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Yellow Crane Tower renovated for first time in 30 years

2015-01-05 10:59:09

One of the most famous tourism spots in China, Yellow Crane Tower, is being renovated for the first time in three decades, with all the glazed tiles being replaced in the main buildings.

Chopsticks apply to be a Shanghai intangible cultural heritage

2015-01-05 10:34:48

Chopsticks, or Kuanzi, have enjoyed more than 3,000 years of history in China and have deeply influenced Chinese life in terms of etiquette, cuisine and living philosophy.

National museum's 2015 calendar

2015-01-04 13:58:10

The National Museum of China will hold several important exhibitions to pay tribute to such noted Chinese artists such as Huang Junbi, Jao Tsung-I and Pan He.

Ming ancient tower destroyed by fire in Dali

2015-01-04 14:41:31

Fire burned Gongchen tower, a 600-year-old structure, in an ancient city in Weishan county, Dali prefecture, Yunnan province, to the ground on Jan 3, 2015. By 4:48 am, the flames that engulfed the 300 square meters of the tower were put out.

Mascot for the Year of the Sheep goes public

2015-01-04 14:30:55

As part of "Happy Chinese New Year" 2015 cultural fairs, the mascot for the Year of the Sheep was unveiled. The mascot's design is based on traditional paper-cut art and delivers the joy and good wishes for the Chinese New Year.

10 individuals, 1 group awarded for spreading Chinese culture

2015-01-04 14:03:27

The third "Light of China: Persons of the year in spreading Chinese culture" selection process concluded and the final winners were rewarded in Beijing at the end of the year 2014.

Discovering beauties on the Silk Road

2015-01-03 09:13:50

Cities along the Silk Road are enormous treasure troves of history, culture, architecture and the arts. A photography competition held by the imaging and optical producer Canon Inc invited photographers to focus their lenses on these Silk Road jewels.

Nanhai One: Removal of silt reveals shipwreck artifacts

2015-01-01 12:06:14

An important step has been made in the recovery of thousands of relics from a famous Song dynasty ship Nanhai One, which sunk in the South China Sea about 800 years ago.

Yuanmingyuan beast heads on show in Shandong

2014-12-31 11:01:56

The heads of four beasts of the Yuanmingyuan (Old Summer Palace) – an ox, tiger, monkey and pig - are on display at the Shandong Museum in Jinan.

China sees museums grow to 4,165

2014-12-29 11:37:41

The number of museums registered in China has reached 4,165, which doubled in the past 10 years, according to new figures revealed on Dec 25.

Campaign launched to restore old Chinese celluloid films

2014-12-31 08:56:40

A campaign has been launched to restore old Chinese celluloid films.

Celebrations to commemorate the 121st anniversary of Chairman Mao's birth held in Beijing

2014-12-29 18:42:57

A three-hour celebration activity was held in Beijing to commemorate the 121st birthday of Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing on December 26.

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