'Old Buddha' of fashion

Members of the Chinese fashion world and fans are mourning the death of Karl Lagerfeld, the famous Chanel and Fendi designer who passed away on Tuesday.

Director Peter Jackson helms Beatles documentary

Acclaimed Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson announced on Thursday he is working on a documentary detailing the making of The Beatles' classic album Let It Be 50 years ago.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/31 17:08:44

Rubens drawing fetches $8.2m at controversial auction

A drawing by Flemish Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens sold for $8.2 million in an auction in New York on Wednesday that was criticized by some in the Netherlands who said the work should have been offered to a Dutch museum.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/31 17:08:43

Wu Jing-led 'The Wandering Earth' shows how Chinese sci-fi film trends have grown hand in hand with the country's space program

A big market for Hollywood sci-fi blockbusters, China is now looking forward to domestic film The Wandering Earth putting the local film industry on par with the rest of the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/31 16:58:40

Arsenal FC celebrates Chinese New Year with China's soccer fans

Can you imagine English Premier League stars such as Mesut Özil and Aaron Ramsey celebrating the Chinese New Year in Chinese? Well there is no need to imagine. In a video released on Monday, viewers got a chance to see a different side of Arsenal players as they traded in their soccer kit for bright red traditional Chinese clothing to celebrate the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/30 20:03:40

First Indian film museum opens in home of Bollywood

From silent black-and-white films to colorful blockbusters bursting with song and dance, the evolution of Indian cinema is traced by a new museum in the home of Bollywood.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/30 19:03:41

Greeks join Chinese in celebration of Spring Festival in Athens

An enthusiastic crowd of Greeks of all ages joined on Tuesday Chinese living in Athens in a celebratory event to welcome the upcoming Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, which falls on February 5 this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/30 19:03:40

R&B singer James Ingram dies at 66

James Ingram, a Grammy winner known for his soulful R&B hits, has died, his friends and colleagues said on Tuesday. He was 66 years old.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/30 18:18:41

Black, gay US TV actor Jussie Smollett from 'Empire' hospitalized after 'possible hate crime'

Black, openly-gay actor Jussie Smollett of the US television program Empire was hospitalized on Tuesday in Chicago following a possibly hate-motivated attack in which assailants tied a rope around his neck, police and his co-workers said.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/30 18:18:40

Its treasures ruined by IS, Mosul museum hosts modern art

Mosul's celebrated museum has not recovered since Islamic State group jihadists ravaged its ancient treasures several years ago, but part of the complex reopened on Tuesday to showcase more contemporary art.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/30 18:13:40

Event in Beijing seeks to bring traditional Chinese winter sports to public schools

Wrapping his whip around a wooden top, 60-something Huang Shumin bent his knees and got ready to cast the top across the ice. Raising his left arm and then bending it near his chest, he forcefully pulled his whip with his right arm sending the top spinning, then continued to whip it with all his strength to keep it dancing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/30 18:13:39

World's first AI-controlled astronomical research data sculpture unveiled in Nanjing

Data Gate, the world's first AI-controlled astronomical research data sculpture, finally opened to the public in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/30 10:35:48

Chinese netizens pay tribute to late Taiwan singer Teresa Teng on her 66th birthday

Well-known Taiwan singer Teresa Teng would have been 66 years old if she was still with us today. Regarded as one of the greatest and most prestigious Chinese singers during her prime in the 1970s and 1980s, Teng's is famous for her ballads and love songs such as "I Only Care About You," "The Moon Represents My Heart" and "Sweet As Honey."
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 18:48:40

New exhibition at Beijing's Capital Museum delves into Year of the Pig culture with UK's Peppa

This February 5 marks the beginning of the Year of the Pig according to the Chinese lunar calendar. Before the Spring Festival holiday kicks off, the Capital Museum in Beijing opened on Tuesday a special exhibit to delve into the history and culture surrounding this livestock animal and its contributions to humanity: Harmony and Good Harvest.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 17:33:40