China's history of dumplings, from archaeological finds to modern tables

During the Spring Festival, Chinese families come together for a reunion. And dumplings, also known as jiaozi, usually play a central role in this tradition.

Date:2024-02-26

Dragon dance amid fireworks to celebrate Lantern Festival

The traditional Wulong Xuhua performance, a kind of dragon dance performed amid fireworks by the Miao ethnic group, was staged in southwest China's Taijiang to celebrate the Lantern Festival, the 1...

Date:2024-02-26

Traditional Chinese culture under spotlight on modern stages

In recent years, the popularity of stage productions based on traditional Chinese culture has been gaining momentum both domestically and internationally.

Date:2024-02-26

Lantern Festival extends Spring Festival joy across Europe

The festival, which falls on the fifteenth day of the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar, marks the end of Chinese New Year celebrations and symbolizes the coming of spring.

Date:2024-02-26

Butter sculpture show held in Qinghai to mark Chinese Lantern Festival

This photo taken on Feb. 24, 2024 shows a view of the butter sculpture show in Taer Monastery in Huangzhong District of Xining, capital of northwest China's Qinghai Province. A butter sculpture sho...

Date:2024-02-26

Shehuo competition held in NW China to celebrate Lantern Festival

in Guyuan to celebrate the Lantern Festival. (Xinhua/Feng Kaihua) Shehuo, a traditional carnival-like folk celebration, is usually held on the 15th day of the lunar year, or the Lantern Festival, ...

Date:2024-02-26

China breathes digital life into historical heritage like Great Wall

​Embarking on a mesmerizing journey, visitors wear virtual reality (VR) glasses that transport them back to a bustling military fortress along the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Great Wall, with vivid s...

Date:2024-02-26

Beijing parks sparkle with Lantern Festival delights

With the Lantern Festival falling on a weekend this year, Beijing's iconic parks, including the Summer Palace, are packed with visitors enjoying a wide range of festive delights.

Date:2024-02-26

Lantern Festival gala to feature various opera performances

A special gala featuring China’s various xiqu, or Chinese traditional operas, will air on China Media Group’s state TV channel CCTV 11 on the night of Lantern Festival, which falls on Saturday, t...

Date:2024-02-26

Qingdao, China and Perm, Russia hold online exchange event

On February 22,with the theme of "Spring Festival Culture GoingGlobal", Qingdao, China - Perm, Russia online exchange event was held. International students from Qingdao University and Perm Nationa...

Date:2024-02-26

Hanfu show enlivens Spring Festival

In Valletta, capital city of Malta, a group of ladies wearing colorful Chinese costumes, known as hanfu, walked gracefully along its old street on Saturday afternoon, attracting both the Maltese pe...

Date:2024-02-21

Mogao Caves' preservation inspires Syrian experts

Hidar Yousef initially aspired to be a tour guide. However, he now finds himself acting as a guardian of Syria's cultural heritage, working at the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums in ...

Date:2024-02-21

New museum to display best of Shang civilization

A new museum will soon open in Anyang, Henan province, to display the brilliance of the 3,000-year-old Shang civilization, the National Cultural Heritage Administration announced at a news conferen...

Date:2024-02-21

Zigong's lanterns enjoy high reputation around world

In a workshop of Zigong Longteng Culture and Art Co., Ltd. based in Zigong, southwest China's Sichuan province, the skeleton of a loong-shaped lantern was completed amid flying sparks from welding.

Date:2024-02-21

Feature: Dragon boat races making waves in sports-mad, multicultural Australia

Competitive, social, and inclusive, the over 2,000-year-old traditional Chinese water sport dragon boating has been making a splash in the Southern Hemisphere, with Australia emerging as one of its...

Date:2024-02-21

Young Namibian dancers master Chinese dragon and lion dances

During the Chinese New Year, a group of passionate young Namibian dancers studying at the University of Namibia achieved a stunning feat by mastering the intricate art of dragon and lion dances, sh...

