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Indian film challenges India's traditional sanitary culture


The Bollywood production, Toilet: A Love Story, has raised quite a stink in China where it was recently released, sparking serious online discussion about sanitary conditions in the country's southern ...

Comcast outbids Disney with $65b offer for Fox assets

Comcast on Wednesday offered $65 billion for key film and television assets of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, topping an offer from Walt Disney Co. for a deal that could create a dominant media-entertainment power.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/14 19:53:40

Chinese animator Du Pengpeng shines a light on inequality in traditional Chinese culture with animated film

With his short film Cage, Du Pengpeng captured the attention of judges from Disney and Pixar during the 2016 Student Academy Award competition, an annual contest for college and university filmmakers held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 19:43:39

Exhibition brings works of late Czech painter Zdenek Sklenar back to Beijing

An exhibition showcasing more than 60 works from late Czech painter Zdenek Sklenar (1910-86), including a series of the artist's black-and-white paintings about the legendary Chinese figure the Monkey King, kicked off in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 15:03:40

Actor Sylvester Stallone under probe for sexual assault

US prosecutors have launched a probe to determine whether film star Sylvester Stallone should be charged in connection with a sexual assault reported last year, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/14 14:58:39

Guess co-founder resigns

Paul Marciano, co-founder of the Guess fashion brand, resigned on Tuesday in the wake of an investigation into sexual assault claims.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/14 14:53:39

University opens door for blind student with piano gift

Wang He, 20, a blind but gifted piano player from northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, is busy preparing for his college life in Beijing, while his peers are waiting for their university entrance exam results.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/14 10:00:27

First SCO film festival opens in Qingdao

The first Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) film festival opened in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/14 9:57:09

Chinese gaming firms explore opportunities at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018

Chinese gaming companies are exploring their new opportunities at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), which kicked off Tuesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center in western US state of California.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/14 9:31:56

Scientists trace ice sheets in history of West, East Antarctica

Two studies published on Wednesday in the journal Nature revealed that starting from about 15,000 years ago, the ice sheet in West Antarctica partially melted and shrunk to a size even smaller than today. But instead of collapsing, it began to regrow later.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/14 9:22:03

Palace Museum in Beijing celebrates Cultural Heritage Day with Hui Opera performance

To celebrate China's Cultural Heritage Day on Saturday, the museum invited a popular Hui Opera troupe to perform at the Forbidden City's Changyin Ge (Belvedere of Pleasant Sounds).
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 18:53:40

Cloud computing on the horizon in changing video game world

Console makers long at the center of the video game universe are adapting to an exploding constellation of ways to play, with the cloud looming on the horizon.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/13 18:28:40

Chinese American artists to promote dance education at forum in New York City

Leading Chinese American dance groups in New York City are holding a forum on promoting cultural diversity and inclusion through dance education on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/13 16:33:40

Saudi to screen 'The Message' four decades after ban

The Message, Syrian-American director Moustafa Akkad's epic film about Prophet Mohammed, will be screened for the first time in Saudi cinemas on Thursday – four decades after an initial ban.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/13 16:33:39