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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.
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.
Old houses and classic Chinese furniture get a new lease on life as an eager collector is turning his passion into luxury resorts.
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.
It's two weeks to go before plucky Purple Golden Wing jumps into the arena for his once-in-a-lifetime fight.
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.
Classical gardens in Jiangsu province were mostly built adjacent to private residences.
The Dong ethnic group lives in Guizhou province and is known for its traditional culture dating back to thousands of years.
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.
Ethnic groups living on the plateau not only keep traditions from generations past, but also face the modern way of life full of hope.
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.
In AD 366, a Buddhist monk had a vision on the outskirts of Dunhuang, a bustling area on the Silk Road.