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  • Chinese zodiac animals repeat epic race

    2012-04-15 09:59

    American artist Duke Riley will re-enact the legend of the race that resulted in the choosing of the 12 animals on the Chinese zodiac, in Shanghai, on Sunday, April 15.

  • Memorial rites honoring Genghis Khan held in China's Inner Mongolia

    2012-04-12 15:22

    A prayer touches a horse believed to have special spiritual power for good luck during the memorial rites honoring Genghis Khan, the 13th-century Mongolian warrior and founder of the Mongol Empire, at the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan in Ejin Horo Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, April 11, 2012.

  • Cultural heritage protection faces challenges in China

    2012-04-12 15:21

    Rapid large-scale urbanization and improper countryside development are the main challenges facing cultural heritage protection in China, experts said Wednesday at a forum in east China's Jiangsu province.

  • Diplomats' tryst with Chinese culture

    2012-04-12 10:27

    The opening ceremony of Ethnic Culture in Guizhou, the latest event of the 2012 Friendship Communication of Ambassadors and Madams on Knowing Chinese Culture, was held recently in Beijing.

  • 'Lonely' Longli

    2012-04-12 10:26

    The Guizhou province town was formerly a garrison populated by migrant Han people sent there by Ming Dynasty emperors, but is now concentrating on becoming an eco-museum.

  • Baikuyao: Special branch of Yao ethnic group

    2012-04-10 08:46

    The Baikuyao is a sepcial branch of the Yao ethnic group in southwest China with a population of about 30,000.

  • Students learn to behave as ladies in C China

    2012-04-09 15:21

    Women enrolled in a lady class at Wuhan Textile University in Hubei province practice the T step on March 26, 2012.

  • First modern Buddhist college opens

    2012-04-09 11:17

    Henan Buddhist College held an inauguration ceremony on Sunday in central China's Henan province on April 8, 2012.

  • Restaurant ordered to leave historic temple

    2012-04-09 11:07

    Beijing's cultural heritage authorities have ordered a restaurant to move out of a temple for relics preservation.

  • Big, bird-like dinosar fossil protected

    2012-04-09 11:02

    China has listed the remains of a big, bird-like dinosaur as a national gem for top protection in Inner Mongolia autonomous region where the fossil was found seven years ago.

  • Competitive opera

    2012-04-07 17:08

    The Beijing Peking Opera Company has launched a performance competition to showcase its young actors and instrumentalists.

  • Taichi kicks off

    2012-04-07 17:07

    The Jinjiang District Taichi Association, a grassroots organization to promote exercise in Sichuan province's capital Chengdu, was founded last month.