Author Archives: Calvin Feng

Aging Artist Hopes Works Can Instruct Youth

A poetic description of China’s modern-day elders calls them 70-year-olds with the faces of 60-year-olds, the fashion sense of 50-year-olds, the daily lives of 40-year-olds, the energy of 30-year-olds and the dreams of 20-year-olds. Artist Huang Ruihong, who recently celebrated her 70th birthday, see...


Beauty Behind the Fireworks

In recent years, firecrackers for celebrating Chinese New Year have been on sale at tents throughout the city. This year – on account of worsening air pollution – Beijing placed a strict ban on the use of fireworks within Third Ring Road. There are...


Vanishing Wholesale Markets Headed for Hebei

A building regulation change passed in Beijing in 2014 has been pushing out the capital’s popular wholesale markets and other popular but “unhealthy” developments. Lu Yan, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform, said the new trend of forcing out...


Railways Suspend Guaranteed Low-Cost Meals

An undergraduate student surnamed Li was surprised to learn there was no longer a meal service on the high-speed train back to her hometown on January 12. China Railway decided to discontinue meal services in certain ticket classes on January 1, a spokesperson for...


Sunshine Boy: Hu Yang

Hu Yang has beams with positivity, and that warmth is reflected in all his work. But as a child, Hu was raised to be quiet and reserved. “I often stayed alone seeking peace of mind, but I never felt isolated,” he says. His decision...


Profits No Indicator of Online Show Quality, Director Says

Reporters from Beijing Youth Daily met with Zheng Xiaolong, a director and member of the CPPCC Beijing Municipal Committee, to discuss trends in broadcast and Internet television after the 5th Session of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee. Zheng said domestic...


Scammers Pose as Doctors on WeChat

Scam artists posing as doctors have been contacting users on WeChat and offering to issue prescriptions for various ailments over the chat client. Yuan, one of the doctors who had his profile image stolen and used by a fraudulent account, said he was furious...


The Man in the Pictures

The phrase “Shang Chao” in spoken conversation would usually refer to one of China’s earliest dynasties. But for artist Shang Chao, it’s his name. “I didn’t choose it. It’s only one printed on my ID card and hukou,” he says. China’s art scene values...


Lost in Landscapes

Art has defined Ning Yufei’s life, steering her through higher education and shaping her career as an educator. Ning completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Hebei Normal University’s Academy of Fine Arts, a school that “has fostered many talented artists and is an...


Police Bust Gambling Ring Based on FishingJoy App

The iOS and Android game FishingJoy has become a new tool for gamblers to earn money, Beijing police said. The recent bust of a gambling ring with some 30 participants in Fangshan District resulted in six being arrested on charges of illegal gambling. FishingJoy...