Construction of Great Wall cultural parks proposed to preserve national icon

Built by human hands over the course of more than 2,000 years, the Great Wall of China stretches for more than 20,000 kilometers across the vast lands of northern China's 15 provinces and autonomous regions.

Healing Hearts

Partially became they are getting bored of working out in the gym everyday and partly out of the simple desire to try something completely different, young Chinese are experimenting with a new way to stay healthy: Doing traditional Chinese exercises such as Tai chi and Baduanjin after work.

  • China's top film bases embrace movie-making boom with high-tech studios and historical settings

    Following the success of the domestic box-office blockbuster The Wandering Earth II, which has earned nearly 4 billion yuan ($574 million) since its release in late January, spring has been a true lucky strike for China's Film and TV (F&T) industry, allowing it to bloom again after shaking off the fatigue brought by the pandemic.

    By Li Yuche in Qingdao and Du Qiongfang in Hengdian | 2023/3/9 0:26:52
  • Protection of women's right to give birth requires enabling social environment

    On International Women's Day on March 8, apart from sending good wishes and small gifts to women as the routine practice in many Chinese workplaces, society should focus more on the protection of women's rights to give birth at the same time as having jobs.

    By Liu Yanling | 2023/3/8 23:34:19
  • Culture Beat: A high-tech romance drama

    Green Plum, a love drama about two young people, has been streaming on since Thursday. The drama tells the story of Jiang Yiyi, a graduate student majoring in artificial intelligence (AI) who is trying to bring back her deceased sister using AI technology. Along the way she happens to meet the field's expert "Zhu Ma."

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/8 0:27:48
  • Researchers discover 388 million yr old reefs in Xizang

    Chinese researchers have discovered reefs dating back to nearly 390 million year in Ngari, Southwest China's Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region during a scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau. The discovery is a first of its kind in the region.

    By Ji Yuqiao and Li Yuche | 2023/3/8 0:21:10
  • Youths present joyous Xinjiang

    "The new media platforms in the new era give me the opportunity to bring Xinjiang people's humor to audiences around the country and even the world through our short videos," Enzat Tohti, a young entrepreneur from the Uygur ethnic group who is a national political advisor from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, said in an address at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday, showing Xinjiang youths' confidence in front of the cameras of domestic and foreign media.

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2023/3/8 0:09:49
  • China's most influential music festival to return in Hainan

    China's highly anticipated music festival is set to come back in Haikou, South China's Hainan Province in mid-March.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/7 22:58:20
  • Trends: Students' diverse employment directions key to inheriting Chinese calligraphy

    To celebrate the 60-year establishment of higher education courses for Chinese calligraphy, a forum was held recently in Shanghai to discuss the future of this traditional subject and the challenges teachers face. Data shows that 261 colleges and universities offering calligraphy majors nationwide.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/7 22:30:51
  • Counterattacks a pragmatic tactic for Chinese soccer, for now

    The long underachieving sport of Chinese men's soccer finally got some good news recently, as the under-20 national team defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the under-20 Asian Cup, keeping their qualifying hopes for the quarterfinals alive amid rampant scandals.

    By Lu Ming | 2023/3/7 22:14:08
  • Could Oscars be the next for a nod of the Asian Michelle Yeoh?

    "Kung Fu Queen" Michelle Yeoh seems to be only one step away from making history at the Oscars after she won best actress at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, which are seen as one of the most crucial steps on the path to an Oscar statuette.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/7 21:51:25
  • Jiang Shengnan: Good literature cannot be replaced by AI story generators

    CPPCC National Committee member Jiang Shengnan is a well-known scriptwriter and writer who has written a raft of prestigious works, including the ancient costume drama Legend of Mi Yue, which proved as popular as the hit Empresses in the Palace, and The Legend of Xiao Chuo, which was a hit in East Asia.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/3/7 0:44:14
  • Shu Yong: Telling Chinese stories through nation's cultural symbols

    Shu Yong is super busy as a new ­CPPCC National Committee ­member, and he has submitted three proposals covering topics such as ­rural revitalization. He hopes to ­create national cultural symbols that tell Chinese stories about the new era.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/7 0:40:52
  • Musical commemorates Wang Luobin, 'folk song king of the Northwest'

