Friday, 24th, 2017 | 10:44PM Updated

As a country with a large economic output, China is poised to shine brighter on the world stage.
Book Compiling Xi's Quotes Expected to Sell High

The book's chief editor, Liu Zhihui, claimed professors from National Defense University's People's Liberation Army were the ones who edited the contents of the book to ensure authoritativeness and accuracy.

A display of Chinese take-out food and appropriate serving and eating items.
Chinese Cuisine Starting to Whet More American Appetites

Chinese food has long been in the United States for decades, but it is often relegated to takeout boxed and dumplings. Nowadays, however, Chinese cuisine in the US is put under a new light with an emphasis on taste, according to an article by China Daily.

Plate XV of John Thomson’s “Illustrations of China and Its People, Vol. 1” shows (top, counterclockwise) a lady from Canton, the lady’s maid, a bride and her groom.
Legendary Photographer’s Astonishing Images of 1870s China Up for Auction

Two volumes of 19th-century photographer John Thomson’s China travelogue are put up for sale by a New York-based auction house this month. They are expected to fetch as much as $20,000.

Porcelain making in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China.
Youngsters Flock to River Town to Revive Ancient Porcelain Arts

For several centuries, the town of Jingdezhen’s workshops were renowned to be the cradle of the best and most coveted china in the world. Today, these workshops are slowly being revived by young artisans in a bid to keep the ancient porcelain arts alive.

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China is now considered as one of the world's leading countries in terms of high-speed rail technology.
China’s Bullet Trains Make Homecomings Much Faster, Convenient, Comfortable

Thanks to the Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway, what used to be a 16-hour trip was shortened by half.

 Local artists perform lion dance during a Spring Festival market on January 22, 2017 in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province of China.
2017 Spring Festival Gala Rated 'Better' Than Last Year's: Viewers

With innovations introduced in this year's edition, many hailed the 2017 Spring Festival Gala as better than 2016's. The cultural spectacle is annually helmed by the China Central Television as part of the Chinese New Year celebration.

The Chinese New Year is commemorated around the globe through different cultural celebrations.
Helsinki Gets a Taste of China's Intangible Cultural Heritage for Chinese New Year

Locals in Helsinki, Finland, were able to get a taste of the intangible cultural heritage of China as part of the Chinese New Year celebration. The revelry was participated by approximately 50,000 spectators.

Huo’s family has been making woodprint New Year paintings for seven generations, and the clan shows no signs of stopping the practice.
Tianjin’s Woodprint New Year Paintings Remain Popular Goods

Traditional woodprint paintings made especially for the Chinese New Year remain a valued art form and a helpful source of income for the locals of Tianjin, a port city in the northern part of the country.

View of Port of Copenhagen, biggest cruise port in the Baltic and welcomes almost 850,000 cruise passengers and 240,000 crew members from more than 150 countries a year.
Denmark, China Ink Agreement to Boost Bilateral Tourism

We know that the Chinese spend lots of money when they travel. So this is something that will benefit the traditional Danish tourism industry, but also the retail industry, in the long run.

Upon entering China, foreign passport holders aged 14 to 70 are required to submit their fingerprints to authorized airport officials.
5 New Must-Try Travel Websites in China

If you’re planning your next trip, check out these new Chinese online travel companies.

People celebrate the Lunar New Year with a dragon dance in Nantong, Jiangsu Province.
5 Things to Love About China's Spring Festival

Other than family reunions, what makes Spring Festival so special that it attracts even foreigners around the world? Here are five things to love about Spring Festival:

Shoppers walk past Harrods department store.
Rich Chinese Consumers Prefer UK Brands for Gifts, Jewelries, Shopping, Cars

A survey has found that affluent Chinese preferred United Kingdom brands for gifts, jewelries, shopping and cars, including the country as a travel destination.

China is announced as the guest country for this year's Annecy 2017, which will feature remarkable examples of Chinese animation such as
Chinese Cartoons to Get International Treatment at Annecy 2017

Annecy 2017, this year’s installment of the world’s largest gathering of animation professionals and enthusiasts, is set to invite China as its guest country. Impressive gains in the Chinese animation industry are set to attract attention from audiences around the world.

People celebrate the Chinese New Year in reverence and prayer.
Chinese Expats Follow Chinese New Year Superstitions

The Chinese New Year is the year of the fire rooster and people around the world celebrate it by following superstitions to sweep away bad luck. In China, even expats join in.

Han Meilin, designer of the 2008 Beijing Olympics mascot
‘Fuwa’ Designer Showcases New Rooster Stamps for Chinese New Year

Perhaps many would remember the ubiquitous mascot “Fuwa” as the symbol of the well-received 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. But not many would recall the person behind it, Han Meilin, who has just unveiled his new series of rooster drawings in time for the Chinese New Year.

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