Unveiling Spring Festival in Henan

Located in the heartland of China, Henan Province may not be the first place that springs to mind when thinking of tourist hotspots. However, as the birthplace of four ancient capitals and pivotal grain-producer, locals tend to showcase their understanding of their heritage to visitors.

Exploring culinary diversity in National Winter Games host Hulunbuir

During the ongoing 14th National Winter Games held in Hulunbuir, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, visitors from across the country not only enjoy thrilling winter games, but also have the chance to taste local specialties.

  • Ming Dynasty tomb excavation in Shanxi yields valuable new finds

    New findings from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) tombs of Prince Jin Duan and his wife were unveiled by Shanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/23 22:29:00
  • Embracing 2,000-year-old Chinese Lantern Festival in the Year of the Dragon

    The atmosphere of the Chinese Spring Festival reaches a climax with the arrival of the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the first lunar month. Over its 2,000-year development, the festival has acquired a number of different meanings as people come together with their family to appreciate the moon, light lanterns, watch various performances and enjoy the delicacy of the traditional glutinous rice balls. The Lantern Festival in ancient China was also a time for young men and women to meet with each other and fall in love.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/22 23:42:06
  • Lantern Festival gala to feature various opera performances

    Lantern Festival gala to feature various opera performances

    By Global Times | 2024/2/22 22:41:14
  • Influencer banned for behavior while cosplaying local god in Fujian

    In East China's Fujian Province, the custom of Youshen, which literally means "Wandering Gods," remains popular today. The annual event is usually held to celebrate important festivals such as the Chinese New Year. Yet this year, a social media influencer who cosplayed Zhao Shizi, one of the Youshen deities, sparked dissatisfaction among local netizens, leading to his Douyin account being banned.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/22 20:25:35
  • Reading boosts my imagination, helping me to see the world

    A tree is cut down to make paper. Words are printed onto this paper. The paper is stacked and bound, becoming a book. But a book is not just a mere stack of paper with printed words. What give the books their souls are the worlds within them.

    By Guan Xiaomu | 2024/2/22 19:43:26
  • New museum dedicated to artist Yang Liuyi opens

    A new museum dedicated to Chinese landscape painter Yang Liuyi opened in Zhongshan, South China's Guangdong Province, recently. Over 50 paintings created by Yang are on display at the opening exhibition of the Yang Liuyi City Art Museum. Reflecting the beauty of China's great rivers and mountains and the modern cities, the works include city views across China, from Beijing and Guangzhou to Qingdao and Xi'an.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/22 18:59:04
  • More than the spice

    "Middle-hill bus," a capsule-shaped vehicle with only 10 seats, is obviously not practical to be a public transport vehicle, especially in ­Chong­qing Municipality, a megacity in Southwest China with more than 20 million people living in its main urban districts.

    By Li Yuche in Chongqing | 2024/2/21 23:16:19
  • Blockbuster film sparks fervor for sports and fitness across China

    The passionate and inspiring boxing story in the blockbuster movie Yolo has ignited fresh fervor for sports and fitness among the vast audience as a growing number of people have kicked off their journey of fat trimming and body sculpting.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/21 23:12:40
  • Sora AI 'more of an opportunity than a challenge' for movie industry

    The beginning of the Year of the Dragon has heralded a "Song of Ice and Fire" with the emergence of Sora, a text-to-video AI model. Videos generated by Sora display strong consistency when it comes to characters and backgrounds, and support continuous shots of up to 60 seconds, including highly detailed settings and multiple camera angles. This implies that with just a text description, ordinary people using Sora may be able to become "great directors" like Jia Ling without undergoing the painful process of weight loss in her new movie Yolo.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/2/21 23:09:45
  • HK players shine in ice hockey

    At the 14th National Winter Games in Hulunbuir, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the Hong Kong team clinched their second victory in the men's ice hockey category (U18) group match by defeating the Jilin team with a resounding score of 9-3 on Tuesday.

    By Li Hang | 2024/2/21 23:06:43
  • Severe weather brings out warm hearts

    Toward the end of Chunyun, or the Spring Festival travel rush, the world's largest human migration, more than 25,000 travelers were stranded in Guazhou county in Jiuquan, Northwest China's Gansu Province, due to the impact of strong winds and snowfall.

