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International action group Troy's Team brings action movie classes to Beijing

The exciting lightsaber duels from Star Wars are no longer limited to appearing on the big screen. In February, the French Fencing Federation officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a sport. Of course, it is unlikely that duelers, who use plastic glowing swords, will be able to cut off their opponents hand like they were Darth Vader, but this exciting sport has still managed to attract a dedicated following. The sport has even spread to Beijing, where a group of stuntmen are offering special courses to teach people how to properly wield a lightsaber.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 17:28:39

Filmmaking icon Tim Burton soars to new heights with 'Dumbo'

He has never liked the Big Top, mainly due to the caged animals and freaky clowns, but for legendary director Tim Burton there is no denying the romance of running away to join the circus.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/24 16:28:39

Marco Polo a favored trademark of Chinese businesses

Marco Polo has long been a household name both in the East and the West. In his book The Travels of Marco Polo, this 13th-Century Italian merchant and explorer recorded his traveling experiences, showing the great size, rich culture and prosperity of China and many other Asian cities and countries then.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 21:36:49

Chen Kaige's new film project 'Me and My Motherland' to celebrate PRC's 70th anniversary

"Back in 2008, my mother called me to ask if I was involved in preparations for the Beijing Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. I wasn't then, but this time I can confidently say that I will be responsible right from start for producing Me and My Motherland," Chinese director Zhang Yibai said at a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday announcing his new film project.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 18:58:41

Greece to lease buildings in UNESCO-listed Rhodes Old Town

Over a dozen empty buildings in one of Greece's most scenic locations - the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Rhodes - are being offered for lease in the coming weeks, a ministry official said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/21 18:58:41

China issues circular on state-level cultural heritage protection

Local authorities across the country are to take up primary responsibility in the establishment and management of "state reserves of cultural ecology," according to a circular released by China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 18:58:40

New Chinese food documentary captures overseas audiences' attention after Netflix debut

No matter where you go, it's easy to see that China is well-known for its yummy and diverse dishes. Chinese restaurants can be found in almost every corner in the world. However, there are many dishes and types of cuisine that people outside of China may not be familiar with. Chinese director and producer Chen Xiaoqing is looking to change that with his new mouth-watering foodie docu-series, which is now streaming on Netflix.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 18:48:40

Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities on Economist Intelligence Unit list

Paris has climbed to the top of the world's priciest city for expatriates, tied first with Singapore and Hong Kong according to a survey on Tuesday that named the capital of strife-torn Venezuela as the cheapest.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/21 18:08:40

Lijiang, One of China's top tourist cities strengthens cultural protection

Every day, He Runyuan explains what happiness is to hundreds of tourists.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 17:58:40

Chinese fans react to South Korean entertainment industry scandals

Former member of K-pop band Big Bang, Lee Seung-hyun, better known as Seungri, has found himself at the center of a series of scandals that have shocked the entertainment industry in South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 17:48:43

Shanghai Conservatory of Music signs contract with legendary German publisher Breitkopf & Härtel

Prestigious German music publisher Breitkopf & Härtel signed a contract with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music on last Friday that will see the conservatory's works be introduced to a global audience.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 13:50:59

China unveils first rare earth, tungsten output quotas for 2019

China has announced the first batch of rare earth and tungsten mining output quotas for this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:32:53

More funds for protecting cultural heritage of Chinese revolutionary history: official

More funds for cultural relic protection will be earmarked for cultural heritage from revolutionary times and in impoverished areas in China, an official with the State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 18:23:40

Exhibition turns up trove of looted Nazi art in Louvre

A new exhibition has uncovered a hoard of art looted from a Jewish family almost wiped out by the Nazis in the Louvre and other leading French museums.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/20 18:18:40

New Chinese docu-series retraces the footsteps of foreign documentaries filmed in China in the 1970s

The first thing any Italian who wants to understand China does is go seek out reputed Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni's 1972 documentary Chung Kuo, Cina, says Italian journalist Gabriele Battaglia, also known as Lao Gao, in a voice-over at the beginning of a new Chinese docu-series about the film.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 18:13:40

More funds for protecting China's cultural heritage of revolutionary history: official

More funds for cultural relic protection will be earmarked for cultural heritage from revolutionary times and in impoverished areas in China, an official with the State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 19:42:48

Dior's fashion circus

In a tent in Dubai surrounded by fire-breathers and circus performers, Dior unveiled a 15-piece capsule collection on Monday that dug into the house's archive to honor the women of today.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/19 18:23:41

China to take part in upcoming Liszt Ferenc International Youth Classic Music Week in Hungary

The 2019 Liszt Ferenc International Youth Classic Music Week will take place in Pécs, Hungary, August 7-12, representatives of the organizing committee announced on Friday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 18:18:41