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HORIZONS

A wide-ranging weekly feature explores the best places diverse culture and fascinating customs in China. It is aired every Sunday.

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In Celebration of the Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year is once again upon us, as we say goodbye to the monkey and welcome the year of the rooster.
Masters in the Forbidden City
We step into the grand and mysterious Forbidden City to meet several of these cultural relics restorers and hear their story of working behind the crimson walls.
Peking Opera, a Cultural Ambassador to the West
Representing the finest combination of literature, music, dance, martial arts, fine arts and acrobatics, Peking opera is popular among not only Chinese people but also many foreigners. We find out how the traditional Chinese spectacle has captured the hearts of Australian audiences.
Breathing New Life into Old Crafts
China's southwestern Guizhou Province is home to a number of minority groups. More than a third of its 35 million residents are from ethnic minorities and they are known for their skills with batik, embroidery, silverwork, woodwork and paper cutting.
24 Solar Terms Inscribed Into UNESCO's Intangible Heritage List
The 24 solar terms, a system considered to be China's fifth great invention, has recently been added to the world's intangible cultural heritage list. Experts believe that inclusion on the list means there are more obligations to safeguard the ancient cultural tradition.
the Ideal Valley
We take a trip to Hangzhou and explore the "Ideal Valley", a charitable bookstore writer Mai Jia founded to provide a free reading and writing environment for young people.
Decoding Mai Jia
Hangzhou-based writer Mai Jia is one of China's best-known authors. His novels have won acclaim in both China and abroad, and many of his works have been adapted for the screen. We get up-close with this talented writer, and listen to his story of personal struggles, how he gets inspired and the coincidences that changed his life.
Wuzhen Hosts Third World Internet Conference
Wuzhen, a famous water town in Zhejiang province with more than 2,000 years of history, is now one of the most tech-savvy areas in China thanks to the World Internet Conference
It's Again the Singles Day Shopping Spree
It's that time of the year again. China's annual on-line shopping bonanza, the Singles Day Shopping Festival, which falls on today, November the 11th. Now in its eighth year, the event has broken sales records every single year.
Tian Yi Ge:  Giving Antique Books a Second Life
We stroll along the ancient library in Ningbo and meet a veteran book restorer there who's committed to giving some of the ancient and invaluable Chinese scripts and publications a second life.
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