    By Bi Mengying | 2024/2/21 23:03:15
  • Blockbuster film sparks fitness craze across China

    The passionate and inspiring boxing story in the blockbuster movie Yolo has ignited fresh fervor for sports and fitness among the vast audience as a growing number of people have kicked off their journey of fat trimming and body sculpting.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/21 18:46:06
  • Youth soccer coach banned for 12 months for misconduct

    A youth soccer coach from Northeast China's Liaoning Province, was banned for 12 months for inappropriate language and misconduct while directing his team in an invitational tournament, according to a statement released by the Chinese Football Association on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/21 17:28:22
  • Hong Kong's ice hockey team achieves second victory at 14th National Winter Games

    At the 14th National Winter Games in Hulunbuir on Tuesday, the Hong Kong team clinched their second consecutive victory in men's ice hockey category (U18) group match by defeating the Jilin team with a resounding score of 9-3.

    By Li Hang in Hulunbuir | 2024/2/21 2:13:38
  • Chilean voices add to growing controversy surrounding British Museum

    The British Museum in the UK finds itself in the midst of controversy, again. It is facing criticism from netizens in Chile for remaining obstinate in retaining two Chilean stone moai, also known as Easter Island statues, instead of returning them.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/2/21 0:57:21
  • Traditional Chinese performances win hearts worldwide during Spring Festival

    With the worldwide celebration of the Chinese New Year, traditional Chinese cultural forms such as the Yingge dance, or Dance of Heroes, and dragon and lion dances have once again garnered widespread attention, winning hearts of fans overseas as well as the younger generations in China.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/2/20 23:10:55
  • Radiant resurgence of lanterns paves way for Zigong's revival

    Have you ever thought about transforming your drawings into lanterns? That's easily achieved by craftsmen in the city of Zigong, Southwest China's Sichuan Province.

    By Lu Wenao in Zigong | 2024/2/20 21:35:04
  • Jilin sports bureau investigates allegations against figure skater Liu Xinyu

    Figure skater Liu Xinyu expressed his anger at his Instagram account being hacked and the subsequent spread of misinformation, as he prepares to compete alongside his ice dance partner Wang Shiyue, at the National Winter Games in Hulun Buir.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/20 17:48:54
  • 'The Ballad of Yanhe Rivier' staged at NCPA

    Chinese drama The Ballad of Yanhe River was staged at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing on the nights of Monday and Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/20 17:44:25
  • Chinese singer slammed for snapping photos of movie in cinema

    China's well-known singer-songwriter Xue Zhiqian shared a review on his Sina Weibo account after watching the newly released film Pegasus 2 by novelist-turned-director Han Han. Yet the post, which included three photos of the film snapped at the cinema, has sparked heated discussion over whether posting "pirated" photos online infringed on the copyright of the film.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/2/19 23:03:02
  • Culture Beat: 'Infinity and Beyond' wraps up with gala focusing on family

    A special gala for the popular music show Infinity and Beyond has aired on Mango TV, bringing touching moments to audiences with songs such as "I Love You, China."

    By Global Times | 2024/2/19 23:00:29
  • Culture Beat: 'Horizon of Khufu' immersive exhibition arrives in Beijing

    The immersive exhibition Horizon of Khufu kicked off in Beijing on Sunday. The exhibition hosted by Live Moment and HTC VIVE takes the visitors on an immersive expedition of the Great Pyramid of Giza through high-tech VR equipment.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/19 22:58:28
  • Cultural exchange program ties youngsters together

    Accompanying China's growing emphasis on student study abroad programs in the US as part of the "San Francisco Vision," my high school, Beijing No. 4 High School International Campus, organized a cultural exchange with Trinity Valley School (TVS) in Fort Worth, Texas. During the visit, I had the opportunity to experience TVS's intercultural learning environment, as well as its athletic and arts programs on campus.

