Exploring the culture and history of three major cities in Kazakhstan

When I first learned that I was going to have to go to Kazakhstan for business, I had no idea what to expect.

Welcome to the family

Italian group Benetton on Monday named veteran fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac as artistic director of its men's and women's collections.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/9 19:13:39

Iconic Chinese garden in Sydney listed as heritage site

The Chinese Garden of Friendship in New South Wales state capital Sydney is being listed as a heritage site, amid celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of the iconic venue, according to authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 12:02:03

Senegal to host 2022 Youth Olympics

Senegal was officially confirmed as the host of the 2022 summer Youth Olympic Games at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session here on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 9:00:03

Survey finds most US young people prefer to stay single

Most American millennials ages 18-25 are making the choice to live life solo intentionally, according to a USA Today report on Monday, citing a new survey by the dating app Tinder.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 8:55:13

'Ferryman' author Claire McFall talks about the series' unexpected success in China

Scottish author Claire McFall never expected her Ferryman series to become such a phenomenal hit in China, where more than 2 million copies have been sold since the debut of the series in 2015.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/8 17:38:40

Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival eyes China-US cross-border opportunities

"The US has been leading the world with her technological innovation and cultural creativity, while China has abundant human resources and a vast market," Wang Hanguang, chairman of Hanhai Studios, told the third Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival (HETFest).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 17:33:39

British musicians urge UK Prime Minister to reverse course on Brexit

British musicians including Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora wrote an open letter on Sunday to UK Prime Minister Theresa May warning that Brexit is "serious madness" and threatens "every aspect of the music industry."
Source: AFP | 2018/10/8 17:28:40

Chinese teachers bring martial arts to US students

A group of 30 Chinese physical education (PE) teachers visited four primary schools in the US last week, bringing martial arts to local students.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 17:23:40

Box-office antihero

Superhero blockbuster Venom saved the day at the North American box office this weekend, pulling in an estimated $80 million in ticket sales, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/8 17:23:39

British artist's painting self-destructs after being auctioned for 1.37 mln USD

A British street artist made his painting self-destruct on Friday moments after it was auctioned for 1.042 million British pounds (1.37 million US dollars) at Sotheby's in London.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 8:07:09

Second home

From his Little Red Figures series to the more recent Community, Chinese artist Chen Wenling has brought a number of his famous works to Xiamen, East China's Fujian Province, where his career began, for the new exhibition Limited & Unlimited.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 18:13:39

Household items show 40 years of development

Around 3,000 items donated from Chinese families are being displayed at the Taiyuan Art Museum in Shanxi Province to show China's changes over the past 40 years.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/7 18:08:00

Curtain closes on capital's annual Beijing Design Week

The annual Beijing Design Week came to a close on Sunday. Over the course of the previous three weeks, designers and institutes from more than 30 countries and regions participated in the event.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 18:08:00