Disney's "Aladdin" continues to lead Chinese mainland box office

Disney's live-action "Aladdin" topped the Chinese mainland box office for a third day on Sunday after its Friday debut, the China Movie Data Information Network said Monday.

Japanese bonsai art museum advocates int'l horticultural exchanges

"Imagine yourself as a little bug standing under enormous trees when appreciating the beauty of a bonsai," said Hiroyuki Aoki, a Japanese bonsai artist, when describing his unique experience with the tree planting art.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 19:23:41

Chinese fans bid farewell to The Big Bang Theory

On March 12, the official Instagram account of The Big Bang Theory announced that the finale of the show will air at 8 pm EST on Thursday (8 am on Friday in Beijing). With the end just hours away, fans around the world are sad but also looking forward to the ending of this 12-year-long series.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 19:18:41

Can Chinese boy band WayV follow in the footsteps of South Korea's BTS?

An article published by Asia News Network on Monday stated that the balance of payments (BOP) surplus for South Korea's K-pop related business has recovered to levels seen before the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) installation in 2016. The article noted that improved China-South Korea diplomatic relations and the recent massive success of K-pop boy group BTS worldwide contributed to the recovery.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 19:08:40

An interview with award-winning Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi

Sitting down for an interview with Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, I found it hard to believe that this rough looking individual in front of me had been able to make so many touching and subtle films. Majidi's films are closely connected with themes about everyday ordinary life that have resonated with moviegoers around the world - friendship, love and family.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 18:43:41

Artwork by US sculptor Jeff Koons sells for $91.1m at auction, sets record for living artist

A sculpture by US artist Jeff Koons sold on Wednesday for $91.1 million at an auction organized by Christie's in New York - a record price for a living artist.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/16 14:33:41

Chinese studio to produce movie about Longjing tea

A movie on Longjing tea will start shooting in June in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, according to the 3rd China International Tea Expo that opened on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 14:33:40

Estonians mark Tallinn Day

A series of events focusing on the Estonian language, as well as a book market, concerts and classic film screenings marked Tallinn Day in Tallinn, Estonia, on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 14:28:40

Chinese cultural exhibitions held for two weeks in Brussels

Two exhibitions exploring Chinese culture and tourism in Shanghai and Shandong will be held at the China Cultural Center in Brussels from May 16 until May 31.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 13:37:57

Cultural heritage glitters at CDAC

At the ongoing Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) in Beijing, Hao Delan displays her skills of remaking porcelain vases that were only for emperors in ancient times.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 8:56:32

French sinologist puts modern twist on traditional Chinese opera

Having long been interested in classic Chinese literature, drama and theater, French sinologist Ivan Ruviditch was incredibly eager to enjoy traditional Chinese performances, like Kunqu opera, when he first went to Shanghai in the 1990s. Unfortunately, he found catching a show difficult since there weren't many performances at the time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 18:58:40

Claude Monet's 'Haystack' painting fetches $110.7m

A Claude Monet painting from his celebrated Meules (Haystacks) series fetched $110.7 million in New York on Tuesday in an auction record for the French Impressionist master.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/15 18:53:41

Actor Keanu Reeves, star of 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure,' sinks hands, feet at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood

Actor Keanu Reeves signed his name and sunk his hands and feet in fresh cement on Tuesday in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/15 18:53:40

Chinese heartthrob Hu goes to dark side in Cannes debut

Popular Chinese actor Hu Ge, whose suave looks made him the star of small screen imperial dramas, has tapped into a different side of himself for Wild Goose Lake, a gritty gangster flick competing for the top prize at the Cannes film festival.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/15 18:38:42