    By Zeng Zirui | 2024/2/19 22:52:19
  • New hall at Yin Ruins Museum to display 4,000 Shang cultural relics

    A new museum hall at the Yin Ruins, a World Heritage Site known as "the hometown of oracle bone inscriptions," is set to open in Anyang, Central China's Henan Province, on February 26. About 4,000 cultural relics will be displayed to showcase the long history of China's Shang Dynasty (c.1600BC-1046BC) culture, officials from the National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA) announced at a press conference on Monday.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/2/19 22:51:34
  • Young swimmers make splashes

    China finished the 2024 World Aquatics Championships on the top of the medal table on Sunday night as the swimming team gave its best performance since the 1994 worlds and a surging crop of young blood made a string of remarkable breakthroughs during their debut at the global flagship aquatics event in Doha, Qatar.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/19 22:34:58
  • Spring Festival gives rise to diverse careers in China

    As China witnessed a surge in travel during the eight-day Spring Festival holidays, the massive domestic migration not only fueled the tourism market, but also provided opportunities for Chinese youths to explore new career avenues.

    By Lou Kang | 2024/2/19 22:19:17
  • Transient yet lasting beauty of China's 'ice city'

    Chinese "ice city" Harbin's tourism miracle continued till the Spring Festival. The capital of Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, and the northernmost province, welcomed over 10.09 million visitors during the Spring Festival holidays, an average daily increase of 81.7 percent year-on-year, local authorities said Sunday.

    By Bi Mengying in Harbin | 2024/2/19 19:59:11
  • Netizens in China pay tribute following death of Indian actress Suhani Bhatnagar

    Suhani Bhatnagar, a promising young actress who co-starred with Bollywood actor Aamir Khan in Indian blockbuster Dangal, has died at the age of 19.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/19 4:18:43
  • China shows cultural confidence as world shares Spring Festival's spirit, legacy, joy

    One-fifth of the world's population have observed the Spring Festival - the Chinese Lunar New Year - in different ways. The Spring Festival, which is increasingly becoming a global event, is not only exclusive to China, but also a cultural feast for the world and a ­celebration for all people to share.

    By Ai Pang | 2024/2/18 23:06:01
  • Traditional Chinese New Year paintings on display in Portland, US

    An exhibition of nianhua - or Chinese New Year paintings - a traditional art form that Chinese families have used to celebrate the Spring Festival, is now on display in Chinatown in Portland, the US.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/18 22:57:08
  • Jilin dominates short track events

    Sunday marked the conclusion of the short track speed skating events at the 14th National Winter Games. Jilin Province emerged as the biggest winner, securing five gold medals out of a total of nine in the events.

    By Li Hang in Hulunbuir | 2024/2/18 22:37:37
  • Culture Beat: Contemporary exhibit in Bazhong, Sichuan

    The ongoing Dragon Chants in Bazhong exhibition is not only a display of the integration of technology and tradi-tional aesthetics, but also an example of how old factories, like the former Bazhong Silk Factory in Bazhong, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, can be transformed into cultural and creative parks.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/18 22:13:02
  • Culture Beat: TV series explores reunion, family ties

    "Reunion" has always been the most important keyword for Chinese people during the Spring Festival. Home is where the heart belongs during the Chinese New Year and getting together with family always brings great happiness.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/18 22:08:52
  • Xinjiang archaeological show in Beijing reveals China's cultural unity, diversity

    Including an exotically designed Bronze Age felt cap, a total of 108 archaeological artifacts discovered in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are now greeting visitors at the Capital Museum in Beijing.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/2/18 22:03:36
  • Tianjin Ancient Culture Street ushers global guests to celebrate Spring Festival with its time-honored brands

    Tianjin Ancient Culture Street, a place that I am deeply familiar with, was a hit this Spring Festival after Chinese President Xi Jinping visited it ahead of the festive holidays.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/2/18 21:45:16
  • Shanxi Spring Festival lantern fairs show the charm of thriving cultural heritages

    Under dazzling street lanterns, the Spring Festival lantern fairs demonstrate the flourishing cultural economy and rich heritage in Shanxi Province of northern China. Among them, a lantern fair with local characteristics was presented on the most bustling street of Jincheng, Shanxi.

    By Wang Zixuan in Jincheng | 2024/2/18 19:45:28
  • Xi'an airport customs seizes 494 illegally exported cultural relics

    The Xi'an airport customs in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province recently seized a total of 494 prohibited Chinese cultural relics dating from the Han (206 BC–AD 220) to Qing (1644–1911) dynasties during outbound inspections.

