China Launched “the Year of French language”

China Launched “the Year of French language”

The Year of the French language in China (中国法语年) was inaugurated September 13, 2011 at Beijing Language and Culture University, attended by Mr Alain Juppe, French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Ms. Liu Yandong, Chinese State Councilor and Mrs. Fu Ying, Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs. According to Mr. Juppe, the event is […]

The Awards of the 3rd China Image Film Festival Has Been Released

The Awards of the 3rd China Image Film Festival Has Been Released

The China Image Film Festival (CIFF),starting from 2009, is moving forward to its third anniversary. Being the only Chinese film festival in the UK and the largest one in Europe, the festival is of significant importance in promoting new Chinese film directors, the Chinese film industry’s sustainable development and its global influence. With the slogan […]

China Released First Blue Book on Human Rights

China Released First Blue Book on Human Rights

China Human Rights Studies, Social Sciences Academic Press yesterday jointly held a press conference in Beijing, released the first Blue Book of China’s human rights, “the development of China’s human rights report NO.1 (2011)”. The Blue Book analyzes China’s experience and existing problems in promoting the development of human rights, and makes recommendations. The Blue […]

China Bans Lady Gaga’s Music from Internet

China Bans Lady Gaga’s Music from Internet

The Chinese authorities have banned a hundred songs from Internet music portals, including those of global stars as Lady Gaga or the Backstreet Boys. The Chinese Ministry of Culture says the ban is intended to “restore order” of the online music market that needs to be purged from songs which are “harm the security of […]

Harry Potter Still The Leader of The Box-Office

Harry Potter Still The Leader of The Box-Office

With a successful launch in China and nearly 26 million dollars in revenue, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 retained for the fourth consecutive week the head of the international box office outside the United States. David Yates‘s film generated $ 62 million on 15,632 screens in 61 countries. Harry Potter overshadows […]

Musician will.i.am to Support the 100,000 Strong Initiative Concert in Beijing to Celebrate U.S.-China Educational and Cultural Exchanges

Musician will.i.am to Support the 100,000 Strong Initiative Concert in Beijing to Celebrate U.S.-China Educational and Cultural Exchanges

On July 29, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Grammy Award-winning musician and producer will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas. During the meeting, Secretary Clinton highlighted the importance of educational and cultural ties between the United States and China, in particular, furthering the goals of President Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative to increase […]

American Singer will.i.am Becomes Cultural Ambassador to China

American Singer will.i.am Becomes Cultural Ambassador to China

American singer will.i.am, frontman of hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas, will soon hold a concert in Beijing. This concert is part of events with American diplomacy to develop cultural exchanges between the U.S. and China. The singer, winner of several Grammy awards, met Friday with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said the State Department. The […]

China’s “Queen of microblog” Reaches Over 10 Million Followers

China’s “Queen of microblog” Reaches Over 10 Million Followers

As of 9:41 pm Wednesday, Yao Chen, famous Chinese actress nicknamed “Queen of microblog”, had reached 10,000,720 fans on her Weibo (microblog in Chinese), a Twitter-like service operated by Chinese Internet portal Sina. The figure is remarkably close to 12 million followers of Lady Gaga’s Twitter account. Sina crowned Ms.Yao “Queen of microblog” in January, […]

Vatican Concerned About the Ordination of a Chinese Bishop Without Its Permission

Vatican Concerned About the Ordination of a Chinese Bishop Without Its Permission

The priest José Huang Bingzhang was ordained bishop of Shantou (Guangdong) yesterday at a ceremony headed by prelate Fang Xinyao, President of the National Patriotic Association, known as “Patriotic Church” controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. Eight bishops in communion with Rome were required to attend The illegitimate ordination, said Vatican, stressing that the bishops […]

Spain: Chinese as Second Foreign Language in Education

Spain: Chinese as Second Foreign Language in Education

The Spanish politician Francisco Alvarez Cascos has proposed on Tuesday a renewal of the educational system that will introduce learning Chinese together with Castilian (Spanish) and English. Such initiatives demonstrate the growing influence of China. In Spain, recent years people have witnessed a real immersion in Chinese culture, especially in the study of language. According […]