    A new musical commemorating Wang Luobin (1913-1996), a renowned Chinese folk collector and composer known as the "folk song king of the Northwest," will be publicly premiered in Beijing in April.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/7 0:38:03
  • Zhao Cong: Building global music platform for mutual learning, exchanges

    It is the first time Zhao Cong has been a member of the CPPCC National Committee, a top political advisory body in China. Zhao, president of the China National Traditional Orchestra (CNTO) and renowned pipa performer, has submitted a proposal aimed at increasing Chinese culture's international appeal.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/7 0:34:13
  • Cultural influentials dedicated to making China heard, loved, respected

    A flourishing culture leads to a prosperous country, while a strong culture leads to a strong nation. The year 2023 marks the beginning of the full implementation of the guiding principles laid down at the 20th CPC National Congress.

    By Xu Liuliu, Chen Xi and Li Yuche | 2023/3/7 0:29:15
  • Exhibition in Beijing examines role of contemporary Chinese landscape paintings

    An art exhibition that shows how China's traditional landscape paintings have integrated and progressed contemporary aesthetics kicked off at the He Art Gallery in Beijing on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/6 23:26:23
  • Munitions found in shipwreck from First Sino-Japanese War

    Archaeologists recently discovered ammunition including a 210-millimeter shell from the wreckage of a ship sunk in the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

    By Lou Kang | 2023/3/6 21:50:15
  • New museum on Jiahu culture seeks origins of Chinese civilization

    More than 9,000 years ago, a group of people lived in a prehistoric settlement located what is today a village in Wu-yang county, Central China's Henan Province. These people were not only hunters, fishermen and artisans, but also excellent musicians who created a splendid Neolithic culture. They constructed houses, cultivated rice, domesticated livestock, made pottery wares and bone flutes, building a homeland of idyllic beauty full of the fragrance of rice and the melodious sound of music.

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2023/3/6 21:26:45
  • US expats share their China stories, seek friendly cultural exchanges

    With increasing cultural exchanges between the two countries, people in the US have more opportunities to learn about China and are eager to more deeply explore China's more than 5,000 years of history and fruitful culture, as well as understand Chinese people's philosophy of life and values. The Global Times interviewed three US expats residing in China, who shared their stories about the country, misunderstandings about China in the West and how they see current China-US relations and cultural exchanges.

    By Chen Xi, Huang Lanlan and Liu Yang | 2023/3/5 22:51:09
  • New proposals at two sessions seek to safeguard China's online literature

    One of the main forces of Chinese culture going global, online literature now faces some problems thanks to its rapidly growing market share. However, the situation may change. During the globally-watched two sessions, proposals to combat internet piracy and other issues are being put on the table.

    By Li Yuche and Zhao Yusha | 2023/3/5 21:26:02
  • Cross-Straits creative design exhibition for young artists takes aim at rural revitalization

    A youth exhibition featuring creative and industrial manufacturing designs by artists from both the Chinese mainland and Taiwan is being held throughout March in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/5 21:07:09
  • International travel workers tentatively regain hope

    With the optimization of COVID-19 responses in China, one industry, which has been ignored for the past three years due to the pandemic, is now booming: the overseas Chinese tourism industry.

    By Lou Kang and Hou Xiangjun | 2023/3/2 23:33:44
  • Thailand looks to Chinese tourists to boost country's local tourism

    The Thai tourism industry is steadily recovering as the Southeast Asian country counts on the influx of Chinese tourists in 2023 to be the driving force for the improvement.

    By Global Times – Xinhua | 2023/3/2 23:20:10
  • 'Lock' exhibit reveals ancient wisdom and craftsmanship

    A folk culture exhibition about historical development of locks in China kicked off on Wednesday at the Zhoushan Museum in East China's Zhejiang Province.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/2 23:18:20
  • Marvel superhero films no longer earning big at China's box office

    Box-office tracking site Maoyan on Thursday revealed that the 2023 Chinese mainland box office has reached 14 billion yuan ($2.03 billion) to date, with domestic movies being the biggest contributors.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/2 23:18:07
  • Interactive experience law advised

    A political advisor has called for China's booming industry of interactive murder mystery games to adopt a rating system to prevent children from being exposed to pornographic and violent content. The call also includes a push for more interactive experiences about patriotism and traditional culture.

