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'The Meg' chomps up competition at N.America box office

The North American box office was under attack from sci-fi horror film The Meg this weekend, industry estimates showed on Sunday, as it more than doubled the earnings of its closest competitor to claim the top spot.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/13 17:53:39

Guang'an Biennale of Field Work in Sichuan Province to transform rural village field into major open air art exhibition

At the end of the year, a quiet field in the village of Guang'an, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, will be transformed into a venue for a major modern art event: the Guang'an Biennale of Field Work.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 17:43:48

US pop star Madonna continues to shock audiences at 60

Whether by brazenly injecting sex in the public sphere, adopting gay subculture for mainstream audiences or becoming the top-selling female musician of all time, Madonna has asserted an incalculable influence.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/13 17:43:47

New high-tech exhibition brings avant-garde works from Chinese and overseas artists to Beijing

After donning a special brain-monitoring headset, you will be able to see your real-time brain waves influence the electric sparks produced by a nearby static electricity generator - this is not some sci-fi film or an examination at the hospital, but a digital art installation from Chinese art group Pink Money on display at the Beijing Times Art Museum.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 17:33:39

Sarajevo film fest honors Turkish Palme d'Or winner

Turkish director and Cannes Palme d'Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan on Friday received an outstanding contribution award at the opening of the Sarajevo film festival.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/12 17:48:40

Martial Arts Day

The "King Mihai I Park" in northern Bucharest became a paradise for Chinese martial arts lovers on Saturday, with the eye-catching banner "World Wushu-Kungfu Day" fluttering in the breezy sunshine.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/12 17:48:39

Xu Zhimo Garden unveiled at King's College Cambridge

The first Chinese-style garden commemorating a Chinese poet was unveiled at King's College Cambridge on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/12 17:43:23

Chinese readers mourn Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipaul's death

Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipaul, the Caribbean-British novelist who explored the traumas of post-colonial change, died at the age of 85 on Saturday, igniting a wave of mourning among his fans in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/12 17:43:22

Traditional Tibetan Shoton Festival perfect time to visit Lhasa

As the sixth month of the Tibetan calendar comes to an end, the traditional Shoton Festival kicked off on Saturday in Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. The important festival is set to last for a week and is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors to the city, which has changed into a sea of joy for the event.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/12 17:18:40

More and more Turks practice Tai Chi to ease stress of city life

Murat Baltaoglu, a Turkish advertiser, arrived at a park in central Istanbul early on Thursday in a hurry to attend his Tai Chi class.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 6:16:40

Chinese artist Shu Yong makes Italy first stop on his 'Global Tour of Golden Bridge on Silk Road' painting exhibition

A new exhibition featuring a number of oil paintings by Chinese artist Shu Yong kicked off on Wednesday at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence, Italy. Titled Global Tour of Golden Bridge on Silk Road, the highlight of the exhibition is a painting of Shu's famous installation work Golden Bridge on the Silk Road.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 16:43:39

Anti-hero 'Deadpool' gives life to Fox

Media group 21st Century Fox, most of which is being sold to Walt Disney Co., on Wednesday topped earnings expectations with help from the latest film devoted to anti-hero Deadpool.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/9 16:38:39

Environmentally-friendly exercise trend from Sweden comes to China

For those who find traditional gyms a bit too stifling but still want to get into shape, a new trend that adds an interesting twist to exercise might be the thing for you: Plogging.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 16:18:39

Morocco to showcase culture at Beijing International Book Fair

Morocco will participate in an international book fair slated for August 21-26 in Beijing, the Moroccan Ministry of Culture and Communication announced in a statement on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 16:13:39

Brittany's capital revives Italian mosaics

Italian mosaics, once all the rage in France, fell into neglect and ruin by the 1970s, when homeowners began covering them up with parquet floors or even linoleum.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/9 16:08:39

20th China int'l investment and trade fair to be held

The 20th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) will be held from Sept. 8 to 11 in the eastern Chinese city of Xiamen, Fujian Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 23:45:05

China opens FOCAC Beijing Summit 2018 Official website

China has opened an official website ( of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit 2018, according to a foreign ministry press release Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 23:44:26

Debate about traditional male roles rages on in China

Three years ago, a BBC documentary that explored Chinese educational methodologies, Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School, sparked debate in the UK. Now a new slang term that describes changes in modern men's lifestyles has caused people in China to ask: Are our men manly enough?
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 18:03:39