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Chinese director Xue Xiaolu's new suspense/thriller ropes us in with intrigue, makes us stay for family


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 ...

CG & Digital Arts Commission announces projects for 2020

The CG & Digital Arts Commission of the Chinese Film Art Direction Academy announced their latest projects at a press conference in Beijing on Saturday. The commission will work with the Future Affairs Administration, Chaoyang Museum of Urban Planning and Beijing Design Week for the upcoming 2020 Asia-Pacific Sci-Fi Conference (APSFcon).
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 17:38:40

Artist eats $120,000 piece of art: a banana taped to wall

A performance artist shook up the crowd at the Art Basel show in Miami Beach on Saturday when he grabbed a banana that had been duct-taped to a gallery wall and ate it.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/9 17:38:39

Chinese film week kicks off in Egypt's new capital

The Chinese Cultural Center in Cairo announced Sunday the start of a Chinese film week in the central business district of Egypt's new administrative capital which is under construction by a Chinese company.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 17:33:39

'Frozen 2' tops N.American box office

In a rare show of box-office stasis, the top five films in North American theaters were unchanged this weekend from last, led again by Disney blockbuster Frozen 2, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/9 17:28:39

Chinese artist Cai Guojie's new exhibition to hit Macao on Friday

Chinese artist Cai Guojie's latest attempt to crossover with real estate, the Living in Heaven exhibition, will kick off on Friday in Macao.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 16:33:58

'Sesame Street' puppeteer Caroll Spinney – aka Big Bird – dies at 85

Puppeteer Caroll Spinney, who brought Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life on the iconic children's television show Sesame Street for half a century, died on Sunday at the age of 85.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/9 16:31:10

'Jumanji: The Next Level' continues to lead Chinese box office

Jumanji: The Next Level, a sequel to the 2017 US adventure comedy film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, continued to lead the Chinese mainland box office Sunday, according to the China Movie Data Information Network Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 16:23:39

World Class Theater for the Chinese Audiences Forum comes to an end with focus on variety

The last talk was held at the World Class Theater for the Chinese Audiences Forum on Friday. This final talk focuses on the power and influence of theater.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 16:13:40

Kris Wu's new Tokyo-based reality show 'Four Try' 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. 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 | 2019/12/8 18:36:41

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

Trending on Sunday: Canceled TFboys iQiyi All-Star Carnival performance angers fans, Chinese netizens support Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu, Chinese actress Qin Hailu admires Park Chanyeol.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 18:10:12

Voting begins for 34th Golden Disc Awards' Popularity Award on TikTok and China's NetEase Cloud Music platform

K-pop has been a sweeping power in the music industry for yet another year. Outstanding bands like BTS and Blackpink have earned international fame and frequently dominate the trending lists on social media around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 17:53:40

Tailored winter tour includes culture, nature and skiing in China's capital

In December of 2017, Beijing extended its visa-free transit policy from 72 hours to 144 hours. Many travelers may wonder just what are the most efficient ways to see the best of what the capital and its surrounding areas have to offer during the winter months in just six days. Fortunately, the Bureau of Culture and Tourism of Miyun district of Beijing Municipality has launched two three-day routes that offer the opportunity to visit beautiful natural scenic spots and historical sites, get a taste of the best local cuisine and, best of all, go skiing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 17:53:39

Rainbow murals bring some cheer to rundown slum in New Delhi, India

A New Delhi slum has been given a colorful makeover thanks to a street artist collective, drawing art lovers and selfie-snappers to a rundown area that they would never normally visit.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/8 17:43:39