oqiang gives visitors a glimpse of modern Chinese art. Created specially for this exhibition, hig
hlight pieces include the monumental installation of 10,000 suspended porcelain birds.
Spiraling over visitors’ heads, the birds create a three-dimensional impression of a calligraphic drawing o
f the sacred Mount Lishan, the site of the ancient tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuang, and his warriors.
Cheng Jingye, Chinese ambassador to Australia, said at the preview ceremony that the exhib
tion represents another highlight in this year’s China-Australia cultural-and-arts exchange.
“I know that the Terracotta Warriors are very familiar with the
journey to Australia,” he says. “In 1982, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of d
iplomatic relations between China and Australia, Australia was chosen as the destinatio
A college admissions cheating scheme in the United States has triggered widespread discussio
n among Chinese netizens during the four-day May Day holiday after it was reported that a w
ealthy family paid $6.5 million to assure their daughter’s admission to Stanford University.
Billionaire Zhao Tao, 52, president and co-founder of Shandong Buchang Pharmaceuticals, a company that spec
ializes in traditional Chinese medicine to fight cardiovascular disease, reportedly funneled money to William Ric
k Singer, the admissions consultant who is at the center of the explosive case brought by US federal prosecutors.
The executive’s daughter, Zhao Yusi, also known as Molly Zhao, got a spot at Stanford University by presenting h
erself as a recruit for the school’s sailing team. The price was $6.5 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Zhao’s mother, identified as Mrs Zhao in a statement delivered through her attor
ney, said the family gave $6.5 million to Singer for the school’s scholarship fund and other purposes.