China’s newest export hit is classical music

Society & Culture

"Once, classical music generally traveled from the West to the rest. Now China is reversing the exchange, not merely performing Western classical music in China, but exporting it."

Credit: F0EXBP Tehran, Iran. 13th Aug, 2015. Members of China Philharmonic Orchestra perform at a concert in Tehran, Iran, Aug. 13, 2015. The visiting China Philharmonic Orchestra jointly performed with Tehran Symphony Orchestra, as part of its six-country silk road tour. © Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua/Alamy Live News