Xu Liuliu
Reporter, Beijing
Global Times senior reporter, mainly covers the reporting of movies, TV, music and culture news.
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  • 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
  • PLA to strike up the band on National Day

    It's still a mystery why they don't schedule more frequent commercial performances, given their popularity from playing at important televised national events. However, the military band of the People's Liberation Army of China boasts a repertoire that goes beyond marching ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/9/21 9:22:40
  • French affair

    It is not French painter Marc Desgrandchamps' first Chinese exhibition, but it is perhaps his most meaningful. Art lovers, critics and collectors have appreciated his paintings during the past few years. But this time, his debut solo show in China ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/9/21 9:18:18
  • Animation sensations summer hit

    Chinese animated films were received well by domestic audiences in summer, despite facing fierce competition from blockbusters including <em>Transformers, Harry Potter</em> and<em> the Deathly Hallows II</em> and<em> Smurfs</em>.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/9/13 9:38:14
  • Folk in the forest

    If the idea of live music in the woods wets your whistle, the place to go is Zhangjiajie, in South China&rsquo;s Hunan Province whose biennial Zhangjiajie International Country Music Week, 2011 &ndash; currently ongoing &ndash; has become a popular local ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Zhangjiajie | 2011/9/12 20:22:27
  • Folk in the forest

    If the idea of live music in the woods wets your whistle, the place to go is Zhangjiajie, in South China&rsquo;s Hunan Province whose biennial Zhangjiajie International Country Music Week, 2011 &ndash; currently ongoing &ndash; has become a popular local ...

    By Xu Liuliu in Zhangjiajie | 2011/9/12 20:16:32
  • Artists show 'Surplus Good-Lookingness' at 798

    Are people abusing the word "good-looking"? It's supposed to mean something that one likes to look at, but nowadays people are using it to describe everything, whether it looks good or not. In response to this pressing issue, young artists ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/9/6 10:04:18
  • Myriad Beings

    For artist Liu Wei, old used wooden door frames and beams have been the best raw materials for his two-year-long project, Myriad Beings. He reassembled these construction wastes with the help of scaffolds and giant screws into several giant Transformer-sized ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/9/6 9:35:57
  • Jokers are wild

    When the curtain raises, the time returns to the Tang Dynasty (618-907), when China's first and only female emperor Wu Zetian ruled this biggest country in the world. A young magician is called to perform the newly invented poker game ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/9/5 9:43:31
  • Disney on Ice to Beijing in November

    In good news for this city's kids and their indulgent parents, one of the world's most popular live shows, <em>Disney On Ice: Mickey&amp;Minnie's Magic Journey</em>, will be on the way to Beijing this November, said the organizers, who started selling ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/8/30 9:27:28
  • BMF banks on Mahler for 2011 festival

    People always say autumn is the best season in Beijing. And with the Beijing Music Festival scheduled for October, the town will become even more charming.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/8/24 8:20:07
  • Shanghai shares jazz

    The 2011 JZ Shanghai Music Festival (JZ Festival) will share a jazz performance by jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli with Beijing's Century Theater, said the organizers at the press conference Friday in Beijing.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/8/23 8:39:54
  • Xinhai remembered

    When the conductor finished the last movement at the Forbidden City Concert Hall Friday night, Hoi Kin Wa, president of Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra finally relaxed as the orchestra's six-city tour, called The Light of Renaissance, was over.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/8/22 8:15:56
  • SMAP's a sure thing

    This time, Japanese pop band SMAP won't let their Chinese fans down by singing at Beijing Workers' Stadium on September 16 for the very first time.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/8/17 8:34:12
  • Worlds apart

    It is my second time to see Chen Zhuo's artworks at Sanlitun's Gallery Yang, which opened to the public last December with a group exhibition featuring Chen and 11 other artists.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/8/16 8:13:24
  • Print works

    The Second Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Prints raised its curtain at Today Art Museum last week. The two-week-long exhibition includes three parts: a group exhibition, Fang Lijun's solo prints exhibition and Gu Yuan's solo exhibition.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/8/10 8:52:08
  • Ballads from beyond the grave

    It has been 16 years since Chinese diva Teresa Teng died, but her music still inspires people who love her sweet voice. The past weekend, Teng's music returned in a Chinese musical drama <em>Love U, Teresa</em>.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/8/8 8:25:05
  • Legendary conductor brings mixed Arab-Israeli orchestra to Beijing

    Forbidden City Concert Hall presented a concert by the legendary conductor Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra on Friday.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/8/8 8:14:22
  • The Sick Man cometh!

    It's a pity artist Zhao Gang's exhibition only ran two weeks at Today Art Museum. Last Saturday, also the last day of his solo exhibition this year, many art lovers were still wandering among his four giant oil paintings featuring ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/8/3 8:24:21
  • Space invaders

    If you live with your parents in a tiny house which is crowded with cases and wardrobes and your wife is pregnant with a baby, what will you do with your tiny offspring if there's no space?

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/8/2 8:21:25
  • See, bubble!

