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'Cloud' fashion weeks to become new trend amid COVID-19 crisis?

Models still walk the runway to show off the latest designs from Giorgio Armani, but the theater is empty of all guests. Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Italy, the renowned designer chose to present his runway show at Milan Fashion Week via livestream on Sunday, which was seen as a new move to save the virus-hit event.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 18:34:46

Super-high heels free women, says shoe king Louboutin

Super-high heels can free women, says legendary French shoe designer Christian Louboutin, who insists that wearing his towering six-inch stilettos is a "form of liberty."
Source: AFP | 2020/2/25 18:28:41

Weinstein convicted of sex assault, rape in big win for #MeToo movement

Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault but acquitted of the most serious predatory charges, a verdict hailed as a historic victory by the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/25 17:28:40

Indian businessman living in Xi'an puts faith in China during virus crisis

"After every darkness, there is a dawn."
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 19:03:40

UK pianist Alexis Ffrench bids to recast image of classical music

British composer and pianist Alexis Ffrench, a rising black star in the overwhelmingly white world of classical music, is on a mission "to change the narrative" that the genre is stuffy and outdated.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/24 17:27:23

Hong Kong model shares personal experience while on lockdown outside COVID-19 epicenter

"It is the 30th day since Wuhan entered lockdown. The last time I went to a supermarket was probably nine days ago," posted Annabella Woo, a Hong Kong model who is currently stranded in a village outside of Wuhan, Hubei Province, on Friday on Instagram.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 14:33:40

BTS's new album inspires Chinese fans with positive message

The newest album from South Korean boy group BTS swept global social media and video platforms immediately after its release on Friday, including China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo. Similar to previous releases, members of ARMY, the official name of the BTS fandom, have been captivated by the heart-stirring and meaningful lyrics of the songs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 18:33:41

Milan Fashion Week continues despite virus proximity

It was business as usual Saturday for Milan Fashion Week despite a clutch of coronavirus cases including two fatalities near the northern venue.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/23 18:33:40

Sao Paulo Carnival pays tribute to history, cultural diversity

The Sao Paulo Carnival has kicked off with samba schools paying tribute to history and cultural diversity.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/23 12:41:35

117th Toy Fair kicks off in New York

The 117th Toy Fair New York kicked off on Saturday at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan, attracting more than 1,000 exhibitors from around the world to showcase some 150,000 toys, games and youth entertainment products.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/23 10:53:47

Israel discovers 3,200-year-old temple with trove of artifacts

An Israeli-led archaeological team unearthed in southern Israel a 3,200-year-old Canaanite temple, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/20 19:08:40

Salons gradually return to business in Beijing ahead of China's traditional 'haircut' holiday

The Longtaitou Festival is on Monday. Longtaitou means "dragon raises its head" and refers to the return of spring after winter. During this festival, also known as Eryue'er (Lit: two month two) since it falls on the second day of the second month of the Chinese calendar, people hold celebratory events such as dragon dances. It is also on this day that people traditionally go get a haircut so barbershops and hair salons are usually fully packed. However, with the current COVID-19 outbreak, many public facilities and stores have shut their doors. So how do people plan to get their traditional hair cut on this day?
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 19:07:15

Pompeii restoration unearths 'surprise' treasures

Vivid frescoes and never-before-seen inscriptions were among the treasures unearthed in a massive years-long restoration of the world-famous archeological site Pompeii that came to a close Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/20 19:03:40

Myanmar's Naga prays for harvest

A haunting refrain pierces the night as the tribeswomen of the Gongwang Bonyo, among the most isolated people in Myanmar, dance around a campfire to bless the harvest ahead.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/20 18:58:41

Morocco fortress village hopes to draw 'Game of Thrones' fans

Millions worldwide may have seen the desert fortress in the hit fantasy series Game of Thrones, but fewer know they can visit the Moroccan village of Ait-Ben-Haddou.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/20 18:58:40

S.Korea's first female anchor makes waves in male-dominated industry

Under gleamingly bright studio lights, Lee So-jeong reads straight from a teleprompter, rehearsing her lines ahead of the primetime newscast for South Korea's national public broadcaster, KBS.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/20 18:18:40

Online learning platform sees smooth operation amid epidemic

A free online learning platform launched for China's primary and secondary school students studying at home during the outbreak of COVID-19 has seen good results since it was launched Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/20 18:13:40

From Chihuahua to Coachella, Mexico's Ed Maverick is averse to fame

A teenage troubadour who not long ago was drumming at church and performing at quinceaneras, Ed Maverick has had a year of dizzying success that will see him play the premier Coachella festival this spring.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/20 18:08:41