Guests at the Dutch embassy's daylong celebration of the Netherlands' new king swarmed the garden in a sea of orange, sporting neckties, blouses, sports jackets, hair ribbons and even eyeglasses in the national color.
Des Bishop's gig was sold out and there was a long waiting list as the Irish community, among others, turned out in force on April 27 to hear his first stand-up routine in Beijing at the Bookworm in Sanlitun.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a ground fighting martial arts. But unlike many other ground fighting styles, it teaches practitioners the skill of controlling. As control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is centered round the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and wrestling for dominant control without hurting the opponent.
Looted relics have been a hot topic in China in recent years and were back in the news last month when it was announced that two bronze sculptures taken from Beijing during a joint attack by British and French forces in 1860 will be returned to the country.