Design a better life

2013-10-09 07:45:33

As another smoggy day dawns, Beijing is seeking solutions in a new direction: design.

Chinese opera visits Istanbul

2013-10-09 10:01:48

Actors from China's Guangxi province perform Chinese opera in Istanbul, Turkey, October 8, 2013, during the 3rd Istanbul International Youth Drama Festival.

Desert-themed oil painting exhibition opens in Beijing

2013-10-08 18:05:44

The oil painting exhibition Sand Dream: Oil Paintings on Kubuqi Desert opened at the Elion Art Gallery in Beijing on September 29, 2013.

Dutch design comes to Beijing

2013-10-08 15:36:27

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam exhibition kicked off two weeks ago at Beijing's Capital Museum and will run through October 31.

US Sinophile traces the evolution of Chinese words

2013-10-08 07:16:57

Online etymology database helps netizens learn origins of language

No crisis of character

2013-10-08 07:16:57

With the television schedules packed with singing contests and other talent shows, Hero of Hanzi could not fail to stand out. Rather than attempting to find the next big thing, however, this hit show is focused on preserving and promoting an old treasure: Chinese characters.

Search for a cup holder's identity

2013-10-05 07:37:44

Four months ago, at the China Guardian Hong Kong Spring Auction for 2013, a porcelain "Korean Celadon Cup Holder" had a final sale price of $HK5,175,000 ($667,575).

Festival returns with a flourish

2013-10-04 09:20:59

The 2013 Beijing 798 Art Festival kicked off at the 798 Art Zone in Beijing on Sept 21 and will run through Oct 20.

For the love of Africa

2013-10-03 10:01:32

Family and friends think they're mad not to retire, but Li Songshan and Han Rong are busy with an African culture center inspired by a lifetime in Tanzania and a collection of Makonde carvings.

Russian ballet dancers perform Anna Karenina in Tianjin

2013-10-01 11:33:02

Dancers from Russia's Mariinsky Theatre perform ballet Anna Karenina at the Tianjin Grand Theatre in Tianjin.

China artist goes local in London

2013-09-30 13:27:33

One of China's best knownartists, Liu Xiaodong, headed down to the pub for inspiration for his first London show.

Int'l Sand Sculpture Exhibition kicks off

2013-09-30 09:09:28

China Zhoushan International Sand Sculpture Exhibition kicked off at the Nansha Scenic Area in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province on Sept 28, 2013.