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Video game adaptation ‘Assassin’s Creed’ pins hopes on the Chinese market


Assassin's Creed, the action adventure adapted from popular video game franchise of the same name, is pinning its last hopes on China, the world's second largest film market and one ...

Craftswoman depicts Dunhuang culture through wood carvings

A craftswoman in Dunhuang, Gansu province carves a delicate “Flying Apsaras” figure into a round of wood. Her works draw inspiration from murals in Mogao Cave and integrate local customs and scenic spots.
Source: People.cn | 2017/2/23 10:45:41

Traditional Lisu ethnic group wedding ceremony held in SW China

Zhang Xiaofang (L) is helped to wear a traditional outfit during a traditional wedding ceremony of Lisu ethnic group at Xiaonanshan Village of Dechang County, Yi Autonomous Prefecture of Liangshan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 21, 2017. Villagers Zhang Xiaofang and Ji Zerong got married and went through a traditional Lisu ethnic group wedding ceremony.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/23 10:19:24

An Indian American's dream in Beijing art town

Sridhar Ramasami, 50, an American artist, has it all: A wife, a child, and a gallery of his own in Songzhuang, a small town on the outskirts of Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/23 7:52:25

Video game adaptation ‘Assassin’s Creed’ pins hopes on the Chinese market

Assassin's Creed, the action adventure adapted from popular video game franchise of the same name, is pinning its last hopes on China, the world's second largest film market and one that especially favors Hollywood action blockbusters. In late 2016, the film seriously underperformed when it was released in North America and other countries and regions outside of China during the Christmas season. The film only pulled in $54.53 million in the US and $157.9 million internationally, far below what it needs to break even on its $125 million budget plus marketing costs.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 18:23:39

Tomb belonging to pregnant aristocrat found in North China

Two tombs whose owners were identified as nobel women from the Spring and Autumn Period (770BC-256BC) were discovered recently in Shanxi Province in North China, the China News Service quoted the Shanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology as saying on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 18:13:40

World Wildlife Fund invites Chinese artist Han Meilin for ‘Earth Hour’ event in China

To advocate sustainable living, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced on Tuesday it will be holding an "Earth Hour" event throughout China on March 25 at 8:30 pm, during which time participants will avoid using electricity for an entire hour.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 18:13:40

A bit of progress

Women and minorities are faring better in Hollywood and feature prominently at this year's upcoming Oscars, but they are still woefully underrepresented overall in the entertainment industry, according to a report issued on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/22 18:13:39

Artist to hatch chicks after being locked in rock for a week straight

Like many young fathers, Abraham Poincheval has very little time to himself to ponder life's big questions.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/22 18:08:40

Help! Paul McCartney lends Ringo Starr a hand on new album

Ringo Starr got a little help from his friend when Paul McCartney dropped by to work on his new album - the first time the two surviving Beatles have come together in the studio in seven years.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/22 18:08:40

Chinese film wins award in road safety film festival

A Chinese short film named "Distracted Driving" won the second prize of the 2017 Global Road Safety Film Festival, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/22 9:32:47

Over 50 countries to attend Cuba's Habanos cigar festival

Representatives from over 50 countries will participate in the 19th Habanos Cigar Festival, the event organizer said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/22 8:50:09

British Museum training Iraqi experts to save Mosul heritage

As Iraqi forces fight to take back Mosul from the Islamic State group, archaeologists trained by the British Museum are preparing for another battle - trying to save what they can of the city's heritage.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/21 18:18:39

Long-lost 14th-century lions from French king Charles V’s tomb to be auctioned by Christie’s in London on July 6

A sculpture of two lions carved for the tomb of French king Charles V that was thought lost in the French Revolution will soon go under the hammer in London, auction house Christie's said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/21 18:13:39