled "Encountering China, Falling in Love with China -- Foreigners but not Outsiders," which tells the vivid stories of these "non-outsiders" and truly presents the new era of China against the background of its economic takeoff, social transformation, and beautiful landscapes from a foreigner's perspective.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/8 18:50:54
  • International cooperation in protecting cultural heritage staged in National Museum of China

    Starting from June 6, the National Museum of China (NMC) presents in partnership with the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in conflict areas (ALIPH) an exhibition titled "Salvaged from the shadows, protecting cultural heritage," featuring ALIPH's work around the world. Experts told the Global Times that the exhibition bears witness to collective effort and to the tangible results that ALIPH has achieved in the past seven years.

    By Dong Feng | 2024/6/8 14:26:26
  • Tang Dynasty 'Figure under the tree' mural discovered in Taiyuan

    On Tuesday, the Shanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology announced the discovery of a "figure under the tree" mural dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907) in a tomb in Taiyuan, North China's Shanxi Province.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/6 9:08:35
  • Wang Chaoge tells 'youth stories' for first time

    Director Wang Chaoge recently hosted the "Youth Never Ends – No.35 High School Director's Meeting" at Unique Dream of Red Mansion theater complex in Langfang, North China's Hebei Province, where she shared her "youth stories" publicly for the first time. ​

    By Global Times | 2024/6/6 4:09:37
  • A total of 10 films set to take on Dragon Boat Festival box office

    A total of 10 films are scheduled to hit the big screen during the Duanwu Festival, or the Dragon Boat Festival, with a rich variety of film genres and themes expected to spark the first box-office peak of the summer season.

    By Chen Xi and Wu Jie | 2024/6/5 22:49:17
  • Chinese fantasy drama debuts globally

    The new series Fox Spirit Matchmaker: Red-Moon Pact, the first live-action adaptation of the popular Chinese anime Fox Spirit Matchmaker, premiered recently on streaming platform iQIYI domestically and globally, has become one of the popular fantasy TV series in 2024, showcasing Eastern aesthetics and the richness of Chinese culture with an innovative portrayal of Chinese mythology.

    By Li Hang | 2024/6/5 22:46:04
  • Meritorious industrial heritage becomes key site for youth education

    Stepping into the 711 Time Town in Chenzhou, Central China's Hunan Province, it feels like a journey back in time to the mid-20th century China with its Soviet-style red walls and black tile roofs, vintage shops, and factory club. But as you delve deeper, you will discover that time hasn't stood still.

    By Lin Xiaoyi in Chenzhou | 2024/6/5 22:35:35
  • Goethe-Institut in Beijing launches Open Day event, promotes China-Germany exchange

    The Goethe-Institut China recently held an Open Day event in Beijing, designed to engage lovers of German culture in China. The fair featured a diverse range of cultural and educational activities and attracted a large number of student visitors.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/5 22:34:44
  • Duanwu Festival a time to retain health with rice dumplings and dragon boat race fun

    The Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival, is the first Chinese festival to be inscribed in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Apart from China, many countries and regions around the world also observe the festival.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/5 21:46:04
  • China, Russia boost tourism, cultural ties

    Many Chinese people are familiar with at least some Russian tourist attractions. The Kremlin, the Red Square, to name a few. For many, these tourist destinations deserve in-person visits at least once in their lifetime.

    By Chu Daye | 2024/6/5 21:00:13
  • Library sector seeks more cooperation to capitalize on AI influence

    China and Russia are seeking more cooperation in facing the challenges and potential opportunities that artificial intelligence (AI) is bringing to the library sector, officials and experts said at the Second China-Russia Library Forum held in Beijing.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/6/5 20:02:24
  • China-Egypt joint archaeological team resumes excavation

    In the prestigious Karnak Temple Complex of Luxor in Egypt, archaeologists from China and Egypt have been working together since 2018 to uncover the 3,000-year-old Montu Temple, gradually unveiling the mysterious story of the ancient site. Both sides expressed that the joint archaeological expedition has helped forge a bond of friendship, making the two civilizations get closer.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/6/5 20:02:10
  • Viewers mock 'illegal construction' headpiece in hit costume TV series

    The wedding outfit of the heroine in hit TV series Joy of Life has sparked heated discussion recently, with netizens mockingly referring to her complicated headpiece as an "illegal construction."

