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 ...

3 Chinese-themed films qualify for 2020 Oscars' Animated Feature Film

Three Chinese-themed films -- "Ne Zha," "White Snake" and "Abominable" -- are among a record 32 features submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/17 14:48:41

Recent summit between China and India's leaders shines spotlight on southeast Indian town

In the southeast coast of India, there is a small town called Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram or Seven Pagodas. The town, located near the Bay of Bengal in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, became a center of Hindu activities as early as the 7th century. The ancient temple complex in the town was built during the 7th and 8th centuries, and is famous for its stone carvings.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 18:48:41

'Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto' getting musical adaptation

It has been 60 years since China's well-known Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto debuted in Shanghai. Now a new musical inspired by the romantic Chinese legend, True Romance: Butterfly Lovers, will be staged at the end of this year in Shanghai and Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 18:08:41

'Grease' back as TV show

Grease is about to come roaring back with a small screen version called Grease: Rydell High, named after the high school in which the 1978 movie was based.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/16 17:58:40

'Desperate Housewives' actress Felicity Huffman begins prison term

Actress Felicity Huffman on Tuesday began serving a two-week prison term for her role in a college admissions scam, in which she paid a bribe to help her daughter gain admission to a prestigious university.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/16 17:53:42

Forum on China's rural fine art education held in Beijing

A forum about the development of fine art education in rural China kicked off at the Capital Normal University in Beijing on Thursday. The forum, hosted by the university and relevant organizations, focused topics including the past 70 years of fine art education in rural areas, education methodology, the strategic development of rural education as well as traditional Chinese art education. Yin Shaochun, a professor from Capital Normal University, shared his thoughts on rural art education while Jiang Jiu from Beijing Normal University focused on the future of art education.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 17:53:40

Waititi takes on Nazis in 'Jojo Rabbit'... by playing Hitler

It takes a brave director to make a comedy about a 10-year-old Nazi and his imaginary friend Hitler - and an even bolder one to play the moustache-and-swastika-clad dictator himself.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/16 17:43:41

Chinese pianist Zee Zee debut album released in China

Chinese pianist Zee Zee (Zuo Zhang) held a launch party for the Chinese mainland release of her debut classical performance album Ravel Liszt on Monday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 17:43:40

China to start commemorating 120th anniversary of oracle bone inscription discovery

China will commemorate the 120th anniversary of the discovery of oracle bone inscriptions with a series of high-profile events, starting this week, the Ministry of Education said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/16 14:55:34

Chinese netizens call for an end to cyberbullying following K-pop star Sulli's death

The sudden death of 25-year-old South Korean singer Sulli has ignited heated discussion on Chinese social media, with many netizens in the country calling for an end to cyberbullying.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 18:33:40

Zoe Kravitz to play Catwoman in new Warner Bros 'Batman' film

US actress Zoe Kravitz will play Catwoman in the new Batman film starring Robert Pattinson, a Warner Bros source told AFP on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/15 18:28:40

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo joint winners of Booker Prize

Judges tore up the rule book on Monday, awarding the prestigious Booker Prize for Fiction jointly to Canadian author Margaret Atwood for The Testaments and Anglo-Nigerian author Bernardine Evaristo for Girl, Woman, Other.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/15 18:23:43

Italian Renaissance-themed concerts scheduled for Beijing

A pair of concerts titled The Sounds of Italian Renaissance will be held in Beijing this week to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Italian master artist Leonardo da Vinci.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/15 18:18:42