Xu Liuliu
Reporter, Beijing
Global Times senior reporter, mainly covers the reporting of movies, TV, music and culture news.
  • New book about China's renowned silk embroidery gets new anotated version

    A nearly 100-year-old book about China's silk embroidery is being published as a new version with annotations from renowned Chinese scholar Shen Congwen thanks to collaboration between Beijing Yanshan Press and the Beijing United Publishing Company.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/20 23:52:07
  • Seminar in Beijing tackles how Chinese game and e-sports enterprises go global

    By going abroad, Chinese games and e-sports can spread Chinese concepts and worldviews to the rest of the world and showcase the charm of Chinese culture with a more confident attitude, said experts and participants when attending a seminar on ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/20 21:27:10
  • China-made content shines at FILMART

    The ongoing Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) has returned after three years as a virtual trade show, with nearly 700 exhibitors from more than 25 countries and regions. Asia's largest and most influential film market has attracted ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/16 0:01:38
  • 40 years on, the Shanghai Quartet continues mission to boost China's chamber music, train young talents

    It was a wonderful Sunday night for both the audience sitting in the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall and the Shanghai Quartet on the stage as the internationally acclaimed string quartet was back where their chamber music legend started four decades ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/15 23:50:35
  • NFT artworks in Beijing reveal 'A New Possibility'

    The rapid development of technology is changing the world in every aspect, including the art world. Crypto art, art preserved as part of a blockchain in the form of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, has stormed Beijing's CAFA Art Museum with ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/15 0:02:57
  • Upcoming drama takes a trip to search family bonds and roots

    It is a story about being far away from home for decades, then one day returning to reunite with family members and dealing with deep-rooted memories, nostalgia and homesickness.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/13 22:27:24
  • Exclusive: Richness, variety of Chinese culture helps online literature attract 170 million fans overseas and rising

    By the end of 2022, China's online literature (OL) had attracted around 170 million overseas readers, according to a report jointly published Sunday by the Global Times Research Center and China Literature Limited (CLL) - the industry's leading platform. The ...

    By Li Yuche and Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/12 23:50:09
  • Shu Yong: Telling Chinese stories through nation's cultural symbols

    Shu Yong is super busy as a new ­CPPCC National Committee ­member, and he has submitted three proposals covering topics such as ­rural revitalization. He hopes to ­create national cultural symbols that tell Chinese stories about the new era.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/7 0:40:52
  • Zhao Cong: Building global music platform for mutual learning, exchanges

    It is the first time Zhao Cong has been a member of the CPPCC National Committee, a top political advisory body in China. Zhao, president of the China National Traditional Orchestra (CNTO) and renowned pipa performer, has submitted a proposal ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/3/7 0:34:13
  • Statue of Chinese model soldier Lei Feng unveiled in Beijing

    The statue of Chinese model soldier Lei Feng was unveiled on Wednesday at Beijing's downtown Wangfujing Street to mark the 60th anniversary of the call to learn from Lei Feng by Mao Zedong and other older generation revolutionaries.

    By Xu Liuliu and Li Hao | 2023/3/1 19:14:38
  • New picture book series teaches children about 'Rebirth and Inheritance of Chinese Antiques'

    A new original series of picture books for children were released on Saturday at the 2023 Beijing Book Fair by the China Publishing Group, People's Literature Publishing House and Daylight Publishing House, revealing the unknown stories behind the restoration of ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/2/26 23:49:14
  • Palace Museum to release album

    Beijing's Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, is known for its beautiful sights and splendid art that are a feast for the eyes. But have you ever thought about experiencing the history of this 600-year-old World Heritage Site ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/2/26 23:36:43
  • Beijing Book Fair showcases reading trends powered by Chinese publishing industry's vitality

    Saturday marked the second day of the 35th Beijing Book Fair at the China International Exhibition Center (CIEC) in the capital's Chaoyang district, but the event was still crammed with visitors and 12-year-old Sun Sirao, who came along with his ...

    By Li Yuche and Xu Liuliu | 2023/2/26 22:40:31
  • Cultural Influencer: Master painter Fan Zeng advances China-West exchanges with firm belief in Chinese culture

    A total of 99 art treasures created by famous Chinese artist Fan Zeng are currently on display at Beijing art gallery Rong Bao Zhai.

    By Xu Liuliu and Li Yuche | 2023/2/24 22:10:49
  • New documentary decodes Chinese path to modernization

    The G318 National Highway is one of the most well-known highways in ­China. Located at the 30th par-allel north, the highway runs from Shanghai in the east all the way to Xigaze city in ­Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region. It ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/2/21 23:29:17
  • Hit show goes from TV to stage

    It's hard to find a more touching story of China's poverty alleviation efforts than the one that took place at Minning town in the northwestern area of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. In recent years, this story was depicted in ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/2/20 23:10:26
  • Cultural Influencer: Artist Wu Weishan's aspirations and iconic 'xieyi' art promote exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations

    Two of China's greatest philosophers, Confucius and Lao Tzu, will travel thousands of kilometers to Montevideo, capital of the South American country Uruguay, as part of Chinese artist Wu Weishan's representative sculpture Wendao, or Confucius Asking Lao Tzu about the ...

    By Xu Liuliu and Li Hong | 2023/2/17 23:40:16
  • Gallery Weekend art expo to return to Beijing in late May

    Gallery Weekend Beijing, one of China's major international art events, is set to return to the capital city on May 26 with a number of exhibitions, art dialogues, forums and workshops taking place at Beijing's iconic 798 Art Zone. This ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/2/9 20:38:04
  • Spring Festival's global reach mirrors China's international prestige

    The Spring Festival is one of the most important holidays on the Chinese calendar. People living in China and around the world are looking forward to embracing the holiday with their hopes for a better future, especially at a time ...

    By Chen Xi and Xu Liuliu in Beijing and Wu Jie in Brazil | 2023/1/18 22:28:02
  • 'Chunwan,' the world's most-watched TV program for Chinese New Year

    To watch or not to watch, that is never a question in China when it comes to chunwan, also known as the CCTV Spring Festival Gala. The TV show that airs on the China Central Television annually has become a ...

    By Xu Liuliu and Li Yuche | 2023/1/16 22:51:33
  • Modern adaptations of mythology proof of strong cultural confidence

    It must be the bravest and romantic story in Chinese mythology Classic of Mountains and Seas that the main character giant Kuafu, who indefatigably chased the sun, is not only named on China's first satellite specially designed to carry out ...

    By Xu Liuliu and Ji Yuqiao | 2023/1/11 23:29:35
  • Xi's reply letter to COPAG encourages Chinese artists to sing for the times, dance for the people, for the world

    "Cultural envoy" was what Xi has referred the COPAG in his letter. The title was a given laurel from Xi that encourages the art group to deliver more Chinese cultural performances to world audiences in the year of 2023, including ...

    By Li Yuche, Xu Liuliu and Zhang Yashu | 2023/1/11 20:30:42
  • Ice and snow tourism heats up in dual-Olympic city

    While it is freezing cold outside in the mountainous Gushancun village in ­Beijing's western Mentougou district, that hasn't stopped the Li family from traveling more than 50 kilometers from the capital's ­downtown area to the village to enjoy winter activities ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/1/9 21:51:34
  • Innovative animated series empowers Chinese tradition

    A new Chinese animated folktale series earned more than 10 million views during the first three days of January 2023, becoming the newest big hit. Experts and critics are calling Yao-Chinese Folktales, which debuted on January 1 on Chinese streaming ...