Date:2024-02-18

Learning Chinese best way to build cultural bridge, says Spanish student

Studying the Chinese language is one of the best ways to get closer to Chinese culture, a Spanish student told Xinhua on Tuesday.

Date:2024-02-21

New hall at Yin Ruins Museum to display 4,000 Shang cultural relics

A new museum hall at the Yin Ruins, a World Heritage Site known as "the hometown of oracle bone inscriptions," is set to open in Anyang, Central China's Henan Province, on February 26. About 4,000 ...

Date:2024-02-21

Wuliang Family Temple Stone Carvings Exhibited in Shandong Museum during Spring Festival

During the Spring Festival , the craze of "visiting museums to celebrate the Cultural Year" swept across the country.

Date:2024-02-20

Museums greet visitors with loong-themed cultural relics

With Chinese people joyfully celebrating the Year of the Dragon, cultural relics featuring the Chinese dragon, also known as loong, in museums across China have once again captured the spotlight.

Date:2024-02-18

Study reveals characteristics of East Asian Homo sapiens 45,000 years ago

The research on the origin, evolution and diffusion of Homo sapiens has long been a popular topic in the field of paleoanthropology.

Date:2024-02-18

Loong-themed cultural elements shine during Spring Festival

On Feb. 14, during the Chinese New Year holiday, the Panlongcheng Ruins Museum in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province welcomed a steady stream of visitors.

Date:2024-02-18

Beautiful Kashgar steals festive television spotlight

This year's China Central Television Spring Festival Gala established a branch venue in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, specifically in Kashgar in the southwestern part of the region.

Date:2024-02-18

Splendid Chinese New Year celebrated around the world

In the past week, a wave of jubilation has swept across the globe, marking the commencement of "Happy Spring Festival" activities in different cities around the world. With the vibrant hue of "Chin...

Date:2024-02-18

Data shows 270% increase in search popularity for Xinjiang’s Kashi after city debuts as Spring Festival Gala branch venue

Data from a Chinese tourism platform showed a 270-percent increase in search popularity for Kashi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, after the city debuted as a branch venue for t...

Date:2024-02-18

Traditional handicrafts add color to Spring Festival in NW China

Liu Shengyu, 74, meticulously chiseled intricate patterns of hollowed-out flowers, coins, and auspicious words onto a stack of rice paper, accompanied by the gentle brush strokes of his son, who la...

Date:2024-02-18

What's trending this Chinese New Year

The vitality and innovation of the Chinese culture has led people across China to develop new ways to celebrate the Spring Festival such as visiting temple fairs outside one’s own hometown, "villa...

Date:2024-02-18

2024 Chang'an Light Show starts in Xi'an

The 2024 Chang'an Light Show started in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Friday. Thousands of lights and lanterns decorated many places of interests in the city, including th...

Date:2024-02-04

Shanghai exhibition paints picture of change

The latest exhibition at the China Art Museum (Shanghai) opened on Saturday is the largest ever showcase of two modern Chinese masters: Lin Fengmian (1900-91) and Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010).

Date:2024-02-04

Journey through dragon-related cultural relics in Shanxi

The culturally-rich province of Shanxi recently unveiled two exhibitions featuring dragon artifacts, offering the public an opportunity to explore the evolutionary journey of the dragon motif.

Date:2024-02-04

Building a space for culture

Rustic wooden stairs and multicolored glass windows immediately set Tai'anli apart from the surrounding hutong. The cultural and arts center in the capital city's Xicheng district is tucked away in...

Date:2024-02-04

Enter the dragons

The Shanghai Museum is celebrating the upcoming Lunar New Year with new exhibition,Longing for Spring: A Celebration of the Year of the Dragon.

Date:2024-02-04

Diverse celebrations held across Europe to welcome Chinese New Year

LONDON/BUDAPEST/SOFIA/MADRID - Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, is still a week away, but people across Europe have felt the festive ambiance by savoring traditional Chinese cuisine and en...

Date:2024-02-04

Dragon-themed special exhibition kicks off at Summer Palace

A total of 66 pieces of cultural relics with dragon patterns are on show at the exhibition.

