Liaoning aircraft carrier merchandise aims to promote China’s naval culture

China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, made a big splash when it pulled into Hong Kong earlier in July, its first trip to the city. Perhaps looking to remember the ...

Symposium on China Studies promotes mutual understanding

Could China's Song Dynasty (960-1279), a period of time often ignored by Western scholars, be considered the world's first Renaissance? Why is food the first thing everyone brings up when talking about China? Was there only one Silk Road…
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 18:03:39

Hong Kong director brings fresh outlook on Chinese mainland war films

With its star-studded cast, historical war drama The Founding of an Army is without a doubt one of the most eye-catching Chinese films of the year. However, as a film depicting the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), which celebrates its 90th anniversary on August 1, many moviegoers are concerned that the film might feel more like a history lecture than an entertaining summer blockbuster.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 17:58:40

Marvel brings Thor, new king Black Panther for Comic-Con

Thor has lost his invincible hammer and Black Panther shoulders the responsibility of being a new king, in exclusive scenes shown from Disney's Marvel studios' upcoming superhero movies at San Diego's Comic-Con.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/24 17:33:39

‘Dunkirk’ wins top spot

Big-budget World War II epic Dunkirk stormed to the top of the North American box office in its opening weekend on the strength of stellar reviews and a sterling big screen debut by pop star Harry Styles, industry estimates showed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/24 16:38:39

‘Ready Player One’

Thousands of fans were treated to a first look at Steven Spielberg's hotly anticipated sci-fi adventure Ready Player One at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 18:18:39

Pipa summer camp students present 'A different performance' at FCCH

A three-day summer camp dedicated to the pipa, a four-stringed plucked musical instrument, came to a close Friday night with a concert held by the children who attended the camp.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/23 18:13:39

'Home Alone' Dad John Heard passes away at 72

Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the hit 1990s-era Home Alone films, has died, according to US media. He was 72.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 18:13:39

Blink-182 calls off shows after Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington commits suicide

Rockers Blink-182 Saturday called off stadium shows they had planned with Linkin Park whose singer Chester Bennington hanged himself.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 18:08:39

Artist Colin Chinnery tries to restore the lost audio of old Beijing

The shouts of vendors peddling their wares on the streets, the tweets of pet birds being taken out for a walk, the ringing of bells attached to roving rickshaws… close your eyes and listen to the sounds being played in a small room at the Shijia Hutong Museum in central Beijing and you will think that you have somehow traveled back in time several decades.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/23 18:08:39

Ben Affleck denies being dropped as Batman

Ben Affleck dismissed speculation that he is being dropped as Batman during a Warner Bros presentation Saturday that introduced Justice League and announced a sequel to summer smash hit Wonder Woman.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 17:58:40

Performances staged at 5th China Xinjiang Int'l Folk Dancing Festival in Urumqi

Dancers from Macao Conservatory perform during the 5th China Xinjiang International Folk Dancing Festival in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, July 21, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 22:49:26

In pics: inside-painting art in N China's Shijiazhuang

Dong Xue, an inside-painting artist, shows an inside-painted snuff bottle at home in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, July 20, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/21 22:02:44

Founder of Taiwan’s Eslite Bookstore passes away, remains an inspiration for bookshops struggling against a digital future

On Wednesday, My Time in Eslite - the autobiography of Robert Wu (Wu Ching-yu), the founder of Eslite, the largest bookstore chain on the island of Taiwan - reached bookshelves.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/20 18:53:39