China-France joint declaration sheds light on upcoming packed culture and tourism year in 2024

According to a recent survey "China and the World in the Eyes of the French" conducted by researchers from the Institute of National Communication Strategy at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, a majority of French people think China will become the strongest country in the world by 2050 and ...

Talk held at Tianqiao Performing Arts Center as part of festival

A talk attended by actor and theater director Chen Peisi and actor Chen Dayu was held at Tianqiao Performing Arts Center as part of the center's Spring for Chinese Arts festival.

  • French Ministry of Culture art institution signs memorandum with Chinese museum to promote cultural exchanges

    Capitalizing on the occasion of French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to China, French art institution Mobilier National and the Chinese Meet You Museum signed a memorandum of understanding at the French Embassy in China.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/10 23:03:43
  • China's first Arts Administration Education Department celebrates 20th birthday, takes aim at rural revitalization, foreign exchanges

    The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) celebrated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of its cross-disciplinary art management department on Monday and Tuesday. To further excavate the potential of the subject in areas such as rural revitalization, cultural relic protection and China's path to modernization, the school held seminars as part of its celebrations.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/10 20:09:32
  • Chinese documentary hosts seminar, presenting China's path to modernization

    A seminar about China's popular documentary Navigating to the Future on the G318 National Highway was held at the Communication University of China in Beijing on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/9 23:03:48
  • Music, tea, friendship... highlights of Macron's China visit

    French President Emmanuel Macron's 2023 visit to ­China ended on a pleasant note on Friday as the French leader tweeted "Long live the friendship between China and France."

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/4/9 22:11:57
  • Basketball legends honored in Hall of Fame

    As part of its first batch of inductees, the China Basketball Hall of Fame recognized nine basketball legends on Sunday at the Young Men's Christian Association of Tianjin, a historic building in the Tianjin Municipality that once hosted the country's very first basketball game over a century ago.

    By Deng Xiaoci in Tianjin | 2023/4/9 22:06:00
  • Trends: Livestreaming performances new ways to survive for traditional Chinese operas

    Once solely sought after by elderly people in China, traditional Chinese operas have now found new ways to survive in the modern world: Livestreaming performances on social media platforms. Thanks to that, many Chinese opera actors have found a second way of living through livestreamed performances. The income that actors received from online audiences during these livestreams shows the respect the latter has toward this centuries-year-old art. Since most of the audiences online are young people, it also shows their deep appreciation of the profound importance of traditional culture.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/9 22:05:14
  • Penalty on relic saboteur shows West's weak culture awareness

    The news that a US man who snapped off and stole the thumb of a Chinese terracotta warrior may be handed a lenient sentence has been trending on social media, triggering an outcry among Chinese netizens, many of whom called for a more severe punishment for the perpetrator who damaged this "precious heritage of humanity."

    By Global Times | 2023/4/9 22:02:20
  • Fans jubilant as domestic soccer games return amid anti-graft storm

    Domestic soccer games have returned to China, heralded by Wuhan Three Towns winning the Chinese FA Super Cup by defeating Shandong Taishan 2-0 on Saturday, with the Chinese Super League setting to kick off on the weekend.

    By Lu Wenao in Hangzhou | 2023/4/9 21:58:35
  • Jackie Chan's latest film 'Ride On' premieres in London

    Chinese kungfu legend Jackie Chan's highly anticipated new film Ride On had its international launch on Friday night in London, drawing a star-studded crowd to Leicester Square's VUE cinema.

    By Sun Wei in London | 2023/4/9 20:30:05
  • Exclusive: French director Annaud expects audience to be 'charmed' and 'entertained' by 'unique' movie

    The 2022 disaster epic Notre-Dame on Fire, directed by French filmmaker Jean-Jacques Annaud, is set to hit Chinese mainland theaters on Friday. In an exclusive interview with the Global Times on Thursday, Annaud expressed his thanks to French President Emmanuel Macron for giving him permission to make the film and said he expects that Chinese audiences will be "charmed" and "entertained" while watching this "unique" film.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/4/6 22:52:31
  • China-Arab art exhibition helps build 'Cultural Silk Road'

