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Identification of real-life killer portrayed in South Korean film 'Memories of Murder' sparks debate in China

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho has received great praise this year for his black comedy film Parasite. But over the past two days, the director's 16-year-old film Memories of Murder, based on the true story of serial killings in South Korea, has been the hot topic of discussion on Chinese social media, with related topics on Sina Weibo reaching around 900 million views and 142,000 discussions as of Thursday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/19 19:48:42

Wang Peiyu continues Peking Opera concert tour

Wang Peiyu's ongoing Qingyinhui Peking Opera concert tour will arrive in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/19 19:43:41

Gus van Sant, filmmaker and painter, shows his watercolors in New York

Renowned filmmaker Gus van Sant has worked in cinema for more than four decades, but has never set aside his parallel interest in painting, a passion of his youth.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/19 19:33:41

After ditching catwalk calendar, Alexander Wang finds creative freedom

US designer Alexander Wang is showing his line when he wants, not when Planet Fashion schedules a series of catwalk shows. He has launched a new handbag collection with luxury label Bulgari.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/19 19:28:42

Celine Dion returns to Canada to kick off 'Courage' world tour

After living and crooning for years in Las Vegas, French-Canadian superstar Celine Dion has returned home to Quebec to kick off her first world tour in a decade on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/19 19:23:43

Long-lost relics from overseas on display at National Museum of China

Welcome home! An exhibition featuring more than 600 repatriated cultural relics kicked off on Tuesday at the National Museum of China as part of celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the #PRC. Photos: Chen Xi/GT
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/19 11:19:58

Sunken 19th century Chinese battleship discovered in Yellow Sea

In February 1895, the ironclad battleship Dingyuan, one of the flagship vessels of the Qing Dynasty's (1644-1911) Beiyang Fleet, was sunk into the Yellow Sea during a battle with an invading Japanese fleet. For more than a century, the ancient ship slept on the ocean floor, until it was discovered by a team of Chinese underwater archaeologists, providing valuable information toward the study of the First Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/18 19:03:40

Golden toilet theft case sees second arrest

British police on Tuesday made a second arrest in their hunt for thieves who stole a functioning 18-carat gold toilet from Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/18 16:23:40

At NY Fashion Week, robotic dresses take on a life of their own

Fashion and technology have often gone hand in hand, improving supply chains and bringing the world's runways to the masses, but at the week's shows in New York, robotic designs took center stage.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/17 15:53:40

English and math education giant comes to China

In China, education is an important issue for every family. On Thursday, a leader in K-12 education technology, Renaissance announced that it will enter the Chinese market for children education solutions with an office in Beijing and an upcoming data center in Shanghai that will host all its products for the Chinese market.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/11 17:48:40

Sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale' unveiled

Margaret Atwood released the much-anticipated sequel to her award-winning 1985 novel The Handmaid's Tale on Tuesday, with The Testaments set to become a similar smash.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/10 18:13:40

Famed London Symphony Orchestra to perform at National Centre for the Performing Arts for 70th National Day holiday

London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), a centenarian self-governing musical collective, will perform at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing on October 3, during the upcoming National Day holiday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/10 18:03:40

British actress Maggie Smith: prickly yet endearing countess from 'Downton Abbey'

Legendary actor Dame Maggie Smith is a British treasure in film and theater but she is best known on the world's stage for her role in the TV series Downton Abbey, whose film adaptation premiered in London on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/10 17:53:41

Polish prints shine at CAFA Museum

A new exhibition of prints from Polish artists is giving Chinese art lovers in Beijing the opportunity to learn more about Polish art. The Exchange Exhibition of Polish Printmaking at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Museum, which kicked off on Saturday, features works from two Polish academies - the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/9 18:18:39

Making a mark

From the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1949, the establishment of the reform and opening-up policy in 1978 to the opening of the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008… every major event in the history of the PRC is being remembered at a new exhibition that opened on Monday at China Millennium Monument.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/9 18:14:49

British educator Julian Jeffrey talks about the changing face of China

In front of a red wall decorated with Chinese carved wood panels, sits a Chinese-style bench. Next to the bench is a small table with a tall ceramic vase holding some lotus pods.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/9 16:58:39

Tom Hanks and J-Lo strippers raise pulses among audiences

Scantily-clad strippers and softly-spoken kids' TV stars were on show Saturday as the Toronto film festival hit its stride with a wide range of hotly anticipated premieres.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/8 19:03:39

Exhibition at China Millennium Monument explores evolution of national images since PRC founding

The 2019 Beijing Design week officially kicked off on Thursday with the National Image Design at the Beginning of the Founding of the People's Republic of China exhibition at the China Millennium Monument in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/8 18:58:39