Xu Qin

Feature Reporter
Art & Culture

Hotelier now an artistic action man

Philippe Caretti bends, swirls and dashes as he paints. His work is reminiscent of the action painting of the mid-20th century, but he uses syringes rather than brushes or sticks.

WHO praises China's efforts on health

The WHO says China is a leader in health coverage for all with its basic medical security network now covering more than 1.35 billion people. 

Scott Wallace: The Unconquered

During a three-month expedition in the Amazon Basin, Wallace uncovered how the Arrow People had managed to endure as one of the last unconquered tribes. 

Have you ever dreamed with your eyes open?

Originating in Belgium, the famous electronic music spectacular Daydream Festival will come to Shanghai for the first time ever this year.
Art & Culture

Public talks hope to preserve ancient art

A public talk series on the basics of Kunqu Opera, in both Chinese and English, will be held at the Dayin Culture Center, starting on Friday next week.


Spring has sprung, it's time to get planting

Regions south of the Yangtze Delta are the first to enter spring. Usually with the yushui, or Rain Water (the second of the 24 solar terms), planting begins in late February.

Art & Culture

Exhibition highlights Chinese New Year dining traditions

The ongoing exhibition sheds light on the traditional Chinese culture behind those delicious dishes.

China's North Pole Village: a rare summer and winter wonderland

The northernmost village of the country offers tourists beautiful mountains and clear water in summer and a gorgeous snowscape in winter.

A childhood interrupted by war

The 38-year-old author Ishmael Beah was in Shanghai to read from "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier" and shared his experiences as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Art & Culture

Documentaries to highlight Chinese culture, traditions and the spirit of China's craftsmanship

Three documentaries in English will hit the screen during the holiday to highlight Chinese culture, traditions and the spirit of China's craftsmanship.