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The Chinese film industry must address the embarrassing gap between its prosperous market and underdeveloped production


Due to the success of China's three Internet giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, the country's Internet industry has won respect from around the globe, leading many in the industry feeling ...

Ukrainian ballet star Polunin aims to help others manage their demons

Ukrainian ballet sensation Sergei Polunin shocked the dance world when he quit as the Royal Ballet’s principal dancer in 2012 at the age of just 21.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/9 19:28:40

Gerhard Richter’s ‘Eisberg’ sells for record $21 million at Sotheby’s

Gerhard Richter’s arctic scene Eisberg, broke the record for a landscape at Sotheby’s contemporary evening sale on Wednesday, selling for 17.7 million pounds ($21.6 million).
Source: AFP | 2017/3/9 19:28:39

Kennedy Center shakes off staid image with new modern festival

The Kennedy Center, the giant arts complex in Washington, on Wednesday announced a new bid to shake off its staid reputation with a festival of risque and genre-blurring performances.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/9 19:23:41

Folk artist uses 20-meter-long wire to draw Four Great Beauties

Folk artist Li Haiming makes an enamel drawing of the Four Great Beauties, four ancient Chinese women renowned for their beauty, in Peking Opera costumes in his studio in Lanzhou City, the capital of Northwest China’s Gansu Province, March 7, 2017. It took Li almost half a year to make the work with a 20-meter-long wire that looks like gold thread. For nearly 20 years, Li has experimented with combining enamel skills with drawing, a process that usually involves time-consuming procedures.
Source: Ecns.cn | 2017/3/9 10:54:34

"Amber Trip" exhibition held in Lithuania

A piece of amber product is seen on the "Amber Trip" exhibition in Vilnius, Lithuania, on March 8, 2017. The exhibition was held from March 8 to March 11, gathering exhibitors and customers from Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, China and etc.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/9 10:46:28

SE China's Dehua famous for porcelain industry

A craftsman gets semifinished porcelain teapot handles out of moulds at Yueji kiln in Dehua County of southeast China's Fujian Province, March 5, 2016. Yueji kiln has a history of more than 400 years. Dehua is famous for its porcelain industry, especially its delicate ceramic whiteware.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/9 10:00:18

Exhibition "The Silk Road: Reflection of Mutual Learning" held in Beijing

Visitors view the imitation of frescos in the Mogao Grottoes of Dunhuang during the exhibition "The Silk Road: Reflection of Mutual Learning" in Beijing, capital of China, March 8, 2016. The exhibition kicked off on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/9 9:42:36

Inner Mongolia takes measures to protect Great Wall

North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region will take measures to preserve its stretch of the Great Wall, the regional culture department said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/9 7:55:27

‘Kung Fu Panda’ franchise gives foreign tourism boost to Mount Qingcheng

The basis for the mountains where Po from DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda practices martial arts, Mount Qingcheng, has become a tourist hot spot for foreigners looking to explore the culture behind yin-yang and tai chi.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 18:38:35

Uma Thurman joins cast of Lars von Trier thriller

Uma Thurman is to star in Lars von Trier’s new serial killer thriller The House That Jack Built, producers announced Tuesday as shooting got underway in Sweden.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/8 18:23:39

Rare original drawing from ‘Tintin in America’ to go on sale

A rare original drawing of Tintin from the comic book album Tintin in America will go under the hammer next month, the Artcurial auction house said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/8 18:18:40

Chinese musician Wu Tong talks about his time with the Grammy-winning Silk Road Ensemble

Music has the ability to build bridges between countries and cultures. Currently there is no better representative of this than the Silk Road Ensemble.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 17:53:39

Hugo Award winner Hao Jingfang releases interactive fiction

Hao Jingfang, who won the last year's Hugo Award, has released a piece of interactive fiction she composed with five other authors in Shanghai.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/8 9:09:03