Chinese netizens condemn Tarantino's portrayal of Bruce Lee

According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter, US film director Quentin Tarantino will not be re-cutting his Once Upon a Time in Hollywood for the Chinese mainland. Originally set ...

Francis Ford Coppola backs Martin Scorsese in row over Marvel films

Francis Ford Coppola jumped into a controversy over the Marvel superhero movies Saturday, not just backing fellow director Martin Scorsese's critique of the films but denouncing them as "despicable."
Source: AFP | 2019/10/20 16:58:39

Uruguay's national ballet sees artistic revolution

Pirouettes and arabesques perfectly executed, dozens of dancers in a colorful assemblage of sweat pants and leotards perform an exhaustive routine at rehearsals in downtown Montevideo.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/20 16:53:39

Chinese publishers seek cooperation, exchanges at Frankfurt Book Fair

The 71st Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest of its kind in the world, attracted more than 7,400 exhibitors from 104 countries and regions, where business cooperation as well as exchanges of ideas were taking place over the five-day event.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/20 9:48:08

Exhibition themed oracle bone inscriptions kicks off in China's Henan

An exhibition themed oracle bone inscriptions kicked off Friday in Anyang, where oracle bone inscriptions were unearthed, to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the discovery of oracle bone inscriptions. Jiaguwen, or oracle bone inscriptions, are an ancient Chinese language named for their inscriptions on tortoise shells and animal bones.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/19 15:15:59

Goodbaby International caters to parents' fashion preferences

It is not uncommon to see handbags or shoes which were designed through collaborations of fashion houses and artists. With the improvement of living standards, people's pursuit of esthetic taste and fashion has extended to every aspect of life. A world-leading parenting products company, Goodbaby International Holdings Ltd, held its 30th anniversary celebration alongside the launch of a series of new products on Wednesday. The company showcased its latest strollers, the patterns of which were designed by contemporary illustrator Rick Berkelmans from the Netherlands. “Chinese domestic products are now in the eye of the storm. The background is young consumers' openness toward culture. They don't care about premium brands that much now, but care more about their own needs. The situation is the same in other countries. What consumers need are designs that match their personalities. Each group, each level, each circle has their own preference. This is why we need so many designers,” said Song Zhenghuan, chairman and executive director of Goodbaby. The company supplies millions of families around the world with children's car-safety seats, strollers, apparel, cribs, bicycles and tricycles, as well as products for feeding, nursing and personal care, among others. With over 12,000 employees worldwide, Goodbaby International owns eight R&D and design centers globally, which are located in the US, Europe and China. The company manages sales, marketing and distribution offices in 11 countries. Martin Pos, executive director and group CEO of Goodbaby, thinks that stroller manufacturing is also a fashion industry. “We are not [making] baby products. We are [making] products for parents, because babies don't buy products. Babies don't care about fashion,” Pos said. He added that the company's aim is to think about young parents' fashion senses, and to match the strollers to them rather than their babies. “A stroller is like a handbag, or like a pair of shoes. Women have many handbags and also different pairs of shoes because it shows [their] personal style and [their] personal moods on different occasions. So it is our responsibility to understand mothers' needs and style,” Pos said. “We don't pretend to be fashion. We are fashion. Our designers come from the fashion industry, and we consequently make our products to match the latest fashion trends,” Pos told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/18 17:08:11

Sri Lanka hosted Ayurveda Symposium 2019 to boost its culture heritage

Ayurveda, one of the world's oldest forms of healing, has been intricately tied with the culture of Sri Lanka for thousands years. To promote and help preserve this intangible cultural heritage, the country hosted a symposium on Ayurveda on October 5-6.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 19:43:40

Scenic spots, coffee, history: Get them all in Nanjing

Many people travel to Nanjing, the capital of East China's Jiangsu Province, for its major tourist attractions such as the Nanjing Museum, the Presidential Palace and the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum. During my recent trip to the city, I tried to avoid the crowds by exploring the quieter spots of the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 19:24:29

Director Rimas Tuminas returns to China with new theater work 'Faust'

After enjoying two of great theater works from Lithuanian director Rimas Tuminas in the first half of this year, Chinese audiences will be able to appreciate his latest work Faust, a theatrical adaptation of Goethe's world-class work, the show's production company announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 19:18:40

Chinese version of Joshua Sobol's 'Ghetto' to extend national tour

The Chinese edition of drama Ghetto, directed by Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol, will tour to Chinese cities including Suzhou, Fuzhou and Guangzhou over the next five months.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 19:13:41

Universal Beijing Resort partners with Alibaba for high-tech debut in 2021

Universal Beijing Resort and Alibaba Group officially announced their strategic cooperation in Beijing on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 18:33:40

N.Korean artworks shine at Beijing's Mansudae Art Museum

Under the soft rays of sunshine a huge statue of a soldier stands by the banks of a river where is docked a large naval vessel. In one hand he holds a flag high, as if celebrating a victory, while his other is extending in front of him as if he is leading the way for others to follow. Beneath the large statue, a group of students dressed in school uniforms and women in the colorful traditional clothes of North Korea look up at the statue, forming a very harmonious picture.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 18:23:40

Increasing number of overseas Chinese restaurants using pinyin for dish names

Dishes such as spring rolls and sweet and sour chicken may be familiar to many lovers of Chinese food in English-speaking countries, but what about dishes such as chun bing or knife noodles?
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 18:18:40

Da Vinci loan to go through

An Italian court on Wednesday rejected a last-minute bid to halt the loan of Leonardo da Vinci's iconic Vitruvian Man drawing and other works to France's Louvre museum, ending a bitter cultural row.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/17 17:48:40