London's most well-known cultural institutions have come together in a new initiative to promote the UK capital's autumn season. One of the highlights among a collection of blockbuster exhibitions and events is a major exhibition covering China’s Ming Dynasty reign at the British Museum.
The Youth Olympic Games is well underway in Nanjing. During the day-time, the Youth Olympic Village is a place of fierce competition, but during the night it's where athletes from around the world have a chance to relax and enjoy Chinese culture.
The land of tea, has slowly but steadily welcomed a new brew---coffee. Drinking coffee is quickly becoming popular with Chinese consumers.
A film depicting a famous 16th century naval victory against Japanese invaders has set records at the South Korean box office.
It's not just live feedback in the movie hall that movie makers are using to attract youngsters. It's the movies themselves.
The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is world renowned for its impressive collection of Russian works of art over the years. The gallery is currently playing host to over a hundred Chinese pupils and their art works.
A musical tribute to the late great Chinese pop diva, Teresa Teng, is about to set off on a 50 show tour of China, following widespread public acclaim in Beijing.
A huge 5-day food expo kicked off in Hong Kong on Thursday.
The Shanghai Book Fair is in full swing, bringing local writers and publishers closer to their readers.
Earlier this week saw the launch of the 2014 China International Youth Arts Festival, here in the capital.
Literary lovers have been turning the pages at the 2014 Shanghai Book Fair and getting to meet some renowned authors along the way. The annual week-long event features book signings and seminars.
Hailed as 'the living fossil of traditional Tibetan culture', Tibetan Opera boasts a history of more than 600 years.
Zoroastrianism was the state religion of the ancient Persian Empire. Its founder, Zoroaster, or Zarathustra, is thought to have been born in what is now Northeast Iran or Southwest Afghanistan.
Shanghai is hosting an international book fair that will open on Wednesday. Organizers say this year book lovers will have even more opportunities to meet their favorite writers including a Nobel laureate.
Buddhist temples in the many different styles of the world are being erected in central China, as part of an initiative to promote knowledge of Buddhist culture.
Performers and athletes aren't the only ones preparing for the Youth Olympics. The host city is giving many of its popular attractions a makeover to welcome the tourists that will flood in during the games.
There are only six days to go before this year's Youth Olympic Games open in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing. A rehearsal for the event's opening ceremony was underway on Sunday night.
The 2014 Youth Olympic Games is just around the corner, and it's being held in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province.
The first Guangming Neon Fun Run and Revelry has just been held on Friday night.
The 2014 International Carpet Exhibition is held in Xining, capital city of Qinghai.
This August the Chinese National Library's affiliated museum of classic books is exhibiting 800 rare pieces, which have never been shown to the public.
To celebrate his centenary, Ma has published his memoirs alongside his older brother, who's 104! Let's take a look at their personal recollections of a tumultuous century.
Professor Tang Yijie has made it his mission to preserve the work of Confucius. The eighty-seven year old scholar spearheaded a monumental project aimed at doing just that.
A TV program is striving to rekindle interest among Chinese readers, reminding everyone of the enduring appeal of Chinese characters.
Renowned French pianist Richard Clayderman has teamed up with Chinese ballet dancer Sisi Qiu to deliver a mesmerizing performance at the Century Theatre in Beijing.
An exhibition featuring works by primary and middle school students has opened at the China Art Museum in Shanghai.
A famous painting by Xu Beihong called 'Rooster and Goat' has been donated by the Yi family to the China Art Museum in Shanghai.
More music from the Beijing stage as the 12th China International Choral Festival has begun.
The Beijing Book Building has recently opened a special section just for kids. Named the Kids Fun Space, it features a massive collection of books, toys and interactive activities.
The 4th China Children’s Theater Festival is coming to a close, but the stage is more animated than ever. Friday evening saw Greek hero ‘Ulysses’ once again come to life in front of hundreds of curious youngsters, thanks to some skillful puppeteers.
Hello Kitty is now a member of a very special club. She's the latest in line to join Hong Kong's Madame Tussauds, following the recent inductions of action hero Donnie Yin and Lady Gaga. The adorable figure was unveiled on Thursday.
The American Movie Classics has announced it will produce six-hour long episodes of 'Badlands', a modern martial arts drama loosely based on the Chinese classic novel, 'Journey to the west'.
