Category Archives: Embassies

Denmark Opens New Visa Centers in Five Chinese Cities

The Danish Visa Application Center in Hangzhou opened on April 5, the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing said on April 1. A visa center in Shenyang will open on April 8, and centers in Chengdu, Jinan and Nanjing will open April 15. The five...


2016 Croisements Festival to Kick Off in China

The 2016 Festival Croisements organized by the French Embassy in China begins at the end of April. The multidisciplinary performances and exhibitions have become a yearly doorway for cultural exchange between China and France since 2006, when the Annees Croisees France-China Festival ended. This...


Good France Makes Second Appearance in Beijing

Initiated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and Alain Ducasse, the godfather of French cuisine, Good France swooped into Beijing on March 21. The event, aimed to promote French food and the merits of French cuisine, enables Beijingers to enjoy...


Great Wall Goes Green for St Patrick’s

The ramparts of the Badaling Great Wall at Yanqing county in northeastern Beijing were outlined in green light in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on the night of March 16. The lighting event, organized by Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative with the support of...


British Musician Arrives in China for Sino-British Program

British musician Kerry Andrew has arrived in China for a music exchange program set up by the British Council and the PRS for Music Foundation. Andrew is the third musician of the program and she will stay in China for five weeks. Andrew will...


Mars en Folie Brings Francophone Music to 14 Chinese Cities

The Alliances Francaises network, along with the embassies of Canada, Switzerland and Belgium and the Quebec office in China, are announcing the 9th Mars and Folie Music Festival. This year’s March Madness event includes 30 concerts in 14 Chinese cities from March 10 to...


Italian Author Explores the Destruction of Pompeii

Italian journalist, writer and filmmaker Alberto Angela presented The Three Days of Pompeii: 23 to 25 October 79 AD: Hour by Hour the Greatest Tragedy of Antiquity, his latest book, on January 28 at the Italian Cultural Institute. During the event, which was organized...


French Film Arrives for Spring

February is China’s 2016 holiday season and a month for new films. To accompany the cinema rush, the French Culture Center is providing viewers with a series of French films for the coming spring. From January 20 to February 17, the center will screen...


Art Exhibition Brings Russia’s Best to Beijing

From Russian with Love, a joint art exhibition of Russian contemporary paintings, opened at the Russian Cultural Center on January 21. The two-week exhibition, consisting of 40 or more representative pieces by renowned Russian artists, such as Boris Chuprov, Evgeny Pavlovich and Olga Melnikova,...


Saving Face Exhibition Creates Composed Identities

The Beijing Culture and Art Center (BCAC) is announcing the exhibition BCAC Open Display VITA ACTIVA: Saving Face, which opened December 26. The exhibition aims to establish a “digital-synesthetic trust system” through video and scanning technologies and “caressing one’s self.” Through their art installations,...