    A Silk Road painting exhibition of famous Chinese and Egyptian artists and a cultural salon were recently held in Cairo, Egypt. At the event, a letter from President Xi Jinping to the Arab artists was read. In the letter, Xi calls for building a China-Arab community with a shared future in the new era and a "Cultural Silk Road," which can provide a guideline for China-Arab cultural exchanges.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/7 0:11:23
  • Trends: Audiences allowed to bring pets to theaters

    The Chinese version of Hachiko premiered on March 31, touching many hearts and bringing dog owners closer to their fluffy friends, at home and in movie theaters, too.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/6 23:33:25
  • Shanghai International Film Festival returns after one-year delay

    A cultural bridge between ­China and the world in the movie industry, the 25th Shanghai International Film Festival is set to kick off in early June after a one-year delay.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/6 23:16:41
  • FISU acting president looks forward to unique experience in Chengdu

    Leonz Eder, acting president of the International University Sports Federation (FISU), said he is expecting a unique experience in the upcoming Chengdu University Games.

    By Xinhua - Global Times | 2023/4/6 22:58:00
  • Chongqing Museum shines as a cross-Straits cultural exchange base

    Former chairman of the Nationalist Party of China Ma Ying-jeou's visit to the Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum (­Chongqing Museum) in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Monday made a deep impression on him.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/4/6 22:21:49
  • Oriental Metropolitan Museum shows Nanjing's indelible past as ancient capital

    The Oriental Metropolitan Museum, or the Six Dynasties Museum, is located in the heart of the historical city of Nanjing in East China's Jiangsu Province. The museum, which was built in 2014, holds numerous cultural relics that reveal the rich history of this ancient city as a capital during the Six Dynasties period.

    By Lou Kang and Li Yuche | 2023/4/6 22:10:00
  • 'Red tourism' becomes increasingly popular among Gen Z

    When one wants to take a photo with the statue of Chairman Mao Zedong in Orange Isle (Juzizhou), one is always surrounded by a diverse crowd and this ignites a sense of pride in one's heart. With the revival of Chinese tourism, more and more tourists have begun to turn their eyes to "red" tourist resorts for learning history.

    By Xu Yelu | 2023/4/6 21:38:58
  • Trends: Writers in literary industry bear responsibility of presenting true side of China's history

    Writers in the literary industry bear the responsibility of presenting the true side of China's industrial history. Recently, industrial novelist Zou Yuanhui held a readers' meeting in Beijing to share his newly published novel Qi Hang, or Set to Sail. As a worker in a state-owned enterprise and writer with more than 20 years' experience, Zou has long been engaged in the creation of long historical novels on industrial development themes.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/6 0:31:57
  • Kunqu opera week to begin in Beijing, exploring new in traditions

    A week of performances of Kunqu opera is set to be held at the end of April in Beijing, presenting a lineup of works including traditional classics and revolutionary stories, which shows how the 600-year-old art has evolved in modern times.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/6 0:27:02
  • French president eyes cultural dialogues, exchanges in visit

    Only a few hours after having landed in ­Beijing on Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron appeared at the 17th Croisements Festival, a key event to the 2023 China-France cultural exchanges, at the Chinese capital's Red Brick Art Museum.

    By Xu Liuliu and Li Yuche | 2023/4/6 0:22:47
  • Rosy 'ballet diplomacy' reviewed, exemplary for exchanges

    Recently, a delegation of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) visited the headquarters of the Matsuyama Ballet in Tokyo, Japan. It was the first visit made by members of a Chinese nongovernmental organization soon after this year. The dance troupe gave the Chinese guests a special welcome with all dancers wearing the "white swan" dresses. Such an exchange is of particular importance at this time given the recent challenges faced by China-Japan relations.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/6 0:16:46
  • China-France joint films released to celebrate tech, wildlife protection results

    Five documentaries jointly produced by China and France will be released on both domestic and foreign mainstream platforms starting from Wednesday, according to a press release, recapping the achievements China has made in technological and wildlife arenas while seeking potential future cooperation between the two countries.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/5 22:37:35
  • New sci-fi book depicts Chinese space station with broad imagination

