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Giant lantern kite illuminates Pingtan skies

2017-02-15

In a tradition stretching back at least 200 years, locals from Minzhu, a village located on the outskirts of Pingtan's Su'ao town, set off a giant kite into the night sky on Feb 12.

'Beating' a deity statue for good luck

2017-02-14

Beating a rock statue of Buddha to wish for a good new year and an abundant harvest, villagers in China's eastern Fujian province have a unique way of worshipping the deity.

Celebrating a Robin Hood-like folk hero

2017-02-13

Carrying the golden statue of a revered ancient general, villagers in eastern China dash wildly through waterlogged fields in a mud-spattered celebration of a local rebel adored for stealing from the rich to give to the poor.

Students given assignment for winter break: Go home

2017-02-10

In an effort to promote filial piety, a university in Fujian province has set aside 100,000 yuan ($14,560) to reward students who returned home for the winter break.

Fujian family's first Spring Festival out of poverty

2017-02-07

Zhang Zhongquan has passed most of his New Year holidays in a frugal manner.

Fuzhou promotes traditional wedding ceremonies

2017-02-07

It is the job of the xiniang to liven up the wedding proceedings and bring happiness to newlyweds.

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