For music lovers around the world, sunny skies and warmer weather can only mean one thing: music festival season has arrived. And increasingly, China's no exception. BON's Matt Shrader recently took a trip to north Beijing to take in one of the county's most popular music festivals - and see what's getting young Chinese music fans' blood pumping.
While it may not remain the case in the future, China still looks to the west for trends in everything from fashion to technology. But it’s in music where today's youth are increasingly influenced by western bands and singers – with live performances not such a rare treat as they once were. BON’s Mark Dreyer reports.
"Until recently big name rock acts would bypass China on the Asian legs of their world tours. But with bands such as the Killers now making a stop in the Chinese capital, music fans here are getting a chance to expand their horizons."
Traditional Chinese medicine has been around for years. While to some it may seem based on superstitious beliefs, many doctors say it works as well…if not better…than Western medicine. Over the past few decades, the industry has been growing around the world. But as Susan Tart tells us, this is creating a new set of ailments.
Brangelina and Tomkat may live thousands of miles away from China, but celebrity couples such as these get attention all around the globe. And in China, they can be emulated to such a degree that even ancient traditions get put to one side. Mark Dreyer looks at how Hollywood is even influencing Chinese weddings in today’s BON feature.