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24 Solar Terms: Spring Equinox

2018-03-21 08:30:48

Dunhuang murals reveal festival traditions

2018-03-20 10:41:50

The Dunhuang Research Academy released a series of ancient Dunhuang murals online Sunday, revealing rich customs and traditions from the Longtaitou Festival, including sacrifice, haircuts, farming, enlightening education and tasting "dragon food".

New book: Veggies and fruits in 24 solar terms

2018-03-06 10:44:30

Following the customs of China's 24 solar terms can always make your daily life more poetic.

Spring in China sees the 'Awakening of the Insects'

2018-03-05 14:45:19

The beginning of March brings some funny weather to China as temperatures rise and rainfall is accompanied by thunder.

Unique lanterns on display in eastern village

2018-03-02 15:19:12

Lanterns hang for the Lantern Festival in Pengfang village, Changting County, East China's Fujian province.

Nuo Opera performed to celebrate Lantern Festival

2018-03-02 11:37:07

Nuo Opera was performed in Wu'an city of Hebei province to celebrate Lantern Festival.

Masked religious dance 'Tiaoqian' performed in NW China's Qinghai

2018-03-02 14:41:06

A monk performs "Tiaoqian", a masked religious dance with a history of nearly 300 years, at the Kumbum Monastery in Huangzhong county, Northwest China's Qinghai province, March 1, 2018.

Dragon dance performed to greet Lantern Festival

2018-03-02 10:54:05

People of the Gelao ethnic group perform a dragon dance to greet the upcoming Lantern Festival in Shiqian county of southwest China's Guizhou province, Feb 26.

Lantern Festival food: 'Tangyuan' or 'yuanxiao'

2018-03-02 09:29:01

March 2 marks this year's Lantern Festival according to the Chinese lunar calendar.

How do Chinese people decorate their houses for Spring Festival?

2018-02-09 15:47:40

Chinese people have come up with quite a few different ways to celebrate the Spring Festival, one of the most important ways is through decorating their house. 

How many traditional Spring Festival rituals do you know?

2018-02-09 09:52:21

It is time for a countdown to the Spring Festival. Starting Friday, most Chinese families will kick off a series of rituals to welcome the Lunar New Year. The traditions that have been inherited and maintained for thousands of years, bear in them the culture of the nation.

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The 15th Chinese Film Festival in Bangkok and the 2020 China-Thailand Film Exchange Week opens at the China Cultural Center in Bangkok on Oct 25, 2020. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

On Oct 25, the opening ceremony of the 15th Chinese Film Festival in Bangkok and the 2020 China-Thailand Film Exchange Week was held at the China Cultural Center in Bangkok. The event was hosted by the China Cultural Center in Bangkok and received strong support from the Chinese Embassy in Thailand and the Thai Ministry of Culture.

The COVID-19 pandemic doesn't impede the enthusiasm for cultural exchange between China and Thailand. This film festival uses live broadcast to present the opening ceremony and host the "China-Thailand Film Exchange and Cooperation Online Seminar". During the film festival, audiences can use the online platform of the China Cultural Center in Bangkok to watch films online, which greatly increases the global reach of the festival.

Gu Hongxing, director of the China Cultural Center in Bangkok and China Tourism Office in Bangkok, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Gu Hongxing, director of Bangkok's China Cultural Center and China Tourism Office, said film can not only introduce one's national culture, but also reflect unique social landscapes. Film has become an important part of cultural exchange between countries and enhance mutual understanding among people around the world.


Yang Xin, Chargé d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Yang Xin, Chargé d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, said since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Thailand 45 years ago, the mutual trust between the two countries has continued to deepen, economic and trade cooperation has expanded, cultural exchanges have become closer, and all-around cooperation has achieved fruitful results. Both China and Thailand have a vast film market. As a traditional project of cultural exchanges between China and Thailand, the Bangkok Chinese Film Festival has laid a solid foundation for film cooperation between the two countries for 15 years and will add new drive to the promotion of cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Thailand.

Itthiphol Kunplome, Thailand's minister of culture, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Thailand's Minister of Culture Itthiphol Kunplome said in his speech the governments and people of Thailand and China have been in constant exchange. Cooperation in various fields has developed steadily, and the film festival is another important event to further promote cultural exchanges between the two countries. The people of the two countries can promote their understanding of the cultures of both sides through films, and promote friendly relations and cooperation in other perspectives.

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