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National Museum of China reflects on four decades of reform and opening-up

After a long wait of 50 days, Beijing's National Museum of China reopened to the public on Tuesday with a new exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 18:18:40

Chinese museum seeks Confucian classics from around the world

A museum in China dedicated to Confucius is seeking to collect Confucian classics from around the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 18:13:40

Paying tribute

The 2018 Country Music Association Awards on Tuesday paid sober tribute to the dozen people killed during a California shooting at a country music bar last week.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/15 17:28:42

Greek Silk Road town capitalizes on China's declining sericulture industry

Inside the machine-crammed Mouhtarides factory near the Greek-Turkish border, Ioanna Pistola deftly spins a silk thread in a loom, ignoring the deafening noise around her.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/15 17:18:40

Five days of magic wow audiences in Havana

A woman disappears before everyone's eyes; paper butterflies flutter on the stage... the astonished Cuban audience erupts in delirious applause.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 17:03:41

Uganda steps up efforts to attract Chinese tourists

Tourism officials in Uganda on Monday said they have stepped up efforts to attract more Chinese tourists to the east African country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 17:03:40

Colombia's ex-rebels turn rafting guides

Nine former rebel fighters, who traded their guns, battle fatigues and heavy rucksacks for paddles, helmets and life jackets, launch four rafts laden with visitors into the turbulent Pato River, deep in Colombia's dense Amazon jungle.
Source: Reuters | 2018/11/15 16:58:40

The 6th Festival of German Cinema in China brings 12 film and TV productions to Beijing and Chengdu

The ongoing 6th Festival of German Cinema in China (FGCC) is a carnival of entertainment for lovers of German films and TV dramas as it has brought a total of 12 films to select cinemas in Beijing and Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 18:28:41

British conductor Dane Lam to lead Beijing Symphony Orchestra at Forbidden City Concert Hall

The Beijing Symphony Orchestra will stage a concert at the Forbidden City Concert Hall led by British conductor Dane Lam on Thursday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 18:13:42

Fashion faux pas

The managers of hugely popular South Korean boy band BTS have issued an extensive apology after controversy erupted in the lucrative Japanese market over a T-shirt worn by one of the vocalists showing a nuclear blast.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/14 18:08:41

Stan Lee's legacy: ubiquity of superheroes in pop culture

The face of superhero culture may be gone with the passing of Marvel legend Stan Lee, but there is no risk of his work fading into the pop culture background.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/14 17:58:40

Shaolin Kung Fu performance warmly applauded in Houston, Texas

Hundreds of Chinese and US audience members marveled at the performance of China's Shaolin martial arts on Sunday in Houston, the fourth largest city in the US.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 17:53:40

Chinese museum seeks global Confucius classics

A museum dedicated to Confucius in China is seeking classics of Confucianism from around the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 14:16:47

Xi'an to host closing ceremony for 2018 EU-China Tourism Year

The EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY) will come to an end with a ceremony held in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on Saturday, Ambassador of the European Union to China Nicolas Chapuis announced at a press conference in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 19:08:41

New dance drama pays tribute to Qinghai-Tibet Railway

With its mysterious exotic landscapes and atmosphere, the Tibet Autonomous Region is a dream destination for many people traveling in China. Experienced travelers often choose to take a train from Xining in Qinghai Province to Tibet's capital city of Lhasa, as it not only gives them more time to adjust to the higher altitude and minimize altitude sickness, but also allows them to appreciate the natural views along the 1,956-kilometer route.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 19:08:40

Opera adaptation of writer Mo Yan's 'Sandalwood Death' to debut in Beijing

"I am happy to see my work has been adapted into an opera," Chinese Nobel Prize-winning writer Mo Yan, told media at a press event on Monday in Beijing about the upcoming opera adaptation of his novel Sandalwood Death.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 18:23:41

Nobel scandal

A Frenchman jailed for two years for rape in a scandal that led to the postponement of this year's Nobel Literature Prize declared his innocence on Monday at the opening of his appeal trial.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/13 18:18:40

Confucius Institute opens classroom in Tunisia

Tunisia's first Confucius Institute (Institute of Chinese Language and Culture) opened classroom on Monday at the Higher Institute of Languages (ISLT) under the University of Carthage in Tunis, capital of Tunisia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/13 7:47:37