• Spring of the peony

    2016-08-16

    As the soaring sound of jinghu (Chinese two-stringed fiddle) and the beating of drums intensify, 10-year-old Ding Hu walks toward the center of the stage and poses like a warrior.

  • Late bloomer, and how

    2016-08-16

    Meet Huang Xiaofeng, also known as Austin Huang, 58, the man who fuses Chinese folk music with Western classical symphony.

  • Amazing grace

    2016-08-16

    Dance festival Spring Equinox, which aims to showcase young Chinese choreographers, will be held in Beijing from March 18 to April 2.

  • In memory of a march

    2016-08-16

    The National Ballet of China holds shows every April, when young choreographers present their works.

  • The genes of dreams

    2016-08-16

    Craig Mello, an American biologist and co-winner of the Nobel Prize in 2006, says the great thing about science is that it can break barriers and bring people of different cultural backgrounds together.

  • Beyond babel

    2016-08-16

    German linguist Patrick Kuehnel was first drawn to China by its exoticism and language, he says.