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Shanxi to boost protection of ancient villages

2014-02-18

Shanxi province aims to strengthen the preservation of its traditional and ancient villages by enforcing a protection list this year.

Datong Lantern Festival comes to an end

2014-02-18

The Datong Lantern Festival for 2014 had a successful conclusion, on Feb 16, as 54 lantern arrangements and 12 ice lanterns gradually went out, after a record number of tourists, 250,000, paid them a visit during the half-month festival.

Traditional clapper lyrics

2014-02-18

In Zuoquan county, near the city of Jinzhong, Shanxi province, there was a Li Youcai Clapper with Lyrics performing activity, on Feb 15, with many local grassroots artists taking part, and providing wonderful performances for everyone.

Yuncheng farmers'Shehuo performance in Spring Festival

2014-02-12

There were six Shehuo troupes altogether, consisting entirely of farmers from the Yanhu district of Yuncheng who came to the city’s Shun Imperial Tomb Square to provide gong and drum and yangko (rural folk dance) performances, on that day to help celebrate Spring Festival.

Time for traditional treats

2014-02-12

Lantern Festival is one of the many traditional Spring Festival customs that has to do with eating.

New Year's wood-cut exhibition to bring in Lantern Festival

2014-02-11

The exhibition opened on Feb 9, and will last for one week, as a way to show the province's cultural heritage – the Jiangzhou New Year’s wood-block print.

The top of top players celebrate Lantern Festival

2014-02-11

As the 2014 Lantern Festival approached, the Shanxi provincial literary federation and acrobat association, joined a Taiyuan association of many devotees of diabolo.

Datong rings in the New Year with a lantern gala

2014-02-08

The 2014 Datong Lantern Festival, in the old city of Datong, Shanxi province, got off to a rousing start, on Feb 1.

ICN finishes its bilingual promotion video of Pingyao

2014-02-07

There is a two-part English-Chinese video for promoting the old town of Pingyao, Shanxi province, being filmed by the International Chinese Network (ICN).

Pingyao: an ancient China through French eyes

2014-01-28

Well preserved government offices, banks, hotels and famous local food once attracted former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing, wishing to discover the "real" China.

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