    In the vast boundless universe, Chinese taikonauts in the Chinese space station used nanowires to save US astronauts who are trapped in a firing international station that was hit by a small celestial body. In the face of crisis, the Chinese and US space agencies put aside national politics, and cooperated to successfully weather the storm.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/4/5 21:05:56
  • Same cultural roots help promote cross-Straits relations

    As the Qingming Festival, which falls on Wednesday, drawings near, people on both sides of the Taiwan Straits are preparing to pray to their ancestors or their deceased family members on this day. It is a folk custom of the Chinese nation that has been passed on for more than 2,500 years and demonstrates that the Chinese mainland and Taiwan share the same cultural roots.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/3 22:34:50
  • Culture festival in Beijing brings visitors through time to the Ming Dynasty

    The Ming Culture Festival, a public festival that recreates cultural scenes from China's ancient Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), kicked off recently at the Great Wall's Juyong Pass, which is located in Beijing's Changping district.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/4/3 22:29:31
  • BRI and Winter Olympic Games to boost Beijing Intl Film Festival

    The 13th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF), the first international film festival in China to completely return as an in-person event since the optimization of the country's COVID-19 response, is scheduled to be held in the capital's Huairou district from April 22 to 29.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/4/3 21:42:11
  • Experimental play explores boundaries of virtual world

    "Every revolution in technology brings a renaissance in art," well-known Chinese theater director Meng Jinghui told the Global Times in an interview. His most recent efforts seek to bring a unique theater play to people everywhere through the power of the internet.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/4/3 21:17:10
  • New book reviews struggles, engagements between N.Korea and US

    During a time when the world remains greatly concerned by the ongoing geopolitical crisis in Ukraine, the Korean Peninsula has also been experiencing tension with US and South ­Korean mili-tary drills posing great threats to North Korea and Pyongyang responding by launching missiles. Readers who look to better understand the situation on the peninsula now have a great resource to turn to: A new book reviewing the complex and long-lasting game between Washington and Pyongyang over the past 30 years was published in March.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/4/3 19:30:31
  • Music concert held in Madrid promotes China-Spain cultural exchanges

    A music concert to kick off the 2023 China-Spain Year of Culture and Tourism was held at the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid, Spain's capital city, on March 27.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/2 23:25:37
  • Trends: 'Moving museum' born to boost rural revitalization

    While going to exhibitions at museums has become a trend in many city residents' daily lives, this activity still does not prevail in many underdeveloped areas, which is why the concept of the "moving museum" came into being. Many villages are building their own temporary local cultural venues based on local history, literature and photos.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/2 22:38:58
  • Competition aims to bring public and Beijing Central Axis closer

    A competition aimed at getting the public to learn more about the Beijing Central Axis, a centuries-old architecture complex, was launched in the capital city on Sunday.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/4/2 22:34:34
  • Newly naturalized Liu brothers invigorate domestic race squad

    Newly naturalized short track speed skaters, brothers Liu Shaolin and Liu Shaoang, have invigorated domestic short track competitions, as the duo stole the show at the national champions race from Friday to Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/2 22:28:26
  • China film festival in Australia boosts understanding between peoples

    Watching the latest movies is a good way for Australian audience to know more about both the history and the daily life in China.

    By Xinhua - Global Times | 2023/4/2 22:20:37
  • Beijing oil painting exhibition conveys Yan'an Spirit

    An art exhibition showing Chinese artists' interpretations of Yan'an in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, a holy place and cradle of the Chinese revolution, was recently launched at Beijing's National Art Museum of China.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/4/2 22:18:31
  • Mandopop has become a global trend: Angela Zhang

    Angela Zhang, a Mandopop star who was born on the island of Taiwan, recently appeared on the hot Chinese mainland produced music variety show Infinity and Beyond. As one of the Taiwan singers who performed on the 2023 special series dedicated to China's "treasure island," Zhang talked about her music career with the Global Times and said that "Mandopop has become a global trend."

