The dancing damas: China’s ‘square dancers’ take society by storm

These "damas" move in unison in everything they do – from dancing and travelling in groups to making joint investments in properties By He Huifeng They...

Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s G20 concert serenades world leaders with ‘global language’ of music

A Chinese choir serenaded world leaders during a lakeside concert on Sunday night after the start of the Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou. Held...

Did You Catch All the Ways Hollywood Pandered to China This Year?

It’s hardly a well-kept secret that the booming Chinese box office is having an impact on the way Hollywood blockbusters are being made. The...

British and Chinese: Divided by culture?

By Paul Moss The World Tonight The Queen caused an international stir when she was caught on camera describing a Chinese delegation as "rude". But was...

China Puts a Hitch in the Step of ‘Dancing Grannies’

By ANDREW JACOBS The offenders usually emerge at dusk, occupying prime real estate in public plazas or parks as they sashay to treacly Chinese pop tunes...

History of a ‘scribal machine’: Jing Tsu studies the ‘systematization’ of Chinese

By Corydon Ireland, Harvard News Office April 2, 2009 Starting in the 1920s, Chinese writer Lin Yutang earned a reputation as an urbane essayist and...

China’s Soft-Power Fail

By Adam Minter On Oct. 1, the Toronto District School Board became the latest high-profile North American educational institution to sever ties with the Confucius Institutes,...

Confucius Institute & Controversies

Confucius Institute (孔子学院;) is a non-profit public educational organization affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, whose aim is to...

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