Po Wu: Fifth day of Chinese New Year

The fifth day of the traditional Chinese lunar year can be summed up in one word: poverty.

Korea in New York

The Winter Olympics are being watched for many things: sporting excellence, of course, but also for headway on the US-North Korea nuclear stand-off and even tentative rapprochements between Seoul and Pyongyang.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/8 17:38:39

Chinese popular web drama 'Tientsin Mystic' suddenly taken offline for 'related policy reason'

Tientsin Mystic was removed from Chinese streaming site IQiyi this week, making the acclaimed suspense show one of the most high-profile in a third wave of web dramas being taken offline since the beginning of 2016.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 17:18:40

Michael Jackson stole songs: Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones, the legendary music producer behind Michael Jackson, says that the late King of Pop plagiarized some of his hits.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/8 17:18:39

Eastwood's flick takes a beating from critics

They were hailed as all-American heroes when they pummeled a heavily-armed jihadist with their bare hands to foil the Thalys train terror attack in France in 2015.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/8 17:13:39

Playing catch-up

Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink ranked fourth at the Chinese box office over the weekend with two days' gross taking of 32.5 million yuan ($5.17 million), surpassing Hollywood blockbuster Maze Runner: The Death Cure and My Little Pony: The Movie, even though these rivals included Friday's takings for their final tally.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 15:18:39

Exhibition opens about early stirrings of Marxism in China

When the salvoes of the October Revolution brought us Marxism-Leninism a hundred years ago, China was still a semi-feudal nation under the influence of foreign forces. As Chinese people rose against invasion and worked out solutions to save the nation, Marxism began to enter China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/7 18:23:40

'Star Wars' hires GoT guys

Lucasfilm announced plans Tuesday for a new series of Star Wars films made by the team behind Game of Thrones, as it seeks to build on the lucrative sci-fi franchise.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/7 18:13:39

'Our Time Will Come' leads 37th Hong Kong film award nominations

Hong Kong director Ann Hui's World War II movie Our Time Will Come leads the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards race with 11 nominations, followed by Love Education, nine, directed by Taiwan director Sylvia Chang, the film association announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/7 18:08:40

Chinese artists visit Saihanba for upcoming exhibition

To capture the winter scenery, more than 30 Chinese artists visited the Saihanba forest in Weichang Man and Mongolian Autonomous County of Chengde, a city in North China's Hebei Province, according to a press release sent to the Global Times on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/7 18:08:39

Marquis of Haihun tomb site bids for World Cultural Heritage

The tomb site for one of China's most controversial emperors, Liu He, better known to history as the Marquis of Haihun, will one day be submitted as a candidate for World Cultural Heritage status, archeological team leader Yang Jun said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/7 18:03:40

NY Fashion Week weathers #MeToo storm

New York Fashion Week kicks off the global fall/winter 2018 season fighting to stay relevant blighted by sexual harassment scandals, an industry in chaos, and designers jumping ship.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/7 18:03:39

24-hour self-study center habors late-night bookworms

Student Li Jiajia used to get up in darkness and rush for a seat at the school library to prepare for exams, now she grabs more sleep and sets a flexible schedule as the nearby self-study center is open 24 hours.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/6 19:31:11

Chinese military movie 'Operation Red Sea' shows off confidence of nation, individuals

"When I asked [the Chinese navy] to what extent they can lend me help, the answer I received was 'anything you want we will do our best to cooperate,'" Dante Lam, the Hong Kong movie director whose military action movie Operation Red Sea is about to hit the big screen on February 16, told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/6 17:58:39