Archive for the ‘Modern China’ Category

Shenyang – birthplace of the Qing Dynasty

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Shenyang is most famous for being the birthplace of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the last dynasty of China. The city now boasts a comprehensive industrial system – hailed by many as the “Ruhr of the East” – and the capital of Liaoning province has developed into a modern and prosperous metropolis. The China Daily article Fit for royalty profiles some of Shenyang’s most attractive places – Shenyang Imperial Palace, Zhongjie Street, Nanguan Catholic Church, Qipan Mountain and North Imperial Tomb.

China commemorates centenary of 1911 Revolution

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution, which began with the Wuchang Uprising on 10 October 1911. The great revolution led by Dr. Sun Yat-sen led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and brought an end to the imperial rule in China. Learn more in the CNTV Special Feature 100th Anniversary of 1911 Revolution.

Celebrating China’s National Day

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

On 1 October each year China celebrates it’s National Day, this year marking the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Find out more in the CNTV Special Feature Happy National Day Holiday.

Mid-Autumn Festival celebrated across China

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

The Mid-Autumn Festival, celebrated on 12 September this year, is a traditional Chinese holiday for family reunions. And it wouldn’t be a proper Mid-Autumn Day without moon cakes – this baked treat with its various fillings is an indispensable part of the holiday. Find out more in the CNTV News stories Mid-Autumn Festival celebrated across China and Explore China to find various Mid-Autumn traditions.

First RV park opens in Beijing

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Recreational Vehicles have long been popular in western countries, but they’re rarely seen in China. This is set to change with the opening of the China’s first world-standard RV park in Beijing. RV companies from Europe and America, as well as pioneer RV companies in China have gathered to introduce this new kind of vacation to China. Find out more in the CNTV story 1st RV park opens in Beijing.