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 ...

British artist creates replica of moon's lunar surface

Earthlings will be able to get their closest ever view of the moon this week, and they won't even have to be propelled through space.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/21 6:19:26

China welcomes Disney film’s gay content

Despite the various outcries over gay content in Disney's latest fantasy film Beauty and the Beast in countries and regions such as Malaysia, Singapore, Russia and Hong Kong, the reaction in the Chinese mainland has been relatively low-key even though gay-themed content is still a sensitive subject here when it comes to film.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 19:00:47

‘Beauty’ proves a beast in sales

Disney's Beauty and the Beast smashed box-office records in its opening three-day weekend, taking in an unexpected $170 million, according to industry estimates.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/20 18:53:39

Mr Bean to fight King Kong in Chinese theaters

Chinese film Top Funny Comedian: The Movie, starring cross-talk performer Guo Degang and British comedian Rowan Atkinson, held its premiere in Beijing on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 18:53:39

ITU adopts Chinese-made interactive content format as new global standard

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has adopted a new file structure for interactive mobile comic and animation content designed independently in China as its global standard on March 16, China's Ministry of Culture announced on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 18:53:39

‘Sesame Street’ to tackle social issues with autistic muppet

Sesame Street has often experimented with new ways of teaching children about social issues as well as their ABCs since its launch nearly 50 years ago.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/20 18:33:39

Golden Brooms ‘award’ China’s worst

The Golden Broom Awards, which "awards" the worst Chinese films of the year, were held in Beijing on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 18:33:39

Drake returns with dancehall beats and big-name guests

Drake, the prolific hip-hop star who was last year's top-selling artist, has returned with a song collection in which he ventures further into dancehall rhythms and taps fellow big names.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/20 18:33:39

"Beauty and the Beast" blasts through box office recorders with 350-million US dollars debut

Disney's live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" blasted through box office records to open with an estimated 170 million US dollars in North American ticket sales and 180 million US dollars overseas.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/20 8:59:44

China to hold first heritage expo in Fujian

To fully publicize China’s UNESCO World Heritage sites and traditional culture, and to facilitate communication and cooperation among the countries along the One Belt and One Road initiative, China will hold its first-ever World Heritage-themed Cultural Expo from August 11 to 15 in Fuzhou, capital of East China’s Fujian Province, China News Service reported Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 22:23:39

Tom Hiddleston talks about ‘Kong: Skull Island’ in Beijing

Global heartthrob Tom Hiddleston, veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson and Oscar winner Brie Larson met with media in Beijing on Friday to promote their latest film - Kong: Skull Island. Hitting US theaters on March 10, the film enjoyed an opening weekend of $61 million and earned a total of $88.59 million after its first eight days in the US. The film is currently scheduled to reach the Chinese mainland on March 24.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 17:38:39

Rock’n’roll father Chuck Berry dead at 90

Chuck Berry, one of the creators of rock'n'roll who helped shape modern youth culture with his dance-ready rhythms but who struggled to overcome institutional racism, died Saturday. He was 90.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/19 16:48:39

Pussy Riot declare new revolution from the stage

Still relishing provocation three years after their release from a Russian prison, the punk rockers Pussy Riot are reviving their challenge to President Vladimir Putin in an action-packed autobiographical theatrical piece.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/19 16:23:39