A bas relief of Lan Caihe holding a tool for collecting plants in Tianhou Palace, Chiwan, Shenzhen.
Poetry contest brings literary spring
A poetry competition on TV during the Spring Festival holiday was watched by more people in China than many star-studded soap operas, festive galas and reality shows.
Lion dance performed to celebrate lantern festival
People perform lion dance to greet the upcoming Lantern Festival, which falls on Saturday this year
Temple fairs held across China to mark Spring Festival
Foreign actors perform at a temple fair during the week-long Spring Festival holiday in Linyi, east China's Shandong Province,
Dragon lantern dance performed to greet upcoming Lantern Festival
Villagers perform dragon lantern dance to greet the upcoming Lantern Festival in Jiangtian Village of Dexing City
Naming babies with 'Chinese characteristics'
Names matter, Chinese agree, and that is why parents go to great lengths to devise auspicious and fitting names for their children.
Hello, Year of the Rooster
The rooster is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.
Snapshots of Spring Festival travel rush
assengers on a train during the Chinese lunar New Year at Shenzhen West Railway Station on Feb. 3, 2015.
Shenzhen woos tourists for holidays
Chinese and expatriates display jiaozi, or dumplings, at an event at the Happy Valley theme park in Nanshan.
Zhou Youguang, the man who helped 'simplify' Chinese
Zhou Youguang helped invent pinyin, a writing system that turns Chinese characters into words using letters from the Roman alphabet.