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The Curator of Old China: Tong Bingxue and his photographs

  “Most foreigners’ photos, they come from some exoticizing angle, or they’re standing from the point of view of the conqueror. They…

Australia’s foreign influence pushback gets personal as Chinese lobbyist denied re-entry

Pictured: Huang Xiangmo with former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull For the past two years, Australia has been engaged in an 

12,000 HIV-infected blood plasma products from Shanghai company?

An…

In dealing with China, the U.S. can draw on a Cold War lesson: Be more open

For the U.S., the balance between openness and innovation with restrictions and control has always been essential. In its…

CCTV claims this year’s Spring Festival Gala was a huge success — I call it BS

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV released a report on the morning of February 6 summarizing how the 2019 Spring Festival Gala performed in terms…

Lion dancing — a Chinese cultural tradition

Have you ever encountered a lion dance performance in Chinatown? It is one of the most popular traditions in Chinese culture….

The future of Uyghur cultural — and halal — life in the Year of the Pig

Top: Uyghur children dressed in Han cultural clothing celebrating the year of the pig in Hotan in 2019  

5 classic Chinese New Year movies

Center image: All’s Well, End’s Well; clockwise from upper left: Rumble in the Bronx, The Chinese Feast, King of Comedy, The…

Year of the Dog in live music: 21 bands that rocked Beijing in 2018

Photos by Joseph Chen Three venue showrunners in China’s capital pick their favorite local acts from the past…

The 5 best CCTV Spring Festival Gala sketches of all time

Scammers being scammed; a fembot becoming more demanding, unpredictable, and humanlike; skits tackling current events; comedians acting in their creative primes…the…

8 lucky foods to eat on Lunar New Year’s Eve

One of the greatest joys of celebrating the new lunar year is the Lunar New Year feast on the eve of the holiday. In…

An easy, cute piggy clay cup to make with your kid

Happy Chinese New Year! The Year of the Pig is officially here, and Chinese people are celebrating this important festival with…

Here it is, the best act from the 2019 CCTV Spring Festival Gala

The 2019 edition of the CCTV Spring Festival Gala — one of the most watched shows on the planet despite its familiar schmaltz…

Chinese variety show ‘Super Vocal’ gives young opera singers their chance to shine

The viral variety show Super Vocal, produced by Hunan TV, penetrates the singing variety show market with…

Kuora: Visiting Beijing during Chinese New Year

A new lunar new year is upon us. Starting tomorrow, actually. So this week’s column will be about that most festive time on…