    By Zhou Yang and Li Yuche | 2023/4/2 22:14:16
  • Creating good stories is top priority, says streaming giant Tencent Video

    Creating good stories is the top priority for Chinese streaming giant Tencent Video as they are a core strategy for the company, said Tencent Video CEO Sun Zhonghuai at the China Internet Audio & Video Convention in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/2 19:30:36
  • Donnie Yen's views on Hollywood stereotypes, patriotism deserve respect

    On Tuesday, US magazine Variety published an article about Chinese action star Donnie Yen, who told the magazine around the time of recent Oscars: "I have the right to love our culture and my country. Why can't I love my country?"

    By Global Times | 2023/3/31 0:36:01
  • Actors can play roles more vividly with enriched minds

    Audiences have always loved good-looking actors. However, this sometimes leads to young actors becoming famous without having actually played any decent roles on screen. This phenomenon has recently caused debates in China among entertainment industry insiders. As some experts have stressed, without knowledge and dedication, such actors will not go very far in their acting career.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/31 0:27:38
  • Trends: Rural revitalization art built upon local traditions

    A forum focusing on rural renovation and the role of art in rural areas was held recently. Experts from all walks of life including city planners, architects and governmental officials gathered together in Shanghai to share their experiences.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/31 0:12:48
  • Ancient art exchanges pave way for China, Iran's joint future: Persian cultural expert

    The Arsacid dynasty, or Arshakuni (247BC-AD224), an ancient ­dynasty that ruled the Parthian empire, has been considered by scholars as having one of the longest reigns over Persia, modern-day Iran. As time passed, the references revealing the mysterious dynasty have been hard to find, but still, archaeologists and scholars found traces of the Arsacid dynasty from historical records of ancient exchanges with other civilizations, including China.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/3/30 23:52:26
  • Students studying overseas should be 'aware of risks'

    Ahead of the annual China International Education Exhibition Tour, officials underlined Thursday that safety is a priority for students studying overseas and that these students should be aware of the safety risks when planning to study outside of China.

    By Lu Wenao and Hou Xiangjun | 2023/3/30 23:48:07
  • Culture Beat: 'To Be Continued' hits the big screen

    To Be Continued is a Chinese comedy-horror film about a short video start-up company and its three partners.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/30 22:49:04
  • 3,000-year-old relics unearthed at Western Zhou Dynasty tombs

    Jade and other ancient relics have recently been excavated from 45 Western Zhou Dynasty (1046BC-771BC) tombs in Baoji city, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, revealing details about the country's handicrafts art 3,000 years ago.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/30 22:46:16
  • Italian coach brings village children closer to their football dreams

    The 50-year-old Sergio De Ies is an Italian man who has been living in China for more than 17 years. Seeing Beijing as his second hometown, Sergio is truly versatile who was once an acrobat, owned a restaurant and starred in exciting kung fu action films like the 2021 Ip Man: The Awakening.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/30 22:30:37
  • Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum in Xi'an seeks to decode mysteries of Qin culture

    AUNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mausoleum of Qinshihuang - the first emperor of China - is China's largest and most opulent imperial tomb as well as a "gold card" for traditional Chinese civilization. The Terracotta Warriors discovered at the tomb are known as the "Eighth Wonder of the World," and have become a symbol of Chinese culture abroad, with many countries eagerly seeking to put them on display through joint exhibitions to showcase their diversity and mystery.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/3/30 22:02:49
  • Trends: Chinese classical aesthetics a "weathervane" for the modern TV

    Chinese classical aesthetics are becoming a "weathervane" for the modern TV and film industry. As traditional Chinese culture is being brought up more and more often in TV series today, this classic aesthetic can be appreciated in many works, including costume drama A Dream of Splendor, and animation Yao - Chinese Folktales.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/30 0:43:00
  • Anti-graft campaign makes for promising soccer progress

    The ongoing anti-graft campaign in Chinese soccer saw two more senior officials who had stints with the Chinese Football Association (CFA) come under investigation on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/30 0:36:53
  • Culture Beat: 'Surprise Attack' from Zhao Yuya in Chengdu

    Over 60 paintings and installation works from young Chinese artist Zhao Yuya are on display at Lige Art Island in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province. Created by the artist during the past three years, these works depict her thoughts on life.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/29 23:57:39
  • French Embassy announces Choix Goncourt China winner