    By Feng Yu and Xu Liuliu | 2023/1/8 21:16:40
  • German envoy celebrates bilateral ties at NAMOC

    Germany and China will have another 50 years of friendly, close relations, German Ambassador to China Patricia Flor said on Wednesday while attending Night at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), an event held at China's national museum marking ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/1/4 23:10:40
  • Visitors back in museums, venues

    Selling 30,000 tickets every day during the holiday season at the end of December 2022, China's world-famous Palace Museum is just one of the many cultural centers that has been packed by crowds of visitors after the country introduced optimized ...

    By Li Yuche and Xu Liuliu | 2023/1/2 23:41:14
  • Rabbit in art bears Chinese ancient romance and wishes for health

    As the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, approaches, the images of rabbits are appearing everywhere. In Chinese culture, the rabbit is not only a symbol of good luck, but also connected to longevity and fertility. Associated with the moon, ...

    By Ji Yuqiao and Xu Liuliu | 2023/1/2 23:28:13
  • Mysterious Sanxingdui masks, 3D models, shipwrecks – highlights of Chinese archaeology in 2022

    From the mysterious ancient Shu Culture that emerged from the Sanxingdui Ruins to a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) shipwreck salvaged from a riverbed where it had been laying for more than a century and a half... various discoveries were made by ...

    By Ji Yuqiao and Xu Liuliu | 2022/12/21 22:49:57
  • Major finds, insights from China's mega project delving into origins of its civilization

    Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? These are ancient philosophical questions that trouble everyone and every nation in the world.

    By Chen Xi and Xu Liuliu | 2022/12/20 21:43:43
  • Will 'Avatar 2' recreate glory from 13 years ago, save imported films from pandemic 'Waterloo'?

    Finally, they have returned. After 12 years, the blue-skinned alien creatures known as the Na'vi are getting ready to enchant Chinese audiences in Avatar: The Way of Water.

    By Chen Xi and Xu Liuliu | 2022/12/15 22:14:49
  • New documentary explores how love of food unites the world

    In China, they are called jiaozi; in Turkey, their name is manti; and in Italy, people call them tortelli… No matter whether they are round, square or horn-shaped, these tiny morsels of dough wrapped around fillings ranging from meat to ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2022/11/24 19:37:03
  • From 'World Cup meals' to referee glory, Chinese fans show passion for soccer's biggest global event

    After a host lost 2-0 to Ecuador in the first tournament following a splendid opening ceremony, the united sports spirit ignited by the 32 national teams gathering on the highest stage in the soccer world, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, reached ...

    By Lou Kang and Xu Liuliu | 2022/11/21 20:10:53
  • Theater forum celebrates China-Greece cultural ties

    There is a Chinese saying that compares a great work of art to an eternal flame that is passed down from generation to generation.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2022/11/10 22:15:08
  • With renowned World Laureates Forum, China opens its arms wider to global science cooperation

    Last Sunday, themed "Science Forward: Create a Bright Future," the 5th World Laureates Forum kicked off in Shanghai, hosting worldwide professionals including 60 decorated scientists and 27 Nobel Prize winners, in discussion of a string of topics from sustainable development ...

    By Xu Liuliu and Ji Yuqiao | 2022/11/9 22:48:50
  • Masters in sports, education to be featured in 2nd season of documentary 'Century Master'

    The new season of Chinese documentary series Century Master, which aims to pay tribute to Chinese experts in various fields, will feature those people who have greatly contributed to China's sports development such as Zhang Boling, Ma Yuehan and Dong ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2022/11/6 18:35:44
  • Brussels promotes China's Xinjiang with culture and tourism week

    From the heat of the Taklamakan Desert to the snow-capped peaks of Tianshan Mountain; from cultural relics that have stood witness to the exchanges along the world renowned Silk Road to local cultural heritage like Uygur Muqam art, Kirgiz Epic ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2022/11/3 22:33:54
  • Exchanges and integration make for a confident civilization: Beijing Palace Museum director

    The 5,000 years of continuous inheritance of Chinese civilization has given the Chinese nation firm cultural confidence. However, this cultural confidence does not come from a "closed culture," but was formed through constant interaction with other civilizations, said Wang Xudong, ...

    By Zhao Juecheng, Xu Liuliu and Yu Xi | 2022/10/23 19:02:45
  • New Chinese musical takes inspiration from Beijing's high-tech Yizhuang Development Area

    Robots, autonomous vehicles, microchips… these high-tech inventions are not something people usually associate with cultural productions. Yet, they will be front and center in the upcoming Chinese musical Yimeng Yizhen, or A Dream is True, set to debut at Beijing's ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2022/10/19 17:05:42
  • Documentary TV series shows smart, cool side of modern China

    Jia Sixie, author of China's first agricultural encycolopedia, could have never imagined that 1,500 years after the Northern Wei (386-534) people would no longer need to head to the fields to farm by hand. Instead, today unmanned drones and various ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2022/10/13 20:10:05
  • China hosts Russian film festival with 17 movies to be screened

    Russian movies like Three Seconds, Attraction, Invasion, 30 Dates, and Metro, and other 12 movies will be screened at China's major streaming platform until October, according to the Russian Film Festival on Monday in Beijing.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2022/9/28 21:01:36
  • Earliest gibbon fossil discovered in SW China's Yunnan, fills evolutionary gap

    The upper jaw of the infant of Yuanmoupithecus xiaoyuan Photo: Kunming Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

    By Du Qiongfang and Xu Liuliu | 2022/9/27 21:37:12
  • Patriotic works set to give Chinese box office a shot in the arm over National Day holidays

    The weeklong National Day holidays are one of three golden periods for releasing new movies. With the third 2022 golden period less than a week away, Chinese moviegoers are already talking online about which movies they plan to see and ...

    By Ji Yuqiao and Xu Liuliu | 2022/9/26 19:36:58
  • New exhibition in Beijing highlights Hong Kong urban design and development over past 25 years

    A new exhibition featuring Hong Kong's achievements in urban design and orchestrating a matrix of "past meets future" and "East meets West" opened in Beijing's Choi Centre on Tuesday.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2022/9/21 18:52:40
  • Artists of Cantonese Opera conduct creative experiments to attract young people

    On the stage, a 3D printed robot based on renowned Cantonese Opera singer Law Ka-ying, vividly performs for the audience, while the real Law sits in front of the stage and watches "himself."

    By Ji Yuqiao, Xu Liuliu and Xing Xiaojing | 2022/9/12 19:33:48
  • Exhibition brings 1,000-year-old works from Dunhuang to Beijing

    Housing one of the world's largest collections of Buddhist art, the Mogao Caves are one of the most popular sites that people from around the world hope to visit. The splendid murals, sculptures and buildings in the caves from more ...

    By Xu Liuliu and Ji Yuqiao | 2022/9/7 21:31:18
  • Two gibbon species declared extinct in the wild in China due to excessive 'human activities'

    An assessment report on the endangered status of primates in China was released on Tuesday, indicating that the white-handed gibbon and northern white-cheeked gibbon have not been seen in the wild in the past few decades, meeting the criteria for ...

