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China-EU Tourism Year kicks off

China-EU Tourism Year kicks off

2018 China-EU Tourism Year kicks off in Venice, Italy, on Friday with both sides aiming to promote travel and bilateral ties.

Wang Hongjun's abstract paintings on display in Russia

Wang Hongjun's abstract paintings on display in Russia

An exhibition of Wang Hongjun's abstract paintings opened at the museum of the Russian Academy of Arts, St

Typical shikumen lane to be reassembled for protection

Typical shikumen lane to be reassembled for protection

A section of historic buildings in a typical shikumen (stone gate) lane in downtown Shanghai have been dismantled and will be reassembled later.

Forum in Beijing explores China's culture in era of new media

Forum in Beijing explores China's culture in era of new media

A two-day cultural forum titled “Global Design: Inspired by China” was held in Beijing from Jan 17-18.

Innovative ways to seek readers abroad

Innovative ways to seek readers abroad

As of 2016, the CBI had backed 2,676 agreements with 603 overseas publishers in 71 countries, to publish 2,973 titles that were translated into 47 languages.

Shanghai's museums proving more popular

Shanghai's museums proving more popular

Local museums proved more popular with locals and tourists in 2017, especially sites where the earliest Communist Party of China (CPC) congresses were held.

Book traces the history of Xinjiang Hotan jade

Book traces the history of Xinjiang Hotan jade

Xinjiang Hotan jade, named after the place it comes from, is renowned for being fine-textured and shiny. And prices for the precious stone have gone through the roof in recent years.

Barbizon School exhibition opens in Qingdao

Barbizon School exhibition opens in Qingdao

In mid-19th century France, a group of painters gathered at the Forest of Fontainebleau

Traditional clay sculpture sees a revival in China

Traditional clay sculpture sees a revival in China

For nearly 50 years, Zhao Yuming has been immersed in his own world of clay figurines. At age 62, Zhao is the only remaining clay sculpture master craftsman in Laoting County, Hebei Province.

Cultural forum, new website to be launched in Beijing

Cultural forum, new website to be launched in Beijing

A forum titled Global Design: Inspired by China was held in Beijing from Jan 17 to 18. During the forum, a new website focused on creative Chinese culture, discoverychina.org, was launched.

Forum in Beijing stresses media convergence, cultural development

Forum in Beijing stresses media convergence, cultural development

A two-day forum focused on media convergence and Chinese cultural development kicked off in Beijing on Wednesday.

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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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