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2022 China Tourism Day: 24-Hour LIVE

May 18, 2022 - Wednesday

May 19 marks the 12th China Tourism Day. China Cultural Centre in Malta, in collaboration with Chinaculture.org, will hold a 24-hour livestream event, taking worldwide audiences on a virtual journey throughout the country.

Under the theme of Experience Chinese culture, Enjoy a beautiful journey, the 24-hour LIVE event will cover a wide range of topics such as tours and guides, Chinese culture and performing arts, Chinese cuisine, expats’ travelogues in China, panda hotspots as well as how tourism has changed people’s lives in rural places.

The event is supported by the Bureau of International Exchange and Cooperation of the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

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Take an online tour of the “Panda Kingdom” in Sichuan

Wolong National Nature Reserve, known as the “Panda Kingdom”, is located in the high mountains of Southwest China’s Sichuan province. It’s a national comprehensive nature reserve that mainly protects rare wildlife and the alpine forest.

Wolong nature reserve has served as a protection area for pandas since 1963, the earliest of its kind in China. It was inscribed to the UNESCO World Natural Heritage list in 2006. Let’s check out this unique habitat!

Watch LIVE: 9:00 am, May 19 (GMT+8)

Video provided by the culture and tourism bureau of Sichuan

[Photo/Chinaculture.org]

LIVE: A day with pandas

Pandas, the furry and chubby animals can always capture our hearts. Do you want to spend a few hours with them? Join our live streaming to see how giant pandas at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) in Sichuan province spend their days!

Watch LIVE: 9:30 am, May 19 (GMT+8)

Livestream supported by the culture and tourism bureau of Sichuan

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Discover a China “Beyond Your Imagination”

With more than 5,000 years of history, 9.6 million square kilometers of territory and abundant resources, China has an incredible amount to offer. You can find amazing natural landscapes and diverse lifestyles, as well as mouthwatering cuisine. Discover the real China here.

Watch LIVE: 1 pm, May 19 (GMT+8)

Video provided by Bureau of International Exchange and Cooperation, Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism

[Photo/Chinaculture.org]

Taste authentic Chinese cuisine along the Grand Canal

Connecting Beijing in the north to Zhejiang province in the south, the Grand Canal has been running for more than 2,000 years. As a UNESCO world heritage site, it not only contributes to economic development but has also brought a bumper harvest of crops in areas along the canal.

In the short video series “Grand Canal Taking You Home”, Italian chef Nino, who has been living in China for many years, assists Chen, editor of food magazine Gourmet, in writing a feature story on “The Taste of Home”. They visit Chen’s family along the canal to experience different Chinese flavors.

Watch LIVE: 2 pm, May 19 (GMT+8)

Video provided by Bureau of International Exchange and Cooperation, Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Let’s Go to China!

“Let’s Go to China” is a short video series of Kevin Cook’s cultural journey in China.

Originating from his curiosity about Chinese porcelain collected in his home, Kevin Cook, an American, visited Jingdezhen, Xi’an, Chengdu, Dunhuang, Shanghai, Beijing and other places in China.

From porcelain craftsmanship to paper-making, from Chinese calligraphy to traditional Chinese medicine and ancient murals…What did Kevin discover and experience along the way? Let’s follow his steps and embark on a journey to discover Chinese culture.

Watch LIVE: 4 pm, May 19 (GMT+8)

Video produced by China Daily Website

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Nanjing brocade fashion show

As an age-old silk handicraft, Nanjing Yunjin brocade represents the highest achievement in silk weaving in China. The technique was once used to produce royal garments such as the dragon robe and crown costume. Today, it is still used to make high-end attire and keepsakes. In 2009, Nanjing Yunjin brocade was listed on UNESCO’s representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity

Inheritors and designers in Nanjing never stop innovating their brocade techniques while passing down the art. They fuse tradition with fashion, aiming to explore modern expressions of the classic techniques.

Let’s enjoy a feast for the eyes in this Yunjin fashion show to see how the ancient art adds glamour to fashion.

Watch LIVE: 6 pm, May 19 (GMT+8)

Video provided by the culture and tourism bureau of Jiangsu

[Photo/Chinaculture.org]

Sichuan puppet show: Silk Road and Camel Bells

Giant puppetry in northern Sichuan province has a long history – more than 300 years – of using flexible shapes and vivid figures, resembling real people. The puppets can perform lively and meticulous movements. They can get dressed or undressed and even use swords or play musical instruments. The giant puppet show in Sichuan was listed as a national-level intangible cultural heritage in 2006.