    By Yu Xi and Xu Liuliu | 2022/9/7 2:46:11
  • New culture reality show highlights 'The Mystery of China'

    From the Sanxingdui Ruins, one of the greatest discoveries of the ancient Shu Culture, to the Nanhai No.1 shipwreck from the Song Dynasty(960-1279), a milestone discovery for Chinese underwater archaeology, numerous finds have been telling us more about China's past ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2022/9/1 16:17:22
  • E.China's Ji'nan to host expo, highlighting charm of cultural heritage

    The seventh China Intangible Cultural Heritage Expo is set to be held in Ji'nan, East China's Shandong Province, from August 25 to 29, China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on Wednesday.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2022/8/17 19:46:26
  • Explore the HQ of China's cultural 'seed bank'

    Publications and cultural articles preserve and transmit traditional Chinese culture, symbolizing and testifying to the splendor of Chinese civilization since its ancient beginnings. As one of the first visitors, the Global Times on Thursday visited the Beijing headquarters of the ...

    By Xu Liuliu and Ji Yuqiao | 2022/8/11 23:45:05
  • B-girl lets world see Gen Z's talent, patriotism, effort

    It has been three days since Liu Qingyi won the global breakdance competition at Outbreak Europe 2022 in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, but the 16-year-old girl from Central China's Henan Province is still busy with a full day's training in France ...

    By Xu Liuliu and Zhou Yang | 2022/8/11 21:23:57
  • Chinese musicians turn landscape masterpiece into epic work of classical music

    You never know how romantic and talented Chinese people can be. The only surviving painting by the Northern Song Dynasty's (960-1127) young genius artist Wang Ximeng, A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains, is probably the finest example of Chinese ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2022/8/4 19:48:22
  • 'Chinese can play golf well'

    China's former world golf champion and 2016 Rio Olympic bronze medalist Feng Shanshan announced her retirement from professional golf and the LPGA Tour through social media platform Weibo on Tuesday, stating that she hoped to inspire more people to engage ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2022/8/2 21:53:53
  • Beijing moves over 1,800 residents to Winter Olympics host city Zhangjiakou for quarantine amid outbreak of COVID-19

    Over 1,800 residents from a community in Beijing's Haidian district have been transferred to Zhangjiakou, in North China's Hebei Province, one of the host cities of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, for centralized quarantine as the Chinese capital fights an ...

    By Fan Anqi and Xu Liuliu | 2022/5/23 23:20:01
  • Harvard professor calls for 'sense of empathy' and says 'similarities can outweigh differences' in China-US communication

    Editor's note: Rowan K. Flad, archaeology program director at Harvard University, has been working on several projects with experts in China over the past few years. Able to observe China's archaeology field up close, he has personally witnessed many of the ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2022/5/8 18:37:16
  • Safeguards in style: Designer arms youth with pride from China's self-made aircraft carrier

    China's first white paper published recently on its youth describes its young generation as "confident, aspirant and responsible". According to the document, Chinese youth possess a global vision and stand at the forefront of the times bursting with commitment: pursuing ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2022/4/30 11:55:28
  • Fruitful decade for Chinese archaeology with magnificent finds and overseas expeditions

    Chinese archaeology, as aided by cutting-edge technology and the passionate efforts of a vibrant new generation of archaeologists, has been in its golden age in the past decade. Chinese President Xi Jinping has also urged college students studying archaeology to ...

    By Chen Xi and Xu Liuliu | 2022/4/27 22:44:28
  • Online Influencers Conference highlights close ties between China and ASEAN

    Cake from Vietnam, coconuts from Malaysia, sandwich crackers from the Philippines... a number of livestreamers, mostly students from overseas studying in China, were promoting products from ASEAN countries to consumers in front of small screens during the ASEAN-China Online Influencers ...

    By Xu Liuliu and Xing Xiaojing in Fuzhou | 2022/1/16 20:46:10
  • Indonesia and China work closely on health, green economy, digital transformation: Indonesian Ambassador to China

    Indonesia, holder of the G20 Presidency in 2022, will work closely with China in three priorities: global health architecture, new energies, green economy and digital transformation, Djauhari Oratmangun, Ambassador of Indonesia to China, told the Global Times on Wednesday.

    By Xu Liuliu and Xing Xiaojing in Fuzhou | 2022/1/13 2:11:36
  • 'My wife turned into a super follower of online shopping,' Minister of the Thai Embassy in China talks about life in China

    China and ASEAN countries are deepening their cooperation in e-commerce and livestreaming economy after over three decades of development. Benjamin Sukanjanajtee, Minister of the Thai Embassy in China, told the Global Times that his life has been deeply changed by ...

    By Xu Liuliu and Xing Xiaojing in Fuzhou | 2022/1/12 1:22:43
  • China hosts international media dialogue on combating COVID-19 and promoting global development

    How can the media play a role combating COVID-19? What can media do to boost global development in the post-pandemic era? An online dialogue on Wednesday attended by China's mainstream media including Xinhua News Agency, Global Times, Beijing Review and ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2021/12/30 0:36:18
  • The story of the Chinese medical team fighting against Ebola in Africa

    At a time when the world is still being terrified by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, especially the sudden outbreak of the Omicron variant, many people's thoughts turn to one of the most deadly viruses in the world, which has taken ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2021/12/7 20:03:39
  • China to take more active role in protecting Afghan relics

    As the situation in Afghanistan has undergone major changes, the country's cultural heritage has once again become a focus of heritage experts across the world, with many expressing concern about how the Taliban militants will treat Afghanistan's ancient heritage because ...

    By Cao Siqi in Guangzhou and Xu Liuliu in Beijing | 2021/12/2 20:41:02
  • Chinese museum exhibits photos of first modern Olympic Games

    Did you know that the first winner of the marathon event at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 was actually a water carrier? That the bicycle event ran for 12 hours? And that, except for the fencers, these athletes ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2021/10/27 22:03:39
  • Preparations for Beijing Winter Games completed; Athletes to be disqualified for violation of anti-epidemic rules

    With the start of the 100-day countdown to the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, Olympic officials said that all of the preparations for the games have been completed in terms of epidemic prevention, venues and facilities, transportation and environmental protection. Several ...

    By Wang Qi and Xu Liuliu | 2021/10/27 20:28:39
  • Progress seen in efforts to save 'pandas of the plant world'

    Although there are at least 25,000 species of orchids on Earth and 8 percent of all flowering plants are orchids, some of them are threatened with extinction and have been dubbed the "pandas of the plant world."

    By Xu Liuliu in Kunming | 2021/10/16 0:06:58
  • Asia's largest 'Noah's Ark' for wildlife: how the Germplasm Bank of Wild Species guards precious biodiversity treasure in SW China's Yunnan

    Seeds are the starting point of the plant's life. The protection and utilization of seed resources are particularly important at a time when biodiversity is seriously threatened, Cai highlighted.

    By Xu Liuliu in Kunming | 2021/10/14 2:28:11
  • China pledges $233m for biodiversity fund, 'won't bow to external pressure on domestic goals'

    China vowed to strengthen its own biodiversity protection and release implementation plans for peaking carbon dioxide emissions while investing 1.5 billion yuan ($233 million) to support biodiversity protection in developing countries at the biggest biodiversity conference in a decade on ...

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Liuliu in Kunming, Zhao Yusha in Beijing | 2021/10/12 23:21:27
  • COP15 exhibit shows China's 1st 3D-printed dinosaur skeleton

    China's first 3D-printed dinosaur skeleton is on display at the ongoing COP15 held in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province to showcase China's biodiversity conservation practice and achievement.

