Viennese Charm Offensive in China – 维也纳期待着您的到来…

This is a video I produced for Astronaut advertising agency in China. The campaign’s designed to promote Austrian tourism in China. . 古典与现代交相谱写的维也纳坐拥千姿百态, 启程,亲身体验音乐之城的魅力所在! . More info here: . Watch on Youtube . #Vienna Tweets . Tweet . Follow @dominicswire

Folk Music from Turpan, Xinjiang

Xinjiang’s twenty million population is made up of 47 ethnic groups. In this video we visit Turpan, a region mainly populated by Uyghur people, and listen to some local music. . Watch on Youtube or Youku . Tweets about “xinjiang music” . Tweet . Follow @dominicswire

Urumqi’s Night Market – street food, Xinjiang-style

Sample the atmosphere of Urumqi’s night market just south of Nanhu Lake in the centre of the city. About a kilometre of street snacks, fruit and vege and even an outdoor clothes shop if you want to pick up a bargain. The place is full of atmosphere: music pumping from the shops, sizzling grills, Chinese […]

Breakdancing in Urumqi

Summer evenings in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang in China, are full of people singing, playing games, strolling around… and breakdancing. . Watch on Youtube or Youku

Sound and Food of Xinjiang’s Hui People

The Hui people make up one of 55 ethnic minority groups living in China. Many of them live in Changji prefecture in Xinjiang. Dominic Swire recently visited to sample the sound and food of the area. . Watch on Youtube or Youku

Chinese boom town thriving on Russian trade

The fact Chinese President Xi Jingping chose Russia as his first foreign visit is no surprise to some. The two countries have been strengthening ties for many years. . Tourism’s growing, there’s talk of increasing energy cooperation, and in 2011 trade volume between the two topped 80 billion dollars, a figure expected to double in […]

Heroes of Ice

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival has been pulling in crowds since the 1980s. Preparing for the event is a huge task and is carried out by China’s unsung hero: the migrant worker. . Watch on Youtube or Youku

Chillin’ in Harbin (literally)

If you think the weather’s getting cold, spare a thought for the local residents of Harbin city in northeast China. Each winter they have to endure temperatures around minus twenty degrees centigrade. But despite the freezing weather the city is a fascinating place to visit, as CRI’s Dominic Swire finds out. . Watch on YouTube […]