Liaoning aircraft carrier merchandise aims to promote China’s naval culture

China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, made a big splash when it pulled into Hong Kong earlier in July, its first trip to the city. Perhaps looking to remember the ...

Indian censors want ‘cow’, ‘Hindu’ beeped in director Suman Ghosh’s new documentary film ‘The Argumentative Indian’

Indian censors have refused to certify a documentary film featuring Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen unless words like "cow" and "Hindu India" are beeped out, the director said Wednesday, in the latest dispute involving the sensitive film board.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/13 18:33:40

‘Mural of Brotherhood’

On the imposing metal sheets of the border fence that divides Tijuana, Mexico from San Diego, California, a hand reaches out in friendship amid a burst of butterflies.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/13 18:33:39

Late British sinologist John Chinnery’s wife talks about her husband’s dedication to traditional Chinese Ping Opera

Eighty-six-year-old Chen Xiaoying smiled as she showed off a photo of a group of Chinese Ping Opera, or Pingju, performers in full costume standing next to her late husband John Chinnery, a British sinologist who once served as head of the Chinese Department at Edinburgh University for over 25 years and who dedicated more than 50 years of his life to researching Pingju.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 18:08:40

Buddhists carry out religious ceremony in Henan

Buddhists in Henan province held a grand religious ceremony on July 12. Thousands of believers passed a drawbridge crossing a local river, worshiping a 68-meter-tall statue of Guan Yin, an East Asian bodhisattva.
Source: | 2017/7/13 14:10:58

Taiwan’s Ku & Dancers to bring contact improvisation to Beijing

Taiwan dancer and choreographer Ku Ming-shen and her Ku & Dancers troupe are set to bring a series of contact improvisation performances to Beijing's 77 Cultural & Creative Park from Thursday to Sunday in a show titled The Day We Are There.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 18:33:39

Chinese painter Chen Lin talks about his deep ties to Laos and its people

There are some artists who aim to make a long-lasting name for themselves in the field of art, and then there are some artists who want nothing more than to bring a little bit of happiness to people. Sixty-year-old Chinese painter Chen Lin certainly belongs to the latter group.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 18:33:39

Safe sex drama ‘MTV Shuga’ expands to India, Egypt

MTV Shuga, the youth culture network's drama on sexual behavior that has won an audience across sub-Saharan Africa, will expand with editions in India and Egypt, it announced Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/12 16:43:40

JLo back with ex-husband Marc Anthony for music video

Their marriage didn't work out, but Jennifer Lopez is back with Marc Anthony, if only for her steamy latest video.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/12 16:43:40

Experts predict this year’s Emmy Awards to see fierce competition

Television industry experts are predicting a wide open race for this year's Emmys when the nominations are announced Thursday, with awards juggernaut Game of Thrones out of the running.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/12 16:18:39

The magical journey continues: 20 years of Harry Potter

It's been 20 years since the iconic Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was first published in 1997. J.K.Rowling wrote the first book of the Harry Potter stories as a single mother on benefits in Edinburgh. From then on, the magical journey began and never stopped.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 15:36:09

Heroes in French terrorist attack to act themselves in Clint Eastwood's new movie

Three real-life heroes from California will act themselves in Clint Eastwood's upcoming film "The 15:17 to Paris," a story about their own experience of thwarting a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train with about 500 passengers in 2015.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/12 11:48:05

First group of Chinese mainland students to study in US after Cultural Revolution talk about their experiences in recent book

While it may be a common sight to run into a student from the Chinese mainland at universities around the world today - more than half a million students from China went abroad for educational purposes in 2016 - a little more than 40 years ago you would be hard-pressed to find a single one.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/11 19:03:39

Sting donates Swedish music prize money to refugees in Sweden

British rock star Sting said on Monday he has donated the prize money from a prestigious Swedish music award to a nonprofit project which helps young refugees in Sweden integrate through music.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/11 17:08:40