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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.

Peking Opera show based on 'Macbeth' set for Beijing debut

Peking Opera show based on 'Macbeth' set for Beijing debut

Taipei-based actor and director Wu Hsing-kuo has not only done films in the past three decades, but also been involved with theater, contemporary dance and TV. But according to him, Peking Opera is where he belongs.

Dragons returning to London after 230 years

Dragons returning to London after 230 years

A Chinese-owned company is sponsoring the $5.6 million renovation of an 18th century London pagoda believed to have been inspired by a 15th century Nanjing structure

Students win English competitions

Students win English competitions

A 20-year-old Beijing college student and a 17-year-old from Zhejiang province won the 21st Century National English Speaking competitions on Sunday.

China rolls out plan to revitalize traditional crafts

China rolls out plan to revitalize traditional crafts

The Chinese government has rolled out a revitalization plan for traditional craftsmanship amid efforts to protect intangible cultural heritage and meet needs such as employment and poverty alleviation.

The pencil marks on my mind

The pencil marks on my mind

Peeping through a door more than 30 years ago left an indelible mark that still holds many lessons

Panda cub Bao Bao makes debut in China

Panda cub Bao Bao makes debut in China

Panda cub Bao Bao made her debut in China on Friday at the China Conservation and Research Center in the southwestern Province of Sichuan.

Can China's young people reverse Peking opera's decline?

Can China's young people reverse Peking opera's decline?

Posing, miming and singing, young members of the Peking opera fan club at Yaohai District Performing Art School in Hefei, Anhui Province are not only experiencing authentic Peking opera but are trying to usher in a resurgence of a declining art.

Village making Buddha statues in Larma Valley

Village making Buddha statues in Larma Valley

Buddha statues in other place are made through engraving molding and forging with machines, but in Tibet, people prefer these hand-made copper Buddha statues.

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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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