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“Shanghai Week” promotes Chinese culture in NYC

Video PlayerClose Consul general of China in New York Zhang Qiyue (C) and other guests attend the opening ceremony of "Happy Chinese New Year - Shanghai Week" in New York City, the United States, on Jan. 9, 2018. "Happy Chinese New Year - Shanghai Week" officially began on Tuesday in New York City, bringing a series of Chinese cultural events to local residents in this holiday season. (Xinhua/Wang Ying) NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- "Happy Chinese New Year - Shanghai Week" officially began on Tuesday in New York City, bringing a series of Chinese cultural events to local residents in this holiday season. From Tuesday to Friday, New Yorkers will be able to watch Chinese films, TV series, an intangible cultural heritage exhibition, traditional Chinese cultural performances and many more. On Tuesday morning, "Chinese Traditional Culture Performances by University Students in Shanghai" was staged at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Teacher-student arts exhibition teams from various universit..

New Year elements in China's traditional culture(1/6)

A customer shows a first day cover with the newly issued zodiac stamp in Xicheng District of Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 5, 2018. China Post issued a set of special zodiac stamps for the Year of Dog with two different designs Friday. The Year of Dog, or Chinese traditional lunar New Year of this year, starts from Feb. 16. (Xinhua/Li He) Recently, China issued a set of zodiac stamps to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog. The theme for this round of zodiac stamps is "happy family," and the new stamps depict Chinese domestic dogs. The year 2018 marks Chinese "Wu Xu Year," the Year of the Dog. In fact, not only zodiac stamps, elements of Chinese New Year can be found in many forms of Chinese folk arts. Zodiac stamps for Year of the Dog China Post says the first stamp depicts a male dog with its chin up and its eyes straight ahead. Its two ears point upward, while its hind legs are forcefully thrust against the ground, ready to pounce on any intruders. The second ..

A Chinese Empire Reborn

Opinion|News Analysis The Communist Party’s emerging empire is more the result of force than a gravitational pull of Chinese ideas. A military parade in Beijing in 2015.CreditJonah M. Kessel/The New York Times Jan. 5, 2018I am the son of two empires, the United States and China. I was born in and raised around Washington in the Nixon-to-Reagan era, but my parents grew up in villages in southern China. My father was a member of the People’s Liberation Army in the 1950s, the first decade of Communist rule, before he soured on the revolution and left for Hong Kong. So it was with excitement that I landed in Beijing in April 2008 to start an assignment with The New York Times that stretched to almost a decade. I had just spent nearly four years reporting on the bloody failure of the American imperial project in Iraq, and now I was in the metropole that was building a new world order. China had entered a honeymoon phase with other nations. For years, anticipation had built for the 2008 Summ..

Jack Ma martials his forces to break a record

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BBC China editor Carrie Gracie praised for resigning over 'secretive and illegal' pay inequality

[unable to retrieve full-text content] BBC China editor Carrie Gracie praised for resigning over 'secretive and illegal' pay inequality Telegraph.co.ukTop BBC journalist quits after accusing corporation of 'secretive and illegal pay culture' The Independent#IStandWithCarrie: Dozens of BBC women break their silence to support senior editor Carrie Gracie as she quits over ... Daily MailFull coverage

west-line studio's triangular-shaped cultural center in china pays homage to shui people

located in the southeastern part of guizhou province, the shui cultural center is a gateway to sandu county, the land of the shui. this community is one of the ethnic minority groups in china, most of whom live in guizhou — where west-line studio works exclusively — which is why the office pays special attention to researching minority cultures and traditions in order to bring some of their particular elements into the design. aerial view of the shui cultural center in sandu county despite being few in number, the shui people have still retained their own language, together with their unique system of pictographs. they have around 400 characters used mostly during ceremonies and sacrifices. the iconic shape of chinese based west-line studio‘s cultural center pays homage to the shui language, following the shape of the character for ‘mountain’. the facade pattern is also inspired by their traditional characters, starting again from the basic triangular shape of the mountain, which is r..

Bamboo worlds: the beauty of Chinese aquaculture – in pictures

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Bamboo worlds: the beauty of Chinese aquaculture – in pictures The GuardianFull coverage

China conducts maiden flight of indigenous amphibious aircraft

China on Sunday successfully conducted the maiden flight of its first indigenous amphibious aircraft, believed to be the world’s largest, in southern Guangdong Province. The aircraft AG600, code named “Kunlong”, lifted off from the Jinwan Civil Aviation Airport in Zhuhai in Guangdong. The flight lasted about one hour. “The maiden flight makes China among the few countries capable of developing a large amphibious aircraft,” said Huang Lingcai, chief designer of AG600. The ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) has congratulated all those engaged in the mission. The congratulatory message said the maiden flight was a major breakthrough in developing special-purpose aircraft following the first flight of the large C919 passenger jet in May. The 39.6-meter aircraft is powered by four domestically- built turboprop engines, according to its developer, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). With a maximum take-off weight of 53.5 tonnes and a top cruising speed of 500 kilometers..

China Shuts Down Its Legal Ivory Trade

View ImagesChina is one of the world’s biggest consumers of ivory products. By the end of 2017, it will have imposed a near-complete ban on buying and selling ivory. Photograph by Cameron Spencer, Getty Images As of December 31, China’s legal, government-sanctioned ivory trade will come to a close. All of the country’s licensed ivory carving factories and retailers will be shuttered in accordance with a landmark 2015 announcement from Chinese President Xi Jinping and then U.S. President Barack Obama. China and the U.S. both agreed to “near-complete” ivory bans, which prohibit the buying and selling of all but a limited number of antiques and a few other items. The U.S.’s ivory ban went into effect in June 2016. China’s goes into effect December 31, 2017. China is widely believed to be the world’s largest consumer of ivory, both legal and illegal, and it plays a major role in the yearly slaughter of some 30,000 African elephants by poachers. Ivory is in demand for intricate carvings, t..

Forum held in Beijing to promote Chinese culture

Video PlayerClose BEIJING, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- More than 200 government officials, scholars, and representatives of non-governmental organizations from the mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan gathered in a forum in Beijing Wednesday to promote cultural innovation and develop Chinese culture. Chinese culture is the root and spirit connecting the people of the mainland and Taiwan, said Liu Jieyi, vice director of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, at the forum's opening ceremony. Liu called on compatriots from both sides of the strait to enhance mutual understanding of ethnic, cultural and national identity, and maintain the mutual spiritual bond between the two peoples. The cultural communication across the strait has lasted a long time and become increasingly active, even as cross-strait relations have gone through ups and downs since 1987, said Liu. Wang Yifu, president of the All-China Fe..

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