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Qixi Festival: More than Chinese Valentine's Day
The Qixi Festival - so-called Chinese Valentine's Day - was initially to highlight people's worship of nature and women's domestic skills.
Ancient Silk Road site preserves lakes, deserts, history and culture
Bortala, meaning "silver grassland" in Mongolian, is at the west part of Junggar Basin and shares a 372-kilometer border with Kazakhstan to the north.
Chinese artist pays tribute to legendary Hollywood actress
Fifty-four photos by Chinese artist Wang Xiao Hui, including her two portraits of legendary actress Audrey Hepburn, were on display in Shanghai.
Annual Tibet festival starts with thangka
Thousands of Tibetans and tourists celebrated an exhibition of giant thangka-religious images embroidered in silk-to mark the start of the annual shoton.
More and more Turks practice Tai Chi to ease stress of city life
Tai Chi has recently become an appealing activity, especially for those who feel stressed out living in big cities like Istanbul, in Turkey.
Documentary week shows interest in real-life stories
When the second Beijing Documentary Week kicked off at the China Millennium Monument, 97-year-old translator Xu Yuanchong arrived in a wheelchair.
Italian professor devotes 30 years to spreading Chinese tea culture
Professor Livio Zanini has devoted 30 years to spreading Chinese tea culture in Italy, starting a wave of enthusiasm for Chinese tea across the country.
Picture books feature 24 Chinese solar terms
A set of picture books featuring the scientific principles and customs related to the 24 Chinese solar terms has recently been published.
Cutting-edge tech protects ancient culture
Li Xi had always dreamed of spending more time in the Mogao Grottoes, also known as the Thousand Buddha Caves, in Dunhuang.
EGGY the cat woos the market
Cartoonist Li Weiyi started his own studio and now his cat emoticons have taken the internet by storm.
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