A choral symphony paying tribute to the core spirit of Confucianism has been performed in Hong Kong, as the opening show of the Hong Kong Shenzhen Creative Art Festival.
Kaili City in Southwest China's Guizhou Province holds a unique cooking competition, which highlights a local traditional cuisine called Sour Soup Fish, a popular dish around the country.
The Torch Festival, which usually falls on June 24th of the Chinese lunar calendar, is the biggest festival of the Yi Ethnic Group in Southeast China.
When you open a pop-up book, you might see flowers blooming at you, or castles rising from the horizon. In Shanghai, kids were able to learn how to make their own pop-up books at an exhibition for the art form.
Sunday marks the anniversary of General Guan Yu's birthday, who lived in the late Han dynasty over 1,800 years ago.
The USA President Awardee Students Delegation has arrived. The 12-member group plans to tour the capital。
Teenage robot fans from around China have gathered at Xinjiang Normal University and the region's Science and Technology Museum, to share ideas and to compete in a contest.
'Lago di Como' is one of the most beautiful regions in Italy and has been a favorite locale in popular films and for celebrity get-aways. Now, it has also become the inspiration for Italian brand Fila's 2014 Fall/Winter collection.
In literature news, well-respected translator and writer Yang Jiang has celebrated her 103th birthday on Thursday.
There's great fun for the whole family - The Beijing's Kids Fun Expo is showcasing a massive array of children's toys at the National Convention Center.
Peking Opera is a quintessential part of Chinese culture, and this year marks the 120th anniversary of one of the most celebrated opera singers of the genre.
For parents who want to keep their little ones entertained during the summer holiday, what about a night at the museum? The Beijing Museum of Natural History is now hosting its annual night event, which offers activities that combine art with nature and science.
After ‘The coolest ethnic style’, another song has gone viral in China. ‘Little Apple’ by pop group ‘Chopsticks Brothers’ is now taking the country by storm.
The classic play 'Top Restaurant', part of the repertoire of the Beijing People's Art Theater, has achieved a special milestone by having its 500th staging.
CCTV News reporter Fei Ye sits down with Mei Baojiu to talk about Mei Lanfang's legacy, and the kind of father, mentor and teacher he was.
CCTV News reporter Fei Ye speaks to the president of one of the most famous Peking Opera theaters in Beijing about some of the events they will be organizing to celebrate the milestone.
A fascinating dance at the National Center for the Performing Arts, ‘A Tea Spell’ is a splendid portrayal of Chinese culture during the Tang dynasty.
As this year marks the 15th anniversary of its return to China, for the first time, the story of the city will be taken to the stage by artists from a Peking Opera troupe in east China's Jiangsu Province.
As it's become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the protection of the Silk Road has become more urgent than ever. Among the 22 heritage sites on the Chinese segment of the road, some are city ruins that have been ravaged by time for thousands of years.
Many newlyweds in China have their eyes on Tibet. More and more couples are fond of having their wedding photos shot in the stunning scenery there, for the natural beauty, as well as the famous cultural sites.
Hong Kong Fashion Week has kicked off across the Asian financial hub. Three Asian designer brands - Ika Butoni, Clara Tan and ZeevanCo by Meggie - showed their upcoming Spring/Summer styles on the catwalk in hopes of turning the eyes of the fashion world onto bolder and trendier designs.
Performances by young children will always bring out the best in a community, and the sight of a young panda cub is surely to bring out the best of theirs as well.
As TV dramas from South Korea have become popular in China, a Chinese influence has also swept South Korea in recent years.
A group of primary school kids in Beijing is hoping to follow in the footsteps of stars like Jimi Hendrix and Queen and they've formed their own rock band.
The Mogao Grottoes is a UNESCO world heritage site with a history of 1,600 years. The grottoes attract countless visitors from around the world every day, which puts quite a strain on the area.
Chinese sea-goddess 'Mazu' has long been worshipped by fishermen and sailors, especially in southeastern coastal parts of China. Since China's Song dynasty, Mazu has been an icon of protection for anyone working at sea.
The ‘Rickshaw Boy’ has stirred some debate about whether it's appropriate to combine western opera style with China's classic literature, as imported opera styles are undoubtedly gaining ground in the country.
