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Thai farmers gear up to satisfy China's growing appetite for 'king of fruits'

2022-05-21 10:32

BANGKOK-A young man climbed barefoot on a meters-tall tree, slashed the stalk with a knife to pick durian, and then threw the fruit at Silaphon Thongrot, owner of the Miiw's durian orchard in Thailand.

Off-road trekker crowns himself king of the desert

2022-05-21 10:15

A former businessman, initially motivated by his desire to explore the unknown in the wild, has driven across the dunes of Taklimakan Desert in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region again and again, most of the time on his own.

Peak moments on Mount Qomolangma

2022-05-21 09:24

Chinese scientific researchers on May 4 established an automatic meteorological monitoring station at an altitude of over 8,800 meters, making it the world's highest of its kind, on Mount Qomolangma, known in the West as Mount Everest, on the China-Nepal border.

China's yearly box office total hits 15 bln yuan

2022-05-20 15:15

China's total box office earnings this year have reached 15 billion yuan ($2.22 billion), largely generated by films released during the week-long Spring Festival holiday ending on Feb 6.

Off-road vehicle drivers map out love for motherland

2022-05-20 13:49

Dong Changkai, 60, teamed up with four other off-road vehicle drivers and drove across the Taklimakan Desert, the world's second largest drifting desert, to create a route in the shape of the map of China to express their love for the country and its spectacular landscape.

Majority of China's museums now offer free admission

2022-05-20 13:39

The total number of Chinese museums rose by 395 to 6,183 in 2021, 90 percent of them offering free admission, said a senior cultural official Wednesday.

12 new recommended books for both adults and children

2022-05-20 10:28

According to the China Book Critic Society, a total of 12 newly published books were recommended in April. Here is the list.

Bringing ancient 'money pots' back to life in Yunnan museum

2022-05-20 09:40

A money pot might carry a sweet childhood memory for some. But as early as 2,000 years ago, in today's Yunnan Province of southwest China, it means wealth, status, and power.

Homework 1,300 years ago reveals Xinjiang's school life in ancient times

2022-05-20 09:16

What was school life like in China's Xinjiang in ancient times? A document unearthed in 1969 in Astana ancient cemetery in Turpan, eastern Xinjiang, offers an intriguing glimpse.

Sinology made easy for teenagers

2022-05-19 14:18

In many people's eyes, Sinology is about sophisticated classics that are difficult to comprehend, Sinology Around Us, a new collection on Sinology for teenagers, wants to change that stereotype.

Brazilian short films now screened online as part of film fest

2022-05-19 13:35

A dozen of short films are not playing online as part of the Brazilian Short Film Festival, co-launched by the Brazilian embassy in China and curator Marcos Jorge, on the embassy's official accounts on major Chinese streaming platforms until May 29.

Palace excavation unearths vital clues to the past

2022-05-19 07:58

In Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province, a major archaeology and restoration project ongoing at the site of Deshou Palace is expected to restore the complex and transform it into a Southern Song Dynasty Museum.

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