Upper reaches of London’s Royal Albert Hall provide a haven for UK concert lovers

It's a world apart from the polished atmosphere of traditional classical music concerts.

SW China city to host international poetry festival

Poets from over 30 countries will gather in Chengdu City, southwest China's Sichuan Province for an international poetry week in September.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 22:08:08

Chinese streaming site iQiyi announces seven new animation projects

Chinese streaming giant iQiyi announced seven new Chinese animation projects in Beijing Friday, with the goal of moving the company beyond a platform for films and TV shows to become a production base for China’s domestic animation industry.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 18:03:39

Investors in Chinese IP adaptations turning to patriotic and realistic stories

Online fantasy literature has probably been the hottest source of TV and film adaptations in China in recent years. However, with the recent success of more realistic and patriotic fare such as anti-graft TV series In the Name of People and military action flick Wolf Warrior 2, currently the highest-earning film ever in China, that trend may be changing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 17:58:39

Bieber drops new song, still wants to be ‘Friends’

Justin Bieber may have canceled a world tour, been banned from China and issued a recent confessional, but he still wants to be friends, if his new song is anything to go by.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/20 14:48:40

Chinese delegation, Russian scholars hold talks on Tibetan culture

A Tibetan cultural exchange delegation dispatched by China's State Council Information Office completed its three-day visit in Russia on Saturday, following in-depth panel discussions on Tibetan culture with the Russian academic community.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 8:17:14

Battle in 13th century reenacted in Croatia

Actors in ancient costumes reenact a battle between Omis pirates and the Venetians in the 13th century in Omis, Croatia on Aug. 18, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 11:52:53

Artisans turn mechanical junks into unique, geeky art pieces in Thailand

Photo taken on Aug. 17, 2017 shows various works made of waste automobile parts at "Ban Hun Lek", or "House of Steel Robots", in central Thailand's Ang Thong Province. Established in 2000, "House of Steel Robots" (in Thai:"Ban Hun Lek") is a workshop known for making "scrap metal art" out of waste automobile parts. The seemingly worthless mechanical junks are given rebirth by the workshop's artisans, turning into unique, geeky art pieces.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 11:31:19

Students, left-behind women learn sculpture art for free in E China

A staff member shows a wood carving craft at Baima Township of Gaogang District in Taizhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Aug. 16, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 10:23:03

Chinese artist holds exhibition in Kiev to boost cultural ties with Ukraine

An art exhibition featuring works created by Chinese artist Dong Hao has recently kicked off in the Museum of Kiev History to enhance cultural exchanges between China and Ukraine.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 7:22:56

Chinese netizens praise new manga anime film for its 'hooray of Japan’s defeat'

Chinese netizens have applauded the latest new episode of animation of the Japanese manga Doraemon series in which the leading characters hooray for the defeat of Japan in World War II, calling it "brave and a just view of history."
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 22:08:39

Veteran craftsman fears for the future of his traditional profession

If you watched the 2008 Beijing Olympic games, you may remember that one of the five Olympic mascots was a swallow-shaped kite named Ni Ni. This particular shape was chosen for the mascot because the kites are one of the most popular type of kites flown in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 17:33:40

‘Inheritance Creation Exhibition’ in Guangdong highlights the work of young artists’

An exhibition of works from young and promising artists, the Inheritance Creation Exhibition will open its doors to visitors at the Jinhai Cultural Center in Foshan, South China's Guangdong Province Sunday as part of the ongoing Lecong Art Season.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 17:33:39

'M:I6' shoot halted as star Tom Cruise breaks ankle in stunt

Mission: Impossible 6 has halted filming after Tom Cruise broke his ankle in a botched stunt, the director confirmed Wednesday, while vowing not to push the film's release date back
Source: AFP | 2017/8/17 17:28:40