A project focusing on operas produced in China is being realized at the NCPA here in Beijing. This week saw the Rickshaw Boy, the fifth production in the series, meeting the audience after three years of preparation.
The resident of the iconic Sydney Opera house, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra has wowed Beijing's classical music fans on Friday.
This year's 25th Golden Melody Awards and Global Music Festival has seen two frequent nominees, JJ Lin and Penny Tai finally taking home trophies.
Belgium's Pairi Daiza Zoo has held a celebration dubbed 'China Day', starring two giant pandas who made their debut at the zoo in April.
China is the name of the game at Washington's latest Smithsonian Folklife Festival. As the guest of honor, the country has sent a 120 member delegation, consisting of folk artists and craftsmen.
A project focusing on operas produced in China is being realized at the National Center for the Performing Arts here in Beijing.
The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is playing host to an international art Biennale themed 'Meet on the Silk Road'.
The 38th session of the World Heritage Conference has concluded in Doha, Qatar. China has achieved fruitful results with three successful inscriptions.
Just recently, the Grand Canal in China, the world's longest artificial waterway, made it onto the list of World Heritage Sites. CCTV News reporter Fei Ye talked to an expert about the significance of this title, and what the new responsibilities are that will come with it.
Luoyang plays an important role in the history of this mighty waterway, as an epicenter for food distribution and an ancient capital of China.
Jining in Shandong Province is known to the world as the birthplace of Confucius, but few know that the city has long been called the "Capital of the Grand Canal."
Additional sections of South China’s Karst landscape have just been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.
The art of Shadow Puppetry is one of the oldest Chinese traditions and has been around for hundreds of years. This week we're seeing a revitalization of the craft, which is being celebrated at the Chinese Shadow Puppet Cultural Center.
An invaluable ancient Chinese bronze ware, called the Min Fang Lei, is returning home after being sold abroad for almost a century. It has been brought back by the Hunan Provincial Museum.
Part of the millennium-old trade route, the Silk Road has been successfully included into the UNESCO World Heritage list at the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee in Doha.
The International Jury of the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival has announced that 15 films will compete for the 'Golden Goblet', the top prize of the annual festival.
The vast inland waterway system in the north-eastern and central eastern plains passes through eight of the country’s present-day provinces and municipalities.
In Beijing, an exhibition features the culture of the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, which is located in Sichuan province. The week-long event has gathered the finest representative works of the rich cultural legacy of the region.
CCTV’s Central New Film Group has announced the launch of a new film base in Shenyang, the capital of northeast China’s Liaoning province. The new base is expected to become the biggest film production center in the country’s northeast.
Every year on June 5th is the World Environment Day, also called Eco Day, and is a call for global awareness about protecting the environment. To mark the occasion, famed composer and conductor Tan Dun has charmed Beijing on Thursday with an outdoor concert at Chaoyang Park.
The Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture occupies the western arm of Sichuan province in southwest China. A week of activities showcasing its natural and cultural beauty has kicked off on Wednesday in Beijing.
Famed composer Tan Dun has taken his latest composition 'Nv Shu: The Secret Songs of Women' to Hunan province, where the artform first originated.
Zongzi is the food you can't afford to miss during dragon boat festival. Zongzi is an iconic Chinese delicacy, made of glutinous rice and wrapped with bamboo leaves. Some of China's top zongzi makers are in Chengdu in south west China.
June the 1st is International Children's Day, a universal festival for children around the globe. In Beijing, the final preparations are underway for CCTV’s Children's Day Gala, a colorful variety show featuring singing, dancing and hundreds of young performers.
'A Bite of China,' a documentary centering on the history of Chinese cuisines, met with rave reviews when its first season aired in 2012.
The 10th China International Cultural Industries Fair has opened in Shenzhen.
French and Chinese ballets stars working together, and creating an exceptional evening in Beijing.
Director Zhang Yimou's new film Coming Home is being released in theaters nation-wide on Friday.
One of the highlights is the dance creation "The Red Thread" , which has just premiered at the Beijing Poly Theater.
A 200-year-old wooden statue of a highly influential opera performer has come to light. The statue is of great historical significance to Han Opera, a mostly forgotten precursor to Peking Opera.
Ten painting masterpieces which are hallmarks of French art history are on display at the National Museum of China.
