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Chinese museum restores Japanese paintings

A museum in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, is restoring Japanese paintings collected from across the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 17:50:23

Over 1,000 WWII veterans' handprints donated to Chinese private museum

A total of 1,207 handprints of World War II Chinese veterans were donated Tuesday to the Jianchuan Museum Cluster, the largest private museum complex in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 17:49:48

New Spock for 'Star Trek'

Actor Ethan Peck - whose grandfather was Hollywood legend Gregory Peck - has been cast as iconic half-Vulcan science officer Spock in CBS's Star Trek: Discovery.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/15 17:48:41

Last-minute Eurovision Song Contest deal secures Israel as 2019 host

Israel's public broadcaster said on Tuesday it had resolved a funding dispute that threatened the country's chance to host next year's Eurovision Song Contest, hours ahead of a European deadline.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/15 17:48:40

Romance film 'Ice Cream Lover' to hit the silver screen in September

Chinese director Tong Jiangnan's latest work, Ice Cream Lover starring mainland actress Yao Xintong and Taiwan actor Leon Jay Williams, will be screened on September 21, the director announced at a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/15 17:48:39

Online viewership fraud stirs criticism in China

Chinese TV drama Legend of Fu Yao has been enjoying high popularity at home and abroad, but a recent announcement that the TV series has earned more than 10 billion views online seems to have caused trouble for the show as it has placed the industry's practice of fraudulently increasing views under the spotlight.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/15 17:43:40

China-Japan exhibition showcases over 100 artifacts from 18th century Tokyo and Beijing

Examining artifacts from 18th century Beijing and Edo - today's Tokyo - side by side in the same venue might help people get to see just how stunningly similar the two cities sitting across the sea from each other used to be.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/15 17:33:39

Podcasts take growing role in shifting media landscape

As radio fades in the new world of digital media, podcasting has become hot.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/15 17:23:39

Who will be the biggest winner at the Chinese mainland box office?

July and August are widely seen as a golden time of the year for the box office, as large numbers of students, families and couples head to cinemas to escape the summer heat. With autumn right around the corner, industry analysts are starting to look at which film will be the biggest winner of the summer at the Chinese mainland box office.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/14 17:48:39

World's most liveable city

Austria's capital Vienna has beaten Melbourne to be ranked the "world's most liveable city" in a new annual survey released on Monday, ending the southern Australian city's seven-year reign.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/14 17:38:39

Fortnite gaming star Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins defends not streaming video game play involving women

Fortnite star Tyler "Ninja" Blevins on Monday defended not streaming video game play with women, saying it was to guard against marriage-wrecking rumors.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/14 17:33:39

Antiquities museum reopens in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

An antiquities museum in Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib said to house one of the world's oldest dictionaries reopened on Monday after five years, an AFP correspondent said.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/14 17:28:39

US singer Aretha Franklin gravely ill, 'in hospice care'

Music legend Aretha Franklin is gravely ill and reportedly receiving hospice care, friends of the singer said on Monday, as prayers and well wishes poured in for the Grammy-winning "Queen of Soul."
Source: AFP | 2018/8/14 17:23:40