    The French Embassy in China revealed the winner of the Choix Goncourt de la Chine 2022, which is also known as Choix Goncourt China 2022, on Tuesday.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/29 23:52:51
  • Chinese archaeologists continue exploring Mayan civilization in Honduras under diplomatic ties

    A joint archaeological project between China and Honduras is set for 2024 following the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries on Sunday, according to the Institute of Archaeology under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/3/29 23:29:12
  • China's National Cultural Heritage Administration unveils Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2022

    China's National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA) on Tuesday revealed the country's Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2022, which aims to recognize the most significant archaeological discoveries made in China in the year.

    By Chen Xi, Li Yuche and Lu Wenao | 2023/3/29 0:14:21
  • Ancient Chinese texts need to be better inherited: expert

    An academic exchange event titled “China's Four Great Discoveries in the 20th Century: Enlightenment for Modern Times” was held at the National Library of China on Tuesday. Experts said oracle bones, the Juyan Bamboo Slips, Dunhuang Literature and the Archives of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911) are China's four greatest discoveries, which need to be better promoted through creative transformation and innovation during the era of Chinese modernization.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/28 23:51:58
  • Epitaph bricks found in Henan offer new historical insight

    Archaeologists have discovered six tombs from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) in city ruins dating further back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770BC-476BC) in Central China's Henan Province, offering evidence of ancient Chinese “city-above-city” construction methods.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/28 23:20:33
  • Peach blossom festivals show beauty, happiness in Xizang

    The 20th Peach Blossom Tourism and Culture Festival in Nyingchi city, Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, opened in Gongbuyuan township, Bayi district on Tuesday.

    By Shan Jie in Nyingchi | 2023/3/28 22:41:58
  • Beijing Central Axis exhibition celebrates the capital's 870-year history

    A solemn hall dotted with starry lights and digital screens hanging on the walls, the Beijing Central Axis Exhibition kicked off on Tuesday at the Capital Museum with the aim of introducing to visitors the outstanding architecture of the core area of China's capital city.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/3/28 22:28:02
  • Japan's shared taste, memory for 'cooking master boy' from China

    In Japan, anyone who loves mapo tofu, a dish from Southwest China's Sichuan Province, knows chef Chen Jianyi, a man who devoted his life to cooking and adapting this hot and spicy Chinese dish for Japanese customers. Chen's career and life even inspired a Japanese manga artist to create Cooking Master Boy, a household manga and anime which became a common childhood memory among Japanese born in the 1980s and 1990s.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/28 0:07:08
  • Record number of youth teams vital to boost soccer influence across country

    The national youth soccer league is in full swing, with a record-breaking 200 plus teams competing in the under-17 division, an increase from 152 teams in 2022.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/3/28 0:03:46
  • Trends: Sci-fi movie production is a thought experiment

    Compared with other genres in China, Chinese sci-fi movies are now still at a place where directors need to be really cautious and careful, but also persistent and resilient in every step of production. For the new generation, young directors need to understand that the keyword "science" always goes first and "fiction" comes second.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/27 23:57:18
  • Fan Di'an donates art works to newly built Fujian Pucheng Art Museum

    Fan Di'an, chairman of China Artists Association and president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, has donated the first batch of more than 80 oil paintings and watercolors, as well as more than a thousand volumes of art books that he created to the newly built Fujian Pucheng Art Museum.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/27 23:45:05
  • 'Privileged, happy and honored,' says Russian conductor Valery Gergiev about China trip

    Prokofiev, Korsakov, Tchaikovsky… Russian music filled the iconic classical music hall at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Monday during a performance by veteran Russian conductor Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, one of the oldest musical ensembles in Russia.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/27 22:41:54
  • Painting Tibetan Thangka more than just a job

    In the famous bustling bazaar in Lhasa, Southwest China's Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region lies Bakuo Street, known to Tibetans as the “Holy Road,” where visitors can see exquisite studios dedicated to the various schools of Thangka – traditional Tibetan Buddhist paintings on cotton or silk appliqué. At one studio, 48-year-old Thangka painter Phurbu Tsering is working on a new drawing attentively.

