Yao Minji

Chief Feature Reporter
Iconic music hall's Lunchtime Concert plays right notes on 10th birthday - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Iconic music hall's Lunchtime Concert plays right notes on 10th birthday

Shanghai Concert Hall's path-breaking 'Lunchtime Concert' program celebrates its 10th anniversary, having nurtured many a talented local musician and embellishing their careers.
China's loans and projects transformed Malta's economy - China In Focus News
In Focus

China's loans and projects transformed Malta's economy

Malta gave China an opportunity to showcase its engineering capabilities to the rest of Europe and the world.
Tech college student honed his work and life skills with Chinese colleagues - China In Focus News
In Focus

Tech college student honed his work and life skills with Chinese colleagues

Maltese Raymond Cutajar, now a car maintenance shop owner, was among those few Westerners who came in contact and worked with Chinese in the 1970s – at No. 6 Dry Dock work site.
A cultural blend of literature and coffee - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

A cultural blend of literature and coffee

Sun Ganlu came to literary stardom as an avant-garde writer in the 1980s. He was confident about launching a book club in 2014, when many said nobody reads books anymore.
A cup of joe in the 'city's living room' - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

A cup of joe in the 'city's living room'

Traveling, reading and writing are the way Chen Danyan understands the unique identity of Shanghai, as well as the other cities in the world.
A rare study in normal – the prolific career of an author - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

A rare study in normal – the prolific career of an author

With a focus on "family," Zhang Yiwei's stories are mostly set in Shanghai, often in a "worker's new village," a part of the city where she grew up.
A concession to translated Chinese novels - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

A concession to translated Chinese novels

Born in 1970s Shanghai, Xiao Bai started writing in 2009. His sharp, witty and fun style of writing quickly caught the attention of the literary circle.
Foreign scribes weigh in on city's ubiquitous coffee - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Foreign scribes weigh in on city's ubiquitous coffee

When we put the responses of foreign and Chinese writers side by side, various insights about Shanghai clash or coincide through the lens of coffee.
Sci-fi writer experiments with the effects of AI - Book in China
Book

Sci-fi writer experiments with the effects of AI

Chen Qiufan discusses futuristic technology across a number of subjects, from coffee and tea to electronic waste to the effects of algorithms and AI.
Pioneering multimedia sounds to rock festive concerts - Entertainment in China
Entertainment

Pioneering multimedia sounds to rock festive concerts

Pianist Jenny Chai promises a repertoire for Christmas and New Year events at Shanghai Center Theater that reflects the pandemic period.
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