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Collector turns abandoned school into folk museum

[2015-04-07 07:56]

Lei Weiliang, from Jiangmen, Guangdong province has become an internet celebrity after turning an abandoned school into a folk museum and exhibiting his collection of antiques. The 56-year-old has traveled through Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi and Hunan provinces, collecting more than 30,000 items over the past 40 years.

Steeping the leaves

[2015-04-06 10:13]

The monks follow a long and rigorous process to make the tea, beginning with the blessing, cleansing, picking and drying of the leaves.

2015 Miss Kyrgyz beauty pageant concluded

[2015-04-06 07:00]

Contestants perform in the 2015 Miss Kyrgyz beauty pageant in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on April 5, 2015.

Intl Pillow Fight Day celebrated around world

[2015-04-06 07:30]

The 2015 International Pillow Fight Day event ran in cities around the world on Saturday.

The journey through blossoms

[2015-04-06 11:13]

A CRH high-speed train drives through the apricot flower sea in Beijing's Juyongguan Great Wall as the flowers blossom in the spring.

Former president Fidel Castro appears in public in Cuba

[2015-04-05 14:59]

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in more than a year, official media reported.

Now and then: Changing funeral trends

[2015-04-05 06:09]

Qingming Festival, which falls on April 5 this year, is a time to pay respects to ancestors and commemorate those who have died. In this edition of Now and Then, we look at changing trends in Chinese funerals.

Chinese honor war heroes on Tomb Sweeping Day

[2015-04-05 16:04]

The Chinese public honored the nation's revolutionary martyrs on Sunday, Tomb Sweeping Day.

Lunar eclipse turns the moon 'blood red'

[2015-04-05 06:50]

A total lunar eclipse is observed in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province, April 4, 2015.

2015 New York International Automobile Show kicks off

[2015-04-04 10:55]

A new breed of supercars that are said to have taken speed, power and automotive technology to new levels will be showcased at the 2015 New York International Automobile Show.

Ancient 'Xiangshi' kicks off in Wuzhen

[2015-04-04 11:30]

The ancient "Xiangshi", also called Incense Fair, dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD), kicked off in Wuzhen Friday. During this time each year, varieties of local dramas are staged and native vaudevilles are displayed.

Golden moments at jewelry show

[2015-04-03 11:13]

A shirt made with gold was the highlight of a jewelry show in Xi’an, Shannxi province on Thursday. Weighing 3 kilograms it was handmade by 30 craftsmen over a period of 3 months and is worth more than 1 million yuan ($160,000.

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