Media report on Chinese and US university students' reading habits sparks controversy

Chinese scholars and experts couldn't help but knit their brows after reading a recent media report from Chinese education company Blue Oak that suggested that Chinese university students were falling ...

Cosby paid accuser $3.38m, US sexual assault retrial hears

Disgraced US megastar Bill Cosby paid $3.38 million to a former university employee who accused him of sexual assault, a court heard on Monday in a dramatic start to the first such celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/10 17:33:40

France to help Saudi Arabia set up orchestra, opera

France is to help Saudi Arabia set up a national orchestra and opera, a minister announced on Monday, a further sign of major cultural changes underway in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/10 17:33:39

Bollywood's Salman Khan thanks fans after jail release

Convicted Bollywood star Salman Khan tweeted "tears of gratitude" to all his fans on Monday in his first remarks since being bailed over a five-year jail sentence for killing rare antelopes.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/10 17:28:40

'Killing Eve'

A new spy drama which turns James Bond gender roles on their head was hailed on Monday as a "must-see show of the year" by critics.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/10 17:28:39

Local demands, local productions fuel China's box office bonanza: Hollywood experts

China posted 3.17 billion US dollars in box office returns - its single largest box office cume ever this past quarter - beating out US grosses and catapulting it to the top of the global box office for the first time.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/10 8:02:21

Major archaeological discoveries provide valuable insight into cultural exchanges taking place in ancient China

When talking about past open and cosmopolitan societies in Chinese history, the first time period most people probably think of is the Tang Dynasty (618-907), an age when culture continually flowed in and out of China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/9 17:58:39

French novelist Victor Hugo enjoys big TV revival

He is worshipped as a saint in thousands of Vietnamese temples, held up as a prophet of European unity and a human rights hero for his campaigning against the death penalty.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/9 17:03:39

Cardi B, fast-rising woman of rap, reveals pregnancy on 'Saturday Night Live'

A day after releasing one of the most eagerly awaited rap debut albums in recent years, rapper Cardi B made another splash - revealing she is pregnant.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/9 16:53:40

Switzerland's hit reality TV car show drives contestants round bend

It may sound like your worst nightmare - being stuck in a small car with five people for 10 days.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/9 16:53:39

'Quiet Place' makes noise

Horror-thriller A Quiet Place, a movie featuring barely three minutes of dialogue, made a resounding debut in North American theaters over the three-day weekend, taking in an estimated $50 million, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/9 16:48:39

Hollywood gets wakeup call from China's box office

Hollywood knew it was coming, just not this soon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/9 8:53:59

Sotheby's HK spring auction sales reach a total of $466.5m

Sotheby's Spring 2018 Hong Kong auction series has concluded, netting a total sales volume of HK$ 3.64 billion ($466.5 million) in sales, the second highest in the company's history.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/8 16:58:40

Actress Susan Anspach of 'Five Easy Pieces' passes away at 75

Actress Susan Anspach, who appeared in the 1970 classic "Five Easy Pieces" with Jack Nicholson and other films, has died at the age of 75.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/8 16:58:40