The Chinese film industry must address the embarrassing gap between its prosperous market and underdeveloped production

Due to the success of China's three Internet giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, the country's Internet industry has won respect from around the globe, leading many in the industry feeling ...

Global box office hits record $38.6 billion in 2016: movie lobby group

The global box office showed continued strength in 2016, rising 1 percent over last year's record-breaking figures to reach a new high of 38.6 billion US dollars, said the annual report released Wednesday by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 13:39:28

University of Macao confers honorary doctorate to writer Jia Pingwa

Noted author Jia Pingwa was conferred an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Macao (UM) here on Wednesday in recognition of his outstanding contributions to contemporary Chinese literature.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:30:12

Popular Japanese authors including Keigo Higashino and Haruki Murakami open door for others in China

While things have been getting tough for South Korean productions, there has been a growing refocus on Japan, especially when it comes to two authors in particular. Following Haruki Murakami's latest novel Killing Commendatore, the film adaptation of Keigo Higashino's The Devotion of Suspect X will hit cinemas on March 31.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 18:38:39

Rarities by late stars Prince, Bowie and Cohen to come out for Record Store Day

Rare music from three stars who died last year - Prince, David Bowie and Leonard Cohen - will come out next month for the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, the celebration of vinyl's rebirth.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/22 18:08:39

Inspector Morse author Colin Dexter passes away at age 86

British crime writer Colin Dexter, best known for his popular Inspector Morse character, died on Tuesday at the age of 86, his publisher said in a statement.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/22 18:08:39

Ancient Chinese ritual vessels gain in popularity and set records at overseas auctions

Four ancient Chinese bronzes created quite a buzz among global treasure hunters when they sold for more than $125 million in total at a Christie's auction in New York on Friday. One wine vessel in particular sold for $37 million, setting a new record for the sale of an archaic bronze.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 18:03:39

Final call for the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest

Only three days are left for entries to be submitted for the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest organized by Rossiya Segodnya under the patronage of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO.
Source: | 2017/3/22 15:06:15

Spring festival of Nowruz celebrations held in Kyrgyzstan

Spring festival of Nowruz celebrations were held in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday to greet the coming of a new spring.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 7:51:18

More than 10,000 relics belonging to leader of a Ming Dynasty peasant revolt unearthed from underwater site in Sichuan Province

One autumn day in 1646, 1,000 ships carrying treasure belonging to the "King of the West" sank in the Minjiang River during a naval battle. Its owner, defeated, fled for his life, hoping that one day he could return for his treasure. However, he was killed before he could realize his dream. The treasure and its location soon passed into local legend, until 2005 when the discovery of seven silver ingots proved that the story of the King of the West's treasure was more than just a folk tale.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 17:53:39

UNESCO raises $75.5 m to protect cultural heritage from war, terror

Seven countries and a US donor on Monday pledged $75.5 million to a UNESCO-backed fund aimed at protecting the world's cultural heritage against war and terrorism.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/21 17:43:39

Trisha Brown, US choreographer who defied gravity, passes away at age 80

US choreographer Trisha Brown, a pioneer of postmodern dance whose gravity-defying work shaped generations of creators, has died at the age of 80.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/21 17:38:39

Gyllenhaal breathes ‘Life’ into alien invasion genre

Eight decades after Flash Gordon hinted that aliens might not have our best interests at heart, mankind still risks destruction in the movies to make contact with extraterrestrial life.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/21 17:33:39

Peach pit carvings by folk artist seen in E China

A visitor touches a peach pit creation by folk artist Ma Yongbing in Xuancheng, east China's Anhui Province, March 20, 2017. In the past 25 years, Ma Yongbing, as a folk culture inheritor, has created more than one thousands pieces of peach pit sculptures. Ma's creations mainly highlight traditional Chinese stories, architectures, scenery, etc.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/21 9:56:41