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Embroidery helps women stitch a future

2018-03-16 10:39:19

In 2010, Guangzhou's gross domestic product hit a record 1,000 trillion yuan ($160 trillion), putting it in third place among cities on the Chinese mainland, following Shanghai and Beijing.

Young talent shines at national ballet workshop

2018-03-16 10:27:54

As Schumann's Traumerei for cello and piano flows slowly and softly out of the speakers, a ballerina starts to dance with a white veil covering her head and face. The piece of cloth floats in the air when she, as if blinded, stretches her limbs and tries to reach a male dancer across the stage.

The secret to great wonton noodles

2018-03-16 10:13:31

If you've ever had Chinese food, chances are you've tried wonton before. Perhaps you slurped them from a savory soup, or enjoyed them deep-fried and drowned in chili oil. These little dumplings are so versatile you'll find dozens of recipes for them, yet in Guangzhou, one version reigns supreme: Wonton noodles.


2018-03-16 09:16:11

When he first visited China five years ago, British writer Geoff Dyer had an unusual request.

Serving the orchestra

2018-03-16 08:46:32

Jaap van Zweden can still recall how he saved extra cash to buy New York Philharmonic tickets when he was studying at the Juilliard School in the United States.

Durable threads

2018-03-16 08:20:05

Horse tail embroidery of the Shui ethnic group is an intangible heritage in China, and 53-year-old Song Shuixian has made it her life's mission to take it to a wider audience.

Online platforms share novel approach

2018-03-16 07:50:10

Web novels in China have gained so much popularity in recent years that they are making their authors millionaires and helping their publishers to list on the stock exchange.

4 more books on King Gesar's epic published

2018-03-16 07:43:21

Four more books on the epic of King Gesar have been published, as part of efforts to preserve the 1,000-year-old story.

Dancing across the Silk Road

2018-03-15 15:53:10

Caracalla Dance Theatre, one of the most prominent professional dance theaters in the Arab world, is ready to delight Beijing with their latest dance production, Sailing the Silk Road, from Mar 15 to 17 at the National Center for the Performing Arts.

Remakes of classics – salute to original story or lack of creativity?

2018-03-15 15:24:28

The classic Chinese folktale Legend of the White Snake will have another TV remake, drawing much ire from the country’s netizens for a lack of original output from the entertainment industry.

In her own write

2018-03-15 15:07:07

With Iran set to be represented at Art Basel Hong Kong for the first time in March, get to know Tehran-based artist Golnaz Fathi, who has turned traditional Persian calligraphy into an abstract art form.

'Wisdom in the hands' bridges Chinese and Western cultures

2018-03-15 13:53:53

How does one depict interaction between Chinese and Western cultures? Sculptor Wu Weishan had an idea: juxtaposing Qi Baishi and Leonardo da Vinci.

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