Subway stations stop human traffic with art pieces

2013-07-10 10:29:31

While commuters often rush at subway stations, several murals along the corridor of one of Beijing's busiest subway intersections have slowed down or stopped the steps of many.

Culture relics find home

2013-07-10 11:21:20

The State Bureau of Cultural Relics recently contributed more than 10,000 pieces of culture relics confiscated by Beijing Customs to the Prince Gong Mansion Museum.

First-written Chinese believed to be found

2013-07-10 10:11:21

Experts believe carved symbols found on stone implements and crockery in Zhejiang province date back more than 5,000 years, marking the oldest written Chinese language.

Shaolin martial arts performed in Taiyuan

2013-07-08 10:03:35

Performers of the Yandong Shaolin Kungfu troupe show their kung fu during a performance held at the Worker's Cultural Palace, Taiyuan, capital of North China's Shanxi province, July 6, 2013.

World cultural heritage site: Hongcun

2013-07-08 10:47:17

Listed as a world cultural heritage site, ancient village Hongcun preserved to a remarkable extent the surviving examples of Anhui-style architecture and traditional lifestyle.

Unraveling the secrets of the Silk Road

2013-07-02 14:22:04

Traditional Chinese medical practitioners have often promoted the Chinese belief that foods have intrinsic "hot" and "cold" properties, but readers might be surprised to learn that the idea actually originated in Greece with the physician Hippocrates (460 BC).

Int'l Folklore Dance Competition kicks off

2013-07-03 10:41:48

Dancers perform on stage during the International Folklore Dance Competition of the 2013 CHIN International Picnic event in Toronto, Canada, July 1, 2013.

Mao on heroes and being a tree

2013-07-03 08:49:32


Everything old is new again

2013-07-03 05:46:54

German playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) never set foot in China, and he mistook Sichuan province for a city when he wrote The Good Person of Szechwan.

Wine vessels in Tibet

2013-06-28 09:41:55

As an old Tibetan saying goes, wine is to the Tibetans what willow leaves to goats. Therefore, the love for wine cradles a shared hobby of all walks of life in Tibet, collecting wine vessels.

London gets rare glimpse at ancient Chinese art

2013-06-28 10:20:57

Rare examples of some of the oldest surviving Chinese paintings are on show in the United Kingdom for the first time. 'Kingdom of Bicycles' rises again

Kung Fu Panda in Beijing staged in New York City

2013-06-28 10:03:19

The show Kung Fu Panda in Beijing is staged at Grand Central Station in New York City, US on June 27, 2013 to promote tourism in the Chinese capital.