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Filmmakers from China, India seek to strengthen cooperation


The curtains came down on the 9th Beijing International Film Festival Saturday night. Indian films were considered one of the biggest highlights of the annual festival. Indian film Fear won ...

Years? Decades? Uncertainty over time needed to rebuild Notre Dame

Rebuilding the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris could take decades after it was gutted by a fire, experts warned on Tuesday, even as its top priest expressed hope he could celebrate mass there within years.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/17 18:48:41

Disneyland Paris cleans up its act, bans plastic straws

Disneyland Paris on Monday announced a series of measures to make Europe's biggest private tourist attraction more environmentally friendly, including banning plastic straws.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/17 18:43:40

In tourist-hungry Portugal, Brexit means 'Brelcome' for UK visitors

Haunted by the idea that Brexit may affect Portugal's booming tourism industry, a government agency has launched a campaign to say "Brelcome" to the thousands of British visitors who choose the country as a holiday destination.
Source: Reuters | 2019/4/17 18:38:41

Mexico to launch new tourism campaign aimed at Chinese travelers

The Mexican government plans to launch its latest tourism campaign, called "Knocking at the Door," to attract more Chinese tourists, the Tourism Ministry said on April 14.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/17 18:38:40

Squatters occupy Venice homes in housing protest as tourism surges

Squatters are taking over unoccupied buildings in Venice in defiance of what they say are high rents forcing families out of the city as tourism takes over.
Source: Reuters | 2019/4/17 18:33:40

Ukraine opens arms to Chinese film studios and looks forward to further cooperation

Ukraine welcomes China to shoot films in the country and looks forward to further cooperation in the film industry, the Ambassador of Ukraine to China and film industry professionals noted at the ''Ukraine is Your Destination'' briefing hosted Tuesday at the 9th Beijing International Film Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 18:27:18

Israel discovers 1,600-year-old rare gold coin with Theodosius II image

A rare pure gold coin dating back to 1,600 years, depicting the image of the Byzantine emperor Theodosius II, was discovered in northern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/16 22:06:16

More than 60 pct Chinese prefer digital reading: survey

More than 60 percent Chinese prefer reading on digital devices or via the Internet in 2018, according to a survey unveiled Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/16 21:00:49

China confirms oldest tomb with "squatting" owner

Chinese archaeologists have identified a tomb within which a young woman has been squatting for 13,500 years.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/16 20:06:51

Putin offers to send best Russian specialists to restore Notre Dame

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday sent a message to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, offering to send the best Russian specialists to help restore the Notre Dame cathedral that has been badly damaged by a fire on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/16 20:05:37

Loughlin pleads not guilty

US actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, accused of paying a $500,000 bribe to secure their daughters' entry into a prestigious California university, on Monday pleaded not guilty to money laundering charges.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/16 19:48:43

David Lescot's 'Ponzi' heading to Beijing

French director David Lescot's musical Ponzi will be staged at Beijing's Poly Theater from April 26 to 28 as part of the upcoming Croisements Festival, China and France's annual cultural exchange festival.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 19:48:41

Chinese scholars discuss Japan's 'Edo Period'

A forum discussing the history of Japan's renowned Edo Period was held in Beijing on Saturday by Chinese scholars Liu Ning and Sun Jianjun.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 19:43:41