The Chinese film industry must address the embarrassing gap between its prosperous market and underdeveloped production

Due to the success of China's three Internet giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, the country's Internet industry has won respect from around the globe, leading many in the industry feeling ...

"Marriage ceremony" held for Newar girls and bael fruits in Nepal

Little girls from Newar community attend a Bel Bibaha ceremony in Kavre,on the outskirts of Kathmandu,capital of Nepal, March 15, 2017. Bel Bibaha, or Ihi, is a marriage ceremony in the Newar community of Nepal in which pre-adolescent girls are "married" to the bael fruit (wood apple). Normally Newar girls marry thrice in their life as first marriage with Bael fruit, second with sun and third with human.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/16 14:32:44

New video may indicate a new level of transparency for China’s film watchdog

With its power to approve or deny a film entry into cinemas in the Chinese mainland, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) clearly plays an incredibly important role within the film industry. Yet, while its role is felt everywhere in the film industry, the administration's inner workings have long remained a mystery.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 18:28:39

Snoop Dogg draws controversy with Trump shooting video

Rap great Snoop Dogg has drawn controversy for appearing to shoot US President Donald Trump in a new video that also takes aim at police brutality.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/15 16:28:39

Bye Bye ‘beauty’

Disney on Wednesday said it would not release a censored version of its film Beauty and the Beast in Malaysia after authorities in the Muslim-majority nation cut a "gay moment" in the movie.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/15 16:23:39

China elements shine light on Mediterranean film festival

China will be the guest of honour for the 23rd edition of the Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival, which will run from March 25 to April 2.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/15 9:43:38

Opera adaptation of Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ premieres in city of its conception

The Wall, the pioneering rock opera, has been turned into a grand opera in the city where it was first conceived by Roger Waters some 40 years ago.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/14 17:53:40

MTV Movie Awards+

The MTV Movie Awards, an annual celebration of youth pop culture, will expand this year to include television in a recognition of the power of the small screen.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/14 17:53:39

‘Big Bang Theory’ sparks new prequel series about Sheldon

CBS announced on Monday it has given the green light to Young Sheldon, a prequel of its award-winning ratings smash comedy, The Big Bang Theory.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/14 17:53:39

Emma Watson is Belle of the ball in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

It is a tale as old as time (or one dating back to the 1990s, at least): Disney dusts off an animated classic, adds bells, whistles and real people, and everyone makes a fortune.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/14 17:48:39

Thousands petition New York to keep ‘Fearless Girl’ statue

A sculpture of a courageous young girl installed temporarily in New York to champion gender diversity is so popular that thousands of people have signed a petition demanding it remain permanently.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/14 17:43:39

National Art Museum of China holds Chang Shana art exhibition

Renowned Chinese artist Chang Shana, the designer behind the decorative pattern on the ceiling of the banquet hall of The Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing, has donated 24 of her works to the National Art Museum of China (NAMC).
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 17:43:39

Traditional Chinese festival celebrated in 'hanfu' garb

A sacrificial ceremony to honor the flower god was held in Beijing on March 12 by enthusiasts of hanfu, the traditional dress of the Han people. The participants gathered to celebrate Huazhao Festival, which commemorates the birth of flowers.
Source: People's Daily Online | 2017/3/14 10:21:51

Chinese firefighter calendar attracts Japanese fans

Recently, a desk calendar featuring photos of handsome, well-muscled Chinese firefighters has gained a number of fans in Japan through the website Many Japanese netizens expressed interest in buying a copy of the calendar for themselves.
Source: People's Daily Online | 2017/3/14 10:17:53