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Hollywood manga adaptation 'Alita: Battle Angel' to take on film version of author Liu Cixin's 'The Wandering Earth' in China


Director James Cameron has returned to China, this time as producer of the latest Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster Alita: Battle Angel, an adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series from Yukito ...

Queen to open Oscars

British rock band Queen will open this weekend's Oscars show, a representative for the band said on Tuesday, ending the mystery over how the telecast would begin without a traditional host.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/20 14:53:40

Hollywood manga adaptation 'Alita: Battle Angel' to take on film version of author Liu Cixin's 'The Wandering Earth' in China

Director James Cameron has returned to China, this time as producer of the latest Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster Alita: Battle Angel, an adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series from Yukito Kishiro. Opening this Friday, the film from director Robert Rodriguez will hit theaters at a time when Chinese sci-fi film The Wandering Earth, itself an adaptation of a short story, is still dominating the domestic box office with more than $575 million earned so far.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 18:53:40

Bangladesh actress Sanai Mahbub ordered to take down 'vulgar' social media images

Provocative selfies earned Bangladeshi social media star Sanai Mahbub a reprimand from Bangladesh police on Monday, as authorities in the conservative Muslim country step up their campaign against adult content online.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/19 18:48:41

Readers in China flock back to traditional physical bookstores

Chinese readers, many of whom had switched to e-reading devices and online bookstores, are now flocking back to traditional stores as they are being offered a wider range of new products, China Daily reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/19 18:48:40

French court okays screening of film on priest's abuse of boy scouts

A French court on Monday approved cinema screenings of an award-winning director's new film about the real-life story of a priest accused of sexually abusing boy scouts, even though the case has yet to come to trial.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/19 18:38:40

Miao women sport their ancestors' hair for Chinese New Year in Guizhou Province

Girls with large headpieces made from the hair of their ancestors and wearing intricately patterned dresses danced in isolated villages in Southwest China to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/18 17:43:40

Chinese tearoom features in new exhibition about work of Scottish style icon

A Chinese tearoom, created over a century ago in Glasgow by a famous British architect, will be shown for the first time ever outside of Scotland, National Museums Liverpool (NML) announced on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/18 17:43:39

'Alita' vanquishes box-office rivals

Fox's new sci-fi spectacle Alita: Battle Angel is dominating North American box offices with an estimated $33 million take this four-day holiday weekend, industry trackers said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/18 17:38:39

Sportswear brand Li-Ning's success inspires veteran Chinese brands to chase after youth demographic

After Chinese sportswear brand Li-Ning returned to the catwalks of New York Fashion Week for the second time ever on February 12, the appearance quickly became a hot topic of discussion on social media in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 17:33:40

French composer Camille Pepin talks about her music industry struggles

Camille Pepin is part of a very rare breed. She is a female composer.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/18 17:33:39

NY museum says ancient coffin was looted, will go back to Egypt

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will return an ancient gilded coffin to Egypt after New York prosecutors determined that it had been looted from that country, the museum said.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/17 18:13:40

Germany claims the crown for record gathering of smurfs

A group of German friends claimed a world record on Saturday for the highest number of smurfs gathered in one place.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/17 18:13:39

A family affair

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York's Chinatown celebrated the Spring Festival with an annual family event on Saturday, honoring Chinese family values and cultural heritage.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/17 18:08:40