Date:2024-02-04

Cluster of magnificent buildings over 2,500 years ago found in Zhejiang

Chinese archaeologists have released details of a cluster of building ruins in east China's Zhejiang Province, believed to be related to the ancient capital of the Yue Kingdom, which preceded the Q...

Date:2024-02-04

Launching ceremony of ASEAN-China Year of People-to-People Exchanges held in Fuzhou

Visitors view a pop-up book as a kind of cultural and creative product at an exhibition of ASEAN-China Year of People-to-People Exchanges, in Fuzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, on Feb. 2, 2...

Date:2024-02-04

Beijing Olympic Museum reopens to public after renovations

After having been closed for renovations lasting more than two years, the Beijing Olympic Museum (BOM) reopened to the public on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of the 2022 Beijing Olympic ...

Date:2024-02-04

NE China stages revival of century-old winter sport

The skating marathon, which originated in the Netherlands in the early 20th century, is a speed skating event with a distance comparable to that of a marathon.

Date:2024-02-04

Paleolithic site sheds light on human origins

The discovery of the Paleolithic Mengxihe site in Ziyang, Sichuan province, was declared as one of the six most important archaeological finds in China last year at an archaeology forum organized b...

Date:2024-02-02

Top six major archaeological findings in China for 2023 revealed

Excavation sites reflecting ancient political power and a rare offshoot Christian sect in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are among the top six new archaeological discoveries in ...

Date:2024-02-02

Discoveries cast light on copper activity

The Shanxi provincial institute of archaeology recently revealed that significant discoveries have been made in Xiwubi village, with archaeologists unearthing oracle bones and mining tools, leading...

Date:2024-02-02

Expats from Indonesia make Zongzi in Gaoqing, Zibo

Zongzi is a traditional Chinese food. It has the meaning of "baozhong"(good luckinEnglish),and is one of the important cultural symbols in China. EatingZongzi has many meanings.

Date:2024-02-02

Sino-Kenyan joint archaeological expedition yields over 2,000 stone artifacts

The Sino-Kenyan joint archaeological expedition at the Lake Bogoria site in Kenya announced the unearthing of 22 sites containing more than 2,000 stone artifacts, according to a report by the China...

Date:2024-02-02

Human traces and relics dating back 50,000 to 70,000 years found in SW China

More than 105,000 stone tools, wood tools, bone tools and animal fossils, about 60,000 relics including seeds, fruits and spores, alongside traces of fire, cutting, carving and polishing left by an...

Date:2024-02-02

A sneak peek at Shandong Spring Festival Gala stage

The 2024 Shandong Spring Festival Galahas beenrecorded at theYantaiBajiaowan International Convention&Exhibition Center and will soon be on the airon February 7th. Asthe Year of the Dragon is appro...

Date:2024-02-02

China-Cambodia intangible heritage exhibition enchants visitors

A China-Cambodia "Beauty of Intangible Heritage" exhibition kicked off here in the Cambodian capital on Sunday, captivating hundreds of visitors.

Date:2024-01-22

Jining launches intl communication center

Jining, a culturally-rich city in East China's Shandong province, inaugurated its international communication center on Dec 26.

Date:2024-02-01

Expats amazed by the 2024 Shandong Rural Culture and Tourism Festival of Spring Festival

On January 18th, international students from Russia, Morocco and Cameroonvisitedthe2024 Shandong Rural Culture and Tourism FestivalofSpring Festivalin Gaoqing, Zibo City, Shandong Province to exper...

Date:2024-01-25

Shandong kicks off rural culture and tourism festival

In a bid to embrace the vision for rural vitalization, Shandong announces the beginning of rural culture and tourism festival on Jan 18.

Date:2024-01-25

China’s latest exhibition showcases its rich and enduring cultural heritage——Snapshot of history

A visitor is intensely studying a painting, being careful not to miss a single detail. From her intense concentration, one can tell that the painting is special. It is the Admonitions of the Instru...

Date:2024-01-25