Not to be outdone, Shanxi Province is also looking to charm global audiences with one of its most prized assets.
“Beijing Week” has been showcasing its culture and folk traditions to the people of Copenhagen and others across Denmark.
As China's economy continues to grow, many young professionals are looking to get ahead by learning the most spoken language in the world. To honor those studying the language, the "Chinese Bridge" competition kicked off across the globe.
When taking the subway, most people prefer to look down at their cellphones. Now, passengers in Shanghai are getting a change from that. Two subway lines, Line 8 and Line 10 that are printed with works of Monet, Picasso and Zhang Daqian have just rolled out.
CCTV's documentary channel held a special gathering for its production union on Thursday and Friday.
The second season of the gourmet documentary "A Bite of China" has created quite a buzz with the stunning culinary skills featured.
A special Peking Opera performance on Friday and Saturday at the prestigious Temple Theatre, a part of the Beijing Opera House, revisits an opera that disappeared from the stage 60 years ago.
New Yorkers take their coffee seriously. And there's is nothing quite likes taking a well-made sip in a great cafe.
There is a mass wedding that took place in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality.
Every holiday season, Nanluoguxiang is packed with crowds coming from near and far, all wishing to get a taste of old Beijing flavor.
Shanghai urban planners have opened a Polish-designed upside-down house to the public.
As part of the ongoing Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, the Shanghai Ballet has presented a contemporary work called "Dream Back to Shanghai" Thursday night at the Shanghai Grand Theater.
During this year's May Day holiday, Xuchang city in Henan province celebrated one facet of its Intangible Cultural Heritage.
All things art were on display at the 9th Art Beijing Art Fair, which brings together galleries and buyers from all over the world.
The first ever Shanghai Television Series Month is underway in New York City. SinoVision, a US-based Chinese and English language TV network, and Shanghai Media Group will be showing some of their most popular TV shows, in an attempt to increase understanding of Chinese culture.
Now in its third year, the Youth Day gala has become a major event for college students, and also involves some multicultural interaction. We take a look back at some of the preparations for the show, particularly a performance combining Russian and Chinese elements.
The Beijing Language and Culture University is the university with the country's largest number of registered foreign students. We find out why so many of these global talents have come to China.
The 10th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival has been held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Observers say that while government policies have aided the development of the industry, it still has a long way to go before catching up with Japan and the U.S.
It's nearly time to celebrate Youth Day, which falls on May 4th. To ring in the occasion, college students from around the country have gathered in Beijing to perform at CCTV's gala "Flowers in May".
To celebrate China’s annual Youth Day, which falls on May 4th, a dazzling gala featuring students from around the country which will be aired on CCTV-1.
Beijing's Confucius Temple and Imperial College has hosted a coming-of-age ceremony for a group of high school students. Following Chinese tradition, the ceremony seeks to revive Confucian thought for the modern day.
“A Bite of China” is a popular TV documentary series that first came out in 2012, and has now begun its second season. The highly anticipated series aired its second episode on Friday night. It follows seven stories about passing on culinary traditions to the next generation.
The Coastal city of Qingdao is hosting a major horticultural event, the International Horticultural Exposition. Nearly a hundred gardens there are featuring scenery from China and about forty other countries.
"Sing My Song" is a Chinese reality talent show that premiered on January 3 this year on CCTV-3, Britain's ITV Global Studios has just landed international format rights to the show -- making it the first original Chinese talent show format to be brought overseas.
April 23rd is the World Book Day. To mark this occasion we visit an unusual location for a book shop in Tianjin.
Kunqu Opera, also known as Kunju or Kun opera was founded in Kun Shan before the Ming Dynasty. It is regarded as the sister to Peking Opera and is one of the oldest forms of opera in China.
The annual Guangzhou Matsu Culture Festival opened on Monday at the Tin Hau Temple in Guangzhou.
The 31st Weifang International Kite Festival has kicked off in the city of Weifang in east China’s Shandong Province.
The Beijing People’s Art theater for 60 years has insisted on staging diverse works of drama.
Beijing is about to host its first ever IMAX Film Panorama.
Yunnan Province has one of the richest and most diverse ethnic cultures.
An 81-minute film recorded in 1947 by a Norwegian missionary has been handed over to China. This precious film showcases the lives of Chinese people living in 8 cities at that time.
