If you ask a foreigner about Chinese beer brands, most of them would first come up with Tsingtao beer, the one named after Chinese coastal city Qingdao. Looking back over a century ago, the colonial past of the city is closely intertwined with the history of the breweries.
Apart from the continuous inflow of capital, Chinese film makers still have a long way to go to truly shine on the international stage. Below are thoughts and comments from various established directors, filmmakers and Hollywood producers.
Chinese audiences were greeted with a pleasant surprise this summer, as one of the most popular music variety shows entitled “The Big Band” started airing on the internet with its focus on Chinese indie rock bands.
Ever since the beginning of times, Chinese people have believed that they are the descendants of dragons. Just like the pop song by famous Chinese-American singer Leehom Wang goes, “in the ancient East there was a dragon; its name was Zhong Guo (China), In the ancient East there was a group of people; they were all descendants of the dragon.”
Billi’s grandmother was diagnosed with a stage 4 cancer. The family decided to lie to the grandmother and came to China for a family reunion under the guise of a wedding celebration. This is the story from the movie ‘The Farewell’ and where the conflicts and differences began.
Universal’s Marvel and Harry Potter themed amusement parks are old news, and will now have to step aside for China’s Lionsgate Entertainment World. The park opened its gates to the world for the first time on July 31.
The massive success of the film Nezha can be mainly attributed to its trendy setting and the rising popularity of so-called shipping, a desire by fans to put two characters into a romantic relationship.
The term “Wang Wen”, literally translated from Chinese as internet literature, was once specifically used to describe low quality writing. In most people's eyes, it was fast food content with cheap plots and stereotypical characters.
In all of human history, there was only a handful of capitals comparable to Chang’an, among which Athens and Rome. It is arguably the longest lasting cosmopolis, flooded with foreign envoys, visitors and officials speaking six different languages.
Two decades after the premiere of the original Mulan, Disney released the first teaser-trailer for its live-action reproduction of the iconic cartoon.
For some reasons, Dota did it. It has somehow been able to withstand the test of time and snowball into a bigger influencer in the gaming sector year after year. This peculiar phenomenon can be explained by the way the game was experienced by most Chinese gamers while they were growing up.
It is the Lantern Festival in Tang dynasty China, the fifteenth day of the first month in the Chinese lunar calendar. It is an exuberant celebration when people indulge themselves by gazing at the moon or lanterns, and playing with fireworks.
For die-hard Marvel fans, Far From Home serves a delicate commemoration of Tony Stark, which also contributes vastly to Peter Parker's character development.
Stranger Things came at a time when Netflix was in desperate need of a new subscriber injection and was preparing to hand the syringe to China regardless of the costs, but the popularity of the show suddenly solved the pressing issue.
Speaking of art exhibitions, you often think about canvas paintings in an almost empty room, or statues made of all kinds of materials. That is certainly one kind of exhibition. But in an age where automobiles can drive themselves and mobile payments are spreading like wildfire, art exhibitions can take multiple forms too, such as having a touch of digitalization.