CrossTalk: China Arrives in Europe

China has arrived in Europe in a very big way and not everyone in the West is welcoming this. Italy’s support of China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a game changer. The Washington consensus that has dominated the world for the past seven decades is being challenged. The turn to the East continues.

CrossTalking with Patrick Lawrence, Remi Piet, and Jean-François Di Meglio.

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Once Upon A Dream (360 Video)

The Peony Pavilion is a 1998 production by Peter Sellars, in a mix of Chinese and English translation, of the Ming Dynasty play The Peony Pavilion.

Part One is an avant-garde staging of the traditional Kunqu form of Chinese opera’s staging of the play, which is how the play is usually performed in China. Part Two is a specially-composed two-hour opera by Tan Dun, mixing Chinese and western forms and instruments.

Kun opera or Kunqu Opera, is one of the oldest extant forms of Chinese opera. It evolved from the Kunshan melody, and dominated Chinese theatre from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The style originated in the Wu cultural area. It is listed as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 2001.

Kunqu singing techniques are said to have been developed during the Ming Dynasty by Wei Liangfu in the port of Taicang, but linked to the songs of nearby Kunshan. Kunqu performance is closely inter-related with the performance of many other styles of Chinese musical theatre, including Peking opera, which contains much Kunqu repertoire. The emergence of chuanqi plays, commonly sung to Kunqu, is said to have ushered in a “second Golden Era of Chinese drama”. Kunqu troupes experienced a commercial decline in the late 19th century. However, in the early 20th century, Kunqu was re-established by philanthropists as a theatrical genre that was subsequently subsidised by the Communist state. Like all traditional forms, Kunqu suffered setbacks both during the Cultural Revolution and again under the influx of Western culture during the Reform and Opening Up policies, only to experience an even greater revival in the new millennium. Today, Kunqu is performed professionally in seven Mainland Chinese major cities: Beijing (Northern Kunqu Theatre), Shanghai (Shanghai Kunqu Theatre), Suzhou (Suzhou Kunqu Theatre), Nanjing (Jiangsu Province Kunqu Theatre), Chenzhou (Hunan Kunqu Theatre), Yongjia County/Wenzhou (Yongjia Kunqu Theatre) and Hangzhou (Zhejiang Province Kunqu Theatre), as well as in Taipei. Non-professional opera societies are active in many other cities in China and abroad, and opera companies occasionally tour.

There are many plays that continue to be famous today, including The Peony Pavilion and The Peach Blossom Fan, which were originally written for the Kunqu stage. In addition, many classical Chinese novels and stories, such as Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Water Margin and Journey to the West were adapted very early into dramatic pieces.

Its melody or tune is one of the Four Great Characteristic Melodies in Chinese opera.

In 2006, Zhou Bing acted as Producer and Art Director for KunQu (Kun Opera) of Sexcentenary. It won Outstanding Documentary Award of 24th China TV Golden Eagle Awards; It won Award of TV Art Features of 21st Starlight Award for 2006.

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Ukraine’s ultra-right more visible before election

As Ukraine’s presidential election draws near, its ultranationalist groups are becoming increasingly visible, posing a dilemma for the West. While they have not united behind a single presidential candidate, they have gained growing clout. (March 27)

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US helps Syria terrorists, it doesn’t fight them – Assad aide

Afshin Rattansi speaks to Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban, the Political and Media Advisor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on America’s withdrawal from Syria, Israeli strikes on Syria, the West’s lack of understanding of the Middle East and the Islamist threat and ISIS bride Shamima Begum.

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California storm deters traffic, but not tourists

More rain, snow and wind hit the West on Wednesday, flooding roads, toppling trees and cutting power while raising threats of debris flows from wildfire scars. But while the weather impacted travel, some tourists were undaunted.(Feb. 13)

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Huawei executive denies spying accusations, calls them ‘senseless’

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has hit back at its critics in the West, flatly dismissing claims it’s used for Beijing’s spying purposes.

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Orthodox Christmas mass in Moscow

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What future for Russia, Ukraine and the West, after the Orthodox Church split yesterday following talks with US Secretary of State Pompeo. Tweet @DanB_RT, who will read yr comments+Qs during the Christmas service at Moscow’s spectacular Christ the Savior Cathedral. Watch 8pm GMT

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Sanctions on Iran may result in ‘deluge of drugs, asylum seekers, bombs & terrorism’

US sanctions against Iran may lead to ‘a deluge of drugs, asylum seekers, bombs and terrorists in the West’. That’s the warning coming from Tehran. It says the economic pressure could affect it’s fight against drugs on its border with Afghanistan – the world’s leading opiate supplier.

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Shoot to kill: Guns & military training in Ukraine’s far-right ‘summer camp’ for kids

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The Ukrainian far-right party ‘Svoboda’ is training children as young as eight to use firearms and shoot to kill, getting them ready to fight elusive “Russian aggression,” and stand up to the ‘perversions’ of the West

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Trump’s Border Troops Have Nothing To Do (HBO)

The Rio Grande Valley in Texas is now home to roughly 1,000 active duty US army soldiers. They’re part of the more than 5,000 troops Donald Trump deployed to the US-Mexico border ahead of the midterm elections, at an estimated cost of $200 million.

Most of the troop in the Rio Grande Valley are now living on Base Camp Donna, ten miles east of McAllen. In the last week, army engineers have built the camp up to accommodate a long-term deployment: it now has hot showers, laundry facilities, and a kitchen to produce two hot meals a day. Many of the soldiers there have served in Afghanistan and Iraq, and life on Base Camp Donna is much like life on any other base — except here, there’s no enemy to fight, and the troops have almost nothing to do.

The migrant caravan they’re supposed to be responding to is weeks away and headed to Tijuana, 1,500 miles to the West. The only concrete missions the troops have engaged in so far consist of “hardening” parts of the border with concertina wire. When that’s done, said Major Derek Wamsley, a public affairs officer at the base, “we move back here and wait for the next request from Customs and Border Protection.”

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