    By Xu Liuliu in Kunming and Chen Xi in Beijing | 2021/10/12 20:05:09
  • China's first 3D printed dinosaur fossil unveiled at COP15 exhibition

    The first 3D printed dinosaur skeleton was on display at the UN biodiversity conference COP15 in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province as part of an exhibition showcasing local practices in biodiversity conservation and fruitful results that the province has achieved. ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Kunming | 2021/10/12 11:18:42
  • China's ecological red line system, BRI to help countries achieve post-2020 targets

    China expressed a strong ambition to further strengthen biodiversity protection at the first global meeting convened by the UN on ecological civilization on Monday, and analysts who highlighted China's achievements in and contributions to the global biodiversity agenda believe many ...

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Liuliu in Kunming | 2021/10/11 22:52:41
  • Yunnan shows true color of 'kingdom of wild species'

    The practices in biodiversity conservation and fruitful results that Southwest China's Yunnan Province has achieved are highlighted at an exhibit in the provincial capital Kunming, which is hosting the UN biodiversity summit COP15.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2021/10/11 21:40:04
  • UK artist's work in Kunming sends nature protection message at COP15

    As government officials from around the world hold talks at the UN biodiversity summit COP15 in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, a new art installation, Nature and the City, set up in the city's planning museum, is reminding the public ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Kunming | 2021/10/11 20:53:18
  • No evidence proves 'wildlife trade caused pandemic': British zoologist

    A British zoologist who has long been engaging in bats researches refuted scapegoating China for the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying there is no evidence to show that wildlife trade did play a role in causing the pandemic and ...

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Liuliu | 2021/10/11 18:08:01
  • 'Chinese cannot be trifled with'; viewers inspired after Korean War film special screening

    The highly anticipated epic film "Changjin Hu (The Battle at Lake Changjin)" launched its special early screening in 34 Chinese cities on Saturday to pump up its formal release scheduled on September 30 right ahead of the seven-day National Day ...

    By Zhang Han and Xu Liuliu | 2021/9/25 15:33:25
  • Pianist Lang Lang unveils 15-city China tour as COVID-19 restrictions ease

    China's virtuoso pianist Lang Lang will embark on a 15-city domestic tour for his new album Bach: Goldberg Variations on April 2. The album presents some of the most difficult pieces in Bach's repertoire in a great variety of styles, ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2021/3/16 19:08:10
  • Pianist Lang Lang unveils 15-city touring plan for new album as restrictions ease

    Lang Lang, China's virtuoso pianist will embark on a 15-city domestic tour for his new album, Bach's Goldberg Variations. The album focuses on some of the most difficult pieces in Bach's repertoire due to the great variety of styles, the ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2021/3/16 0:36:02
  • China denies rumors of 'sending IT personnel to Myanmar,' calling on 'dialogues,' 'to settle differences' and to 'back to normal'

    The Chinese Embassy in Myanmar on Saturday denied reports that alleged "China is sending IT personnel to Myanmar," saying such allegations are "groundless" and calling for communication and dialogue in the country to settle differences and bring politics back ...

    By Xu Liuliu and Xue Xiaole | 2021/2/13 16:10:09
  • International theater festival in China seeks to bring joy, encouragement and hope to the world

    Can movie cinemas and stage theaters survive the global COVID-19 pandemic? This is a question that seems not to have an answer that people want to hear, especially as new waves of the COVID-19 infections strike the US and Western ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Xichang | 2020/11/10 19:15:51
  • Drama inspired by 'cliff village' debuts in SW China's ethnic Yi region

    Life is not easy for anyone, but this is especially true for people living in remote and mountainous areas. The villagers living in Atulie'er village, a "cliff village" perched on a ridge like the seat of a chair with near-vertical ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Xichang | 2020/11/8 17:25:47
  • Russian ambassador visits Chinese sculpture exhibition

    Andrey Denisov, Russian ambassador to China, paid a visit to the ongoing exhibition Sculpting the Spirit of Chinese Culture at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts on Thursday.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2020/10/29 17:38:41
  • Chinese director Guo Fan talks about new Korean War movie 'Sacrifice'

    Chinese war film Sacrifice kicked off with a heroic start on Friday both in terms of box-office revenue and word of mouth in China, which is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) entry into the War ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2020/10/25 18:30:46
  • Classic music festival aims to cheer up the world with orchestra of Wuhan musicians

    A new orchestra comprised of Wuhan musicians kicked off the annual Beijing Music Festival on Saturday night to commemorate major events of 2020 and cheer up the world as it continues its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2020/10/11 17:08:40
  • Beijing Music Festival to kick off with online and offline events

    As the global classical music industry continues to suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced the cancelation or postponement of numerous international music events and performances, one of China's top classical music events, the Beijing Music Festival (BMF), is ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2020/9/8 18:38:41
  • China's streaming sites turn to premium VOD to hold onto audiences' interest amid COVID-19

    Chinese audiences are still showing a high willingness and desire to head to cinemas even amid the COVID-19 epidemic, a new report released by Chinese ticketing platform Maoyan and streaming site iQIYI.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2020/7/14 18:41:23
  • Sports world slowly gets back to normal as e-training thrives

    The 2020 season of the Chinese Super League (CSL) is scheduled to start on July 25, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced on Wednesday, with the games to be played in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province and Dalian, Northeast China's ...

    By Xu Liuliu and Ma Jingjing | 2020/7/1 21:18:40
  • Beijing kicks off large-scale art exhibitions after three-month shutdown due to COVID-19 epidemic

    After shutting down all cultural venues for the past three months due to the COVID-19epidemic, Beijing, capital city and cultural hub of China, is set to hold a series of new exhibitions starting on Friday.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2020/5/21 18:03:40
  • Chinese netizens concerned over S.Korea's decision to reopen cinemas

    Chinese netizens expressed concern over the safety of moviegoers in South Korea after CGV, South Korea's largest multiplex chain, announced that it will reopen 36 theaters on Wednesday.

    By Chen Xi and Xu Liuliu | 2020/4/27 22:08:40
  • China, Italy to increase cultural and tourism exchanges

    China and Italy will host a Year of Culture and Tourism 2020 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relations, which will include a number of cultural and travel events taking place in the two countries throughout the whole ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2020/1/16 17:18:40
  • More cultural and tourism projects between Italy and China to mark 2020, says Italy's Ambassador to China

    China and Italy will host a Year of Culture and Tourism 2020 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relations, which will include a number of cultural and travel events taking place in the two countries throughout the whole ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2020/1/15 21:34:16
  • China releases homemade aircraft carrier-themed merchandise

    A new series of merchandise including caps and building blocks themed after China's first domestically built aircraft carrier Shandong was released in Beijing on Tuesday.

    By Xu Liuliu and Liu Xuanzun | 2020/1/7 12:23:52
  • Chinese animated series 'Scissors Seven' to debut on Netflix

    The second season of Chinese animated series Scissor Seven will debut on streaming giant Netflix as a Netflix Original on January 10, 2020, and will be dubbed into English, Spanish, French and Japanese in more than 190 countries and regions ...

