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BBC China editor Carrie Gracie praised for resigning over 'secretive and illegal' pay inequality

[unable to retrieve full-text content] BBC China editor Carrie Gracie praised for resigning over 'secretive and illegal' pay inequality Telegraph.co.ukTop BBC journalist quits after accusing corporation of 'secretive and illegal pay culture' The Independent#IStandWithCarrie: Dozens of BBC women break their silence to support senior editor Carrie Gracie as she quits over ... Daily MailFull coverage

New Year elements in China's traditional culture

Video PlayerClose Recently, China issued a set of zodiac stamps to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog. The theme for this round of zodiac stamps is "happy family," and the new stamps depict Chinese domestic dogs. The year 2018 marks Chinese "Wu Xu Year," the Year of the Dog. In fact, not only zodiac stamps, elements of Chinese New Year can be found in many forms of Chinese folk arts. Zodiac stamps for Year of the Dog A customer shows a first day cover with the newly issued zodiac stamp in Xicheng District of Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 5, 2018. China Post issued a set of special zodiac stamps for the Year of Dog with two different designs Friday. The Year of Dog, or Chinese traditional lunar New Year of this year, starts from Feb. 16. (Xinhua/Li He) China Post says the first stamp depicts a male dog with its chin up and its eyes straight ahead. Its two ears point upward, while its hind legs are forcefully thrust against the ground, ready to pounce on any int..

China Tibetan Culture Picture Exhibition kicks off in Myanmar

Video PlayerClose YANGON, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- The 2017 China Tibetan Culture Picture Exhibition kicked off in Myanmar's Shwedagon Pagoda on Sunday afternoon. Present at the opening ceremony of the two-day exhibition were Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, Chairman of Yangon Region Parliament U Tin Maung Htun and other officials as well as eminent monks. Speaking at the ceremony, Chinese Ambassador Hong Liang expressed his belief that the exhibition will be a great opportunity for the Myanmar people to know more about tradition and culture of China's Tibet and it will strengthen the friendship between China's Tibet and Myanmar. U Sein Win Aung, chairman of the Myanmar-China Friendship Association (Central), said the exhibition aims to exchange culture, friendship and Buddhism between China's Tibet and Myanmar. It is the first time of visit to Myanmar for China's Tibetan Culture Delegation and the exhibition highlights the bilateral exchange of Buddhi..

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A customer shows a first day cover with the newly issued zodiac stamp in Xicheng District of Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 5, 2018. China Post issued a set of special zodiac stamps for the Year of Dog with two different designs Friday. The Year of Dog, or Chinese traditional lunar New Year of this year, starts from Feb. 16. (Xinhua/Li He) Recently, China issued a set of zodiac stamps to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog. The theme for this round of zodiac stamps is "happy family," and the new stamps depict Chinese domestic dogs. The year 2018 marks Chinese "Wu Xu Year," the Year of the Dog. In fact, not only zodiac stamps, elements of Chinese New Year can be found in many forms of Chinese folk arts. Zodiac stamps for Year of the Dog China Post says the first stamp depicts a male dog with its chin up and its eyes straight ahead. Its two ears point upward, while its hind legs are forcefully thrust against the ground, ready to pounce on any intruders. The second ..

A Chinese Empire Reborn

Opinion|News Analysis The Communist Party’s emerging empire is more the result of force than a gravitational pull of Chinese ideas. A military parade in Beijing in 2015.CreditJonah M. Kessel/The New York Times Jan. 5, 2018I am the son of two empires, the United States and China. I was born in and raised around Washington in the Nixon-to-Reagan era, but my parents grew up in villages in southern China. My father was a member of the People’s Liberation Army in the 1950s, the first decade of Communist rule, before he soured on the revolution and left for Hong Kong. So it was with excitement that I landed in Beijing in April 2008 to start an assignment with The New York Times that stretched to almost a decade. I had just spent nearly four years reporting on the bloody failure of the American imperial project in Iraq, and now I was in the metropole that was building a new world order. China had entered a honeymoon phase with other nations. For years, anticipation had built for the 2008 Summ..

News Analysis: Chinese leader's first foreign trip in 2018 sends signal of good neighborliness

Video PlayerClose Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (3rd L) attends the second Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Jan. 10, 2018. Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and Li Keqiang co-chaired the meeting, which also brought together Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Myanmar Vice President U Myint Swe. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo) PHNOM PENH, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- The first overseas trip in 2018 by a Chinese leader has sent a signal of China's attaching importance to its neighborhood diplomacy, experts said. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Thursday concluded a 24-hour trip to Cambodia where he attended the second Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting and paid an official visit to the kingdom. "It is the first overseas trip in the new year by a Chinese leader and has its significance," Hu Zhengyue, vice president of China Public Diplomacy Assoc..

Jack Ma martials his forces to break a record

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Jack Ma martials his forces to break a record Telegraph.co.ukFull coverage

west-line studio's triangular-shaped cultural center in china pays homage to shui people

located in the southeastern part of guizhou province, the shui cultural center is a gateway to sandu county, the land of the shui. this community is one of the ethnic minority groups in china, most of whom live in guizhou — where west-line studio works exclusively — which is why the office pays special attention to researching minority cultures and traditions in order to bring some of their particular elements into the design. aerial view of the shui cultural center in sandu county despite being few in number, the shui people have still retained their own language, together with their unique system of pictographs. they have around 400 characters used mostly during ceremonies and sacrifices. the iconic shape of chinese based west-line studio‘s cultural center pays homage to the shui language, following the shape of the character for ‘mountain’. the facade pattern is also inspired by their traditional characters, starting again from the basic triangular shape of the mountain, which is r..

China's Palace Museum sees record high visitors in 2017

China's Palace Museum, which is housed in the imperial Forbidden City, received nearly 16.7 million visitors in 2017. The figure marks a 4.3-percent increase compared to the previous year and is the highest recorded since the Beijing museum was opened to the public in 1925, Xinhua reports. Frequently named as the most visited art museum in the country, the Palace Museum has seen an average of 15 million visitors annually since 2012, with the number breaking the 16 million barrier in 2016. In order to display more of its cultural relics, the museum "will open an extra 51,000 m2 of floor space dedicated to ancient architecture by 2020, bringing the museum's total open area to 85 percent," said Shan Jixiang, the museum's director, adding that its security and monitoring system will also be upgraded to improve all-round monitoring of the world heritage site. Shan, who became the head of the museum in 2012, accidentally made himself an online celebrity in 2017 thanks to hi..

Bekraf co-produces Indonesia-China film 'Boundless Love'

The Indonesian Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) celebrated on Thursday its collaboration with Red and White China and PT Kamala Media Cipta to produce Boundless Love, a romantic drama to be directed by China's Wing Yiming. Gansu Biaoshi Culture Communication Group has also contributed co-production funding​ ​for Boundless Love. “This is not the first Chinese movie to be set against the backdrop of Indonesia. However, this is the first time Bekraf will be directly involved in the filming process,” Bekraf marketing deputy Joshua Puji Mulia Simanjuntak said at the agency's Central Jakarta office, reported Antara News Agency (https://www.antaranews.com/berita/672612/bekraf-dan-china-berkolaborasi-buat-film-boundless-love). The jointly produced film is a direct result of the Indonesian Creative Incorporated (ICINC) for Film, which was introduced in May in Shanghai. Read also: Agency to host pitching, financing forum for Indonesian film projects The 90-minute drama tells of the rom..

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