Lunar New Year, also called Spring Festival, is the most important holiday celebrated in many Asian countries, including China, Japan, and South Korea. Our video editor Jia Guo filmed the festivities in the coastal city of Qingdao at the start of the Year of the Rooster. For more on the Spring Festival TV Gala, see our review of this year's program.
Artists flock to a tiny town an hour outside Beijing in search of lower rent, following the lead of art schools and famous artists pouring more resources into that location
Yanjiao has a population of 300,000 — a quite small town in Chinese terms — and used to be known as a "sleeper city" used only for commuter lodging. Now, with the establishment of a satellite campus of the Central Academy of Fine Arts and potentially hundreds of artists' studios, including that of the famous Gao brothers, it has quickly become a hub for young artists from Beijing's top art schools.
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