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Chinese director Xue Xiaolu's new suspense/thriller ropes us in with intrigue, makes us stay for family


An 8.1-magnitude earthquake that looks too much like an industrial accident strikes a peaceful Malawi village. The Whistleblower, directed by Xue Xiaolu, vividly starts the action without hesitation so we ...

TV drama 'Macao Family' shows big changes, consistent themes

"During filming, every time I went home, my daughter would always smell around and thought the house smelt different. It later turned out to be the smell of almond cookies from my clothes and skin," said actor Yam Tat-wah from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, who was part of the TV drama Macao Family.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 21:08:40

Cardi B returns to court

Rap superstar Cardi B appeared in court Tuesday over her alleged involvement in a New York strip club brawl, as her lawyers called for access to social media evidence currently available to prosecutors.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/11 18:28:41

CITIC Press Group releases 'New Vision of China Arts 2019'

Chinese publishing house CITIC Press Group released a new book New Vision of China Arts 2019 on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 18:28:40

Chinese baritone holds music/poetry night at NAMOC

Renowned Chinese baritone Liao Changyong held a solo music concert/poetry recital at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) on Tuesday surrounded by the museum's collection of calligraphy works and landscape paintings.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 18:23:40

British foodie enjoys learning cooking from Chinese grannies

Jamie Bilbow, a 31-year-old host and documentary producer, is passionate about Chinese cuisine. His desire to talk with Chinese people about cooking led him to become fluent in the language.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 17:47:40

Christmas in Iceland means a 'flood' of books under the tree

In the land of the Sagas, it isn't Christmas if there isn't a deluge of books under the tree - literally.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/11 17:34:43

What's trending on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Wednesday

Trending on Wednesday: Chinese internet users praise vlogger Li Ziqi, the cast of Better Days reunite at Macao film festival, K-pop star Yoona stuns onlookers with her outfit during the red carpet at the same festival
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 17:22:03

Chinese director Xue Xiaolu's new suspense/thriller ropes us in with intrigue, makes us stay for family

An 8.1-magnitude earthquake that looks too much like an industrial accident strikes a peaceful Malawi village. The Whistleblower, directed by Xue Xiaolu, vividly starts the action without hesitation so we can build our world of corporate intrigue and unrequited love. We zero in on GPEC, the corporation closest to the disaster, as it takes charge in relief efforts. Senior GPEC employee Mark (Lei Jiayin from Peace Hotel) is taking charge of an Australian corporate retreat in place of Peter (Wang Ce), another employee supposedly running the GPEC's public relations charity response to the earthquake.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 17:08:40

Chinese netizens grieve over death of Swedish singer Marie Fredriksson

The news that Marie Fredriksson, the vocalist for Swedish pop rock band Roxette, passed away went viral on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Wednesday, leading many Chinese netizens to express their condolences online.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 16:09:29

Chinese actress Zheng Shuang delivers speech at UN Climate Change Conference

Chinese actress Zheng Shuang attended the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid on Tuesday and delivered a speech in Chinese as a representative for Youth4Climate.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 14:20:01

CCTV examines 'suicide curse' in K-pop industry

World Weekly, a China Central Television (CCTV) program, focused on the K-pop industry on Sunday, looking into the deaths of three young South Korean celebrities recently.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 10:08:40

San Francisco art museum eyes more public interest in Chinese artistic influence after renovation project

The Asian Art Museum (AAM) of San Francisco is home to collections of many Chinese and other Asian art masterpieces, which will offer visitors an improved viewing experience with their redesigned features enhanced by distinctive casework, vibrant colors and special lighting, the museum's chief said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 9:54:15

Exhibition displaying relics from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery debuts in Beijing

An exhibition titled "The Fortune and Longevity of Sumeru: An Encounter between the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and the Palace Museum" opened at the Palace Museum on Tuesday and will run until February 29, 2020.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 23:20:14