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A taste for the classics

Three blockbuster works of Chinese painting and calligraphy set new records at Beijing's two major autumn auctions, heralding the arrival of the 100-million-yuan ($15 million) era in the classical Chinese art market.

A festival program for change

I was fully booked last week. Four different performance companies invited me to their shows and they all said: "This is the highlight program in the on-going Seventh Beijing International Theater and Dance Festival".

French strikers shut down Pompidou Centre

The Pompidou Center in Paris has been closed since Monday because of a strike by workers angered by proposed job cuts at one of the most visited attractions in France, an official said on Thursday.

Exhibition of horse paintings

Lei Xiaoning, dubbed "China's No 1 painter of horses" south of the Yangtze, will hold his three-day solo exhibition in Beijing from tomorrow at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution.

Bid to save Qiang culture

Master of traditional Chinese painting, Fan Zeng, has donated 3 million yuan ($440,000) to help preserve the intangible cultural heritage of the Qiang ethnic group, which suffered greatly in last year's earthquake in Sichuan province.

Man of many words

When Yang Xianyi's mother was pregnant with him, she had an unusual dream: She saw a white tiger leap into her lap.

Dadawa's going places

When Dadawa first went to Tibet autonomous region in 1994 she was unimpressed by the potholed roads and lack of electricity, but the magical land nevertheless fascinated the Guanghzou girl.

Floating like a butterfly

Like many other young girls who love singing and dancing, Zhou Peng was excited to appear on television when she won a national singing competition in 1999 at 16. Then she released an album that sold well and became known as "China's first dance music singer".

Chinese classic scroll painting sells for record $24 million

A rare, classical scroll by a Ming dynasty artist fetched $24.8 million at a Beijing sale, the highest price ever paid for a Chinese painting at auction, in a positive sign for the downturn-stricken Chinese art market.

A Stellar century

Privately owned theater chain Stellar International Cineplex has opened its 100th screen, in World City, a 35,000 sq m lifestyle high street located in the center of Beijing's CBD.

Soldiers of truth

China hands are in demand today in the United States, with relations between the two countries becoming entwined ever tighter.

Separating the strands of a 'work in progress'

In 2007, Urban China - primarily an architecture magazine published from Beijing, but essentially an attempt to chart China's progress toward modernization at breakneck speed - was invited to participate at the Kassel Documenta 12.

Linking cultures with words

Chabbi encountered Li's works in 2004 when a friend recommended Afternoon Poetics (Wuhou de Shixue), a collection of the writer's short stories.

Heart of the countryside

Writer Li Er was not surprised when German Prime Minister Angela Merkel invited him for a talk, for the second time, during her visit to China last year.

Stamp of approval

Twenty-one Chinese artists - including Zeng Fanzhi, Yue Minjun and Fang Lijun - have become the first group of appointed artists at the newly founded Contemporary Art Academy of China (CAAC).