Erhu, the Chinese Fiddle

MUSIC TALKS explores the erhu, a bowed string instrument, with Jin Yue, the chief erhu instrumentalist with China National Traditional Orchestra.

Craftsman dedicated to revitalization of long-lost art of distinctive porcelain making

Chai Zhanzhu is one of the first craftsmen to retrieve the long-lost making technique of Jiaotai Ci. For more than three decades he has been devoting his career to revitalizing the craft.

Life on the move: the struggle and dreams of migrant workers

Often called a backbone of the Chinese economy, the migrant workers have faced great difficulties. But their dreams and yearning for a better life have been driving them to forge ahead.

Better the living conditions on the roof of the world in Tibet

We'll hear stories about people's struggle for a better life through sand control and central heating and oxygen supply projects on the roof of the world in the Tibet Autonomous Region, where the average altitude exceeds 4,000 meters and the annual temperature is around eight degrees Celsius, which is 46.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Chinese high-speed railway: over a decade of dazzling development

China boasts the world's longest high-speed railway network—so far 29-thousand kilometers in total. But how and why China has built the still-extending high-speed rail network within little more than a decade?

Culture

Craftsman dedicated to revitalization of long-lost art of distinctive porcelain making
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How not to damage children’s vocal chords when singing?
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Creative revisions of China's musical essence

Life

Life on the move: the struggle and dreams of migrant workers
Better the living conditions on the roof of the world in Tibet
Chinese high-speed railway: over a decade of dazzling development

Expat’s Guide

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Signature's Restaurant Chef Milan Cotra on Ramadhan in Beijing
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Explore Beijing through local gift shops
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Explore Beijing through Hutong Life

My China Story

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Nikola Stojanovic
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Rachel George
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Matteo Giovannini

Art and Literature

Erhu, the Chinese Fiddle
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Li Huanzhi: The Man Who Orchestrated China’s National Anthem
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The Commander of an Ensemble: The Drum

City Guides

Luo Yang
Beijing