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Filmmakers from China, India seek to strengthen cooperation


The curtains came down on the 9th Beijing International Film Festival Saturday night. Indian films were considered one of the biggest highlights of the annual festival. Indian film Fear won ...

'Smallville' actress pleads guilty to racketeering in sex cult case

US actress Allison Mack pleaded guilty on Monday to racketeering after recruiting women to a cult-like secret society that turned followers into "slaves" branded with the leader's initials and coerced into having sex.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/9 17:38:40

Shan Jixiang, adored museum director who made Beijing's Forbidden City less forbidding, retires

Shan Jixiang can finally get some decent rest. After 2,645 days of hard work, the 65-year-old now former director of Beijing's Palace Museum has retired.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 17:33:40

Palace Museum chief retires

The retirement of Shan Jixiang, curator of Beijing's Palace Museum, has saddened Chinese society, with many paying tribute his contribution in bringing the 600-year-old museum alive and pulling ordinary people closer to China's ancient heritage.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/8 22:23:48

New study shows that burial soil preserves terracotta warriors' weapons

What protected the terracotta army bronze weapons from metal corrosion after being buried for over 2,000 years? A new article by Chinese and British researchers shows that the soil where the bronze was buried may have contributed to their good preservation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/8 19:36:12

Renovated greenhouse of Beijing botanic garden to reopen

The greenhouse of the Beijing Botanic Garden run by the Institute of Botany under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) will reopen to the public Wednesday after a massive renovation since late 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/8 19:11:17

Chinese translator finds her niche helping promote China's rock'n'roll music culture

If you are a big fan of rock'n'roll and want to explore beyond the music itself, Chinese translator Dong Nan has a list of books that you absolutely must read.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/8 18:03:40

Greece displays rich architectural heritage at Open House Athens

The Greek capital hosted for the sixth consecutive year last weekend the two-day Open House Athens, an event which invites the public to explore the value of architecture through various landmarks.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/8 17:58:40

Hungarian Roma designer fights stereotypes with fashion

Hungarian Roma fashion designer Erika Varga says her label is about stitching together cultural traditions and snipping through stereotypes as much as it's about dressmaking.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/8 16:58:39

'Shazam!' lands at No.1

With estimated ticket sales of $53.4 million in its opening weekend, Warner Bros' Shazam! showed that North American movie fans can enjoy a lighter spin on the usual dark superhero tale, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/8 16:53:40

As HBO mega-hit series 'Game of Thrones' ends, critics hail the coming of Norway's 'Game of Trolls'

Game of Thrones may be about to take a final bow, but fans of the television series need not despair - "Game of Trolls" is coming.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/8 16:48:39

First Chinese singing contest held in Bulgaria

To encourage Chinese language learning and cultural exchanges, the first Chinese singing contest was held in Bulgaria on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/8 16:43:39

Chinese stories appeal to global cinema goers: industry insider

China's rich history and culture provide film scriptwriters with a reservoir of inspiration to develop stories for global audiences, said a US film industry insider on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/8 8:02:46

Efforts underway to map Tibet's Jokhang Temple

Researchers in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region are mapping Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, the regional capital, amid efforts to conduct research into the UNESCO cultural heritage site.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/8 0:00:40