    By Zhao Yusha | 2023/3/2 23:13:23
  • China's Hollywood: Hengdian World Studios sees boom in film shoots, tourism

    On a restaurant set, a young actress stands in front of the cameras and under spotlights, speaking and moving according to the director's instructions. "Cut!" the director calls, giving an OK gesture that says the scene has been successfully shot.

    By Du Qiongfang in Hengdian and Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/3/2 22:54:30
  • Hengdian witness: immersive interactive experience brings joy to tourists and achieves common prosperity

    Decades ago, at age 14 or so, I longed for the spotlight and dreamed of becoming a famous actress who played the heroines in the plays and novels of literary giants William Shakespeare and Lu Xun, experiencing these different characters' lives and destinies. My teachers used to praise me for my role play in classes and my friends would often say, “Hey, do you know you really look like a Hong Kong TVB star?”

    By Du Qiongfang in Hengdian | 2023/3/2 22:11:45
  • Russian chess body's switch to Asia a challenge, boost for game

    The Russian chess body, which started the application process for the transfer in April 2022, joined the Asian Chess Federation (ACF) in a general-assembly vote which saw 29 delegates vote for the move, one delegate vote against, and six delegates abstain. The final transition is scheduled to take place officially on May 1.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/1 23:48:10
  • Culture Beat: Tsinghua University exhibition marks 50th anniversary of China-Germany relations

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of China-Germany diplomatic relations, the Tsinghua University Art Museum has joined with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and Wittenstein Foundation's Vitra Design Museum to hold the Crossing Parallels - German Design 1945-1990 exhibition.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/1 23:46:45
  • Unearthed Xizang cultural relics reveal ancient ethnic exchanges

    The latest archaeological discoveries at ancient ruins in Quxu county, Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, were recently published. The discoveries, such as an eaves tile with exquisite lotus designs, allowed the site to be named as one of the Top 10 Chinese Archaeological Discoveries of 2022.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/1 23:45:49
  • Small village sets an example for China's rural revitalization

    Hundreds of hiking enthusiasts living in the Yangtze River Delta Region got to experience new hiking routes in the Siming Mountain area on Tuesday as the Siming Mountain, China Red Travel Festival kicked off in Hengkantou village in Yuyao, East China's Zhejiang Province.

    By Feng Yu in Yuyao | 2023/3/1 23:44:35
  • Themed tourist train linking first CPC National Congress sites explores new tourism model

    When passenger Tan Yongmin gets on the train, he is impressed by what he sees in the carriage: Old photos from the 20th century hang on the walls, books telling the history and spirit of the Communist Party of China (CPC) are neatly placed in glass cabinets, and there is even a mailbox on the desk by a window.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai and Lu Ting in Jiaxing | 2023/3/1 23:24:08
  • Trends: Traditional handicrafts have become popular souvenirs

    Eating tasty snacks and buying local specialties are important parts of any tourist's travel plan. At present, more and more Chinese tourists are seeing traditional culture as a symbol of high quality and have begun to prefer products made by skills that have been inscribed onto China's list of intangible cultural heritages.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/1 21:44:58
  • Yuzhen Lamu grabs historic gold for China at ISMF World Championships

    Yuzhen Lamu became the first Chinese ski mountaineering world champion after claiming a historic gold at the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) World Championships on Tuesday.

    By Global Times-Xinhua | 2023/3/1 19:53:27
  • 6,000-yr-old silkworm cocoon stones found in Shanxi

    Archaeologists have found two stones sculpted like silkworm cocoons dating back to over 6,000 years ago in North China's Shanxi Province, local media reports said on Sunday.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/3/1 3:08:20
  • International actors in 'The Wandering Earth II' amazed by Chinese story about family, homeland, unity

    With the internationalization of the ­Chinese films, more faces from other countries are appearing in the industry. This can be seen in the hit sci-fi ­blockbuster The Wandering Earth II. The film has appealed to Chinese moviegoers with its splendid visuals and story. It has also made history for the large number of foreign actors in the cast. The film's director Guo Fan once told the Global Times that 20,000 foreign actors appear in the film.

