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Launching the Shakespeare season on the BBC

Mark Bell | 16:18 UK time, Monday, 2 April 2012 Why Shakespeare now? Around the country there is an amazing festival of Shakespeare related activity – the RSC, The Globe and many theatres are mounting productions. The BBC is broadcasting four film originations, notably the four history plays that cover the reigns of Richard II, […]

London’s Chinese new year: Internet calls and house parties

For most Londoners, Chinese New Year means lion dancing in Trafalgar Square – part of a lavish programme begun by some of China’s early migrants living in central London’s Chinatown. But for those newest to the city, it is about house parties, dinners, karaoke and internet conference calls. Chinese people make up the largest single […]

Rocket launches Chinese space lab

A rocket carrying China’s first space laboratory, Tiangong-1, has launched from the north of the country. The Long March vehicle lifted clear from the Jiuquan spaceport in the Gobi Desert at 21:16 local time (13:16 GMT). The rocket’s ascent took the lab out over the Pacific, and on a path to an orbit some 350km […]

‘Voice for Chinese businesses’ launches in London

A Chinese business association is being launched in London to capitalise on the growing economic influence of China. Few would deny that Chinese businesses are ubiquitous in London, so why the need for the Chinese Business Association (CBA)? The capital’s relationship with China spans centuries, with the first business ventures set up in the 1700s […]

If Britain doesn’t welcome China’s shopaholic tourists, our rivals gladly will

Three months ago David Cameron arrived in China with the largest British trade embassy for more than 200 years, hoping to boost trade ties with China under the (mildly presumptuous) slogan of “Partner for Growth”. However, in these austere times, you’ll not be surprised to hear that Britain’s prime minister isn’t the only cash-strapped European […]

Vice-Premier Li Keqiang’s trip reaffirms mutual trust and China’s key role in European recovery

Fostering strategic partnerships and inking major trade and investment deals were the key takeaways from Vice-Premier Li Keqiang’s three-nation European tour that concluded this week. During his trip Li stressed on Beijing’s firm commitment to help Europe tackle the mounting debt crisis and also pledged to further bolster Sino-EU ties. Li’s trip was the first […]

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