SPOTLIGHT

Exhibition tribute to a celebrated painter

A cavalcade of visitors have flocked to the Zhejiang Art Museum as they decided to celebrate the birthday of one of China's most renowned late painters. Around 120 of Pan Tianshou's paintings, to mark the master...

Dec 25, 2017


Show celebrates ancient archaeological discovery

ON the 20th anniversary of one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries in the last century, the West Lake Museum is celebrating the find by exhibiting 200 excavated antiques until January 30. Twenty years...

Dec 25, 2017


Are you being served? Bookstore goes high-tech

A visior interacts with intelligent robot Xiao Xin at the Qingchun Road Bookstore, which just reopened after a five-month renovation. The bookstore, the largest in Zhejiang Province, now becomes a shopping mall with...

Dec 22, 2017


Food for Christmas thought

The Christmas season is upon us. The streets are sprinkled with sparkling lights while majestic Christmas trees stand tall outside of the city's shopping malls. Department store windows are adorned with glittering...

Dec 21, 2017


An idyllic natural paradise set in a fairy tale wonderland

THE Zhejiang Forestry Bureau has joined hands with the local media to select the coastal province's most picturesque spots. In June, the spring-and-summer seasonal spots were revealed, and selection is now underway...

Dec 20, 2017


Dealing with China's aging population

CHINA is growing old fast. National demographic statistics show that in 2015 people aged over 60 accounted for 16.1 percent of the population and it is likely to more than double to 35 percent by 2050. "The growth...

Dec 19, 2017


An unprecedented project in France celebrates Chinese art

IN an unprecedented move, two united events were held at the two most prominent venues in the historic French city of Strasbourg — both curated by artists from the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. "Shanshui: a Cosmotechnics"...

Dec 18, 2017


Leaf sculpture sticking its neck out

A giant giraffe sculpture made of leaves is set up at the entrance to Nanshan Road campus of China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. Apart from the giraffe, students from the art institute

Dec 15, 2017


Veganism is more than just a statement of health

IT would be fair to say in a largely carnivorous, meat-eating country you would be hard pushed to find a vegetarian. So imagine what the likelihood is when encountering a vegan. Yet there are vegans in China and they...

Dec 14, 2017


Preserving cultural and historical value of factory life

IN the 19th and 20th century, industrialization and the factory dominated the lives of the working class. People worked in the factory, housing was provided by the factory and children of the workers attended the same...

Dec 13, 2017