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Culture Insider: 5 things you may not know about the Spring Equinox

2015-03-21 16:24

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides a year into 24 solar terms. The Spring Equinox,as the fourth term of the year starts on Mar 21 and ends on Apr 4 this year.

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Beijing museum displays 'legendary' painting

2015-03-20 16:37

The modern Chinese artwork Qi Baishi’s 12 Landscape was unveiled at Poly International Auction’s 10th anniversary celebrations on Mar 18 and will be put on display in Poly Art Museum in Beijing from Mar 20 to 28.

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Empress of China heads to Hong Kong

2015-03-20 14:42

Hong Kong's television giant, TVB, has recently bought the rights to broadcast Fan Bingbing's latest drama, "The Empress of China."

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Big names in film to attend the 5th BIFF

2015-03-20 14:30

Over 360 films are due be screened at this year's Beijing International Film Festival.

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China's 'ballet of the east' seeks world status

2015-03-20 13:59

China's Flower Drum Lantern, dubbed as "the ballet of the east", is a folk art that combines singing and dancing.To preserve this folk performance art, Chinese government listed the Flower Drum Lantern as a national-level intangible cultural heritage in 2006, and now the government is hoping it to be recognized on an international stage.

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65 years old man has over 10,000 teapots

2015-03-20 13:34

Sang Chuanqi, a resident in Taihe county of Fuyang city in East China's Anhui province, has a collection of more than 10,000 teapots.

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The story of Qilou buildings

2015-03-19 16:13

Qilou buildings, or arcade-houses, were first popular in Europe and was then introduced to the world. China's first Qilou building was built in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong province, which is also among the first coastal cities to embrace foreign culture and begin modernization.

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Discovery Networks launches hour China

2015-03-19 14:22

US-based documentary channel Discovery has signed on for a 3-year deal with the China International Communication Center to produce Chinese-themed content.

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Sacrifice to heaven ceremony held in Fujian

2015-03-19 13:16

People carry the statues of Sansheng Dragon King, known as the incarnation of the dragon in folklore, to the Guangshi Temple for a sacrifice to heaven ceremony at the foot of Longji Mountain in Minhou county, Southeast China's Fujian province, March 18, 2015.

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Ball pen artist makes his point

2015-03-18 16:01

Liu Kai, a 23-year-old artist, creates a picture with a ball pen at home in Fushan county, North China's Shanxi province. After graduating from high school, Liu worked as a farmer and migrant worker until pursuing his dream of becoming a painter in 2012.

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Nominations for China Film Directors Guild Award in 2014 released

2015-03-18 15:18

The nominations for the latest China Film Directors Guild Awards have been announced in Beijing.

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Chinese TV series 'Empresses in the Palace' broadcasted in Netflix

2015-03-18 14:50

Chinese TV drama "Empresses in the Palace", or "the Legend of Zhenhuan" is now available on Netflix.

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