    By Chen Xi and Xia Wenxin | 2023/2/28 21:51:49
  • Young Chinese travelers sparking rise in immersive experiences

    Dressing up as an ancient Chinese official, middle school student Xiong Changxin takes on the role of Ji Xiaolan, a famous upright official in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Following the instructions of the director, Xiong slowly talks to the "emperor" as the cameras start to roll.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/2/28 20:32:47
  • Culture Beat: Beijing Fenglei Peking Opera Drama 'Xiwu'

    Peking Opera Xiwu will be performed at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm every day from March 9-12.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/27 22:47:25
  • China's first metaverse theater festival announced

    Around for hundreds of years, theaters are now either actively or forcibly embracing digital per-formances amid the rise of the metaverse.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/2/27 22:45:01
  • History a hit at Beijing Book Fair

    The China International Exhibition Center in Beijing was packed with visitors over the weekend. Returning from a hiatus caused by the pandemic, the 35th Beijing Book Fair attracted not only dealers and book store owners, but also large numbers of readers and book enthusiasts for the more than 400,000 kinds of books brought by 700 exhibitors to the venue.

    By Lin Xiaoyi | 2023/2/27 22:39:02
  • Chinese medical artists push forward domestic medicine with lifelike 3D human organs, tissues

    Although it's still a young field, even internationally, medical visualization - a combination of 3D imaging, medical knowledge and art - is being expanded upon by a group of passionate Chinese medical artists who are set to reform medical science in China.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/2/27 22:16:25
  • Trends: Promoting low bride prices in Chinese rural areas

    Issues surrounding bride prices and getting married have annoyed young people and their families in Chinese rural areas, often sparking debate on Chinese social media. Shi Bingqi, a local Party chief of a village in Hejian, North China's Hebei Province, and a deputy of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC), has been preparing a proposal for promoting low bride prices that he intends to present at the upcoming 14th NPC.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/27 21:11:42
  • Similar cultures help Bollywood win applause from Chinese

    More than 10 years after its release in India in 2012, English Vinglish, starring late Indian actress Sridevi, premiered in the Chinese mainland on Friday. Although its box-office performance was not ideal due to a low screen rate, solid reviews allowed the film to continue the high bar set by other Indian films released in China, the world's largest film market.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/27 21:06:09
  • New picture book series teaches children about 'Rebirth and Inheritance of Chinese Antiques'

    A new original series of picture books for children were released on Saturday at the 2023 Beijing Book Fair by the China Publishing Group, People's Literature Publishing House and Daylight Publishing House, revealing the unknown stories behind the restoration of cultural relics.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/2/26 23:49:14
  • Zhuang Wenna, Liu Yingwei win golds at judo Warsaw European Open 2023

    China's judokas won two gold medals on the first day of the Warsaw European Open 2023 on Saturday, as Liu Yingwei was unstoppable in the women's under 52-kilogram category, while Zhuang Wenna topped the women's under 48-kilogram competition.

    By Agencies | 2023/2/26 23:39:26
  • Palace Museum to release album

    Beijing's Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, is known for its beautiful sights and splendid art that are a feast for the eyes. But have you ever thought about experiencing the history of this 600-year-old World Heritage Site through sound? This interesting concept is about to become a reality thanks to an upcoming special cultural program: Sounds of the Palace Museum.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/2/26 23:36:43
  • 3,500-year-old bone ice skates unearthed in Xinjiang tomb

    Archaeologists have found 3,500-year-old ice skates made of animal bone in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, experts announced at a Xinjiang archaeological press conference on Saturday.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/2/26 23:28:15
  • Jankovic's reign starts but CFA senior teams lack experience

    Serbian Aleksandar Jankovic has been named as the head coach of China's men's national team by the Chinese Football Association (CFA), but expectations are not high as an anti-corruption campaign is underway within the CFA.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/26 22:44:54
  • Beijing Book Fair showcases reading trends powered by Chinese publishing industry's vitality

    Saturday marked the second day of the 35th Beijing Book Fair at the China International Exhibition Center (CIEC) in the capital's Chaoyang district, but the event was still crammed with visitors and 12-year-old Sun Sirao, who came along with his parents, was one of them. He told the Global Times that he was impressed by the huge sea of people he saw around the event when queuing to enter the crowded halls.