Shanghai’s Third Folk Culture festival, which features a variety of rousing performances and art, is held at Sanlintang town.
The Beijing International Film Festival, one of the most anticipated events in China’s film industry, has kicked off at the National Center for the Performing Arts.
Hong Kong action director John Woo is a big presence at the fourth edition of the Beijing International Film Festival.
The second series of the hit documentary series “A Bite of China” is almost here, which of course means more hours salivating in front of your television sets.
The US regional contest of the 13th Chinese Bridge Chinese language contest was held last Saturday. Held in the Confucius institute of the University of Maryland, it has attracted numerous American students gifted in Chinese.
Many workers in rural areas today sing these songs to get through work that is often monotonous and dull. The work songs sung by Tibetan farmers as they build homes is regaining popularity.
Spring has sprung and Luoyang has burst into color. For the 32nd year, the city in central China's Henan Province is hosting a festival celebrating the peony.
More now from the on-going Shanghai Fashion Week 2014. The nine day event is showcasing 45 different fashion shows, and every season brings something new to the public. This time it's 3D printed fabrics. So just how exactly do digital materials transform into ready-to-wear?
One rarely seen skill called crochet was once very popular on the outskirts of Shanghai, but the stitching style is now facing the threat of disappearance.
Spring has sprung and Luoyang has burst into color. For the thirty-second year, the city in central China’s Henan province, is hosting a festival celebrating the peony, China’s national flower.
Viewers in Shanghai are getting a look at some of the best Australian TV programs this week.
A rare cup that’s more than 500 years old has fetched 36 million US dollars at a Hong Kong auction on Tuesday, smashing the previous world record for Chinese porcelain.
The 21st Beijing College Student Film Festival has just kicked off on Tuesday. A total of 34 films will compete for the Jury Award.
Sotheby’s 2014 Hong Kong Spring Sale concluded on Tuesday. The auction featured exceptional objects encompassing various works of art, fine Chinese ceramics and outstanding Chinese paintings.
Last Saturday, MIPTV, a content event for selling and distributing entertainment content opened in Cannes. Among the TV productions is the second season of CCTV’s hit documentary "A Bite of China".
Central Taiwan holds gala to worship Mazu
Qingming festival boosts tourism in China
People are all familiar with Puppet shows, and recently 30 puppet troupes and hundreds of Puppet theater performers gathered in Kaifeng, Henan Province to join China’s first national puppet show.
For people in the Yangtze Delta Region, the Qingming holiday can be a good time to take short trips to nearby provinces. One possible destination, the Xiangshi Festival, a carnival for villagers that’s going on now in Wuzhen of Zhejiang Province.
The Millennium City Park in the city of Kaifeng in central China has just held a Qing Ming parade on Thursday. The parade features the culture of the Northern Song Dynasty from more than 1,000 years ago.
Having toured over 20 countries in the past ten years, "Sensible China" has made it possible for people in other countries to experience Chinese culture. The most recent stop is Myanmar.
Luoyang, a city in central China’s Henan Province, is famous for its peonies which are now in full bloom, tens of thousands of butterflies have travelled there all the way from Yunnan province to China’s National Flower Garden.
Henan is the birthplace of Huangdi, also known as the Yellow Emperor. On Wednesday, a ritual was held to honor his birthday, which falls on the third day of March according to the lunar calendar.
2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Sino-French diplomatic ties. Cultural exchange has played a key role in maintaining and enhancing the two countries relationship. French Ambassador Madame Sylvie Bermann talks about the outlook of our cultural cooperation.
The 2014 Paris Book Fair kicked off on Friday. This year Shanghai is a guest city at the event and therefore hundreds of Chinese texts, from traditional literature to modern novels are on display.
Jinci is the most famous temple complex in north China's Shanxi Province. And the thousand-year-old Jin Springs were the main tourist attraction there. They used to be comparable with the famous Baotu Spring in Jinan city.
Shanghai annual Cherry Blossom Festival opens at Gucun Park this Thursday.
Shanghai’s Disneyland, the first Disney park on the Chinese mainland, will feature scenes and characters from the blockbuster "Pirates of the movies.
Vera Fan, a designer from Taiwan, tells us the answer with a porcelain show featuring scenes depicted in Chinese masterpiece "A Dream of Red Mansions".
