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Jan 20 marked the starting point for the decade-long Spring Festival celebration event in the Ancient City of Pingyao, which started in 2000.
Datong, a city of antiquities, has begun preparations for its lantern shows over the city wall area with Chinese New Year fast approaching.
Shanxi contributed two discoveries to China's vital new archaeological finds in 2016, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences announced at an archaeology forum on Jan 10.
As Chinese Lunar New Year draws near, traditional cuisine is necessary to grace the table during family get-togethers in many places in China.
Ma Zuoji, professor of Shanxi University’s Literature School, poet, editor and scholar, known throughout China, passed away in Taiyuan, Shanxi province on Jan 7. He was 95 years old.
Wang Yuqi, once a coal salesman in Jincheng, pursued his dream – opening multi-functional and 24-hour bookstores, promoting reading among people in the city.
Five projects which Shanxi participated in were honored with the second prize of the 2016 China State Science and Technology Progress Awards in Beijing on Jan 9.
A charity event offering children in poor regions more opportunities to receive art education took place in Taiyuan on Jan 7.
Some 200 brick carvings were on display at Taiyuan Art Museum on Jan 6, providing visitors with a variety of different styles of carving.
Pingyao has recently been selected as a national-level demonstration county for rural vocational and adult education.