    By Li Yuche and Xu Liuliu | 2023/2/26 22:40:31
  • Trends: Experience on conservation of Mogao Caves to be shared with world

    The techniques and experiences in preserving the cultural relics at the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu Province will be further promoted and introduced to regions taking part in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Wang Wanfu, a deputy director of the Department of Conservation Research, Dunhuang Academy, told media recently.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/26 20:53:46
  • Cultural Influencer: Master painter Fan Zeng advances China-West exchanges with firm belief in Chinese culture

    A total of 99 art treasures created by famous Chinese artist Fan Zeng are currently on display at Beijing art gallery Rong Bao Zhai.

    By Xu Liuliu and Li Yuche | 2023/2/24 22:10:49
  • Chinese films & dramas popular thanks to ensemble narratives

    Domestic TV works and films have made great leaps over the past few years while struggling to counteract the impact of the COVID-19 on the industry. They have broken through obstacles by presenting unique Chinese-style aesthetics and ensemble narratives, expanding into new genres, and standardizing movie production, giving more choices for Chinese audiences.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/23 23:57:25
  • Ancient irrigation, flood control system unearthed in Central China

    A 5,000-year-old city in Central China was found to have a water conservancy system that effectively utilized rivers for irrigation and prevented flooding with the use of dams.

    By Xinhua | 2023/2/23 23:32:49
  • Mo Yan's novel 'Frog' to debut in Russia as stage play

    China's Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan's novel Frog has been adapted into a stage play that is set to debut at the Pskov Academic Drama Theater in Pskov, Russia, on April 19, according to the China Written Works Copyright Society, which exported the copyright to the novel to Russia.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/2/23 23:29:03
  • HK Palace Museum marks BRI 10th anniversary with gold relics

    Faturing dazzling gold relics from over 3,000 years ago, a special exhibition kicked off at the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) on Wednesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

    By Li Yuche | 2023/2/23 23:26:02
  • Chinese bookstores regain popularity among readers after overcoming difficult times

    Beijing's Wangfujing Bookstore, located in one of the most bustling areas of the capital, has welcomed a steady stream of customers since the beginning of the Spring Festival in January. Reading areas for readers at different ages have been filled with people, some of whom are willing to just sit on the ground to read since seats are always full.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/2/23 23:17:38
  • Memphis Zoo's silence on pandas' appalling conditions raises concern

    The silence of the Memphis Zoo in the US has triggered another wave of anger after online videos show that the health of giant panda Ya Ya has worsened.

    By Lu Ming | 2023/2/23 23:05:58
  • Trends: Visiting museums promotes deep integration of culture and life

    Tours at museums were hailed by many tourists during the recent winter holiday, according to media reports. Instead of taking traditional sightseeing tours for taking pictures, more tourists across different ages entered museums to appreciate cultural relics and listen to in-depth explanations from professionals to fully understand their history and culture.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/23 23:00:48
  • Artist Zeng Xiaolian continues painting campaign in his 80s

    Cancer, diagnosed at 80, is not enough to prevent retired artist Zeng Xiaolian from picking up his pencil, as the 83-year-old botany painting specialist continues his lifetime campaign.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/23 22:05:44
  • Maintaining unique traditions of Tibetan New Year celebrations

    Although the Spring Festival has come to an end, the joy of the Chinese New Year is still there, as the Tibetan New Year – another grand festival has just arrived and is being celebrated by several ethnic groups around China.

    By Shan Jie and Ji Yuqiao | 2023/2/23 20:21:05
  • Yanji: small border city featuring ethnic Korean culture becomes popular spot in China after pandemic

    As night fell, 75 billboards lit up one by one, neon flashing and dazzling onlookers. As the signs lit up the night, tourists took out their mobile phones and posed for selfies to record this beautiful moment.

    By Shan Jie and Leng Shumei in Yanji | 2023/2/23 20:03:14
  • Chinese hospitals turn mugs, TCM bags into healing power

    After seeing the presale webpage for a set of face masks jointly designed by the Shanghai Mental Health Center and the Shanghai Museum, 36-year-old Shanghai resident Alan ordered one without hesitation.

