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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 ...

‘Four Matchstick Men’ comes to National Theatre of China’s Small Theatre

Three mini-stories about four people who share an apartment in Shenzhen over two days… Chinese stage play Four Matchstick Men brought a story that takes place in many major Chinese cities today to National Theatre of China’s Small Theatre in Beijing from Friday to Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 16:13:39

‘The Walking Dead’ promises another 100 episodes

Ratings juggernaut The Walking Dead revealed on Friday fans can expect to see its increasingly rancid zombies shambling across their screens for years to come.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/19 16:08:39

Vivid sugar figures adorn feast in NW China's Yinchuan

Chef Zhang Heng displays his work of sugar figure in a restaurant in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, March 10, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/18 18:30:38

3-day light festival kicks off in Zagreb, Croatia

Photo taken on March 16, 2017 shows light installations at Juesuit square in Zagreb, capital of Croatia. The 3-day light festival kicked off on Thursday, with laser lights illuminating seven landmarks in Zagreb.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/18 11:06:12

Exhibition "Mummies" to open on March 20 in New York

A poster of the "Mummies" exhibition is seen at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the United States, March 16, 2017. The exhibition "Mummies" will open to the public from March 20 to Jan. 7, 2018, which features one of the largest collections of mummies housed in North America.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/18 11:04:58

Teenager fights for women’s rights through micro movie

At the age of 18, Sang Ni, a senior student at a Beijing high school, shot the feminist micro-movie Fengzhongliu, which translates to “Willow in the Wind.” The film has just been released online and tells the story of a girl who pursues her dream of becoming a painter against her father’s disapproval.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/17 0:28:47

Beauty and the Beast keeps original flavor on Chinese mainland

A controversial gay moment has been kept in the Chinese mainland version of Disney’s fantasy film Beauty and the Beast, as seen at its midnight premiere. The film comes with no parental guidance warning.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/17 12:10:47

New industry law means promising future for Chinese film

China's new film industry law provides the regulation needed to help bring the fast-growing market into a golden era, according to industry insiders.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/17 7:56:23

Second season of ‘Above The Clouds’ comes to streaming platform iQiyi on March 30

The second season of popular Chinese TV drama Above The Clouds will air on iQiyi, one of China's largest streaming sites, starting from March 30, according to a statement from iQiyi on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 18:18:39

China Writers Rich List to translate classic world literature into Chinese

The China Writers Rich List kicked off a new project aimed at increasing interest in classic world literature in China on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 18:13:41

Surprise homecoming

The New York Philharmonic, which has been treading water financially, tapped Wednesday the well-regarded head of the Los Angeles Philharmonic as president in a startling shake-up for the classical music world.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/16 18:13:40

China’s answer to ‘War Horse’: ‘Papa’s Time Machine’ to debut in April

An international production that makes intriguing use of hand-made puppets, the mechanic puppet show Papa's Time Machine is looking to challenge the stereotype that puppet shows are just for children.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 17:58:39

Experts at the Yungang Grottoes spend three years reassembling giant Buddha statue

A portion of a 9.5-meter Buddha statue broken into more than 130 pieces and buried underground for over 1,600 years has been reassembled recently, thanks to the painstaking efforts of experts to reassemble it by hand.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 16:03:39