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  • Painter's drama born of the desert

    2013-02-25 14:26

    Fathiya Tahiri's family remembers that she was fascinated by shapes, and their potential to be put together or rearranged, as a small child.

  • Chinese designer aims at int'l market

    2013-02-25 14:08

    Fashion designer Guo Pei has made a name for herself among China's celebrity set, but is now looking for global success. Young designers seek boost abroad

  • New Zealand films will be screened in Beijing

    2013-02-25 13:53

    Eight feature films and two shorts, selected from some of New Zealand's most acclaimed directors, cinematographers and producers, will be screened in Beijing.

  • Stitches of reality

    2013-02-25 13:43

    Embroidery is such an important legacy for Suzhou that the city built a museum for the handicraft.

  • Young designers seek boost abroad

    2013-02-25 11:45

    Chinese students are flocking to US schools to find their own styles. Applications from China to Pratt Institute's fashion program in New York have more than tripled in the past three years.

  • Her mighty needle sets her apart, with style

    2013-02-25 10:48

    Yang Xiaoting, 34, is recognized as a rising star of Han embroidery in Wuhan.

  • Tapestries of history

    2013-02-25 10:48

    The art of embroidery was an important part of a woman's education in China, at least until a few generations ago.

  • Stitches from time

    2013-02-25 10:48

    Embroidery is part of the Chinese cultural fabric, and there are many schools with unique stitches, designs and characteristics from various regions.

  • Art beat in Beijing

    2013-02-22 17:37

    The Cultural Palace of Nationalities will celebrate its reopening with two cross-talk shows.Northern Kunqu Opera Theater will present the evergreen Kunqu performance.

  • Terracotta Warriors exhibit opens in US

    2013-02-22 16:33

    Ten life-sized Terracotta Warriors from China will be a central part of an exhibition in San Francisco that opens on Friday. Disappeared, not forgotten

  • Art beat in Guangzhou

    2013-02-22 16:23

    Russian violinist Kirill Troussov will work with Switzerland's Julius Baer Verbier Festival Chamber.Tina Lau is going to Guangzhou to give a public lecture on fashion and life on Feb 23.

  • Art beat in Shanghai

    2013-02-22 16:22

    Shanghai Opera House presents a concert production of Verdi's opera Rigoletto.British poet Simon Armitage will share his poems including Hitcher, Kids and Zoom!

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.