The puppet show titled “Silk Road and Camel Bells” tells a story about pursuing dreams while on the ancient Silk Road. The general, Tang Hao, guarding the ancient Guo state, hopes to bring the silk from his hometown to the world; Alice, a Romanian princess, dreams to explore the mysterious Orient; while the white crane desires to take a look at the vast ocean. They unite together and strive to make their dreams a reality.

Watch LIVE: 6:30 pm, May 19 (GMT+8)

Video provided by the culture and tourism bureau of Sichuan

[Photo/Chinaculture.org]

Best season to travel in China

With a vast land, a long history and abundant resources, China offers much to see and explore. You can find beautiful scenery throughout the country all year round.

From the Forbidden City in Beijing to the City Wall in Xi’an, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, from the mausoleum of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) emperor Zhu Yuanzhang in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu province, to the Shapotou scenic spot in Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region, and the beautiful Qinghai Lake in Northwest China’s Qinghai province…Where do you think is the best place to travel?

Follow the guides in this short video series “Foreign Language Tour Guide Talks About Seasons”!

Watch LIVE: 8 pm, May 19 (GMT+8)

Video provided by Travelchina.org.cn

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Winter Olympic Games revitalize Beijing

The Chinese capital city of Beijing boasts a long history and profound culture.

Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the two host cities of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, offers three new travel routes themed around the Winter Olympics, namely, exploring the double Olympic city of Beijing, a tour at the foot of the Great Wall, and a trip to the snow town of Zhangjiakou.

Beijing Shougang Industrial Park, the Big Air venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics that was once a steel mill, has become a landmark of Beijing’s recent urban revitalization.

Connecting the past and future, the double Olympic city of Beijing is waiting for you.

Watch LIVE: 10 pm, May 19 (GMT+8)

Video provided by the culture and tourism bureau of Beijing

[Photo/Chinaculture.org]

Family reunion dinner on Chinese New Year’s Eve

Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, is the most important festival for Chinese people. The dinner on Spring Festival Eve is especially crucial, as it reunites all family members. This video shows how Lin Yuanyuan of East China’s Nanjing, Jiangsu province, celebrates Spring Festival Eve with her family, which epitomizes typical Chinese traditions and customs for the biggest festival of the year.

Lin works away from home. On Spring Festival Eve, she traveled home to reunite with her family. Their festival activities start with shopping, cleaning and decorating the home, and making dumplings. They then enjoy the family reunion dinner while watching the annual Spring Festival gala together.

Watch LIVE: 12 am, May 20 (GMT+8)

Video provided by Bureau of International Exchange and Cooperation, Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism

[Photo/Chinaculture.org]

The charm of traditional Chinese instruments

How much do you know about Chinese music and traditional Chinese instruments? Musicians from Chinese National Opera and Dance Drama Theater perform classical tunes in this short video series, using their veteran skills in playing traditional instruments.

From the global gaming sensation of “Super Mario Bros” to the fantastical dreams of “Castle in the Sky”; from the “Big Fish” that wanders in the silent waves, to the love story of “Flying Birds” and the ancient colors of “Clear Reflections”…Get ready to be enthralled!

Watch LIVE: 3 am, May 20 (GMT+8)

Video provided by China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater

Travel through time with classical Chinese dances

Henan Satellite TV has been producing sensational cultural-themed TV programs over the past two years, creating internet hits such as the “Night Banquet in Tang Dynasty Palace”, a dance piece with performers dressed in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) costumes – taking inspiration from ancient glazed pottery figurines.

Under the theme of “Chinese Festivals”, these TV programs have won hearts online by fusing traditional cultural elements with modern tastes among the young.

Watch LIVE: 5 am, May 20 (GMT+8)

Video provided by Henan Satellite TV

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Tourism changes people’s lives in rural China

Poverty is one of the most talked-about issues worldwide. But the rapid development of tourism in recent years has provided a path to poverty alleviation for many poverty-stricken areas and impoverished people.

The short video series “Better Tourism, Better Life, Better World” record Chinese people’s experiences in poverty reduction. The trips go deep into China’s rural areas, from Hainan, Guangxi and Guizhou to Fujian, Jiangxi, Anhui and Hebei.

Watch LIVE: 8 am, May 20 (GMT+8)

Video provided by World Tourism Alliance

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