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Indian film challenges India's traditional sanitary culture


The Bollywood production, Toilet: A Love Story, has raised quite a stink in China where it was recently released, sparking serious online discussion about sanitary conditions in the country's southern ...

Young painter restores ancient wood carvings

Li Ziying dips a cotton swab in a glass of water and carefully swipes it across the surface of a wood carving. Then she takes off the cotton at the tip, dehydrates it and puts it in a plastic bag.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/11 18:03:40

'Ocean's 8' steals big lead at box office

The women of Ocean's 8 proved this weekend that they know how to steal the show - and much more - as the new heist flick took in an estimated $41.5 million in North American theaters.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/11 18:03:39

Tai Chi gets popular in fast-paced New York

Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art that is often referred to as "moving meditation," is getting popular in fast-paced New York City and neighboring areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/11 17:33:39

18th century Chinese moon flask sells for 4.1 million euros

A rare porcelain moon flask that belonged to the 18th century Chinese emperor Qianlong has been sold for 4.1 million euros ($4.8 million) after a bidding war at an auction in France.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/11 17:28:40

Indian comedy drama 'Toilet: A Love Story' sparks heated discussion in China

Indian movie Toilet-Ek Prem Katha, or Toilet: A Love Story, raked in a total of 58.3 million yuan ($9.1 million) at the Chinese mainland box office over its debut weekend, a rather disappointing figure compared to the opening weekend for Hindi Medium's 134 million yuan, the last Indian social comedy film released in the country in April.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 17:28:39

International Wushu tournament held to commemorate end of Rwandan genocide

An international Wushu (Chinese Kung-Fu) tournament aimed at commemorating the end of the Rwandan genocide in 1994 closed here on Sunday. Five athletes from five African countries walked away from the tournament with titles.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/11 11:22:01

Celebrity chef, author, culinary TV show host Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

Anthony Bourdain, the affable US celebrity chef and author who shared his voracious curiosity for the world's food and cultures with millions through his popular television shows, has died at the age of 61.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/10 16:13:39

The Palace Museum celebrates China's Cultural Heritage Day with behind-the-scenes look at art restoration

As China observed its annual Cultural Heritage Day on Saturday, museums and galleries across the nation celebrated by holding numerous interesting events to bring in hordes of visitors. As one of the most prominent museums in China, the Palace Museum in Beijing also held a series of activities, the most interesting of which was the opening of its Relic Hospital.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 15:58:39

French artist brings paradise to LANNG Art Center in Beijing

French artist Jean-Charles Penot has turned an exhibition space into a technological paradise of light and video to dazzle the five senses of visitors.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 15:53:39

Chinese artist to work with Kazakhstan to adapt artwork into a public space

Chinese artist Shu Yong will work with Kazakhstan's G-Global platform to adapt his renowned work Golden Bridge on the Silk Road into a themed public space, the artist told media on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 15:38:39

Chinese artist Zhao Bandi explores the thought process behind his art at event in Beijing

Chinese artist Zhao Bandi attended the first Artist Thoughts Party hosted by Bazaar Art magazine on Friday night in Beijing. A cultural event aimed at promoting artists and their work, each party focuses on presenting the participating artist's personal thoughts toward their art.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 15:33:40

Dancer Akram Khan returns to roots

Britain's best-known choreographer Akram Khan has drawn on his roots for the final solo dance performance of his career, with a show that pays tribute to Indian soldiers who fought in World War I.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/10 15:33:39

Digitalization preserves intangible culture in Yunnan

Southwest China's Yunnan Province has been racing against time to digitalize intangible cultural heritage that is on the verge of extinction.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/10 15:33:39