7. The Life of an Artist in Modern China



Continuing to explore the endless depths of diversity that fill today’s China — we meet an artist, a jeweler who has harnessed both creativity and business enterprise successfully.

Christina Wang is part of a growing culture of professional creative people, satisfying the need for fashion and beauty, both traditional and modern, in Beijing today. In the Xicheng Financial District, Jin Cheng Fang Street, is her workshop, design center and retail shop, all in one.

Christina has millions of sisters and brothers, part of a growing diversification of China’s economy from its manufacturing base. She practices traditional arts handed down through her family, that have roots thousands of years deep.