9 things you need to know about Grain Buds

2014-05-20 07:03:55

Grain Buds, the 8th solar term of a year, begins on May 21this year, and ends on June 6. It means that the seeds from the grain are becoming full but are not ripe.

Beautiful embroidery styles of China

2014-05-20 06:47:55

Having a long tradition, embroidery is one of the pearls of Chinese art.Chinese traditional embroidery does not only exist within the magnificent Dragon Robe worn by emperors, but can also be found in today's fashions.

Poetic living: Writers and their old homes

2014-05-21 07:01:24

To ordinary people, a house is just where one dwells. But to writers, it's not just a dwelling, but also where their inspiration springs and their works are born.

Chinese kung fu charms Silicon Valley

2014-05-20 14:09:21

Five hundred people practice Tai chi at the “Kung Fu Tai Chi Day” fair held at Plaza de Cesar Chaves park in downtown San Jose on May 18, 2014.

Outdoor exhibition shows latest from Zeng Mi

2014-05-20 10:10:29

Visitors enjoy paintings outside at Quyuanfenghe Park in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, May 19, 2014.

More is less as China seeks to promote its literature

2014-05-20 09:06:17

Chinese literature has played a key role in communicating Chinese values and cultural traditions to the Western world, and needs to be promoted more aggressively, a British academic says.

Observations of a city

2014-05-20 09:06:17

French writer Vincent Hein's diary of life in Beijing has been published in Chinese. He chats to Sun Ye about why he loves living in the capital.

Exhibition showcases tea and wine culture

2014-05-20 07:00:00

An exhibition held by Beijing Yishu 8 celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sino-French friendship will run through July 16.

Chinese oil paintings on display in Beijing

2014-05-19 15:32:46

After a trial operation of seven months, the Dadu Museum of Art, China's first private oil painting museum, officially opened to the public on May 18.

Graduate snaps show portrait potential

2014-05-19 14:38:27

An exhibition of up-and-coming photography graduates' shots shows portraits of potential.

World's first yak museum opens in Lhasa

2014-05-19 13:54:28

Having been domesticated for thousands of years on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the yak is the most important animal to Tibetan families, since it is a source of meat, milk, fiber and fuel for fires.

New Peking Man Relics Museum opens

2014-05-19 16:54:18

The new location for the Zhoukoudian Peking Man Relics Museum opened to the public on Sunday which marked International Museum Day, and features 1,600 items of relics on display.