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  • Calligraphy & Painting

    Beihai Park[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]The mountain-and-water genre of Chinese painting enjoys a long history of which painters in the past created half-realistic, half-imagined natural scene···

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  • Other Genres

    [Photo/IC]Editor’s Note:As Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO said, "The power of books must be fully harnessed. We must ensure access to them so that all people find refuge in reading a···

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  • Architecture & Garden

    A view of Xiaoxi Street. [Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]Nestled within Huzhou, Zhejiang province, Xiaoxi Street stands as a provincial-level historical and cultural protection block, gracefully pres···

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  • 24 Solar Terms

    The Grain Buds falls on May 20, 21 or 22. In North China, "buds" means the fullness of grain, and the Grain Buds means that the grains are growing "full" but are not yet at their f···

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  • Myths & Legends

    The last ruler of the Shang dynasty (16th - 11th century BC) was a tyrannical and debauched slave owner who spent his days carousing with his favorite concubine Daji and mercilessly executing or punis···

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  • Confucianism

    TodaywelookatanotherbookConfuciusworkedon,whichI'msureisnotnewtomanyofyouasabookofdivination:TheBookofChangesInancienttime

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  • Opera & Drama

    Flying Apsaras, an original Chinese musical, will tour nationwide.[Photo provided to China Daily]A captivating original Chinese musical,Flying Apsaras, produced by Li Dun and featuring songs by songwr···

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  • China trains high-quality farmers for rural revitalization

    High-quality farmers play a crucial role in driving comprehensive rural revitalization. In 2022, China trained 753,900 high-quality farmers, according to a report.New farmers possess cultural knowledge, technical expertise and management skills, making them a dynamic force in driving rural developme...

  • Shenzhou-17 crew completes first spacewalk

    This screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center on Dec. 21, 2023 shows Shenzhou-17 astronaut Tang Shengjie performing extravehicular activities. (Photo by Han Qiyang/Xinhua)BEIJING, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Shenzhou-17 crew members on board China's orbiting space station completed...

  • World 5G Convention kicks off in Zhengzhou, C China's Henan

    A visitor takes photo at the World 5G Convention in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province, Dec. 6, 2023. The World 5G Convention kicked off here on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Hao Yuan)People visit the World 5G Convention in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province, Dec. 6, 2023. The World 5G Co...

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  • Pop Music

    A concert broadcast on BRTV on New Year's Eve was widely praised for both its variety and entertainment value.Under the theme of "embarking on a new journey", this event brought together a constellation of exceptional singers spanning different eras. Through a kaleidoscope of musical g

  • Film & TV

    A moviegoer collects tickets from an automatic vending machine at a theater in Yangzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, February 16, 2024.[Photo/CGTN]During the Spring Festival holiday, watching movies is an increasingly popular activity for families and friends in China to celebrate their

  • ACG

    The Studio Ghibli Story Immersive Art Exhibition, the first of its kind in the country, provides an up-close experience of legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki's classic movies, such as Ponyo, with Toshio Suzuki, chairman of Studio Ghibli, admiring the film-inspired scene.[Photo prov

  • Exhibition

    Digital art works on show open up people's eyes and minds to envisage the future.CHINA DAILYDigital art show explores multisensory dimension to inspire enthusiasm for the future, Lin Qi reports.Whether embraced or feared, the emerging reality deeply embedded in digital technology is rapidly resh

  • Music & Dance

    Scenes ofLa Sylphide. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]The Ballet of the Opera National de Bordeaux will presentLa SylphideandDon Quichotte(Act III) at Shanghai Oriental Art Center from May 10 to 12.The original version ofLa Sylphide, created by Italian choreo

  • Architecture & Garden

    A view of Xiaoxi Street. [Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]Nestled within Huzhou, Zhejiang province, Xiaoxi Street stands as a provincial-level historical and cultural protection block, gracefully preserving its rich heritage while seamlessly embracing the essence of modernity.Adorned with edifices d

  • Poetry

    Farewell to Uncle Yun,The lmperial Librarian,at Xie Tiao's Pavilion in Xuanzhouby Li Baitranslated by Xu YuanchongWhat left me yesterday Can be retained no more;What troubles me today Is the times for which I feel sore.In autumn wind fo···

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Food

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  • Indulge in Cantonese delicacies in an elegant setting

    Courtesy of Yi Long / Ti GongThe interior is tastefully decorated, with a melancholy ambience and attentive details.Yi Long is a modern Cantonese restaurant that combines regional cuisine with a well-curated wine list.The space is wonderfully designed, with a moody ambience and thoughtful touches. I...

    2023-12-21

  • Enriched potatoes put success on a plate

    LANZHOU — After nearly 20 years of working away from home, Cao Wenhao returned to his hometown in Northwest China's Gansu province to cultivate potatoes.During the peak of summer, life flourishes in Taiping village, Lujiagou town of Dingxi city. Cao's contracted land is on the mountainside,...

    2023-12-14

  • Top chef opens Macao restaurant in tune with the seasons

    Chef Tam's Seasons.[Photo provided to China Daily]Renowned Cantonese cuisine chef Tam Kwok Fung opened his conceptual restaurant at Wynn Palace in Macao this month.Chef Tam's Seasons artfully marries the traditional Chinese cultural gem of the 24 solar terms with the exquisite world of...

    2023-12-07

  • Diaohongyun 2020 vintage gets Beijing launch

    Diaohongyun 2020 vintage.[Photo provided to China Daily]On Wednesday, Michelin-starred restaurant, Lu Shang Lu, hosted the launch of the Diaohongyun 2020 vintage, a limited edition red wine from Diaoyutai, in the heart of Beijing.The wine is made from grapes harvested at the Yuanshi Vineyard,...

    2023-11-30

  • South African food flavors sizzle in Beijing

    A plate of boerewors sausage, chakalaka gravy and potato mash[Photo/CGTN]A steaming plate of South African boerewors with a side of chakalaka gravy is served at this quaint restaurant in a northeastern corner of Beijing, while a playlist of kwaito, Afrikaans treffers (hit songs) and house musi...

    2023-11-24

  • Making dough: Unlikely Harlem bagel shop thinks big

    Andrew Martinez was not born into a New York bagel empire and didn't start baking the Big Apple's quintessential ring of doughy goodness until he was in his 40s.Andrew Martinez, owner of Bo's Bagels, points to fresh bagels during an interview at his store on July 12, 2023 in New York Cit...

    2023-11-15

  • People experience Chengdu-style life in Heming tea house

    A woman enjoys ear cleaning at Heming tea house in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Aug. 7, 2023. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)Heming tea house, first built in 1923, has a history of 100 years and is one of the oldest tea houses in Chengdu of southwest China's Sichuan Province.For...

    2023-11-08

  • A treat for the eyes is on the menu

    In the middle of summer, intense warmth and vibrant energy come along. With great passion and craftsmanship, Qu Lang Yuan restaurant in Beijing provides a cool shelter for thirsty palate with a brand new summer menu.Chef Li Zhanxu's inspiration is based on the flourishing of all things, the esse...

    2023-10-30

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Fantastic China focuses on the international communication of Chinese culture. Founded in 2021, it integrates the English website Heychinaculture.com and overseas social media matrix.

Currently, it is running accounts on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Kwai, Snack Video, etc. Here, you will be amazed by little-known historical anecdotes, unique skills of traditional craftsmen, impressive landscapes of China, Chinese delicacies and snacks, as well as original documentaries that will take you through thousands of years of Chinese cultural relics.