Foreign trade in Shanxi province between January and December this year hit 100.59 billion yuan ($14.57 billion), exceeding 100 billion yuan for the first time.
An ecotourism resort and a cultural experience center will be built in Pingyao, according to two agreements signed on Dec 9 in the county.
Pei Xingru, an 18-year-old Shanxi woman, won a wrestling world championship in Budapest held from Dec 10 to 11.
The North China leopard, an endangered species in China, has been under protection in Shanxi for years with the help of Chinese Felid Conservation Alliance.
A coal mine owner in Jinzhong, Shanxi province put hundreds of millions of RMB toward a 100,000-square-meter indoor garden, which is completely protected from the outside environment and full of fresh air.
Shanxi launches a series of charity activities for local children to keep them warm in winter.
Young trainees from Laos study dance at Shanxi Drama Vocational College in a Shanxi-Laos learning exchange program from Dec 1 to Jan 15.
Shanxi Department of Culture signed an agreement with Poly Culture Group on Dec 9 to advance cooperation on boosting local culture and tourism.
Pingyao Chinese New Year, one of the cultural events of Pingyao county, will take place from Jan 20 to Feb 12, 2017.
A crafts training course started on Dec 2 at Shanxi University in Taiyuan, attracting 120 craftspeople from across Shanxi province.