    By Jiang Li | 2024/6/5 1:19:11
  • Chinese scientists highlighted in new museum for their contribution

    Inside a newly opened museum in Beijing, visitors gather to carefully examine a piece of old, threadbare clothes and a palm leaf fan, both of which are patchy. One would never guess that both articles belonged to China's renowned scientist Qian Xuesen, one of the key founders of China's space industry.

    By Bi Mengying | 2024/6/4 23:31:38
  • Digitization brings ancient treasures alive as China celebrates Cultural and Natural Heritage Day

    When the metaverse meets museums, visitors are able to travel to the past to build ancient buildings, travel with ferocious wild beasts like lions and white elephants in Chinese legends. Digital displays of cultural relics have increasingly become an important way to bring cultural relics back to life. With advances in modern technology, digitization is no longer limited to simple screens that bring pictures of relics to visitors, but now includes high-tech means such as the metaverse, AI-generated content and interactive experiences that bring visitors into the world of cultural heritage.

    By Xu Liuliu and Chen Xi | 2024/6/4 22:43:42
  • Ming Dynasty copper coin unearthed at Great Wall for first time

    On Monday, Chinese archaeologists discovered a Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) copper coin and firearm components during an archaeological excavation at the Jiankou section of the Great Wall, one of the most dangerous parts of the Great Wall, in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/4 17:03:48
  • Wisdom from Chinese classics on war still relevant

    Chinese netizens have expressed diverse opinions on the news that Maxwell Air Force Base (AFB) plans to purchase two classic Chinese books on war - Understanding Space Strategy: The Art of War in Space and The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/4 0:04:16
  • Culture Beat: 'Where Mountains Meet the Sea'

    The Gravity Art Museum at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen has opened with its inaugural exhibition Where Mountains Meet the Sea. The exhibition features 27 works by 14 artists. This exhibition uses the ancient Silk Road as a thread and echoes the stories of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area's reform and opening-up. It is set to run until September 23.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/3 23:47:35
  • Culture Beat: Family comedy 'Gold or Shit' premieres

    The film Gold or Shit, starring Hu Ge and Gao Yuanyuan, on Sunday held its premiere in Beijing. The film garnered significant attention and acclaim at the Beijing International Film Festival, where it won Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress. It is set for nationwide release on June 8.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/3 23:46:06
  • Two new world records set in Hunan dragon boat races

    With a total of 212 boats taking part, a dragon boat race held in Dao county in Central China's Hunan Province, on Sunday broke the Guinness World Record for the "largest dragon boat race (team)."

    By Wu Jie | 2024/6/3 23:36:16
  • 3,000-year-old rock painting cluster discovered in Qinghai

    A cluster of rock paintings from more than 3,000 years ago were discovered in the Hainan Tibetan autonomous prefecture in Northwest China's Qinghai Province last week.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/6/3 23:34:19
  • Overseas officials hold dialogue on traditional culture, exchanges and cooperation

    The Party School of the CPC Central Committee (National Academy of Governance) recently held a dialogue on traditional Chinese culture and cultural exchanges for officials, experts and deputies from Laos, Sri Lanka, the Republic of the Congo and Algeria.

    By Xu Liuliu and Li Meng | 2024/6/3 23:29:09
  • Micro-dramas a boon for media evolution

    The first episode of the much-anticipated Chinese micro-drama Take Me Home, produced by renowned Hong Kong director and comedian Stephen Chow, has garnered over 1 million views within just an hour of its release on Sunday. The current word-of-mouth is still unclear, with some viewers praising its "cinematic quality and satirical edge" while others find it "lacking in humor."

    By Chen Xi | 2024/6/3 22:44:48
  • 'Mangzhong' solar term: Farmers' busiest mid-summer season

    Mangzhong, or Grain in Ear, falls on Wednesday this year. This is the ninth of the 24 solar terms and the third solar term of the summer according to the traditional Chinese calendar. It is the only solar term that directly references agricultural activities, while its pronunciation in Putonghua sounds the same as "busy planting."

