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Things you need to know about Chinese dragon

2024-02-09 10:07

Dragons are not only mythical but also mystical in Chinese culture. They convey strength, wisdom and good fortune. In ancient times, the dragon was regarded as a divine being capable of controlling the weather and bringing rain.

When Truffle Buddha Jumps Over the Wall

2024-02-09 08:45

Li Cheung, 52, the head chef at Xin Ming Yuen restaurant in Beijing, cannot forget how his family used to mark Chinese New Year's Eve. For his mother, this used to be the busiest day of the year, and largely spent in the kitchen. Preparations started much earlier; she would start planning for the lavish spread on the 26th day of the 12th month of the lunar calendar.

Staging a classic, with a twist

2024-02-08 08:59

Half an hour before the Kunqu Opera show started, Shi Shuyue, who specializes in hualian (which translates as "painted face" and refers to actors playing male roles with striking appearances and high social positions), put on his shoulder pads, which make him look like a strong and powerful god.

Office work is funny business

2024-02-08 08:58

Within the past several weeks since the comedy hit Johnny Keep Walking! topped the country's single-day box-office charts for more than a month, Ying Luojia, the movie's producer and co-writer, has found herself reconnecting with many friends she hasn't been in touch with for a long time.

Ancient Shu shines in Shanghai

2024-02-08 08:35

Shanghai Museum East had its soft opening on Friday with the exhibition, Stars Over China: The Ancient Shu Civilization of Sanxingdui and Jinsha.

Playing hither and zither

2024-01-20 11:28

When Peng Jingxuan began playing the guzheng, a Chinese plucked zither, on the streets of France in 2018, she did not expect the traditional instrument would change her life.

A brush with history

2024-01-20 11:06

Every Wednesday afternoon, Le Duc An, a Vietnamese PhD student at Beijing University of Technology, practices what he says is a way to elevate his "mind, body and spirit".

Cultivating a fascination with farming

2024-01-20 10:31

The saying "As ye sow, so shall ye reap" is a familiar proverb that encapsulates the idea that our efforts are linked to the outcomes we experience.

Video platform and crosstalk troupe cooperate in era of new deal

2020-12-26 13:18

A cliffhanger that had held all crosstalk fans across China in thrall for almost half a year was settled on Dec 18.

From China to chop suey

2020-12-26 12:45

A freed POW opted to live in China for 12 years before returning to the US and becoming a restaurateur.

China's 2020 box office tops 19b yuan

2020-12-26 11:33

China's 2020 box office revenue has exceeded 19 billion yuan (about $2.91 billion), with the top four earners contributing nearly half of the earnings.

Translating into success

2020-12-26 10:36

Norwegian singer-songwriter Bjorn Eidsvag's songs have been adapted into Mandarin by Chinese singer-songwriters, and released on Dec 15 as a compilation album, Norwegian Special: Northern Lights, through online streaming platforms, including QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo.

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