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British diners refine appetites for Chinese cuisine
William Poon opened his first Poon's Restaurant in 1973 in an 8-square-meter space in Lisle Street, Central London. It had been occupied by an electrical supplies shop and was only big enough to accommodate four tables.
Japan's cultural envoys make strong bid to boost China ties
When Mansaku Nomura was just 3 years old, he made his stage debut playing a monkey. That was in Tokyo in 1931. And now, aged 87, he is still active.
Qixi Festival: More than Chinese Valentine's Day
The Qixi Festival - so-called Chinese Valentine's Day - was initially to highlight people's worship of nature and women's domestic skills.
Ancient Silk Road site preserves lakes, deserts, history and culture
Bortala, meaning "silver grassland" in Mongolian, is at the west part of Junggar Basin and shares a 372-kilometer border with Kazakhstan to the north.
Chinese artist pays tribute to legendary Hollywood actress
Fifty-four photos by Chinese artist Wang Xiao Hui, including her two portraits of legendary actress Audrey Hepburn, were on display in Shanghai.
Annual Tibet festival starts with thangka
Thousands of Tibetans and tourists celebrated an exhibition of giant thangka-religious images embroidered in silk-to mark the start of the annual shoton.
More and more Turks practice Tai Chi to ease stress of city life
Tai Chi has recently become an appealing activity, especially for those who feel stressed out living in big cities like Istanbul, in Turkey.
Documentary week shows interest in real-life stories
When the second Beijing Documentary Week kicked off at the China Millennium Monument, 97-year-old translator Xu Yuanchong arrived in a wheelchair.
Italian professor devotes 30 years to spreading Chinese tea culture
Professor Livio Zanini has devoted 30 years to spreading Chinese tea culture in Italy, starting a wave of enthusiasm for Chinese tea across the country.
Picture books feature 24 Chinese solar terms
A set of picture books featuring the scientific principles and customs related to the 24 Chinese solar terms has recently been published.
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