    By Lou Kang | 2024/2/18 0:39:43
  • New TV series explores reunion, strong family ties   

    “Reunion” has always been the most important keyword for Chinese people during the Spring Festival. Home is where the heart belongs during the Chinese New Year and getting together with family always brings great happiness.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/18 0:19:21
  • Culture Beat: Chinese zodiac design exhibition in Beijing

    A Chinese zodiac design competition exhibition is currently displaying hundreds of related sculptures, paintings and creative products at Beihai Park in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/17 23:31:23
  • Culture Beat: 'Texture Lighting' shows power of sculptures

    A series of sculptures from Chinese artist Shen Yongji are on display at the Ningbo Museum of Art in East China's Zhejiang Province.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/17 22:35:59
  • China's swim team wins historic 6th gold at Doha world championships

    During the men's 200-meter breaststroke final at the Doha 2024 World Aquatics Championships on Saturday, 18-year-old Chinese swimmer Dong Zhihao staged a remarkable comeback from sixth place to first with a superb sprint in the last 50 meters.

    By Lou Kang | 2024/2/17 22:30:29
  • Winter Games officially opens

    On Saturday night, the opening ceremony of the 14th National Winter Games was held in Hulunbuir, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, marking the largest national event in China after the Beijing Winter Olympics.

    By Li Hang in Hulunbuir | 2024/2/17 22:26:19
  • China's 2024 Spring Festival film season leaves audiences satisfied

    Saturday not only marked the last day of China's 2024 Spring Festival holiday, but also closed out the seven-day domestic film period, which saw a total gross of over 8 billion yuan ($1.11 billion).

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/2/17 22:13:57
  • New consumption trends in Chinese New Year

    Chinese New Year in 2024, or the Spring Festival, was the first to be listed as an official UN floating holiday. All over the globe, about one-fifth of the world's population enjoyed a festive atmosphere and appreciated Chinese culture. During this traditional festival, the consumer market presented new trends and forms, indicating the direction of its progress.

    By Zhang Nan | 2024/2/17 22:04:41
  • Temple fair makes sensational return in China, embodying people's vision for a happy and prosperous life

    Traditional temple fairs made a big return to Beijing during this year's holidays after being suspended for several years due to the pandemic. There were too many activities to enjoy and pieces of folk art to see, a mélange of candied haws and skewered snacks – the stuff of one's childhood dreams.

    By Wang Wenwen | 2024/2/17 19:49:49
  • Traditional handicrafts add color to Spring Festival in NW China

    Liu Shengyu, 74, meticulously chiseled intricate patterns of hollowed-out flowers, coins, and auspicious words onto a stack of rice paper, accompanied by the gentle brush strokes of his son, who layered vibrant colors onto different shapes of rice paper.

    By Xinhua | 2024/2/13 23:42:54
  • World soccer legends to play at Hong Kong tournament

    Seventeen world soccer legends will entertain the crowds with a local all-star team at the Hong Kong Lunar New Year soccer tournament that is set to kick off on Tuesday evening at the Hong Kong Stadium.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/13 17:00:57
  • What's trending this Chinese New Year

    The vitality and innovation of the Chinese culture has led people across China to develop new ways to celebrate the Spring Festival such as visiting temple fairs outside one's own hometown, "village gala" performances, museums and revolution-themed venues.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/13 16:44:58
  • Actress Jia Ling's 50kg weight-loss journey generates fresh buzz amid 'Yolo' movie success

    Actress Jia Ling topped the social media topics on the second consecutive day of the Chinese Lunar New Year as her stunning weight loss of 50 kilograms during the shooting of her movie Yolo triggered heated discussions over healthy lifestyle and allowed some viewers to draw aspirations from her arduous weight-loss journey.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/2/11 22:07:08
  • Zodiac-themed flash-mob and celebration of Chinese New Year event ignite Mexico

    From February 3 to 4, 2024, the "Joyful Dragon for a Happy Chinese New Year" Zodiac-themed Flash-mob as part of the "Happy Chinese New Year" cultural program was held with success in Mexico City.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/8 21:00:04
  • Kashi expected to add Xinjiang flavor to CCTV Spring Festival Gala

