Beautiful China: Smooth as silk

2013-01-05 10:20:57

A video production on Chinese silk, Beautiful China, started airing on Times Square's China screen on Dec 20, and will be shown on rotation for the next two months in the heart of New York

Born of Beijing

2013-01-04 09:47:12

Tourist Patricia Beus picks out an exquisite decoration of white porcelain inlaid with a multitude of colors from among the shops at Beijing Panjiayuan Antiques Market. "This kind of artwork is very rare and very hard to find in my hometown," she says. "The shopkeeper tells me it's called Jingtailan in Chinese." Jingtailan, or Cloisonn as it's also known, is a craft born and developed in Beijing. It involves a unique combination of sculpture, painting, porcelain and copper-smithing.

Painter shows his class in Tibetan village

2012-12-31 11:21:47

Professor Wang Qijun (right) of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts shows how life has improved in Sichuan's Tibetan areas.

Young designer produces mature masterpiece

2012-12-31 10:31:46

Ran Xiangfei could be mistaken as an undergraduate student strolling into the Shanghai Italian Center exhibition hall.Trend alert: Losers take it all

Voices that travel

2012-12-31 10:24:46

Made-in-China and trained-in-Korea, TimeZ is the latest cross boundary boy band to make the headlines.

Silence is loud

2012-12-31 10:18:52

Philippe Bizot doesn't say a word on stage and yet, using exaggerated facial expressions and body movements, he expresses himself perfectly.Evolution of a master

Henan Special: Henan invests heavily in cultural heritages

2012-12-27 08:01:20

With support from the local and national government, great progress has been made in efforts to protect the wealth of cultural heritage sites in Henan province, one of the places where Chinese civilization first originated, a senior official said.

Actress Liu Xiaoqing performs stage drama

2012-12-27 16:02:02

Actress Liu Xiaoqing performs during a stage drama, which tells a story of famous courtesan Sai Jinhua.

National Center for Performing Arts marks 5th anniversary

2012-12-26 14:25:28

Audiences enjoy the Peking Opera performance during an open day at the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing.

Ten violinists, three award winners

2012-12-25 11:15:22

Ten young Chinese award-winning violinists, including three Italian Paganini Violin Competition golden award winners.

Toys for big boys and girls

2012-12-25 09:13:19

Remember the term "kidult". It explains a whole new phenomenon that is gathering strength throughout the toy world.

Mandarin Cats heading to Beijing

2012-12-21 09:56:14

Cats, an award-winning musical by British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, will soon captivate Beijing audience with a Chinese version.