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China bans Kraftwerk over Free Tibet concert

Guess who won’t be partying like it’s 1999 in China?

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Photojournalists awarded for unique insight

China International Press Photo (CHIPP) Contest awards three AFP photojournalists.

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China to create $800m tax-free culture hub in Beijing

An $800m arts and entertainment Freeport is set to open in Beijing in 2014.

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Warhol's Mao Zedong unwelcome in China

Chinese censors cut portraits of Chairman Mao from travelling Warhol retrospective.

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Guggenheim sets sights on China

The Guggenheim Museum has launched a new initiative to commission major work by Chinese artists.

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Sotheby’s and TEFAF to collaborate in China

Sotheby’s is in talks with the world’s largest art and antiques fair TEFAF about possibly hosting an event in China.

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Ai Weiwei plans to release heavy metal album

Dissident Chinese visual artist Ai Weiwei has revealed plans to release a heavy metal album.

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Chinese translation of Finnegan's Wake a bestseller

A new Chinese translation of James Joyce's convoluted novel Finnegan's Wake has become a bestseller in China

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Chinese dwarfs find success in shadow puppetry

Dwarfs in China traditionally face discrimination, but as puppeteers they may have found success in a perfectly suitable form of…

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Chinese artist takes a stand against corruption

Chinese artist Zhang Bingjian is making a statement with his latest project: a Hall of Fame – or Shame –…

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