    By By GT staff reporters | 2023/2/22 23:30:16
  • Night market ignites economic vitality of Chongqing Municipality

    As evening sets in, Chung Chia-ming arrives at the teeming night market of Nan'an District in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, parks his car on the roadside, unlocks the tastefully adorned car trunk and kicks up his mobile lemon tea stall.

    By Xinhua | 2023/2/22 23:24:35
  • Visiting a dinosaur world in Northeast China's Yanji

    Yanji City in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, Northeast China's Jilin Province, has become a gathering place for tourists this winter, but this land was already very lively tens of millions of years ago during the Cretaceous period.

    By Shan Jie and Leng Shumei in Yanji | 2023/2/22 23:23:17
  • Archaeologists gain insight into creation of Terracotta Warriors

    Discoveries made during the latest excavation of Pit No.1 at the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, China's first emperor, in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, have allowed Chinese archaeologists to gain more insight into the process that was used to make the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and their weapons.

    By Ji Yuqiao and Li Yuche | 2023/2/22 23:20:33
  • Trends: Promote intangible cultural heritage to integrate with the development of tourism industry

    Recently, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China published a notice about promoting integration of intangible cultural heritage and tourism so that the tourism industry can become one of the most important platforms for advancing fine traditional Chinese culture.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/22 22:07:32
  • South China Sea archaeology base launched for underwater research

    Covering more than 31,000 square meters, China's National Base for Underwater Archaeology (South China Sea) has been officially put into operation with the aim of furthering China's underwater archaeology research.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/2/22 21:37:10
  • Athletes should be allowed to compete regardless of nationality

    The latest call by certain Western sports heavyweights to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete internationally has once again underlined the hypocrisy and double standards of Western politicians. In contrast, Chinese fans have shown their sports spirit by supporting athletes without regard for where they come from.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/22 20:41:24
  • Revitalizing intangible cultural heritage for a youthful, vibrant future

    Tian Sheng, an inheritor of the Jiaonan New Year painting, was pleased to be surrounded by young visitors who were admiring his exquisite creations at an exhibition recently.

    By Xinhua | 2023/2/22 0:44:03
  • Recognition of new Dalai Lama must be conducted in China

    The just finished TV series Tashilhunpo on China Central Television gave a detailed account of the search for the reincarnations of the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama, who hold equal positions in Tibetan Buddhism. It emphasized that this religious ritual has been supervised by the Chinese central government and conducted within Chinese territory since the late 13th century.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/22 0:38:28
  • Trends: Chinese astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-13 give each other haircuts

    The People's Daily on Tuesday shared a video on Sina Weibo of three Chinese astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-13 giving each other haircuts. The day called Longtaitou, or “Dragon raising its head”, falls on the second day of the second month of the Chinese calendar, which is on Tuesday this year. Chinese people believe it is an auspicious day for people to get a haircut so one can be energetic all year long.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/22 0:33:54
  • CPC National Congress memorials in Shanghai listed as top-level tourist attractions

    The memorials of the first, second and fourth National Congresses of the Communist Party of China (CPC) were recently granted 5A-level rating, the highest rating for Chinese scenic spots. Together, the three red historical sites have become China's new top-level tourist attractions.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/2/21 23:34:17
  • New documentary decodes Chinese path to modernization

    The G318 National Highway is one of the most well-known highways in ­China. Located at the 30th par-allel north, the highway runs from Shanghai in the east all the way to Xigaze city in ­Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region. It takes a central place in China's road culture by quite literally offering a panoramic view of China's culture and landscapes.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/2/21 23:29:17
  • Chinese drama apologizes after using photo of BlackPink member

    The makers of a Chinese drama show apologized on Tuesday after the show mistakenly used a photo of a South Korean pop star.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/2/21 23:23:17
  • Chinese archeologists clarify production procedure of Terracotta Warriors at Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum

    In the latest excavation of the No.1 pit of Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum, Chinese archeologists have made more progress in researching and restoring burial objects at the mausoleum, one of the most mysterious royal graves in China, including the production process of the Terracotta Warriors and their weapons.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/21 22:00:39
  • Culture Beat: 'A Guilty Conscience': Battle to right a wrong

