Exploring the culture and history of three major cities in Kazakhstan

When I first learned that I was going to have to go to Kazakhstan for business, I had no idea what to expect.

Musicians from leading US opera company go on strike

One of the leading opera companies in the US has canceled two performances set for this week after its orchestra went on strike over cost-cutting proposals.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/11 18:43:40

China-Serbia education seminar focuses on student mobility, internationalization

Representatives from universities in China, Serbia and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe gathered at the "China-Serbia Higher Education Seminar and Exhibition" in Serbia on Wednesday in order to discuss ways to promote student mobility and the development of internationalization.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/11 18:38:40

Rights to Mai Jia thriller sold at Frankfurt Book Fair

The English copyright to Chinese writer Mai Jia's spy thriller novel Feng Sheng (lit. the sound of wind) was sold at the 70th Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany on Tuesday, the same day that the event kicked off.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 18:33:40

Chinese pianist Lang Lang holds charity gala in New York

Chinese pianist Lang Lang raised $1.6 million for music education in the US and China at a benefit gala in New York on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/11 18:33:40

New National Art Museum of China exhibitions delve into 40 years of changing Chinese art

With this year being the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up, Beijing's National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) has started holding a series of exhibitions displaying the great changes that have taken place in the Chinese art world over the past four decades.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 18:33:40

Modern art, antiques on show at Lebanon cube museum

At a new private museum in Lebanon, a contemporary sculpture of a mortar missile is displayed alongside millenia-old statues retrieved from the bottom of the sea.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/11 18:23:39

Deutsche Grammophon anniversary concert held in Beijing

A concert celebrating the 120th anniversary of Deutsche Grammophon – one of the world's oldest classical record brands – kicked off at the Forbidden City's Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing on Wednesday, bringing overseas music stars and Chinese musicians to the capital.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 18:18:40

Chinese pianist Lang Lang raises 1.6 mln USD in New York for music education

Chinese pianist Lang Lang raised 1.6 million US dollars in a benefit gala here on Wednesday for music education in the United States and China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/11 14:23:48

Young adults in Britain turn their backs on alcohol: study

A quarter of young people in Britain aged 16 to 24 class themselves as non-drinkers of alcohol, a study in London showed Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/11 10:08:00

Chinese Kung Fu show enchants audience at Istanbul university

The Charm of Chinese Kung Fu tour kicked off on Tuesday evening at Bogazici University in Istanbul, enchanting the audience with a mixture of Chinese martial arts and dances.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 19:48:40

China's choice of Jiang Wen's 'Hidden Man' for 91st Oscars bid sparks discussion online

The organizers of the Academy Awards released the complete list of 87 movies competing for the 2019 Oscars foreign language category on Monday, revealing that the Chinese mainland's pick this year is Jiang Wen's action drama Hidden Man.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 19:43:41

Stolen ancient Persian artefact returns to Iran museum

A twice-stolen Persian artefact is in Tehran's national museum after a New York court ordered it returned to Iran.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/10 17:53:40

Seline Gomez premieres music video for 'Taki Taki'

“#Takitaki Official video is out now!” singer Selina Gomez wrote in a Twitter post on Tuesday that received more than 11,000 likes and 47,000 retweets within its first 24 hours.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 17:33:40