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Yo-Yo Ma talks new music and turning 60

2015-10-09 14:45:08

For Yo-Yo Ma, a world famous cellist and composer, music has served as a signpost for life's most important moments.

'Chinese Chopin' Li Yundi advices young musicians

2015-10-08 14:06:33

Li Yundi, a famous Chinese pianist, became the youngest juror in the history of the International Chopin Piano Competition, often referred to as the Piano Olympics.

Zhang Lei wins fourth season of Voice of China

2015-10-08 09:51:44

Singer Zhang Lei was crowned winner of the fourth season of hit reality television show Voice of China during the finals at the National Stadium in Beijing on Oct 7.

Yo-Yo Ma celebrates turning 60 with a new album

2015-10-08 08:46:38

Yo-Yo Ma shines a spotlight on his life with a coming-of-age album.

Migration of the Hani people to Yunnan is inspiration

2015-10-08 08:46:38

After a successful debut at Honghe Grand Theater in Yunnan province, the music drama Muomaamei, which depicts the story of the Hani ethnic group's migration, will be staged in Beijing this weekend.

Spanish flamenco dance drama 'Carmen' staged in Beijing

2015-10-05 13:59:28

Dancers from Spanish Aida Gomez dancing troupe perform Spanish flamenco dance drama "Carmen" in Beijing.

Part of International Arts Festival: World Music Shanghai

2015-10-04 12:45:10

World Music Shanghai promises 21 bands from 13 countries, including China, Spain, Cuba, and Kazakhstan. It's part of this year's China Shanghai International Arts Festival.

And lyrical flow the classical notes

2015-10-01 07:25:14

From Oct 8 to 24, Beijign Music Festival will present 16 concerts, two operas and some free children's concerts, master classes and salons.

Li Biao Percussion Band celebrates decade of sounds

2015-09-29 08:16:46

Li Biao Percussion Band celebrates its staying power with a national tour.

Dancers celebrate holidays with their feet

2015-09-28 16:58:18

People danced to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday at Lotus Lake Park, Fengtai district, on Sept 26. It was also the final competition of Dancing Beijing, an annual contest for amateur dancers.

Preserving cultural heritage in Xinjiang

2015-09-28 16:27:49

The Xinjiang Uygur Muqam is a term referring to a variety of musical practices widespread among Uygur communities.

SW China musical ensemble sets new Guinness record

2015-09-28 16:18:44

More than 2,000 people play the Chinese lute together in Jiuzhaigou County in southwest China's Sichuan Province, setting a new Guinness World Record.

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The 15th Chinese Film Festival in Bangkok and the 2020 China-Thailand Film Exchange Week opens at the China Cultural Center in Bangkok on Oct 25, 2020. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

On Oct 25, the opening ceremony of the 15th Chinese Film Festival in Bangkok and the 2020 China-Thailand Film Exchange Week was held at the China Cultural Center in Bangkok. The event was hosted by the China Cultural Center in Bangkok and received strong support from the Chinese Embassy in Thailand and the Thai Ministry of Culture.

The COVID-19 pandemic doesn't impede the enthusiasm for cultural exchange between China and Thailand. This film festival uses live broadcast to present the opening ceremony and host the "China-Thailand Film Exchange and Cooperation Online Seminar". During the film festival, audiences can use the online platform of the China Cultural Center in Bangkok to watch films online, which greatly increases the global reach of the festival.

Gu Hongxing, director of the China Cultural Center in Bangkok and China Tourism Office in Bangkok, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Gu Hongxing, director of Bangkok's China Cultural Center and China Tourism Office, said film can not only introduce one's national culture, but also reflect unique social landscapes. Film has become an important part of cultural exchange between countries and enhance mutual understanding among people around the world.


Yang Xin, Chargé d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Yang Xin, Chargé d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, said since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Thailand 45 years ago, the mutual trust between the two countries has continued to deepen, economic and trade cooperation has expanded, cultural exchanges have become closer, and all-around cooperation has achieved fruitful results. Both China and Thailand have a vast film market. As a traditional project of cultural exchanges between China and Thailand, the Bangkok Chinese Film Festival has laid a solid foundation for film cooperation between the two countries for 15 years and will add new drive to the promotion of cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Thailand.

Itthiphol Kunplome, Thailand's minister of culture, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Thailand's Minister of Culture Itthiphol Kunplome said in his speech the governments and people of Thailand and China have been in constant exchange. Cooperation in various fields has developed steadily, and the film festival is another important event to further promote cultural exchanges between the two countries. The people of the two countries can promote their understanding of the cultures of both sides through films, and promote friendly relations and cooperation in other perspectives.

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