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Shanghai-Houston sister city relations in limelight in photo exhibition


An exhibition of more than 300 photos featuring Shanghai-Houston sister city ties kicked off here Wednesday, in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of China-US diplomatic relations.

Wanda Shakespeare on Screen Festival kicks off

The first Wanda Shakespeare on Screen Festival kicked off in Beijing on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 18:13:41

Rapper Nicki Minaj to perform at cultural festival in Saudi Arabia

US rapper Nicki Minaj will perform in Saudi Arabia this month, organizers said, triggering a storm on social media as the ultra-conservative kingdom loosens decades-old restrictions on entertainment.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/4 18:13:40

Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' casting shocks Chinese netizens

US R&B singer and actress Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel in Disney's live-action version of The Little Mermaid along with Melissa McCarthy as the villain Ursula and Canadian child actor Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina (Nora Lum) as Ariel's friends.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 18:08:40

Haute couture turns back on fur, both real and fake

Something rather significant was missing from the Paris haute couture shows which wrapped up on Wednesday night - fur.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/4 17:53:40

London's Tower Bridge still an icon after 125 years over the River Thames

London's iconic Tower Bridge celebrated its 125th anniversary on June 30 by showing off the weird and wacky alternative designs that were nearly built instead.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/4 16:43:41

Efforts being carried out to rebuilding China's Great Wall

Nature, time, neglect and millions of footsteps have taken their toll on the Great Wall of China, leaving much of it crumbling, but repairing it can be painstaking - and controversial - work.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/4 16:38:40

What can the decline of Hong Kong movies teach the Chinese mainland

On June 6, Hong Kong action/ crime film Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch debuted in the Chinese mainland. However, the sequel has only earned 305 million ($44.3 million) at the box office compared to the first film's 575 million, while on Chinese media review site Douban, it has a low 5.7/10, a significant drop from the first's 7.2/10.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 16:28:40

Disney's casting of R&B singer Halle Bailey as Ariel in 'The Little Mermaid' shocks Chinese netizens

US R&B singer and actress Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel in Disney's live-action version of The Little Mermaid along with Melissa McCarthy as the villain Ursula and Canadian child actor Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina (Nora Lum) as Ariel's friends.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 16:06:34

The 10th Music in Summer Air kicks off in Shanghai

Conductor Jaap van Zweden and New York Philharmonic presented the audience with Mozart's The Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor and Brahms�?Symphony No.1 in C minor at Shanghai Symphony Hall on Tuesday, marking the beginning of the 10th Music in the Summer Air (MISA).
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/3 19:54:25

Beatles exhibit in Beijing gives fans in China a new look at their idols

The song "Hey Jude," from the world-famous band the Beatles, echoes throughout the exhibition space, evoking many beautiful memories of the band's golden time in the minds of visitors.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/3 18:03:40

Nods to Lagerfeld and ancient witches at Paris haute couture shows

The long shadow of Karl Lagerfeld hung over Chanel's first Paris haute couture collection without the Kaiser on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/3 16:38:40

Bethlehem's Nativity Church in West Bank removed from UNESCO endangered list following renovation efforts

Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was born, was removed from UNESCO's list of endangered world heritage sites on Tuesday following restorations there.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/3 16:18:41