    By Dong Feng | 2024/6/3 22:42:10
  • Culture Beat: Charm of traditional clothing culture displayed through tech

    The opening ceremony of the Artificial Intelligence Generated Content (AIGC) Co-Creation Aesthetic Education Exhibition was held in Beijing recently. Hosted by the Art and Technology Integration Innovation Center of Beijing Normal University, the exhibition displays the charm of traditional Chinese clothing culture through modern technology and artistic language.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/2 22:52:13
  • Culture Beat: French artist Isabelle Cornaro's exhibition kicks off in Beijing

    The first major institutional solo exhibition in Asia by French artist Isabelle Cornaro recently kicked off at the Today Art Museum in Beijing. The Isabelle Cornaro Solo Exhibition features 27 works, including a brand-new large-scale local instal-lation work, which was unveiled for the first time.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/2 22:50:43
  • CAA graduates encouraged to 'understand the world'

    From paintings, urban designs to AIGC videos and installations, the artworks from 2,868 graduates of the China Academy of Art (CAA) this year have turned the city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province into the sea of art in eight exhibition areas across the city since Saturday.

    By Xu Liuliu in Hangzhou | 2024/6/2 22:44:10
  • Exhibition honors China-born Scottish Olympic champion Liddell

    An exhibition commemorating Scottish Olympic champion Eric Liddell opened on Saturday at the Tianjin Sports Museum in North China's Tianjin Municipality, as 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of the Tianjin-born athlete's victory at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/6/2 22:42:09
  • Tagore's long-lasting legacy continues to inspire young generations

    As the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore's first visit to China, we, as Indian businesspeople in China, are reflecting on the profound impact of this eminent poet, philosopher, and cultural ambassador.

    By Dev Raturi | 2024/6/2 22:34:53
  • We are closest partners: Russian baker living in China for 20 years

    For decades, China and Russia have formed unique forms of culture because of their distinctive natural conditions, ways of life and special roles in the course of social history.

    By Zhang Weilan in Harbin | 2024/6/2 22:31:37
  • What's fueling the rise of 'Sheconomy'?

    According to global consultancy Accenture, China is home to nearly 400 million female consumers aged 20 to 60, whose annual spending accounts for as much as 10 trillion yuan ($1.4 trillion) and constitute the world's third-largest consumer market, whose size is equivalent to the value of the combined retail markets of Germany, France, and the UK. This Chinese "She economy" profoundly influences the transformation and trends of the global market.

    By Zhang Nan | 2024/6/2 22:26:22
  • Beijing Museum Month opens Film Week to screen 40 movies at museums

    Film Week, part of the 2024 Beijing Museum Month campaign, will be launched on Saturday, which is International Children's Day, at Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum. During Film Week, at least 20 museums will host about 40 movie watching activities. More than 10 remarkable films will be on show.

    By Dong Feng | 2024/5/31 22:18:32
  • China-Latin America sinology season launched in Qingdao, marking 10th anniversary of building China-LAC community with a shared future

    China-Latin America sinology season was launched at the World Sinology Center of Beijing Language and Culture University in Qingdao, a coastal city in East China's Shandong Province, on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/1 16:40:48
  • National Museum for Modern Chinese Scientists opens in Beijing

    Thursday is the 8th annual National Science and Technology Workers Day in China. On this day, the National Museum for Modern Chinese Scientists in Beijing officially opened to the public, with inaugural exhibitions that honor renowned Chinese scientists. The museum is the world's first museum established for the scientific community of a nation.

