• Sichuan Opera Goes International

    Artists perform during the "Cultural China, Splendid Sichuan" event in Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka, June 4, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] Sitting in a garden-style Chinese theater, Sonia Lovett and her team watch a "face-changing" performance in awe. Lovett, a director with Britain's National Theater, is at Chongqing Sichuan Opera Theater (CSOT) in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality to film the Sichuan Opera. "The performance was unbelievable!" Lovett said. "It was very beautiful."...

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  • Baoding city in full swing for Tourism Industry Development Conference

    An artistic window on display at China Doors and Windows Museum in Gaobeidian. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] Residents in the city of Baoding, based in North China’s Hebei province, are preparing for the First Baoding Tourism Industry Development Conference, set to be held for two days from Sept 22. Three county-level cities in Baoding – including Gaobeidian, Dingxing and Baigou – will host the event. Gaobeidian, the main host city,...

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  • Chen Tao Jun 12, 2017

    Chinese culture inspiration - Children's games in ancient China

      Yesterday, I spent a whole day on the sofa and with my smartphone in my hand. Time flied from my hand during my watching of TV series and scan the internet. However in ancient China, like my parents' generation, they have no smart phone, no internet,how did they spend their holiday time? Instead, they came up with interesting games to play with their friends. For example, stone balls. During the Qing Dynasty, kicking a stone ball around was a popular sport in the north part of China, and it was often played in the winter to keep warm, stones were carved into small balls and kicked along with feet. They also played flying kites. Kites have quite a long history. The earliest kites were made of wood, instead of paper. Nowadays, the three most famous kites are the Beijing kite, Tianjin kite and Weifang kite, which each has distinctive features. The swallow-shaped kite is a well-known Beijing style.  

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  • Chinese pavilion at Venice show to focus on mountains and water

    The map of Bu Xi [Photo provided to China Daily] One of Ma Yuan's twelve images of water surging [Photo provided to China Daily] Yao Huifen's Suzhou embroidery Skeleton Fantasy Show [Photo provided to ChinaDaily] The theme of the pavilion is Continnum – Generation by Generation through which Qiu aims to show the energy that keeps Chinese culture going.The Chinese pavilion to be unveiled at the 57th Venice Biennale art...

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  • Chen Tao Mar 28, 2017

    Chinese Chess

    IT’S an ever-present scene in China. As you stroll down a quiet alley, wander in a public park or pass a private courtyard with the door open, you’ll likely spot people playing a board game on a table, a bench or just on the ground. And more often than not, there will be a group of onlookers hovering over the two players, offering free advice and commentary on every move...

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