The owner of one of China's top martial arts schools tells Chen Nan why the school is guided by the legacy of the legendary Huo Yuanjia, whose life remains an inspiration for young practitioners of the ancient skill.
2013 Beijing International Taiji Rouliqiu Festival was held in Beijing. 54 teams comprising more than 650 taiji rouliqiu players, from 18 countries and regions participated in the performance and competition.
A charity auction by Sotheby's (Beijing) Auction raised 15.57 million yuan ($2.54 million) on Sept 8, and part of the proceeds will benefit the Ai You Reborn project which provides medical and nursing care to orphans.
Gongbi master Yu Fei'an's flower-and-bird painting, Blossoms of Four Seasons, was sold for 4.26 million yuan ($695,900) at the Beijing Council International Auction's summer sales, which concluded on Thursday.
In a bid to attract more students to traditional Chinese martial arts, the sport's national governing body is lobbying for it to be included in the school curriculum, allowing students to earn points towards the national college entrance examination.