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Culture Insider: 9 things you may not know about Start of Spring

[2016-02-04 10:25]

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Spring, the first solar term of the year, begins this year on Feb 4 and ends on Feb 18.

Talented artist makes tiny pencil lead sculptures

[2016-02-03 11:20]

A Chinese artist has recently caused quick a stir online by his startlingly delicate artworks created on pencil leads.

Ten most heartwarming stories about Spring Festival Rush

[2016-02-03 17:11]

A total of 196 female conductors from Chengdu railway section of Sichuan province have been dubbed "railway mothers" after they volunteered to pay special attention to children travelling with their parents or grandparents during the Spring Festival, reported.

China's 'Moon Walker' sends back stunning HD photos

[2016-02-02 11:34]

China's 'Moon Walker' sends back stunning photos

Starbucks, office rents and CEOs form alternative outlook on China

[2016-02-02 14:31]

From the number of Starbucks stores to office rentals, a set of little-known "indexes" point to foreign business confidence in China's economy.

China's most beautiful wetlands

[2016-02-02 15:26]

Wetlands are vital to human life, as they host a huge variety of life, protect coastlines and provide natural sponges against river flooding and store carbon dioxide to regulate climate change.

Premier Li takes Spring Festival greetings, and gifts, to old folk

[2016-02-01 21:35]

Premier Li Keqiang visited a nursing home in Yuanzhou District of Guyuan, Ningxia Hui autonomous region, on Feb 1 and spent Minor Spring Festival with senior citizens at the nursing home, bringing them gifts and good wishes.

How soldiers welcome Lunar New Year

[2016-02-07 11:34]

How soldiers welcome Lunar New Year

International friendship blossoms in peony painting

[2016-02-01 17:54]

Jiang Hongsheng claims he has "a secret that can make people fall for traditional Chinese art at the very first sight".

Culture Insider: Little New Year

[2016-02-01 10:21]

Little New Year (Chinese: Xiaonian), usually a week before the lunar New Year, falls on Feb 1 this year. It is also known as the Festival of the Kitchen God, the deity who oversees the moral character of each household.

Global celebrations mark Chinese New Year

[2016-02-01 10:54]

Performers in Chinese opera costumes take part in a Chinese New Year event in central Zagreb, Croatia, on Saturday.

Motorcycles ride home for Spring Festival reunion

[2016-02-01 10:34]

Around 40,000 motorbikes are expected to take migrant workers home for family reunions during this year's Chunyun, or Spring Festival travel rush, which started on Jan 24.

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