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The Festival of Ideas: Frank Dikötter - The Cultural Revolution

04 May, 2016

With unprecedented access to previously classified party documents, from secret police reports to uncensored versions of leadership speeches, Frank Dikötter casts this tumultuous era in a new light, giving a voice to the people and the complex choices they faced. Full story >

Short Story Writing Contest

05 Apr, 2016

The Arkbound short story competition. Full story >

Bureau director honoured for work with city’s Chinese community

18 Mar, 2016

West of England China partnership stalwart Tony Prescott has won the coveted Lord Mayor of Bristol’s International Medal for his work with the city’s Chinese community. Full story >

CRIME: Hong Kong Style - Sunday Brunches at the Watershed

25 Feb, 2016

Sundays in March at midday In March at the Watershed they will explore the influence of Hong Kong filmmakers on one of global cinemas most enduring genres with an explosive season of crime films. Full story >

The Assassin showing at Bristol's Watershed

14 Jan, 2016

Years in the making, Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien’s (Flight of the Red Balloon) mesmerising first foray into the martial arts genre is a breathtakingly elegant and ravishingly composed tale of a complex web of betrayals set in ninth-century China. Full story >

The Story of China with Michael Wood - BBC Two

13 Jan, 2016

In The Story of China, Michael Wood takes the viewer on a great historical adventure, exploring the stories, people and landscapes that have helped create China’s distinctive character and genius over four thousand years. Full story >

Twinning update from BITA

06 Jan, 2016

The latest Twinning update from the Bristol International Twinning Association Full story >

Yue He Parkinson- Top British Chinese Journalist writes for Nee Hao

05 Jan, 2016

Not long ago, I received a message from Steven Ip, the editor of Nee Hao. He said: “You are one of the UK’s most important Chinese journalists. How about you write something for Nee Hao to give readers an insight about your journalistic work for the Chinese community?” I felt flattered. Full story >

Media exposure? It’s a piece of cake!

02 Oct, 2015

Bristol’s media gave the city’s Mini-Moon Festival held at the Fleece some fantastic coverage this year. Full story >