EVA Air, Taiwan’s leading independent airline, and the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration kicked off a campaign to promote Taipei and Yangtze River Delta Region travel with an exclusive event for tour operators and cooperation partners at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam today.
Listen to CRTV’s interview with Mr Li Bin Cheng, director of the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration, about this remarkable cooperation (Mandarin with English translation):
Shaanxi Folk Culture Symphon Orchestra is a high-level professional team whose members are mainly young artists. They specialize in Chinese ethnic instrumental music, Shaanxi folk music and Shaanxi local opera respectively. Their mission is to inherit Chinese traditional culture and to spread local culture with Shaanxi characteristics. Since its foundation, the orchestra has attended many important music events.
Story of the Grand Mansion Gate was originally the background music for the TV series “The Grand Mansion Gate”. It was featured with strong flavor of Beijing Opera. It was so enchanting that it could be deemed as a classic of the era.
Xiao Chao is the brilliant young conductor of this orchestra:
Shanren is one of China’s largest indie folk bands of the moment. Shanren mixes indigenous music with modern styles, and bring this with a variety of traditional instruments such as the Xianzi, Qinqin and Dabiya (four-stringed plucked instruments) and Xianggu and Sun drum (percussion).
AM444 sounds like the Chinese cousin of Björk who meets the Dutch half brother of J Dilla, or Grace Jones makes a boat trip with Little Dragon from England to Shanghai. Diverse and increasingly difficult to put in one genre, but always soulful, dreamy vocals in Chinese and hip-hop, funk and electro driven dubby beats as a thread.
Listen to the interviews with Shanren and AM444!
Interviews about Chinese talents in The Netherlands with Mr. Zhang Xinmin, Chief of the Science and Technology Office at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Kingdom of The Netherlands and Mr. Zhigang Jin, Chairman of the Vereniging van Chinese Wetenschappers en Ingenieurs in Nederland.
Interviews with Mr. Tom Chou, Representative of the Taipei Representative Office in The Netherlands, and Mr. Walter M. S. Yeh, Executive Vice President of Taiwan External Trade Development Council, about trade between Taiwan and The Netherlands:
How is artist’s life in Hong Kong? What are the themes of their works? What inspires them? Listen to the interviews with two young artists from Hong Kong: Zaffer Sui-ying Chan and Kensou Kwun Ting Ho.