Specialist bookstores respond to expat tastes

2014-05-31 07:50:36

Yandi Mbeki (pseudonym), the 39 year-old wife of a diplomat from South Africa, Googled "English bookshops in Beijing" on her arrival in the city, but found no really helpful guides. For the first five months of her stay, she went to a small community bookshop near her home and resorted to amazon.cn to find textbooks in English.

Culture insider: Prettiest Chinese combs

2014-06-03 07:29:02

As one of the traditional handicrafts in China, the Chinese comb has a history over thousands of years.

Versailles celebrates Sino-French friendship

2014-05-30 10:38:09

Visitors attend an exhibition in the Palace of Versailles in France, May 26, 2014.

Nanjing Museum gives lucky winners a peak into its vaults

2014-05-29 18:22:35

Passing through six heavily-guarded gates underground, 100 lucky visitors got the chance to have a close look at the most secret part of Nanjing Museum on May 17.

Exhibition displays individual portrayals of happiness

2014-05-30 07:00:00

The Our Life, Our Happiness exhibition at Zhejiang Art Museum in Hangzhou displays some 100 paintings in which children depict their sources of happiness via various painting media.

Culture insider: 7 things to know and do during Dragon Boat Festival

2014-05-30 07:10:04

China's Dragon Boat Festival is just around the corner.Let's see what we can do.

Self-service libraries in Beijing log onto WeChat

2014-05-29 11:24:25

Librarians in Chaoyang district, a bustling business and residential hub in northeast Beijing, has launched a program on WeChat– one of China's most popular instant messaging software – with hopes of encouraging and guiding people to borrow books from the district's 125 self-service libraries.

World heritage expert honored at Huangshan Mountain

2014-05-29 10:31:26

Canadian Jim Thorsell, 73, has received a special gift. The expert on world heritage evaluation has been made an honorary citizen of East China's Huangshan city.

Russian Art Week opens in Nantong

2014-05-29 09:49:47

Visitors enjoy artwork at the first "Russian Art Week" in Nantong, Jiangsu province, May 28, 2014.

Chinglish goes viral

2014-05-29 09:37:12

The 2013 Chinese buzzword "no zuo no die" has also been included in the online urban dictionary with the explanation, "this phrase is of Chinglish origin." The expression means if you don't do stupid things, they won't come back to haunt you.

First students' art show at National Museum

2014-05-28 16:18:13

The National Museum of China has presented its first exhibition of art by primary school students to celebrate Children's Day.

Fine arts come to Beijing for fair

2014-05-28 16:14:53

A mainland edition of the Hong Kong-based Fine Art Asia fair, the Guardian Fine Art Asian, will be held in Beijing from May 28 to June 1.