Art and Culture

All culture and art come from the dust and return to the dust. At the beginning of the chaos, those pieces of dust, with conscience and...

‘My parents say hurry up and find a girl’: China’s millions of lonely ‘leftover...

By 2020 there will be 30 million more young men than women in China. In a one-party state that values social stability above all,...

The dancing damas: China’s ‘square dancers’ take society by storm

These "damas" move in unison in everything they do – from dancing and travelling in groups to making joint investments in properties By He Huifeng They...

Ivanka: she is known as a ‘goddess’ in China

US President Donald Trump has talked tough on Beijing but America's first family still has big fans in China. This is largely down to Ivanka...

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...

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...

Shadow Play

The shadow play is a typical traditional entertainment that has survived and thrived over the centuries. It is also one of the earliest arts...

Sacred Lakes Threatened by China’s Growing Capital

LAKE BAIYANGDIAN, China — A few hours by car south of Beijing is a delicate string of lakes and ponds famous over the centuries...

Are young Chinese liberalizing as China’s political leaders crack down?

One way to think about a century is to look at the generations that will shape it, and how their influences and expectations are...

Attractive Chinese Girls are Everywhere Across the Country, and the World

Attractive Chinese girls are everywhere you look… in China, in the US and in most overseas cities where there is an established Chinese population. Yet,...

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