Pulling new punches


Jackie Chan realizes he isn't getting any younger and is searching for young talent to replace him as Chinese action film's new icon.

National Wushu Festival opens in Qingzhen


The 2012 China Wushu Exposition, the seventh National Wushu Festival and the first Guizhou Wushu Athletic Conference recently opened in Qingzhen, Guizhou province.

China to open first subway crossing Yangtze


China's first subway line to cross the Yangtze River, the country's longest waterway, is expected to start test run in Wuhan.

Six-episode documentary enters final shooting stage


A six-episode documentary, Dahuangshan, held a news conference in Beijing on Oct 11. The show is jointly produced by CCTV and Anhui Radio and TV Station. It is jointly held by CCTV Documentary Channel and Anhui Radio and TV Social Education Overseas Center. The show is now entering its final phase of production and is expected to air in the second half of next year on CCTV and Anhui TV.

Foundation laying for airport near C China Taoist resort


A foundation laying ceremony was held Saturday for an airport near Mount Wudang, a Taoist resort in Central China's Hubei province.

Shaolin Temple helps stricken youngster


The Shaolin Temple in Henan province, China's best known Buddhist temple, has offered free school education to a child whose father died under an overpass.

1980s theme restaurant


A post-80s theme restaurant in Wuhan, simulates a classroom with books, desks, blackboards, various toys and other typical school supplies.

Taihe ropeway receives '5S' safety rating


The China Ropeway Association recently gave the Wudang Mountains' Taihe ropeway a "5S" level passenger transport safety service quality ranking on Nov 11.

First 3D documentary begins shooting


China's first 3D documentary began a 15-day shoot in the Wudang Mountains on Nov 1. The documentary will explore the world cultural heritage of Wudang. It will be the first episode in a large-scale 3D serial documentary, World Heritages in China.

Wuhan launches probe into taxis


The government of Central China's Wuhan said on Tuesday it launched an investigation into irregularities involving the city's taxi fleet.

Wuhan to launch investigation into faulty taxis


The government of Central China's Wuhan promised to launch an investigation after a media report on Sunday said that more than 13,000 new taxis in the city have faulty brake systems.

Shooting of movie "The Lady from Tang" starts


Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien, actresses Shu Qi and Zuo Xiaoqing (from L to R) attend a ceremony marking the start of the shooting of the movie "The Lady from Tang" in the scenic area of Wudang Mountain, in central China's Hubei Province, Oct. 22, 2012. The movie is about the legends of a female assassin Nie Yinniang of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), played by actress Shu Qi.

Northern cities to get diverted water


Water will be supplied to drought-prone cities in North China in the third quarter of next year via the eastern route of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, authorities said.

The imperfect art of China bashing


I went to see the movie The Campaign recently and found that a good part of the movie made a villain out of Chinese businesses. I enjoyed the movie, it focused on making fun of people such as senators and lobbyists, who in their depravity made the evil Chinese businessmen look almost decent, but I don't know how many of my countrymen will enjoy it. Yet then on second thoughts that doesn't really matter, as the movie will not be released in the Chinese market anyway. The US movies targeting the Chinese market, such as Kungfu Panda, and 2012, all cast China in a positive light to please potential Chinese audiences.

Record number of hopefuls sit annual civil service exam


A record 1.12 million people took the annual national civil service exam on Sunday, a rebound after the number fell in 2010 and 2011.

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