Filmmakers from China, India seek to strengthen cooperation

The curtains came down on the 9th Beijing International Film Festival Saturday night. Indian films were considered one of the biggest highlights of the annual festival. Indian film Fear won ...

Sohu TV to focus on small-budget self-produced content

Sohu TV will focus on producing small-budget quality and popular content, said Zhang Chaoyang, the streaming platform's CEO, on Wednesday at a promotional event in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 19:28:40

Art Plus Shanghai expo launched

A new art expo aimed at becoming an art communication platform under China's Belt and Road Initiative will be coming to Shanghai, the expo organizers announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 19:23:41

Ballet opera 'Spartacus' to be staged at National Centre for the Performing Arts during Meet In Beijing festival

The National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre from Belarus will stage ballet opera Spartacus at the China's National Centre for the Performing Arts on the nights of May 3 and 4 as part of the upcoming Meet In Beijing arts festival, its organizers announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 19:23:40

Notre Dame Cathedral's impact on Chinese readers

The damage done to the Notre Dame Cathedral in the fire that occurred early this week has broken the hearts of people all over the world. In China, netizens flocked to social media to express their sadness.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 19:13:40

'Pillars of Earth' author Follett weighs in on loss of Paris landmark

The author of what may be the world's most popular book about a cathedral told AFP that watching Notre Dame being eaten up by flames made him feel like someone was dying.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/18 19:08:41

Chinese Academy of Press and Publication releases Chinese Adult Reading Survey ahead of World Book Day, shows only 38.4 percent of adults prefer paper books over e-books

How many books did you read in 2018? According to the 16th National Reading Survey released by the Chinese Academy of Press and Publication (CAPP) ahead of April 23rd's annual World Book Day, the average number of books read by adults in China is 8, with 3.32 being e-books and 4.76 traditional paper books.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 19:08:41

H&M makes AI, loyalty drive to ride fashion cycle

When H&M boosted its shares last month by reporting a rise in the sale of full-price garments, it wasn't just a tribute to the fashion sense of its designers. It was a sign that backroom improvements are at last paying off.
Source: Reuters | 2019/4/18 17:43:40

France to launch intl competition to rebuild Notre Dame fire-ravaged spire

France will launch an international competition to re-design the spire of Notre Dame of Paris Cathedral which collapsed in a devastating fire Monday evening, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/17 21:58:51

'Intriguing Uncertainties'

The Parkview Museum in Beijing is focusing on contemporary drawings with the launch of its latest exhibition Intriguing Uncertainties on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 18:58:41

On roof of New York's Met museum, planets and skyscrapers collide

Polish-German artist Alicja Kwade has brought the vastness of the solar system to the roof garden of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/17 18:58:40

San Francisco to host Chinese language competition for California college students

The 18th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese proficiency and culture contest for college students from Northern California will be held in San Francisco this weekend, organizers said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/17 18:53:42

'Country in the Heart' exhibition brings art from Liang Shixiong to Beijing

The National Art Museum of China kicked off an exhibition featuring traditional Chinese paintings from artist Liang Shixiong.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 18:53:41

Chinese pop bands fall further behind as K-pop sets history with bands like BTS and Blackpink

Last week has been huge for K-pop. Blackpink, the South Korean girl group, made their US festival debut at Coachella on Friday, making them the first-ever female K-pop group to appear at the California desert valley event. On Saturday, the seven-member boy band BTS became the first South Korean musical guest to perform on Saturday Night Live (SNL), the famous US sketch-comedy show on NBC.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 18:53:40