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The 3rd Blessing Tourism Festival, at the Guangsheng Temple, in Hongtong county, Shanxi province, got off to a good start, on April 15.
The 4th Pingyao pear flower tourism festival will kick off in Xiangyuan Town, Pingyao, Shanxi province on April 12, and last until April 20.
A 100-meter-long paper-cut "Beautiful Shanxi" has been recognized by the CARRYING THE FLAG WORLD RECORDS organization as "the longest paper-cut of Shanxi's landscape in the world".
The 24th Hongdong Big Pagoda Tree Cultural Festival & Ancestor Worship Ceremony was held on April 5, at the Ancestor Worship Park, in Hongdong, Shanxi province.
The opening ceremony of the filming "Ups and Downs of Rishengchang" was held on March 24, in Pingyao county, Shanxi province.
The 24th Grand Scholar Tree Culture Festival will kick off on March 29, in Hongtong county, Shanxi province, and it will last for ten days.
A cultural relics protection training class, held by Shanxi's provincial cultural relics bureau and Italy's Senior Research Institute of Cultural Relics Protection and Renovation, was opened on March 17, in Taiyuan University of Technology, Shanxi province.
In her debut novel River of Dust, Virginia Pye seems to agree with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck on at least one point: The missionaries who came to China in the early 20th century to spread the gospel were not necessarily needed.
The Jin State Museum, the first large-scale ruins and relics museum in Shanxi province, is expected to open to the public with a total investment amounting to 198 million yuan ($32.23 million), to record the history of the Jin State in the Western Zhou Dynasty (c.11th century–771 BC).
To better manage the nation's fine art storage, the Ministry of Culture has started a census of collections at all State-owned art institutions nationwide. The census will stretch until the end of 2016.