    Kashi, a border city in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, has been chosen as one of the co-host cities for the annual CCTV Spring Festival Gala, and local residents are eagerly anticipating the event.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/2/8 20:09:37
  • Spring Festival links tradition, promotes global values

    On the afternoon of February 1 ahead of Spring Festival, President Xi arrived at Tianjin's Ancient Culture Street. Walking along this street that possesses an air of antiquity, he stepped into several shops such as Guifaxiang 18th Street Mahua, Nut Products Zhang, Clay Figurine Zhang, and Yangliuqing New Year Painting, asking about the categories and sales of their products, as well as the inheritance and development of China's traditional cultural heritages.

    By Xu Liuliu, Chen Xi and Lu Wenao | 2024/2/8 0:00:57
  • Beijing band searching for sounds from under the sea

    A Beijing based post-rock band has traveled to Weizhou Island in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to collect the sounds of endangered Bryde's whales so they can incorporate the sound into their music.

    By GT Staff reporters | 2024/2/7 23:44:10
  • East or West, homemade food is best

    The Spring Festival is the most cherished holiday for the Chinese people, and food plays a central role in Chinese New Year celebrations as each dish carries hopes and blessings for the upcoming year

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/7 21:12:34
  • Year of the Dragon celebrations start across UK

    In a vibrant display of cultural festivities, the UK is currently immersed in a series of events celebrating the Year of the Dragon.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/7 21:04:34
  • Stories of Judge Dee, a cultural bridge between East and West: Thomas van Gulik

    The world knows Sherlock Holmes because of the British author Arthur Conan Doyle and his detective book series about Holmes; while the West knows Di Renjie or Judge Dee, China's Sherlock Holmes thanks to Dutch diplomat and sinologist Robert van Gulik and his masterpiece Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2024/2/7 19:47:28
  • More cultural events to invigorate 60th anniversary of China-France relations, says FM

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin revealed that there would be more events held in China and France amid celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/7 18:55:40
  • 'Three Body' TV series set to premiere in US streaming service

    The Three Body TV series, which was adapted from Chinese science fiction novelist Liu Cixin's masterpiece, is scheduled to premiere on the American NBC Universal streaming platform Peacock on Saturday, marking a new step in promoting Chinese sci-fi works overseas.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/7 16:15:47
  • US returns stolen artifact to China, as two countries mark 45 years of diplomatic ties

    China's cultural authority has successfully retrieved the stolen and lost Western Zhou (1046BC-771BC) bronze vessel known as Feng Xing Shu Gui from the US, marking the end of its 40-year odyssey abroad and its return to its homeland. Officials said this move serves as a positive example for the return of more lost cultural relics to their home country in the world, including Chiina and a vivid illustration of friendly exchanges between the Chinese and American people, according to a document the National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA) sent to the Global Times on Wednesday.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/2/7 10:04:26
  • US returns lost Western Zhou Dynasty relic to China, deepening mutual exchanges

    China's cultural authority has successfully retrieved the stolen and lost Western Zhou (1046BC-771BC) bronze vessel known as Feng Xing Shu Gui from the US, marking the end of its 40-year odyssey abroad and its return to its homeland. Officials said this move serves as a positive example for the return of more lost cultural relics to their home country in the world, including Chiina and a vivid illustration of friendly exchanges between the Chinese and American people, according to a document the National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA) sent to the Global Times on Wednesday.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/2/7 9:56:58
  • Barcelona begins celebrations for Chinese Lunar New Year for 10th year

    Barcelona, a city in northeast Spain, was engulfed in festive ambiance last Saturday as thousands of people thronged to enjoy various celebrations held to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year.

    By Xinhua | 2024/2/6 23:49:44
  • Rise and fall of Spring Festival 'Motorcycle Army' reflects changing times

    More than a decade ago, whenever the Spring Festival approached, a large number of motorcycles would cross through the border between Guangdong and Guangxi. They were migrant workers in Guangdong. Since the early 1980s, Guangdong, as a pioneer of China's reform and opening-up, has experienced rapid economic development with various types of enterprises blossoming and booming. At the same time, the massive demand for employment has attracted millions of people to work in the Pearl River Delta region. Therefore, over the years, during the Spring Festival travel rush, the number of people traveling from Guangdong to their hometowns in various parts of the country has repeatedly reached record highs.

