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More than 10 million tourists visit Hong Kong via cross-border rail link, bridge

More than 10 million tourists have visited Hong Kong via the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge since the operation of the two cross-border infrastructures, according to Hong Kong Monthly Digest statistics published on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/17 19:08:40

Brazil plans to drop visas for Americans: minister

Brazil plans to eliminate visitor visas for Americans, the country's tourism minister said on Wednesday, as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro seeks to turn around the lagging tourism sector and engineer cozier relations with the US.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/17 19:03:40

Visa-on-arrival fee waiver to bring travelers to Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said on Wednesday the country welcomes foreign tourists during the celebration of the Chinese New Year and the Thai New Year Songkran water-splashing festival now that the Thai government has approved the extension of the visa-on-arrival fee waiver for citizens of 20 countries and regions until April 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/17 19:03:40

More Chinese tourists favor Scandinavia

Long Zhijiao, a graduate student in Shanghai, could not forget the thrill of seeing the aurora borealis.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/17 18:58:40

Imported movies staying longer in cinemas a sign of change for the Chinese mainland film market

Sony's Golden Globe-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has received a one-month extension to its miyao (code key) in Chinese mainland theaters. Not long before, another superhero flick, Aquaman, had also received an extension, meaning that both Hollywood films will still be in theaters during the Spring Festival holiday period, a time normally reserved for domestic films.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 17:33:40

Chinese New Year around the world

China will launch a series of celebratory events including performances and exhibitions to mark the upcoming Chinese New Year in 396 cities throughout 133 countries and regions, Chinese Minister of Culture and Tourism Luo Shugang said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2019/1/17 16:48:41

Age no barrier for China's senior catwalk models

Wearing a bright floral ensemble with her short dyed blonde hair, Chinese model Ma Yinhong struts a Shanghai catwalk with a style and swagger that belie her 56 years.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/16 18:18:41

World famous jewelry artist Wallace Chan talks about his design philosophy

A solemn face of a goddess, as white as marble, sat in a piece of pure blue topaz. Her soft feminine face and hair, magically reflected in the jewel's five facets, looked as if they were floating in a blue ocean.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 18:08:40

Palestinian designer seeks to empower women

It's only three words on a T-shirt or embroidered on a denim jacket in Palestinian designer Yasmeen Mjalli's collection, but they carry a powerful message: "Not your habibti," or darling.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/16 17:18:41

'Idol Producer' season 2 to deliver positive and inspiring message

The second season of popular variety show Idol Producer will focus on young trainees' experiences chasing their dreams, said Jiang Bin, the show's producer on Tuesday at a pre-screening event held for media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 17:18:40

'Sister vibes'

US singer and songwriter Alicia Keys will host the Grammy Awards next month, she announced on Tuesday, one year after the gala came under fire over diversity concerns.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/16 17:08:40

Stephen King steps in to save Maine paper's book

When Stephen King's local newspaper, under financial pressure, announced it would cut regional book reviews, the horror author swooped in and managed to save the section with just a few tweets.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 17:43:40

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences releases list of top six major archaeological discoveries of 2018

A list of the top six major archaeology sites of 2018 was released at a forum sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) on Thursday in Beijing, capturing the attention of history buffs. Dates of the sites range from the Paleolithic to 900 years ago, while locations range from Hebei Province in North China to South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/14 17:18:39

Laba porridge ushers in Chinese Spring Festival celebrations

At dawn, Buddhist temples across China started to hand out free Laba congee, a special meal served during the Laba Festival, which ushers in China's New Year celebrations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 17:13:40

Film 'A Chinese Odyssey' gets stage adaptation

A drama adaptation of the popular movie A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella (1995) will be staged at the Meilanfang Grand Theater in Beijing from January 23 to 27.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/14 16:58:40

New media studio Ouchhh brings its AI-controlled exhibition to China for the first time

Although the snow that had snarled up traffic had stopped, it was still raining. Under these weather conditions, it was impossible for artist Ferdi Alici to unveil Data Gate, the world's first AI-controlled astronomical research data sculpture, in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/13 18:28:39

Seniors a focus at Vegas tech show

With artificial intelligence to detect falls, virtual reality to combat isolation and "powered" clothing to assist the incapacitated, the tech world is stepping up its effort to "disrupt" aging.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/13 15:13:39

China attends more exhibitions in B&R countries in 2018

China attended and organized more exhibitions in countries along the Belt and Road Initiative last year as industrial exchanges heated up.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/12 15:45:23