Po Wu: Fifth day of Chinese New Year

The fifth day of the traditional Chinese lunar year can be summed up in one word: poverty.

Spy thriller novelist Mai Jia wows foreign audiences

If hearty stories about the hardships of rural life form your primary impression of modern Chinese literature then Mai Jia's spy thrillers might supply a much-needed last-minute antidote.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/29 18:08:39

Unexpectedly bad night for hip-hop

Bruno Mars, who has revived retro funk and R&B for a new generation, on Sunday swept the Grammy Awards in a surprise snub for the hip-hop world, which had hoped for a major breakthrough on the music industry's biggest night.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/29 17:58:39

Germany's oldest bookseller, 95, packs suspense in last chapter

When Helga Weyhe began work at her beloved bookshop, the Red Army was on the march toward her east German town, Hitler still clung to power and Sartre had just published No Exit.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/29 17:23:39

"24K Magic" by Bruno Mars wins Grammy Record of the Year

"24K Magic" by US singer Bruno Mars won the Grammy Record of the Year on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/29 12:58:46

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan softens Sino-India communications

Where older Chinese sometimes hum the tunes of veteran Bollywood stars Jeetendra or Anil Kapoor, today their children and grandchildren might be heard singing “main sexy baliye ho ho, main sexy baliye.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/28 19:18:39

"That's What I Like" wins Grammy for Song of the Year

"That's What I Like" by US singer Bruno Mars won the Grammy for the best song of the year award on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/29 11:42:25

Tomb confirmed as belonging to son of controversial emperor, Marquis of Haihun

A tomb unearthed in East China is believed to be that of the eldest son of one of China's most controversial emperors, Liu He, better known to history as the Marquis of Haihun.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2018/1/28 17:43:39

China's scientific journals reach over 5,000 types

China has more than 5,000 types of scientific journals, according to a blue paper released by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/28 21:49:05

Traditional music concert kicks off Chinese New Year celebration in Houston

A concert featuring traditional Chinese music kicked off celebrations for the upcoming Chinese New Year at the Chinese Consulate General in the Texas city of Houston on Friday.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2018/1/28 17:38:40

Bill Clinton repays a favor to Fleetwood Mac at MusiCares ceremony

Their 1977 song “Don't Stop” helped power Bill Clinton into the White House in 1992, and on Friday it was the former US president doing the honors for Fleetwood Mac.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/28 17:38:39

East China city seeks World Heritage status

The Liangzhu relic site, Neolithic ruins in east China's Zhejiang Province, was officially recommended Friday by the National Commission of China for UNESCO as a candidate for World Heritage status in 2019, according to the weekend edition of China Daily.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/28 8:07:21

New Year festival of Miao ethnic group marked in south China's Guangxi

Local people hold a celebration marking the traditional New Year festival of the Miao ethnic group in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 25, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/27 8:51:58

Dior channels surrealist chic in Paris haute couture show

Fashion house Christian Dior went all surrealist in the first big show of Paris haute couture week Monday with a collection that was a feast for the eyes as well as the imagination.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/24 17:50:23