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Calligraphy by Chinese ancient scholar nets $32m

2016-05-16 13:20

A calligraphy work by Chinese Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) scholar Zeng Gong fetched 207 million yuan ($31.69 million) at the China Guardian 2016 Spring Auction on Sunday evening.

China to have more organ transplantation hospitals, voluntary donation tops Asia

2016-05-16 11:52

China is planning to increase the number of hospitals carrying out organ transplants from 169 to 300 in the next five years.

China Kunqu Opera Museum to open after renovation

2016-05-16 11:33

Renovation of the China Kunqu Opera Museum in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, is finished and is scheduled to officially open, free of charge, on Wednesday.

Going wild

2016-05-16 08:52

A nonprofit organizes camping trips where children bring home wolf feces as souvenirs, after they howl like the canines to terrify boars.

India's musical siblings to make China debut with rare instrument

2016-05-16 08:40

When musicians Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan perform in Shanghai at the weekend and in Beijing later in the month, audiences will get a taste of Indian classical music through a rare instrument called the sarod.

Obesity time bomb keeps ticking

2016-05-16 08:40

Rising standards of living and increasingly sedentary lifestyles have resulted in China becoming the fattest country in the world, and the problem is just beginning. Wang Xiaodong reports.

4,500-year-old Yan Emperor links modern neighbors

2016-05-16 08:40

About 2,000 people, more than half of them from Taiwan, attended an annual memorial ceremony on Saturday for the Yan Emperor in what is thought to have been his hometown in Gaoping, Shanxi province.

Shy star returns

2016-05-16 08:22

Acclaimed artist Zhang Huoding will bring the curtains down on this year's Meet in Beijing arts festival with a Peking Opera classic.

Wood blocks of Matteo Ricci's world map exhibited in Liaoning

2016-05-15 11:05

Wood blocks of a world map drawn by Italian missionary Matteo Ricci more than 400 years ago are on show in northeast China's Liaoning province.

Italy says happy 70th birthday to iconic scooter

2016-05-14 13:41

Design classic and symbol of the dolce vita, the Vespa turned 70 last month and Italy's most celebrated scooter is buzzing along nicely after tripling sales in the last decade.

Long history of the blackened leaves

2016-05-14 10:03

When you are sipping an aromatic, warming cup of black tea, do you know that for the past 200 years, there have been numerous adventures, conspiracies, rises and falls of empires behind the history of those tea leaves?

Beijing summit aims to boost AR/VR technology in China

2016-05-13 17:07

A summit was held in Beijing on Tuesday to help boost cooperation and integration in the field of augmented reality and virtual reality by bringing together companies, investors and other industry players from China and the United States.

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