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  • A stitch in time

    2013-08-01 01:04

    Exquisite embroidery from the Miao ethnic group is not only beautiful to look at, but a way for the local women to document their lives.

  • Gansu's great Silk Road secrets

    2013-07-31 16:32

    Gansu is a province full of historical scenic spots, including Matisi Grottoes, Tiantishan Grottoes, Giant Buddha Temple and Jiayu Pass.

  • Scorching heat damages Summer Palace

    2013-07-31 09:17

    Fluctuating temperatures have damaged several Buddha statues in Beijing's Summer Palace, park authorities said Tuesday.

  • Five generations of ancient Miao jewelry

    2013-07-29 16:59

    Ma Maoting from Hunan province is the 5th-generation of his family to make a living from their handicraft of making silver jewelry.

  • Creative industry taps into ancient culture

    2013-07-29 10:52

    An animated series based on Buddhist stories from Gansu is soon to be broadcast on TV, as emerging creative industries tap into ancient Chinese culture.

  • Top 10 private museums in China

    2013-07-26 11:03

    The 10 private museums detailed in our latest list are the finest and most famous examples of their kind in China. Art beat (July 26-Aug 22)

  • Process of repairing pieces of terracotta warriors

    2013-07-25 13:42

    A group of photos show the whole process of archeological workers repairing terracotta warriors at the Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum in Xi'an, Shaanxi province.

  • Office at the center of ancient power

    2013-07-24 23:12

    The Zhili provincial governor's office in today's Bao-ding, Hebei province, is the best-preserved Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) provincial compound because it was run by the most powerful official of the most powerful province, Zongdu — who also controlled the most powerful military to guard "Beijing's South Gate".

  • Exceptional and ethereal

    2013-07-24 23:08

    Modern visitors to the ancient town of Zhengding discover Longxing's Big Buddha is an exceptional figure — but ultimately an idiosyncratic entity that dwells in a settlement packed with peculiarities.

  • Villagers help to protect Great Wall

    2013-07-23 10:44

    Under the scorching sun, Wang Jihu and dozens of villagers clean dust and earth from a section of the Great Wall in Gansu province.

  • Huge Buddha portrait in Lhasa

    2013-07-23 09:41

    Devotees worship a huge Buddha portrait after unfolding it during the annual religious ritual in the Gandan Temple in Lhasa, capital of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, July 22, 2013.

  • Maiji Mountain Grottoes

    2013-07-23 09:25

    The Maiji Mountain Grottoes showcase exquisite sculptures and are known as the “Oriental Sculpture Museum” for their numerous grottoes, perfect statues and long history.

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