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Former TV Host Spends 15 Years Documenting the Lives of Ethnic Musicians

Christian George Acevedo   | Jul 21, 2016 08:21 AM EDT

Former Chinese TV host He Yani is enjoying a resurgence in popularity after spending 15 years recording the Mangxuandi, also known as a group of blind musicians, in Shanxi Province. read more

Shanghai's Ahn Luh Zhujiajiao is Named Most Expensive Hotel in China

Carlene Vision   | Jul 18, 2016 05:58 AM EDT

Shanghai's Ahn Luh Zhujiajia is considered the most expensive hotel in China, according to Shanghaiist, with a stay worth about 3,600 to 36,000 Yuan (538 to 5,380 USD) per night. The hotel is known for its luxurious rooms and amenities that are designed by popular Malaysian interior designer and architect, Nicholas Fung. read more

Ancient Rock Paintings of Mount Huashan Added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Alex Oh   | Jul 16, 2016 07:39 AM EDT

The ancient rock paintings of Mount Huashan in Guanxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China has been included in UNESCO’s world heritage list. read more

Young Chinese Job Seekers Want to Become Online Celebrities

Jenia Cane   | Jul 15, 2016 11:06 PM EDT

More than half of Chinese job seekers 20 years and below do not only dream of becoming an online celebrity, but also want to make it their profession as well. read more

MasterCard, NFTE, Shanghai Be Better Education to Launch Girls4Tech Program in China

Charissa Echavez   | Jul 12, 2016 03:32 PM EDT

MasterCard has teamed up with Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and Shanghai Be Better Education to bring its Girls4Tech program to China. read more

Chinese Lawmakers Defend Importance of Wildlife in Traditional Medicines

Charissa Echavez   | Jul 05, 2016 01:56 PM EDT

Following the amendment of China's wildlife protection law, traditional Chinese medicines are on the brink of extinction, a senior Chinese lawmaker said on Saturday. read more

Chinese Rappers Release Video About "The Real China"

Charissa Echavez   | Jul 04, 2016 10:20 AM EDT

China's Communist Youth League has released an informative rap video entitled This Is China to inform foreigners about "the real China." The move is meant to counter the image of China that has been "fabricated by media for such a long time." read more

Chinese Designer Miao Ran all set to Steal the Show at Milan Men's Fashion Week '16

Iesha javed   | Jun 19, 2016 05:42 AM EDT

Miao Ran, a budding Chinese fashion designer is all set to showcase his talent at the Milan Men's Fashion Week SS17 in Milan, Italy. Known for his bold cuts and exotic taste blended into designs that transcend gender norms, the designer's work is expected to garner much applause at the premier fashion event. read more

Controversial TV Ad Triggers Outrage Throughout China

Christian George Acevedo   | Jun 01, 2016 11:34 PM EDT

A controversial TV add where a black man had to say that “most Chinese people have never been around a foreigner” triggered a backlash throughout China. The message was hardly subtle. read more

Racial Content in Chinese Commercial Shocks the World [VIDEO]

Aaron Case   | May 27, 2016 03:42 AM EDT

A Chinese television commercial for Qiaobi laundry detergent is causing a stir for its controversial racial content. read more

5,000-Year-Old Beer Recipe Unearthed in China

Charissa Echavez   | May 23, 2016 10:26 PM EDT

Archaeologists have unearthed traces of a 5,000-year-old beer recipe with "advanced beer brewing technique" and elements of East and West in northern China. read more

936-Year-Old Chinese Calligraphy Fetches $32M at Auction

Charissa Echavez   | May 18, 2016 08:03 AM EDT

An ancient letter dating to the 11th Century has set a record after being sold for 207 million yuan ($32 million) at an auction on Sunday, May 15 in Beijing. read more

China is Building Islam Theme Park to Improve Sino-Arab Ties

Charissa Echavez   | May 15, 2016 01:57 PM EDT

China is allocating $4 billion to build an Islam theme park, an effort to establish a Chinese-accepted version of Islam and to improve Sino-Arab ties. read more

World's Oldest Tea to be Exhibited in Chinese Museum

Charissa Echavez   | May 15, 2016 11:02 AM EDT

The world's oldest tea leaves, which was excavated from an ancient Chinese emperor's tomb, is set to be exhibited in a museum in northwestern China starting Wednesday, May 18, Zhang Yun, the museum's deputy director, said. read more

Chinese Animated Film Flies High to Oscars 2017

Charissa Echavez   | May 11, 2016 11:00 AM EDT

A Chinese animated film featuring a series of gongbi-style paintings has successfully passed the initial round of screening for the Best Animated Short Film category for the 2017 Academy Award. read more

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