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- Strip that's always abuzz in ancient capital
Strolling along the 1,500-m strip of Yogyakarta's Malioboro Street is as essential as visiting Times Square when in New York City.
- Chinese garden opens to public in LA
A Chinese garden, named Liu Fang Yuan or Flowing Fragrance, was formally opened to the public Saturday after many years of work.
- Freefall into cafe culture
Catching sight of my acrophobic younger sister beside me, ashen-faced with eyes clamped shut against the world, I threw my own petrified state into sharp relief.
- Confucius family tree has 2m members
He's been dead for 2,500 years but his family just keeps growing and growing - Confucius, or more properly his descendants, are alive and well and flourishing in China and across the globe, according to the latest version of his family tree which is set to triple the size of his kith and kin.
- 70 pct Chinese families watch Spring Festival gala
Survey shows about 214 million Chinese in more than 100 million families, or 70 percent of the national total, watched the annual evening gala broadcast live on the official CCTV networks on the eve of the Lunar New Yea.
- Survey finds 70% of families saw CCTV gala on Lunar New Year eve
About 214 million Chinese in more than 100 million families, or 70 percent of the national total, watched the annual Spring Festival evening gala broadcast live on the eve of the Lunar New Year.
- China-UK Women's Cultural Week highlights understanding
The on-going China-UK Women's Cultural Festival highlights understanding through exchanges among people from sports, business, cultural and political circles in the two countries.
- Chinese lion dance competitions ends in Myanmar
The four-day Chinese traditional new year lion dance competitions ended in Yangon Thursday night with the "the Last Don" lion dancing group winning the first place and the "the Lion Boy" group the second.
- Grand religious ceremony in Lhasa
Tibetan Buddhists debate on Buddhism scripture during a grand religious ceremony at Sera Monastery in Lhasa Feb.14. The seven-day annual religious ceremony is to pray for world peace in the new year.
- Old operas lighten Lantern Festival
Falling next Thursday, on the 15th day of the first lunar month, it is the end of the Lunar New Year festivities. Kunqu Opera lovers can enjoy light-hearted classics and romances staged by the Shanghai Kunqu Opera House on February 21 and 24.
- Love's dark side: Money and betrayal
This is debated in the play "13 Million Single Bathtubs" underway at the Shanghai Drama Arts Theater. It depicts the very realistic - or rather, materialistic - point of view that China's young generation takes toward their relationships.
- Haute couture for new coffee culture
Caffeine addicts now have another option to get their fix at the Citta Espresso Club in Zhongshan Park. The recently opened cafe serves hot food, gourmet sandwiches and most importantly, fresh premium Italian coffee to cash in on the city's burgeoning coffee culture.
- HK Arts Festival opens with Swan Lake
The 36th Hong Kong Arts Festival opens Thursday with a performance of Swan Lake by the world- renowned Stuttgart Ballet.
- China's biggest seashell center opens
China's largest seashell exhibition center opened in Harbin, capital city of the northeastern Heilongjiang Province, on Thursday.
- US$36m plan to protect grottoes
The government has approved a US$36-million protection scheme for the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, a World Heritage Site in Gansu Province.
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