Beijing design students win grand prize

2013-08-14 10:51:27

The Art Center College of Design in California hosted its 8th annual Formula-E races last week, in which students must design, build and race rubber band-powered cars.

Dancing in Brooklyn leads to complaints

2013-08-14 10:51:27

Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is now New York's largest Chinatown, with a 71 percent increase of Chinese residents from 2000 to 34,218 in 2010.

Art exhibition tackles Asian urban angst

2013-08-13 11:16:19

Recovering from nuclear disaster and living in low-income housing are just a few among subjects highlighted in a media art exhibition in New York.

Solving a riddle with a harp and the magic of words

2013-08-09 12:15:18

As the daughter of diasporic Chinese parents in Singapore, Fiona Sze-Lorrain spoke both Chinese and English at home. From a young age, her Chinese heritage signaled discipline and tradition. In accordance with her parents' wishes, she studied the guzheng, a classical Chinese instrument, and at age 9 made her performance debut at Singapore's Victoria Concert Hall. Later, she went on to perform at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for audiences that included Bill Clinton and Princess Diana. But at the time, she was simply following the rules.

Chinese art goes public in NYC

2013-08-02 11:05:24

Above New York City Chinatown's busy Forsyth Street fruit market, five photographic banners affixed to a fence depict the obliteration of a colorful watermelon at the mouths of hungry farm animals.

Rock music tunes up for smaller cities

2013-07-30 11:29:52

As the music festival scene grows in China, organizers are looking to go beyond first-tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai because they aren't the only places where people want to rock.

Comedic opera brings Chinese culture outdoors in New York

2013-07-29 11:11:10

Families, couples and friends gathered under a light canopy of green foliage in New York Friday evening to watch a Chinese comedy.

US-born giant panda, Xiao Liwu, turns one

2013-07-29 11:11:10

It's time to bake a birthday cake, wrap some presents, and take them to the San Diego Zoo on Monday - for the first birthday of a US-born male giant panda.

'Unsavory' expats tell Chinese tales, in their own words

2013-07-26 12:12:24

After Matthew Polley spent the entirety of his life savings on an ultimately unsuccessful T-shirt venture while studying at the famed Shaolin Kung Fu Center, a local Chinese official proclaimed with great pity: "There is nothing more useless than a poor laowai (foreigner)."

Author explores 'China bashing'

2013-07-26 12:12:24

The debate over China's rise being a "threat" to many Western countries isn't a new topic, but a new book presents some unique analysis for this ongoing discussion.

Entrepreneur's 'double happiness' day

2013-07-26 12:12:24

It was a "double-happiness" day for Hui Zhang, CEO of Conviva, a San Mateo, California-based startup specializing in pre-emptive video-stream optimization and big-data video analytics technologies.

New kung fu film screened in LA

2013-07-25 11:18:24

A sneak preview of The Grandmaster this week warmed up the market for the film's premier in Los Angeles in late August.