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Austrian writer wins China's annual foreign novel award

Austrian writer Robert Menasse's The Capital won China's prestigious foreign novel award, the 21st Century Best Foreign Novel of the Year 2018-2019 and the Zou Taofen Annual Foreign Fiction Award, which comes with a prize money of 50,000 yuan ($7,048), on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/28 21:13:40

Chinese fans to give surprise celebration of Lisa's birthday

Chinese fans are going to give a surprise to their idol Lisa by holding light shows and playing birthday videos on LED screens of tall buildings in many cities in China and overseas to celebrate her birthday on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 23:23:40

China's first 'Peking Opera talk show' to debut on iQIYI

Hosted by the "modern Mulan of Peking Opera" Wang Peiyu, China's first "Peking Opera talk show" See 'Yu' on Stage (Yu Ni Taishang Jian) is set to debut on Chinese streaming giant iQIYI on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 19:26:45

Social media sees virus solidarity bloom in UK

Help groups on social media are connecting people with those most in need during the coronavirus lockdown, fostering a community spirit often neglected in the capital's fast-paced life.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/26 15:13:40

Egypt disinfects landmark museum as virus fears grow

Cleaning crews descended upon the landmark Egyptian Museum in Cairo on Monday, dousing it with disinfectants as fears mount over the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/26 6:38:40

Chinese web adaptation of BL online novel promotes China's traditional Peking Opera

Chinese web drama Winter Begonia, an adaptation of a popular Boys' Love web novel, has earned high marks among TV viewers in China for its efforts in promoting the traditional culture of Peking Opera.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 22:33:40

New Zealand auction raises money for China's COVID-19 fight

An online art auction organized by Chinese businesses and artists in New Zealand has successfully raised thousands of dollars for China's fight against COVID-19, community leaders told the Xinhua News Agency on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/18 15:33:40

Vogue's Anna Wintour postpones Met Gala

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour said Monday New York's Met Gala would be postponed over the coronavirus pandemic, as she rebuked US President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis and threw her weight behind his Democratic rival Joe Biden.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/17 16:43:40

Netizens get creative in promoting Chinese culture overseas through face masks

As more medical supplies such as face masks are being donated to foreign countries from China to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some creative Chinese netizens have taken to social media to push forward the idea that these masks adopt some Chinese images such as pandas or the Monkey King in order to further popularize Chinese culture around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 19:33:40

Chinese beauty blogger shows off China's ancient culture through makeup tutorials

In a makeup tutorial from 2018, Chinese beauty blogger Qingqing, dressed in like an immortal from ancient legends, tells the story of the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World.
Source: | 2020/3/16 1:35:45

Global celebrities call for solidarity amid battle against COVID-19

Stars and artists from all over the world are calling for people to unite together instead of looking to place the blame as the deadly novel coronavirus has now become a global problem.
Source: | 2020/3/15 22:52:38

Survey says consumption desire to be unleashed after epidemic ends

Chinese people are ready to spend generously after the control and preventive measures for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are eased, according to a survey conducted by the consumers' council of east China's Jiangsu Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/12 17:18:41

Tech lifestyles enable people to stay home to prevent spread of coronavirus

For people hunkering down due to the coronavirus epidemic, the tech sector has become their new best friend with an array of lifestyle solutions making "social distancing" easier.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/9 17:53:40

China's 'Yuan-er' to debut at Venice architecture biennale

China's national architecture team combined cutting-edge technologies and drew from historical inspiration from the 600-year-old Forbidden City to showcase Chinese traditional structure design, "Yuan-er", a courtyard where multiple families live, at the 27th Venice Biennale of Architecture in Venice, Italy from August 29 to November 29.
Source: | 2020/3/9 2:46:42

How western visitors enjoy ancient Chinese paintings from Smithsonian digital image release

To enjoy the Chinese paintings, one cannot only look at the content, but also needs to understand the story behind the painting because Chinese artists use subtle elements in their work to express personal emotions.
Source: | 2020/3/6 5:19:20

Blockbuster Rome show marks 500 years since Raphael's death

Italy is marking 500 years since the death of Renaissance master Raphael with a blockbuster exhibition whose preparations were marred by a row over a treasured portrait some feared was too fragile to move.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/5 16:23:40

Cambodia marks Culture Day with traditional arts performance

Cambodia celebrated the 22nd National Culture Day with the show of traditional music and dances on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/4 16:33:40

COVID-19 opportunity for Google to expand its art project in the mainland

The COVID-19 outbreak around the world has led to the closure of many world-class museums, cinemas and scenic spots from the Louvre in Paris to Disneyland in Tokyo, causing millions of people to lose access to movies, art exhibitions and more.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/3 16:15:47