Chinese publishers set off in daring new direction to boost flailing Russian literature publication industry in China

When asked to name a few Russian books published within the past decade that have become bestsellers in China, Chinese publishing industry veteran Zhang Hongbo admitted that he couldn't name ...

Hands-on with art

Visitors are touching the art, wearing it and even jumping on it at the popular immersive exhibition 29Rooms being held in a Brooklyn warehouse.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/12 18:18:39

Christchurch's quake-hit cathedral to be rebuilt

Heritage groups in New Zealand on Monday welcomed a decision to rebuild Christchurch's Anglican cathedral, six years after it was extensively damaged in a deadly earthquake.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/12 18:13:40

Wuqiao circus festival to kick off in late September

The 16th Wuqiao International Circus Festival, one of China's most well-known circus festivals, will lift the curtain on festivities on September 29 in Shijiazhuang, North China's Hebei Province, China's Ministry of Culture, the event's organizer, announced on Tuesday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/12 18:13:40

Silk Road museums alliance gains new members from UK, Tanzania and Uzbekistan

A total of 81 museums in 16 countries along the ancient Silk Road have joined a friendly alliance as of September, organizers of the Second Silk Road Business Summit announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/12 18:13:39

Flamenco, hot pink and lingerie trot NY catwalk

New York Fashion Week has just two days left before the spring/summer 2018 season moves to Europe. From Flamenco ruffles to hot pink and plus-size lingerie, here is a quick round-up from the catwalk Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/12 17:33:40

YouTube star PewDiePie in hot water again, over the N-word

YouTube's most watched blogger PewDiePie was in hot water again on Monday after using a racial slur while playing a livestreamed video game, just a few months after losing contracts over anti-Semitic remarks.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/12 17:33:39

Norwegian artist Morten Traavik talks about the difficulties involved in cultural exchanges with North Korea during nuclear crisis

Although he had been interested in North Korea for years, Chinese photographer Shi Xiaoguang's first visit to the nation only took place recently.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 18:38:39

‘Grandmother of Afghanistan’

Nancy Hatch Dupree, a historian from the US who helped set up the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University, has died in the country whose culture she worked for more than five decades to preserve, the university said on Sunday. She was 89.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/11 17:58:40

‘Dream of Others’ exhibition by Julien des Monstiers kicks off at Beijing’s Yishu 8

Dreams are a common theme in works by French artist Julien des Monstiers.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 17:58:39

Chinese, Kazakhstani writers stress power of literary exchanges

Chinese and Kazakhstani writers said they need more literary exchanges between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/11 17:53:40

Stephen King’s ‘It’ smashes records with massive $117 million opening

It came; It saw; It conquered. The New Line and Warner Bros adaptation of Stephen King's novel is officially shattering box-office records during its opening weekend in North America. The R-rated horror film should make a whopping $117.2 million from 4,103 locations, far surpassing earlier expectations.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/11 17:53:40

Egypt returns 13 ancient notes to China for 1st time

Egypt handed 13 pieces of smuggled ancient antiques to back to China on Sunday, including ancient banknotes and bonds dating back to late 19th century.
Source: CGTN | 2017/9/11 15:46:34

Chinese, Japanese, Koreans co-write new history textbook

A joint editorial committee of scholars from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea is writing a new history textbook to resist efforts to white-wash Japan's militaristic past.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/11 7:59:33