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...

US-China Ties in Arts and Education Deepen

On the political and military front, U.S.-China relations have been an often-tense dance between governments. However, in arts and education, many say the relationship...

Cultural Exchange on the Silk Road

The Silk Road did not only promote commodity exchange but also cultural. For example, Buddhism as one of the religions of the Kushan kingdom...

M.M.A. Fighter’s Pummeling of Tai Chi Master Rattles China

BEIJING — For weeks, the mixed martial arts fighter Xu Xiaodong had been taunting masters of the traditional Chinese martial arts, dismissing them as...

Saving China’s abandoned Tulou homes

Looking like a design amalgamation of a Roman coliseum and a doughnut, tulou buildings, found in China's southwest Fujian province, are some of the...

China’s Forbidden City treasures now for the masses

BEIJING — At China’s five century old Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing, 16 million visitors a year navigate through its numerous halls...

How China Influenced Western Classical Music

Western classical music has made its way into concert halls and conservatories in most major cities in China. It has also crept into traditional...

Chinese silk: how is it made?

Silk is a delicately woven product made from the protein fibers of the mulberry silkworm cocoon. Silk production is a lengthy process that needs...

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