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Cultural exchanges last from Qin-Han era till now

Cultural exchanges last from Qin-Han era till now

Imagine a pottery male figure with his upper body naked, revealing his natural and astonishingly accurate anatomy. He wears only a short loincloth, imposing his muscles as a strong man.

Hundreds of kite teams participate in 'sky party'

Hundreds of kite teams participate in 'sky party'

A kite championship has drawn over 70 Chinese team and 34 teams from 29 other countries and regions. They will compete for the qualifications for this year’s Weifang International Kite Festival to be held in East China’s Shandong Province in late April.

Chinese artists likely to attend U.S. version of Documenta

Chinese artists likely to attend U.S. version of Documenta

Emerging Chinese artists will be invited to take part in an art event being held in the industrial city of Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States in 2018, the organizers said during their visit to Beijing on Saturday.

New life in Gyirong Valley

New life in Gyirong Valley

The word Dammam means cavalries in Tibetan. It is said when central government of Qing Dynasty dispatched army to fight against Gurkha invaders from Nepal, hundreds of Gurkha cavalries were missing after the war and they stayed in the border area. As time moves on, they lived with local people on the China-Nepal border. It is said that Damman people are those cavalries’ descendants.

Chinese artist builds 'biscuit city' in Nepal

Chinese artist builds 'biscuit city' in Nepal

Buildings and houses made of food do not only appear in fairy tales or on movie screens, but also in real life.

Real and virtual worlds meet in Chinese artist's new 3-D work

Real and virtual worlds meet in Chinese artist's new 3-D work

In his latest 3-D animation work, Chinese artist Qiu Anxiong shows a man in a black suit and an octopus-shaped mask fall through a city of skyscrapers.

Tradition vs superstition when sweeping tombs

Tradition vs superstition when sweeping tombs

On Tomb Sweeping Day which usually falls in early April, people pay respects to departed family members.

Beijing exhibit spotlights modern works

Beijing exhibit spotlights modern works

The National Art Museum of China displays pieces donated by a German collector couple in 1996, Lin Qi reports.

Sacred Tibetan incense

Sacred Tibetan incense

In Nyimo County by Yalu Tsangpo River, there is a small village called Tumta where Nyimo Tibetan incense started.

The misnomer that is purity of language

The misnomer that is purity of language

The debate on purity of language is not new to China. Words from other languages are being more frequently used by Chinese people and many of them have been almost accepted as part of the Chinese language, much to the chagrin of some people.

Tai chi pitched for UNESCO list

Tai chi pitched for UNESCO list

For residents of Chenjiagou village, the birthplace of tai chi, a more than 10-year wait to see the martial art recognized globally as intangible Chinese heritage could soon be over.

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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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