    By Global Times | 2024/5/31 13:04:58
  • Over 12,000 activities to be held to celebrate Cultural and Natural Heritage Day

    More than 12,000 intangible cultural heritage promotion and display activities will be held across China around the time of “Cultural and Natural Heritage Day” in June, according to a press conference held by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) on Thursday.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/5/31 0:13:59
  • First traditional woodwork exhibition hall welcomes young people

    The Ming-style chair must be one of the most well-known pieces of Chinese furniture in the world, because of its precious wood, comfortable design, simple decoration and superb craftsmanship.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2024/5/30 22:34:40
  • China's badminton team eye gold sweep at Paris Olympics

    Earlier in May, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) unveiled the list of qualified participants for the Paris Olympics, with 173 athletes competing in five disciplines. The Chinese team is the only team in the world set to participate in all five events.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/5/30 21:47:40
  • Confucius, Lao Tzu sculptures by Wu Weishan unveiled in Uruguay

    Sculptures of the great Chinese philosophers Confucius and Lao Tzu by Chinese artist Wu Weishan were unveiled at Batlle Park in Montevideo, capital of Uruguay, on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/5/30 21:29:04
  • Canal town Wuzhen launches folk events to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival

    Picturesque canal town Wuzhen in East China's Zhejiang Province has launched a series of lavish festivities to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on June 10 this year.

    By Global Times | 2024/5/30 21:24:54
  • Exploring the peaceful coexistence of animals and humans at 'Disneyland of Nanjing'

    Nanjing's Hongshan Forest Zoo, East China's Jiangsu Province, has become a real hit and has been dubbed “the Disneyland of Nanjing” for its popularity and the number of visitors it attracts. Here visitors can enjoy learning about nature and the fascinating relationship between human beings and animals. Located north to the old Nanjing railway station in the heart of the city, the zoo possesses a significant advantage with its hilly topography: it can simulate the natural habitat of wild animals, allowing them to have more space to move around, while remaining conveniently accessible.

    By Zhang Han in Nanjing | 2024/5/30 21:19:40
  • Reading teaches me to turn a dream into action

    Hey, wise investors! Do you believe that some investments have no risk and high reward? Yes, indeed! That's reading!

    By Li Hanyu | 2024/5/30 20:53:17
  • Creative varieties bring nice and cool summer snacks

    As the 36th Beijing Daxing Watermelon Festival concluded on Tuesday, fruit-related topics trended online. This summer, Chinese citizens have found the markets offering a particularly large array of fruits and fruit-based products. From DIY fruit ice cream to cooked fruit, netizens seem to enjoy showing off their favorite fruit-based food on social media platforms.

    By Jiang Li | 2024/5/30 20:25:44
  • Peru: Reception held at embassy to highlight judicial exchanges with Chinese counterparts

    To welcome Javier Arévalo Vela, the current president of the Supreme Court of Peru, Marco Balarezo, Peruvian Ambassador to China, hosted a reception on Tuesday at the Peruvian Embassy in China.

    By Li Yuche | 2024/5/30 20:15:29
  • India-Bangladesh: Event held to honor Tagore, Nazrul

    Both Gurudev Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam became legends through their writings, and the Rabindra-Nazrul Jayanti was observed at the Embassy of India Amphitheater, in Beijing on May 24 to commemorate their contributions to Bengali Culture.

    By Dong Feng | 2024/5/30 20:09:23
  • Greece: Greek tourism poster exhibition opens in Chengdu

    A poster exhibition featuring 55 Greek tourism posters spanning almost a century was inaugurated on May 20 in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province. The exhibition titled A century of Greek Tourism through Poster Art includes 55 tourism posters from the late 1920s to recent times and is taking place against the backdrop of the Chengdu Europe Culture Season.

    By Bi Mengying | 2024/5/30 20:05:12
  • Azerbaijan: Embassy hosts event to celebrate Independence Day

    The Embassy of Azerbaijan in China, on Tuesday, hosted an event to celebrate the Independence Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Beijing.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/5/30 20:02:39
  • Diplomatic sports invitational held in Beijing to promote friendship and cultural exchanges

    The 2024 Diplomatic Sports Series Invitational Tournament was held on May 25 at the Beijing Sport University.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/5/30 19:55:31
  • China to host over 7,300 events for celebration of Cultural and Natural Heritage Day

    Hongshan Culture Research Institute will be officially established at the main venue of the Cultural and Natural Heritage Day -- Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning Province. Over 7,300 cultural events are set to be held across China for the day's celebration on June 8, officials from the National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA) said at a press conference on Thursday.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/5/30 17:51:34
  • Art or junk? Student's debatable artwork reflects plight of contemporary art

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  • Child psychologists advocate for inclusive efforts in addressing childhood autism

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