An album of some of the earliest photographs ever taken of China and imperial Peking goes under the hammer in London next week.Friday, 10 May, 2013, 2:27pm 2 comments
An association for the protection of Chinese art on Sunday warned it would pursue legal action if a French auction house goes ahead with the sale of an imperial seal it says was looted.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Raising a family in The Unit (Fox; Monday to Friday at 10.40pm) is like living in a pressure cooker. Temperatures build and eventually, scalding jets of frustration need venting. For three seasons, we've watched Sergeant Jonas Blane (right; Dennis Haysbert; 24) and his fictional special forces team fly the coop for months on end on uber-cool, top-secret missions.24 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
With all the talk about how his latest film, Spring Fever, will be received by mainland authorities, Lou Ye seems remarkably unfazed. 'I'm still quite free to be here, aren't I?' he says in Cannes, where the film will be screened in competition as part of the French city's annual film festival.24 May 2009 - 12:00am
Beijing Walks: Exploring the Heritage
By Don J. Cohn
'The likes of Hong Kong and Taipei have their virtues, but lack 'the script' that tells China's story of the past thousand years,' writes China scholar Don Cohn.11 May 2008 - 12:00am
Some of the ancient buildings at the Summer Palace - one of the most cherished Unesco World Heritage sites in the nation - are to be converted into a luxury hotel and club, off-limits to ordinary visitors.9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Beijing's Old Summer Palace has publicly opposed a company's plan to reconstruct imperial gardens destroyed 148 years ago, saying it was impossible to replicate their original state because of insufficient records.29 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Mainland censors have banned public screenings of the movie Lost in Beijing after 17 minutes of footage of rape and class conflict cut from the original version appeared on the internet.5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
1 T in the Park is a summer music festival held in which country?
2 Which Steven Spielberg film is based on Brian Aldiss' short story Supertoys Last All Summer Long?
3 In which year was the Summer of Love?
4 Where would you find the Hall
of Dispelling Clouds and the Garden of Harmonious Interests?2 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
Treasures of the Chengde Summer Palace Exhibition16 May 2004 - 12:00am
The terrorist attacks in the US have caused a halt - and possibly the cancellation - of a multimillion-yuan movie on the destruction of an imperial palace in Beijing in 1860 by French and British forces.
News portal Sina.com quoted Li Lichi, producer of The Burning of Yuanmingyuan, as saying that the events of September 11 had stopped production of the film indefinitely.21 Oct 2001 - 12:00am
A Shade Of Summer: Post-impressionist works combining European and Eastern traditions by three mainland artists - Zheng Fan, Zhang Jian and Jing Yuchao. Pictured is Summer Palace (detail) by Zheng Fan. 10.30am-7pm Mon-Sat. Art Scene China, 7/F One Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Tel: 2501 0211. The exhibition opens today and continues until September 7.21 Aug 2000 - 12:00am
THERE are some professions in which calling attention to one's craft is almost always a sign of desperation.
Have you ever noticed, for example, what a stand-up comic does when his jokes fall as flat as day-old beer, and his audience can't even muster a snigger? Chances are, he'll start talking about how tough it is being a comic.1 Jul 1993 - 12:00am
ABOUT 10,000 worshippers will flock to Lantau Island this morning for the re-opening of the 80-year-old Koon Yam Temple in Tai O. The $30 million renovation took three years to complete and is modelled on the Yiheyuan, the summer palace in Beijing.3 Jan 1993 - 12:00am