Beijing releases museum travel route along the Central Axis

May 18 this year marked the 46th International Museum Day. On the day, Beijing launched an activity named "Visiting Museums Along the Central Axis," with an aim to promote a series of museums in the capital.

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Beijing releases museum travel route along the Central Axis

May 18 this year marked the 46th International Museum Day. On the day, Beijing launched an activity named "Visiting Museums Along the Central Axis," with an aim to promote a series of museums in the capital.

Bringing ancient ‘money pots’ back to life in Yunnan museum

A money pot might carry a sweet childhood memory for some. But as early as 2,000 years ago, in today's Yunnan Province of southwest China, it means wealth, status, and power.

Palace excavation unearths vital clues to the past

When historians discuss business development and technological advances in ancient China, they often refer to the Song Dynasty (960-1279)-the "golden age" for such achievements.

Beijing International Pop Music Festival begins

Beijing International Pop Music Festival kicked off on April 12.From May 6 to 8, three shows will be staged in the capital. These shows will feature Haya, a Beijing-based rock band founded in 2006 by a group of Mongolian ethnic musicians; singer-songwriter Chen Hongyu; and Beijing-based band Sir Deer, which was founded in 2006 and is composed of six members. They will perform at the Beijing Exhibition Hall. From April 12 to 21, 12 new bands will perform at Omni Space, a popular live house venue in Beijing.

Beats and spirit, American drummer enlivens Shanghai neighbors from balcony

Although Charles Foldesh, a 37-year-old American drummer, had to temporarily stop his performance due to the COVID-19 resurgence in Shanghai, he has transformed his balcony into a stage, winning applause and cheers from his neighbors.

Majority of China’s museums now offer free admission

The total number of Chinese museums rose by 395 to 6,183 in 2021, 90 percent of them offering free admission, said a senior cultural official Wednesday.

Translating Chinese literature: Cross-cultural communication

In 2012, Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and his works have since been translated into at least 40 languages with more than 200 versions read worldwide. In 2020, online Chinese literary works attracted more than 83 million overseas readers, a 160.4-percent increase year on year. Chinese literary works have become an important window for foreigners to understand Chinese culture. Translators, as messengers of cultural exchange between China and foreign countries, have played an important role.

Father empowers disabled daughter with music

A girl with an intellectual disability from Suzhou, Jiangsu Province has learned to play more than 300 songs with Erhu and flute and has won many prizes thanks to her father.

Yu Zhongxian: Understand to be understood

"Translation is understanding and making others understand," said translator and professor Yu Zhongxian during a recent interview he gave to China Pictorial (CP). "I operate a ferry, a bridge between two shores empowering Chinese readers to gain richer knowledge of other countries."

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Beijing releases museum travel route along the Central Axis

May 18 this year marked the 46th International Museum Day. On the day, Beijing launched an activity named "Visiting Museums Along the Central Axis," with an aim to promote a series of museums in the capital.

Bringing ancient ‘money pots’ back to life in Yunnan museum

A money pot might carry a sweet childhood memory for some. But as early as 2,000 years ago, in today's Yunnan Province of southwest China, it means wealth, status, and power.

Palace excavation unearths vital clues to the past

When historians discuss business development and technological advances in ancient China, they often refer to the Song Dynasty (960-1279)-the "golden age" for such achievements.

Beijing International Pop Music Festival begins

Beijing International Pop Music Festival kicked off on April 12.From May 6 to 8, three shows will be staged in the capital. These shows will feature Haya, a Beijing-based rock band founded in 2006 by a group of Mongolian ethnic musicians; singer-songwriter Chen Hongyu; and Beijing-based band Sir Deer, which was founded in 2006 and is composed of six members. They will perform at the Beijing Exhibition Hall. From April 12 to 21, 12 new bands will perform at Omni Space, a popular live house venue in Beijing.

Beats and spirit, American drummer enlivens Shanghai neighbors from balcony

Although Charles Foldesh, a 37-year-old American drummer, had to temporarily stop his performance due to the COVID-19 resurgence in Shanghai, he has transformed his balcony into a stage, winning applause and cheers from his neighbors.

Majority of China’s museums now offer free admission

The total number of Chinese museums rose by 395 to 6,183 in 2021, 90 percent of them offering free admission, said a senior cultural official Wednesday.