    By Xu Liuliu and Chen Xi | 2019/12/19 18:50:55
  • Theater director Roy Szeto stresses importance of Hong Kong-mainland cultural exchanges

    Even though Deling and Cixi, a Chinese stage drama about the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) princess Der Ling and Empress Dowager Cixi, originally debuted more than 20 years ago, the good word-of-mouth around the recent restaging of the classic work has ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/12/10 18:21:26
  • Kris Wu's new Tokyo-based reality show focuses on China's fashion trends

    Chinese-Canadian singer and actor Kris Wu attended a promotional event on Sunday, two days after the debut of his reality show Four Try on Chinese streaming site iQIYI. The show, which has proved popular among young people in China, follows ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/12/9 17:53:27
  • Kris Wu's new Tokyo-based reality show 'Four Try' focuses on China's fashion trends

    Chinese-Canadian singer and actor Kris Wu attended a promotional event on Sunday, two days after the debut of his reality show Four Try. The show, which has proved popular among young people in China, follows Wu, rapper Fox, singer Wilber ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/12/8 18:36:41
  • International theater festival in Xichang, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, bridges East and West

    For puppet maker Helene Barr, this would be no easy task as it meant she would witness the puppet's inception, and then its gradual melting, in a single day.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/11/25 18:18:41
  • French ice puppet show shines at Daliangshan International Theater Festival

    "Anywhere", a French puppet show witnessed a houseful audience on its debut at the ongoing international theater festival in Xichang, Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday.

    By Xu Liuliu in Xichang | 2019/11/23 23:41:58
  • Paris' Picasso museum, Foundation Giacometti and Beijing 798 Creative Industry Investment sign landmark deal

    While French art is already very popular in China, it is sure to grow even more popular over the next few years thanks to a new art collaboration project between China and France.

    By Xu Liuliu in Shanghai | 2019/11/6 18:51:48
  • Fans flock to Beijing's China Science Fiction Convention

    It is time for 19-year-old Chen Xiaomeng to choose which queue she should stand in for the many panels being held at the China Science Fiction Convention 2019 in Beijing. The lines are long as thousands of young people, even ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/11/4 18:23:42
  • Director talks about Pearl Studio and Dreamworks' upcoming animated yeti movie 'Abominable'

    The legendary Yeti may prefer cold weather, but it's very hot now around the world as the fuzzy cute creature is set to be the star of the upcoming animated film Abominable. Co-produced by the Shanghai-based Pearl Studio and DreamWorks ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/9/23 19:48:25
  • Seminar on Uzbek dance held during international festival in Khiva

    A seminar on the history and development of the traditional Uzbek dance was held in Khiva, Uzbekistan, on Monday during the ongoing Magic of Dance international festival. Featuring speakers such as local artists, scholars and overseas researchers, the conference at ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/9/17 17:13:41
  • The beauty of culture

    Khiva, one of the historical ancient cities in Central Asia's Uzbekistan, has been turned into a global stage for dance performances from all over the world with the opening of the annual International Dance Festival - Magic of Dance at ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/9/16 17:33:39
  • Shanghai music festival entices young audiences with experimental performances

    Full of enthusiasm and passion, the music flows smoothly from the violin played by 30-something renowned violinist Ning Feng as he stands center stage in front of a full house.

    By Xu Liuliu in Shanghai | 2019/7/17 19:58:10
  • China's leading streaming site iQiyi passes 100 million paid users

    "We don't support the pay on demand model for films that exists on other Chinese streaming sites. That comes from an outdated model that was created by the big six Hollywood studios," Yang Xianghua, president in charge of membership and ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/6/25 18:13:40
  • UCCA exhibition holds largest showcase of Pablo Picasso's early works in China

    Around the world, Pablo Picasso is considered a genius of the art world. However, how he achieved such a status is not widely known, especially in China, where there are not many chances to appreciate his works in person.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/6/16 18:04:54
  • Aliens to storm Chinese cinemas in 'Men in Black: International'

    It has been seven years since Men in Black III hit theaters. This Friday the franchise continues with two new agents and a brand new director.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/6/11 18:53:40
  • BBC documentary 'The Planets' to introduce untold stories of the solar system to audiences

    Chinese audiences have been inspired to learn more about outer space by the popular sci-fi movie The Wandering Earth, a story about how humanity figures out a way to pilot the Earth out of the solar system to escape the ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/5/28 17:07:22
  • New Chinese documentary made in partnership with National Geographic explores China's festival traditions

    When I was a kid, my friends and I used to count down the days to the next festival or celebration because it meant we wouldn't have to go to school and we could snack on various yummy food.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/5/22 18:08:40
  • Zhejiang Province town aims to become international art hub

    Thirty-something Shen has been sitting the entire day in the hopes he will be able to put the last brush stoke to his painting before the sun sets. For many professional painters like Shen, the banks of the Oujiang River ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/5/12 17:43:39
  • China's Pearl Studio aims to make domestic animation a global player

    From a giant cute Yeti to the legendary Monkey King, Chinese animation company Pearl Studio just announced its slate of upcoming works for the next few years.

    By Xu Liuliu in Shanghai | 2019/4/24 18:28:40
  • BBC Studios brings its latest nature documentary 'One Planet' to China

    The latest natural history documentary from BBC Earth, One Planet: Seven Worlds, will screen in China and the UK this autumn, BBC Studios announced at a press conference in Beijing on Thursday.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/4/1 18:18:39
  • Zachary Levi arrives in China to promote his new DC superhero film 'Shazam!'

    Actor Zachary Levi has been very busy recently. During the Beijing red carpet premiere of his new Warner Bros film Shazam! on Monday, fans hailed him as the new "king" of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) since the new film ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/3/27 16:53:40
  • New Chinese food documentary captures overseas audiences' attention after Netflix debut

    No matter where you go, it's easy to see that China is well-known for its yummy and diverse dishes. Chinese restaurants can be found in almost every corner in the world. However, there are many dishes and types of cuisine ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/3/21 18:48:40
  • China's Pearl Studio seeks to step onto the world stage with animated film 'Abominable'

    Looking at the white furry creature in the poster Shanghai-based Pearl Studio released for its new animated film Abominable on Wednesday, it's hard to link its cute visage to the terrible tales surrounding the legendary yeti of the Himalayas.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2019/3/17 18:08:39
  • Western musicals to find larger audience in China in 2019

    They may not be rich, but they sure are crazy – crazy for musicals that is. Chinese audiences' love of the genre has ensured great success for such performances in China.

    By Xu Liuliu in Shanghai | 2019/1/28 18:28:40
  • New media studio Ouchhh brings its AI-controlled exhibition to China for the first time

    Although the snow that had snarled up traffic had stopped, it was still raining. Under these weather conditions, it was impossible for artist Ferdi Alici to unveil Data Gate, the world's first AI-controlled astronomical research data sculpture, in Nanjing, East ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Nanjing | 2019/1/13 18:28:39
  • 'Thugs of Hindostan' failed to attract Chinese audiences

    Indian star Aamir Khan's new movie, “Thugs of Hindostan”, failed to win over the Chinese market with a poor opening Friday night, resulting in 10.74 million yuan ($1.56 million) at the box office. According to Chinese movie ticketing platform Maoyan, ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2018/12/29 13:10:37
  • Capital Museum showcases Baroque art from Poland's Silesia region

    A new exhibition at Beijing's Capital Museum takes Chinese visitors back to the Baroque period in the Silesia region of Poland through paintings, sculptures and handicrafts from the time.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2018/12/19 18:18:40
  • Guang'an Field Art Biennale pays tribute to China's village culture

    If there was a competition for worst places to hold an artwork display, then the chosen location of the Guang'an Field Art Biennale would definitely be on the list. Set up outside in a field near Fortress Baozhen in the ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Guang'an | 2018/12/18 18:58:39
  • Co-produced documentary airing on Discovery shows how four decades of reform and opening-up changed millions of lives