    By Zhang Nan | 2024/2/6 23:47:59
  • Over 300 ancient tombs found in East China shed light on relationship between flooding and burial sites

    Over 300 ancient tombs from the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-AD25) to the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) containing over 1,300 artifacts have been unearthed from two sites in Jinan, East China's Shandong Province, shedding light on the relationship between flooding and burial sites, as well as burial practices in ancient times, according to a Tuesday report by the local newspaper Jinan Daily.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/6 23:44:33
  • Museums, localized travel and movies main force

    Cities nationwide have been increasing tourism promotion to seize the opportunity presented by this year's eight-day-long Spring Festival holiday. Museums and localized tours are being seen as emerging boosters, while the movie industry remains an active player.

    By Lou Kang and Chen Xi | 2024/2/6 23:39:04
  • Dunhuang Academy engineers honored for outstanding dedication to preservation of history

    To safeguard the cultural heritage of ancient murals, cave temples and archaeological sites, a dedicated group of professionals, firmly rooted in the vast desert, engaged in a relentless dance with time, willingly exchanging their youth for the preservation of cultural treasures. Their devotion is counted by generations, finally restore the glorious face of the Mogao caves masterpiece in Northwest China's Gansu Province.

    By Chen Xi | 2024/2/6 21:38:17
  • Messi 'eager to play' in Tokyo, set to further disappoint Hong Kong fans

    Following his much criticized absence in a Hong Kong friendly, Argentine super star Lionel Messi said at a press conference in Tokyo on Tuesday that he is happy to be in Japan and he's eager to play there a last game before heading back home.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/6 15:05:27
  • Chinese online literature spreads overseas with 'cultural diversity'

    The Yuewen Global IP Awards were aired on Chinese streaming giant Tencent Video on Monday night, marking a new start for China's online literature and reflecting its ambition to establish a global presence.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2024/2/5 22:41:04
  • Celebrations kick off nationwide

    To celebrate the Chinese New Year, which falls on February 10, various celebrations with unique features have kicked off across the country. Hanging the Chinese character fu, or "fortune," on doors and walls is one of the most common and important customs when celebrating the festival.

    By Bi Mengying | 2024/2/5 22:29:34
  • Beijing Winter Olympics mascot Bing Dwen Dwen continues to soar with dragon version debut

    Bing Dwen Dwen, the beloved mascot of the Beijing Winter Olympics, continues to captivate consumers with its developing editions. The latest addition to the series, the Chinese zodiac dragon version of the mascot, has gained popularity in China since its release in December

    By Li Hang | 2024/2/5 21:55:34
  • Ancient city site unearthed in Henan Province produces fortune-telling relics

    The mystery of an archaeological site located in Puyang, Central China's Henan Province, was recently unveiled, revealing it was once an ancient Chinese city called “Gan” from the Warring States Period (475BC-221BC) to the Han Dynasty (206BC-AD220)

    By GT staff reporters   | 2024/2/5 20:39:00
  • Special exhibition features 'Time Study' at Beijing Books Building

    Study rooms are timeless for Chinese intellectuals, where they can read, study and practice their hearts and souls. A new exhibition which follows the timeline of "Time Study" kicked off on Saturday at the Beijing Books Building. Through the nine study rooms, the exhibition attempts connect the outstanding figures in Chinese history through their study rooms.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/5 20:17:14
  • Free subway rides for passengers in ancient attire bring 'Hanfu' into daily life

    One more Chinese city has earned itself some limelight in terms of the Spring Festival holiday. The transportation department in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province has announced that passengers dressed in ancient Chinese attire will be able to ride the subway citywide for free

    By Lou Kang     | 2024/2/5 19:49:51
  • Author of Oppenheimer biography 'American Prometheus' unveils complex life of scientist

    The movie award season has shone the spotlight back on the movie Oppenheimer, a Christopher Nolan-directed epic about the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, as the commercial hit won five Golden Globe awards this year, and earned 13 Academy Award nominations in January.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/2/5 19:09:29
  • Angry Fans deserve respect and sincere explanation after Messi no-show in Hong Kong friendly

    The clubs risk ruining their reputation and aggravating its players' injuries if profit is prioritized over other issues during a packed preseason tour.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/5 15:28:37
  • Reviving ancient poetic charm in modern society

    For thousands of years since the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046BC-771BC), poetry has been the shining jewel in the crown of Chinese literature.

