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'To Kill a Mockingbird' hits Broadway stage, made for Trump era


It's a story of racial injustice that is seared into the US psyche and required reading for millions of US students. Now, Harper Lee's seminal novel To Kill a Mockingbird ...

China's box office rakes in over 56 bln yuan in 11 months

China has seen a total box office revenue of more than 56.3 billion yuan (8.2 billion US dollars) during the first 11 months of 2018, up 10.87 percent year-on-year, according to the State Film Administration.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/4 14:05:07

What's The Buzz

A new Chinese language documentary series co-produced by Tencent Video and Japan's NHK, 72 Hours China, turned heads at the recently concluded World Congress of Science & Factual Producers in Australia, which ran from November 27 to 30.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 19:28:39

Beyonce, Jay-Z dazzle South Africa at Mandela tribute concert

"I'm proud to be part of the global citizen movement because they are trying to make a positive impact on people's lives - especially women's and children's issues," said Nokthula Khuzwayo, 23, from Soweto.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/3 19:23:41

HKU, Harvard sign MoU to build laboratory for precision medicine instrumentation

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science (Harvard SEAS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Hong Kong on Sunday to set up a laboratory for instrumentation for precision medicine.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/3 19:23:39

Booming sales of Jin Yong's audio books demonstrates Chinese readers' increasing interest in the medium

As is expected when a famous artist dies, demand for Chinese martial arts novelist Jin Yong's works has increased considerably since the literary master passed away at the age of 94 on October 30. However, this demand has not been limited to only print versions of his works. Audio book versions have also seen an impressive increase in sales, according to Chinese media reports.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 18:33:40

'Ralph' beats the 'Grinch' to stay atop North American box office

Disney animated film Ralph Breaks the Internet held the top spot in North American theaters for a second straight weekend, taking in an estimated $25.8 million, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/3 18:28:40

Traveling canvases bring hundreds of stories from ordinary people together

Hadina, from Egypt, was surprised to find one of her paintings had been put on display at the Yinchuan Han Meilin Art Museum as part of its "Art Travel" program.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/3 18:28:39

Shanghai Film Week in UK pays tribute to director Xie Jin

This year marks the 10th anniversary of famous Chinese film director Xie Jin. To commemorate the master filmmaker's body of work, new 4K restorations of six of his classic works including Hibiscus Town and Woman Basketball Player No.5 were screened over the weekend at the ongoing Shanghai Film Week in London.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 18:03:23

Chinese and Russian drama experts discuss international cooperation

On Friday, Russian news agency Sputnik International hosted a video conference to bring drama experts in Moscow and Beijing together to discuss international cooperation in the field of modern drama.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 17:53:39

China-Russian co-production 'How I Became Russian' gets release date

How I Became Russian, a film adaptation of the 2015 hit Russian TV comedy of the same name, is set to debut in the Chinese mainland on January 18, 2019, the film's Chinese distributer announced on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 17:43:40

Gala marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up policy

A new gala by China Ethnic Song & Dance Ensemble was staged at the Minzu Theater in Beijing on Saturday and Sunday night as part of celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 17:43:39

New heroes

For what seems like the umpteenth time, Spider-Man is back on the big screen.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/2 17:38:40

New US-China documentary explores the role of ordinary people in diplomacy

"LA (Los Angeles) is the perfect city to screen this documentary," said California's Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin De Leon, referring to the new US-China documentary film Better Angels.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/2 16:48:39