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Kid rides an ox to preschool as dad indulges in Sinology

Kid rides an ox to preschool as dad indulges in Sinology

What is the most luxurious way one can enjoy a ride in big cities? Not a sport car or a limousine to your expectation, but something much more eye-catching.

Cultural exchanges between mainland, Hong Kong maintain sound development

Cultural exchanges between mainland, Hong Kong maintain sound development

Cultural exchanges between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong have developed well since Hong Kong returned to the motherland in 1997, Ding Wei, vice minister of culture, said Sunday.

The warrior emperor and the five phoenixes

The warrior emperor and the five phoenixes

In the blood of the man who laid a pathway to Beijing for Manchu rulers, war was mingled with love.

Bringing museums to life

Bringing museums to life

For the last 14 years, a Beijing company has been offering a ticket package that allows people to visit 110 museums in Beijing for free or with a 50 percent discount.

Music Day celebrates Sino-French culture ties

Music Day celebrates Sino-French culture ties

Audiences in more than 19 cities across the Chinese mainland have been enjoying an ongoing festival of French music that ends on Sunday.

Panda pair heading to Zoo Berlin in 15-year agreement on conservation

Panda pair heading to Zoo Berlin in 15-year agreement on conservation

On Saturday morning, a pair of giant pandas will leave Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, to make a 12-hour journey across the globe.

It's sheep dipping time for the nomads of NW China

It's sheep dipping time for the nomads of NW China

A chorus of bleats, splashes of water, and the shouts and laughter of Kazakh shepherds… It’s sheep dipping time in the swelting grasslands of Jeminay County, northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Does this museum have China's coolest gift shop?

Does this museum have China's coolest gift shop?

The gift shop is an inevitable feature of almost all tourist attractions, but one of Beijing’s top sites has one that really stands out, for both the quirkiness of its products and its financial success.

Palace Museum honors farmer who donated rare cultural relics

Palace Museum honors farmer who donated rare cultural relics

A memorial service was held in the Palace Museum in Beijing on Thursday to pay tribute to a farmer who donated rare cultural relics to the museum, reported thepaper.cn.

Locals, foreigners try to keep Chinese dialects alive despite Putonghua dominance

Locals, foreigners try to keep Chinese dialects alive despite Putonghua dominance

Some Chinese and Westerners in recent years are putting more effort into preserving local Chinese dialects. Conservationists say dialects are connected to local cultures and even individual identities.

New documentary about orphaned wolf cub dispels misunderstandings about wolves

New documentary about orphaned wolf cub dispels misunderstandings about wolves

On June 16, Return to the Wolves debuted in Chinese mainland cinemas. The documentary film follows Green, a young wolf raised in captivity that is eventually returned to the wild.

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Sky Running Comes to Asia

This February saw the first ever Asian Sky Running Championship race come to Hong Kong. The competition is one of the most physically demanding a runner can put their body through.

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Worship Season in Lhasa

Lhasa, capital city of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, has entered the worship season. Buddhists from across Tibet come to the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple for worship.

Hello Kitty Theme Park Opens in Zhejiang

The first Hello Kitty theme park outside Japan officially opened on Thursday, the first day of the year in the Anji county, Huzhou city, East China's Zhejiang province.

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