Liaoning aircraft carrier merchandise aims to promote China’s naval culture

China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, made a big splash when it pulled into Hong Kong earlier in July, its first trip to the city. Perhaps looking to remember the ...

US actress Annette Bening to become first woman to head Venice International Film Festival jury in more than a decade

US actress Annette Bening will preside over the jury for this year's Venice International Film Festival, organizers said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/6 17:48:40

Gaga tackles online abuse

Even A-list celebrities can be hurt by the venom on Twitter.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/6 17:48:39

Documentary explores ties between former communist leaders and ‘Red Star Over China’ author Edgar Snow

In a village yard in Northwest China in 1936, a slim-faced Chinese Red Army leader posed for a photo shoot. Facing the camera and wearing an army cap with a five-pointed star, this was the man who would later become the top leader of New China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/5 18:53:39

Artist Han Dong gets back to nature with Today Art Museum exhibition

From installation works to sculptures, Chinese artist Han Dong is exhibiting 70 of his most recent art creations at the Today Art Museum until Sunday. The event is also the first in a series of exhibitions planned by online auction platform Kupai.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/5 18:41:41

UNESCO announces Cote d’Ivoire’s Comoe National Park no longer endangered

UNESCO said Tuesday that it had decided to remove Cote d'Ivoire's Comoe National Park from its list of endangered world heritage sites after more than a decade of conservation efforts.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/5 18:41:41

Closing the deal

Cuban-American multimillionaire Roberto Polo will loan his collection of 7,000 contemporary paintings, sculptures and photos to Spain for 15 years, the country's biggest cultural deal in over 20 years, officials said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/5 18:38:39

‘The House That Never Dies II’ joins summer box-office war

The summer is one of the most competitive times for domestic films as animated movies, detective stories and urban romance films battle it out to turn a profit at the box office.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/5 18:38:39

Eurochestries Festival coming to China for the first time

People always say that beer is the best partner for a music festival. Now Qingdao, famous around the world for its locally produced Tsingtao Beer, will finally have both.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/5 17:58:39

Actor Adrien Brody to be honored at Switzerland’s Locorno film fest

US actor Adrien Brody will receive the prestigious Leopard Club Award when the Locarno Film Festival kicks off in Switzerland next month, organizers said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/5 17:58:39

DJ Khaled, once in background, scores another No.1 album

DJ Khaled, long a prominent behind-the-scenes force in hip-hop, has achieved a second No.1 album with his latest star-studded work.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/4 19:11:05

CIPG marks 80th anniversary of Marco Polo Bridge Incident

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident of July 7, 1937, the China International Publishing Group (CIPG) donated a large number of books containing valuable historical records about the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45) to institutions including the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression during a ceremony in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/4 19:08:39

Musician Paul McCartney resolves dispute with Sony ATV Music Publishing concerning Beatles song rights

Paul McCartney has reached a settlement over copyright to the Beatles catalog, avoiding a legal battle that could have had wide ramifications for the music business.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/4 19:03:39

J.R.R. Tolkien estate, Warner Bros settle $80m ‘Hobbit’ lawsuit

The estate of J.R.R. Tolkien has settled an $80 million lawsuit against Warner Bros over the licensing of online games, slot machines and other gambling-related merchandise based on the author's books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/4 18:58:40