- Noruz Festival celebrated in Xinjiang
Perfomers dance during the party held in Xinjiang opera house to welcome the Noruz Festival in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 17, 2008. Noruz Festival, which falls on March 21 every year, means the day of spring rain. Muslim in China always celebrate the festival by dancing and performing acrobatics.
- Beijing Confucius temple holds 1st contemporary art exhibition
The Greek artist Sophia Vari began on Saturday to exhibit seven bronze sculptures and 15 oil paintings at the Confucius Temple in Beijing, the first time for the Confucius Temple to exhibit a foreign artist's work, the Beijing Times reported.
- DPRK artists hold painting exhibition in NE China
Visitors view the paintings at the painting exhibition of artists from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held in Dalian, a coastal city in northeast China's Liaoning province, March 16, 2008.
- Japanese tea ceremony performed in Nanjing
Japanese tea ceremony artists perform the art of tea making in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, on March 16, 2008. A Japanese delegation dedicated to a project of planting 5,000 cherry trees in a garden in Nanjing is now in China for a visit.
- Begging off from city's free museums
Free entry to Shanghai museums caused new problems on its first full weekend with large crowds and poor behavior.
- Festival highlights traditional culture
Locals in and around Guangzhou, capital of southern China's Guangdong province, kicked off on Sunday a weeklong traditional culture festival, the biggest in the region.
- Chinese modern design exhibition opens in London
An exhibition exploring the creative energy in modern China opens Saturday at the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in the British capital.
- Chinese, Japanese students build trust, understanding
About 200 Japanese students and their Chinese peers held a "communication day" in Beijing on Friday, to explore ways to enhance mutual understanding and friendship between youngsters from the two countries.
- More than 'women's art'
Feminism has had a transforming impact on contemporary art and 19 Chinese female artists show just what feminism has liberated them to create - from the intensely private views of life to the big picture.
- China presents cultural equipment to Pakistan museum
China on Thursday presents some cultural equipment to a Pakistan museum, displaying enhanced cultural exchanges and friendship between the two countries.
- Peking Opera looking for a voice in classrooms
The image of a huge cartoon monkey, wearing a bright red Peking Opera mask, is projected on a school classroom wall behind a plump young man, making soft gestures with his not-so-slim fingers.
- Giant silk embroidery artwork completed in Jiangsu
A giant silk embroidery artwork was shown in Suzhou of east China's Jiangsu Province. The 3.6 by 1.4 meter artwork, consuming a total length of 4 million meters of silk thread, is completed on Thursday after 9 embroiderers' one whole year's work. 
- More foreign students come to study in China
The Chinese mainland received more than 190,000 foreign students last year, the highest number since the founding of New China in 1949, the Ministry of Education said in Beijing on Thursday.
- Shanghai Expo has record entries
The Shanghai 2010 World Expo already has 24 more confirmed participants than the record 172 at 2000 event in Hanover, Germany.
- Heavy metal poet
What does the world look like through the eyes of a 27-year-old woman? It may be a vision of a happy marriage and adorable children, or an aspiring career. For Zheng Xiaoqiong, a rural migrant worker and poet, life feels just like a piece of iron.
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