Yao Minji

Chief Feature Reporter

'Outdated, boring' cultural heritage gets chance to shine again

Live presentations of ancient traditions from all over the nation, many revitalized with fresh ideas adapted to contemporary tastes, have attracted thousands of visitors.

Guangzhou artists honor the Silk Road

A group of artists from Guangzhou are traveling from China's famous southern trading city to Sri Lanka and then on to Malaysia and Cyprus. 

Who says science books are dull?

As the recent Shanghai Book Fair showed us, writers and publishers are coming up with new ways to present science in a way that is understandable and entertaining.

Bookstores are no longer just about books

Farmers' studies are expanding rapidly in Shanghai. Unlike downtown libraries or bookstores, these have local district newspapers, agricultural books and other targeted items.

Dramatic rise in interest in the Czech Republic

Consul General Richard Krpac has seen a tenfold increase in the number of visas issued to people from China

Book fair adds another chapter

More venues are added to take literary events and authors from around the world across the city.

New book charts Indian community in China

"Stray Birds on the Huangpu: A History of Indians in Shanghai" is an upcoming bilingual anthology tracing the history and capturing the present day of the Indian community in China

Book fair back, now with online ticketing

The 15th annual Shanghai Book Fair will be held at the Shanghai Exhibition Center from August 15 to 21. The popular event will also offer online ticket services for the first time.

New visa center launched to boost number of Chinese visitors to Israel

The Israel Visa Application Center opened in Shanghai to offer a faster application process accommodating the rapidly increasing number of visitors from China.
Art & Culture

A maestro who nurtures 'different voices'

German conductor and composer Robert Zollitsch, better known as Lao Luo in China, has been a prominent figure on the Chinese music scene for years.