CIIC:Today's featured article/June 2017


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June 1
Happy International Children's Day

June 1 International Children's Day (Chinese: 六一国际儿童节) is a festival for the children of the whole world. The Women International Democratic Federation council meeting was held in Moscow in November 1949. In order to protect the children's right of survival, health and education, and to improve the living environment of children, the meeting decided to set annual June 1 as the International Children's Day. (More...)

June 2
Water Cube, the National Aquatics Center

The National Aquatics Center, a major venue for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, also called the Water Cube (水立方), was completed on the morning of January 28, 2009. (More...)

June 3

Kunqu (Kunshan opera) (昆曲) originated in the Kunshan area of Jiangsu around the end of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and the early Ming. (More...)

June 4
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine, also known as TCM, includes a range of traditional medical practices originating in China. Although well accepted in the mainstream of medical care throughout East Asia, it is considered an alternative medical system in much of the western world. (More...)

June 5
Tu ethnic group

Tu ethnic group

Population: 241,198

Major areas of distribution: Gansu and Qinghai

Language: Tu and Han

Religion: Lamaism

The Tu ethnic minority, known for their simplicity and industriousness, lives in the northwestern part of China – to the east of Qinghai Lake and south of Qilian Mountain Range and along the banks of the Huangshui and Datong rivers. It is concentrated mainly in the Huzhu Tu Autonomous County in Qinghai Province, and also in the counties of Minhe and Datong. Others are scattered in Ledu, Menyuan and the Tianzhu Tibetan Autonomous County in Gansu Province. (More...)

June 6

Open-air fitness dancing (Chinese: 广场舞; pinyin: guangchangwu), also known as Chinese fitness, is a form of spontaneous communal dancing, taking place in parks or public squares, to keep fit.

Composed of various dancing elements, the dancing features no uniform movements or standards. It is easy to learn and plays a role in people's health and fitness, attracting more participants and becoming an essential part of a trendy lifestyle. (More...)

June 7
National College Entrance Examination

The National College Entrance Examination, commonly known as Gaokao (高考), is an academic testing event held on June 7-8 in Chinese mainland and joined by millions of participants, a majority of whom are high-school students. The Gaokao is an important exam for those who have accomplished high-school education and are applying for universities, colleges and other higher educational institutions. (More...)

June 8
The terracotta warriors discovered in Xi'an.

The Terracotta Warriors (兵马俑) are a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC. (More...)

June 9
Beidaihe, a scenic spot located in Hebei.

Beidaihe (北戴河) is a scenic spot located 15 kilometers southwest of Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province. It faces Bohai to the south and has the Lianfeng Hills, with their forests of pine and cypress, as a back drop. The beach is two kilometers wide and extends for 10 kilometers from Daihekou in the west to Eagle Rock in the east. With its beautiful winding coastline and its pleasant, moderate climate, Beidaihe Beach is a popular spot for summer vacations. (More...)

June 10
Shanghai Cooperation Organization

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an intergovernmental international organization founded in Shanghai on June 15, 2001 by six countries – China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Its member states cover an area of over 30 million sq. km, or about three fifths of Eurasia, with a population of 1.455 billion, about a quarter of the world's total. Its working languages are Chinese and Russian. (More...)

June 11
Scenery of Tianchi, Jilin

Tianchi (Heavenly Pool, Chinese:天池) is the highest volcanic lake in China, and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. The lake is known for its sublime and mysterious natural beauty. (More...)

June 12
Master Fu Baoshi at work

Fu Baoshi (傅抱石) was a great master of landscape painting in modern times. Fu worked with Guan Shanyue to paint the enormous landscape picture that hangs in the Great Hall of the People, called Beautiful Landscape of the Motherland. (More...)

June 13
Tujia ethnic group
Population: 8,028,133

Major area of distribution: Hubei and Hunan

Language: Tujia

Religion: Polytheism

In the Wuling Range of western Hunan and Hubei provinces, at elevations from 400 to 1,500 meters, dwell more than 8 million people called the Tujias. They live mainly in the Xiangxi Tujia-Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Exi Tujia-Miao Autonomous Prefecture and some counties in southeastern Hunan and western Hubei. In these areas, the climate is mild but rainy, and the land is well-forested. (More...)

June 14
Ansai waist-drum performance

Ansai waist drum dance is a unique, large-scale folk dance with a history of more than 2,000 years. Like a hurricane sweeping across the yellow earth, the dance displays the unsophisticated and wild character of peasant life on the Loess Plateau, revealing its unique artistic charm. (More...)

June 15
Puppet Show

Chinese puppetry has a long history. It is noted for its many types of puppets and superb manipulative skill. It's a truly unique art combining opera, music, fine art and craftsmanship. It creates magic with a beam of light. (More...)

June 16
Mao Dun

Mao Dun (茅盾), a native of Tongxiang, Zhejiang Province, whose real name was Shen Dehong 沈德鸿, was a noted writer, art theoretician and translator. Born in 1896, he began his career as a writer in 1916. In 1920, he translated The Constitution of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union into Chinese, which then became a criterion of The Constitution of the Communist Party of China. (More...)

June 17
Wolong Nature Reserve

Covering 700,000 hectares in Wenchuan County, Wolong Nature Reserve has 101 mountains taller than 5,000 meters and is home to nearly 4,000 plants, including the rare Sichuan redwood and tinctoria money maple. There are more than 50 species of beasts and 300 species of birds. (More...)

June 18

Xiangsheng (相声) is one of the most popular and influential types of Chinese performing art. It can be said that nobody in China does not know or like it. It is humorous and highly satirical by nature. (More...)

June 19
Left-behind children in a rural area.

Left-behind children (留守儿童) refer to those children who are cared for by a single parent or grandparents, usually residing in rural areas with their parents seeking employment in the cities. (More...)

June 20
BRICS (金砖国家)

BRICS (金砖国家) is an international political organization of leading emerging economies. As of 2012, its five members include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The BRICS members are mainly developing or newly industrialized countries. They all exert significant influence on regional and global affairs. (More...)

June 21

Xiazhi (夏至) is one of the 24 Solar Terms. It reflects the changing of seasons and falls on June 21 this year. In the Northern Hemisphere, Xiazhi is the day with the longest daytime (roughly 14 hours in south China) and shortest nighttime, when the sun moves exactly over the Tropic of Cancer. (More...)

June 22

Wang Jianlin (王健林) is a Chinese billionaire and the chairman of Dalian Wanda Group, one of China's largest real estate developers.

Wang came atop the 2012 New Fortune 500 Rich List, with a personal wealth of 46 billion yuan (US$7.3 billion). (More...)

June 23
Dongting Lake
The Dongting Lake is the second biggest fresh water lake in China, which is usually praised as "the picturesque Dongting Lake with 400 kilometre span". (More...)


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June 29
A man shoots an arrow during the annual Nadam Fair of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 23, 2016.

Nadam means “entertainment” or “game” in the Mongolian language. It is a traditional sport of the Mongolian people in China. The five-day annual Nadam Sports Fair (那达慕大会) which begins on the fourth day of the sixth month on the lunar calendar is a grand gathering of the Mongolian people. (More...)

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