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'Kungfu' panda 'walks' tightrope in Chengdu           5 Photos

'Kungfu' panda 'walks' tightrope in Chengdu

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Kong Zhong: The biggest role of rituals is to ensure harmony

Kong Zhong, vice-chairman of World Confucius Descendants Association (Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn)Q: Whats a particular charm of Confucius and Confucianism in your mind?A: In my opinion, the lasting charm of Confucius mainly comes from his pursuit of the inherent goodness of human nature (summarized as "benevolence", one of the three universally recognized moral qualities of men in his eyes), as well as his search for knowledge, morality, and truth (summarized as "wisdom"), along with his extraordinary effort for building a world for the common good and an ideal society of Great Harmony (summarized as "courage"). Confucius practiced and realized "the unity of inner knowledge and action", "being a sage inside while kingly outside" throughout his lifetime, opening a new era for the Chinese civilization, and even humanity as a whole. Thus, his name was forever remembered by the Chinese and his thoughts are widely praised by people at home and abroad.Confucianism is an ideological, cultural, and academic system established by Confucius that is based on summarizing and inheriting the cultural traditions of previous generations. The Chinese culture has been born with remarkable features of being highly natural, humanistic, systematic, dialectical, and developmental, and these characteristics are also what Confucianism possesses. It can be said that Confucianism is essentially "knowledge about human learning" that starts from human beings and returns to human beings. Where there is a human being, there is Confucianism and its followers. The Chinese culture, with Confucianism as the main body, in line with the human will, human feelings, and human nature, and is constantly upgraded for transcendence, enables the continuous and long-lasting development of the Chinese nation and Chinese civilization.Q: What is your favorite line from The Analects and how do you interpret it?A: I really like the phrase ...

Female martyr's inspirational story told in musical

A scene from Chinese musical Jiang Jie, which is based on the story of the female martyr Jiang Zhuyun, and premiered in Beijing on Friday. (Photo provided to China Daily)The story of Jiang Jie is well known in China. The female martyr, whose real name was Jiang Zhuyun, was born in 1920 in Southwest Chinas Sichuan province and joined the Communist Party of China when she was 19. She was arrested in 1948 and detained in a Chongqing prison. A year later, she was killed. She was 29.Chinese people of various generations know her stories from the classic novel Hong Yan (Red Crag), which, written by Luo Guangbin and Yang Yiyan, portrays a group of underground Communists and their heroic battle on the eve of 1949, when the Peoples Republic of China was founded. In 1964, Jiangs story was adapted into a Chinese opera, titled Jiang Jie, which was a huge success and toured nationwide.For the first time, Jiangs story has been turned into a musical. Premiered at the new theater of the China National Opera House in Beijing on Friday, the musical, also titled Jiang Jie, won warm feedback from the audience. As the first musical produced by the Beijing Film Academy, Jiang Jie was staged at the venue from Friday to Sunday.The musical follows the days that Jiang spent in a prison in Chongqing before she died."From the stage set to the songs, everything gave birth to a new Jiang Jie, which is very exciting," says singer Wang Li, who plays the role of Jiang in the musical.The classically trained singer won a top national musical award in 2007, which allowed her to play the role of Jiang Jie in the classic opera version. Since then, she has played the role more than 100 times.Now, she is teaching at the musical department of the Beijing Film Academy. She worked with students and teachers of the musical department to create the musical, which, as Wang says, will introduce the story of Jiang to a wider audience, especially young people."We kee...

Shanghai malls seek a sustainable approach with plastic recycling

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20 ancient tree parks will be built next year in China's capital

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Shanghai Disney celebrates James Cameron's

Shanghai Disney is holding events to celebrate James Cameron's film Avatar. [Photo provided to China Daily] Disney China held a grand celebration for James Cameron's 2009 blockbuster film Avatar on September 22, when the 4K CINITY version of the top-grossing movie of all time was screened at Th

Shanghai Disney celebrates James Cameron's Avatar

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Harvest festival promotes new seeds, agricultural technologies

Fishermen haul a giant net at Qiandao Lake in Chun'an, Zhejiang province, on Thursday, to celebrate the Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival. Some 40 metric tons of carp were netted. WANG JIANCAI/FOR CHINA DAILY The fifth Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival, designated on the day of the Autumnal Equin

Xinhua Bookstore unveils first pet-themed bookstore in Beijing             5 Photos

Xinhua Bookstore unveils first pet-themed bookstore in Beijing

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Beijing October Literature Festival opens

