China intensifies regulation of showbiz brokerage

China’s Ministry of Culture issued a regulation on Friday to intensify administration over brokerage activities in the country’s performing arts sector. The ministry told show business brokers to protect performers’ rights and interests, regulate their professional behaviors, help them polish their crafts and supervise their compliance with professional ethics. Under the supervision of the ministry, […]

Chongqing cultural industry sees 30 bln yuan added value

The added value of Chongqing cultural industry hit 30.948 billion yuan in 2011, up 29.6% over 2010 (calculated according to the current price). And the added value accounted for 3.09% of the GDP, above the national average, according to Chongqing Statistics Bureau on December 4, 2012. The added value is mainly produced by the publication […]

Wujiang River Basin Ethnic Culture Research Base opens

The Unveiling Ceremony of Wujiang River Basin Ethnic Culture Research Base, under the Center for Ethnic and Folk Literature and Art Development of the Ministry of Culture, was held at Yangtze Normal University in Chongqing, marking the fourth local research platform of the university. The other three institutes Yangtze Normal University boasts to serve the […]

China Central Academy of Fine Arts Establishes its Research Center in Hunan

On November 30, co-founded by the Hunan Huakai Chuangyi Exhibition Service Co., Ltd. and China Central Academy of Fine Arts, the first base of education, production and research of the academy in Hunan held its plate-conferring ceremony in Changsha. Benefiting from its richness in Huxiang Culture and renowned for its prominence in such fields as […]

China issues special stamps for Confucius Institutes

Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and the China Post Group on Saturday jointly issued two pieces of special stamps on the Confucius Institutes, which have sprung up across the world since 2004. The stamps featuring the theme of exchange and teaching were the first such stamps ever issued by China Post. Over the past eight years, […]

More Chinese translating online

Chinese are becoming increasingly dependent on translation tools that run online as well as on mobile devices, according to a report conducted by an online translation service provider. Some 73.7 percent of Chinese Internet users surveyed for the report said they use online translation tools. Language translation ranked fourth on the list of what people […]

Chinese scholar wins Russia’s Likhachov prize

Russia’s annual Likhachov Prize achievement was awarded here Friday to Liu Wenfei, a scholar from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and four top Russian contributors. Liu, a research fellow at the CASS Institute of Foreign Literature, has thus become the first Chinese scholar to win the prize. The Prize Committee recognized Liu’s contribution […]

Tibetan Buddhist palaces restored in Forbidden City

Tibetan Buddhist palaces and buildings in the northwest corner of the Forbidden City, currently the Palace Museum in Beijing, have been reconstructed after a disastrous fire nearly 90 years ago. The reconstruction strictly followed the tradition of materials, procedures and techniques to restore the appearance in the Qianlong Period (1736-1795), according to a Palace Museum […]

“Year of Russian Tourism” ends in China

“Year of Russian Tourism” ends in China

The “Year of Russian Tourism”, a Sino-Russian event to boost mutual tourism, ended on Friday, with the two parts agreeing on further investment cooperation. Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan and his Russian counterpart Olga Golodets sent congratulatory messages to the concluding ceremony held in Shanghai. The National Tourism Administration (NTA) of China and the Russia […]

Nobel laureate Mo Yan wins top domestic drama award

Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan has won a “Golden Lion” Award, for his play “Our Jing Ke”, organizers said on Sunday. Mo and 13 others won the top prize in the dramatists category. His play “Our Jing Ke” was published with two other plays shortly after he was announced winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize […]