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Han treasures bring ancient kings to life

A burial suit made of thousands of pieces of jade laced together with gold thread and designed to protect and glorify a king in his afterlife will go on display in New York City.

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Monastery returns pagoda body after 19-year nationwide search

Nearly 20 years after being stolen, a 1,300-year-old stone Buddhist pagoda body has been returned to its home of northern Shanxi province with the best wishes from pilgrims across the Taiwan Straits, officials said Sunday.

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Archaeologists find beauty in 10 top sites

Chinese archaeologists worked at more than 2,000 sites in 2016, and experts have selected the 10 best ones.

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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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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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China’s Meitu app getting in more faces

To its users, the photo app Meitu is an online version of plastic surgery. It allows them to enhance how they look: thinner, bigger eyes, no wrinkles, even whiter. To others, there are concerns that the free app’s filters allow whitewashing, and questions about Meitu’s collection of users’ mobile data. And to its China-based developer […]

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