SPOTLIGHT

Two drunks, 50 moons: young talent on the rise

The exhibition "50 Moons," named after the title of a piece by one of the six artists whose works are on display, explores the boundary between reality and illusion through painting, installation art and video. On...

Feb 26, 2018


Celebrating the life and work of Geng Jianyi

AN exhibition gathering some of the most important Chinese contemporary artists has opened in Hangzhou in tribute to prominent local artist Geng Jianyi, who died of cancer at the end of last year. All the 48 artists...

Feb 26, 2018


Construction due to begin in June on the village for the 2022 Asian Games

THE 2022 Asian Games Village will be established in Hangzhou's Qiangjiang Century City on the south bank of the Qiantang River, 18 kilometers from the Xiaoshan International Airport and 10 kilometers from the Hangzhou...

Feb 23, 2018


Try the tempting 'Black Pearls' of Hangzhou cuisine

IN China if you want to know whether a new restaurant is worth a visit, most people will check on Dianping.com, probably the most widely used restaurant review website in the country. Recently, its parent company,...

Feb 22, 2018


'Blockbuster' flops in a country far, far away

THE year was 1977. A young man sat in a movie theater as the very first Star Wars movie played on the silver screen. The ticket vendor had let him in for free because he'd already come to see it so many times. He...

Feb 13, 2018


Exhibition explores legacy of Mongol empire

AN awe-inspiring exhibition exploring the Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan and rich Mongolian culture and customs is now open to the public. Around 150 precious antiques and artifacts, on loan from the Inner Mongolia Museum,...

Feb 12, 2018


New show unveils the mysterious veil of Tibet

THE mysterious veil of Tibet has been unfolded among dozens of fascinating artefacts in a new exhibition at West Lake Gallery. Around 117 pieces of ancient antiquities gathered from the palaces and museums in Tibet...

Feb 12, 2018


Chinese Lunar New Year reliving ancient customs and bridging a generation gap

ZHEJIANG locals celebrate the Chinese New Year through a series of multifarious ceremonies and customs. Ancient folklore has managed to retain these celebrations throughout the years, which acts as spiritual wealth...

Feb 8, 2018


Xiaoshan, a new calling card to the world of sport, business and leisure

XIAOSHAN District, which will house the Hangzhou Olympic Center, has become an important MICE (meeting, incentive, conference and exhibition) destination in the Yangtze River Delta region, thanks to enriched tourist...

Feb 7, 2018


Finding winter sanctuary in pink pajamas

WHEN winter comes around in Hangzhou, I can always look forward to one thing: my orange-pink padded fleece pajamas. They come in two parts: a fluffy jacket designed like a letterman's jacket, and thick sausage-like...

Feb 6, 2018