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  • 'Lichun': the beginning of spring


    Even though many places in China are still shudder in chill this year, the country has waved goodbye to winter and ushered in spring on Sunday, according to the Chinese lunar calendar.

  • Folk custom festival held in Qingdao, E China's Shandong


    People visit a New Year goods market during a folk custom festival in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province.

  • An artist's lifelong devotion to Chinese New Year paintings


    JINAN - A cherubic child holding a big fish, a giant tree bearing golden coins as fruit, or delicate woodblock paintings are all often hung at homes during the Chinese Lunar New Year. For many Chinese, bright-colored woodblock paintings, which are hung at almost every door, windows and walls for festival decorations, are quite time-limited. As soon as the parties come to an end, these print works are at once thrown away.

  • Jining seeks greater cultural, ideological progress


    Jining, the hometown of Confucius and Mencius – two well-known ancient Chinese philosophers -- has been sparing no efforts to boost its cultural and ideological progress as well as build itself into a model city.

  • Artisan makes flower cakes for Chinese New Year


    Making flower cake, or huagao, is a New Year tradition in the western region of Shandong province.

  • "Spring roosters" bring good luck for new year in China's Shandong


    With the approaching of Lichun, colorful "spring roosters" are sold in southern Shandong's villages, which are expected to bring good luck for children in a new year.

  • Delicate 'Jiaodong bobo' on display in Yantai


    An exhibition featuring "Jiaodong flower bobo", or steamed buns popular on the Jiaodong peninsula in Shandong province, is being held at Yantai's Culture Center from Jan 26 to Feb 12 to greet the upcoming Spring Festival.