Films from Wes Anderson, Steve McQueen in Cannes official 2020 selection

The Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday unveiled its official 2020 selection of 56 films, with nods for filmmakers Wes Anderson, Francois Ozon and Steve McQueen, despite the physical festival being ...

Chinese actor Xiao Zhan's apology video goes viral following AO3 controversy

A video of an interview with Chinese singer and actor Xiao Zhan has gone viral on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo, with many Chinese netizens praising the star for his courage to apologize to the public for the actions of fans who caused overseas fanfic platform Archive of Our Own (AO3) to become blocked in the Chinese mainland back in late February.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/7 19:03:40

'Shooting star'

You are facing a pandemic lockdown with no seeming escape.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/7 16:08:40

Florian Schneider, co-founder of Germany's iconic Kraftwerk, dead at 73

Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider, co-founder of the pioneering electronic music group that re-wired the future of pop, has died, the group's management said Wednesday. He was 73 years old.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/7 16:03:40

HK penguins chill while carers work overtime

Save for an absence of gawping crowds, life for the penguins of Hong Kong's Ocean Park has been much the same during the coronavirus pandemic - but their carers have worked long shifts to keep the monochrome troupe healthy.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/7 14:38:41

Italian museums adopt online options amid coronavirus crisis

Most of Italy's nearly 4,000 museums are set to reopen this month, several weeks after they closed at the start of the national coronavirus lockdown on March 10. But for most tourists, seeing some of the world's greatest cultural treasures - even months after museums reopen - will require a virtual tour.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/7 13:38:40

Virus could keep theaters shut for a year, producers warn

To reopen, or not to reopen with social distancing? That is the question haunting theaters and cinemas that were shuttered overnight by coronavirus lockdowns.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/6 15:48:40

Indian actor in China shares his experience as the country's film industry resumes

Having lived in China for 15 years, Indian expat Dev Raturi never expected he would spend two months in lockdown due to an epidemic. Now, his concern for his closed Indian restaurants in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province has eased due to the local government's implementation of rental control policies. With the epidemic under control in China, his restaurants have finally reopened and his other career as an actor has resumed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/6 15:43:40

Chinese fans excited about new book in 'Twilight' series

Midnight Sun, the fifth book in the young adult series Twilight will be published on August 4, the American novelist Stephenie Meyer announced Monday. The book was originally set to be released in 2008, but this plan was canceled because of the leaking of her manuscript. After more than a decade of waiting, some Chinese fans hailed the news as the “the renaissance in 2020.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/6 22:33:40

'Better Days' lives up to expectations, sweeps eight awards at Hong Kong Film Awards

Chinese netizens congratulated the cast and crew of the film Better Days for sweeping eight awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best New Performer, at the 39th Hong Kong Film Awards on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/6 19:28:40

Chinese fans celebrate birthday of EXO's Byun Baek-hyun

Chinese fans in various provinces celebrated their idol Byun Baek-hyun's birthday on Wednesday by holding various events throughout China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/6 17:33:40

Chinese artist portrays life amid COVID-19 epidemic in paintings

100 days, 100 paintings… In his new public art project, Chinese artist Shu Yong has sought to record what life was like during the COVID-19 epidemic by painting those who have been fighting on the frontlines against the deadly virus since January 26.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/5 19:13:40

Singles in US reinvent dating as pandemic continues

How do you find love when you're stuck at home? The coronavirus pandemic has made that challenging, to say the least. But millions of single Americans are finding ways.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/5 19:03:41

Chinese fans concerned after Blackpink's Lisa gets death threat

Chinese fans showed concern for K-pop star Lisa, the Thai member of South Korean girl band Blackpink, after she received a death threat on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/5 18:53:40