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'The Square' by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund wins Palme d'Or of 70th Cannes Film Festival


"The Square", directed by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, won Sunday evening the Palme d'Or of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

‘Star Wars’ at 40

The date was 1977, and no one had yet worn a copper bikini to bed, made "whooshing" lightsaber noises with a broomstick or yelled "May the Fourth be with you" at strangers.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/21 17:18:39

Hanzhong Mianpi: Specialty dish in NW China's Shaanxi

Photo taken on May 18, 2017 shows the Hanzhong Mianpi in Hanzhong, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. Hanzhong Mianpi, a noodle-like Chinese snack made from wheat or rice flour, is a specialty dish named for the city of Hanzhong and served hot with garlic and hot chili oil.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 10:05:08

Nostalgic man makes building miniatures

Zhao Fuhua shows miniatures of buildings he made based on those originally in the old town of Xiangyang City, Central China’s Hubei Province. Zhao, 47, has strong emotions toward the past and says it is a pity that many old buildings were demolished during the urbanization of recent years. He hand-makes models of the old houses on a scale of 1-to-30 using wire, wood sticks and other used materials to best represent the details. He later joined a group of six young people who are making 3D models of the lanes and roads in the old town.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 10:02:56

Vietnam as seen through Chinese photographers' lenses

A photo exhibition featuring Vietnam was recently held in Beijing. The photos were all taken by Chinese photographers, who captured the natural beauty of Vietnam and active and boisterous lives of the local people.
Source: Ecns.cn | 2017/5/19 11:41:08

Best of both worlds

"Silk came to the Europe through the ancient Silk Road. In Switzerland, this was the origin of our textile industry," said Doris Leuthard, president of the Swiss Confederation, while addressing the crowd at the InnoFashion 2017 event on Monday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 22:26:37

Beijing celebrates International Museum Day with relics from China’s top archaeological sites

A bronze shaped like a wild goose unearthed from the sacrificial altar of the tomb of Qinshihuang (259BC-210BC), the first emperor of China, and a gold plate with deer patterns that once belonged to ancient Xianbei aristocrats are among the many rarities on display at the Splendor and Beauty: The Archaeological Finds in Recent 20 Years in China exhibition at the Capital Museum in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 18:18:39

Netflix row embroils Cannes as star-stadded festival kicks off

The Cannes film festival kicked off with its traditional lashings of glamour on Wednesday, despite a row over US streaming giant Netflix overshadowing the 70th birthday of the world’s biggest cinema gathering.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/18 18:03:39

Hit television sitcom ‘Roseanne’ returns to US screens in 2018

It was the smash-hit sitcom that entertained millions in the 1980s and 1990s and now it’s back: Roseanne will again grace US television screens in 2018, ABC has announced.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/18 17:58:39

Artworks from Cy Twombly, Francis Bacon top Christie’s $448m auction in New York on Wednesday

A largely abstract Cy Twombly sold for $52.89 million at Christie’s flagship post-war and contemporary art auction in New York on Wednesday, narrowly eclipsing a Francis Bacon triptych of his lover.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/18 17:53:39

National gifts for the Belt and Road Forum revealed

During the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing on Sunday and Monday, China presented world leaders and their spouses with official gifts in appreciation of their participation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 17:48:39

70th Cannes International Film Festival kicks off

Jury member for the 70th Cannes International Film Festival, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing poses for photos on the red carpet at the opening of the 70th Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 17, 2017. The 70th Cannes International Film Festival is held here from May 17 to May 28.
Source: Xinhua - Ecns.cn | 2017/5/18 14:17:11

70th Cannes Int'l Film Festival kicks off

The 70th Cannes International Film Festival raised its curtain on Wednesday, with the screening of French director Arnaud Desplechin premiere "Les Fantômes d'Ismaël" (Ghosts of Ismael).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/18 8:08:47

National gifts for the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation revealed

During the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing on Sunday and Monday, China presented world leaders and their spouses with official gifts as thanks for their participation. According to a report posted to the Beijing Daily's WeChat blog capitalnews, the gifts consisted of a carved lacquer plate, a cloisonné canteen, a cloisonné container shaped like an ancient food vessel known as ding, a round lacquer box containing a silk scarf and a scarf ring and a silver cloisonné container with a jade inlaid lid, as well as a jewelry box made using a combination of several traditional Chinese handicraft.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/17 21:02:06