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Media report on Chinese and US university students' reading habits sparks controversy


Chinese scholars and experts couldn't help but knit their brows after reading a recent media report from Chinese education company Blue Oak that suggested that Chinese university students were falling ...

Chinese Poetry Festival adds to appeal of NYC's foodie paradise

Downtown Flushing, Queens, is home to the second largest Chinatown in New York City, and often dubbed as heaven for regional Chinese specialties including Henanese pot stickers, fiery Sichuan chicken, Xinjiang lamb kebabs and fresh tofu.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/23 6:19:57

Media report on Chinese and US university students' reading habits sparks controversy

Chinese scholars and experts couldn't help but knit their brows after reading a recent media report from Chinese education company Blue Oak that suggested that Chinese university students were falling behind their US peers when it came to reading. First posted on sohu.com, the report, which came to its controversial conclusion by comparing a purported list of the top borrowed books from libraries at major US and Chinese universities, was widely re-posted by various media agencies in China and became a major talking point on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 20:08:39

Bundesbank's gold goes on show in new exhibition

All that glitters is definitely gold in a new exhibition at Germany's central bank that lifts the veil on the nation's massive reserves of the precious metal, partly to reassure sceptics that the prized ingots are really there.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/22 19:03:39

'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies, died on Saturday. He was 49.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/22 17:48:40

Sohu TV releases trailer and poster for second season of streaming drama 'Dr. Qin'

The official trailer and posters for the second season of popular detective drama Dr. Qin Medical Examiner was released on Sunday, hinting that the show should be returning to streaming platform Sohu TV roughly two years after the first season debuted in 2016.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 17:48:39

Portman protests Netanyahu

Hollywood actress Natalie Portman said she was backing out of a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million prize to protest against the policies of Israel's prime minister.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/22 17:43:40

Stone-broke farmers make rock-picking art form

Stone and sand that have survived thousands of years of wind and rain in northwest China is now showing a new value: materials for collage.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/22 10:23:24

Society needs to return to reading books: Cultural Director of Spanish National Library

The Spanish National Library has to be at the forefront of a concerted effort to persuade people of the value of reading books, Miguel Albero, the Cultural Director of the Spanish National Library, told Xinhua in an exclusive interview to celebrate World Book Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 22:06:56

China-Africa Economic and Cultural Week kicks off in Guangzhou

The first China-Africa Economic and Cultural Week opened in south China's Guangzhou on Friday, aiming to serve as a bridge for Sino-African economic and cultural exchanges.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 20:19:51

2 pandas move from overseas to China to meet public

Two giant pandas that have returned from Japan and Spain respectively will meet the public in southwest China's Guizhou Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 20:03:53

Tang Dynasty tomb group found in north China

Cultural workers recently discovered an ancient tomb group, dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907), at a river basin in north China's Hebei Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 17:19:25

US Dolby Labs geared for expansion in China

US leading audio technology company Dolby Laboratories (Dolby Labs) on Thursday announced 20 Disney titles created in Dolby's advanced imaging and sound technologies to meet the growing demand of Dolby Cinemas around the world, especially in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 17:13:04

China's Hollywood connection shifts toward film festivals, co-productions

The Chinese-American relationship in films is shifting to lucrative co-productions and to the premieres of many Chinese films at American film festivals.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 8:39:20