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An 8.1-magnitude earthquake that looks too much like an industrial accident strikes a peaceful Malawi village. The Whistleblower, directed by Xue Xiaolu, vividly starts the action without hesitation so we ...

Netflix dominates Golden Globes noms

Hollywood disruptor Netflix dominated the Golden Globe nominations Monday as its heart-wrenching divorce saga Marriage Story grabbed six nods including best drama, kicking off the race for the Oscars.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/10 19:38:41

Chinese streaming site Sohu TV debuts legal drama 'Without Knowing Dawn Break in the East'

Chinese streaming site Sohu TV debuted the first episode of its latest legal drama series Without Knowing Dawn Break in the East, which combines hot social issues and courtroom drama.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 19:32:44

National museums in China and Liechtenstein join forces for cooperative project

The National Art Museum of China and the Liechtenstein National Museum announced a new cooperative project on Saturday that will see them work together in areas such as cultural exchange programs, academic research, digitalization and public education.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 19:28:40

Marriage and divorce – film 'Marriage Story' ignites heated discussions on Chinese social media

"We can accept an imperfect father… but people absolutely do not accept those same failings in mothers." This line from the US film Marriage Story seems to have hit many moviegoers right in their heartas it sparked heated discussions on Chinese social media on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 18:29:38

Theater director Roy Szeto stresses importance of Hong Kong-mainland cultural exchanges

Even though Deling and Cixi, a Chinese stage drama about the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) princess Der Ling and Empress Dowager Cixi, originally debuted more than 20 years ago, the good word-of-mouth around the recent restaging of the classic work has shoved theater director Roy Szeto into the limelight.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 18:21:26

What's trending on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Tuesday

Trending on Tuesday: China Central Television analyzed suicide curse of South Korean entertainment industry. Highest paid musician in 2019. An aged fan shot Jackson Wang with Nokia
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 17:58:41

Beijing symposium focuses on Chinese books' overseas expansion

The Chinese Culture Going Global symposium was held Tuesday in Beijing, attracting more than 40 domestic and international publishing houses to the capital to discuss the expansion of Chinese books overseas.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 17:23:41

China, Egypt inspect, seal smuggled ancient Chinese coins

A delegation of Chinese officials from the Chinese Embassy in Egypt and officials from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities inspected and sealed dozens of smuggled ancient Chinese coins in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, a Chinese official said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 17:13:40

Chinese director Xu Lei's maiden film wins praise for depiction of real village life

In the 11 days since it was released on November 29, Summer Detective, a Chinese film about two farmers in North China trying to track down a hit-and-run driver, has earned nearly 9.24 million yuan ($1.31 million) at the Chinese mainland box office.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 17:03:40

Chinese video maker Li Ziqi impresses the world with her pastoral lifestyle

If Li Ziqi hadn't started to make videos recording her countryside life, she might have been a common village girl making a living through doing some handicrafts or being hired at a local factory.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 21:50:18

Kris Wu's new Tokyo-based reality show focuses on China's fashion trends

Chinese-Canadian singer and actor Kris Wu attended a promotional event on Sunday, two days after the debut of his reality show Four Try on Chinese streaming site iQIYI. The show, which has proved popular among young people in China, follows Wu, rapper Fox, singer Wilber Pan, actress Angelababy and actress Zhao Jinmai as they try to run a boutique fashion store in Tokyo on a limited budget.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 17:53:27

What's trending on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Monday

Trending on Monday: "Unrestrained," theme song of popular drama The Untamed, awarded Hit Song of the Year, netizens talk about most touching moments in the Harry Potter series, US rapper Juice Wrld passes away.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 17:43:40

New Zealand Asian Sports and Culture Festival

The New Zealand Asian Sports and Culture Festival, aimed at promoting cultural exchanges in New Zealand, will be held from February 29 to March 1, 2020, the festival organizer said at a press conference held in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 17:43:40