We continue our series on China’s 55 ethnic minority groups. This month features the Mulam, Naxi, Nu, and Oroqen ethnic minorities.

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The Summer Palace received more than 2,000 cultural relics from the late Qing Dynasty on [Jan. 11], its first non-governmental donation. Beijing Royal Garden and Art Creative Industry said most of the pieces were from auctions, while a small number were from private collections.

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By Zhang Lingling
 
Three decades earlier most Chinese people would have regarded a romantic relationship with a foreigner as something beyond their imaginations, even actively seeking to avoid such a taboo scenario. However, as the opening-up and reforms nudged China into interacting with the outside world, society has begun to view this as a normal occurrence. Expats are no longer exotic and mysterious to ordinary Chinese people, and interracial couples have risen out of China’s increasingly internationalized society.

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By Zhang Lingling
 
Three decades earlier most Chinese people would have regarded a romantic relationship with a foreigner as something beyond their imaginations, even actively seeking to avoid such a taboo scenario. However, as the opening-up and reforms nudged China into interacting with the outside world, society has begun to view this as a normal occurrence. Expats are no longer exotic and mysterious to ordinary Chinese people, and interracial couples have risen out of China’s increasingly internationalized society.

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A rare, 400-year-old map that displays China at the center of the world will be on exhibit at the Library of Congress from Jan. 12 to April 10, before it heads to its intended home at the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota. The map is on loan from the James Ford Bell Trust.

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