China's fine art world on display

2013-10-18 00:34:50

Ever wonder about the overall state of the country's fine arts? The National Exhibition of Fine Arts has put together more than 600 pieces to give a comprehensive picture of the Chinese art scene.

A country at the opera

2013-10-18 00:23:23

As bicentennial celebrations of the opera world's twin titans build up to a crescendo, Raymond Zhou takes time to look back at how far China has come in embracing Wagner and Verdi in our musical life.

Guardian embraces lake and its birds

2013-10-17 07:13:43

At 1.72 meters tall, dark and lean, Zhang Yong has demonstrated immense willpower in his job as guardian angel of Gahai Lake in Gannan Tibetan autonomous prefecture over the past 10 years.

Miao costumes presented at culture festival

2013-10-17 10:12:56

Models present traditional costumes and silver headwear from the Miao ethnic group at the closing ceremony of the 4th Phoenix Miao Silver Dress and Culture Festival.

Medicine for the mind

2013-10-16 07:07:05

A program teaching mental-health patients painting, dance, music and crafts is having remarkable results.

Brown is unique

2013-10-16 01:46:22

Most giant pandas are black and white. But since 1985, the endangered animals with brown fur have been spotted five times. Scientists tell Ma Lie that further studies are necessary to unravel the mystery of such a rare type.

Boatman teacher

2013-10-15 13:25:48

Despite the lure of better opportunities away from home, two teachers from Lipu in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region have remained committed to giving their students an education.

Seeing new opportunities in sport

2013-10-15 11:23:55

The fifth Entertainment Sports Meeting for the Visually Challenged was held beside the National Aquatic Center (Water Cube) on Sunday morning.

Mandarin enjoys greater status in France

2013-10-15 07:39:18

After an exhausting 10-hour flight and nine-hour train ride, Chang Chunjiao, a college graduate from China, finally arrives in Tarbes, southwestern France. She will work as a volunteer Mandarin teacher there for a year.

London mayor launches city's Chinese-language website

2013-10-14 17:18:12

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, launched the first official Chinese-language website for London on Oct 14, the first day of his six-day trip to China with a UK business delegation.

Chongyang Festival, celebrating China's elderly

2013-10-14 15:00:03

The Double Ninth Festival, or Chongyang Festival, the first legal Chinese festival for the elderly, falls on Oct 13.

The game's afoot

2013-10-14 00:24:10

London-based shoe designer Rupert Sanderson has managed to keep his 12-year-old eponymous label profitable while maintaining creativity. He describes his business as "a cross between art and commerce".