    Sixty-something You Mingrui still works in the fields like he has for the past few decades, but now he runs an organic farm, which directly supplies the 12 restaurants his son, You Hebing, owns.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2018/12/16 19:48:39
  • Opening China to fashion

    As French model Maryse Gaspard danced along The Great Wall in a colorful gown for a photo shoot 40 years ago, she was surrounded by a group of Chinese onlookers eager to catch a glimpse of foreign fashion.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2018/11/29 19:18:40
  • First-ever Chinese-Greek stage play wows audiences in Athens with adapted version of classic revenge story

    After the premiere of his stage play The Orphan of Zhao at the National Theatre of Greece in Athens on Sunday, director Wang Xiaoying posted some photos of the show on WeChat along with a message that said that the ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2018/11/25 18:43:40
  • 'Matilda The Musical' to come to China for nationwide tour

    Chinese people are huge lovers of music home and aborad. Even the most niche of music genres from other countries and regions can find fans in China.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2018/11/22 17:48:40
  • Juilliard's first overseas campus to open to students in the fall of 2019 in Tianjin

    Young Chinese music talents will now be able to study at the world's top music school Juilliard without needing to head to New York as the renowned center for the music arts has established its first overseas campus in Tianjin. ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2018/11/18 18:28:39
  • New dance drama pays tribute to Qinghai-Tibet Railway

    With its mysterious exotic landscapes and atmosphere, the Tibet Autonomous Region is a dream destination for many people traveling in China. Experienced travelers often choose to take a train from Xining in Qinghai Province to Tibet's capital city of Lhasa, ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2018/11/13 19:08:40
  • Architects, designers transform Jiangxi village into cultural hub

    Xiamutang, a village in East China's Jiangxi Province, has been transformed into a cultural hub through a rural renovation project titled Village Vision.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2018/10/7 17:33:40
  • Architects, designers transform Jiangxi's local village into a cultural hub

    Xiamutang, a village in East China's Jiangxi Province, has been transformed into a cultural hub through the Village Vision project.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2018/10/1 10:42:45
  • French photographer tells 'Tale of Two Cities' with new exhibition

    When French photographer Maylis Pourquie wandered through Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, to take photos of local life months ago, she never expected that one day she would return to hold an exhibition showcasing the similarities and differences between the city and ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Xi'an | 2018/9/19 18:13:40
  • Xi'an forum promotes Sino-French cultural exchange

    Taking “Belt and Road: Cultural Heritage and Innovation” as its theme, the three-day forum includes sub-forums about museums, cultural heritage, education and design as well as exhibitions and dialogues between mayors of major cities in China and France.

    By Xu Liuliu in Xi'an | 2018/9/18 18:03:39
  • Myths about immortals attract tourists to coastal city of Yantai

    In the minds of many Chinese, Yantai in Shangdong Province is a city strongly connected to the legendary Eight Immortals. In the legend, each of the immortals uses their unique powers to depart from Yantai to travel across the Bohai ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Yantai | 2018/9/9 18:35:39
  • A guide to the three major museums in Zibo, Shandong Province

    For a city, museums are windows to the past. Boasting 96 public and private museums, the city of Zibo in East China's Shandong Province is able to provide a look into history that rivals any major city in the world. ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Zibo | 2018/9/2 18:43:39
  • Annual Symposium on China Studies held in Beijing

    A symposium attended by 11 Chinese scholars and 28 overseas sinologists and scholars from 24 countries and regions kicked off in Beijing on Monday. The theme of the two-day 2018 Symposium on China Studies, an annual gathering platform for overseas ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2018/7/23 18:28:40
  • Exhibition of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's aerial photos debuts at 2018 China International Photographic Art Festival

    People always say that a picture is worth a thousand words. This is one of the main reasons why photo exhibitions always manage to catch the public's attention. It is also why French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand manages to attract fans ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Zhengzhou | 2018/5/21 17:48:39
  • The Shape of Water passes censorship, to hit Chinese screens

    The Shape of Water, the latest work from Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del toro, is set to hit the big screens across the Chinese mainland on March 16, according to a Wednesday report on the news site ifeng.com.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2018/2/15 14:20:16
  • Musical 'Jersey Boys' wins applause from Chinese audiences with Shanghai debut

    It must have been a unique experience for the Shanghai audience on Thursday night to be the first group of people in the Chinese mainland to enjoy the famous Broadway musical Jersey Boys in the city's Daning Theatre.

    By Xu Liuliu in Shanghai | 2017/11/13 18:08:39
  • Pac-12 China Game to tip off Saturday

    American college basketball teams from UCLA and Georgia Tech will play in Shanghai on Saturday for the third annual Pac-12 China Game, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said at a press ­conference in Shanghai on Wednesday.

    By Xu Liuliu in Shanghai | 2017/11/8 22:43:40
  • Beijing hosts 'Deutschland 8,' largest showcase of contemporary German art ever shown in China

    It must be the largest showcase of contemporary German art in China. The ongoing Deutschland 8 - Deutshce Kunst in China Series exhibition is so large that seven museums in Beijing are needed to present the 320 works from 55 ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2017/9/19 18:53:39
  • New book introduces ancient Chinese musical notation

    It is widely known that China has a long history of music. Many traditional opera forms that are hundreds of years old are still quite popular today. But how did ancient musicians manage to record their music before the modern ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2017/9/7 18:43:39
  • 'Troposphere' brings Brazilian contemporary art to Beijing

    In the eyes of many Chinese people, Brazil is a paradise for travelers with its beautiful sunny beaches and of course love of soccer. The upcoming Troposphere exhibition at Beijing's Minsheng Museum is also looking to let the people of ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2017/9/7 17:53:39
  • Curator-turned-artist Wang Huangsheng makes professional debut with new exhibition

    The opening ceremony for Wang Huangsheng's exhibition Boundary/Space at the Beijing Minsheng Art Museum on Thursday was an important moment for the former curator as it marked the first time in his career he was introduced as a professional artist. ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2017/8/14 17:53:39
  • National Museum of China to showcase Dehua wares

    A new exhibition featuring priceless antique Dehua porcelain wares will debut at Beijing's National Museum of China on August 20, organizers announced Sunday.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2017/8/14 17:43:40
  • BMF to celebrate 20th anniversary with classic operas, concerts and more

    The Beijing Music Festival (BMF), an annual festival for classical music fans, will return to stages in Beijing on October 8, the festival's artistic director Yu Long announced at a press conference in Beijing Thursday.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2017/8/3 18:33:39
  • Former NBA star Stephon Marbury talks about new biopic, new season and new career

    Friday is a big day for Stephon Marbury, as this is the day that My Other Home, a biopic about why the former NBA player moved to China to continue his basketball career and how he made a name for ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2017/8/3 18:33:39
  • Symposium on China Studies promotes mutual understanding

    Could China's Song Dynasty (960-1279), a period of time often ignored by Western scholars, be considered the world's first Renaissance? Why is food the first thing everyone brings up when talking about China? Was there only one Silk Road…

    By Xu Liuliu | 2017/7/24 18:03:39
  • Eurochestries Festival coming to China for the first time

    People always say that beer is the best partner for a music festival. Now Qingdao, famous around the world for its locally produced Tsingtao Beer, will finally have both.

