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Identification of real-life killer portrayed in South Korean film 'Memories of Murder' sparks debate in China


South Korean director Bong Joon-ho has received great praise this year for his black comedy film Parasite. But over the past two days, the director's 16-year-old film Memories of Murder, ...

Highlights of 76th Venice International Film Festival

Director Noah Baumbach (C) and other cast members attend a photocall for the film "Marriage Story" during the 76th Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy, on Aug. 29, 2019. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting)
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/30 11:09:32

2nd Beijing Contemporary Art Expo kicks off

‪The Beijing Contemporary Art Expo kicked off on Thursday at the National Agricultural Exhibition Center in Beijing. The expo, which comes to an end on Saturday, is showcasing artworks from 40 galleries and organizations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/29 18:13:40

China's oldest shipwreck reveals secrets of Maritime Silk Road

Standing on the beach, a huge and wave shaped museum colored with silver and dark blue colors faces the sea. Inside the museum, a mysterious and ancient shipwreck can be seen through a big glass window, waiting for archaeologists to explore its secrets.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/29 17:58:41

Chinese movie sparks controversy by showing women's desire for sex, masturbation scene

A female-led Chinese movie has found itself the center of controversy on social media for its bold depiction of the lead character's desire to have sex and a masturbation scene.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/29 17:58:40

Skull find in Ethiopia yields new clues on how humans evolved

A "remarkably complete" 3.8 million year old skull of an early human has been unearthed in Ethiopia, scientists announced Wednesday, a discovery that has the potential to alter our understanding of human evolution.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/29 16:48:40

Rapper Lil Nas X nominated for Country Music Award for genre-bending megahit song 'Old Town Road'

After his ouster from the Hot Country US song charts triggered outrage and catapulted him to overnight fame, genre-bending artist Lil Nas X has been nominated for a Country Music Award.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/29 16:08:40

Cannes selection 'The Wild Goose Lake' to hit mainland cinemas in December

The Wild Goose Lake, a Chinese crime drama which competed at this year's Cannes International Film Festival, will hit the big screen in the Chinese mainland on December 6, the film's official Sina Weibo account announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/29 16:03:41

International comic festival to kick off in Guangdong Province

The China International Comic Festival will be held from September 6 to October 6 in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong Province, according to the organizer.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/29 15:58:40

Beijing Contemporary Art Expo kicks off Thursday in Beijing

Artwork from 40 galleries is displayed at the Beijing Contemporary Art Expo from Thursday to Saturday.‬ Photos: Li Hao/GT
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/29 13:41:45

Chinese-Canadian writer commemorates Jewish refugees in Shanghai during WWII in 10-part novel series

Filled with a mixture of dread and hope, two carriages of Jewish refugees set forth on a journey to Shanghai from Harbin, capital of Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, in 1938.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/28 17:03:41

National Library of China celebrates 110th anniversary with exhibition and academic forum

A press conference on the upcoming 110th anniversary of The National Library of China was held in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/28 17:03:40

Race movie from Beyonce collaborator to open American Film Institute festival

A racism-themed romantic drama from longtime Beyonce collaborator Melina Matsoukas will kick off the American Film Institute's annual festival in Los Angeles this year, the body announced Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/28 16:33:41

'Millennium' saga comes to an end

It is only right that a best-selling novel series about an unstoppable computer-hacker assassin should go out with a bang.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/28 16:28:40