British PM announces new UK-China creative and cultural collaboration

UK Prime Minister announces a new package of UK-China creative and cultural collaboration today, including commercial deals for a new Eden Project and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in China.

British PM announces new UK-China creative and cultural collaboration

As China’s economy diversifies, and as the country moves from a heavily industrialised to a knowledge-based, innovation-driven economy, there are ambitions for culture and creative industries to reach 5% of China’s national GDP by 2020. The UK is seen as a strong partner for China to achieve its ambitions in this sector, with creative industries […]

China considers traditional Chinese medicine legislation

China’s cabinet, the State Council, issued a draft on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) legislation for public review on Thursday. China will establish a comprehensive TCM medical service system covering both urban and rural areas, the draft said. Local governments above the county level should set up TCM departments in public hospitals and promote TCM service […]

China hosts young overseas Sinologists

Eighteen scholars from 15 countries including the United States and France on Tuesday completed a research visit in Beijing for overseas Sinologists. Jointly held by the Ministry of Culture and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the visit included lectures by Chinese scholars from prestigious universities and institutes. According to the ministry, lectures covered various […]

Russia and China to establish joint university

Russia and China to establish joint university

China will open the first Russian-Chinese university jointly with Moscow State University (MSU) in Shenzhen in 2016. All the costs of construction, equipment and management fee of the university will be covered by China. MSU Rector Viktor Sadovnichii said that courses in the new university will be conducted in three languages ​​- Russian, Chinese and […]

Shaolin plans kung fu on call

Shaolin plans kung fu on call

The ancient martial art of kung fu might become as easy as a tap on the screen of your smart phone soon. China’s 1,500-year-old Shaolin Temple is looking to develop a game app to teach users martial arts on cell phones. Monks from the temple attended a summit held by e-commerce giant Alibaba this month […]

Celebrating Spring Festival overseas

From January 15. to February 28., 2014, Chongqing will dispatch six cultural delegations to seven countries, celebrating Spring Festival with Chinese people living in foreign countries, according to Chongqing Commission of Culture on January 14. The ‘Joyful Spring Festival’ is an activity initiated by the Ministry of Culture as a key dissemination project reaching all […]

Asian libraries agree on resource share

Asian libraries agree on resource share

Librarians from China and other Asian countries have agreed on strengthening collaboration and promoting resource sharing in the digital era. More than 80 chief librarians and representatives from Asian countries and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions signed the Declaration of Kunming at the Asian Library Curator Forum, which kicked off Tuesday in […]

British Nobel Prize-winning writer dies

British Nobel Prize-winning writer Doris Lessing died Sunday morning in London at the age of 94, said her publisher. According to a statement by Harper Collins, she “passed away peacefully” at home in the early hours on Sunday. “Doris Lessing was one of the great writers of our age,” Charlie Redmayne, the UK chief executive […]

China launches campaign to crack down on porn

A campaign has been launched against pornography in online game advertisements, mobile systems applications and online media players, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications said Tuesday. The office said the campaign, named “cleaning the web,” will also focus on online literature, fora, microblogs, social network services, search engines and realtime communications groups among […]

“Les Miserables” to debut in China

“Les Miserables” will debut in China on Thursday. The film will be shown in Chinese theaters without being dubbed in Chinese, according to the China Film Group Corporation. The film starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway is expected to attract a large number of moviegoers. The delicate film is an adaptation of the […]

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