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Xi's call to preserve heritage leads to excavation

2019-06-11 09:02

In June 2017, President Xi instructed that a cultural belt be built along the Grand Canal.

Wuzhen: A classic southern Yangtze water town

2019-04-10 13:57

I first came upon China’s water towns in 1996, while visiting the area around Suzhou. A mesmerizing scene lay before me as I sat, camera in hand, gazing at rows of whitewashed buildings rising above canals. Arched bridges straddled waterways as wooden cargo and passenger boats slid underneath them i

Hangzhou issues comprehensive plan to protect Grand Canal

2019-05-09 10:13

A comprehensive plan for the long-term conservation of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal has been devised and is ready to be implemented, the Hangzhou government announced on Jan 29.

Hangzhou’s XiaoheStreet presents miniature water town

2018-09-13 16:10

Xiaohe Street, 360 meters long and 5 meters wide, is located at the junction of the Grand Canal, Xiaohe River and Yuhangtang River in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

The Silk Railroad: Moving with the tides

2018-09-05 09:33

‍Fotang ancient town was once a hive of activity, bustling with as many as nine ports. It was part of the Qiantang River system that goes all the way to Hangzhou, 150-kilometers to the north, which then connects to Beijing through the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.

Revisiting a key junction

2018-05-29 07:40

Visiting an ongoing exhibition at the Capital Museum is like reading a book about eastern Beijing's Tongzhou. It tells of the area's early glory and how it was rejuvenated thanks to a canal.

Culture gives new meaning to life in city

2018-04-12 07:09

Culture is helping Hangzhou, the provincial capital of East China's Zhejiang province, improve its residents' lives.

20 plays inspired by Grand Canal go on nationwide tour

2018-03-06 10:20

Twenty plays under the theme of the Grand Canal produced by Jiangsu province are touring Chinese cities, including Beijing, Tianjin and Suzhou, from early March to September 2018.

Dance drama Yun premieres at Beijing Dance Academy

2018-01-02 14:19

Choreographed by Wang Zihan, Shao Junting and Pu Yu, all from Beijing Dance Academy, Yun is based on the history of the Grand Canal, also known as Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, the longest canal in the world which starts from Beijing, links the Yellow River and Yangtze River, and goes to Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

Site birthplace of Huaiyang cuisine

2018-01-01 10:23

[Photo by Zhang Zhuojun and Zhu Tian yu/ for China Daily]

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