Weaving Hong Kong’s Past, Present and Future

Step up to the Stage: Theatre Education in Hong Kong

Cultural Lijiang – Silk, Tea and Woodcraft

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Chinese bookstore chain awarded Bookstore of the Year in London

March 29, 2019
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Children’s Books in China 2019: The Chinese Children’s Book Market Is Still on a Roll – Publishers Weekly

March 22, 2019
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It is time for creative economic solutions to deal with aging demographics

March 22, 2019
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Craftsmanship highlights Asian cultural diversity – China.org.cn

May 17, 2019
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Chinese literature full of creativity, vitality: Nobel laureate Le Clezio – Xinhua | English.news.cn – Xinhua

May 17, 2019
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China has 14 mln authors of online literature: report – Xinhua | English.news.cn – Xinhua

May 17, 2019
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Open Call: Exhibitors at Shenzhen Design Week

Initiated in 2017, Shenzhen Design Week (SZDW) aims at building an international, cross-categories, professional platform for design industry. This platform of large scale will facilitate international culture exchange, design branding and promotion, showcasing design achievements, design product trading, design resource convergence and integration as well as promotion of design thinking and consciousness. Shenzhen Design Week is a city-wide festival, programmed annually according to theme and focus. However, it will include some regular events and activities, such as Guest City, Global Design Award, Keynote Forum, Design Exhibition of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, UNESCO Creative Cities events, Design Talks, etc. Last year, Shenzhen Design Week held more than 60 exhibitions from more than 1,000 designers, and attracted an audience of 150,000 people. It is now calling for exhibitors to join the party this year! Date: 19 - 22 April, 2019 Main Venue: Hall 6, Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Theme: Design Home Guest City: London Exhibition Plans Standard booth (9 sqm i.e. 3m * 3m): 1,400 Pounds (Corner booth requires 10% extra charge) Premium booth (36 sqm): 140 Pounds/sqm (10% discount of the standard booth price) Prime booth (72 sqm and above): 125 Pounds/sqm (20% discount of the standard booth price) Shipping, installation & dismantling will be at the expense of the exhibitor. The organiser will recommend logistics and installation service providers. Basic equipment and service for standard booth: One banner, one desk, two chairs, two spotlights, display walls, carpets, one trash basket, one electricity outlet, daily cleaning. Benefits for all exhibitors: Appearance on theme walls, catalogue, official website and other communication platform, media exposure, five passes to other major events of Shenzhen Design Week, including the opening ceremony and the awards presentation ceremony of Shenzhen Global Design Award. 1. Register at the official website and download the Booth Application Form. Please fill out the document and submit via email to expo@sz.design. 2. Upon reception of the Booth Application Form, the Secretariat will verify the applicant's qualifications within 5 working days. The applicant shall provide documents including Corporate Code Certificate, Business License, Tax Registration Certificate, Patent Certificate or any other documents that justify the company’s legal status. Overseas applicants shall provide Business License or Certificate of Registration. 3. The Secretariat will authorise a client manager to contact the approved applicants and proceed booth arrangements. 4. The Secretariat will send the Exhibition Agreement (in quadruplicate) to the exhibitor. The contract takes effect after both parties sign and stamp. 5. Within 10 days from the date of signing the contract, the exhibitor shall pay the participation fee and deposit to the bank account provided by the Secretariat. 6. Upon reception of the participation fee and deposit, the Secretariat will send the Booth Confirmation Letter to the exhibitor which shall be presented when checking in the Hall. 7. The client manager offers consultation service on exhibition catalogue advertisement, exhibition hall advertisement, logistics service, booth installation, conference room rental, hotel booking, information on business cooperation etc. 8. The exhibitor must submit in time the required materials for exhibition catalogue and other promotion needs and the materials must be as clear and accurate as possible. 9. The Secretariat will send the Admission Procedure to the exhibitor. The exhibitor should also download the Exhibitors’ Manual at www.sz.design and follow relevant regulations when participating in the exhibition. 10. After the exhibition ends, the exhibitor shall be responsible for packing and dismantling upon departure. Release Pass for exhibits and other Objects (available at the on-site service counter) will be required when exiting the Hall. Contact: Shenzhen Design Week Secretariat Add: A-509, SDCIC Mansion, Guanglan Road No. 6, Futian Free Trade Zone, Futian, Shenzhen, China 518045 Contact: Miss Chan Tel: +86 755 8325 8290 Email: expo@sz.design

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Theatre for Young Audiences in China Report

24 Oct, 2018

China has a long performing arts tradition that includes unique forms of classical dance, music and opera. However, recent decades have seen both young audiences and adults shifting their interest away from traditional performing art forms and towards Western forms of theatre, including theatre produced specifically for children. Growing audience demand has also been influenced by demographic changes. As China’s “Post 80s generation” (those born after 1980) have become parents, they have driven increasing recognition of the important role of theatre in the education and entertainment of their young children. Running in parallel to this has been the relaxing of China’s 37 year one-child policy (announced in 2015), with the aim of increasing the number of children in future generations. The British Council in China commissioned BOP Consulting to produce this briefing note mapping theatre for young audiences in China, in order to support UK performing arts practitioners wishing to work with this sector. This document aims to inform, first by presenting relevant information, for example on main players and market conditions. It then puts forward advice based on analysis of the above, including key considerations and what the opportunities for the UK performing arts sector might look like. This report uses the term ‘theatre for young audiences’ to include all performances made for children and young people between 6 months and 18 years of age. This is so not to exclude older age groups, as the term ‘children’s theatre’ in China usually refers to audiences between 3 and 12 years old. [pdf-embedder url="https://chinanow.britishcouncil.cn/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Theatre-for-Young-Audiences-China_Design_Final.pdf" title="Theatre for Young Audiences-China_Design_Final"]