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Chinese netizens shocked by fire at Japan's Kyoto Animation, killing 33

Chinese netizens were shocked by the tragic news that a suspected arson attack had left Japan's Kyoto Animation in flames on Thursday. According to reports, at least 33 people died in the blaze and a suspect has been detained.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 19:33:39

Inside Notre-Dame: rubble, emptiness and an immense task ahead

Three months after a fire ravaged NotreDame cathedral in Paris, a rare glimpse inside the burned masterpiece on Wednesday revealed it to be eerily empty and with rubble still littering the nave.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/18 19:13:40

Disney's 'Lion King' remake continues to top Chinese mainland box office

Disney's live-action remake of its classic animated film The Lion King led the Chinese mainland box office for a sixth day on Wednesday, according to China Movie Data Information Network on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 19:13:39

Taiwan folk music to arrive in Beijing this summer

Music concert Shangu Zai Huhuan (Second Call of Valley) by the "Father of Folk Music in Taiwan" Hu Defu, better known as Ara Kimbo, will be held at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on August 2.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 19:08:40

Swiss specialities: chocolate, cheese and... wine?

When foreigners think of Swiss specialities that might excite their taste buds, world-renowned chocolate and cheese likely come to mind.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 19:03:40

Evolving landscape

"And the real difference now is that there are so many foreigners in China, especially in Beijing. Where the scripters used to just use their imagination to write about foreigners, now most of them know, or are friends with, one or two foreigners, so they have the same epiphany that most people do when they become closer to people from other countries... So they write foreign characters as people first, and foreigners second, so the scripts are a lot better in terms of the way they write foreigners than they used to be," he said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 15:28:40

Shanghai music festival entices young audiences with experimental performances

Full of enthusiasm and passion, the music flows smoothly from the violin played by 30-something renowned violinist Ning Feng as he stands center stage in front of a full house.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 19:58:10

50th Comic-Con mines the past

A smorgasbord of sequels, prequels and reunions from Terminator to Game of Thrones awaits thousands of misty-eyed comic book geeks and sci-fi nerds descending on San Diego this week for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/17 18:33:40

'Game of Thrones' breaks record with 32 Emmy nominations

The divisive final season of Game of Thrones smashed the record for most Primetime Emmy nominations by a drama series in a single year, earning a whopping 32 nods Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/17 18:23:40

'Liangzhu and Ancient China: The 5,000-Year Civilization Demonstrated by Jades' exhibition kicks off at the Palace Museum in Beijing

Liangzhu and Ancient China: The 5,000-Year Civilization Demonstrated by Jades exhibition kicked off at the Palace Museum in Beijing on Tuesday. This is the first exhibition of Liangzhu jade relics since the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site on July 6 at the 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 19:15:36

Argentina prepares 'Hilton welcome' for Chinese visitors

If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, then maybe the same applies to China's growing number of globetrotters.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/16 17:28:40

Granddaughter of US missionaries explores her family's history with China

During a time when people in China and the US are uncertain about where the relationship between the two countries is going, Ellen Touchstone, a US citizen whose family has a special tie with China that was established 100 years ago, has something more to say.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 17:18:59

Iranian bread permanent guest at Kuwaiti tables

Khalil Kamal makes sure he regularly visits Kuwait's popular Souq Al-Mubarakiya, where he enjoys his favorite kebab meal with onion, rocket and freshly baked Iranian bread.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/16 15:53:40

Granddaughter of US missionaries uncovers her family's history with China

During a time when people in China and the US are uncertain about where the relationship between the two countries is going, Ellen Touchstone, a US citizen whose family has a special tie with China that was established 100 years ago, has something more to say.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 19:55:15

'Longquan Celadon and Globalization' exhibition kicks off at the Palace Museum

The Longquan of the World: Longquan Celadon and Globalization exhibition opens at the Palace Museum in Beijing on Monday. Featuring 833 Longquan celadon items from 42 domestic and international museums and archaeological institutes, it boasts the largest number of Longquan celadon wares ever put on display at the museum.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 19:01:08

New 22-volume collection gathers the complete works of China's most famous Russian-to-Chinese translator

It took Chinese translator Cao Ying two decades to translate all the works of Leo Tolstoy into Chinese. Now this huge achievement as well as Cao's other translations have been collected together for the first time in The Complete Translations of Cao Ying, which hit bookstores on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 18:13:59

Comic-Con hits 50

From Peter Parker's run-in with a radioactive spider to Superman fleeing an exploding Krypton: Comic book fans love a good origin story.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/15 15:38:39

Roaring Forward

Disney's blockbuster 3D remakes of animated classics have rampaged through box offices in recent years, but the studio is banking on its latest - The Lion King - to climb right to the top of the food chain.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/14 16:13:39