    By Cao Siqi, Shan Jie and Li Jieyi in Lhasa | 2023/3/27 22:32:31
  • TV series marks 64th year of end to Xizang serfdom

    Monday marked the 64th anniversary of the Xizang Autonomous Region's liberation of 1 million serfs. A few days ago, the first episode of a short video series about this event, Red Memory: Red Land, was released online, according to a report from the Xinhua News Agency.

    By Liu Yanling | 2023/3/27 22:24:32
  • Game technology a new driving force for Chinese culture to go overseas

    Following that, several Chinese gaming companies, including Tencent and Netease, appeared at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), an annual conference for video game developers that was held this year from March 20 to 24 in San Francisco.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/27 20:09:25
  • Jackie Chan's contributions to movies cannot be replicated

    Legendary Chinese action star Jackie Chan's latest movie Ride On is scheduled to hit theaters in China on April 7, the day of his 69th birthday. During one of his recent behind-the-scenes interview, the Hong Kong movie star talked about the sad state of action stars in films. His comments have gone viral on Chinese social media, triggering a heated discussion.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/26 22:35:26
  • Trends: China's impressive results in archaeology helps improve international image

    The Palace Museum in Beijing recently held a press conference to introduce the accomplishments the museum has achieved in excavation and cultural relic protection. During the conference, the museum emphasized the fruitful achievements of joint programs, led by the Palace Museum, with other countries including Kenya, UAE and India.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/26 22:21:54
  • Galaxy Awards encourage young sci-fi writers

    The 33rd Galaxy Awards, the cradle of Chinese sci-fi writers like The Three-Body Problem's Liu Cixin, announced its winners on Saturday in Ya'an, Southwest China's Sichuan Province.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/26 22:18:19
  • 'Suzume' tops China's box office

    Japanese animated fantasy adventure film Suzume became the top scorer at the Chinese mainland box office, bagging 341 million yuan ($49.65 million) over the weekend after its Friday's premiere.

    By Niu Xiaoman and Lu Wenao | 2023/3/26 22:12:16
  • Restoration contest held in Shanxi to cultivate cultural relic experts

    Gathering more than to 200 of China's cultural relic experts together, a vocational contest focusing on antique restoration kicked off in Taiyuan, North China's Shanxi Province, on Saturday.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/26 22:06:12
  • Traditional Chinese music mirrors the values and philosophy of China

    At the just-concluded two sessions, namely the National People's Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC national committee), many NPC deputies and CPPCC members in the culture section proposed further promoting cultural confidence and strengthening the global influence of China's flourishing civilization.

    By Chen Xi, Zhang Ni and Liu Yang | 2023/3/26 18:32:22
  • Trends: Debate on catchy song 'Dark Plum Sauce'

    A love song "The Dark Plum Sauce" has stirred up heated debate as some say it is catchy while others find it meaningless. In a time when short videos prevail, pop music has more or less been reduced to background music in these videos.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/24 0:55:30
  • Draw against N.Zealand not disappointment, but good news for Chinese soccer

    The Chinese national soccer team was held to a scoreless draw with New Zealand on Thursday in Auckland in its first international match since March 2022. The match was Serbian Aleksandar Jankovic's debut as head coach of China's national team after being appointed to the role in February.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/3/24 0:43:03
  • Spotlight on cyber violence, rumors makes movie a sensation

    In early March, a new film Post-Truth, which focused on the damage to people and society done by irresponsible online rumors, became a hit soon after it debuted.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/24 0:38:49
  • Prehistoric snake fossils discovered in Guangxi

    Snake skeleton bones dating back to 6,000 years ago have been discovered at the Baojianshan Site in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/24 0:30:30
  • Sanxingdui Museum sheds light on ancient cultural exchanges

    "After sleeping for 3,000 years underground, the awakening of these relics shocked the world."

