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Family of tragic artist Claudel sell last of her work


An “unprecedented” trove of sculptures by the brilliant but tragic French artist Camille Claudel are to go under the hammer in Paris next week.

‘Explosion’ to release amid fierce competition

Explosion, the crime action film that closed out this year's Shanghai International Film Festival, will hit screens nationwide on November 24, the film's producers announced at a media event on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 17:48:40

‘Justice League’ takes no.1

It might have scored top of the North American box office, but Justice League didn't have the super opening weekend predicted, falling short of expectations with takings of $96 million, according to industry estimates released Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/20 17:48:39

Chinese company backs restoration of London's Grand Pagoda in spirit of Sino-Britain ties

Lost for more than 200 years, the Chinoiserie dragons that once decorated the Great Pagoda in London’s Kew Gardens will return to their roosting spots after a renovation project restores the pagoda to its original glory.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/19 17:28:40

Tintin and Snowy drawing sells for 500,000 euros at Paris auction

A color drawing of Tintin and his faithful canine companion Snowy sold at a Paris auction on Saturday for more than half a million euros.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 17:23:40

Online exhibit explores politics of Picasso’s ‘Guernica’

Spray-painted in murals, wielded on anti-war banners, and even once hung as a tapestry at the United Nations, Pablo Picasso’s Guernica might be the world’s most famous political artwork.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 17:23:39

More than 140 relics returned to Shaanxi Province after police bust smuggling ring

More than 140 cultural relics worth some tens of millions yuan were retuned to the Yongcheng Heritage Area in Fengxiang county, Shaanxi Province, after they were stolen by black market traffickers, according to Chinese media reports.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/19 17:18:39

Museum seeks to convince Indians that toilets are not dirty

A throne with a built-in commode for a French monarch takes pride of place at a New Delhi museum trying to break taboos surrounding toilets in a country where such convenience remains a sensitive issue.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 17:13:39

Rock legends salute Malcolm Young on AC/DC founder's death

Tributes continued to pour in on Sunday for Malcolm Young, co-founder of the Australian rock band AC/DC, a day after he died at age 64 after suffering from dementia for several years.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/19 17:08:39

Nearly 70 countries, organizations confirmed to join Beijing expo 2019

Nearly 70 countries and international organizations worldwide have been confirmed to participate in the International Horticulture Exhibition 2019, to be held in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 14:45:09

Hong Kong holds film festival in London

To mark the 20th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Saturday night held a film festival "Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017" at the Ham Yard Hotel in central London.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 7:06:59

Chinese Opera Festival in St. Petersburg starts with graphic, musical performances

The ongoing Chinese Opera Festival in St. Petersburg has enchanted local audience with graphic performance, exhibition and educational program.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 10:20:21

91 suspected tomb raiders, relics smugglers caught by Chinese police

Chinese police have caught 91 suspected tomb raiders and antique smugglers, and retrieved more than 1,100 cultural relics, the Ministry of Public Security announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 10:06:35

'The Peach Blossom Spring' created as the biggest willow root sculpture

A huge root carving named “The Peach Blossom Spring” is one of the most attractive artwork at Taoyuan Craft and Art Museum in Changde city, Central China’s Hunan province.
Source: Ecns.cn | 2017/11/17 13:22:52