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Disney's "Aladdin" continues to lead Chinese mainland box office


Disney's live-action "Aladdin" topped the Chinese mainland box office for a third day on Sunday after its Friday debut, the China Movie Data Information Network said Monday.

First China-Kazakhstan coproduction tells untold story of renowned Chinese musician Xian Xinghai

After the movie ended, two ladies in their 80s were invited on stage. One of the women, who was sitting in a wheelchair, couldn't hold back her tears as she spoke in front of the audience. The other woman, leaned in and brush away her tears. The entire theater fell quiet for a while as the two held each other, then slowly the applause began to build until it became a thunderous roar.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 15:48:40

East-West differences not so important as we meet each other: Greek artist

In an era of technological advancement which has turned the world into a global village, enhanced cultural dialogues between East and West indicate that differences are not as important as similarities, Greek visual artist-composer Dean Copa told Xinhua on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/15 12:23:24

Hollywood star Will Smith says son inspired him to pick 'Aladdin' role

Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith said on Monday his son Jaden inspired him to take the role of the genie in a remake of Disney classic Aladdin, out later this month.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/14 19:03:41

'Notre Dame de Paris' composer Riccardo Cocciante gathers international team to adapt famous opera 'Turandot' into Chinese

The Forbidden City has been a lucky place for Italians. It was here that late Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci shot his epic film The Last Emperor, which won him nine Oscars, including Best Picture.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 19:03:41

International Urban Sculpture Biennale of Qin Han New City kicks off in Venice, Italy

The International Urban Sculpture Biennale of Qin Han New City kicked off on Saturday in Venice, Italy. The biennale aims to provide a platform for artists from China and other countries to discuss design and construction of Chinese-style public spaces, which is also one of the goals of China's Belt and Road Initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 19:03:40

'The Composer' reveals the untold story of famed Chinese musician Xian Xinghai's time in Kazakhstan

After the movie ended, two ladies in their 80s were invited on stage. One of the women, who was sitting in a wheelchair, couldn't hold back her tears as she spoke in front of the audience. The other woman, leaned in and brush away her tears. The entire theater fell quiet for a while as the two held each other, then slowly the applause began to build until it became a thunderous roar.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 18:58:40

Woodstock 50's future up in the air

Just months before the much-touted Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration is set to go on, the festival's organizers and its former financier on Monday began battling over its future in New York court.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/14 18:23:41

iQiyi Pictures releases upcoming movie slate

iQiyi Pictures, China's streaming giant iQiyi's film studio, released the slate for their upcoming movies at its annual World Conference on Friday. Six original films covering the genres of comedy, romance, crime and war will hit theaters in the coming years. Titles include Welcome to the Beartown, Spring with Fever, No. 1 Tank and A Wedding Invitation 2.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 18:23:40

Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

US actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty on Monday for paying bribes to help her daughter gain admission to a prestigious university, avoiding what was sure to be a well-publicized trial and probably also dodging jail time.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/14 18:18:41

Hollywood icon Doris Day passes away at age 97

Doris Day, the US screen icon famed for her wholesome, girl-next-door appeal in a string of box-office hits, died on Monday at age 97, her foundation said.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/14 18:18:40

2019 edition of A Reading of China's Current Affairs published

The 2019 edition of "A Reading of China's Current Affairs" has been published by the Xinhua Publishing House.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/14 14:45:48

Egypt discovers oldest Pharaonic military castle in Sinai

An Egyptian archeological mission has discovered remnants of a military castle that dates back to Psamtik era from 664-610 BC in North Sinai province, the country's Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/14 13:54:39

BiH hosts Chinese proficiency contest for college students

The Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) edition of the 18th "Chinese Bridge" -- Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students was held on Monday in Pale, east of the capital Sarajevo.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/14 9:51:56