Nowadays, many young people no longer choose “stable” jobs. Instead, they prefer to start their own businesses and realize their self-value thro ugh their own wisdom and efforts. Young entrepreneurship is the source of national economic vitality in the future. The success of entrepreneurs not only creates fortune, increases job opportunities, improves people’s l ife, but it is also good for the country in the long term. Entrepreneurs are a driving force in upgrading China’s economy. Especially for the time bei ng, our country is encouraging people to start their own businesses and make innovations and giving policy support for medium and small busine sses. This further arouses young people's enthusiasm to start their own businesses.
水墨画（ink and wash painting）是中国独具特色的传统艺术形式之一，是中国国画的代表。它大约始于唐代，兴盛于宋代和元代，距今已有一千多年的历史，其间经历了不断的发展、提高和完善。水墨画的创作工具和材料是具有浓厚中国特色的毛笔、宣纸和墨，其作品特点也与此紧密相关。例如，水和墨相互调和，使作品具有干湿浓淡的层次。水墨和宣纸的交融渗透也使画作善于表现丰富的意象，从而达到独特的审美效果。水墨画在中国绘画史上具有很高的地位，甚至被认为是衡量东方绘画艺术水平的标准。
Ink and wash painting, one of the unique traditional art forms of China, is representative of Chinese painting. It began around the time of the Tan g Dynasty, and then prospered in the Song and Yuan dynasties. With a hi story of over one thousand years, it has experienced constant developme nt, improvement and perfection. The tools and materials used to create i nk and wash painting, i.e. brushes, rice paper, and ink, are characteristic of Chinese culture and closely related to the features of the paintings. Fo r example, the mixing of water and ink creates different shades of drynes s, wetness, thickness and thinness. The integration and infiltration of wat er, ink, and rice paper enables such paintings to convey rich images, and hence to achieve unique aesthetic effects. Ink and wash painting holds a high status in the history of Chinese painting, and it is even regarded as t he criterion to evaluate the artistic level of Oriental paintings.
Lijiang is a mountainous city in northwest Yunnan Province. The old town of Lijiang, located at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, is a t own of scenic beauty and known for its history and culture. It is also a we ll-preserved old town with features of ethnic minorities. The construction work of the old town was started from the Southern Song Dynasty about 800 years from now. Not only does Lijiang boast a long history, but also i t boasts many ethnic minorities who make up over a half of the total pop ulation in the region. With the booming of Lijiang tourism, the old town of Lijiang is receiving a growing number of tourists from home and abroa d. In December 1997, the old town succeeded in applying to be named a World Cultural Heritage Site, filling the gap of lacking a noted historical a nd cultural city in China on the World Cultural Heritage List.
China is the hometown of tea and the birthplace of tea culture. Since ancient times, tea has been known as the "national drink" of China. In bo th the Chinese scholars' seven daily necessities, namely music, chess, call igraphy, painting, poetry, wine and tea and common people's seven ones , namely firewood, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce, vinegar and tea, tea is listed a s one of the necessities. Meanwhile, China is a country with ancient civili zation and a land of courtesy. The practice of making and serving tea is es sential whenever there are guests or friends. With the development of c ultural exchange, commerce and trade between China and other countri es, Chinese tea and tea culture spread to the world. Today, a number of c ountries across the five continents grow tea plants, and many countries i mport tea from China. Chinese tea, like Chinese silk and chinaware, has b ecome synonymous with China in the world.
The CCTV Spring Festival Gala (Spring Festival Gala for short), which was started in 1983, has become an indispensable cultural consumer produc t and a cultural symbol in the cultural life of the Chinese people. Though i t's hard to satisfy the tastes of all the people, it has to be admitted that t he Spring Festival Gala has become a "new custom" for the public that th ey can't live without. The Spring Festival Gala is more than a gala; it is a ri tual and a symbol, a culture and a label, and an emotion and a place whe re people entrust their hearts to. With the development of the times and the emerging of new media, the audiences are having more diversified c hoices and demands. Corresponding, the Spring Festival Gala is also adva ncing with the times to satisfy the growing cultural needs of the people.