Po Wu: Fifth day of Chinese New Year

The fifth day of the traditional Chinese lunar year can be summed up in one word: poverty.

Virtual beau captures Chinese hearts as female gaming blooms

With his dashing looks, it's little wonder that 28-year-old tycoon Li Zeyan has wooed hundreds of thousands of women across China - not bad for an avatar in a mobile game.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/31 19:13:40

Rare Picasso painting in Hong Kong ahead of historic auction

A rare Picasso painting on auction for the first time made its debut in Hong Kong at the start of a global tour on Tuesday and is expected to fetch $50 million, auction house Sotheby's said.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/31 19:13:39

Scottish author's teenage novel takes off in China, Hollywood

A smalltown Scottish schoolteacher has become an international literary sensation with more than a million sales in China and a Hollywood movie deal - but remains relatively unknown in her homeland.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/31 19:08:39

First black superhero

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman revealed Tuesday doubters had tried to convince him not to give the superhero an African accent - and how proud he was to prove them wrong.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/31 18:53:39

'Glee' actor Mark Salling, who pleaded guilty to child porn, dead at 35

US actor Mark Salling, known for his role in the hit musical TV series Glee, died Tuesday, weeks before being sentenced for possession of child pornography, his lawyer said. He was 35.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/31 18:48:40

100-episode documentary to chronicle China's public square dancers in 31 provincial regions, showcasing rapid development of cities

A documentary chronicling the culture of public square dancing, a favorite pastime of middle-aged and elderly Chinese women, has started filming in North China's Tianjin.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 18:48:39

Expo highlights China's intangible heritage

Paper cutting, shadow puppets and sugar figurines are among the intangible cultural heritage presented at an ongoing expo in northwest China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 19:51:48

Three traditional art exhibitions celebrate lunar new year

Three exhibitions - flowers, landscapes and the acclaimed 20th century master Xu Beihong - opened together last week at the National Art Museum of China in celebration of the coming Chinese New Year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/30 18:38:40

Fun-loving Bruno Mars divisive in his Grammy glory

After a tumultuous political year, the Grammys took a stand for the rights of women and immigrants - but the top awards went to a singer whose mind is on sex, booze and parties.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/30 18:33:40

Plácido Domingo to sing in 'Thaïs' at China's National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing

Plácido Domingo will perform at China's National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in the opera Thaïs, he announced at a press conference in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/30 18:33:39

British translator works on Shaanxi dialect

For British sinologist Robin Gilbank, taking the No.311 bus in the northwestern Chinese city of Xi'an is as enlightening as attending a lecture on Chinese literature.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 18:23:39

Bulgarian city celebrates Chinese New Year

Veliko Turnovo, an ancient Bulgarian city with a history of over 6,000 years and the country's capital in the Middle Ages, on Sunday evening officially celebrated the traditional Chinese lunar new year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 18:18:39

2018 Grammy ratings hit all-time low

The demo result of 60th Grammy Award Show ratings reached to an all-time low, plunged 24 percent from last year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 17:17:23