Hong Kong cinema is renowned for its martial arts films. The first feature film Tracey 翠絲 of director Jun Li, however, is a transgender film. What are his experiences in making a controversial film in Hong Kong? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Jun Li.
Food sculpting has a profound role in the history of Chinese cuisine. Recognised as an important art in its native land in The Netherlands a very different tale is sung. Once the crown jewel of every dish in Chinese restaurants, food sculptures are now slowly disappearing and the craft threatens to go extinct. Ami Tsang and Fay Teo made a short documentary at Cinemasia FilmLab about migrant food sculptors Chen Mo and Awan. Will there be a future for food sculptures in The Netherlands, where the economical Dutch consumer reign? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Ami and Fay.
Inspired by her own cycling trip around Taiwan, Hong Kong filmmaker Doris Wong makes her debut with New Turn 轉彎之後. How do the stucked lives of four youngsters change during their cycling tour in Taiwan? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Doris.
Rotterdam Chinese New Year opened the Year of the Dog with a splendid East meets West Chinese New Year’s concert by jazz singer Lan Lan with Codarts Alumni Association. The halls in De Doelen were decorated by statues of dogs painted by Dutch and Chinese artists. After the opening with a lion dance, a special 8-courses VIP diner was organized by chef cooks. The concert was opened by three lions dancing in front of the stage. Lan Lan covered many classic Chinese songs with Codarts Alumni Association. Listen to the interview with Lan Lan and one of her songs during the concert.
(Interview by Hong Tong Wu)
The rise of China to the world’s second-largest economy surely is the most dramatic development in the global economy over the past twenty-five years. China’s economic development, a combination of market-led growth under a single-party government, poses serious challenges to conventional theories of capitalism. What did China learn from its history? Why is China’s model uncomparable to western capitalism? What historical events had lead to the development of China’s model? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Debin Ma, associate professor in economic history at London School of Economics and editor of the coming second volume of The Economic History of China.
The Nexus conference brought together diplomats, politicians and intellectuals from around the world to talk about the world of power. One of the panellists was Zhang Weiwei, professor international relations and director of the China Institute at the Fudan University in Shanghai.
Professor Zhang is a board member at China’s National Think Tanks Council. In the mid-1980’s, he worked as senior English interpreter for Deng Xiaoping and many other Chinese political leaders. Zhang wrote the award-winning trilogy about the rise of China as a world power: The China Ripple (2008), The China Wave (2012) and The China Horizon (2016).
Why do so many Chinese in the West would like to stay? How will the world develop (westernization/easternization or multipolar/convergence)? How would China improve the world as a world power? Listen to CRTV‘s interview with professor Zhang Weiwei.