Zhang Yi

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Islamic studies students attend a class at the Xinjiang Islamic Institute during a government organised trip in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China. Photograph: Ben Blanchard/Reuters

China will not back down on what it sees as a highly successful de-radicalisation programme in Xinjiang that has attracted global concern, but fewer p(...)

Niall Mullen, antiques dealer, carries a portrait of former taoiseach Brian Cowen at the Heritage Hotel in Killenard, Co. Laois.  The suite of portraits of all the 13 former taoisigh sold for €37,000.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One of the busiest weeks ever in Irish salerooms saw a flurry of auctions at locations throughout the country with over 8,000 lots going under the ham(...)

A carved blackwood and lacquered screen applied with ivory figures (€6,000-€10,000) which will be auctioned at Mullen’s Auctioneers

The week ahead will be exceptionally busy for Irish auctioneers as sales postponed due to the poor weather vie for attention with those already schedu(...)

Political portraits: Peter Dwan’s favourite is that of Charles Mr Haughey, which showed “great presence”

A unique series of portraits of all 13 former taoisigh has unexpectedly come to light, and will be sold at auction next week. But the identity of the (...)

It is impossible not to marvel at the scale and scope of Jia Zhangke’s eighth feature film.

On the eve of the millennium Chinese youngsters dance to the Pet Shop Boy’s cover of Go West. Shen Tao (director Zhao’s longtime collaborator and off(...)

Taxi apps – both Chinese and foreign – face attention from law-enforcement agencies in many Chinese cities due to prohibitions on unlicensed operations. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Guangzhou’s municipal government is planning to launch its own Uber-like online taxi hire service, only weeks after police closed the San Francisco-ba(...)

‘There’s bravado to admire about this loose triptych.  But this strange film with strange textures falls apart during the  feeble final act’

Writer-director Jia Zhangke emerged from China’s underground cinema to become one of the most prominent filmmakers from the “sixth generation”. Since (...)