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Ethnic tradition leaves people smiling, and wet


Hundreds of people participated in a water-splashing carnival in Dejiang county, Guizhou province, on Sunday in which residents paraded around with dragons made of grass and others soaked them and each other.


Couple in Guizhou revive Miao batik craft


The intricate technique known as batik, which uses hot wax to create designs, is the beginning of an inspirational entrepreneurial story of a post-90s couple in Danzhai county, Guizhou province, who are the focus of a recent Korean special, China Pictorial.


Heroic epic of the Miao people a success story


In the Miao-Bouyei autonomous county of Ziyun in Southwest China's Guizhou province, locals are in awe of Chen Xinghua and his connection to a heroic legendary figure.


Ancient Yi ethnic opera performed in Guizhou


Cuotaiji is an ancient drama preserved in Luoga village of Bandi town in Weining's Yi, Hui and Miao autonomous county, Guizhou province.

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Ethnic dance pays tribute to the dead and living


The Bell Dance, commonly known as "jumping feet", is a farewell to the deceased. The traditional folk dance was performed by Yi ethnic people during ceremonies of sacrifice, but nowadays it brings out more joyful feelings.


Ancient craftsmanship brings modern life to rural residents


Sometimes urbanity stirs a sense of nostalgia for old tradition and technique, which endue handicrafts with a chance to revive and thrive.


Patterns of success


Guizhou province, nestled among the hills in Southwest China, is the place with the second-largest outflow of workers in the country. In 2018, the number reached 9.28 million people, which equates to a quarter of its permanent residents.


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