Culture & Entertainment

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.


a

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.


a

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...

a

"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.


a

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.

a

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.

A taste of Tibetan culture

Chen Bei China Daily 18.06.2008
Tsampa, a Tibetan staple food made of roasted barley flour and yak butter tea. [chinadaily.com.cn]

Tibetan restaurants in Beijing are gearing up for more August diners, who are adventurous and looking for a taste of Tibetan culture.


Graduated designs showing in Beijing

Eason Sun IBTimes 17.06.2008
one model on the show(AP Photo/Xinhua, Gong Bing)

One annual creation of the students of Beijing ESMOD Fashion and Art College presents in Beijing on Sunday June 15, 2008.

40,000 tourists travel by bus during festival

Steffie Lu and Zhang Jun Shanghai Daily 09.06.2008
40,000 tourists travel by bus during festival

MORE than 90 percent of short-term travel packages were booked out for the first Dragon Boat Festival holiday at the weekend, agencies said.


Performers dance during the opening ceremony of the first China Xinjiang International Folk Dance Festival in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on June 8, 2008.   (Xinhua/Sadat)

The first China Xinjiang International Folk Dance Festival opened in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Sunday evening.

Stone not invited to film festival

SHANGHAI -- An official from the organizing committee of the Shanghai International Film Festival said yesterday American actress Sharon Stone "is not among the list of guests to be invited".


Rebuilt on its original site, the Tang Dynasty Imperial Tea Factory opens Today to tourists.(Photo Source: China Daily)

BEIJING, May 27 -- A festival opens today in Changxing of Zhejiang province showing the area's long history of tea production and contributions to tea culture in China.

Kung Fu film 'The Forbidden Kingdom' a hit in China

HONG KONG (AP) — Jackie Chan and Jet Li's first movie together is a hit in China.