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A legacy of literacy: commemorating old Peh-oe-ji system

2017-07-28

Lin Shiyan, a 90-year-old resident who wrote a book about efforts to translate the local dialect, has played a part in Gulangyu Island's selection as China's newest entrant on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites.

Craftsman rediscovers long-lost art of jian ware porcelain making

2017-07-27

Lu Jinxi, a jian ware porcelain craftsman, works on a porcelain bowl in a workshop in Jianyang district of Nanping city, Southeast China's Fujian province, July 25, 2017.

Column-shaped thundershower in sunset

2017-07-26

Residents in the city of Liancheng, Fujian province, were able to capture amazing images on July 21, 2017, of the sky appearing to split open amid a highly-localized, late-day thundershower.

Over 200 swim across Lujiang Bay in celebration of Gulangyu island listed as UNESCO world heritage

2017-07-22

More than 200 swimmers crossed the one-kilometer LuJiang Bay in Xiamen on Saturday to celebrate Gulangyu island entering UNESCO world heritage list.

Where romance, creativity and honesty go hand-in-hand

2017-07-21

Shao Ye calls his establishment a store - but if it is, it is one of the strangest stores you will ever come across. For in this place, nobody buys or sells anything, the stock in trade being goodwill.

Heritage status brings many benefits

2017-07-21

Editor's note: Hoh Xil in Northwest China's Qinghai province and Gulangyu Island in East China's Fujian province were included in the UNESCO World Heritage list on July 8, which means China now has 52 world heritage sites, second only to Italy's 53. Two experts share their views with China Daily's Zhang Zhouxiang on the protection of such sites:

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