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Golden Nuggets of the Silver Screen

China Daily profiles filmmaker Zhang Yuan, whose work has often been banned inside China: After shooting the first music video for Chinese rock ‘n’ roll godfather Cui Jian, he made Beijing Bastards in 1994, which was...

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103 Famous Faces in One Painting

An oil painting of 100 historical personages is one of the Internet’s newest sensations. Figures ranging from Fidel Castro to Shirley Temple are depicted in the large-scale 20′ x 8.5′ (6m x 2.6m) work entitled...

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A Morning with a Sunrise

This early spring I went to work at a private school The school is in a remote suburb Every morning I have to get up early to take a bus It is still dark Street lights are sleeping in the slow wind The streets seem cleaner than...

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Beijing Pop Festival Stretches Old Chinese Boundaries – Sam Beattie

From VOA News: For the third year in a row, the Beijing Pop Festival attracted thousands of music lovers to the Chinese capital. But this year was different. Anti-establishment bands from the West played alongside controversial local rocker Cui Jian — whose songs became anthems to the 1989 student movement. It was a rare opportunity […]

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Western Acts Rock Beijing Music Fest – AFP

From AFP: Thousands of Chinese music fans flocked to a park in Beijing this weekend to see some of the West’s most subversive bands, who infused the annual Pop Festival with serious rock-and-roll attitude. Crowds were expected to swell on Sunday for shows by anti-establishment industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails and China’s political bad boy […]

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Self-mockery of CCTV broadcasters and employees – CCTV

China Central Television, commonly abbreviated as CCTV, is the only major broadcast television network in China. It is a totally state-controlled television service. Organizationally, it is sub-ministry of the People’s Republic of China’s central government within the State Administration of Radio, Television, and Film. Its news reporting follows parameters directed by the Propaganda Department of […]

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Photo Series: China Rock’n’roll Concert in Guangzhou

From Sina: The 6-day China Rock’n’roll Concert(‰∏≠ÂõΩÊëáʪö§߉ºö) started from Oct 1st at Zengcheng(¢ûÂüé) in Guangzhou. Approximately 30 bands from the Mainland, HongKongand Taiwan and 150,000 came. It is the most successful and the longest Rock’n’roll concert in South China. Many well-known bands performed and the audiences showed more interests to new bands. Well-known bands/singers: Zero […]

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Rolling Stone magazine hits the streets in China – AFP

From AFP, via China Daily (link): The face of Cui Jian, the godfather of Chinese rock and roll, graced the cover of the first Chinese edition of the classic American rock and roll magazine, Rolling Stone. The venerable bible of pop culture launched its Chinese edition this month focusing on Asia’s emerging youth culture, while […]

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