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Media report on Chinese and US university students' reading habits sparks controversy


Chinese scholars and experts couldn't help but knit their brows after reading a recent media report from Chinese education company Blue Oak that suggested that Chinese university students were falling ...

Senior Chinese official calls for 'strong' film industry

A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has called for dedication, effort, and innovation from filmmakers to develop China into "a country with a strong film industry."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/14 6:55:02

Karl Marx statue as gift from China erected in Trier

A 4.4-meter monumental bronze statue of Karl Marx presented by China as a gift to the great thinker's hometown, was erected Friday ahead of celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary since Marx's birth.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/13 22:37:47

New Chinese dating show gets parents involved in finding love

Chinese dating shows which feature groups of men or women competing, via shows of talent and war of words majorly, for potential lovers such as If You Are the One can be entertaining to watch, but what happens when parents get involved in the action?
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 18:10:06

Svaneti: Georgia's rocky wilderness, new ski 'paradise'

With its rugged landscape of rocky peaks, virgin slopes and breathtaking vistas, Georgia's most isolated region, Upper Svaneti, is a magnet for skiers and even hopes to host the Winter Olympic Games one day.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/12 18:10:03

Tourism surge lashes Southeast Asia's beaches

Hordes of tourists clamber across the white sand with selfie sticks as Thai park rangers wade into turquoise waters to direct boats charging into the cliff-ringed cove.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/12 18:10:01

In Cambodia, fears run high that tarantula may go off the menu

While a plate piled high with hairy, palm-sized tarantulas is the stuff of nightmares for some, these garlic fried spiders are a coveted treat in Cambodia, where the only fear is that they may soon vanish due to deforestation and unchecked hunting.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/12 18:10:00

Goji berry lovers around the world wolf down China's superfood

Goji berries are found all over China, from flasks of tea in offices through breakfast gruel to braised meat broths in Chinese kitchens.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 18:10:00

As festivals boom, a push to include women

When Beyonce headlines Coachella, she will stand out not only for her eagerly awaited return to the stage - she will be one of the few women to headline a major music festival this year.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/12 18:03:39

Ning Hao-produced 'Dying to Survive' set to hit big screens in July

Dying to Survive, the very first work from young filmmakers' project by well-known Chinese director Ning Hao's Dirty Monkey Pictures, will release in the Chinese mainland on July 6 during the fiercely competitive summer movie season, Ning, the producer of the film, announced on Thursday at a press conference in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 17:58:39

Netflix pulls out of Cannes festival due to new regulations

Netflix's chief content officer said in an interview published on Wednesday that the streaming giant would not attend this year's Cannes Film Festival because of a change in French regulations.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/12 17:53:40

US sci-fi flick 'Annihilation' to debut in Chinese mainland with an R-rated warning

Annihilation, the US science-fiction film starring Natalie Portman, will come to Chinese mainland cinemas on Friday with an R-rated warning, according to newly-released promotional material for the film.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 17:48:40

Tracey Emin sends anti-Brexit message

British artist Tracey Emin has unveiled her latest artwork: a bright pink homage to Europe at St Pancras station in London - Britain's rail gateway to the continent.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/12 17:48:39

Hollywood exploring market with China's chart-topping metrics

On the heels of China's box office coup in the first quarter of 2018, beating out US grosses and catapulting it to the top of the global box office for the first time, Hollywood is exploring how to adapt to the changing landscape of a "world's largest market" that's not its own.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 9:29:56