Chinese dragon

Historically, the dragon was associated with the Emperor of China and used a symbol to represent imperial power. The founder of Han dynasty Liu...

Chinese guardian lions

Since the introduction of the lion symbolism from Indian culture especially through Buddhist symbolism, statues of guardian lions have traditionally stood in front of...

Farmers in China have created incredibly beautiful art in rice paddies

Rice farmers in China have carefully planted their harvest to create a vast stretch of 3D masterpieces. Every year the farmers in Shenyang, the capital...

Want fame and fortune? China’s internet celebrity business offers both

Whether they know it or not, the millions of WeChat users who tap on their smartphones for the latest data everyday are generating millions...

Teen idol joins millions taking China’s grueling gaokao exam

Millions of Chinese high schoolers will take the country's grueling two-day college entrance examination starting Wednesday, competing to get into the country's top universities. But...

Prayers before China’s “gaokao” exam season

The air crackles with anticipation in China's tiny eastern town of Maotanchang ahead of the "gaokao", the annual national college entrance exam more than...

Evolution of “Gaokao” essay topics mirrors changes of China

After this year's national college entrance exams, Gan Fubao will have collected all 40 exam papers since the exams resumed in 1977. Gan, 70, from...

What is Gaokao? Why is it so important?

A total of 9.4 million Chinese high school students, just a little less than the population of Sweden, began to take the annual national...

Chinese City With a Russian Past Struggles to Preserve Its Legacy

HARBIN, China — When he first arrived in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin in 1984 to attend university, Bu Chong was stunned to...

Chinese culture in spotlight on Silk Road cruiseliner

ROME, May 22 (Xinhua) -- A cultural program called Silk Road Stories made its debut on board the Majestic Princess, a new cruise ship...

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