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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.

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.

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.

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.

Chinese novel in The Economist's annual best books

2014-12-26 17:04:48

The English magazine The Economist announced the best books of the year with Chinese writer Mai Jia's novel, Decoded, on the list.

Pastel art museum to open in E China

2014-12-26 14:34:43

A private museum aimed at advocating pastel paintings will open to the public for free in Suzhou, Jiangsu province starting Jan 9.

Love-themed subway train attracts visitors on Christmas Eve

2014-12-26 11:34:49

The first love-themed subway train in Zhengzhou, capital city of Central China's Henan province, made its debut on the evening of Dec 24, 2014.

Taiwan novelist wins plagiarism case against mainland scriptwriter

2014-12-26 09:14:23

Popular Taiwan romance novelist Chiung Yao has won her plagiarism case against mainland scriptwriter Yu Zheng, a Beijing court announced on Thursday.

Chasing new arts

2014-12-26 07:39:13

Singer-songwriter Long Kuan is making music again after a long hiatus. But she's finding methods to express herself in many other ways, she tells Chen Nan.

Meet cute 'Confucius' in Taipei

2014-12-26 07:00:00

A visitor poses for a photo with sculptures of animation version of Confucius in Taipei, Southeast China's Taiwan on December 23, 2014.

How to make Chinese traditional festivals more attractive

2014-12-25 16:27:45

People felt a strong and happy festive atmosphere in Beijing on Dec 24, and the Christmas Eve turned out to be another carnival for youths and kids just like the Halloween not long ago.

Peking Opera troupe marks 60th anniversary with first-class shows

2014-12-25 10:09:28

A series of 44 classic Peking Opera (Jingju) performances will be staged during the first three months of next year to mark the China National Peking Opera Company's 60th anniversary.

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