    Set to release in Chinese mainland cinemas on Friday, Hong Kong movie A Guilty Conscience has been anticipated by moviegoers who want to immerse themselves into a world of justice through a twisting and turning lawsuit.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/21 21:37:03
  • City site from 3,000 years ago found in Central China

    Chinese archaeologists have uncovered a new ancient site, the Dahuzui Site, in Chibi, a county-level city in Central China's Hubei Province. The new site is the largest and best-preserved Western Zhou Dynasty (1046BC-771BC) city site ever discovered south of the Yangtze River, according to a press release from Hubei Provincial Museum on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/21 21:34:51
  • Teachers should be in awe and rejoice at students' uprightness

    Two days ago, a video shows that a college teacher surnamed Chen from Hefei Normal College in East China's Anhui Province, who was invited to give a lecture in Lujiang Middle School, touted his idea that study was “to make money” in his “informal” opening remarks of the lecture. One student comes on stage, grabs Chen's microphone and refutes him by saying, “We are studying for the rise of China.” This issue has stirred up heated discussions on Chinese social media. According to the college, the incident is being investigated and Chen has been suspended from his post.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/20 23:57:54
  • Culture Beat: Regulations urgently needed to prevent cyberbullying and online rumors

    Cyberbullying is one of the serious negatives brought about by the rise of social media. Although many people have realized the seriousness of this situation and called for systematic supervision of online speech by the government and enterprises, tragedies caused by cyberbullying have not stopped.

    By Shan Bei | 2023/2/20 23:49:17
  • Trends: The trailer of the official movie of the Beijing 2022 Winter Games released

    The trailer for Beijing 2022, the official movie of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, was released on Monday, an entire year after the conclusion of the Games. With nearly three years of preparation, more than 700 hours of footage in multiple locations globally, the movie highlights the athletes, photographers, volunteers and other Olympic participants from all participating countries.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/20 23:43:57
  • Xinjiang regional official becomes influencer to promote local tourism

    Surrounded by an enchanting poplar forest in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, a woman dressed in Etles silk, a traditional fabric made by the Uygur people, dances under falling golden poplar leaves, looking like a "fairy" from myth. She walks slowly around with a smile on her face as she introduces viewers to the desert poplar forest in Xayar county, Xinjiang's Aksu Prefecture.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/2/20 23:34:47
  • Culture Beat: Film festival screens indie productions from Switzerland

    Organized by the Embassy of ­Switzerland in China, this film ­festival in Beijing is currently screening seven indie productions from Switzerland.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/20 23:29:05
  • Tang Dynasty tea set discovered in N.China's Shanxi

    An all-in-one Tang Dynasty (618-907) ceramic tea set has recently been discovered at the Qujiazhuang Cemetery Ruins in North China's Shanxi Province. The discovery shows China's tea culture has existed for more than 1,000 years.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/2/20 23:19:48
  • Hit show goes from TV to stage

    It's hard to find a more touching story of China's poverty alleviation efforts than the one that took place at Minning town in the northwestern area of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. In recent years, this story was depicted in the wildly popular TV series, Minning Town, and now it will amaze and touch the hearts of audiences once again as a Chinese opera.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/2/20 23:10:26
  • National orchestra introduces youth troupe to experiment with new art through Chinese folk music, theater

    The China National Traditional Orchestra (CNTO) has introduced its youth theater troupe in Beijing to inspire more young people to explore traditional music, while combining Western theater and Chinese folk music.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/20 22:54:05
  • First ICH annual conference held in Shaanxi, discusses creative conservation

    China's first annual conference on intangible cultural heritage (ICH) conservation was held in Yulin, Shaanxi Province on Saturday. The focus of the conference was using creativity to further China's ICH development.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/20 21:23:04
  • China's Ying Qing makes history by becoming first Chinese female bobsled pilot to win World Cup

    Chinese bobsledder Ying Qing won a bronze medal at the 2022/2023 BMW IBSF World Cup on Saturday, making her the first Chinese female bobsled pilot to stand on the World Cup podium.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/20 12:25:56
  • China-Jordan art exhibition held in Beijing to celebrate 46 years of diplomatic ties

    A cultural and art exhibition to celebrate friendly ties between China and Jordan is now being held at the Yindi Art Museum in Beijing to further promote art exchanges between the two countries.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/2/20 12:18:26
  • 'Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania' failed in China due to an ironic and unconvincing plot

    Disney's Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania has broken the 100 million yuan mark after being premiered on Chinese theaters on Friday, crowning the box office on its opening weekend. This seemed promising, but its luck seems to have stopped there.