    By Zhang Ni, Wu Jie and Chen Xi | 2024/2/4 22:41:39
  • National Ballet of China unveils Abu Dhabi Festival 2024

    The National Ballet of China (NBC) recently concluded its historic first large-scale tour in the Middle East, performing as the opening act for the Abu Dhabi Festival 2024, aninternationally influential arts event in the Middle East.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/4 22:31:58
  • BIBF 2024 to build global cultural bridges with Chinese books

    A reception was recently held in Beijing with an aim to promote the 30th Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) scheduled to be held from June 19 to 23, 2024. Known as the most international book gala in Asia, this event has continued enhancing cultural exchanges between China and the world through “books” since it was first launched in 1986.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/2/4 20:38:15
  • Over 1,600-year-old ivory-woven lacquerware unearthed in China for first time

    For the first time, a lacquerware featuring woven ivory was discovered in China. Dating back to the Wei and Jin dynasties (220-420), the artifact was unearthed from a family cemetery in Luoyang, Central China's Henan Province, according to a report by the Xinhua News Agency, citing sources from the Luoyang Municipal Institute of Archaeology.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/4 20:26:25
  • Annual internet gala sees cultural diversity and richness

    The 2024 China Online Audiovisual Annual Gala premiered on major Chinese streaming platforms such as Mango TV, Tencent Video, Bilibili, and Kuaishou on Saturday evening

    By Global Times | 2024/2/4 20:10:52
  • 2024 Happy Chinese New Year events launched in Macao

    The 2024 Happy Chinese New Year, a series events that aims to celebrate and promote China's Spring Festival was launched on Saturday evening in the square in front of the Ruins of St. Paul's, a world heritage in Macao.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/4 18:34:58
  • French collector promotes China-France cultural exchanges

    2024 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France. Wu's two exhibitions, as part of cultural exchange events between the two countries this year, have been flooded with visitors almost every day.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2024/2/4 14:30:42
  • Symphony orchestra performance in Beijing, themed on unity of China's diverse ethnic groups

    On Wednesday night, a symphony concert incorporating a variety of elements such as orchestral music, folk songs, traditional Chinese drama and soprano solos was held at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing.

    By Li Hang | 2024/2/2 0:56:25
  • Orchestras take stage to celebrate friendship

    What a wonderful night! The audiences must have been marveled by the chemistry of traditional Chinese musical instruments erhu, pipa and flute meeting their Western counterparts the cello and piano as musicians from the China National Traditional Orchestra and the Royal Opera of Versailles Orchestra staged a concert in Paris on Wednesday night.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2024/2/1 23:50:17
  • Profound connection between Tibetans and animals

    On a high plateau in the mountains, there was a majestic white antelope, considered the spirit of the mountains and revered as a sacred being. This white antelope freely roamed between the grasslands and high peaks. One day, a woman named Yang Xiu discovered this white antelope by the lakeside of the plateau. She was captivated by the beauty and nobility of the antelope, feeling a mysterious closeness. Yang Xiu established a special connection with the white antelope, as if it could understand the depths of her heart.

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  • 2024 WDEC shares inclusive and engaging experience with the world

    Partnering with intelligent training "simulated humans" to learn first aid techniques, activating the simulation driving platform to conduct a "high-speed train," practicing vegetable cultivation in the "smart classroom"... During the 2024 World Digital Education Conference (WDEC), which concluded in Shanghai on Wednesday, the Exhibition on the Future of Digital and Smart Education showcased China's development of digital education to international guests through a series of advanced digital equipment, sharing China's experiences with the world.

    By Chen Xi in Shanghai | 2024/2/1 23:05:32
  • Why have 'blue jeans' been losing steam? China's comfy, cost-effective fashion may give a clue

    Levi Strauss & Co, better known as "Levi's," a world-leading tycoon for denim jeans, has recently announced startling news: Around 10 to 15 percent of its global corporate workforce will be reduced in 2024 as part of a "restructuring" plan.

