Exploring the culture and history of three major cities in Kazakhstan

When I first learned that I was going to have to go to Kazakhstan for business, I had no idea what to expect.

Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder brings Beethoven concerts to BMF

Famous Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder is scheduled to perform the complete piano concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven on Wednesday and Thursday during the ongoing Beijing Music Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 19:13:40

Shandong to host the first National Folk Performance Season

China's first National Folk Performance Season will be held in Jinan, East China's Shandong Province, from October 24 to November 2, China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 19:08:41

South Korean pop group BTS' success triggers discussion in China

Following their record-breaking achievements including being the first South Korean pop band to top the Billboard 200 albums chart in late May, BTS made headlines again after winning the Favorite Social Artist award at the 2018 American Music Awards on October 9.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 19:08:40

Chinese actress Zhao Liying announces marriage to actor Feng Shaofeng on Sina Weibo

Chinese actress Zhao Liying announced that she has married Chinese actor Feng Shaofeng by posing her marriage certificate on Sina Weibo on Tuesday morning with the caption "official announcement."
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 19:08:40

Beijing Film Academy holds 40-year reunion for class of 1978

One of China's most famous film schools, the Beijing Film Academy, welcomed more than 100 of its celebrity graduates who began their studies at the school 40 years ago to an alumni event held on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 19:03:40

University of Birmingham accepts China's college entrance exam

Britain's University of Birmingham announced on Monday that it has become the first elite Russell Group university to accept China's National Higher Education Entrance Examination, commonly known as gaokao, for Chinese students wishing to join its undergraduate courses in 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/16 18:33:40

Outrageous new TV dating shows cut straight to chase

Once upon a time in a more coy era people made an effort to get to know each other - perhaps learning each other's names - before hopping into bed together.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 18:33:40

Chinese netizens up in arms about British Museum's defense of plundered relics in its collection

The British Museum launched a program entitled Collected Histories on Friday, a series of monthly talks defending the museum against criticism aimed at its colonial-era acquisitions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 18:03:39

Met Opera aims to lure millennials with 'Under 40' parties

The Metropolitan Opera is digging deep into its bag of tricks as it attempts to lure in younger generations more familiar with Mozart in the Jungle than its long-dead inspiration.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/15 17:53:39

'Reignwood Lectures' introduces the lives of famous Peking Opera masters

The Reignwood Lectures, a series of programs focusing on Chinese culture masters, held its first session in Beijing on Saturday. For the first event, organizers invited national-level opera performer Chi Jinsheng and descendents of well-known Peking Opera maestros Ma Lianliang, Tan Fuying, Zhang Junqiu and Qiu Shengrong to share the life stories of their predecessors.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 17:48:57

New show from 'Teletubbies' creator

Teletubbies creator Andrew Davenport has come up with a new show "guaranteed to stop children climbing the walls," BBC bosses claimed on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/15 17:48:57

UK singer Sam Smith to bring Thrill Of It All tour to Beijing and Shanghai

British singer Sam Smith's The Thrill Of It All tour is set to come to Beijing and Shanghai later this month. The singer will give his first show at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on October 23, before heading to the Cadillac Center in Beijing two days later.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 17:43:40

English version of 'The Orphan of Zhao' starts Asia tour at capital

An English production of the traditional Chinese play, The Orphan of Zhao, kicked off its tour of Asia in Beijing on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/15 17:38:53