X+Q Art Design for Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700 - 1900, V&A Museum, London

When aesthetics bring two together

The active expansion of Chinese consumer power has inevitably caught the attention of the demand-led art market in Europe. With economic capital sure to change hands, it remains to be seen whether this renaissance in Chinese art will allow the East and West to establish a common ground through shared cultural understanding.

Photographer Luo Hao for GQ China

China and the second child

There is going to be a boom in the numbers of middle-class babies in China, born to educated, travelled parents; what opportunities will this boom offer to those catering for their needs as they grow up?

China Philharmonic Orchestra at BBC Proms

China Philharmonic Orchestra Debut at BBC Proms

China Philharmonic Orchestra making a debut at BBC Proms with a triumph of programming with young pianist Haochen Zhang, and a trumpet concerto Joie éternelle, by the Chinese composer Qigang Chen, co-commissioned by the BBC and KT Wong Foundation.

Meltdown Festival

Carnet de Voyage Debut at Meltdown Festival

Invited by James Lavelle, curator of Meltdown Festival 2014 at Southbank, Carnet de Voyage, performance duo Rosey Chan and Mimi Xu, presents a site-specific 3-D visual and musical journey in collaboration with film director Mike Figgis and cutting edge animation maker UAU Studio.

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X+Q Art at Paul Smith Melbourne

The Chinese art collective X+Q Art, which construct colourful and vivid stories with their arresting sculptural pieces, is showcasing at Paul Smith Melbourne, Australia.

Yundi Emperor Fantasy low res

Yundi – Emperor | Fantasy

Following Yundi’s successful ‘China Piano Dream’ the classical star pianist is coming back to Europe with a 25 date tour throughout the continent in 2014.

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In Spite of it All

Fascinating stuff – In Spite of It All is a must see exhibition if you want to get under the skin of the modern multi-cultural Arab people.