    By Chen Xi | 2023/3/23 22:37:55
  • Culture Beat: 'The Best Is Yet to Come' to hit the big screen

    Directed by Wang Jing, Chinese movie The Best Is Yet to Come is set to hit big screens across the country on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/23 22:31:04
  • A bridge connecting the world

    Wearing a traditional Chinese qipao with folk elements on the dress, conductor Nuerbana Yiming's joint performance with the folk orchestra from the Xinjiang Art Theater has won a round of thunderous applause from the seats at the Chinese Lunar New Year concert in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/3/23 22:30:29
  • Spring for Chinese Arts Festival brings dramas, musicals, operas to Beijing

    From ballet and dramas to musicals, Beijing's Tianqiao Performing Arts Center is set to stage more than 28 plays and performances during its annual Spring for Chinese Arts Festival, which is set to run until June, the center announced on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/23 22:16:38
  • Ba culture museum to open

    Construction has finished on the Luojiaba Site Museum, a cultural space covering nearly 12,000 square meters. Set to open in April, it will be the first museum in China dedicated solely to the Ba culture, a Neolithic Chinese civilization that once existed in what is today Southwest China.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/23 22:13:46
  • Tourists welcomed to interact with art and cultural projects at Shanghai's ancient Sijing

    Sijing Ancient Town in Shanghai's suburban Songjiang district greeted its first group of visitors on March 17, after years of protective development and renovation, promoting itself as a culture-themed venue and being different from most other stereotyped ancient towns in the Yangtze River Delta region.

    By Feng Yu in Shanghai | 2023/3/23 22:01:54
  • Beijing bookstores survive through unique business models, govt subsidies

    Not far from Yonghe Gong, or the Lama Temple, in central Beijing's bustling business area, a hidden independent bookstore has become a favorite among visitors both for its style and its exclusive operation mode that is unique even in the country.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/3/23 21:49:36
  • Trends: Safety awareness needed when visiting zoos

    A video showing a man touching pandas at the Tangshan Zoo in Hebei Province has gone trending online, sparking netizens to criticize him for being "lacking in safety awareness."

    By Global Times | 2023/3/23 0:50:57
  • Relic doctors: heroes helping humanity learn about ourselves

    Of all the professions out there, "relic doctors" may be rarely talked about, but they are the heroes that help a nation to understand their ancestors and themselves.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/23 0:41:37
  • Veterans' return to competition at national trials sounds alarm for young swimmers

    The national swimming trials are in full swing in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, as athletes bid for berths for the national championships in May. However, at an event that was expected to see the rise of young swimmers, several veterans stole the spotlight.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/3/23 0:39:15
  • Rural tourism brings new life to ancient village in Hunan Province

    As the mist settles over the UNESCO World Heritage site of Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, the settlements nestled deep in the mountains awaken to the aroma of cooking in the early hours of the morning.

    By Xinhua – Global Times | 2023/3/22 23:30:45
  • New discoveries reveal ancient defense system

    A building cluster covering 914 square meters has been excavated at the Diaoyucheng Site in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, providing clues about the military defense system used during a notable historical battle between the Southern Song (1127-1279) and ancient Mongols, according to a new discovery by the Chongqing Cultural Relics and Archaeology Research Institute (CQA).

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/22 23:29:22
  • Famed Russian conductor Gergiev to perform in China

    Following friendly China-Russia talks in Moscow, Russia's veteran conductor Valery Gergiev is set to perform in ­Beijing from March 27 to 29, the ­National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) announced on Monday.

    By Lou Kang in Beijing and Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/3/22 23:24:22
  • China, Switzerland cooperate to revive relics at unique museum

    Twenty years ago, the ancient city of Liye in Longshan ­county, Central China's ­Hunan Province, became famous after a number of wooden slips from the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC) were unearthed there. Archaeologists once even found a wooden slip with a multiplication table written on it; this remains the earliest and most complete multiplication formula table ever found in China to date.