    By Xu Liuliu in Qingdao | 2017/7/5 17:58:39
  • Budget food you won't want to miss in Hong Kong

    Different from other destinations in the world, in Hong Kong, you can find not only authentic Western cuisine, from French to Spanish dishes, but also cheap and yummy street food and local Cha Chaan Teng (tea restaurant) dishes like macaroni, ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2017/6/29 21:47:39
  • China National Traditional Orchestra to stage new musical drama

    The China National Traditional Orchestra will bring new Chinese musical drama Xuanzang's Pilgrimage: A Chinese Concert in Drama to the Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre July 7-12, the orchestra's director Xi Qiang announced on Tuesday in Beijing.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2017/6/28 18:58:39
  • Hong Kong's achievements highlighted at new exhibition at National Museum of China

    On Tuesday, Li Chunming took his 3-year-old daughter Li Zishun to the National Museum of China to see an exhibition outlining all the achievements the city of Hong Kong has achieved since it returned to China in 1997.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2017/6/28 17:33:39
  • Chinese streaming platforms to win over viewers with tailored content

    When the first season of Don't Kiss Me, Evil Master hit streaming platform Tencent Video on January 9, the show turned out a hit, earning more than 30 million views in 24 hours.

    By Xu Liuliu in Shanghai | 2017/6/13 19:03:39
  • Japan's Yayoi Kusama enters Singapore with dots and love

    What would you expect to see if you went to an exhibition of famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's artwork? Polka dots covering everything? A range of psychedelic colors? Pumpkin motifs and a room where you can take selfies?

    By Xu Liuliu in Singapore | 2017/6/8 17:53:39
  • Educators use classic stage plays to teach young students

    "That poor black man!" murmured 14-year-old Li Chengguo (pseudonym) as he sat in front of the stage watching a scene from the adaptation of the Western classic To Kill a Mockingbird in which Tom Robinson is convicted despite his attorney ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2017/5/24 17:18:39
  • Hong Kong musical brings patriotic story to Beijing

    It remained a little-known piece of history even among Hong Kong locals until director Anthony Chan turned it into a stage play in 2008.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2017/4/6 18:18:39
  • Hong Kong Fur Fair 2017 hints at industry recovery

    Rich colors like yellow and even the more popular camo, integration with materials like down jackets or woolen sweaters and even adding floral embodiments… these elements made the world of fur appealing to buyers and customers at the recent Hong ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Hong Kong | 2017/2/23 23:16:17
  • New National Gallery Singapore exhibition explores the colonial legacies

    One quick question: How are Australia, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Myanmar similar? The answer: All of them were once colonies of the British Empire.

    By Xu Liuliu in Singapore | 2016/10/11 20:03:39
  • Cultural products help relieve poverty in Shandong Province

    It's a simple task for Li Kuilan to put the finishing touch, a large red tassel, on the Chinese Knot, a traditional symbol representing wishes for happiness, safety and prosperity, that she had been working on. The 80-year-old villager from ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Linyi | 2016/7/3 16:58:00
  • Community museums work to preserve local history

    Though he has been living in an apartment in the suburban community in Jinan, Shandong Province for several years now, fifty-something Mr. Hong still remembers the decades he spent working the fields as a farmer.

    By Xu Liuliu in Shandong | 2016/6/27 18:43:00
  • The loss of 'The Voice' proves Chinese TV needs to stand on its own two feet

    The news that Star China will not be getting a fifth season for its popular singing talent show The Voice of China has caused a stir in China. According to a statement sent to the Global Times from Talpa, the ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2016/1/31 18:58:01
  • 2015 Beijing International Art Fair opens in Beijing

    The 2015 Beijing International Art Fair opened at the Beijing Exhibition Hall on Wednesday with an art exhibition as well as forums and dialogues between artists.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2015/10/8 18:08:01
  • Exploring the fringe

    Every summer, the Scottish city of Edinburgh becomes a Mecca for drama enthusiasts as the city's month-long Fringe festival makes its appearance. The festival was especially attractive this year as around 3,000 dramas from all over the world from the ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2015/8/28 5:03:02
  • A healthy bite

    Popular Chinese culinary documentary series A Bite of China has increased many food-lovers' enthusiasm for the dishes and snacks featured on the show. Now, the show's production studio, CCTV's Newsreel and Documentary Film Studio, plans to establish the Flourishing Center ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2015/8/6 20:13:01
  • 'Ballads from Grandma'

    Wang Xiaoying, 24-year-old mother to a 7-year-old, has long awaited a chance to prove herself a good dancer. Now that chance has finally arrived as she and her fellow villagers will step on stage in Beijing to perform the Miao ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Huangping | 2015/5/4 18:03:01
  • Ancient arts

    A group of Ge people are painting batik decorated patterns on April 23. Ge people, an ethnic minority group living in Huangping county, Southwest China's Guizhou, is said to be the 57th ethnic minority in China and claimed themselves to ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2015/4/23 19:11:17
  • Nature leads the way

    Nature has always been the biggest source of inspiration for the human race. Cyber-insect, techno-camping, neo-safari and digital ocean… these were the four design themes highlighted during a preview of South Korean outdoor giant Kolon Sport's Spring and Summer collection ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Seoul | 2015/2/14 5:03:02
  • National association to help regulate entertainment industry

    The China Cultural & Entertainment Industry Association was established in Beijing on Saturday. The first national level association of its kind within the industry, the new association, overseen by China's Ministry of Culture, will work to "further promote the development ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2014/11/16 20:33:01
  • 'BMW Master Hall Open for All' brings intimate jazz experience to China

    With three gold albums and 20 Grammy Awards under his belt, Pat Metheny is idolized by lovers of jazz around the world. Every fan dreams of attending one of his concerts. Now, thanks to the BMW Master Hall and its ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Shanghai | 2014/10/26 17:23:01
  • Merging a world of color and style

    Chinese paintings may leave viewers with the impression that color doesn't play that important a role in the overall scheme of things, especially considering that most ink wash paintings only use black. However, this is not really the case, as ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2014/10/26 17:13:01
  • From film to stage

    Be it TV, film or even books, the martial arts genre has long been one of the most popular genres in China. Starting in 2016, fans will also be able to enjoy this action orientated genre in a new medium, ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Shanghai | 2014/10/19 20:18:01
  • Animated ascent

    In China nothing quite catches people's imagination quite like animation. However, while the industry has seen several big success stories such as Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf and Boonie Bears over the years, even more attempts on both small ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Fuzhou | 2014/10/7 18:38:01
  • Returning home

    A group of cultural relics belonging to China, but smuggled into the US will be returned by US authorities in two months, according to a Chinese judicial official at an international conference. "These pieces, smuggled by a transnational criminal group ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Dunhuang | 2014/9/14 21:57:49
  • New center seeks to streamline cultural heritage experience

    For travelers who love to take in art and culture, lining up for hours to view a single painting or other work of art is a special annoyance, especially during peak travel seasons. Now one of China's most well-known world ...

