Beijingers urged to push for world culture honor

The view from the top of the ancient Drum Tower shows part of the central axis that runs through Beijing. The municipal government is applying for world cultural heritage status for the important corridor. Zou…

Book review:Henry Kissinger on China

Henry Kissinger was not only the first official American emissary to Communist China, he persisted in his brokerage with more than 50 trips over four decades, spanning the careers of seven leaders on each side….

The song dynasty

  There are MORE THAN 300 types of Chinese operas but two POPULAR varieties are major standouts The Mandarin word for opera is xiqu, which in English means “theater of song”. but this translation does…

Food scandals expose lack of moral compass

“If social order is like an iceberg, then laws, policies and systems are only the part that sticks out of the water, and moral principles are the block below the water. When there is no…

Ministry issues list excluding new tech college

SHENZHEN, Guangdong – While many of China’s universities are advertising to attract attention from college candidates ahead of the annual college entrance examination in June, one university is noticeably absent from a list of colleges…

Ivy League lectures strike chord on mainland

Yale philosophy professor Shelly Kagan, who looks somewhat nerdy, has been affectionately called “Professor Desk” by his mainland fans ever since they saw him in a videotaped lecture sitting cross-legged on a lecture desk, talking…

Chinese proficiency contest warms up Turin

by Marzia De Giuli TURIN, Italy, April 29 (Xinhua) — A particularly heated round of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, was held in Turin…

Chinese tea set to celebrate UK royal wedding

A delicate tea set produced in China’s capital of porcelain, Jingdezhen, and embedded with rich culture traditions, is expected to arrive at Buckingham Palace for the royal wedding this week, media reports said. The gift…