    By Lin Xiaoyi | 2023/3/22 23:06:18
  • Chinese artist's landscape sculptures shine at Seoul exhibition

    A symbol of Chinese fine art, landscape paintings are not only a reflection of mountains and rivers, but also a presentation of the mind, a manifestation of aesthetics. Since ancient times, literati have regarded mountains and rivers as the ideal pursuit to present their personality - placing themselves among the mountains and rivers, indulging in them, and seeking the true meaning of life in the mountains and rivers.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/22 21:02:02
  • Trends: Exhibition at Prince Kung's Palace Museum

    A traditional Chinese architectural model exhibition kicked off on Monday at the Prince Kung's Palace Museum in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/22 1:08:22
  • Seminar in Beijing discusses 'Power of Art' for ongoing exhibition

    To go with an ongoing exhibition at the China Millennium Monument, a seminar was held on Saturday with the theme of “Power of Art,” exploring how to build a beautiful image of China in cultural exchanges and spread Chinese culture.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/22 0:57:44
  • Time-honored brand's trendy products create new means to spread tradition

    Many visitors who have been to Beijing may have enjoyed Peking duck. Now people have more to enjoy such as canvas bags, coffee cups, badges and fridge magnets sporting duck designs, and lovely "baby duck" toys, the newest trendy souvenirs that can be found in time-honored restaurant chains.

    By Liu Yanling | 2023/3/22 0:50:52
  • Foreign-born athletes good for enhancing competitiveness

    The World Baseball Classic (WBC) is set to culminate Wednesday morning with the US going up against Japan. The success of China's East Asian neighbors stands in contrast to the Chinese national team in this sport, which suffered four consecutive defeats in the group stage. But what has surprised Chinese fans the most is that four foreign-born athletes were competing for China - US infielder Ray Chang and pitcher Alan Carter, South Korean pitcher Ju Kwon and Japanese outfielder Yusuke Masago - all of whom are ethnic Chinese.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/22 0:37:25
  • University project introduces Chinese intangible cultural heritage

    Songjiang shadow puppetry, Sanlin porcelain carving, Xinjiang muqam… various time-honored Chinese cultural and handicraft treasures, which used to be little known to foreigners, are being introduced to overseas audiences through evocative and easily understood ways by a group of young people in Shanghai.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/3/21 23:18:32
  • Culture Beat: 'Italian Contemporary Art and Artists on the Silk Road'

    The Inside-Out Art Museum in Beijing's Haidian district is currently holding its first significant international exhibition of 2023: Italian Contemporary Art and Artists on the Silk Road.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/21 22:59:26
  • 2,000-year-old bamboo and wooden slips found in Yunnan

    The Yunnan Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology on Monday announced that more than 10,000 ancient bamboo and wooden slips, known as ­jiandu, have been found at the more than 2,000-year-old Hebosuo Site in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province. Prior to the invention of paper and its widespread usage, slips of bamboo or wooden slips were tied together to form "books" that could be written upon and rolled up like a scroll.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/3/21 22:24:01
  • Singing in harmony can easily shatter manipulative obscurity

    "Don't ask me where I come from, my hometown is far away..." This line from a popular song from the island of Taiwan kicked off the highly anticipated music and cultural program Infinity and Beyond - Taiwan Edition last week. A sequel to the Hong Kong edition in 2022, the show is being broadcast on TV in the Chinese mainland and Taiwan. The program reflects the close bonds between people across the Taiwan Straits.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/21 0:38:40
  • Trends: Chinese mainland box office predictions

    The 2023 Chinese mainland box office (including pre-sales) has exceeded 15 billion yuan ($2.2 billion), according to box office tracking site Dengta.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/20 23:57:18
  • New book about China's renowned silk embroidery gets new anotated version

    A nearly 100-year-old book about China's silk embroidery is being published as a new version with annotations from renowned Chinese scholar Shen Congwen thanks to collaboration between Beijing Yanshan Press and the Beijing United Publishing Company.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/20 23:52:07
  • Culture Beat: Faust-themed art show promotes China-Italy cultural exchanges

    The Representation of Faust, an art exhibition that shows ­Chinese and Italian artists' different ­interpretations on the tragic play by German playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, is currently being held at the Carte Blanche in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/20 23:16:57
  • Shanghai music festival returns with young talents

    Rising stars and new musical works from China's music circles finally debuted after a one-year break at the 38th Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, injecting a booster shot into Shanghai's recovering performing arts market and becoming the first major international art festival held in Shanghai since the country optimized its COVID-­19 management in January.

    By Du Qiongfang in Shanghai | 2023/3/20 23:10:34