Forbidden City

Where to stay in Beijing

Beijing is huge. Its suburbs gnaw at the horizon with a hunger that is consuming the surrounding countryside at a ravenous rate. But its centre is …

International Olympic Committee

Imperial palace a melting pot of ethnic cultures

Mention the Imperial Palace and most people, Chinese and foreign alike, immediately think of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Mention smokestack …

News (China)

Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday.<p>Cropmarks - patterns of shading in crops and …

Archaeology

Chinese folk orchestra intoxicates Egyptians at int'l music festival in Cairo

A folk music concert, performed by the Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra of the Chinese Conservatory of Music, is held in Cairo's renowned Saladin …

Flute

Great Sea, Chicago’s 31-Year-Old Chinese Chicken Wing Institution, Is Moving

After 31 years,<b>Great Sea Chinese Restaurant</b>, a beloved Albany Park Chinese-Korean restaurant that specializes in chicken wings, is moving and getting a new name. There’s no drama here as co-owner Frank Wang — who took over the restaurant two years ago — said his current location is too small. He’s …

Potatoes

These 5 Spooky Stories from the Most Haunted Places in the World Will Seriously Give You Chills – Page 2

Forbidden City, China<p>Photo by chungking/Shutterstock<p>You may be familiar with America’s infamous ghost towns, but the beautiful, sprawling Forbidden …

Beijing

Five things to do around Boston, Aug. 13-19

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, Old School Game Night, India Day Festival, and more.

Boston

Environmentally-friendly exercise trend from Sweden comes to China

A plogger shows off a decorated plastic bag in front of the Forbidden City. Photo: Courtesy of Zhao Yashi<p>A plogger picks up trash in Germany. Photo: …

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Hotel Review: The Peninsula Beijing

The city’s original five-star property went all-suite in 2017, making its Goldfish Lane rooms the largest in town. The $160-million reno also added …

Lifestyle (Canada)

In the Forbidden City, being the emperor didn't equate to a life of limitless power or pleasure

Another common misconception is that the emperor routinely feasted on lavish meals. His diet was balanced, but surprisingly plain. Both the Ming and …

News (Hong Kong)

Empresses of China's last dynasty make U.S. debut - Xinhua

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- An exhibition to explore the role of empresses in China's last dynasty -- the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) will be on view …

Museums

China prepares winter smog curbs to improve toxic air

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is considering measures to curb pollution in its smog prone Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and nearby areas during the upcoming winter season as the government ramps up its push to improve air quality, a draft plan showed on Thursday.<p>That would be the second year Beijing has …

China

Palatial groundings

Beijing's Palace Museum's summer-intern program is proving a draw for students from southern China, who have an interest in cultural …

Hong Kong

Actress, nightclub impresario Mai Tai Sing displayed refinement

ADVERTISING<p>Mai Tai Sing, a mainstay of Waikiki night life who started her career at the famed Forbidden City nightclub in San Francisco before …

San Francisco

China: One foot in the past and both eyes on the future

<i>The Jakarta Post’s Liza Yosephine recently visited Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzen and Guangzhou following an invitation from the Chinese Embassy in</i> …

China

How an army of eunuchs ran The Forbidden City

Eighteen lama priests, all eunuchs, attended to the spiritual welfare of the ladies of the palace. They drew a double allowance as salary. When a …

Ancient History

Palace Museum receives over 100 million visitors since 2012

The Palace Museum in Beijing, or the Forbidden City, has received more than 100 million visitors since Jan. 2012, the museum said.<p>The Palace Museum …

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Palace Museum receives over 100 million visitors since 2012 - Xinhua

BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- The Palace Museum in Beijing, or the Forbidden City, has received more than 100 million visitors since Jan. 2012, the …

News (China)

At Museums, a Vanished Chinese Realm of Female Power

One of them, a clever strategist, advised two generations of imperial rulers. Another became an enduring symbol of filial devotion, her milestone birthdays celebrated throughout the empire. The most audacious emerged as the nation’s de facto ruler, maintaining power for close to a half …

Ancient History

Camellia sinensis is indigenous to India | Financial Times

I very much enjoyed Tom Hancock’s report from Wuyishan, China (“ Special brew — wealthy Chinese push up the price of luxury tea leaves”, July 14) and …

Tea

Ronaldo surprises visitors at China's Forbidden City

Beijing, July 19 (IANS) New Juventus signing Cristiano Ronaldo surprised visitors at the Forbidden City here on Thursday.<p>The Portuguese star is in …

China

Wind farm workers back on home soil after training program

“Beijing was very similar to Australian cities only the roads seem easier to use and the signs are in Chinese!"

Wind Farm

Summer opens the door for music in Beijing

Beijing Symphony Orchestra gave a recital under the baton of conductor Tan Lihua, with a repertoire including Tales from the Vienna Woods, a waltz by …

News (China)

Mai Tai Sing, pioneering Chinese American entertainer, dies at 94

In the 1940s and ’50s, Asian Americans were rarely seen in Hollywood movies and on TV — and when they were, it was often in stereotypical roles involving fractured English and Orientalist fantasies of the exotic East.<p>Over the course of a long career as a dancer, actress and nightclub impresario in …

Los Angeles

Mai Tai Sing Dies: Chinese American Actress & Forbidden City Performer Was 94

Chinese American actress Mai Tai Sing died on July 11. Sing appeared in numerous films and TV series and was a performer at San Francisco’s legendary …

Entertainment Industry

Rare mirror scene of Forbidden City after heavy rain

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Life inside the Forbidden City: how women were selected for service

The three favourites would receive the highest ranking for imperial concubines<p>Only a few of those who made it through this rigorous process would be …

Beijing

Beautiful scenery of Forbidden City after heavy rain

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Life inside the Forbidden City

Most women in the Forbidden City were employed as maids and servants, but there was also a select group of concubines whose task was to bear children …

China

Things to do in Beijing …

When it comes to mega-cities, no city is grander than Beijing. China’s capital is one of the world’s most populous and harmoniously blends age old …

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