As azaleas burst into bloom throughout southwest China’s Guizhou Province, the Yi ethnic minority have been performing an ancient ceremony to worship a flower goddess.
Students across the country are making the last sprint towards their college entrance exams in June, and a growing number are preparing for overseas study.
The stage drama "Romeo and Juliet" is being shown at the National Theatre of China in Beijing. It’s dedicated to the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare, and has been well received at the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
The spring auction season in Hong Kong is fast approaching, and among all the precious items up for grabs, a five-century-old wine cup painted with chickens is one of the most prized pieces.
A documentary tracing the history of the Diaoyu Islands has been released at a Theater in Los Angeles in the United States.
At the ongoing national conference, delegates are discussing the positive effects that culture can have on a nation’s people. And moral values are a hot topic on the agenda.
A large number of treasures from Beijing's Forbidden City are set to be displayed in Canada for the very first time. The Royal Ontario Museum will soon unveil an exhibition titled "The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors."
Sholar Feng Jicai is a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference who has put forward over a hundred proposals to government. However, in the last decade, his ideas have remained on a single issue: calling for the protection of ancient villages all across China.
The Memorandum of Understanding Between China and US concerning import restriction of Chinese cultural relics has been proved by both sides to remain effective for another half a decade.
As the world’s largest jewellery event this spring, the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, is set to open. The event debuts an elite section reserved for exclusive, high-end masterpieces on Wednesday.
My colleague Zhong Shi joins me now in the studio with more insights on how China’s cultural industry is flaring at the moment.
On Sunday, the world renowned London Symphony Orchestra was joined by famous Chinese pianist Wang Yujia, to perform some of the most technically challenging pieces in the classical repertoire at Beijing’s National Center for the Performing Arts.
The most important family celebration of the Tibetan Lunar New Year actually happens two days before new year’s day, when Tibetans gather for a feast to mark the "ghost-exorcising" festival.
To celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, renowned drama director Tian Qinxin will present her adaptation of the classic love story "Romeo and Juliet" at the Hong Kong Arts Festival on March 1st.
The Academy of National Theatre Arts is set to release fresh renditions of two timeless Peking Opera pieces from the Cheng school.
Plans have been unveiled for the China Pavilion at the 2015 World Expo in Milan.
The terracotta warriors site in Xi’an has long been a hot tourist destination, and a continued base for archaeological studies.
The enrolment season for art and performing arts colleges in China started about 10 days ago. Aspiring candidates from around the country are taking their second round of auditions.
A fascinating traditional Chinese Opera has audiences enthralled. "Luyou and Tangwan" is a Yueju opera popular in East China.
Up first today, you may be surprised to hear that languages all over the world are dying out at an average rate of 24 a year, an astonishing figure.
The Chinese film "Black Coal, Thin Ice" has won the Golden Bear for best picture at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.
Friday marks the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month. Lantern Festival is a time for people to get together to watch lantern shows.
In the city of Nanjing, local artists there have come up with different kinds of lanterns l. It’s no surprise that this year horse-themed lanterns are popular.
The Yueshan Temple in Henan Province is now covered in snow and ice which has seemed to make the temple even more mysterious.
Everyone in China loves receiving hongbao, those red envelopes with money inside that are often given to youngsters by their elders during festivals. And while most people are excited by the prospect of a cash gift, some are fascinated with the packet itself. One such person is in Guangdong Province.
What the world considers a uniquely Chinese discipline - Kung Fu. Shaolin Temple is a veritable mecca for Kung Fu lovers. Made famous around the world in countless martial arts movies, each year it attracts many martial arts enthusiasts keen on studying the discipline.
The ancient university town of Oxford is beginning the Year of the Horse with plans for an exhibition of what's considered to be the West's finest private collection of Chinese art.
A group of unlikely musicians from a remote village in Shaanxi province were only a stone's throw away from performing at CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala.
People across China are continuing the new year celebrations, and what better way to celebrate than to visit temple fairs or go to scenic spots?
The Year of the Horse arrived on January the 31st, but London held its big celebrations on Sunday. Zhang Lan reports on the festivities.
Dragon dances on the streets of Chinatown along with other celebrations, have become annual events in Havana to mark the Chinese Lunar New Year. Cuba once had the largest Chinese population in the Americas outside of San Francisco, California.