Category Archives: Culture

5,000 years on, the Yellow Emperor still a unifying force

Ancient ancestor who links the Chinese diaspora is helping a county overcome modern issues, report Huo Yan in Huangling, Shaanxi, and Li Yang in Beijing. An estimated 50 million overseas Chinese are scattered across the world today, but whatever cultures they embrace or languages they speak, blood ties from shared ancient ancestors are an eternal […]

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Museum adds thousands of artifacts

The Palace Museum in Beijing, also known as the Forbidden City, said on Wednesday it has added about 55,000 cultural artifacts to its inventory, some found in storage and others uncovered while renovating a kitchen.

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China answers call for relics ‘safe havens’

China’s national body overseeing protection of historical heritage has vowed to respond to the call for establishing “safe havens” for cultural properties from regions in conflict.

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Met will display Qin, Han treasures

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will soon unveil a major loan exhibition of ancient Chinese art never before seen in the West.

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Dragons returning to London after 230 years

A Chinese-owned company is sponsoring the $5.6 million renovation of an 18th century London pagoda believed to have been inspired by a 15th century Nanjing structure The Great Pagoda at Kew Gardens in London will be restored to its 18th century splendor and reopen to the public next year, after a major renovation based on […]

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China, Russia share path to prosperity

At the Europlastic factory in Vladivostok, the largest city in the Russian Far East, local workers use Italian-built machinery to make plastic bottle caps out of raw materials imported from China.

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