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MADELEINE THIEN: FROM MAO TO NOW, Part of Bath Festivals

16 Mar, 2017

Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing is an epic tale of revolutionary China, which moves between Beijing and Canada and centres on a group of prodigiously talented classical musicians. Including live performances from Bach’s Goldberg Variations, which features prominently in the novel, by pianist Richard Uttley. Full story >

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER CELEBRATION

10 Feb, 2017

A spectacular firework display, Lion Dancers and a sumptuous banquet at Dynasty Restaurant, Bristol, heralded the Year of the Rooster in style. Full story >

Visitors sign up for fantastic Chinese New Year

06 Feb, 2017

The chance to spell out your name in Chinese characters proved irresistible for thousands of visitors to Bristol Museum this weekend. Full story >

Bristol builds connections on Chinese social media

15 Dec, 2016

Bristol and Bath must ensure they are ‘China Friendly’ in order to attract their fair share of fast increasing UK visitor numbers. Full story >

Bristol features on Chinese kids TV

16 Nov, 2016

View the final part of the Guangzhou Kids TV programme visit to Bristol. Full story >

CoStar: Chinese students embark on £1bn UK property debt drive

04 Nov, 2016

Gaw Capital Partners and InvestUK have signed an agreement to launch a UK bond which will allow Chinese students to pump £1bn of foreign direct investment into the country, at least half of which will be invested in high-yield real estate-backed debt, with the balance held in UK Government bonds. Full story >

Jing Daily: Study: Chinese Millennials Spend Big on Shopping Because They Live with Their Parents

01 Nov, 2016

Chinese millennials who are stuck in their parents’ homes because they can’t afford to move may actually be good news for retailers, says a new report, which finds that the money that’s not going to their housing is being spent on shopping and entertainment. Full story >

Golden Ticket Gala Night

03 Oct, 2016

A sparkling night of inspiration, fun, Fairtrade food and drink and an auction to raise money for a brilliant new device that eliminates the use of mercury for small scale gold miners, transforming the health of communities! Full story >

New sculpture celebrates 15th anniversary of Bristol’s twinning with Guangzhou

21 Sep, 2016

A Kapok flower sculpture has been unveiled at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden to mark the 15th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Bristol and Guangzhou in southern China, which continues to develop and strengthen. Full story >

A GIFT FROM GUANGZHOU – CHINESE KAPOCK FLOWER SCULPTURE

21 Sep, 2016

To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the sister city agreement with Bristol, the Mayor of Guangzhou, Wen Guohui (温国辉), has sent this wonderful two metre high steel Kapock flower sculpture as a gift to the city of Bristol. Full story >