Tourism, rising awareness save folk arts

2013-07-27 08:29:01

In the modern era of rapid development and social transformation, the preservation of folk arts in Guizhou and other parts of the country has been at times difficult.

Nursing home blaze kills 11 residents

2013-07-27 02:20:03

Experts are calling for an overhaul and stricter execution of safety management measures after 11 elderly residents were killed when a resident set fire on Friday morning to a nursing home in Hailun.

Choir sings its way into Chinese hearts

2013-07-27 01:09:13

To the accompaniment of traditional Chinese folk instruments guzheng and erhu, the Children's Chorus of Washington sang the popular Chinese folk song, Mo Li Hua, or The Jasmine Flower, in Mandarin.

3-star dinosaur

2013-07-27 00:59:32

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, 56, enjoys calling himself the"dinosaur in the kitchen".

Summertime blues

2013-07-27 00:36:25

The increasing flow of Chinese students heading to overseas summer camps is testament to a rising desire to learn about the outside world. But many of the trips on offer are highly disorganized.

Wuhan a prime spot for international rowing hub

2013-07-27 00:12:41

Abundant waters and a big college student population make Wuhan an excellent venue for rowing races, said foreign rowers at a recent international competition in the city.

Beijing to stage its first vertical run

2013-07-26 16:09:44

Beijing’s tallest building, China World Summit Wing, will host Beijing’s highest stair climbing race on Aug 3.

God of Thunder set to take French audiences by storm

2013-07-26 14:21:11

New production from innovative theater company combines dance with traditional Chinese performance arts.

Hong Konger wins 'World Best Santa Claus'

2013-07-26 09:39:32

Santa Johnny from China's Hong Kong won the "World Best Santa Claus" during the annual World Santa Claus Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 24, 2013.

Scroll artist redefines 'the big picture'

2013-07-26 02:00:22

Known for painting landscapes on big scrolls, Chinese artist Dong Xiyuan leads an "austere life", in the words of his friends and art critics.

Sound effects

2013-07-26 01:46:49

When an award-winning composer finds music in the bustling sounds of old Beijing, the result is magical.

China's sacred lotus blooms bright

2013-07-25 16:16:30

As the mercury rises to just 30 C at 5 am on July 10, the beauty of China's summer lotus blooms in Laodaohe town, Kaifu district of Changsha province.