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  • China's Atlantis

    2012-05-09 10:03

    Lion City is a bastion of a bygone era, hidden beneath about 30 meters of water. The pristine ruins of what was once home to about 5,400 people is now receiving new attention.

  • China Exclusive: Ancient Buddhist temple found in Taklimakan Desert

    2012-05-08 17:00

    Ruins of a Buddhist temple dating back 1,500 years ago have been discovered in China's largest desert, offering valuable research material for historians.

  • Kite show takes off

    2012-05-08 16:59

    Up to 1,000 handcrafted kites are now on display at Solana Shopping Mall in Beijing as part of a campaign to promote China's kite-making heritage.

  • Sakyamuni's parietal bone relic flown back to Nanjing

    2012-05-07 15:02

    The parietal bone relic of Sakyamuni, founder of Buddhism was flown back to Nanjing on Friday after a ten-day tour in south China's Hong Kong and Macau.

  • String things

    2012-05-04 10:49

    As one of the oldest Chinese musical instruments, the guqin represents more than just music - it is a symbol of culture and part of an intellectual's learning.

  • Buddha's parietal-bone relic enshrined in Macao for public worship

    2012-05-03 14:55

    A rare piece of parietal-bone relic of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, has been enshrined for public worship in the Macao East Asian Games Dome on Monday afternoon.

  • Spring sacrificing ceremony for Confucius held in Tianjin

    2012-05-03 14:40

    Middle school students acting as ancient honor guards attend the spring sacrificing ceremony for Confucius in Tianjin, north China, April 29, 2012.

  • Charity event celebrates Mazu ideals

    2012-05-03 10:04

    A Mazu-themed charity event was held recently in Beijing to promote the Mazu ideals of mercy, love, peace and harmony.

  • Centers to promote TCM overseas

    2012-04-27 16:03

    China will build 10 traditional Chinese medicine trading centers worldwide by 2015 to develop TCM services in Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

  • Fine prints

    2012-04-27 11:11

    Printing Industry creates an imaginary space. The exhibition is arranged like a newspaper-publishing house.

  • Warriors: Defenders of China's First Emperor

    2012-04-25 15:23

    Terra-cotta soldiers from the "Warriors: Defenders of China's First Emperor" display are seen at the Discovery Channel Time Square Exposition in New York, April 24, 2012.

  • Buddha's parietal-bone relic sent to Hong Kong for public worship

    2012-04-25 15:15

    A Grand Blessing Ceremony for worshipping Buddha's parietal-bone relic will be held in Hong Kong from April 25 to 30. The relic is being moved out of China's mainland for a public worship.