'The Square' by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund wins Palme d'Or of 70th Cannes Film Festival

"The Square", directed by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, won Sunday evening the Palme d'Or of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

Japan’s Matsuyama Ballet Company to bring dance performance ‘The White-Haired Girl’ back to the Chinese mainland in May

As a part of a series of cultural events commemorating the 45th anniversary of the normalization of Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations, Japan's Matsuyama Ballet Company will stage The White-Haired Girl, the troupe's best-known performance in China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/14 16:43:39

Portuguese crooner wins Eurovision as conflict mars Kiev’s party

Portugal won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time ever early Sunday with a melancholy ballad performed by a singer who suffers from a serious heart condition.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/14 16:43:39

After centuries, religions still active in port on Maritime Silk Road

Quanzhou in east China's Fujian Province was the country's major port for foreign trade during the Song and Yuan dynasties (960-1368).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/13 12:34:32

219 artefacts exhibited at Kulangsu Gallery of Foreign Artefacts from The Palace Museum Collection

Kulangsu Gallery of Foreign Artefacts from The Palace Museum Collection officially opens on May 13 in Xiamen, a crucial city on the Maritime Silk Road.
Source: | 2017/5/13 12:01:03

British police issue global appeal after rare Harry Potter prequel stolen

Police in Britain's Birmingham city issued a global appeal Friday after a rare Harry Potter prequel, handwritten on a postcard by the author J. K. Rowling, was stolen during a burglary at a house in the city.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/13 8:51:55

Red Carpet Film Festival kicks off in Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinians walked Friday evening on a 100-meter-long red carpet, rolled out on the floor of Gaza fishermen's dock at the opening ceremony of a 6-day annual film festival held in the Gaza Strip for the third year in a row.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/13 6:41:17

Dress rehearsal of "The Wooden Prince100" held in Hungarian State Opera House

Dancers from the Hungarian National Ballet perform during a dress rehearsal of The Wooden Prince100 in the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest, Hungary on May 11, 2017. On the 100th anniversary of the premiere of The Wooden Prince composed by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, The Wooden Prince100, a contempory dance version choreographed by Pal Frenak will premiere on May 12, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/13 0:00:55

A look at Jingshan Temple in Zhejiang

Monks make tea for guests at Jingshan Temple in Yuhang, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 11, 2017.
Source: | 2017/5/12 11:27:59

13th China (Shenzhen) Int'l Cultural Industries Fair kicks off

A staff member shows a fabric tiger at Shandong Pavilion at the 13th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, May 11, 2017. The 5-day fair started on Thursday, attracting 2,302 exhibitors.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/12 9:31:24

Chinese fans crazy about ‘Dangal’ actor Aamir Khan

Indian actor Aamir Khan caused quite a lot of buzz when he came to China last month to attend the Beijing International Film Festival and promote his latest film Dangal, which is currently the highest earning Indian film in the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/11 18:43:39

McQueen to make authorized Tupac Shakur documentary

Steve McQueen, who won an Oscar for directing 12 Years a Slave, will film an authorized documentary on slain rap legend Tupac Shakur.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/11 18:38:39

Forum discussing the future development of Dafen Oil Painting Village held at Shenzhen Culture Expo

The Dafen Oil Painting Village in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, has grown into an oil painting giant since the 1990s.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/11 18:33:40

Netflix hit by Cannes ‘ban’ after cinema release row in France

The Cannes film festival effectively slapped a ban on future Netflix-backed movies Wednesday after the streaming giant refused to screen its two films in this year's competition in French cinemas.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/11 18:33:40