Weekly snapshot of Chinese cultural news

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BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The following are highlights of China's major cultural news from the past week:

-- China to promote reading habit among public

Chinese authorities have called for efforts to promote reading to substantially increase the number of people who read frequently by 2025.

The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee has issued a circular, indicating efforts should be made to promote public interest in reading good books, improve the people's reading ability, and create a sound environment for reading across society.

Proper guidance should be provided to stimulate interest, foster good habits and boost the people's reading ability to enhance moral integrity as well as scientific and cultural literacy among the public, it read.

-- China showcases outstanding plays on poverty battle

A two-month showcase of art performances themed around China's fight against poverty and building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects has kicked off both online and offline.

The 67-strong repertory includes operettas, traditional Chinese operas, plays, dance dramas and concerts.

Consisting of both newly created pieces and well-known masterpieces, the programs are performed by national-level troupes as well as primary-level and privately owned art groups.

-- Archaeological achievements at Neolithic sites on display in Beijing

An exhibition on Hongshan culture, China's most well-known Neolithic culture which dates back 5,000 to 6,500 years, is being held at the National Museum of China.

The exhibition marks the resumed excavation of the Niuheliang site, the largest known sacrificial site and tomb group of northeast China's Hongshan culture.

More than 160 artifacts are on display, including a C-shaped jade dragon which is one of the museum's treasures.

The exhibition features pictures of the archaeological sites, animations of their construction processes and 3D digital displays of unearthed objects. It offers a glimpse into the major discoveries and the latest archaeological achievements of multiple Hongshan cultural sites. Enditem

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