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  • China set to protect historic villages

    2013-10-18 10:31

    China is determined to make extra efforts to protect its traditional and historic villages, as a huge number of them have been demolished amid rapid urbanization.

  • Keepers of the flame

    2013-10-17 10:47

    Nadui village in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region is one of the few Yao villages left in China where ethnic medical traditions are still practiced.

  • Second time around

    2013-10-17 10:31

    Old houses and classic Chinese furniture get a new lease on life as an eager collector is turning his passion into luxury resorts.

  • Black is losing its luster

    2013-10-17 09:56

    Members of the Heiyi (black-clothed) Zhuang ethnic group still maintain their traditional lifestyle. But villagers worry it is fast disappearing. Li Yang visits them in Napo county, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

  • Classic clash of the crickets

    2013-10-07 07:26

    It's two weeks to go before plucky Purple Golden Wing jumps into the arena for his once-in-a-lifetime fight.

  • Protecting country's cultural treasures

    2013-10-07 07:25

    When he visited Suzhou in 1952 as a senior architectural student, Liu Shaozong found no one was taking care of the city's classical gardens.

  • Architectural elements of classical design in Jiangsu

    2013-10-07 07:25

    Classical gardens in Jiangsu province were mostly built adjacent to private residences.

  • The dying art of Dong

    2013-10-06 07:06

    The Dong ethnic group lives in Guizhou province and is known for its traditional culture dating back to thousands of years.

  • Africans learn kung fu at Shaolin Temple

    2013-09-27 10:52

    To strengthen cultural exchanges between China and Africa, the Ministry of Culture launched a course and enrolled the first batch of 20 students from five African countries, who will study kung fu at Shaolin Temple for three months.

  • Faces of Tibet

    2013-09-22 09:34

    Ethnic groups living on the plateau not only keep traditions from generations past, but also face the modern way of life full of hope.

  • Glimpses of history

    2013-09-18 10:11

    An exhibition of models, 3-D images and videos has brought the Old Summer Palace, known as Yuanmingyuan, back to life, giving a fascinating insight into the life of China's royal families.

  • Grotto artworks saved by system of protective nets

    2013-09-16 10:07

    In AD 366, a Buddhist monk had a vision on the outskirts of Dunhuang, a bustling area on the Silk Road.

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