Category Archives: Embassies

Sweden Brings ‘Cosmic Pop’ Artist to Beijing

Swedish cosmic pop artist Zhala Rifatis performing at The Bar at Migas this Saturday. Rifat was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, where an interest in the local club scene moved her to develop her talents as a dancer and singer. Swedish recording artist...


‘Oriental Spirit’ Exhibition Lands in Beijing

A joint exhibition of Chinese and Korean artists opened early August as part of the visual section of the 8th China International Youth Arts Festival, a 12-day event. The collection features 46 pieces, including the sculptures and paintings of 11 artists from South Korea...


Polish Drama Lands on Beijing’s Stage

Polish drama is coming to Chinese stages during Polish Theatre Month, an event that brings the energy and rhythm of Poland’s contemporary theater to Beijing’s stage. Supported by the Polish Embassy’s Cultural Department, the event begins with “Forefathers’ Eve,” a poetic drama by Adam...


Embassy Lecture Introduces NCPA’s New Italian Opera

The opera that cemented composer Giuseppe Verdi’s position as one of Italy’s leading operatic maestros, “Simon Boccanegra,” is coming to Beijing with a lecture by Giuseppe Cuccia, consultant to the National Center for Performing Arts. As a young man, Simon Boccanegra suffers appalling misfortune....


The British Embassy Announces First Open House

The British Embassy in Beijing is hosting its first open house from 2 to 4 pm at the ambassador’s residence on July 18. Aimed at Beijing residents between the ages of 18 and 35, the embassy expects some 350 guests to attend. Planned activities...


BRICS Bank Follows the AIIB Launch

The signing ceremony to establish the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was held in Beijing on June 29. Inked by representatives of the 50 founding members, the AIIB is expected to launch within this year after all 57 member nations complete their own...


Tchaikovsky’s Classical Music Revives in Photos

The Beijing Russian Culture Center is celebrating the life of Tchaikovsky with a photo exhibition on the 175th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Born in 1840, Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer whoseworks included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music and a choral setting of...


Beautiful New World Reflects on a Generation’s Memory

The docudrama About the Beautiful New World introduced the oral histories and dreams of ordinary people in China’s rapidly changing society during its three-day run from June 26 to 28 at Gulou West Theater. During the Spring Festival holiday, students from the Department of...


Beijing Music Day Brings Out French-Style Musical Party

Beijing Music Day, an annual festival of musical discovery and entertainment, begins this Sunday. The city has been a Fete de la Musique destination since 2012. This year, the festival includes dozens of concerts across the city that will be free to attend on...


Chinese Cities in German Eyes

The German embassy in Beijing is hosting a joint exhibition to compare daily life in Chinese metropolises from German and Chinese viewpoints. The exhibition will runthrough July 24. Chinese Huang Min is displaying five oil paintings about the Beijing Heiqiao Art Zone, while German...