Greece steps up efforts for return of Parthenon sculptures ahead of War of Independence anniversary

Greece is stepping up efforts for the permanent return of the Parthenon sculptures to Athens prior to the year 2021's 200th anniversary of 1821 Greek War of Independence, Greek Culture ...

TV and film cultural communication between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan should not be hindered

The communication commission of the island of Taiwan has published a draft law aimed at blocking major Chinese mainland video platforms such as iQIYI to stop local residents from having access to the culture conveyed in these TV shows on these platforms.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 23:03:28

'The Three-Body Problem' becomes best-seller in Japan, reflects growing influence of Chinese science fiction

Multiple printings and rave reviews of the second novel of Chinese science fiction trilogy The Three-Body Problem have demonstrated the popularity of the work by Chinese author Liu Cixin among Japanese readers and industry insiders, as well as reflecting the growing international influence of Chinese science fiction.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/21 22:02:08

Heard accuses Depp: 'I was afraid he was going to kill me'

Amber Heard on Monday claimed that her ex-husband Johnny Depp threatened to kill her on a number of occasions, as she took the stand for the first time in the Hollywood star's high-profile London libel action.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/21 17:13:40

US rapper Nicki Minaj announces pregnancy on Instagram

US rap queen Nicki Minaj delighted fans on Monday when she announced she was pregnant.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/21 17:08:40

Doubts run rampant about US rapper Kanye West's chaotic presidential bid

US rapper Kanye West's chaotic launch of his unlikely campaign to oust Donald Trump in November's presidential election has sparked anger, concern for his mental health and questions about whether he is seriously running.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/21 16:48:40

Shanghai International Film Festival attracts more international participants as coronavirus fades

The 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), which will be held from July 25 to August 2 has attracted more international attention this year, in another sign the coronavirus is truly waning in China, Fu Wenxia, managing director of the SIFF center told the Global Times on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/21 1:36:26

Greek National Opera finds post-lockdown voice

The rich mezzo-soprano voice of Anita Rachvelishvili rang out on Saturday evening across the ancient ruins at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/20 17:08:40

Workshop dazzles tourists

Towering Transformers, life-sized Marvel superheroes and extraterrestrial lifeforms - a "House of Steel Robots" in Thailand has made a name for itself by transforming scrap metal into dazzling sculptures inspired by Hollywood blockbusters.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/20 17:03:40

The Chicks, minus 'Dixie,' return with fiery new album

Nearly two decades after country music shunned them for famously repudiating George W Bush, the trio formerly known as The Dixie Chicks have soared back with a new album, new name and renewed fearlessness.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/20 15:58:41

Chinese netizens bash HKSAR singer Joey Yung over post suspected of mocking patriotic citizens

Chinese fans expressed outrage at singer Joey Yung from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region after she posted a video that was suspected to be mocking four patriotic people in Hong Kong who contracted COVID-19 while attending a gala celebrating the anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 18:33:40

Overseas cinemas in Shanghai reopen amid COVID-19 with confidence in Chinese mainland market

Overseas-invested cinemas in Shanghai reopened on Monday after being closed for six months amid the COVID-19 pandemic, welcoming audience with disinfected public areas and cinema seats.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 14:04:56

China's box office surpasses 1 million yuan on first day of reopening

Chinese theaters reopened for business on Monday, after closing for more than 170 days due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Box office pre-sales nationwide surpassed 1 million yuan ($142,876), which thrilled Chinese moviegoers on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 11:38:40