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Ancient city becomes extreme sport arena

2015-10-29

Eighteen parkour practitioners brought Pingyao a modern and energetic atmosphere, when the 2015 Red Bull Parkour Championship was held in the ancient town from Oct 24 to 25.

China restores 1,500-year-old Yungang Grottoes

2015-10-29

A restoration project has been completed on the Yungang Grottoes, a 1,500-year-old Buddhist site in north China's Shanxi Province, according to management authorities.

A tale of two trips

2015-10-27

We started off from Pingyao, a well-maintained city that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Everything was as I expected, with ancient architecture and modern photography exhibited on the walls of very old structures.

Agricultural expo opens in Taiyuan

2015-10-26

The fourth China (Shanxi) Special Agricultural Products Trade Expo opened in Taiyuan, Shanxi province on Oct 23. The five-day expo attracted 1,067 companies engaged in agricultural products or technology.

The Doorways of Pingyao

2015-10-26

There was much to see and many stories to tell. For me, the highlight of the tour was the day we spent in the old town of Pingyao, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and considered to be the best ancient walled-city in China. Many tourist guides list Pingyao as one of the best walled-cities in the world.

Reviving Shanxi

2015-10-26

Most people might have only heard of the city of Linfen in Shanxi province because of one particular buzzword — pollution. But if we care about the revival of one of the birthplaces of Chinese culture and civilization, there may be no better solution to this problem than to look through fresh eyes and discover what Shanxi has to offer as far as its growing tourism industry.

Annual photography festival provides international exposure to modern-day Pingyao

2015-10-26

Since the first Pingyao International Photography Festival was held in September 2001, the annual festival has become an important venue for photographers from home and abroad to present their works and communicate with each other.

Taosi ruins offer glimpses of early Chinese civilization

2015-10-26

Shanxi province nurtures an ancient civilization in the mid-section of the Yellow River, with picturesque natural scenery and cultural relics that showcase its important role in Chinese history.

History at close quarters

2015-10-26

Pingyao is not as commercial as other ancient cities. Here, you can immerse yourself in its history. Xu Lin and Sun Ruisheng report.

Shanxi encourages non-governmental investment to elderly care

2015-10-23

North China’s Shanxi province encourages non-governmental forces to take the lead in elderly care.services industry.

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