Into Tibet 2020: The Plowing Festival

The Plowing Festival is a grand celebration that takes place in spring, before the plowing and sowing starts. Families gather with homemade highland barley wine, which is mixed and then splashed into the air as the carnival opens. People tie hada, a Tibetan silk scarf, on gigantic rocks piled up in the middle of a … Read more Into Tibet 2020: The Plowing Festival

Live: Spectacular horse racing festival in SW China’s ‘sky county’

Every year around this time, Tibetan nomads gather in Litang County for a spectacular horse racing festival. The Khampas dress in all their finery, adorned in gold, silver and coral for the event. Hanging sideways on the horseback to scoop up silk scarves, or standing up at full gallop to shoot at targets, the nomads … Read more Live: Spectacular horse racing festival in SW China’s ‘sky county’

‘Everlasting Classics’: Chinese pop singer evokes charm of ancient Dunhuang

The historic city of Dunhuang is well-known, especially its Mogao Grottoes, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was an important strategic base along the ancient Silk Road and has been a tourist site for more than 1,000 years. Chinese pop singer Shang Wenjie performed a song about the city’s culture on the musical variety … Read more ‘Everlasting Classics’: Chinese pop singer evokes charm of ancient Dunhuang

Everlasting Classics: Listen to the rhythm of ‘Silk-Washing Stream’

Chinese singer-songwriter and actor Huo Zun performed “Silk-Washing Stream” on the stage of musical variety show “Everlasting Classics.” The lyrics are from the works of Su Shi(1037–1101), one of China’s greatest poets and essayists from the Song Dynasty. He excelled in every form of verse and prose he attempted and further distinguished himself as a … Read more Everlasting Classics: Listen to the rhythm of ‘Silk-Washing Stream’

World’s largest containership calls at east China harbor

The world’s largest container #ship, the #HMM GDANSK, docked at the port of Xiamen in east China on Tuesday. The HMM GDANSK is a new ship to join the “Silk Road Shipping,” an alliance jointly initiated in late 2018 by dozens of ports, carriers and logistics service providers in countries along the Belt and Road. … Read more World’s largest containership calls at east China harbor

Live: Feasting and learning at Sichuan Cuisine Museum 走进成都川菜博物馆,感受别样 “川味” 端午

Calling out foodies of Sichuan cuisine! At Sichuan Cuisine Museum in Chengdu, an array of exciting activities are underway in conjunction with the Dragon Boat Festival. From worshiping the Kitchen God at the ancestral hall to watching a blindfolded chef cutting “golden silk noodles”, to brewing chili bean paste – known as the “soul” of … Read more Live: Feasting and learning at Sichuan Cuisine Museum 走进成都川菜博物馆,感受别样 “川味” 端午

Singapore’s $45 Million Bungalow

Perched on platforms near the swimming pool at the sprawling residence, two 15-ton stone lions cut imposing figures. The main house’s exterior walls are fitted with display panels showcasing centuries-old marble relics from China. A custom-designed tea room inside features vintage pots and tea bricks that cost $7,000 a piece. Even for Singapore, the setting … Read more Singapore’s $45 Million Bungalow

Hainan to serve countries linked to Maritime Silk Road

As Hainan Province is in the process of building a free trade port, it’s also poised to strengthen connections with Southeast Asia and serve countries linked to the China-proposed Maritime Silk Road. How do the people on the island see the transformation? And how will it affect local industries? #Hainan #FreeTrade Subscribe to us on … Read more Hainan to serve countries linked to Maritime Silk Road

Beyond the controversy: what impact will China’s Belt and Road initiative have? | FT Trade Secrets

Launched in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative will establish a modern-day Silk Road, linking 30% of the global economy and 34% of the world’s population. Watch as we decode the most ambitious infrastructure project in history and reveal the new trade partnerships China is making in Asia and beyond. ► To learn more, visit … Read more Beyond the controversy: what impact will China’s Belt and Road initiative have? | FT Trade Secrets

Pandemics in history: The Black Death

In the 14th century, the bubonic plague travelled from the East along the Silk Road to Europe, where in five years it killed off one third of the European continent, and changed the course of history. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our … Read more Pandemics in history: The Black Death

With the sharemarket bouncing due to coronavirus fears, is your superannuation safe? | The Business

The sharemarket may have hit the pause button on dizzying falls, but the ASX has seen more than 30 per cent of its value since the February peak. One giant investor in equities is the $2.7B superannuation sector and it’s taken a huge hit. Workers nearing retirement are particularly nervous, but the message from the … Read more With the sharemarket bouncing due to coronavirus fears, is your superannuation safe? | The Business

Versace at the Oscars 2020

For the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, Cynthia Erivo and Regina King chose to wear exceptional custom-made Atelier Versace creations. Chief Creative Officer Donatella Versace wore two bespoke Atelier Versace dresses to Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Atelier Versace’s visionary design is accompanied by meticulous research of … Read more Versace at the Oscars 2020

China’s New Silk Road | 101 East

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called it the “project of the century”. The new Silk Road is China’s ambitious plan to boost its worldwide reach through new train and shipping lines, roads and ports. Following the old Silk Road, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) crisscrosses from Asia to Africa and Europe. China insists the … Read more China’s New Silk Road | 101 East

Versace Cruise 2020 | The girls

A truck drives through the desert carrying precious cargo – the entire Versace Cruise 2020 Collection. Two outlaws, Kris and Sara Grace, watch the truck from afar, dressed in Cruise 2020 denim and tweed separates. They set a trap for the unsuspecting driver – before he’s even able to take off his Gianni Versace Signature … Read more Versace Cruise 2020 | The girls