China adopts first law on intangible cultural heritage protection

2011-02-25 16:28:11

China's top legislature Friday passed the country's first law on intangible cultural heritage (ICH) protection.

Bid to protect fading rock paintings

2011-02-24 07:52:38

A group of 42 rock paintings in the mountains of Ningxia Hui autonomous region are in dire need of protection as the colors are fading.

One for posterity

2011-02-24 07:52:38

An NGO is helping China's ethnic groups keep a record of their age-old customs and rituals.

Qinhuai Lantern Fair

2011-02-23 10:17:39

Qinhuai District of Nanjing city has already initiated the procedure of applying to the U.N. World Intangible Cultural Heritage for "Qinhuai Lantern Fair" officially.

Mound tombs found in East China

2011-02-23 07:46:10

More than 50 mound tombs have been found in East China's Zhejiang province.

Discovery rekindles legend of 'blood-sweating' horse

2011-02-22 07:49:00

The bones of 80 horses unearthed from the mausoleum of a Chinese emperor who lived more than 2,000 years ago have rekindled an ancient legend about blood-sweating "heavenly horses" from Central Asia.

Photographers capture China heritages

2011-02-21 11:12:23

A recent photography exhibition in Madrid, Spain focused its spotlight on China's cultural heritages that could be the envy of the world.

Emperor's private collection gets public viewing at Met in New York

2011-02-17 08:02:02

Treasures from the Forbidden City are currently showed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Ten famous swords in China's ancient times

2011-02-16 10:43:24

In ancient times, China had ten famous swords. Accounts of the swords are often found in ancient books or ancient legends.

3000-year-old tomb group found in Xinjiang

2011-02-16 09:21:24

The Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology reported it discovered an ancient tomb group covering an area of more than 10,000 square meters.

Revealing the secrets of Xinjiang relics

2011-02-15 07:52:11

An exhibition of rare books, documents and currency, excavated in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, is now on display at the National Library of China.

Museum offers rare peek at ancient treasures

2011-02-15 07:52:11

The National Art Museum of China is opening up its finest treasures to the public for the first time to mark the 50th anniversary of its founding.