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- Reveling in a home away from home
Spring Festival fireworks will light the way home for Australian Ben Davidson, who will travel to a hutong in downtown Beijing to spend the holiday with his in-laws.
- Chinese New Year Concert staged in Vienna
The Chinese national spirit was evoked at a special New Year concert at the Golden Hall in Vienna Sunday.
- Riding an old wave to new art success
Everybody talks about Chinese art. How the industry is flourishing, how popular it has become internationally and how it-if you have the money-is a great investment.
- Bridging two worlds
Written on the desk of Sidney Shapiro is the Italian phrase "traduttore e tradittore" - "the translator is a traitor". For this US-born translator of some of China's most important literary classics, it would be more accurate to say: "The translator is the story".
- Death photo of famed WWII reporter Pyle found
The figure in the photograph is clad in Army fatigues, boots and helmet, lying on his back in peaceful repose, folded hands holding a military cap. Except for a thin trickle of blood from the corner of his mouth, he could be asleep.
- Bali to hold festivals in support of Visit Indonesia Year 2008
Indonesia's resort island Bali is expected to organize 17 festivals, 14 of which already approved by the Minister for Arts and Tourism, to celebrate the "Visit Indonesia Year 2008", according to local media on Sunday.
- China-UK Women's Cultural Festival scheduled for Britain
The China-UK Women's Cultural Festival, with a theme of "Women and the Olympics," is scheduled for Feb. 10-17 in London and Durham, Britain.
- Man replicates Forbidden City
A blacksmith in southern China has built a copper microcosm of the Forbidden City, the world's largest surviving palace complex, in his house.
- Chinese terracotta warriors woo big Dutch crowd
Ancient terracotta soldiers from China were more popular than paintings by Dutch masters and other artifacts on their first day on show Saturday in the Drents Museum in northern Netherlands.
- Madrid Carnival kicks off
Revellers dance during the Madrid Carnival in Madrid, Spain, Feb. 2, 2008. The street parade of the carnival was held Saturday. The Madrid Carnival runs from Feb. 1 to 6 this year.
- Silk books: The Analects of Confucius
Employee of a store shows silk book the Analects of Confucius in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, Feb. 1, 2008. The book made of white silk with waterproof and mildew prevention technology could be conserved for long term.
- Museum of mah-jong and tea culture to open in Chengdu
Picture taken on Feb. 1, 2008 shows a box of mah-jong displayed in a museum in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan province.
- China mugs: Porcelain and people
Once upon a time, and not so long ago, nearly every Chinese used a porcelain mug. Now some are collectibles and they evoke "red memory."
- Buddha belly
Regong Art from Qinghai province unfolds a colorful world with hundreds of Thangka paintings, murals, embroidery works and sculptures at the World Art Museum until February 13. On display are not only the precious collections contributed by the local temples which were handed down from the Ming and Qing dynasties, but also the works by contemporary Thangka artists.
- 2008 China Wuhan Plum Blossom Festival opens
Blooming plum blossoms is seen at the East Lake Plum Park in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, February 1, 2008. 2008 China Wuhan Plum Blossom Festival opened here yesterday.
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