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Art and science give exhibition a successful formula

Albert Einstein's admirers and Andy Warhol aficionados were able to find a common interest at a crossover art show held in Beijing, as Chinese scientists and artists joined hands to translate scientific ideas into perceptible artworks.

Nanjing’s Zhonghua Gate unveils couplets to greet Spring Festival

A pair of giant Spring Festival couplets were unveiled at Nanjing's Zhonghua Gate on Sunday to celebrate the upcoming lunar Chinese New Year, known as Spring Festival.

Crossover show in China blends science and art

Albert Einstein's admirers and Andy Warhol's aficionados can find their common interests at a crossover art show in Beijing, as Chinese scientists and artists joined hands to translate scientific ideas into perceptible devices one can watch.

Private museum to focus on traditional artworks

The Jiudianshui Art Museum opened in the Caohejing Development Zone in Shanghai on Saturday. The name translates to "nine water drops".

Sports art exhibition opens in Beijing Olympic village

The first sports art exhibition opened in the Winter Olympic village in Beijing on Monday, as a celebration for the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

China's Anyue County famous for stone carvings

Photo taken on Dec. 22, 2021 shows the stone statue of Water-Moon Avalokitesvara (shuiyue guanyin) from the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) in Anyue County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. Anyue County in southwest China's Sichuan Province is famous for its stone carvings. Anyue stone carving dates back to as early as the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220). Through the Tang (618-907) and Song Dynasty (960-1279), Anyue carving developed to its peak with the features of abundant, exquisite and magnificent. Now there are more than 100,000 stone statues preserved at about 230 sites in Anyue. Scattering in the mountains, Anyue carving was little known to the public for a long period of time. Nowadays, with the support of policies and funds, Anyue carving is revealed to the world. (Xinhua/Tang Wenhao)

Chinese artist Cui Jingzhe awarded Pierre de Coubertin medal

International Olympic Committee Vice President Yu Zaiqing awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal to Cui Jingzhe in Beijing on Tuesday for the Chinese artist's efforts in spreading the Olympic spirit through art.

Fiberglass factory fascinates students

"I never thought fiberglass products were so close to our daily life! The production process here is so wonderful!" said Veronica Wael, an Egyptian Chinese language student at the Confucius Institute of the Suez Canal University in Egypt, when visiting China's fiberglass giant manufacturer Jushi.

Prada launches design campaign for Year of the Tiger

Italian luxury brand Prada launched a campaign "Action in the Year of the Tiger" to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Tiger and to raise awareness on safeguarding tigers, the largest animal in the feline family and a species at the risk of extinction.

Tradition blooms with Games bouquets

"When I was interviewed two years ago, I said I hoped our flowers would go international. At that time, I could never have imagined that wish would actually come true two years later," said Li Meili, a 70-year-old Shanghai grandmother whose traditional wool-knit bouquets are set to light up Beijing 2022.
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Iljaz Spahiu: My own private China

"Mandarin Chinese is appallingly difficult to learn!" Albanian sinologist Iljaz Spahiu waved his hands and couldn't help bursting into laughter when recalling his first Chinese course. In 1974, when he was only 19, Spahiu set out from Tirana, capital of Albania, and flew across the Eurasian continent to Beijing. He enrolled in a Chinese class at Beijing Language Institute (now Beijing Language and Culture University). After more than a year of studying there, he went to Peking University for a program on Chinese studies.