Category Archives: China

NPC deputy discusses Dunhuang culture; Wang Ru; China Daily

The Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, Gansu province are a glorious pearl on the ancient Silk Road, and a typical example of traditional Chinese culture, said Su Bomin, a deputy to the National People’s Congress, in an interview during the fourth session of the 13th congress which opened on Friday in Beijing.

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NPC Deputy calls for safeguarding cultural relics with digital tools; CGTN

Su Bomin, vice president of Dunhuang Academy China, called for safeguarding cultural relics with digital tools at the Deputies’ Corridor of this year’s Two Sessions.

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Potala Palace changes hours to protect architecture; Daqiong & Palden Nyima; China Daily

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Amazing temples around the world to visit when travel is possible; Dorset Echo

Source: Amazing temples around the world to visit when travel is possible

An Exclusive Peek Into China’s Forbidden City In Honor of the Chinese New Year; Elizabeth Stamp; Architectural Digest

Consisting of nearly 1,000 buildings, this sprawling complex was visited by historical figures such as Marco Polo and Richard Nixon…

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Hope springs from ancient terraced paddies; Xinhua

For over 1,300 years, the Hani people in Southwest China have plowed rice terraces that appear to cascade down the lush hillsides and form a spectacular view. The terraced fields in Yuanyang county, Yunnan province, made it onto the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2013.

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Past resonates at ancient site on Silk Road; Chen Meiling & Ma Jingna; China Daily

Bumping one’s way slowly on the back of a camel across the desert of Dunhuang, Gansu province, a modern-day visitor can easily imagine the past, when traders trudged along the ancient Silk Road, chatting and laughing in good spirits as they expected a good harvest.

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Ancient Buddha statues shine under modern lights at night; CGTN

Source: Ancient Buddha statues shine under modern lights at night

Millennium-old rice terraces survived in China; China Daily

For over 1,300 years, the Hani people in Southwest China have been plowing their rice terraces that cascade down the lush hillsides and shape a spectacular rice-paddy terracing view.

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Heritage sites in focus; Wang Kaihao; China Daily

Shan Jixiang worked as director of the Palace Museum in Beijing for over seven years before his retirement in 2019. Before that post, he had served as director of the National Cultural Heritage Administration, on par with a vice-minister.

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China Passes Landmark Law Protecting the Yangtze – One of China’s ‘Mother Rivers’; Andy Corbley; Good News Network

New Chinese laws protecting the environmental and biological integrity of the Yangtze, China’s Mother River, go into effect March 1st…

Source: China Passes Landmark Law Protecting the Yangtze – One of China’s ‘Mother Rivers’

China’s Lijiang achieves new progress by integrating culture, tourism; Yang Wenming; China Daily

The Old Town of Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest China’s Yunnan province, has returned to its unsophistication from excessive commercial development thanks to the town’s efforts to incorporate more cultural elements into its tourism development.

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A city built by water; China Daily

 

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View of Potala Palace; Huaxia; Xinhua


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Ice and snow transform landscape of Jiuzhaigou, SW China; CGTN

Jiuzhaigou Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, is famous for its majestic and stunning scenery. As the cold weather brings ice and snow to the valley, the crystals juxtaposed with the vibrant colors of the ponds and trees create an almost otherworldly scene.

Source: Ice and snow transform landscape of Jiuzhaigou, SW China

Live: The spectacular Nujiang River in SW China’s Yunnan; CGTN

The Nujiang River in southwest China’s Yunnan Province is one of the rivers within the Three Rivers Natural Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join CGTN to enjoy the spectacular sight of the Nujiang River.

Source: Live: The spectacular Nujiang River in SW China’s Yunnan

The incredible twin temples perched atop a breathtaking rocky spire; Jennifer Newton; Daily Mail

This jaw-dropping spire is called Red Clouds Golden Summit and sits on a ridge on Mount Fanjing, or Fanjingshan – an other-worldly Unesco World Heritage Site – in China’s Wuling mountain range.

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China’s Yunnan receives 530 mln visitors in 2020; Xinhua

Southwest China’s Yunnan province, one of the country’s most-visited tourist destinations, received more than 530 million visitors in 2020, local authorities said.

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A look inside the historical Temple of Heaven; People’s Daily Online

The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven, is a complex of Chinese buildings situated in southern Beijing.

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From virtual tours to relics’ rescue; Wang Kaihao; China Daily

Cultural heritage keeps people together and reminds them that, in spite of times such as the COVID-19 pandemic, traditions and values are passed from one generation to the next.

Source: From virtual tours to relics’ rescue

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