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  • Time-honored totem dragon takes on more meaning in modern day via reinvention of cultural legacy

    With the advent of the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese calendar, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has, for the first time, included the term "Chinese dragon" in its lexicon.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/31 23:30:11
  • Chinese streaming site unveils its 'Action Master' Season, showcases first lineup of films

    “Action films can be regarded as the name card of China, especially classic ones that have attracted global audiences to cinemas,” said Song Jia, vice president of China's streaming giant iQiyi, at a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday for the site's “Action Master” Season.

    By Bi Mengying | 2024/1/31 22:35:11
  • Yungang Grottoes: Discovering the cultural significance of a nation's strength

    When I traveled to the Yungang Grottoes in Datong last weekend, I was amazed by the exquisite Buddhist cave art left by ancient craftsmen. As I was admiring the general splendor however, I suddenly noticed something unusual.

    By Zhao Yusha in Datong | 2024/1/31 21:34:04
  • New alliance established for China's performing arts groups

    A new alliance for China's various performing arts groups was established in Beijing on Tuesday. A total of over 20 troupes from cities like Shanghai, Chongqing and Hangzhou have joined the alliance.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/31 21:25:18
  • An architect's deep bound with home under industrial giant's transformation

    In the process of Harbin's social transformation from a once sleepy industrial city to a booming tourist spot over the years, Cui Shiyao, a Harbin native and architect, is a witness, participant and beneficiary.

    By Lou Kang | 2024/1/31 19:58:07
  • Human traces and relics dating back 50,000 to 70,000 years found in SW China

    More than 105,000 stone tools, wood tools, bone tools and animal fossils, about 60,000 relics including seeds, fruits and spores, alongside traces of fire, cutting, carving and polishing left by ancient humans were found at the Mengxihe Site, dating back 50,000 to 70,000 years in Southwest China's Sichuan Province.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/31 17:49:59
  • Sino-Kenyan joint archaeological expedition yields over 2,000 stone artifacts

    The Sino-Kenyan joint archaeological expedition at the Lake Bogoria site in Kenya announced the unearthing of 22 sites containing more than 2,000 stone artifacts.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/31 16:42:32
  • Iconic Hong Kong film star Stephen Chow ventures into micro-dramas

    Iconic Hong Kong film star and director Stephen Chow announced his upcoming venture, the "9527 Theater," a comedy label dedicated to micro-dramas, on Monday.

    By Li Xing | 2024/1/31 3:07:37
  • Culture Beat: Women artist exhibit underway in Beijing

    The Extraordinary Women Artists exhibition is currently underway at the Phoenix Center in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/30 23:51:17
  • Culture Beat: 'Pegasus 2' movie cast share stories

    Chinese movie Pegasus 2 casting director and actor Han Han, Shen Teng and Fan Chengcheng will hit screens on February 10, the first day of the upcoming Spring Festival as they shared their behind-the-scenes stories on a Monday's press conference.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/30 23:49:18
  • WDEC kicks off in Shanghai

    The 2024 World Digital Education Conference (WDEC) kicked off in Shanghai on Tuesday, gathering more than 800 educators, officials, and tech leaders from over 70 countries and regions.

    By Chen Xi in Shanghai | 2024/1/30 23:45:33
  • Top six major archaeological findings in China for 2023 revealed

    Excavation sites reflecting ancient political power and a rare offshoot Christian sect in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are among the top six new archaeological discoveries in China in 2023, as they were unveiled by the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS) in Beijing on Tuesday.

    By Lou Kang | 2024/1/30 23:42:14
  • French scholars reflect on 60 years of China-France friendship

    "It is a pleasure to have friends coming from afar," ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius said in The Analects of Confucius, a collection of his ideas and sayings.

    By Li Xing and Chen Xi | 2024/1/30 22:58:01
  • Relics featuring Chinese dragon on display at museums in HK

    Eight groups of artifacts featuring Chinese dragons are on display to greet the Year of the Dragon at the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

    By Wu Jie | 2024/1/30 22:57:28