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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 ...

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

Artists gather in Beijing for art summit

The first three-day Beijing Art Summit kicked off at Beijing's 798 Art District on Friday, attracting guests from around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 17:18:40

Giant floating mouse-like sculpture arrives in Hong Kong harbor

A massive inflatable floating sculpture reminiscent of Mickey Mouse was towed into Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour on Friday, as a crowd of curious locals looked on.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/24 17:18:39

Renaissance painter Tintoretto's bold innovations highlighted in US exhibition

When he was just a teenager, Tintoretto was sent to Italian Renaissance painter Titian's studio, only to be kicked out within days because the older master got jealous. Or so goes the legend.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/24 17:13:39

Oscar-winning 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' comes to Chinese streaming platforms

Coproduced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel Entertainment, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse began showing on Chinese streaming platforms, including iQiyi, Tencent Video and Youku, on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 16:38:29

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

Dubai metro stations come alive with the sound of music

She was performing as part of the week-long Dubai Metro Music Festival taking place across five stations.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/21 19:03:42

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

Dental care draws Russian tourists to China's border city of Hunchun

Apart from kung pao chicken and dumplings, Russian tourists visiting China have yet another reason to keep their mouths busy, by visiting Chinese dental clinics.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 18:13:40