Liaoning aircraft carrier merchandise aims to promote China’s naval culture

China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, made a big splash when it pulled into Hong Kong earlier in July, its first trip to the city. Perhaps looking to remember the ...

US university researchers detect patterns of adding figurative meanings to vocabulary

Researchers at two US universities have mapped 1,100 years of metaphoric English language and detected patterns in how English speakers have added figurative word meanings to their vocabulary.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/17 7:39:30

China to air political documentary on reform

A political documentary on China's ongoing reform will be aired starting Monday on China Central Television, the state broadcaster.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/16 23:45:24

Celebrating Spanish Culture Month

Over 50 silver and pottery plates made by late Spanish artist Pablo Picasso are being exhibited at the Millennium Monument of China from July 13 to August 31 to celebrate Spanish Culture Month in China, as well as the National Culture and Art Month.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 17:58:39

Ancient Xijia Pan bronze basin sells for 185m yuan at Xiling Yinshe auction in East China

The Xijia Pan, a Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771BC) bronze pan (basin) vessel, sold for 185 million yuan ($27.3 million) at a Xiling Yinshe auction in East China's Zhejiang Province Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 17:53:39

Rapper Akon to buy 50 percent of African music download service

Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50 percent of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/16 17:53:39

Celebrating the anniversary of the Tanzania-Zambia Railroad

TAZARA. It is a word forged from three different peoples that cannot be found in any dictionary.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 17:48:40

Luc Besson banking on passion project ‘Valerian’

With its $180 million budget, two relatively new stars and obscure source material, Luc Besson is betting the house on the success of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/16 17:48:39

Final competition of ethnic dress festival held in SW China's Yunnan

Contestants from Lijiang City show their ethnic dressing during an ethnic dress festival held in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, July 14, 2017. The final competition of the ethnic dress festival was held in Chuxiong on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/16 7:45:09

Morocco hands over 17th-century stolen painting to Italy

The Moroccan authorities on Saturday handed over a 17th-century stolen painting to Italy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/16 7:21:06

Chinese Confucius museum to house over 700,000 relics

A Confucius museum under construction in the hometown of the ancient Chinese educator will be home to more than 700,000 relics, including well-known Confucius family documents, sources with the museum said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/15 19:20:02

Top 10 online literature writers in China have created franchises worth a staggering 1 billion yuan ($150 million) each

The top 10 online literature writers in China have created franchises worth a staggering 1 billion yuan ($150 million) each, Ruper Hoogewerf - better known in China as Hu Run, the British founder and chief researcher of the Hurun Report - announced at a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 18:48:39

Eastwood casts real-life heroes in train terror film ‘The 15:17 to Paris’

Clint Eastwood has cast three young Americans who stopped a terrorist attack on a high-speed train to play themselves in The 15:17 to Paris, according to US media.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/13 18:43:39

Country legend Loretta Lynn pushes back album following stroke

Country music legend Loretta Lynn on Wednesday delayed her upcoming album and tour following a stroke but said she was steadily recovering.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/13 18:33:40