    Yang Fan, a bubble performer, has moved the world of bubbles to the stage, together with laser lights and music, to freeze that beautiful scene in our minds. This weekend, he will stage his fabulous "Gazillion Bubble Show" in town, ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/7/27 8:39:50
  • World without darkness

    Night falls, and neon light covers every corner of the city. The lights are set in boxes, small or big, hung outside stores or malls; about the place's title, an entertain cartoon character, simply the word "hot pot". It's all ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/7/26 8:06:02
  • Great Wall of sound

    Xiong Xiaoge has a vision. And it's one he shares with Yogi Bear. Xiong wants everyone to get out of the city, into the fresh air with a picnic basket, for a little chill time.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/7/25 8:05:45
  • The Crazy Auntie's taxi cab workout plan

    Is it possible to get exercise and release stress in the back seat of a taxi? Touchmedia, the company that owns those touchscreens in the back of the taxis, sure thinks it is.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/7/21 8:55:02
  • Dead diva returns in musical

    Legendary Chinese diva Teresa Teng (aka. Deng Lijun) will be the subject of a new musical at Beijing Exhibition Hall Theatre next month. <em>Love U, Teresa</em>, tells the story of Teng's musical career with 30 of her most popular songs.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/7/20 8:19:32
  • Spirits dance with Timeless Elegance

    Female artist Ma Yanling portrays the images left in people's memory from Hollywood beauty Marilyn Monroe, actress Audrey Hepburn and Chinese movie stars Hu Die and Ruan Lingyu, even diva Zhou Xuan, and is showcasing them at Dialogue Space from ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/7/19 8:29:43
  • Get to Sesame Street

    Sesame Street! The whole world loves the puppets from Big Bird to Elmo. They are so popular not only in the US, but also in China.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/7/19 8:10:19
  • CBD takes a dramatic turn at new theater

    Beijing's central business district (CBD) is more famous for profits than plays. But the opening of the new Plato Theater in the Oriental Media Center, run by the X-square Drama Studio is another step in the district's quiet quest to ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/7/13 9:22:47
  • Four paths to creat art

    Four is an unlucky number in Chinese, but the Pin Gallery apparently doesn't worry about superstition. Their new exhibit, <em>Four People, Four Ways</em> brings together artists Fang Lijun, Yang Maoyuan, Wang Yin and Xiao Yu, contrasting the very different styles ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/7/13 9:02:24
  • Style with Chinese characteristics

    When the light goes dark, Chinese veteran music talent Zhang Yadong appears on the stage to spin from the DJ booth in front of an audience of hundreds, including models, celebrities and representatives from the world's top fashion brands. Zhang, ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/7/12 8:31:02
  • Beijing gets a taste of The Cranberries

    Irish rock band The Cranberries will perform at Beijing's MasterCard Center (formerly the Wukesong Arena) for the very first time July 28 after performing in Shanghai two days earlier.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/7/8 8:33:03
  • Singing songs' praises

    Auntie Yan Xin, 65, just like dozens of other music lovers, sits in the mini opera hall at the National Center of the Performing Arts (NCPA, aka The Egg) every weekend so she can listen to a free public lecture ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/7/4 8:12:18
  • Music concert aimed at youth, commemorates revolution

    To mark the centennial anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution in 1911, a touring concert series called <em>The Light of Renaissance </em>will be staged in six Chinese cities including Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan and Beijing from August 7 to 19.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/6/29 8:27:34
  • Talent is TV triumph

    China is addicted to talent shows, and it seems her people are addicted to performing on them.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/6/28 8:18:24
  • Chinese three tenors to sing at Great Wall

    Three Chinese tenors, Zhang Jianyi, Dingyi and Wei Song will sing at the upcoming Beijing Forest Music Festival on August 6, according to the festival's press officer Thursday. Xiong Xiaoge, CEO of the organizing company Beijing Tanglewood Tourism, said both ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/6/27 8:25:36
  • Great Revival dominates Beijing's cinemas

    Checking out the cinema listings and screening times at Beijing's movie theaters, I have to breathe deeply and feel it's hard to choose a movie to watch.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/6/23 9:15:51
  • Kid-friendly concerts at FCCH

    It has been a tradition for parents in Beijing to bring their kids to the annual Forbidden City Concert Hall (FCCH) Summer Art Festival since it first started 17 years ago.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/6/21 9:31:44
  • Artist puts private life on display

    Some of the 90 photos collected from artist Lin Jingjing's old family photo album are placed in drawers that have been pulled out from an old&nbsp; Chinese-style medicine cabinet.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/6/16 9:26:59
  • Kunqu Peony Pavilion blossoms at Forbidden City

    When referring to Kunqu Opera, Chinese script master Tang Xianzu's Peony Pavilion is top of the must-see list. Ten years ago, Kunqu Opera was listed as World Intangible Heritage by UNESCO. In order to mark the moment, the 90-year-old Suzhou ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/6/15 10:34:14
  • Tangible art at Arario

    If you don't feel like battling the crowds at 798, but would like to experience the work of several artists from both home and abroad, then head to Arario Gallery in Jiuchang Art Complex - it's worth the time it ...

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/6/14 11:50:02
  • Gold dust

    In Beijing it&rsquo;s a common sight, especially after one of the spring windstorms. Adorning cars, windows, even your furniture, there&rsquo;ll be a fine coating of the stuff left when the wind dies down.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2011/6/9 9:20:25
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    One look at artist Li Jikai&rsquo;s paintings is enough to identify any of his other works, so recognizable is his style.

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