    By Xu liuliu in Dunhuang | 2014/9/10 19:28:01
  • Return of cultural property needs international cooperation and effort

    At an international conference of experts, Chinese cultural officials have called for further exploration and development into the return of illegally exported cultural property. "Exploring new solutions when it comes to returning cultural property outside the scope of the ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Dunhuang | 2014/9/9 20:03:01
  • Dream & reality

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ... The rise of fast-food-style cultural products such as reality shows, online videos and soap operas has caused poetry to become less important to society than it once ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Mianyang | 2014/7/20 18:43:01
  • 'Coming Home'

    Veteran Chinese director Zhang Yimou's latest work Coming Home is set to hit theaters across the country on May 16, the director said at a press conference in Beijing on Monday.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2014/4/21 20:58:01
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra shares the stage with Tan Dun for China tour

    Lovers of classic music in China will be able to appreciate Chinese musician Tan Dun's latest work Nüshu (women's script) as performed by the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra during their upcoming China tour from May 21 to June 6, said orchestra ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2014/4/13 19:33:01
  • Doodling for China

    It's weeks after Qixi Festival, or Chinese Valentine's Day, but Feng Feng a 27-year-old "sensitive guy-type" IT engineer, who wished to be identified under a pseudonym, still visits Google Doodle's site in his spare time, searching for the game that ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2013/8/23 5:03:02
  • Chinese speaking competition attracts overseas students in China

    Talent shows are in. And a show that hunts for talents in speaking Chinese is very in. A competition of Chinese language for overseas students in China was launched in Beijing Friday.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2013/8/11 19:28:01
  • Sydney highlights

    After perhaps the most nerve-wracking experience of my life – a climb up Sydney Harbor Bridge – I was fully expecting to revel in stunning overviews spanning the Pacific Ocean and Blue Mountains when we reached the top of the ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2013/6/21 5:03:01
  • Eileen Chang gets B'way-style musical

    Eileen Chang is one of the best known female writers in Chinese modern history. Her novels about romance and relations have contributed to many film and TV productions, including Ang Lee's Lust, Caution (2007). Now, the great author's story is ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2013/5/23 18:48:01
  • Fields of gold

    Every April and May, conversation among backpackers in China inevitably turns to the best places to see the country’s stunning yellow rapeseed flowers. Now that spring has sprung, consider these blooms a great way to experience the stages of the ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2013/4/18 18:18:01
  • Flavors of the season

    When this time of year rolls around, people quote a line from Chinese poet Li Bai to treat the seasonal travel itch: “Head to Yangzhou in springtime.” This city in Jiangsu Province is known not only for its landscape, but ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2013/4/11 20:43:01
  • Journey to the East

    Foggy Beijing finally turned sunny and blue on February 1st, the opening day for this year's first major exhibition at the National Museum of China (NMC). The works imported from New York are collected and displayed under the title Earth, ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2013/2/16 19:03:01
  • Dismounting in Manzhouli

    When thinking of the landscape that lies far north of Beijing, the line “a scene of clear skies, vast grasslands, and cows and sheep that dawn over the grass as the wind blows” must come into your mind. People like ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2012/8/10 18:40:03
  • Multi-talented Moroccan artist paints China through foreign eyes

    Artists often lead rich and diverse lives, but few could boast a life quite like Moroccan artist Nouria El Alami, who just wrapped up an exhibition at the Beijing Imperial City Art Museum.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2012/6/4 20:05:02
  • 2012 Culture Journey aims to raise heritage preservation awareness

    A ceremony, was held on Thursday to mark the launch of the "2012 Culture Journey," sponsored by the luxury car maker, BMW. The journey will put scores of bloggers, experts and media representatives in expensive vehicles and take them around ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2012/5/31 21:15:02
  • Brothers united on stage

    Though it's been years since his brother passed away, Tian Haojiang never gave up on the idea of staging the story of their final, tearful conversation. The revered singer's dream has materialized, and Tian will debut his story in a ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2012/5/21 19:15:15
  • Foreign students debut paper-cutting skills at Yuxian festival

    Six foreign students at University of International Business and Economics will showcase their paper-cutting skills at this year's Yuxian Paper-cutting Festival, a year after learning the art from craftsmen in Hebei County, said the art festival's organizers at a press ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2012/5/21 18:03:09
  • More domestic films enter IMAX market, competing with Hollywood

    While The Avengers currently occupies most IMAX cinemas across China, the cards will soon be flipped: the first-ever Chinese IMAX 3D film, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate will be screened in North American theaters this September, according to IMAX Corporation ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2012/5/16 20:35:02
  • Young artists to celebrate May 4 Youth Day festivities at 798 Art Zone

    Chinese people are fond of various kinds of holidays and celebrations, with popular pastimes during festivals including going to the cinema or simply spending the day in front of the TV or computer. With the rise of the art zones ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2012/5/3 19:55:02
  • Cio-Cio San charms cinema

    Last Thursday night was the first time Chinese soprano Zhang Liping sat among audience members at Saga Cinema in Beijing to watch herself through 3D glasses, in a filmed performance of Madam Butterfly at the Royal Opera House in London. ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2012/5/1 19:10:02
  • More than casinos

    Visitors to Macao may marvel at how just one island in China can comprise such a vast array of sights and activities. Tourists can visit a 16th-century Chinese temple that is regularly filled with believers, eat dinner in a 17th-century ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2012/4/12 17:43:44
  • The other side of The Hague

    Young Chinese people often like to quote the line by Chinese poet Hai Zi, “Facing the sea, with spring blossoms,” when describing a dreamlike setting. The Dutch city known as The Hague, or Den Haag, west of Amsterdam, is one ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2012/3/9 21:35:03
  • I heart Amsterdam

    Red light districts, cannabis and casinos…if there’s a rule out there, Amsterdam exists to break it. The Netherlands was a cornucopia of windmill, tulips, fine arts and many other interesting sites over my four days in the country. On the ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2012/3/2 20:40:03
  • Brussels scouts

    When mentioning Brussels, the first thing that will undoubtedly come to your mind must be chocolate. After that, the Grand Place, Manneken Pis, Tintin, beer, waffles and frites all are must-sees and -eats.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2012/2/10 20:20:02
  • Lindsay Lohan says she has learned from mistakes

    Actress Lindsay Lohan, in her first interview since being sent to jail last month for a probation violation, tells Playboy that she has learned to be accountable for her mistakes.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/12/13 20:21:11
  • Lowe's defends pulling ads from Muslim TV show

    US home improvement chain Lowe's Tuesday defended its decision to pull advertising from reality TV show All-American Muslim amid charges that the company had given in to bigotry.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/12/13 20:20:05
  • Christie's takes Liz Taylor

    Wealthy jewelry collectors, movie fans and the just plain curious are training their eyes on this week's auctions of Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor's collection of jewelry, haute couture and memorabilia.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/12/13 20:19:30
  • Warm Heart Fund gives hope to troubled kids

    Before meeting Luo Xiaomin two years ago, Shi Shaokun never thought he would break his cycle of troubled, antisocial behavior that had seen him fight with classmates and teeter on school expulsion.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/10/27 9:00:13
  • Twelve Girls Band prepare for concert

    All-female Chinese musical group, Twelve Girls Band, has held their final rehearsal ahead of this Sunday's concert at the Beijing Exhibition Hall. The band's director, Wang Xiaojing, and the concert's musical director, Liang Jianfeng, briefed the media with the program ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/10/11 9:41:00
  • Yan Heng explores the nuts and bolts of art: Mechanical inspiration

    Yan Heng enjoys focusing his artistic eye on painting mechanical components, from computer motherboards to refrigerator and air conditioner motors. His new solo exhibition at Gallery Yang, which kicked off before the National Holiday, features many new oil paintings on ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/10/9 11:17:49
  • Trock on!

    Before each performance, the male stars of ballet troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo prepare meticulously. They shave, apply foundation and dress in tights before taking the stage to daintily perform <em>Swan Lake</em>.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/9/28 9:29:09
  • Automaker drives home road safety message to children and parents

    Teaching children traffic rules and road safety today paves the way for a safer world in the future when children have grown up. That is the vision of road safety camps organized by the Chinese operation of automaker, Peugeot, held ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/9/26 15:34:10