Category Archives: Embassies

Great Britain Extends Tourist Visas for Chinese to Boost Economy

Chinese travelers bound for Great Britain will be receiving two-year multi-entry visas starting from this month. Previous tourist visas for Chinese visitors were limited to six months. British Prime Minister David Cameron announced his government’s plans for the change last October. Chinese tourists spend...


Triennale di Milano International Exhibition Makes a Comeback

The 21st Triennale di Milano International Exhibition will take place in Milan in 2016. The historic event was established in 1923 in the city of Monza and moved to Milan in 1933. The last Triennale Exhibition took place 20 years ago. The theme for...


Germany to be the Largest Non-Regional Shareholder in AIIB

After having approved plans to buy a stake in the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) earlier this October, the German government has finally lived up to its commitment by contributing $4.5 billion, making itself the fourth largest shareholder after China, India and Russia....


Beyond Frozen Point Film Festival Reaches Beijing

The Norwegian film festival Beyond Frozen Point, which depicts the lives of people in the polar region, ran from December 4 to 6 at the China Film Archive in Beijing. Films screened at the festival introduced Chinese viewers to stories of the far north....


Exhibition of South Korean Hanbok Opens in Beijing

An exhibition of South Korea’s traditional costume arrived in Beijing on December 10 after stops in the Philippines and Spain. Sponsored by the South Korean costume association, the exhibition featured more than 40 traditional hanbok, the Korean national costume. Themed “The Legitimacy of South...


Britain to Launch Yearlong Celebration of Shakespeare

The British Council and GREAT Britain campaign will organize Shakespeare Lives, a global program that will take place throughout 2016 to celebrate William Shakespeare’s legacy and mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. The program will include live performances, films, exhibitions, public readings...


The Chieftains Travel to China

The Embassy of Ireland along with the Consulate General of Ireland, Wyeth Nutrition and Culture Ireland have brought the Chieftains to China. The Chieftains are a traditional Irish band formed in Dublin in November 1962. The band’s music is almost entirely instrumental and focused...


‘Remember the Future’ with German Film Festival

German Films and the Goethe-Institut China are hosting the 3rd Festival of German Cinema. The festival opened on November 13 and will continue through November 30. It opened with the award-winning German movie Victoria (2015), directed by Sebastian Schipper, starring Laia Costa and Frederick...


Nights of Ink comes to Beijing

The 22nd Nights of Ink literary festival took place between March 12 and April 15 in the Walloon Province of Brabant, central Belgium. Now Nights of Ink is headed for Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan. The festival, which promotes Francophone authors, will featureJean-Claude Kangomba and...


Britain’s Best Food Takes Center Stage

The British Embassy in Beijing is on a mission for Beijing’s hearts and bellies with a weeklong, citywide dining event: British Menu Week. The event, which began on Monday, provides an unrivalled platform for China’s businesses and consumers to experience quality British food. To...