Monday, 24th, 2017 | 4:49PM Updated

The narrow streets are filled with vendors selling breakfast snacks from small stalls.
Beijing's 'Hutong' Homes, Used To Be Grand a Century Back, Now Maze-Like, Cramped, Have Lost Appeal to Affluent Residents

Courtyard houses, or hutong, in Beijing are popular among the city poor because of the low rent compared to modern apartments. The streets run abuzz with vendors of all kinds. The historical houses and these people form a scene that is bound to remain in the future because the city government pushes for the preservation of these traditional Chinese houses.

People visit Zhongshuge bookshop in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang Province, April 21, 2017.
Innovative Bookshop Attracts Children in East China's Hangzhou

In Hangzhou, East China, a bookshop named Zhongshuge is attracting attention by incorporating the idea of an amusement park. Books are held by shelves designed as roller coasters, hot air balloons and a merry-go-round, among others. It's an instant hit among children and their parents.

Many Chinese are staying away from fast food and exploring global cuisine instead.
Niche Restaurants Spice Up Beijing Food Culture as More Chinese Turn Down Fast Food

There are more niche restaurants popping up in the busy Bejing city landscape, widening people’s knowledge of global cuisine.

Hillary Clinton is the wife of United States' 42nd president Bill Clinton while Barack Obama is the 44th U.S. president.
This is Hillary Clinton’s favorite meme, and it’s probably yours too

2017 has been very generous so far in terms of memes. So far, we already have Salt Bae, Cash Me Ousside and the Blinking Guy, to name a few. Former US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton already has a favorite, and it’s neither of these. Instead, she went for one that pokes fun at the GOP.

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The Luo Zhongli Art Museum, spanning about 23,000 kilometers, had its outside wall of tiles painted with real artworks.
Chongqing Does It Again: Art Museum's Advanced New Design Beckons Visitors

Luo Zhongli Art Museum is a high-grade art museum located at the University Town Campus at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.

Harbin, located hundreds of kilometers near the China-Russia border, is often called as the Ice City.
Rediscovering Harbin’s Polish Heritage

Back in the 19th and 20th century, the northeastern city of Harbin welcomed large numbers of Polish immigrants, according to an article by Xinhua News Agency. To remember this oft-forgotten heritage, an exhibition was recently held in the Central Library of the West Pomeranian Province in Szczecin, Poland.

The Tea Drunk harvests tea from mountains in China.
Chinese Tea Culture Flourishes in New York City

Despite originating in the eighth century, an ancient tea-drinking culture is making its way in the present day, in a sit-down cafe at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, a report from China Daily recounts.

Considered as one of China’s greatest treasures, the terracotta warriors would not have been discovered if not for two farmers who found terracotta pottery in a site outside Xi’an.
Terracotta Warriors Exhibit Will Open in Seattle for the First Time

Widely regarded as one of the world’s biggest and grandest archaeological finds, the terracotta warriors of Emperor Qin have found their way to the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, according to an article by SeattlePi.com.

A painting of Jack Ma was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong.
Painting of Jack Ma Sells for HK$4.3 Million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

A painting inspired by a picture of Jack Ma was sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong for HK$4.3 million.

Chinese business professionals project local cultural practices in their business transactions.
5 Culture Tips to Remember When Negotiating in China

China is one of the top economies in the world, and other countries have taken note. The U.S., in particular, has already forged investment partnerships with a wide range of Chinese companies across different sectors.

Confucius statue
Augmented Reality Resurrects Beijing’s Long-Gone City Gates

Beijing’s city gates, which have been demolished a long time ago, are now available for the viewing pleasure of many Chinese and tourists thanks to augmented reality, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

Ren Hang was a controversial artist in China who was famous for his brand of nude photography.
Ren Hang’s Death and Its Effects on Chinese Youth Culture

For years, young photographer Ren Hang played an important role in Chinese youth culture, inspiring other Chinese artists with his work. In an article by Observer, writers Josh Feola and Michael Pettis examine the effect Ren Hang’s death will have in China’s arts and culture scene.

China and New Zealand deepen cultural ties via different art exchange events.
Moonlight Gallery Brings Chinese Culture to New Zealand via Image and Imagination Exhibit

Moonlight Gallery has brought Chinese culture to New Zealand as it held an exhibition called Image and Imagination. The event was part of the Auckland Arts Festival.

Aside from earning a reputation as a culturally diverse city, Yiwu is also known as the source of a variety of products.
Yiwu’s Foreign Residents an Important Part of the City

The eastern city of Yiwu has made a name for itself in the national sphere as one of the China’s most multicultural cities. In Yiwu, visitors will find people of different cultures and ethnicities, thriving and coexisting peacefully, The Guardian reported.

Located in Derge in the Kham region, the printing lamasery dates back to the early 16th century and continues to attract throngs of pilgrims to its hallowed halls.
Buddhist Texts Kept Alive by Printing Lamasery

One of the most important Buddhist institutions in the world of Tibetan Buddhists, the Parkhang printing lamasery uses ancient ways to preserve the Tibetan language and various Buddhist texts, the New York Times reported.

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