Translating Chinese literature: Cross-cultural communication

In 2012, Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and his works have since been translated into at least 40 languages with more than 200 versions read worldwide. In 2020, online Chinese literary works attracted more than 83 million overseas readers, a 160.4-percent increase year on year. Chinese literary works have become an important window for foreigners to understand Chinese culture. Translators, as messengers of cultural exchange between China and foreign countries, have played an important role.

Father empowers disabled daughter with music

A girl with an intellectual disability from Suzhou, Jiangsu Province has learned to play more than 300 songs with Erhu and flute and has won many prizes thanks to her father.

Yu Zhongxian: Understand to be understood

"Translation is understanding and making others understand," said translator and professor Yu Zhongxian during a recent interview he gave to China Pictorial (CP). "I operate a ferry, a bridge between two shores empowering Chinese readers to gain richer knowledge of other countries."

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Bringing ancient ‘money pots’ back to life in Yunnan museum

A money pot might carry a sweet childhood memory for some. But as early as 2,000 years ago, in today's Yunnan Province of southwest China, it means wealth, status, and power.

Beijing releases museum travel route along the Central Axis

May 18 this year marked the 46th International Museum Day. On the day, Beijing launched an activity named "Visiting Museums Along the Central Axis," with an aim to promote a series of museums in the capital.

Bringing ancient ‘money pots’ back to life in Yunnan museum

A money pot might carry a sweet childhood memory for some. But as early as 2,000 years ago, in today's Yunnan Province of southwest China, it means wealth, status, and power.

Palace excavation unearths vital clues to the past

When historians discuss business development and technological advances in ancient China, they often refer to the Song Dynasty (960-1279)-the "golden age" for such achievements.

Beijing International Pop Music Festival begins

Beijing International Pop Music Festival kicked off on April 12.From May 6 to 8, three shows will be staged in the capital. These shows will feature Haya, a Beijing-based rock band founded in 2006 by a group of Mongolian ethnic musicians; singer-songwriter Chen Hongyu; and Beijing-based band Sir Deer, which was founded in 2006 and is composed of six members. They will perform at the Beijing Exhibition Hall. From April 12 to 21, 12 new bands will perform at Omni Space, a popular live house venue in Beijing.

Beats and spirit, American drummer enlivens Shanghai neighbors from balcony

Although Charles Foldesh, a 37-year-old American drummer, had to temporarily stop his performance due to the COVID-19 resurgence in Shanghai, he has transformed his balcony into a stage, winning applause and cheers from his neighbors.

Majority of China’s museums now offer free admission

The total number of Chinese museums rose by 395 to 6,183 in 2021, 90 percent of them offering free admission, said a senior cultural official Wednesday.

Translating Chinese literature: Cross-cultural communication

In 2012, Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and his works have since been translated into at least 40 languages with more than 200 versions read worldwide. In 2020, online Chinese literary works attracted more than 83 million overseas readers, a 160.4-percent increase year on year. Chinese literary works have become an important window for foreigners to understand Chinese culture. Translators, as messengers of cultural exchange between China and foreign countries, have played an important role.

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Beijing releases museum travel route along the Central Axis

May 18 this year marked the 46th International Museum Day. On the day, Beijing launched an activity named "Visiting Museums Along the Central Axis," with an aim to promote a series of museums in the capital.

Bringing ancient ‘money pots’ back to life in Yunnan museum

A money pot might carry a sweet childhood memory for some. But as early as 2,000 years ago, in today's Yunnan Province of southwest China, it means wealth, status, and power.

Palace excavation unearths vital clues to the past

When historians discuss business development and technological advances in ancient China, they often refer to the Song Dynasty (960-1279)-the "golden age" for such achievements.

Beijing International Pop Music Festival begins

Beijing International Pop Music Festival kicked off on April 12.From May 6 to 8, three shows will be staged in the capital. These shows will feature Haya, a Beijing-based rock band founded in 2006 by a group of Mongolian ethnic musicians; singer-songwriter Chen Hongyu; and Beijing-based band Sir Deer, which was founded in 2006 and is composed of six members. They will perform at the Beijing Exhibition Hall. From April 12 to 21, 12 new bands will perform at Omni Space, a popular live house venue in Beijing.

Beats and spirit, American drummer enlivens Shanghai neighbors from balcony

Although Charles Foldesh, a 37-year-old American drummer, had to temporarily stop his performance due to the COVID-19 resurgence in Shanghai, he has transformed his balcony into a stage, winning applause and cheers from his neighbors.

Majority of China’s museums now offer free admission

The total number of Chinese museums rose by 395 to 6,183 in 2021, 90 percent of them offering free admission, said a senior cultural official Wednesday.