Beijing October Literature Festival opened in Beijing on Sept 22, 2022. [Photo provided to China Daily] Under the theme "new era of literature, new epic of the people", the seventh Beijing October Literature Festival kicked off in Beijing on Thursday. With literature as the core, the festival thi

Activity held to help people better understand traditional farming culture

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Huge flower basket lighted up for upcoming National Day           3 Photos

Huge flower basket lighted up for upcoming National Day

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Denice Lam, 27, crowned Miss Hong Kong 2022  3 Photos

Denice Lam, 27, crowned Miss Hong Kong 2022

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Libraries in New Zealand city receive donated children's books on Chinese Immersion Day

Local residents participate in the Chinese Immersion Day activities in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, Sept. 25, 2022. (Photo by Walter/Xinhua)The Chinese Immersion Day was held in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Sunday, with the local libraries receiving donations of popular Chinese b

90% of guests 'satisfied' with Universal Beijing Resort

Universal Beijing Resort celebrated its first anniversary since its Grand Opening on Sept. 20, while 90% of surveyed guests said they were satisfied with the resort during the past year.Photo taken on Sept. 20, 2022 shows the first-anniversary celebration at the Universal Beijing Resort in Beijing,

90% of guests 'satisfied' with Universal Beijing Resort

Universal Beijing Resort celebrated its first anniversary since its Grand Opening on Sept. 20, while 90% of surveyed guests said they were satisfied with the resort during the past year.Photo taken on Sept. 20, 2022 shows the first-anniversary celebration at the Universal Beijing Resort in Beijing,

'Doctors' restore ancient books in Gansu 6 Photos

'Doctors' restore ancient books in Gansu

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Cultural relics from Yuan Dynasty shipwreck on display in Fujian              6 Photos

Cultural relics from Yuan Dynasty shipwreck on display in Fujian

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Webb telescope captures Neptune's ring            2 Photos

Webb telescope captures Neptune's ring

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Brad Pitt, Nick Cave make surprise art debut in Finland

In this photo provided by Sara Hilden Art Museum, British artist Thomas Houseago, centre, poses with US actor Brad Pitt, centre right and Australian musician Nick Cave, prior to the opening of their joint exhibition, in Tampere, Finland, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. (Photo: AP)Hollywoods Brad Pitt and Australian musician Nick Cave have debuted as artists in an exhibition in Finland that displays sculptures and ceramics created by the movie star and the singer-songwriter.The Sara Hilden Art Museum, located in the southern Finnish city of Tampere, was initially scheduled to exhibit solely the wide variety of works by British artist Thomas Houseago — known for his sculptures — but he reportedly persuaded the museum include works by his friends Pitt and Cave.“Cave and Pitt are already renowned in their respective fields of music and cinema, but this is the first time ever they have exhibited their artwork — pieces which were created during the course of an ongoing dialogue with Houseago,” the Finnish museum said.Pitt and Cave traveled to Tampere, an university city known for its vibrant culture and music scene, for a pre-opening event on Saturday. Finnish media reported that both men acknowledged being excited and nervous about presenting their art in public for the first time.Among the nine works on show by the 58-year-old Pitt is a house-shaped structure molded in clear silicon and shot with bullets and a plaster panel depicting a shooting scene.Pitt reportedly began making ceramic art following his divorce from Angelina Jolie in 2017.“To me it’s all about self-reflection,” Pitt told the Finnish public broadcaster YLE. “It’s about, you know, where have I gone wrong in my relationships? Where have I missed up?”“It was borne out of ownership really what I call a radical inventory of self, getting really gruelly honest with me and ... taking account those I may have hurt and moments Ive just gotten wrong,” the American Oscar-winning actor and film producer told YL...

National Day gets underway with huge flower baske              6 Photos

National Day gets underway with huge flower baske

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Buddhist temple in Beijing reopens after five-year renovation

Wanshou Temple (the Temple of Longevity) has reopened after a five-year renovation. [Photo/VCG]A Buddhist temple built and expanded during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911) in western Beijing has reopened after a five-year renovation.Wanshou Temple (the Temple of Longevity), available for visi

Construction work uncovers buried treasures in Henan's provincial capital

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Chinese artist's 'Dream Butterfly' debuts at US Burning Man festival

He Miao and her work Dream Butterfly.  [Photo provided to China.org.cn]A sculpture that was created by Chinese artist He Miao, Dream Butterfly, debuted at the Burning Man 2022 Art Festival in Black Rock City, Nevada, the US. He uses bamboo, a traditional material, to depict the ancient Chinese philo

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