Liaoning aircraft carrier merchandise aims to promote China’s naval culture

China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, made a big splash when it pulled into Hong Kong earlier in July, its first trip to the city. Perhaps looking to remember the ...

French fashion house Lanvin names Olivier Lapidus as new artistic director

French designer Olivier Lapidus has been appointed artistic director of Paris label Lanvin following his predecessor's resignation from the troubled fashion house.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/11 17:08:40

Behind the visuals of ‘Planet of the Apes’

As Caesar sits astride a horse rallying his legions to battle you'd be forgiven for thinking you were watching a Roman-era war epic - except that the protagonist is a chimpanzee.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/11 17:08:39

MET shake-up continues

Star conductor Andris Nelsons on Monday followed his soprano wife Kristine Opolais in leaving the Metropolitan Opera's upcoming Tosca, in the latest shake-up for a closely watched production.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/11 17:08:39

People of Miao ethnic group celebrate rain praying festival in SW China's Guizhou

People of Miao ethnic group attend a ceremony to celebrate the rain praying festival in Jianhe Town of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 10, 2017. The festival is celebrated for good weather and harvest.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/11 15:14:58

Factory in N China's Hebei produces handmade antiqued bricks

Workers transport bricks in a factory in Chu'an Town of Renqiu City, north China's Hebei Province, July 10, 2017. The brick factory, originally built in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), resumed production in 1980s. It produces handmade antiqued bricks by traditional craft.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/11 15:04:39

Chinese artist designs award-winning pop-up sex education book for young girls

Sex education can be a tricky problem for parents. Fortunately, finding the right teaching materials can help solve half the problem.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/10 18:13:39

Actor Nelsan Ellis of ‘True Blood’ fame passes away at age 39

Nelsan Ellis, an actor best known for his role in the vampire series True Blood, has died. He was 39 years old.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/10 18:08:39

French ballet star wins plaudits with contemporary performances in Moscow

French ballet star Laurent Hilaire, who this year joined Moscow's renowned Stanislavsky ballet troupe as artistic director, has wowed Russian audiences with his first program that introduced top contemporary choreographers.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/10 16:58:40

UNESCO heritage committee inscribes Britain’s Lake District on list of World Heritage sites

Britain's Lake District, an area of wild beauty that beguiled poets and artists from William Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter, was named Sunday as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/10 16:58:40

‘Spider-Man’ tops weekend box office

Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony's newest addition to the growing library of summertime superhero yarns, spun up an impressive opening in North American theaters this weekend, with ticket sales for the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster estimated at $117 million.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/10 16:58:39

Ministry of Culture kicks off Chinese opera training course

The senior classes for the 1,000 Xiqu Talents Plan kicked off at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts on Sunday, according to a press release from China's Ministry of Culture on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/10 16:58:39

Ghana eyes surfing to boost tourism numbers

Brett Davies paced up and down the sloping sands of Kokrobite beach in Ghana, organizing surfers from 20 different countries at his annual international competition.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/10 15:53:39

Vincent Van Gogh exhibition becomes most attended in Aussie gallery's history

A Vincent Van Gogh exhibition has become the most visited gallery in the history of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), it was announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/10 10:41:05