Chinese publishers set off in daring new direction to boost flailing Russian literature publication industry in China

When asked to name a few Russian books published within the past decade that have become bestsellers in China, Chinese publishing industry veteran Zhang Hongbo admitted that he couldn't name ...

4th Silk Road Int'l Arts Festival opens in NW China

Actors perform a dance during the opening ceremony of the 4th Silk Road International Arts Festival in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Sept. 7, 2017. The festival will be held on Sept. 7-21, with the participation of artists from over 20 countries and regions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 14:57:41

Chinese movie "Angels wear white" brings female perspectives on screen

Chinese movie "Angels wear white" premiered here at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 8:28:04

2017 Toronto Int'l Film Festival kicks off

The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) kicked off on Thursday with some 340 films to screen at the event, which runs until September 17.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 8:25:33

New book introduces ancient Chinese musical notation

It is widely known that China has a long history of music. Many traditional opera forms that are hundreds of years old are still quite popular today. But how did ancient musicians manage to record their music before the modern methods of numbered notation or Western notation were introduced to China?
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 18:43:39

Middle school teacher finds adventure and romance after leaving it all behind

"The world is so big and I want to have a look around." When Chinese netizens read this line in the resignation letter that middle school teacher Gu Shaoqiang wrote her school, their hearts went out to her for having the courage to leave her normal life behind to hit the open road. The letter soon went viral on the Chinese Internet.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 18:43:39

‘Troposphere’ brings Brazilian contemporary art to Beijing

In the eyes of many Chinese people, Brazil is a paradise for travelers with its beautiful sunny beaches and of course love of soccer. The upcoming Troposphere exhibition at Beijing's Minsheng Museum is also looking to let the people of China know that Brazil is also a country full of contemporary art.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 17:53:39

A look back to Australia’s future

Indigenous Australian director Warwick Thornton hopes his look at one of the darkest periods in his country's past will help it make better decisions in the future.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/7 17:48:40

John Woo's action thriller comes to Venice film festival

Manhunt, Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo's latest action thriller, is heading for the 74th Venice International Film Festival for its worldwide premier.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 17:08:40

French fashion giants LVMH, Kering ban ultra-thin models

A host of French-owned fashion labels spanning Christian Dior to Saint Laurent pledged Wednesday to ban ultra-thin models from their advertising and catwalk shows in response to criticism that the industry encourages anorexia.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/7 17:03:40

French culture minister announces Louvre Abu Dhabi will finally open a decade after project launched

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will finally open to the public on November 11, a decade after the project was launched, France's culture minister said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/7 17:03:40

Sichuan Opera goes international

Sitting in a garden-style Chinese theater, Sonia Lovett and her team watch a "face-changing" performance in awe.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 17:03:39

Unique sculpture of chrysanthemum stone in central China's Hubei

A craftsman polishes a sculpture of chrysanthemum stone in a processing plant in Majiaping Village of Xuan'en County, central China's Hubei Province, Sept. 6, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 14:46:19

Miao people celebrate Chixin Festival in China's Guizhou

Miao people wearing traditional costumes of Miao ethnic group celebrate the Chixin Festival in Shiqiao Village, Danzhai County of southwest China's Guizhou Province, Sept. 6, 2017. The costumes of Miao people in Danzhai was listed as the national intangible cultural heritage in 2008.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 10:23:17