Ancient Chinese beauty paintings

Chinese paintings from Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) of some ancient “beauties” in their daily livings. The artworks were painted on folding screens (184cm x 98cm) and are currently stored in Beijing’s Palace Museum. Image via Xinhuanet [Cn]…

Ancient Chinese beauty painting

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Detective Dee Asian premiere

Director Tsui Hark and the main cast of Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame attended its Asian premiere in Beijing last Sunday.

Starring Andy Lau, Li Bingbing, Carina Lau and Tony Leung Ka-Fai etc., Detective Dee is one of the most anticipated Chinese films of the year. Photos from the Beijing press conference, via Xinhuanet [Cn]…

Andy Lau, Li Bingbing and Tsui Hark at Detective Dee Asian premiere

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Bangkok is Travel+Leisure world’s best city

Bangkok is voted by readers of Travel+Leisure magazine as 2010 World’s Best City. The votes were probably cast prior to the demonstrations and riots at the Thai capital earlier this year, but the result is pretty ironic nonetheless.

The Top 10 World’s Best Cities – (1) Bangkok; (2) Chiang Mai, Thailand; (3) Florence, Italy; (4) San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; (5) Rome, Italy; (6) Sydney, Australia; (7) Buenos Aires, Argentina; (8) Oaxaca, Mexico; (9) Barcelona, Spain; (10) New York City, USA.

Top 10 Best Asian Cities – (1) Bangkok; (2) Chiang Mai; (3) Kyoto, Japan; (4) Siem Reap, Cambodia; (5) Udaipur, India; (6) Jaipur, India; (7) Hong Kong, China; (8) Hanoi, Vietnam; (9) Tokyo, Japan; (10) Beijing, China.

Ouch, Kuala Lumpur is not on the list… ain’t surprising though.

Chinese Guan Yu Transformers

Bi Heng, a student from China Central Academy of Fine Arts, has created a 9.1 metre sculpture for his final year thesis, which combines elements from popular Transformers franchise with deified ancient Chinese General Guan Yu.

China Guan Yu Transformers

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Auto China 2010 show girls

Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, commonly known as Auto China, is one of the biggest car shows in the world. Check out some showgirls pics from the 2010 event which was held in April, image via Pcauto [Cn]…

Auto China 2010 show girls

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