More than its worth

2012-01-11 10:20:17

Long Wen believes his investment in a museum in Yunnan province's remote Xinzhuang village is worth more than the paper it's printed on.

Paper trail to prosperity

2012-01-11 10:19:20

Ancient methods of papermaking offer better livelihoods to villagers in Yunnan province.

Forbidden City's mysteries revealed

2012-01-10 13:52:56

Forbidden City 100, a documentary that sheds new light on the prestigious imperial palace built by the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in the early 15th century, premiered on CCTV-9.

A beast of benevolence

2012-01-06 08:01:04

The dragon, a reviled baddie in the West, is revered in China. It even gets to have a year named after it.

Getting to grips with a rare gui that has three handles

2012-01-05 08:02:19

A gui is an ancient round-mouthed food vessel with two to four looped handles, or ears, used for ceremonial rites during the Shang and Zhou dynasties.

Relics to take a tour across the Straights

2012-01-04 13:55:40

About 140 cultural relics from Sichuan province, including those unearthed in the Sanxingdui Ruins in the city of Guanghan and from the Jinsha Ruins in the provincial capital Chengdu, have set off for a tour of Taiwan.

'Recorded History' looks at the growth of documentaries

2011-12-31 09:59:58

To commemorate the centennial anniversary of China's documentary industry, "Recorded History", a grand gala was held on Dec 23 at the Great Hall of People in Beijing.

Young artist knows to think in ink

2011-12-30 11:00:02

Young ink artist Song Bin is staging his solo exhibition at Wu Dongkui Art Museum in southern Beijing.

Wow nut

2011-12-30 07:42:15

Chen Yongren, a retired teacher, is 76, but many say he looks much younger. The kernel of his longevity, he says, is the humble walnut.

Thread of continuity

2011-12-28 09:31:30

Horsetail embroidery is a specialty of the Miao and Shui ethnic groups in Guizhou province.

Tradition reflected in silver

2011-12-28 09:18:45

An exhibition showcases the cultures of Guizhou province's ethnic groups through their handicrafts.

A handmade digital effect

2011-12-27 11:10:34

The 1,300-year-old Tibetan paper makes an image look like it is mysteriously illuminated and is, therefore, the ideal medium for photographer Jin Ping.