Cantonese Opera celebrates 10th anniversary as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage

On the stage, the lights dim, and in the darkness the melody of "Flowers Funeral Chant," the classic song from one of China's Four Great Classic Novels Dream of the ...

Workshop for international and domestic college students gifts small village in East China with inspiring designs

After 18 days of hard work, the 2019 UIA-CBC International Colleges and Universities Competitive Construction Workshop came to an end with a closing ceremony on Sunday at Siyang county in East China's Jiangsu Province. The top winners of the competition were also announced at the ceremony.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/20 16:34:28

HBO's 'Chernobyl' sparks tours, stokes fears in Lithuania

Walking along the top of Lithuania's decommissioned nuclear reactor, the set of HBO's critically acclaimed Chernobyl TV series, tourist Vytas Miknaitis says he's not "afraid at all."
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 16:23:40

Lighting up Sanlitun

Lights and artworks have turned Beijing's Sanlitun shopping area into a street museum. A number of artists from home and abroad are showing off their art at the Modern Art Festival, a collaboration between China's well-known expo Art Beijing and Sanlitun Taikoo Li.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/19 18:18:39

China's Culture Promotion Association launches committee to promote traditional ceramics

A new culture committee aimed at promoting traditional Chinese ceramics was launched on Friday. Under the purview of China's Culture Promotion Association, the branch aims to provide a platform to develop the ceramics industry as well as bring in more young talent.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/19 18:13:39

Chengdu submits bid for World Science Fiction Society's annual convention

A delegation from Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, submitted a bid for the 2023 Worldcon, one of the world's largest science fiction conventions, over the weekend.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/19 18:08:40

Upcoming theater festival to stage Chinese and foreign masterpieces

The third Lao She Theater Festival, set to be held from September 19 to November 23, will bring 12 widely-known plays from China, the UK, Poland, Germany, France and Macedonia to audiences in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/19 18:08:40

Beijing-based Hong Kong curator reflects on the choices that brought her to the capital

As an art exhibition curator, Janet Fong often finds herself visiting various art museums and exhibitions around the world. However, at the end of the day, there is nowhere she'd rather be than in the capital of China: Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/19 18:00:07

Foreign translator and editor Paul White reflects on China's 40-year evolution

Paul White came to work in the Chinese mainland in 1984 after working in the media industry in Hong Kong for five years. According to him, he initially planned to stay in the Chinese mainland for just a year.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/19 17:45:31

"Good Boys" tops North American box office in opening weekend

Universal's comedy film "Good Boys" sprinted to the top of North American box office in its opening weekend, unseating "Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw" with 21 million US dollars.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/19 8:03:30

Chinese scholars debate alternative English translation 'loong' for China's 'dragon'

For centuries, China's iconic mythological creature long has been translated as "dragon" in English. However, long in China is actually quite different from dragons in the West. In China, long is usually seen as an amiable and auspicious animal while dragons in the West are usually depicted as dangerous monsters like the dragon from the Old English epic Beowulf or high fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings. For this reason, some scholars have proposed using 'loong' in English when talking about the Chinese dragon.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/18 17:13:39

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra performs at Ravinia Festival in Chicago

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra made their debut at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/18 17:03:39

Peter Fonda dead at 79

US actor Peter Fonda, whose starring role in classic road movie Easy Rider made him a symbol of 1960s counterculture, died Friday aged 79 at his Los Angeles home following a battle with lung cancer, his family said.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 16:58:39

Musical 'Notre-Dame de Paris' comes to Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

After well-received performances in Shanghai, world-renowned French musical Notre-Dame de Paris has arrived in Beijing, where it will be held at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center until September 1.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/18 16:53:39