The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Heat, (Chinese: 小暑), the 11th solar term of the year, begins on July 7 this year and ends on July 22.
The 2015 Visiting Program for Young Sinologists kicked off with an official opening ceremony at Traders Hotel Beijing on Monday.
China urged Japan to face up to its history and take measures to uphold dignity of forced labor victims after UNESCO's World Heritage Committee decided to inscribe Japan's controversial "Meiji Industrial Revolution Sites" into the World Heritage List.
An opera recalling Yongle's illustrious feats comes to Beijing with a star-studded cast and crews.