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Beijing subway fares likely to double


Passengers are likely to pay twice as much as they used to for subways in Beijing, according to two fare adjustment plans released on Monday. According to the plans, the initial price for taking the subway will be either 2 yuan (32 cents) or 3 yuan, and the price will increase according to the distance a passenger travels, Beijing Evening News reported. The average ticket price will be 4.3...

Around China: Buddhist drama staged on China's holy mountain


A Buddhist drama, Encore Mount Wutai, has staged on Mount Wutai, the well-known Buddhist sanctuary in north China's Shanxi Province. The drama, produced at a cost of 630 million yuan, or around 90 million U.S. dollars, made its debut in a theater specially designed for the show on Friday night. The show lasts for an hour and a half, and tells the story of a common man. He does not understan...

Celebrations for Day of Confucius Institute


Performers take part in the Confucius Institute Day celebration in Providence, the United States, on Sept. 27, 2014. Bryant University and other four university's Confucius Institute of the United States celebrated the first Confucius Institute Day and the 10th anniversary of the founding of Confucius Institute, showcasing Chinese culture like paper-cutting, paper-folding, and chopsticks.

one best place to watch tides---Qiangtangjiang, Hangzhou city, Zhejiang Province


People gather to watch the Qiantang River tidal bore on the bank of the Qiantang River in Yanguan town of Haining, East China's Zhejiang province, Sept. 11, 2014. The tidal bore of the Qiantang River stages highest waves during the eighth month on the Chinese lunar calendar. Every year, the autumn high tides along the Qiantang River in east China attract tourists from all over the wor...

to see chinese culture in relics


A large cultural relic exhibition, China: Prior to the Tang Dynasty (AD 200-750), demonstrated how Chinese culture absorbed foreign culture and developed to reach its peak from between the end of the Han Dynasty to the height of the Tang Dynasty. Over 300 rare Chinese cultural relics made their appearance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, many with exotic features. They proved ...

Chinese animation characters exhibited in Shanghai


An exhibition of Chinese animated characters such as those from Calabash Brothers, Secrets of the Heavenly Book and The Story of Havoc in Heaven are now underway at Shanghai International Fashion Center in Shanghai. An 8-meter-high character from the Chinese animation television series Black Cat Detective caught the audience’s eye. The animation was created in 1984 by the Shanghai Animation F...

to explore china culture


China's first underwater archaeological vessel, China Archeology No 1, made its maiden voyage on Sept 4 in Qingdao, Shandong province. The vessel will explore the country's 18,000-kilometer-long coastline in search of sunken cultural relics and shipwrecks. The 57.9-meter-long and 10.8-meter-wide boat with a displacement of 980 tons is powered by electricity. It was manufactured in Chongqing by ...

Whales & tourists crowd Walker Bay


The much-anticipated whale season has arrived. Each year, southern right whales travel hundreds of leagues from Antarctica to the warmer waters off South Africa's Western Cape coast to breed. Then the sleepy town of Hermanus comes alive with whales and tourists. For five months of the year, this town becomes a nursery. Hundreds of Southern Right whales make the arduous journey here to the sh...

Beijing holds annual gathering of space travellers


China’s ambitious space program keeps growing. Its space station, which is likely to serve as an outpost for other space faring nations, is slated to be completed by 2022. We speak to China’s first astronaut Yang Liwei at the opening of the 27th congress of the Association of Space Explorers‍. Progressing steadily with caution are China’s strides into outer space. Yang Liwei, the first Chine...

Music, fireworks light up Mid-Autumn Festival in Shanghai


In Shanghai, a spectacular music and fireworks festival kicked off the first evening of the Mid-autumn Festival holiday. A real holiday to me is that you’ve got to get away from the concrete jungle and dive into nature. So here I am at one beach located at the outskirt of the city. What is even better is that the seaside, yes exactly this perfect viewing area will turn into an amazing stage fo...

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