    By Gong Qian | 2023/2/19 21:30:56
  • Rabbit-themed show in Beijing brings the classic zodiac to digital art

    Tu Zhi Tu Zhi, a rabbit-themed digital art show, is currently on display at Beijing's trendy cultural spot, the 798 Art Zone.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/19 21:26:17
  • English edition of CPC centennial history to draw in global readers

    The launch ceremony for the English edition of the centennial history of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was held in Beijing on Friday. Officials said this book is of great significance to help foreign readers learn about CPC history, and editions in more languages are scheduled to be published in the future.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/2/19 21:06:07
  • Life is a long journey and money is not the measure of success

    Recently, a video titled "Me: Five years after graduation, I only have 5,000 yuan ($728) in savings; her: a master graduate from a top university who is now a waitress at a hot pot restaurant" became a sensation on Chinese social media.

    By Shu Yan | 2023/2/19 20:53:52
  • Trends: Xiang Xiang's last day at the Ueno Zoo

    Sunday was female giant panda Xiang Xiang's last day at the Ueno Zoo in Japan as she will return to China on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/19 20:43:21
  • Young Chinese storyboarder wins big on social media with fantastic comics

    Driven by strong curiosity about the world, Chinese storyboarder Lei Yumeng, better known by her online handle Mi Lei, travels between reality and fantasy cartoon worlds. She can be a fashionable and modern lady, the protagonist of a Miyazaki Hayao manga or a girl from a Chinese fable who dresses in traditional clothing and plays with dragons… In the world of cartoons, Lei has 10,000 ways to live.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/2/19 20:09:43
  • Cultural Influencer: Artist Wu Weishan's aspirations and iconic 'xieyi' art promote exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations

    Two of China's greatest philosophers, Confucius and Lao Tzu, will travel thousands of kilometers to Montevideo, capital of the South American country Uruguay, as part of Chinese artist Wu Weishan's representative sculpture Wendao, or Confucius Asking Lao Tzu about the Rites.

    By Xu Liuliu and Li Hong | 2023/2/17 23:40:16
  • English edition of CPC centennial history to draw in global readers

    The launch ceremony for the English edition of the centennial history of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was held in Beijing on Friday. Officials said this book is of great significance to help foreign readers learn about CPC history, and editions in more languages are scheduled to be published in the future.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/2/17 23:14:05
  • Trends: Lin Xiaojun celebrates his win with a Chinese poem

    During the 2023 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup season, China's short track speed skater Lin Xiaojun became the only member to claim a gold medal in an individual competition. Lin announced a high-profile return to the sport with his outstanding performances at two consecutive championships. After the championship, he set an auto-reply for direct messages on Chinese social media Sina Weibo using a well-known poem from the poet Haizi: "Live your dream, and dream your life."

    By Global Times | 2023/2/16 23:59:25
  • Critics predict poor performance for 'Ant-Man 3' in Chinese mainland

    Chinese film critics say Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania may disappoint at the Chinese mainland box office due to recent poor reviews.

    By Gong Qian | 2023/2/16 23:50:47
  • 'Elvis of China' embodies same roots of cross-Straits cultural ties

    The news and correction of the news of the "death" of Taiwan singer Liu Wen-cheng, also known as Steven Liu, sparked many memories for his music, which was extremely popular during the 1970s and 1980s in the Chinese mainland and raised the curtain for cross-Straits cultural exchanges.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/16 23:47:49
  • Discoveries at five archaeological sites demonstrate China's vitality, inclusiveness

    New discoveries made at five archaeological sites, including large ruins from the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC) and the remains of capital cities established by ethnic minority groups, were announced by China's National Cultural Heritage Administration at a press conference on Wednesday. The discoveries reveal the cultural exchanges among different regions of China since ancient times and provide further evidence of Chinese civilization's continuity, inclusiveness and diversification.

    By Ji Yuqiao and Chen Xi | 2023/2/16 22:43:56