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  • Flower grannies keep a fragrant tradition alive

    2013-08-13 14:04

    Sitting near the exit of People's Square station, one of Shanghai's busiest subway stations, 85-year-old Yang Guoying focuses on her handiwork - tying two Michelia alba (commonly known as ylang-ylang or cempaka, or miangui flower in Chinese) blossoms together with thin wires.

  • Sand sculpture contest in California

    2013-08-13 10:25

    People pose for photos with the sand sculpture during the 81st Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest in Long Beach, California, on Aug 11, 2013.

  • Dating ideas for Qixi

    2013-08-12 15:49

    Qixi, also known as Chinese Valentine's Day, falls on August 13 this year. Let's find out the way to have a special and romantic Qixi.

  • Chinese Qixi festival ornaments

    2013-08-12 14:27

    A woman holds up a pair of ornaments for Qixi, otherwise known as Chinese Valentine's Day, in Bozhou, Anhui province, August 11, 2013.

  • Recognition factor

    2013-08-12 10:40

    Chinese contemporary art seems to be entering its springtime. The artists have found popularity overseas, but their work remains unknown in most of China.

  • Getting his kicks

    2013-08-12 10:40

    Maik Albrecht, 32, a German fan of Chinese martial arts found a kung fu master - and a bride - in his pursuit of excellence. 

  • Timeless voice tours Asia in Sept

    2013-08-11 09:43

    Although Tony Bennett has been famous in the United States for more than 60 years, the singer will only make his debut China tour in September.

  • Visually impaired perform 1st reading drama

    2013-08-10 10:54

    Liu Fenglin, 54, sits onstage behind a desk with two other performers. She reads her lines in a smooth voice full of emotion, wearing a dark purple qipao.

  • Taihang Mountain looks good in oil

    2013-08-09 10:35

    Oil painting may have been introduced to China from the West, but Chinese oil painter Fan Miao has found his own way to give the medium an Eastern flavor.

  • DPRK painters display creativity

    2013-08-09 10:27

    Kim Jacal, a 53-year-old oil painter from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, never thought he would have the chance to paint overseas.Art beat

  • Beijing summit celebrates Qiqiao Festival

    2013-08-09 09:57

    Qiqiao, an ancient cultural event hailing from Gansu province's Longnan region in central China, is one of the most legendary traditional Chinese celebrations.

  • Martial arts festival held in NW China

    2013-08-09 09:21

    Masters present martial arts during a martial arts festival at the Tianshan Mountain scenic area in Fukang city, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Aug 7, 2013.