Culture & Entertainment

China bars English words in all publications

Chinese newspapers, books and websites will no longer be allowed to use English words and phrases, the country's publishing body has announced, saying the "purity" of the Chinese language is in peril.

Police release Chinese author after online storm

Ben Blanchard, Jonathan Thatcher Reuters 02.10.2010
Police release Chinese author after online storm

Police in southern China have released on bail the author of a popular Internet novel they deemed pornographic, state media said, following an on-line uproar about official abuse of power.


"Passion for Hong Kong: Exhibition of Works by Professor Jao Tsung-i" opens at Shanghai Expo

"Passion for Hong Kong: Exhibition of Works by Professor Jao Tsung-i", jointly presented by the Home Affairs Bureau (HAB) of the Hong Kong SAR Government and Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole of the University of Hong Kong opened today (August 16) at Expo ...

HK Pavilion welcomes more than 1m visitors

Admissions to the Hong Kong Pavilion topped the 1 million mark yesterday, as the Expo 2010 Shanghai China reached its halfway stage.


Move to Limit Cantonese on Chinese TV Is Assailed

Protests over land grabs, industrial pollution and poor work conditions often rattle the Chinese authorities. Now add to that outrage over language policy. More than 1,000 people gathered Sunday in Guangzhou, in southern China, to demonstrate agai...

Expo showcase for Hong Kong design talent

If you are going up to the Shanghai Expo before the end of October, you might want to visit Hong Kong Creative Ecologies - a showcase of Hong Kong's leading design work. The event, which is funded by Create Hong Kong, covers a wide range of our ci...


Shanghai dancing to Hong Kong tune

Tang Danlu Xinhua 05.06.2010
Shanghai dancing to Hong Kong tune

The Hong Kong SAR government has commissioned Hong Kong's modern dance flagship, the City Contemporary Dance Company, for two performances during the Expo 2010 Shanghai.

HK Ballet displays diversity in triple bill at Shanghai Expo

The Hong Kong Ballet will next month bring a triple bill, Summer Delights, featuring three diverse dance pieces by famous choreographers to World Expo 2010 Shanghai China (Shanghai Expo).


Young dancers from Hong Kong and Shanghai link up at Expo

For the first time, talented youngsters from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) School of Dance and the Shanghai Theatre Academy College of Dance will jointly present a dance programme for Expo 2010 Shanghai China (Shanghai Expo).

2010 Jimei Cross-Strait Dragon Boat Race to kick off this month

The annual dragon boat race is going to kick off this month again in Jimei Dragon Pool. According to the organizing committee, titled as "2010 Lianfa Jiagen Cup Jinxian Cup Cross-Strait Dragon Boat Race ", will be held 29th to 30th this month.


Shanghai Expo designer denies mascot copy of Gumby

ELAINE KURTENBACH Kansas.com 03.05.2010
Shanghai Expo designer denies mascot copy of Gumby

The Shanghai Expo mascot Haibao, a plump sky blue cartoon figure shaped like a stick person, is the latest target of claims event organizers may have "borrowed" some creativity for the event.

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Shanghai kicked off the six-month World Expo on Friday with a star-studded gala ceremony set to end in a lavish blaze of fireworks and light along the city's river-front.


Mui Cheuk-yin

Internationally renowned dancer Mui Cheuk-yin will join the Hong Kong SAR's a capella singers - the Yat Po Singers - to present a musical production on local traditional legends for Expo 2010 Shanghai China.

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That's an awful lot of ducks and dumplings. The largest ever World's Fair blasts off tonight with a massive fireworks display over Shanghai. China expects about 400,000 daily visitors to consume 547 tons of food each day, from buns at 70 cents for...


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"Raise the Red Lantern" director Zhang Yimou plans to make a movie to mark the 60th anniversary of communist China, cementing his shift from a dissident to a government-favored artist.

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A film show took place at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Corps Club on Feb. 20 to mark the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of the agreement on cultural cooperation between the governments of the DPRK and China.


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A Taiwanese blockbuster finally hit movie screens in China on Saturday after a two-month delay widely believed linked to mainland censors being uncomfortable with its Japanese themes.

One more Chinese property added to World Heritage List

One more Chinese property was inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List Sunday during the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee that is taking place in this eastern Canadian city.


Hollywood's mix of kung fu and giant pandas is a hit in China

Clifford Coonan The Independent 04.07.2008
The giant panda Po, voiced by Jack Black, and Master Shifu, voiced by Dustin Hoffman, in Kung Fu Panda

Getting Kung Fu Panda to the silver screen in China took the patience of a martial arts master, but the animated Hollywood take on Shaolin high jinks has got everybody kung-fu fighting in the ancestral home of the giant panda.

No business like show business

You Nuo China Daily 23.06.2008
No business like show business

An area in which China has yet to see as much development as its overall economy is the business of entertainment and culture.