Test elevates eight to top ranks of Tibetan monks

2012-04-16 10:45:08

Candidates for Gashelharampa accreditations received a final test in Lhasa's Jokhang Temple on Friday before a crowd of about 260, including visiting monks and local residents.

Cross-Straits Confucianism

2012-04-15 10:00:38

A cross-Straits academic seminar on the revival of Confucianism was held from April 7-10 at Peking University in Beijing.

Chinese zodiac animals repeat epic race

2012-04-15 09:59:15

American artist Duke Riley will re-enact the legend of the race that resulted in the choosing of the 12 animals on the Chinese zodiac, in Shanghai, on Sunday, April 15.

Memorial rites honoring Genghis Khan held in China's Inner Mongolia

2012-04-12 15:22:24

A prayer touches a horse believed to have special spiritual power for good luck during the memorial rites honoring Genghis Khan, the 13th-century Mongolian warrior and founder of the Mongol Empire, at the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan in Ejin Horo Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, April 11, 2012.

Cultural heritage protection faces challenges in China

2012-04-12 15:21:47

Rapid large-scale urbanization and improper countryside development are the main challenges facing cultural heritage protection in China, experts said Wednesday at a forum in east China's Jiangsu province.

'Lonely' Longli

2012-04-12 10:26:30

The Guizhou province town was formerly a garrison populated by migrant Han people sent there by Ming Dynasty emperors, but is now concentrating on becoming an eco-museum.

Baikuyao: special branch of Yao ethnic group

2012-04-10 08:46:42

The Baikuyao is a sepcial branch of the Yao ethnic group in southwest China with a population of about 30,000.

Performance in Buddhism music gala

2012-04-09 14:13:19

Members of the Henan Buddhist College Troupe perform Tibetan opera during a Buddhism music gala in Tongbai County of central China's Henan province, April 7, 2012.

First modern Buddhist college opens

2012-04-09 11:17:59

Henan Buddhist College held an inauguration ceremony on Sunday in central China's Henan province on April 8, 2012.

Restaurant ordered to leave historic temple

2012-04-09 11:07:52

Beijing's cultural heritage authorities have ordered a restaurant to move out of a temple for relics preservation.

Big, bird-like dinosar fossil protected

2012-04-09 11:02:44

China has listed the remains of a big, bird-like dinosaur as a national gem for top protection in Inner Mongolia autonomous region where the fossil was found seven years ago.

Taichi kicks off

2012-04-07 17:07:46

The Jinjiang District Taichi Association, a grassroots organization to promote exercise in Sichuan province's capital Chengdu, was founded last month.