Culture

Japan Guide for Chinese Tourists: Stop Farting and Belching

Aaron Case   | May 08, 2016 08:06 AM EDT

In a new brochure, Japan advises Chinese tourists against openly farting and belching in public. read more

To Control Pornography, China Bans Erotic Banana Eating on Live Streams

Girish Shetti   | May 07, 2016 08:53 AM EDT

In its latest censorship move, Chinese regulators have banned people from eating a banana in erotic fashion on live streaming channels. The new regulation requires live streaming channels to supervise their content round the clock to ensure that the ban is enforced completely. read more

Robot Monk Xian'er: A Modern Tool Spreading Ancient Buddhist Wisdom

Charissa Echavez   | Apr 30, 2016 07:34 AM EDT

A Buddhist temple outside Beijing created a little robot monk that can chant mantras and explain the basic creed of faith, with the hope spreading ancient teachings via cutting-edge technology. read more

Indian Temple Lifts Ban on Women’s Entry After 400 Years

S Satapathy   | Apr 08, 2016 04:42 PM EDT

In a significant development and historic decision, a temple in India will now allow women to enter its premises, putting aside its 400 year old tradition. There have been protests in the past several months by women devotees on this issue after a woman tried but failed to enter and offer prayer at Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra. read more

Chinese Author Cao Wenxuan Wins Top Global Award

Charissa Echavez   | Apr 05, 2016 07:09 AM EDT

Cao Wenxuan, a Chinese children's book writer, bagged the recent Hans Christian Andersen 2016 award during the Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy on Monday. read more

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood Opens; Tour With Tom Felton [VIDEO]

Krezna de los Reyes   | Apr 04, 2016 11:19 AM EDT

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter officially opened to the public on Thursday at Universal Studios in Hollywood. read more

'The Secret Garden' Author is China's Most Famous Foreign Author in 2015

Charissa Echavez   | Mar 25, 2016 06:03 AM EDT

The Secret Garden author Johanna Basford bagged a massive 24 million yuan ($3.67 million) as copyright income from the Chinese market, making her China's most famous foreign author in 2015. read more

108,000 Tree Saplings Planted by People of Bhutan in Honor of Crown Prince

Cybelle Go   | Mar 19, 2016 08:06 AM EDT

The birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, the new Crown Prince of Bhutan, he has brought joy to the people of Bhutan. read more

Century Old Building Moved 90m to Destination Intact

Mia Ren   | Mar 16, 2016 10:45 AM EDT

A three-storey heritage building in Wuhan, Hubei province, will be relocated 90 meters from its original position. The building and the area where it will pass by have been scaffolded. read more

Stolen Buddha Head Returned Home

Alexis Villarias   | Feb 27, 2016 07:26 PM EST

A 1,500-year old Buddha head was returned to China on Friday after two decades overseas. Four thieves reportedly cut off the head of the white marble figure and sold it overseas in 1996. read more

English Man's Exquisite Time Capsule Collection of Ancient Chinese Ceramics to Sell for $29 Million at Auction

Charissa Echavez   | Feb 09, 2016 09:15 AM EST

A range of rare Chinese ceramics bought by a farmer and archaeologist for mere change (as low as $144 per item) are set to bring his family a fortune as their values have soared to as much as $29 million when put up for auction. read more

What You Need to Know About the Year of the Monkey

Charissa Echavez   | Feb 08, 2016 06:49 AM EST

The Chinese Lunar New Year marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring, where families and friends exchange gifts and make wishes for prosperity, fortune, luck and happiness as well as sweep away bad spirits. read more

Beijing Decorated Lanterns, Streets lit up Ahead of Spring Festival

Charissa Echavez   | Feb 05, 2016 10:24 AM EST

With the much awaited Spring Festival only a week away, government workers have begun lighting and decorating Beijing with over 62,000 lanterns and more than 7,100 Chinese knots around 174 avenues, 27 parks and tourist spots and 28 commercial area. Aside from that, over 730,000 meters of landscape adorning across the city has been set up, according to the Municipal Commission of City Administration and Environment. read more

China Celebrates Lichun; Feasts on Traditional Chunbing, Spring Rolls, Radishes

Desiree Sison   | Feb 05, 2016 09:42 AM EST

China celebrated Lichun, the first day of spring for East Asian cultures, onThursday as families partook of the traditional chunbing or spring pancakes in hopes that an auspicious beginning to the year will bring good luck all year long. read more

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